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Digest for April 8, 2008

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HANDMADE BICYCLE EXHIBIT AT PDX Airport - April through October
Earth Day 2008: Honor the Earth Celebration
Want to learn how to make great compost?
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assoc ( NOVAA) Meeting, 4/17
Speaker: Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet, but Not Civilization
Meet Social Entrepreneur Shane Endicott connect with other community-minded folks at this month's YWSE event!
Spring Plant Sale April 14-17
North Portland Cleanup - Volunteers Wanted!
Health Equity Dialogues!
Willamette River Slideshow
Stories of Economic Pressures at Enterbeing
Hills For Humanity 5K Fun Run April 12
Demonstration Garden Coordinator part time position with Metro
Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
After School Program Instructor Postion
Job Posting - Adult Volunteer Coordinator at OMSI
Job Posting - Stockroom Assistant at OMSI
Job Opening: Program Coordinator for Environmental Nonprofit
Job Openings - RECEPTIONIST and ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
BUDGET/FINANCIAL ANALYST - Tremendous opportunity for advancement
Job Openings - Alcohol and Drug treatment locations
Job Announcement - Receptionist - Bilingual Spanish
Executive Director -- Vision Action Network, Beaverton
Ronald McDonald House Administrative Assistant
Job Opening - Cooperative Weed Management Coordinator
EnhanceFitness instructor
International Program Coordinator Position Open at Adoption Agency!!
Furniture available for nonprofits
It’s time to register for our Nonprofit Conference coming soon May 15-16
Free Yoga Workshops for Teens (adults welcome too)
Everyone Welcome Community Choir Spring Session
Free Nonprofit Technology Event
Free Event - Learning about Online Campaigns
Food drive sites needed for Sunshine Division's May CAN DO canned food drive!
Office of Sustainable Development fundraising opportunity

Events

HANDMADE BICYCLE EXHIBIT AT PDX Airport - April through October

For immediate release

Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate, Regional Arts & Culture Council   www.racc.org,

108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR  97209-3318

503.823.5111    |  email: [email protected] 

or Anne Mangan, Portland Development Commission, 503-823-2594, [email protected]

April 4, 2008

Handmade bicycle exhibit at PDX

More than three million airline passengers are expected to see the showcase of frames designed and built in Oregon

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Earth Day 2008: Honor the Earth Celebration

Earth Day 2008:  Honor the Earth Celebration

April 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Church

SW 12th and Salmon, Portland

Please join the Center for Earth Leadership and the First Unitarian Church for an evening to express gratitude for the privilege of living on our remarkable planet.  The program will include special music and vocal performances, meditative singing, time for reflection, and a candle lighting ceremony.

 For further information or to RSVP, please contact Jeanne Roy at (503) 244-0026.

 

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Want to learn how to make great compost?

Does Your Compost Stink? Want to learn how to make great compost from a compost expert?

Come to a FREE compost class hosted by Portland Community Gardens at our Compost Demonstration Site located at the Fulton Community Garden in southwest Portland.

Saturday May 3rd, 2008 and Saturday June 21st, 2008 9am- 12pm Fulton Community Garden SW 3rd and Barbur Blvd

Call or email Community Gardens to register 503.823.1612

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Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assoc ( NOVAA) Meeting, 4/17

Greetings, Please mark your calendars for the April meeting that will be taking place on Thursday the 17th at 12 noon.

The featured topic will be; Inspired Giving NOW! This is one to bring your CEO to! A workshop to train your board members to talk about your organization’s work and, when appropriate, ask for donations for support of your mission.

Presenter; Randa Cleaves of Abramson and Cleaves Consulting Group ______________________________________________________

Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (unless otherwise indicated.)

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Speaker: Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet, but Not Civilization

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/node/1593

Speaker: Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet, but Not Civilization

Start: Apr 9 2008 - 7:00pm End: Apr 9 2008 - 9:00pm

Peak Oil, many have argued, is just one symptom of an unsustainable culture. In this presentation, Toby Hemenway will describe how our civilization has become unsustainable, and will show how permaculture can guide us back to a way of life that can preserve both our species and the others we share the Earth with.

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Meet Social Entrepreneur Shane Endicott connect with other community-minded folks at this month's YWSE event!

Join YWSE for a field trip!

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Spring Plant Sale April 14-17

Please join Portland Public School's Community Transition Center for our Spring Plant Sale. The sale runs from April 14th-17th from 8:30am-3:00pm daily. We are located at 6801 SE 60th Ave., just south of Duke St. in Greenhouse #1.

We have a wide variety of organic edible and ornamental plants for sale including: canna lilies, zinnias, columbine, lupine, chrysanthemums, dahlias, cilantro, parsley, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, assorted lettuces, artichokes, mustard greens, and much more!

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North Portland Cleanup - Volunteers Wanted!

