About CWP

Community Works Project (CWP) is a consortium of six community-based organizations that delivers job search, skills building and employment barrier removal services to TANF families in Multnomah County. Established in 2012, we provide culturally-appropriate services to a wide range of communities and link all our members with relevant community resources.

We work in close collaboration with our funder, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and accept referrals through DHS Family Coaches.

We are located at the ODHS East County Family Service Center and at the ODHS Southeast Portland Self-Sufficiency Office (map). We also work closely with the ODHS Schools Team in Multnomah County.  


CWP Partners

Our consortium consists of the following six organizations:

IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society (visit website).

The mission of Human Solutions is to help low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities (visit website).

SEI is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their full potential. Working with schools, families, and partner community organizations, SEI provides support, guidance, and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success. SEI brings hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life (visit website).

El Programa Hispano is an organization that supports individuals to live to one’s fullest potential. For nearly 40 years, our mission - “Advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx roots, culture, and community"- has responded to local needs by addressing the social determinants of health. This is achieved through services related to: Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Community Wellness and DV/SA Prevention and Intervention. Today, EPHC serves more than 20,000 people annually and employs more than 75 staff members, all of whom are bilingual and over 95% are bicultural as well. (visit website​)

Founded by the community, for the community, NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. We provide culturally-specific programs and services that guide our people in the direction of personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. Our continuum of lifetime services create a wraparound, holistic healthy environment that is Youth Centered, Family Driven, Elder Guided (visit website).

The mission of the Urban League of Portland is to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security (visit website).

CWP Job Opportunities

Positions listed below are located in our offices

Current Openings

Employment & Engagement Specialist 

We are hiring for an Employment & Engagement Specialist to support our members' journey. Click here for the full position description; apply through the Urban League's website. The successful candidate will become an Urban League employee. 

Administrative Specialist 

We are hiring for an Administrative Specialist to support our members and team on a daily basis. Click here for the full position description. To apply, send your materials to jobs@irco.org. The successful candidate will become an IRCO employee. 

For job opportunities with one of our CWP partner organizations or with ODHS, please visit their websites. For other job opportunities, please ask the CWP staff assigned to assist you!


(971) 331-4994

Two Locations:

DHS East County Family Service Center

11826 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR, 97220


Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00

Friday 8:00 - 2:00

DHS Southeast Portland Office

8129 SE Malden St, Portland, OR, 97206


Monday-Thursday: 8:30-5:00

Friday: 8:30-12:00

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