Connecting Communities Program

Connecting Communities Program

Since 2003, Easter Seals Oregon Connecting Communities Program, formerly known as the Latino Connection, provide services that are individualized to help minorities that speak English as a second language in Oregon. In this, program participants receive services that are essential to their employment success. Training, educating, and motivating participants focusing on employment.

Our staff consists of bilingual English-Spanish staff members who utilize program resources to support participants who do not speak English as their first language and assist them in their training and placement efforts.                                                  

The Connecting Communities Program has offices in Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Eugene, Salem, and Woodburn.

Mission Moment

"Yo puedo hacerlo" (I can do it) are the words of Juan Mendoza and with that, it is an inspiration of confidence. He has a passion for cooking and enjoys every opportunity to present a dish. Juan has been visually impaired for over 4 years. He is currently taking courses to assist with his limitations from OCB as well as ESL classes and job development with CCP. He has shown great improvement within his English interactions and motivation to continue to learn and succeed even with his limitations.   

Services Provided through Connecting Communities Program

Job Development & Coaching

Community Outreach

Translation and interpretation services

ESL and Computer classes

Networking events

Resume Workshops

Individualized Support

Interview Workshops

Application Workshops

Mock Interviews

American Working Culture

Motivational Classes


Be 18 years of age or older

Reside in one of the counties that Easter Seals serves

Have a documented disability

Be able to work legally in US (Not necessary for ESL/Computer classes)


10011 SE Division St Suite 305
Portland OR 97266
(P) 503-335-6161, (F) 503-335-6165

2951 NW Division St Suite 165
Gresham OR 97030
(P) 503-512-8183, (F) 503-512-5149

12655 SW Center St Suite 275
Beaverton OR 97005
(P) 971-228-8462, (F) 971-277-6039

750 Front Street NE Suite 210
Salem OR 97301
(P) 503-587-7389, (F) 503-362-4734 

120 E Lincoln Street
Woodburn, OR 97071
(P) 503-587-7389, (F) 503-362-4734

115 W 8th Ave Suite 330
Eugene OR 97401
(P) 541-636-4027, (F) 541-512-5354    

Connecting Communities Awarded for their Outstanding Service