Troublesome Founder Receives University of Missouri Teaching Award

Troublesome Founder Receives University of Missouri Teaching Award

  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri – For the sixth year in a row, the Division of Student Affairs recognized members of the MU faculty who are working to elevate diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.  The MU Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity was established by Steven A. Richardson and Sally Alberty Richardson to recognize MU Faculty who are working to elevate diversity and inclusion on the Columbia campus. Faculty members are nominated by a student group consisting of eight student leaders from the following groups: two from Four Front, two from The Legion of Black collegians and four to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs based on their leadership roles and representation of the current student body.
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Troublesome Volunteers at Northwest Children’s Outreach

Troublesome Volunteers at Northwest Children’s Outreach

  Monday, April 24, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – Northwest Children's Outreach is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in the Portland area and surrounding communities. We help fill the needs of these families, providing clothing, infant care products, diapers, formula and many of the other necessities parents need for their children.
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Dr. Graves Speaks with Target H.O.P.E

Dr. Graves Speaks with Target H.O.P.E

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Tate Hall, University of Missouri – Target H.O.P.E. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance educational opportunities for minority students attending public high schools in the Chicago metropolitan area continuing to college and graduate studies. Healing, Opportunity, Pride and Empowerment are the concepts through which Target H.O.P.E creates innovative academic retention strategies to combat the high school dropout crisis and increase minority graduation rates in higher education. Target H.O.P.E. programs reinforce academic excellence, and the importance of completing a college education.   Dr. Graves was invited to speak about OPPORTUNITY, which is what the O stands for in H.O.P.E.  Black faculty and leaders in the Columbia community gathered to talk about hardships that they had to face being black in America pursuing their career.…
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Troublesome’s 2nd Annual “Spirit of Giving” Toy Drive in Full Effect

Troublesome’s 2nd Annual “Spirit of Giving” Toy Drive in Full Effect

    This time of year there are so many families in need of assistance and although there are many organizations available, they can’t possibly help everybody. So what better way to help then by taking action?   Troublesome’s “Spirit of Giving” Christmas Shoebox event is in its second year and we are pleased to be partnered with FOX 12 Oregon and My Fathers’ House Shelter in Gresham, Ore. This year we will be collecting... you guessed it, shoeboxes – filled with gifts that will be delivered to local children in need this year. Last year we were able to help over 64 local children with Christmas. This year our goal is to reach over 100 children!   How does it work? Decide on a child- BOY or GIRL Pick…
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Troublesome in the Press

Troublesome in the Press

We're very excited to share this article from The Advocate, Mt Hood Community College's newspaper. Daphne Martin writes about our reboot and political activism. Political Activism Club reboots | The Advocate Online Political Activism Club reboots October 23, 2014Daphne MartinNews0 The Troublesome Movement, also known as the Political Activism Club, is a new group of students at Mt. Hood coming together to promote working for the common good and letting everyone’s voices be heard. Stephen Graves, MHCC political science instructor and club president, came up with the idea after realizing he always had students who liked the concept and wanted to take it a step further. To him, it wasn’t mainly about politics, elections, and voting booths, but instead, promoting a community. “Politics isn’t just voting, it’s going to PTA…
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Education Outreach at MHCC Student Club Table Event

Education Outreach at MHCC Student Club Table Event

Troublesome began another great school year with its Student Club Initiative.  Members of Troublesome were active last September recruiting new students to join the Troublesome Student Club.  Student Clubs gives students a unique set of opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders throughout the community. Club Fair at MHCC took place on the college Monday through Thursday from 11:30-1:30pm in the main mall.  Current MHCC students looking to get involved in philanthropy and other political activities are encouraged to get more information at info@troublesomemovement.com. There was great support by the student body as recruiters we able to double the amount of signees as the previous year, and had a great turnout at its introductory meeting. The Troublesome Student Club provides students…
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1st Annual Planning Retreat 2015

1st Annual Planning Retreat 2015

  After a great start to the year, the Board Members of Troublesome had its first retreat at Government Camp, Ore.  Board Members were excited to make progress on the excellent momentum the organization had built up over the Spring and Summer, culminating in the 1st Annual “Bowling to Inspire” Fundraiser in June.  The majority of the time was spent updating the yearly calendar of events, evaluating the plans and projects of the previous year, and planning projects for 2016.  One of the great outcomes to come out of the retreat was the decision of the board to officially register with the Secretary of State as a non-profit organization.  By registering as a non-profit, Troublesome will have an opportunity to successfully serve more people in the community. In addition to…
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1st Annual “Bowling to Inspire” Fundraiser

1st Annual “Bowling to Inspire” Fundraiser

Troublesome kicked off the summer with our first fundraiser.  The 1st annual “Bowling to Inspire” took place at Mt. Hood lanes in Gresham, Ore.  Together, with great support from the community, Troublesome was able to raise $600 to support a mentorship program for minorities and other underprivileged groups. First place prize for men's high score received 18 holes of golf for two at Heron Lakes Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.  Women's first place prize was a hair and spa package from Artistichairbytiffany, and Nails by Kelly, and Skin by Kristi valued at $250.  Other prizes and donations were provided by Valerie Lynn Photography, Steve with Stentorian Data Repair.  A big thank you to everyone who attended the event and Mt. Hood Lanes for their hospitality.  We look forward to an…
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Troublesome Participates in MHCC’s Black Student Union Juneteenth Celebration

Troublesome Participates in MHCC’s Black Student Union Juneteenth Celebration

Troublesome was invited by the Black Student Union to participate in Mt. Hood Community College’s “Juneteenth” Celebration.  The catered celebration included music, dancing, and a keynote address about the meaning and importance of the holiday by Troublesome Founder and MHCC professor, Stephen Graves. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, it is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.
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Troublesome Sponsors “Marijuana Legalization and Consumer Rights” Town Hall Event

Troublesome Sponsors “Marijuana Legalization and Consumer Rights” Town Hall Event

On Tuesday, April 14th 2014 five panelists were brought together to discuss their experience with cannabis and its impact on Oregon’s economy. Sam Krause, a Mt. Hood political science major, founding member of MHCC’s chapter of the SSDP, and staff writer for The Advocate, organized the event with Founder Stephen Graves, political science instructor and Troublesome Movement adviser. Besides Krause, the panel included Matthew Goldberg, a cannabis business lawyer from Lake Oswego; Mike Mullins, director of services for Portlandsterdam University and Stoney Girl Gardens; Jennifer Valley, founder of Stoney Girl Gardens; and Josh Jardine, a columnist who writes for the Portland Mercury newspaper’s Cannabuzz section. The evening’s focus was clarification of Oregon’s Measure 91, its effect on the cannabis industry, and on federal versus state laws.
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