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suma is nonprofit based in Portland, OR (USA), we create platforms for digital organizing, enterprise and justice.

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suma staying sedulous February 8, 2024 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note Hi suma friends, We have some short updates for ya’ll today. We are staying busy and really honing in on our PCEF applications, with the deadline coming up soon. Our website is slowly, but surely getting some updates and we’re excited about the newest edition. The suma team is feeling very appreciative of our fellow community organizations for the support and the work that they do. We are also in...

25 days ago • 1 min read

Back in Action: Catching Up and Going Forward! January 22, 2024 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note Hi suma friends, we're back after a much need break and we're hitting the ground running. We left on a good note, feeling satisfied with our execution of our Holiday Special (Turkey Hacking). Coming back we have a heavy focus on our applications for the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), with the deadline just around the corner on February 15th. We're turning our attention...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Suma Scoop: Turkey (Hacking) Wraps, Sweet (App Development) Treats, and Adding Flavor to Equity Plans December 19, 2023 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note suma friends, our turkey hacking project is on it's way to wrapping up with the meal distribution just around the corner! We have two spots left to assist at Sheridan's if anyone's interested in getting some snacks and coffee (thank you Sheridan's!) while greeting suma users. Our development team treated us to a sweet...

3 months ago • 2 min read

Volunteering! Digital Equity! Oh My! December 7, 2023 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note suma friends, we're currently in the midst of executing our Holiday Meal Special and it's keeping us busy! The distribution is coming up fast and we're in search of some volunteers to assist us. There's some important updates in regard to BEAD Vol. 2 and the Digital Equity Plan, which we are encouraging folks to submit comments or collaborate with us on a response. As always, thanks...

3 months ago • 3 min read

Some Short n Sweet Updates November 18, 2023 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note suma friends, we are staying busy here at suma HQ with our launch of our Holiday Meal Special (hence the day-late newsletter). We had quite the exciting start yesterday and as a team are feeling good, we're ready to share some of the excitement with ya'll! We have some quick updates about on the wrap up of the Farmers Market season, our website glow-up, app additions and also our first...

4 months ago • 2 min read

project updates, surveillance technology and digital equity November 2, 2023 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note suma friends, today we have some updates on our projects- the holiday meal special, farmer's market wrap-up and a mobility feature we're working to bring to the app. There's some important news regarding surveillance technology in Portland and how you can voice your thoughts on it. The state's digital equity plan has been released and we share some information...

4 months ago • 2 min read

looking ahead with suma October 20, 2023 suma welcomes your accommodation requests editor's note suma friends, we’re currently in the process of polishing up our newsletter. One change we’re making is that you can now expect us in your inbox with bimothly updates and news from the suma team! Today, we are excited to share our first look at our winter plans, updates on the government’s progress on expanding internet access to , and some insight on frontline communities our platform’s...

5 months ago • 3 min read

suma welcomes your accommodation requests suma friends, just a brief early fall update about the suma app’s summer hacking project. Some might say it's inaccurately named now, but we prefer to look at it as an unintended cue/another step toward our goal of offering year-round affordable food, transportation and utility options to suma app users. Friendly reminder of how it works: first-time buyers load $5 in their suma wallet and receive $24 in suma vouchers for use at the market, and...

5 months ago • 1 min read
a person shows their phone to a farmers market staff member

suma friends, we couldn’t let August wind down without updating you about our summer hacking with the suma app. That’s right – together with partners like St Johns Farmers Market, King Farmers Market, Lime, Hacienda CDC, Home Forward, Verde and Community Cycling Center – we’ve been making it easy for suma app users to get to their local farmers market and save money on market products. Since our July 15 kickoff with St Johns Farmers Market and Home Forward’s New Columbia community, suma app...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Suma Friends - we want to close out June by celebrating good work and great news. For many months, suma has been steadily working with Free Geek, Centro Cultural, other members of our Broadband Coalition, the City of Portland, the Oregon Broadband Office, BATs (Broadband Action Teams), Rep. Pam Marsh and others to develop HB3201, legislation to help overcome the digital divide in broadband services and internet access. Access to affordable and reliable high-speed internet is a racial,...

8 months ago • 1 min read
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