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Welcome to the 

Based in Portland, Ore., known as the country's whitest metropolitan city, we activate Black joy, creativity, multi-generational healing, and ancestral resiliency within our buoyant Black community.

The Center is a respite where Black folks are

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In October 2023, The Soul Restoration Center was featured in a CBS Morning News segment with NYT columnist and book author David Brooks about how we successfully help traumatized Black youth feel seen, heard and valued.

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We laugh. We gather. We honor Ubuntu.

All of the center's art and photos represent Black experiences.  Our programming reflects Black culture.  Even our rugs are intentionally bold, bright and colorful.  Come visit and find restoration in a space that feels like grandma's house.

We laugh. We gather. We honor Ubuntu.

"I am because we are, and because we are, therefore, I am."

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Joy is at the center of everything we do, as within Black joy is healing.  And Black joy serves as an act of resistance, amidst tidal waves of racial oppression.

This 28-page report reviews I Am MORE's research-based programming through the lens of our mission and goals, offering a deeper than typical analysis of the results of our impact. It acknowledges what we learned, need
to improve, change and/or keep; and offers perspectives on how we have deeply impacted Black youth and the Black community through programming that is culturally and healing centered.

Download report by clicking PDF link.

(c) 2023. I Am MORE.

All Rights Reserved.

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