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Pledge to the #supportkyc Kickstarter fundraising drive and keep us going strong into 2016...it's critical to our success!

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Our walking tours leave every Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday at 10am & 1pm...details here!

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View photos and read about KYC's newest placemkaing project at CRCI prison with artist Emily Squires here.

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Our new comic resource Know Your Rights: Don't Get Evicted! is out now...purchase now.

RECENTLY

kickstarter a success – we could never have done it without you!

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It fills our hearts with gratitude to let you know that after the last three and half weeks, we’ve finally made our Kickstarter goal. It is truly remarkable what we’ve been able to accomplish in such a short period of time, and we could have never done it without the support of 143+ backers. Thank you all so much!!

Our campaign is still live and will run until end of day Friday (tomorrow), but you can still pledge your support hereAnything pledged beyond our campaign goal will go towards the expansion of our Youth Voices News Program – which has brought you Jade Journal from Harrison Park School last year. Next year, we would like to expand the program to David Douglas High School and we’re currently writing grants to support this program expansion. Any additional funding from our Kickstarter will go directly to further ensure the realization of the program, and we will use funds to leverage support in our upcoming applications.

This is the last push as we conclude our campaign. We know we’ve sent you a lot of e-mails, and we appreciate your patience. This campaign has been so vital for us. Please, if there’s any friends or colleagues you think would be interested in supporting our work, spread the word these last 24+ hours to pledge to our Kickstarter.

We’re happy to announce we will be inviting all Kickstarter contributors at all levels, as well as Know Your City members and their guests, to a celebration party the evening of Thursday, August 20th. So save the date! The party will feature short talks by Wage/Working artist Laura Hadden and KYC tour guide Stanley Fonesca, refreshments and cocktails courtesy of New Deal Vodka, and a preview of some of the programs to look forward to in 2016. More details coming soon!

With our Kickstarter campaign fully funded, our financial sustainability is ensured to 2016. This is a huge moment of growth for KYC, and we thank you all so much for believing in us. Our work in only made possible with the love, encouragement and support of our community. Once again, thank you so much – we hope to see you at the celebration party August 20th!!

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help us clear the hump – kickstarter at 95%+

We’re so close we can almost taste it! Just $500 and change to go with 2 days left on our Kickstarter campaign to sustain our new projects for 2016. It’s been inspiring to see our community of friends, artists, members and supporters come together to truly show up for Know Your City in a concrete way by helping us to sustain our programs, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Who can step up and help us clear the last 5% of our campaign goal? Pledge your support now.

Once we hit our goal, we encourage you to continue contributing. Anything pledged beyond our campaign goal will go towards the expansion of our Youth Voices News Program – which has brought you Jade Journal from Harrison Park School. It is our goal to bring this student-led newspaper program to David Douglas High School. We’re currently writing grants to support this program expansion – but any additional funding from our Kickstarter will go directly to further ensure the realization of the program. We will then use funds to leverage support in upcoming grant applications.

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Students who participated in Jade Journal visited Portland City Hall to present their work to the Mayor and City Councilors

Thank you so much for your support. We believe in our supporters and our community to make this happen. The Jade Journal newspaper has given students the opportunity to engage in their communities; to be leaders, writers, reporters, and artists; and to call the public to action to address the inequalities their neighborhood faces. Pledge now and give the high schoolers at David Douglas the same chance.

Help us raise the last 5% of our goal! Here’s three things you can do right now:

  • Take a minute, visit our Kickstarter page and pledge your support
  • Once you’ve pledged, be sure to help us spread the word by sharing this link: http://kck.st/1HQ3Piw to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Reach out to your colleagues, friends and family and ask them to support the campaign

Join us – every backer will get us closer to our goal. We can’t do it without you!

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Just 11% to go! Can you help us get there by Fri?

Know Your City is in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign and we’re almost at 90%!There’s now just 3 days left to reach our goalOur campaign ends Friday night and if we don’t reach it, we won’t receive any of the funds pledged so far. Please pledge now!

To shake things up a little, we’ve added to the list of reasons why you should become a backer: new incentives! Check out our new rewards for pledging: a chance to get both the Comics for Change and Oregon History Comics publications sent to your email inbox ($25), or in print ($50), and 2 invites to our private Jade District tour ($30)!

Oregon History Comics – now an incentive as part of Know Your City's Kickstarter campaign

Oregon History Comics – now an incentive as part of Know Your City’s Kickstarter campaign
Comics For Change! – now an incentive as part of Know Your City's Kickstarter campaign

Comics For Change! – now an incentive as part of Know Your City’s Kickstarter campaign

Now is the time to get those comics you’ve been pining after all year: you can learn all about Portland’s unsung heroes and untold histories all while supporting KYC’s vital fundraising campaign to help us reach our goal.

Rosaline Hui, owner of Portland Chinese Times, talk to group on Jade District Tour – a new incentive as part of Know Your City Kickstarter campaign

Rosaline Hui, owner of Portland Chinese Times, talk to group on Jade District Tour – a new incentive as part of Know Your City Kickstarter campaign

Or, head down to SE 82nd with us for a closer look at Portland’s Jade District. For the second year, Know Your City is teaming up with Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon on two tours, held in conjunction with the Jade District Night Markets. Chat with Portland Chinese Times owner, Rosalie Hui, and visit local businesses and Oregon’s largest Asian mall. This was one of our favorite tours last year – and you won’t want to miss it (we’re only running it 8/15 and 8/22). Now you can get two tickets to the tour if you pledge $30 or more to our Kickstarter. Be sure to check out the short preview video from last year:

Our Kickstarter goal is within reach, but with only 3 days left and 11% to go, we need your help! Here’s three things you can do right now:

  • Take a minute, visit our Kickstarter page and pledge your support
  • Once you’ve pledged, be sure to help us spread the word by sharing this link: http://kck.st/1HQ3Piw to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Reach out to your colleagues, friends and family and ask them to support the campaign

Join us – every backer will get us closer to our goal. We can’t do it without you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jade District / Night Market Tour

Jade District / Night Market Tour

PICA and Portland, 1995-Present Tour

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