Past Campaigns & Victories

Building Latino Leadership

In 2012, MACG started a new initiative to support leadership development of our Latino leaders.

Since that time, we’ve worked with many Latino leaders in member and prospective member institutions.  Over 250 new leaders have received Leadership training in Spanish, to date, and are putting into practice the skills they’ve learned in their churches, schools, and communities.

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Affordable Housing

In 2015, responding to the overwhelming housing concerns of our members, MACG led a successful campaign to increase funding for affordable housing in Portland by 67 million dollars.  MACG turned out an increasing number of people (over400 total) to five public hearings and city council meetings, plus a MACG press conference, each time testifying and bringing personal stories of housing hardships to the attention of decision-makers.

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Good Green Jobs

MACG has advocated for workforce standards and to creatively bring community, contractors and labor together to create jobs while saving energy and our environment.

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Housing for Survivors

Clackamas leaders raised over $53,000 to open three self-sustaining post-emergency houses for survivors of domestic violence, addressing a critical housing shortage for this population. Their goal was to showcase an effective new housing model. Leaders oversaw the purchase and remodeling of the homes. A fourth home opened, and altogether the houses shelter 34 women.