Community Energy Project received a grant from Metro to provide safety hazard reduction services to low income seniors and people with disabilities in North Portland. Every home is different, but activities may include: - Removal of yard debris (including items such as tires and garbage) - cleaning out gutters - removal of household hazardous chemicals (anti-freeze, old paint) - mending screens on windows and doors - installation of safety equipment - safety grab bars for bathrooms, elevated toilet seats, bathtub transfer benches, etc. - small repairs - a broken stair, railing coming away from the wall, etc. - small painting projects

Disposal methods will include recycling, composting, and proper disposal of hazardous chemicals.

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Health Equity Dialogues!

Join Multnomah County in learning how your health is more than health care or the choices you make. Share your ideas about what the county can do to promote health in your community.

Watch When the Bough Breaks, part 5 of Unnatural Causes, a documentary film exploring the root causes of health in our community, this Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts and Humanities Bldg. Auditorium (refreshments provided).

When the Bough Breaks: Did you know African American women with college degrees are still at higher risk for poor birth outcomes than white women with high school diplomas? Since genetics is not the issue, what could account for the differences we see in different racial groups? How does racism affect our health?

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Willamette River Slideshow

Thursday April 17th - Willamette River Slideshow - 7- 8pm

Join Willamette Riverkeeper for a photographic journey on the Willamette River, from its headwaters to confluence. Enjoy a free evening slideshow. Learn about work being done to protect and improve this amazing river system, and find out how you can get involved. This event if free and will meet at the Portland Boathouse 1515 SE Water Ave - 2nd floor conference room. RSVP by contacting [email protected] Find out more about WR at www.willametteriverkeeper.org.

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Stories of Economic Pressures at Enterbeing

70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

55% say they are “always” or “sometimes” worried about money.

In 2004, half of the renters in Portland spent 30% or more of their income on housing.

Instead of taking steps in public policy to protect people from the sharpest edges of our market economy, the U.S. continues to support the greatest amount of economic inequality since the late 19th century....

"I am facing my college loans and my low-wage job and the fact that I will not be able to send my own daughter to college." −Theresa Grof, Dayton, OH

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Hills For Humanity 5K Fun Run April 12

Hills for Humanity is a charitable event presented by the OHSU chapter of the Student National Medical Association. The mission of Hills for Humanity is raising monetary funds for safety net clinics in the Portland area. The race also raises awareness of the healthcare needs in the community. It serves to connect the OHSU student community with the Portland community.

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Jobs & Internships

Demonstration Garden Coordinator part time position with Metro

Employment Opportunity Demonstration Garden Coordinator - Temporary (Gardener I)

www.metro-region.org/jobs

Status: Part-time, temporary Duration: Through October 2008 (approximate) Pay: $16.35/hour Hours of work: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., plus an average of 2 additional hours per week Deadline: April 17, 2008

The person in this position will maintain and continue development of Metro’s Blue Lake natural discovery garden at Blue Lake Regional Park in the city of Fairview, OR, and facilitate visitor experiences, including answering natural gardening questions, engaging youth and adults in gardening and garden related learning activities, and coordinating volunteers.

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Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

April 4, 2008

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent  youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve.  All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

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After School Program Instructor Postion

Program Instructor- Spring Youth Programs The Community Cycling Center is a 501(c) 3 that works to broaden access to cycling and its benefits through hands-on programs and neighborhood bicycle shop. We believe bicycles are a tool for personal empowerment and a vehicle for change.  The Community Cycling Center is an energetic workplace with a collaborative style. Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org for more information about us.

  Starting in March 2008 we'll be implementing Bicycle Clubs at 8 elementary schools in North, Northeast and Outer SE Portland, and will be partnering with the Safe Routes to Schools program to offer the Pedal Power after school program at 8 additional schools.

  Essential Job Function:

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Job Posting - Adult Volunteer Coordinator at OMSI

Job Posting - Adult Volunteer Coordinator at OMSI

Help inspire wonder! OMSI, an award winning educational resource and one of the nation’s leading science museums is seeking an Adult Volunteer Coordinator to join the OMSI team.

Benefits include a FREE OMSI membership for you and your family. Discounts on OMSI camps, classes, merchandise and more! OMSI also offers flexible schedules, paid time off and insurance benefits.

Job Summary:

The Adult Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, screening, placing and providing general orientation for adult volunteers at OMSI. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Respond to inquiries regarding volunteer service at OMSI.

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Job Posting - Stockroom Assistant at OMSI

Job Posting - Stockroom Assistant at OMSI

Help inspire wonder! OMSI, a world class tourist attraction and award-winning science center is seeking a Stockroom Assistant to join the OMSI team.

Benefits include a FREE OMSI membership for you and your family. Discounts on OMSI camps, classes, merchandise and more! OMSI also offers flexible schedules. Regular part-time employees also receive vacation, sick, personal and holiday paid time off.

