The BOLD Program

The BOLD program is a leadership development and civic engagement training for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color in Beaverton. The program is a partnership between the City of Beaverton and Unite Oregon and is a key strategy of the Cultural Inclusion program to boost engagement of underrepresented communities in city government.

The trainings are structured based on a popular education model, which draws from each participant's direct, lived experiences and knowledge. Content includes a focus on:

  • Understanding City of Beaverton's government structure and political landscape.

  • Building a shared understanding of our experiences and priority issues.

  • Community organizing and shifting public policy.

This program is offered FREE of cost but participants must live within Beaverton city limits and commit to attending all three training days to be eligible to participate. English proficiency is not a requirement; interpretation will be provided.

2019 Training Dates: March 30, April 13 & May 4.

Applications are due by March 1st
For more information
contact Paolo Esteban at 503-526-2436 or

Please note: You MUST reside within Beaverton city limits to be eligible. Check your address.