ABOUT

BCP is a community-based organization that promotes sustainability, self-sufficiency, higher learning & empowerment among black communities.

 

We accomplish our mission through community engagement activities, networking & the sharing of resources.

 

Our 4 main initiatives are economic development, wellness & nutrition, education & empowerment, and civic engagement on a local & federal level.

 

We believe in embracing who we are,
defining our own future, and improving the quality of our lives.

WHAT WE DO

The majority of our work is done on a volunteer basis by passionate and dedicated community members that share our vision. Throughout 2020 we have been able to deliver over 1,000 food boxes to under-served communities. Along with the produce, dairy, and dry goods, we have delivered face masks and hand sanitizer.

 

We have offered virtual fitness classes and online healthy meal prep demonstrations. We have also provided over 100 community members with household items, hygiene, and culturally specific self-care products. For those who aren't able to drive, we deliver to them, all free of charge.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

In the spirit of "Not recreating the wheel", it is our desire to continue to partner other black-led organizations, groups and businesses to increase their visibility and bring community members to the resources and services they have to offer.

 

We've work alongside black- led organizations such as Black Food Sovereignty Council, Imagine Black, Black Educational Achievement Movement, The Melanated Sisterhood, Coalition of Black Men and we aim to collaborate with many more in 2021.

OUR INTERVIEW WITH WOMI

Watch as Chris Odom of Black Community of Portland and Antionette from Wall of Moms International meet to discuss how BCP came to be and the work BCP does to serve the community!

 

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

During the Summer of 2020 Black Community of Portland partnered with a number of Black-Owned Businesses to provide relief to community members who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Our Volunteers deliver food boxes, face masks, hand sanitizer and free testing information to members of the community who are dealing with food insecurity. Weekly, we have been able to provide 150 food boxes for families and 150-300 hot meals for our homeless community. 

Image by Autumn Studio

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!

With your consistent contribution to our organization, we will be able to continue doing this extraordinary work. In the upcoming year we aim to provide; financial literacy workshops, outdoor exploration activities for the youth, civic engagement workshops, hot meal distribution & delivery to the homeless, and culturally specific events such as Kwanzaa & Juneteenth, on a quarterly basis.