Advocating for Change & Social Justice
Civic engagement isn't just about service, it also means working to create positive change for the common good. Students can get involved through contacting their elected officials, serving with advocacy organizations, or on their own to work toward a sustainable and socially just world.
Joining with others who share your interests is one of the most effective ways to create change. Centro Cultural supports education, economic development, and cultural consciousness, while the Western Farm Workers Association works for the rights of farm laborers. Basic Rights Oregon advocates for the rights of all GBLTQ people. Students can stand in solidarity with those who have mental illness through NAMI of Washington County or fight poverty with the Oregon Food Bank. Whatever issue or cause a student is interested in, there is likely a local organization they can work with to make a difference.
Elected Officials Information
City of Forest Grove
P. O. Box 326
Forest Grove, OR 97116-0326