Portland, September 18th, 2015.  Neighborhood House honored its supporters at an annual Leadership Circle Dinner held at the Cedarwood Waldorf School—formerly the historic Neighborhood House building.  Guests began the event with a tour of the historic site and visited classrooms where Neighborhood House’s tradition of providing anti-poverty services and educational support for low-income neighbors originated. In recognition of its Century+10 anniversary celebration, local historian Arnie Panitch gave a presentation about the founding of Neighborhood House and the community it has served for the past 110 years. The nonprofit helps low-income, recent-immigrant and other vulnerable people overcome challenges so they can achieve success, stability and independence.

Local historian Arnie Panitch vividly described the founding of Neighborhood House and its impact on the community.

Local historian Arnie Panitch vividly described the founding of Neighborhood House and its impact on the community.

Historic plaque marks Neighborhood House’s long-standing tradition.

This Historic plaque marks Neighborhood House’s long-standing tradition.

Executive Director Rick Nitti and Dave Carboneau.

Executive Director Rick Nitti and Dave Carboneau.

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to view illustrations depicting images of what affordable housing could possibly look like at the Neighborhood House site in Multnomah Village.

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to view illustrations depicting images of what affordable housing could possibly look like at the Neighborhood House site in Multnomah Village.

The dinner celebration closed with remarks from Dave Carboneau of Home First Development about the future of affordable housing in Portland.  Afterwards, guests had an opportunity to see illustrations of one vision for proposed affordable housing at Neighborhood House’s Multnomah Village location.

 

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