Community Works Project (CWP) connects diverse families on TANF to a wide range of community resources, including for housing, childcare, background barrier removal services, and many other needs. CWP will refer TANF families to appropriate services.
The following resources can also be accessed by TANF families directly – please note that CWP does not endorse any particular tool or service listed below.
We will continue to update this page, so please check back regularly.
Need access to a service not listed here? Ask the CWP worker assigned to help you!
English Language Learning Resources
Multnomah County Library Free English learning classes:
Free Adult ESL Classes at Franklin High School:
Hear the Alphabet Read Out Loud & Speaking Challenge:
Hear Numbers Read Out Loud and Speaking Challenge:
Literacy Center Education Network – Play and Learn:
Explore the world of English vocabulary in a sound integrated guide:
Audio Concentration Games:
Multi-Cultural Educational Services:
Prepositions in English:
Lessons on website translated into many languages:
Activities for ESL Students:
Let's Learn English (Videos to Improve Spoken English)
Connect to Resources
Exploring and Preparing for Careers
Where Employers & Job Seekers Connect (Worksource Oregon and Oregon Employment Department)
Your tool for career exploration and job analysis!
GCFLearnFree Free Online Learning
The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
WorkSource Portland Metro
Free assistance to all metro residents, including those not receiving TANF, to find a career.
Financial Education & Support
TriMet Low Income HOP Pass
Ask a CWP team member for help obtaining a HOP pass at a discounted rate! You may be able to ride TriMet for less. Riders with qualifying incomes are eligible for half-price fares.
Innovative Changes provides financial education, small-dollar consumer loans, and access to credit building techniques and asset building opportunities.
CWP Partner Financial Beginnings offers self-paced videos to learn the fundamentals of banking, investing, credit & savings, budgeting and insurance. Watch the Financial Foundations video series.
Ask a CWP team member for help obtaining FREE eyeglasses (frames and lenses)! CWP can help adults and children obtain a free pair of prescription glasses, with a current prescription.