Regions Archives: Central Oregon

Prosperity Pilot Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Early Literacy

Early childhood literacy was identified as a leading way to address poverty in the long term. The Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Community Early Literacy Project focused on engaging parents and the community to ensure local children are ready to read when they enter school. This project brought together the Tribes and the Chiloquin community in collaboration with […]

Wasco County Community Action Plan for Reducing Childhood Obesity

This OS project team was part of ongoing efforts to reduce childhood obesity in Wasco County. Initial work began in 2013 with the measurement of percentile BMls of children in one public elementary school in The Dalles. Higher than state average overweight and obesity rates were noted, which prompted additional inquiry. A Columbia Gorge Health Council […]

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development – Energize Acceleration)

The concept behind Klamath IDEA was to bring education, economic development, private business, financial institutions, municipal, county, and state governments together with entrepreneurs, innovators, and successful businesses to accelerate job creation and promote marketable commodities to expand the local and state economy. Project identification and recruitment efforts included forums and presentations to the community (including […]

Bridges to Health (formerly Community Health Teams- Columbia Gorge)

The project goal was to create a structure to connect and coordinate existing community health workers with each other, primary care providers, social service and other resources in the Hood River and Wasco County area. This collaborative structure helped to also prioritize connection and alignment with establishing Early Learning Hubs. Oregon Solutions assisted the team to […]

Innovation and Learning Center (Lake County)

Community leaders have been working together since 2008 as the Lake County Renewable Energy Working Group toward the creation of an instructional innovation and learning center that will improve individual lives and the greater community by offering education that is normally accessible elsewhere, as well as innovative educational programs unique to the region.  Lake County […]

Agora Investment Platform– Connect. Invest. Thrive.

The Agora Investment Platform (f.k.a. IPED) was the world’s first collaborative investment technology platform matching community defined investment priorities with relevant public, private and philanthropic funding sources in order to promote economic vitality. The online platform allows communities and public, private and philanthropic funders from a variety of geographies to connect, source new opportunities, and […]

Cottonwood Canyon State Park Education and Interpretive Center

The State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is creating a historic new park in Eastern Oregon.  Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located in Sherman and Gilliam counties along prime John Day River frontage.  The John Day River is the longest free flowing river in the Pacific Northwest and a focal salmon restoration opportunity.  The […]

Mosier Bike/Pedestrian Path

Increased housing development and recreational use in the small town of Mosier, located within the Columbia River Gorge, has put additional pressure on local infrastructure, including the quaint downtown. Since 1990, the town has almost doubled in size to 460 people. Residents and visitors alike want a safe, attractive, and functional downtown. In 2008, an […]

Prairie City Sustainable School Project

The Oregon Sustainability Board designated seven Sustainable Schools projects, including the Prairie City Sustainable School project. Prairie City School, a K-12 facility located in rural Grant County has undertaken a sustainable beautification effort in combination with a larger community revitalization effort in Prairie City. In a rural community such as Prairie City, the local school […]

Christmas Valley

The Christmas Valley Back-scatter site consists of 2,622 acres of BLM land withdrawn for use by the U.S. Air Force to provide national security information during the cold war. The site was made obsolete by satellite technology, and was scheduled to return to BLM management in September 2009. It is surrounded by thousands of additional […]