A Special Note from YEJA Organizer Adrian Cato

Adrian Cato stands outside in a blue t-shirt. She has short curly hair and a smile.Hello OPAL supporters and community partners! I am announcing that I will be transitioning out of my role here as Youth Organizer at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. It has been powerful working in community to galvanize change for environmental justice here in East Portland. Thank you for your support, work, and collaboration. Over the course of my time, youth leaders have been a part of the expansion of the YouthPass program to over 1,400 youth in East Portland school districts and worked to win additional investments in Student Transportation through TriMet. Although I will be leaving my position, I am more than confident in the continued leadership, power, and intuition of the amazing members of the Youth Environmental Justice Alliance!

In the meantime, OPAL will be in the process of searching for a new youth organizer. Please support our search and share with anyone who would be interested in continuing to build with YEJA!

OPAL hopes to transition a new Youth Organizer into the organization in the coming weeks. We are initiating an expedited process to bring on a new organizer to cross train with Adrian before her departure. If you or someone you know is an experienced youth organizer, the job description is here.

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