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Daily Digest

Digest for August 19, 2008

Digest Contents:

Riverfest Willamette Parade of the Species
What's happening in Lents?
Lents Folk Concert. Aug. 24th
FT AmeriCorps: Josiah Hill III Clinic
CORRECTION: NWSA Job Posting Closes August 22nd.
Office Manager Position at Maybelle Clark Macdonald Center
Sustainable Homes Professional Instructor
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION
Phone Canvassers Needed for Environment - No Fundraising!
Part-Time Community Relations Associate Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Josiah Hill III Clinic needs new office space
Fantastic Gym Setup - Free to Nonprofit! - Sylvan
LEP High School: Night school learning opportunity
Fundraising Seminars for Portland Nonprofits
Earth Advantage, Inc. - "What's Green Building?"
Register Today! "Ready To Rent" Instructor Training - Space is Limited
Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program
Portland Radio Authority seeks electricians
Volunteer at the OMSI Reptile and Amphibian Show!
Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland

Events

Riverfest Willamette Parade of the Species

As part of the first Portland Riverfest, join with your fellow greater-Portlanders for the first Willamette Species Parade.

Come celebrate all the species of the Willamette River in this fun, participant-heavy parade! Participate in pre-parade workshops to make costumes, puppets, masks, human-powered floats and anything else you can think of (materials provided). All are welcome!

 

Parade details:

Time/date: 12:30PM, August 30th

Place: Starting at Waterfront Park near the Hawthorne Bridge.

Route: North in Waterfront Park crossing the Steel Bridge then South along the Eastbank Esplanade to Salmon where we will enjoy music and a celebration with Gallery Homeland.

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What's happening in Lents?

Come join us for lunch at a new cafe in Lents. The Lents Homeownership Initiative (LHI) is holding their Quarterly General Meeting. If you are interested in homeownership and neighborhood revitalization in the Lents neighborhood, then this gathering is for you!

Event sponsored by LHI Partners: ROSE Community Development and Unitus Community Credit Union.

LHI’s Quarterly General Meeting Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Le Sorelle Cafe (new restaurant in Lents), 8931 SE Foster Road, Portland (in the new Assurety NW Building). Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by August 18 to (503) 788-8052 x105 or [email protected]

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Lents Folk Concert. Aug. 24th

Lents Folk Festival at Lents Park, SE 92nd Ave. and Holgate -- Free Admission!

Sunday Aug. 24th @ 2 pm

Misty River, Anne Weiss and friends, Chico Schwall, and Dick Weissman

 

The Lents Neighborhood Association and Portland FolkMusic Society present a series of free concerts at one of Portland’s most beautiful parks. On four Sunday afternoons, the music of the finest acoustic performers will be heard for free in this family-oriented setting. There is ample parking and lots of room for picnics and family recreation.

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Jobs & Internships

FT AmeriCorps: Josiah Hill III Clinic

Josiah Hill III Clinic has the following opening:

Full Time AmeriCorps Position: Program Coordinator

Duration: 12 month term. Anticipated start date October 1st 2008.

Stipend/Benefits: Medical coverage and a $11,400 living allowance is provided.

 

 

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CORRECTION: NWSA Job Posting Closes August 22nd.

Last week I sent out a notification that NWSA’s Job Posting for a Field Team Member Support Coordinator closes on September 22nd. The correct closing date is this Friday, August 22nd.

The job posting is online at https://www.esd112.org/hropenings/classified/openCoordNWSA.html.

 

My apologies for any confusion

Neil Schulman

Training and Member Development Coordinator

Northwest Service Academy

55 SE Main St.

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 234-2383 ext. 105

[email protected]

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Office Manager Position at Maybelle Clark Macdonald Center

The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Center is seeking a Full Time Office Manager.

The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and running the office functions in an efficient, financially responsible manner with attention to detail and accuracy. Maintain databases, financial functions, document preparation, bulk mailings and supplies. Assist with fundraising and special events. Self directed. Sensitive to the poor and people challenged with chronic mental illness and addictions. See the full version of this posting for required qualifications and benefit information.

Submit Resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and 3 references by August 29th to [email protected] or by mail to Cris Gilman, Macdonald Center, 605 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

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Information

organization:Earth Advantage, Inc.
position summary:

Earth Advantage, Inc. (EAI) seeks a consultant who will master its pre-developed curriculum, deliver it to the first class of participants, and provide feedback to incorporate improvements to the Sustainable Homes Professional program.

Salary / Pay Rate:Outline fully loaded hourly, daily, and weekly rates. Include any differing rates for travel time and discounts for volume. The proposed rate must be your most favorable rate offered.

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION

OUTSIDE IN

1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland 97205

Resource and Activity Specialist

The Resource and Activity Specialist will work with Day Program and the Road Warrior Project to provide direct services and resources to homeless youth primarily 16-25 years of age. Provide individual and group skill-building services in a dynamic and creative program. This position combines client interaction, logistical support, food preparation and supervision of participant and community volunteers. Diversity valued. 30-35 hrs/wk + benefits. $11-11.25/hr DOQ.

Additional information and application instructions:

www.outsidein.org/employment.html 

On-call positions also available.

Schedule may vary, but currently includes:

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Information

organization:Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
position summary:

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is looking for motivated phone canvassers to help educate voters in the Portland and Bend areas about environmental issues as part of a program designed to increase their participation in voting for lower-ballot candidates in the 2008 election. No fundraising involved.

