An Economic History of Portland Neighborhoods
Faculty members: Dr. Luke Goble & Jenna Thompson
Fall—EN 95-LC1, College Composition
How can we work to create neighborhoods that are diverse, affordable, and sustainable in the long-term? How do neighborhoods affect Portlanders?
In this First-Year Learning Community, students will…
- Recognize what you have to offer through your own experiences
- Spend time walking through and observing several neighborhoods of Portland to learn about what makes them “work” as well as what makes them pleasurable or difficult to live in
- Learn about justice and equality issues related to neighborhoods and think about how to address them
- Ask questions about the justice or injustice of structures, like housing and the distribution of connected resources
- Learn to think critically about where will you choose to live in the future and why. What are the implications of that choice on the community of others around you?
- Living Cully
- Habitat for Humanity
- City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
“I look forward to being a Peer Mentor because it always helps to have a point person to ask questions of and to vent to, especially when you are in a new place like college. I want to get to know the new students coming to Warner and help them transition and feel comfortable and welcome.” —Allison
“I look forward to being a Peer Mentor because it will allow me to be a part of someone’s journey. To hear their dreams and hopes for the future and to help guide them toward it is my idea of a dream job.”—Robin