What is the Jade?
Our neighborhood includes one of the most diverse census tracts in the State of Oregon, with a population comprised of a majority of people of color.
Currently, the Jade District is a place-based, community building and economic development program of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) Communities United Fund focused on improving the ten block area radius surrounding Southeast 82nd Ave and Southeast Division Street.
Our work is both centered and driven by our community of people that work, live, and play in the Jade District. Throughout the summer of 2014, the Jade District held a community visioning through a series of individual workshops followed by a community charrette for nearly 200 participants in Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish and English. This process focused on our built environment and also touched upon health, education, and transportation.
Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission values are to build power, health, and stability for the residents of the Jade District.
Power means that the residents of the Jade District have a voice with local government on issues that affect them and residents determine the future of the neighborhood.
Health means we want our residents to have the healthy outcomes from all sources, including access to parks and green space, safe streets to walk on, and clean air in our environments.
Stability means that the folks that make up this neighborhood should be able to stay here if they choose to, and not forced out due to the rising cost of living or any other reason.