The position starts as soon as you are hired and lasts up to 4 weeks in duration. Because of the focus on direct voter contact, this job will take place between 5-9 pm, five days/week. Following completion of this project, there will be similar employment opportunities with OLCV-EF’s sister organization, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay starts at $12/hour with wage increases after completion of two weeks.

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Part-Time Community Relations Associate Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest makes a positive impact on children and teens by matching them with volunteer adult mentors for friendship, encouragement and support.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest is proud to serve over 2,400 children in metropolitan Portland and southwest Washington.

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Nonprofit News

Josiah Hill III Clinic needs new office space

Josiah Hill III Clinic is looking for new office space as we are outgrowing our current location. The ideal spot will be at least 600 sq ft (this can be broken up into separate rooms) and cost up to $800. Since we are a non-profit any reduced/donated amount of space may be tax deductible. We prefer a location in NE Portland close to bus lines and ada accessible. Please contact [email protected] you have any leads. Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Erin McNally

Executive Director

503.334.9694

 

www.jhillclinic.org

PO Box 13207

Portland, OR. 97213

 

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Fantastic Gym Setup - Free to Nonprofit! - Sylvan

DoughNation is handling a fantastic Pacific Fitness home gym for a donor in the Sylvan area.

This multi-station setup was over $5000 originally, and is in near-new condition.

Pictures are available. This unit would need pickup!

If interested, please call Kim at DoughNation Services LLC, 503.422.3381.

P.S. Nonprofits unfamiliar with DoughNation are invited to check out www.doughnationservices.com and to send us WISH LISTS! We never know what we'll handle when, but we want to know what you need so that we can help fill those needs when we do handle things you're looking for!

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Q & A

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Trainings

LEP High School: Night school learning opportunity

LEP High School is starting a fantastic new (and free) night school program for young people who have fallen behind in credits. This is an alternative opportunity for out-of-school youth who are not enrolled in day school and may have responsibilities such as parenting or work during the day.

Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone who might find it helpful. Enrollment is ongoing.

~Begins August 25th

~Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 8pm.

~Free!

~Self-paced, Online program

~Convenient Location ~

Catch up on credits and transfer back to day school or continue on to get a diploma next year.

 

Contact Info: LEP Public Charter High School 2044 E. Burnside Portland, OR 97214 503*254*2537 www.lephigh.org

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Fundraising Seminars for Portland Nonprofits

Two Free Fundraising Seminars for Nonprofits in the Portland Area on September 11th:

Gresham- 8:30 am - 10:30 am Mt. Hood Community College 2600 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030

Beaverton- 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Beaverton Elks Lodge 3500 104th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

For more information and to sign up visit: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/western.htm

The seminars are titled "Engaging Your Board in Creating Sustainable Funding"

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Earth Advantage, Inc. - "What's Green Building?"

August 26, 2008 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Earth Advantage, Inc. invites you to attend this free, two-hour session to understand the residential green building phenomenon and learn about three different certification rating systems for homes. Examine the environmental benefits of sustainable building practices, realize the value of green homes in today’s market, and discover the future of residential building from local experts.

FREE! Coffee & pastries will be served. RSVP to [email protected]

Location: Earth Advantage, Inc., 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.,Portland, OR 97224.

 

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Register Today! "Ready To Rent" Instructor Training - Space is Limited

Teach clients to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent!

The next Certified Instructor Training will be held September 23-24, 9:00am-4:00pm and September 25, 9:00am-1:00pm. Training will be located at the Portland Housing Center, 3233 NE Sandy Blvd.

Registration fee: $350 for agencies located in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark counties. Fee includes all training materials and continental breakfast. Those located outside the Portland area please call the Ready to Rent national office at 503-891-0476 for fee information. Space is limited to first 25 people.

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Volunteering

Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program

Develop cultural engagement skills and enhance behavioral and social science service skills serving as a caring adult in a group of diverse teenage children engaged in MIKE Program in the Portland Metro area. MIKE Program--Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program-- is a community non-profit organization serving in the Portland Metro area. Our mission is to empower youth to be ambassadors of health in service to their diverse communities through mentorship, partnership, and the promotion of healthy kidneys.

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Portland Radio Authority seeks electricians

Portland Radio Authority (http://praradio.org/mainpage.htm), a nonprofit community radio (on the internet) station dedicated to giving a media outlet to local musicians and artists, is in the process of securing a space for a new studio. We are looking for help making this happen and are trying to find any electricians who might be willing to donate time or give a good deal to a nonprofit with limited resources. 

Please contact Alan Silver [email protected] -- Any leads would be tremendously helpful.

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Volunteer at the OMSI Reptile and Amphibian Show!

OMSI still needs a few more volunteers for the Reptile and Amphibian Show over Labor Day Weekend.

With nearly 200 assorted animals, it’s one of the largest reptile and amphibian shows in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can check out a live animal demo, get “hands-on” in our special Reptile Handling Area, and learn from adult and youth experts.

There are 3 volunteer shifts available each day: 9:00 - 12:30, 12:00 - 3:30, and 3:00 - 7:00. Saturday the 30th, Sunday the 31st, and Monday the 1st

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Meara Butler 503.239.7814 [email protected]

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Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

 

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills? Do you like to have fun? Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community? Would you like to learn about a new culture? Learn a new language? Would you like to be a volunteer/tutor?

 

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

 

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