Connect and Engage

Inspiration for giving forward to the next generationLooking to the future

SAGE Workshops, Brunches and Dinners provide opportunities for people to connect, socialize, and learn about challenges faced by future generations, and ways to make a difference. 

All events are free or low cost and open to the public. Young adults are encouraged to attend and share their experience as well.

Space is limited, so please register by visiting the links for upcoming events. If you have any questions, please call SAGE at (971) 717-6570 or email

Upcoming Events

Intergenerational Volunteering Workshop

Wednesday, April 26, Portland from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ($10 to help cover brunch)

We each have a generational lens that informs who we are and how we see the world. During this intergenerational workshop, we will explore the differences in world views, motivations and work styles across the generations. We’ll also discuss ways that each generation can volunteer more effectively when together, and share examples of meaningful, intergenerational service opportunities.

Click to register for Intergenerational Volunteering Workshop.

Grassroots Organizing for Social Change
Wednesday, May 3, Portland from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ($10 to help cover brunch)

Whether advocating for more school funding or stronger action on climate change, grassroots activists know how to effectively organize and engage others to bring about real social change. At this nuts-and-bolts workshop, we'll cover how to be an effective grassroots advocate and explore key strategies to develop campaign messages, build and sustain support, and tips to align your campaign with other social movements.

Click to register for Grassroots Organizing Workshop.
Outdoor and Other Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday, June 14, Portland from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (no cost)
When you volunteer, you’re in the driver’s seat, and you can choose opportunities that you’ll love. Are you thinking about getting outside this summer? Are you looking for a short-term opportunity to just get your feet wet? Join us for an overview of fun and short-term volunteer opportunities, both outside and inside.

Click to register for Outdoor and Other Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities.
Legacy Fellowship Dinner & Closing Celebration
Thursday, June 22, Portland from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ($25 per person)
Join us to celebrate SAGE's third group of Legacy Fellows who are leading innovative projects to strengthen our communities and create opportunity for the next generation. Come hear inspiring stories about our fellows’ and their remarkable projects, which run the gamut from empowering girls to tackling climate change.

Click to register for Legacy Fellowship Dinner

Visit the Past Visiting SAGE Events page for completed Visiting SAGE events including Robert Putnam (2015), Nicholas Kristof (2014) and Marc Freedman (2013).