Portland, Oregon

Creating Equity for Working Class Creatives

OUR MISSION...

To advocate for working-class artists; to provide equity in a network of cultural safe spaces – environmentally and economically resourceful housing, workspace, and skills development – and to utilize this community as a resource for educational, economic, and social benefit.

The Creative Community Cooperative is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 design incubator for suites of human services related programs, connected through a proposed network of intentional communities, as part of a broader community and economic development initiative.

These communities will provide owner equity for living and work spaces, affordable to those surviving on incomes below the poverty threshold, while addressing insecurities related to food, energy, social and public services.

The CCC will interface existing programs and resources, working to fill in missing elements through coordinated efforts involving active experts and academia.

By concentrating communities, based on the compatibility of residents’ service needs and ability to provide from within these collectives, effective and efficient delivery of such services is enabled. As such, time is freed, allowing the CCC network to connect with and productively impact adjacent neighborhoods and schools.

cccpdx.org Creating Equity for Working Class Creatives

Our Vision

To construct sustainable communities of interdependent, inclusive resident groups, both permanent and transitional, built on principles of equality, cooperative maintenance and operation, environmental sustainability, creative re-use of materials and resources, using existing and advanced technologies and methodologies.

We endeavor to retain, represent and expand the most valuable asset to Portland’s identity;

- OUR CREATIVE CLASS -

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The Creative Community Cooperative (CCCPDX) is a proposal and initiative for working-class creatives living the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area. The mission imperative is to:
  1. Provide a voice for this marginalized sector of the population.
  2. Create a blueprint and model for creation of neighborhood-based cooperative cultural safe spaces.
  3. Provide equity of access to supportive resources and ownership of our lives and livelihood.
  4. Address the many issues we face in our daily lives, among them – housing and homelessness, business development and operation, food insecurity, health and wellness, education, disabilities and infirmities, and economic equity.
  5. Create vibrant public-private partnerships to these ends.
  6. Create a political lobby for our cause.
  7. Establish an official presence in the halls of our local and regional government.
  8. Offer this model for other communities and social sectors to emulate, as well as provide assistance where we are able.

COMMITTEES

A.   Fundraising – Campaign and Events Planning, Donor Development and Relations

B.   Architecture and Engineering – Planning, Design, and Scholastic

C.   Mission, Messaging, and Outreach

D.   Government, Politics, and Community

E.   Human Services
   i. List Compilation, Menu Development
  ii. Assessment Methodology and System Development
      1.  Related task lists and breakdowns
         a. Certified
         b. Qualified, non-certified
         c. Unskilled, aptitude compatible
      2. Research, Professional and Organizational Alliances

F.   Education
    i. School-based Curriculum
   ii. Community-oriented Programs
  iii. Institutional Alliances

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Creative Community Cooperative Presentation

Creative Community Cooperative Initiative

by David Kahl, 5/19/16

About CCC PDX

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Our vision is to construct sustainable communities of interdependent, inclusive resident groups; both permanent and transitional. They will be built on principles of equality, cooperative maintenance and operation, environmental sustainability, creative re-use of materials and resources, and all will use existing and advanced technologies and methodologies. 

We endeavor to retain, represent and expand the most valuable asset to Portland’s identity; its creative class.  Using existing models and technologies, the proposed plan is a pilot demonstration of self-sustaining interdependence, prioritized according to Maslow’s hierarchy, and from this, we can grow environmentally and aesthetically friendly cultural ecosystems. 

Among the benefits will be affordable housing and workspace, replicating critical social services, and having the means to implement these along with other important ancillary needs and services. These cultural ecosystems, (scalable, high impact and small footprint), will be environmentally and aesthetically friendly, and offer the means to build equity and forward a unique and holistic means for public-private partnerships and participation. 

The ongoing mission is directed in efforts to replicate these cultural pods, apply them in targeted neighborhoods, and to grow the program into a network of creative magnets throughout the community.

Community Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden Layout CCCPDX.ORG