Metro’s RID Patrol program tackles the problem of garbage dumped on public property and provides other cleanup services around greater Portland.
RID Patrol is in the process of expanding its existing work transition program. The new program aims to create career pathways for people who’ve experienced employment difficulties due to inequities in their lives. This program will be designed to support a transformational experience for people with systematic barriers to employment and specifically focus its services to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) impacted by the criminal justice system.
Metro’s Strategic Plan to Advance
Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
2030 Regional Waste Plan
Duties of the committee include, but are not limited to:
- reviewing and making recommendations on the program’s strategic development plan
- providing guidance on vision and desired outcomes
- providing guidance for program implementation
Metro is seeking participants for this committee who have any combination of the following skills, abilities and/or experience:
- Background in social and racial equity
- Working with or knowledge of the criminal justice system
- Working with or providing support to individuals transitioning out of incarceration and/or homelessness
- Providing culturally specific services to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or other people of color.
- Case management and/or wrap around support services
- Job development for low-income individuals, particularly individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous and other people of color
- Providing social or support services to people who identify as transgender
- Applying trauma informed care to programming or services
- Familiarity with program planning processes or a willingness to learn
- Ability to effectively collaborate with others and address differences in a respectful way
The committee will meet from January to December 2020 with anticipated monthly meetings. Committee members will receive a stipend for their time and service to the community.
Interested? Letters of interest and resumes for the committee can be sent to Rob Nathan at [email protected] by Jan. 8.