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Good in the Hood: 28 years of building commUNITY

Feb 4, 2021, 08:00 AM

Neighborhood party. Bring the family!


a large, diverse crowd of people gathered in a park for good in the hood festivalFebruary is Black History Month and this year’s theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. Our partners at Good in the Hood have some experience with this theme. The first five words in their mission statement are “To value and celebrate diversity…” And they’ve been doing it for 28 years through the annual Good in the Hood Multicultural Music & Food Festival, the largest multi-cultural festival in the Pacific Northwest.

Held in NE Portland, Good in the Hood provides an opportunity for local residents, businesses and organizations to gather in celebration, while strengthening unity in the community. With a variety of food, music, helpful resource booths, kid’s activities and even a parade, it’s totally family friendly. But they can’t do it without help. That’s where organizations like CareOregon come into play.

a woman standing, behind a table under an event tentWe know the importance of family and community, especially as it relates to well-being. Our partnership with Good in the Hood sponsors the multi-day festival experience, while also providing support for their scholarship program. Investing in the present and future of diversity and the Black family is The CareOregon Effect.

- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event was cancelled in 2020.
-Mark your calendar. This year. Good in the Hood VIRTUAL Festival will take place June 26 & 27, 2021.
-For more information about this event and the good work they are doing, visit the Good in the Hood website.

Here is a short video of CareOregon’s participation in the 2019 Good in the Hood Festival Parade.

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