Empowering the Portland Community
BCP is a community-based organization that promotes sustainability, self-sufficiency, higher learning & empowerment among Black Communities.
We accomplish our mission through community engagement activities, networking & the sharing of resources.
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What we do?
What We Do
The majority of our work is done on a volunteer basis by passionate and dedicated community members that share our vision. Throughout 2020 we have been able to deliver over 1,000 food boxes to under-served communities. Along with the produce, dairy, and dry goods, we have delivered face masks and hand sanitizer.
We have offered virtual fitness classes and online healthy meal prep demonstrations. We have also provided over 100 community members with household items, hygiene, and culturally specific self-care products. For those who aren’t able to drive, we deliver to them, all free of charge.
Connecting the Community
In the spirit of “Not recreating the wheel”, it is our desire to continue to partner other black-led organizations, groups and businesses to increase their visibility and bring community members to the resources and services they have to offer.
We’ve work alongside black- led organizations such as Black Food Sovereignty Council, Imagine Black, Black Educational Achievement Movement, The Melanated Sisterhood, Coalition of Black Men and we aim to collaborate with many more in 2021.
Serving the Community
Enhancing Where We Live
Enhancing Where We Live
MICHELLE YEMAYA BENTON
Co-founder and Executive Director
“I define my legacy by how the power obtained supports and uplifts the people in my life and around me. I define my legacy by the impact the work done has on the community I live in and am surrounded by. My Legacy is a recognizable footprint of leading with Love.”
Director of Programs
“I define my legacy by continuously striving to be the change I want to see in my community. I will use my lived experience to empower, to instill hope and to make a lasting impact on the people around me. I define my legacy through my children by raising them with values and the leadership skills to not only carry on my legacy when I’m gone, but to create their own.”
Community Organizer & Events Lead
“My Legacy is to make a positive impact in people’s lives. To be an example of change for our Community, and to use my skills and talents to plant seeds in others’ lives.”
Ujamaa Housing Case Manager
“I define my legacy by the values I hold within myself, the love and respect I share with family and friends, and the example I lead for my children. My legacy is also defined through my Hawaiian culture, and I hope to spread the mana’o as each generation before mine has done so proudly.”
“I define my legacy by staying a lifetime learner of many things. And being able to relay what I’ve learned to those who are following in my footsteps toward fulfillment. So, they can live a higher quality life and continue the cycle of passing down wisdom to the next generation!”
Rent Well Facilitator
“I believe the main purpose for being on this earth is to love and support one another thoughout the journey. To be able to show love and support to others when I can I feel is my superpower. I want my legacy to be the love and knowlege I am able to share and pass on to my children and community. Showing them how important it is to love and care for one another.”
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