A new Wikipedia.org Portal page layout update is up on MediaWiki with a request for comments. Please take a look and ask your questions, if you have them, as we'll be closing out the discussion on July 19, 2016. If you'd like additional information on the Portal and the work that has been done to date, it's available here.
The VisualEditor team is building a group of experienced contributors who can help smaller communities to set up their sites and optimize the editing experience. You can sign-up at the Community Taskforce page.