Empowering North Portland Leaders

Building the capacity of a diverse and inclusive leadership base is the key ingredient to community and organizational success. The Center for Opportunity works to support our community leaders and provide opportunities for collaboration, brainstorming, and team building. 

St. Johns leaders meeting the cast of Grimm!

St. Johns & Cathedral Park Leadership Forum

The Leadership Forum is a gathering of leaders from the various nonprofit and community groups in St. Johns. We meet every-other-month for a period of two hours to talk about things happening in the neighborhood, events going on and how we can best support each other. This gathering has fostered a spirit of collaboration in the neighborhood. The St. Johns Center for Opportunity is the facilitating group for this effort, providing admin support, a place to meet and tasty treats. 

Fiscal Sponsorship

We provide fiscal sponsorship to North Portland-based groups who closely align with our mission and strategic goals. A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects. Check out the list of groups we currently fiscally sponsor.

Leadership Development Series

In 2019, the Center for Opportunity will be launching a leadership development series for underrepresented community members with the goal of building a diverse leadership pipeline in North Portland. The program is in the pilot stage as we gather feedback from community members. Stay tuned for all the details of this new initiative!