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Confluence Environmental Center

Contact Information

5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215

(503) 719-6779

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Health & Nutrition

Confluence Environmental Center’s mission is to bring streams of thought, action and people together to make the environmental movement more robust, inclusive and effective.

  • About Us
    The Confluence AmeriCorps Program advances environmental justice issues by creating greater access to resource conservation initiatives, healthy watersheds, gardens and farms, parks and green-spaces, healthy homes and livable communities. Each year, Confluence partners with leaders from community-based organizations, schools and government agencies who are dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion. Confluence AmeriCorps Members are then placed with these organizations to execute various, life changing projects which build leadership while driving the organization’s capacity to reach a more racially and socially diverse audience.

    80% of the AmeriCorps Members time (32 hours per week) is dedicated to their service project and 20% of their time (8 hours per/week) is dedicated to Confluence's Leadership Program consisting of trainings, monthly meetings, service days and an independent CAP project. Member may also use this time to advance professional and educational goals and skills.
  • Our Impact
    Confluence operates at the intersection of environment and social justice. Our primary goals include:

    ~Diversify the environmental movement’s leadership
    ~Provide environmental services and resources to historically marginalized youth and community members
    ~Expand the capacity of schools and organizations to advance and sustain environmental justice

Positions at Confluence Environmental Center

Confluence Environmental Center Programs

Confluence AmeriCorps Program

The Confluence AmeriCorps Program will post 21 AmeriCorps Member positions on May 21, 2021. Confluence AmeriCorps advances environmental justice through innovative partnerships with local schools and organizations in the Portland metropolitan area. These positions are life changing service opportunities where the Member engages in addressing critical, environmental needs in low-income communities and communities of color. This position is a dynamic combination of serving with a Project Partner on a dedicated project (80%) and joining a team of other Confluence AmeriCorps Members for professional and leadership development opportunities (20%). Visit our website for full position descriptions and application instructions. http://www.confluencecenter.org/apply-now/