Our Century+10 Celebration of Stories
Neighborhood House opened one of the city’s first free kindergarten programs, for children of immigrants.
(Photo courtesy of NCJW and Oregon Jewish Museum.)
Neighborhood House was founded in 1905 by the National Council if Jewish Women (NCJW), Portland Section. They were a visionary group committed to changing lives and the community they lived in.
NCJW members were strong advocates on behalf of South Portland residents. (Photo courtesy of NCJW and Oregon Jewish Museum.)
"There seems to be an all-prevailing spirit of progress, gentleness, and feeling of good to all in the air in Neighborhood House, which becomes contagious to all watching the work." From The Jewish Tribune, April 8, 1912. (p.103/315)
Neighborhood House’s first program was a sewing school for girls. (Photo courtesy of NCJW and Oregon Jewish Museum.)
Our Legacy of Service
Neighborhood House is extremely proud of its legacy of service in
South/Southwest Portland,and very pleased to now bring its
innovative and effective programs to children, families and seniors
across the Portland area. Over a century later, wherever the work leads,
our Board of Directors, staff and hundreds of volunteers are still guided
by our founders’ simple, yet remarkable vision of neighbors coming
together to solve community problems and help people in need.
Help us celebrate our 110th anniversary year with 110 stories from the heart of our community.
Let's Share Our Stories
Are you a Neighborhood House supporter or volunteer? Have you ever been influenced by one of our programs? We want to hear from you.