Author: Stephen Sloan

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Attainable Housing in Oregon

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Attainable Housing in Oregon

Lack of housing affordable for working people is limiting our regions economic equality and growth.  Our essential workers cannot build stable lives and generational wealth if they are burdened by the cost of housing every month. You can’t save what you had to spend on 

Local Innovation Works Updates and Invitations

Local Innovation Works Updates and Invitations

Hi, I hope you are well.   Just an invitation or two and a quick update.  Invitations  Our commitment to supporting innovation in our community continues with a discussion on how citizens can better collaborate with each other and city government with Ashland Mayor Julie Akins and 

Autumn 2020 Internship Showcase

Autumn 2020 Internship Showcase

In the wake of Covid-19 and recent wildfires in our valley, our first cohort of ten students has been working to meet the essential needs of ​our community​ and create new local jobs.

In the process, the students have been diving into their own humane self leadership and using professional tools to manage their projects, time, and performance.

The interns ​showcased six projects:

  • Listening to those displaced by the Almeda fire and collecting their input to inform recovery efforts
  • Researching disaster recovery and rebuild solutions
  • Creating a community investment fund​ to support micro loans to start and scale local nonprofit and commercial enterprises​
  • Reaching out to local businesses about their capacity to expand their employment opportunities
  • Researching granting opportunities for local nonprofits
  • ​Create ​web and video communications​ for Local Innovation Works

More details on the projects here

The interns ​​presented their projects on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. ​

The full showcase video hosted by Professor Bret Anderson of SOU and Ellie Holty of the Local Innovation Lab.  Below you will find a topical index to the video.

The video is fascinating, but long. So, if you would like to jump to the bits most relevant to you, see the indexes by project and topics below.

How you can support LIL interns’ work in 2021

Bret Anderson, Ph.D

Ways to support LIL interns 

Donate here

Education for the 21st century

LIL as a prototype for education for the 21st century. Combining liberal arts with professional skills to help students self lead their transition to valuable work

How Humane Leadership development and the internships reinforce each other

Self leadership integrated with the internships

Grayson

How the internship experiences and the Humane Leadership curriculum interact ~50 seconds

Haylee

What I learned – skills and personal growth

Local Innovation Lab Internships Autumn 2020

Local Innovation Lab Internships Autumn 2020

This term 10 interns worked on six projects to support fire relief and capacity building within our organization. Post Almeda Fire Community Rebuild Opportunities Interns: Jesse Jo, Karina, Kadyn, MakaylaClients: Linda Tetreault The original objective of this project was to create land asset maps of 

Fire Preparedness

Fire Preparedness

Download the PulsePoint app. We follow both Jackson County Fire District #5 and Ashland Fire & Rescue. RyanWeather.com on Facebook. Focused on weather forecasting and climatology within Southern Oregon and Northern California. He also provides updates on local and regional wildfires during the summer months. 

ALMEDA FIRE RESOURCES

ALMEDA FIRE RESOURCES

Here is a collection of ways to help and receive help that we have been sent by the Rogue Valley community.

  • This Google document has so much information, updated regularly, in one place for those wanted to give and those looking for gifts:   
  • Here is a list of GoFundMe pages consolidated to one Google doc:  
  • Click here to sign up to join the “Grocery Brigade.” They are providing groceries and a hot meal upon entering a new housing situation for displaced folks.  
  • Sign up to be a part of Rogue Valley Fire Mutual Aid or to receive aid here.
  • Click here for information about from a team of folks who are already planning the rebuild of Talent and Phoenix.
  • If you would like to sign up to be a part of the rebuilding after the fire team, sign up here.
  • Rogue Food Unites is coordinating food businesses, farms, and cultural organizations to meet the acute demand for regional support with a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program.
  • Rogue Valley Recovers has excellent, up to date information about recovery efforts and resources.
  • WinterSpring is dedicated to helping those who are grieving face loss.
  • Jackson County has also put together a great website with regular updates and a comprehensive list of resources

Donate funds to:

For fire preparations, we have compiled a list of useful links to maps, weather, air quality, etc. here

Local Innovation Works: Mayoral Candidate Interviews 2020

Local Innovation Works: Mayoral Candidate Interviews 2020

As the November election approaches, we face a choice of tracks to travel toward our shared future. In this important moment, we wanted to contribute to the community’s consideration of candidates. We believe that the agenda-setting and convening power of the mayor is crucial as