Job Summary: The Stockroom Assistant works with the Stockroom Coordinator and other inventory control staff to insure accurate and timely receiving and ticketing of incoming merchandise in preparation for display on the sales floor.

Essential Functions & Job Responsibilities:

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Job Opening: Program Coordinator for Environmental Nonprofit

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Organization Description.  The Center for Earth Leadership (Center) is a nonprofit that enlists and supports citizens who seek to create a sustainable culture.  The Center offers and organizes (1) classes and workshops, (2) projects, (3) publications (both electronic and hard copy), and (4) special events.  

Operating in the greater Portland area, the Center’s most popular programs are How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence, Earth Leadership Training, and Assessing Your Ecological Footprint.  More detailed information about the Center can be found at www.earthleaders.org.

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Job Openings - RECEPTIONIST and ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

"Experience Making a Difference"

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services for over 60 years.

We're currently recruiting for the following office positions:

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BUDGET/FINANCIAL ANALYST - Tremendous opportunity for advancement

"Experience Making a Difference"

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services for over 60 years.

We're currently recruiting for the following position:

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Job Openings - Alcohol and Drug treatment locations

"Experience Making a Difference"

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services for over 60 years.

We're currently recruiting for the following positions located at our alcohol and drug treatment locations:

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Job Announcement - Receptionist - Bilingual Spanish

Job Title: Receptionist/I&R Specialist (Bilingual Spanish) – Gresham office (501 NE Hood)

Pay: $10.00/hour with increase to $10.80 after six months of satisfactory performance

Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Job Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Personal leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, short and long term disability and life insurance.

Supervisor: Patricia McLean, Lead Gresham Social Service Staff

 

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Executive Director -- Vision Action Network, Beaverton

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Ronald McDonald House Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Department: House Operations

Reports To: House Manager

Classification: Regular, part-time (32 hours per week), non-exempt

Primary Purpose: The Administrative Assistant is the face of the organization through his/her greeting and interactions with visitors, volunteers and houseguests. The Assistant plays a key role in the houseguest registration process, and also performs various administrative tasks. For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington visit: www.rmhcoregon.org

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Job Opening - Cooperative Weed Management Coordinator

Position Description

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: Approximately 35 hours per month for 12 months of service (450 total hours)

Application Deadline: May 16th, 2008 Service Dates: May 2008 through April 2009

Position Title: Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Coordinator (1 position)

Project Partner: Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah and Washington County CWMA http://www.4countycwma.org/

Partnering Organization's Mission: to create and support collaborative weed management among land managers and owners in the around the greater metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon.

Project Location: Portland Audubon Society Sanctuary, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210, with option of working remotely.

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EnhanceFitness instructor

Loaves & Fishes Centers is currently looking for a part time fitness instructor to lead senior fitness classes in Multnomah County. The qualified applicant should have experience in some kind of group fitness and experience working with seniors. The applicant needs a CPR certificate, group fitness certificate (or degree), reliable transportation and be more fit than the seniors. Bilingual is good as we need to reach senior populations who speak Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. This is a paid position . If interested in earning some extra spending money in the late morning or early afternoon please call:

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International Program Coordinator Position Open at Adoption Agency!!

A not-for-profit international adoption agency, located in the Vancouver, WA area, is seeking a full-time employee for the position of International Program Coordinator.

This position must be filled as soon as possible – we are accepting resumes and cover letter’s through April 14th, 2008!!!

Basic Description:

The International Program Coordinator works with clients to achieve their goal of adopting a child through one of our many international programs. This is an exciting and diverse position which requires an individual to work with families and associates throughout the world.

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Nonprofit News

Furniture available for nonprofits

DoughNation currently has available:

1 brown dresser & matching desk - serviceable condition.

1 large white white melamine desk with rolling file cabinet & small shelf on top - good condition

1 medium-large (and heavy) entertainment center/display cabinet - good condition.

Pictures are available.

All are located in Beaverton near 217 & Allen, and nonprofits that can pick up - or provide strong arms to help move items - get first option.

Please contact Kim at DoughNation Services LLC, 503.422.3381.

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It’s time to register for our Nonprofit Conference coming soon May 15-16

It’s time to register for “Seeding the Nonprofit Sector: Beyond the Monoculture”, a conference for Nonprofit/Voluntary Organizations and Nonprofit Career Seekers. Details at www.nonprofitcontinuum.org. --

Sharon Hasenjaeger Program Manager Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University

503.725.8221 503.725.8045 [email protected] or [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Yoga Workshops for Teens (adults welcome too)

My wonderful yoga teacher, Holiday Johnson allows teens & teachers of teens  to attend her monthly workshops for free!  

Here are some details: April 6-Sunday 12pm-3pm Wisdom of Yoga Workshop: Finding Peace and Joy You will have the opportunity to naturally open up tight & restricted areas. Feel freedom & energy return as the result of asana. Awaken your self-confidence with the sense of not pushing too hard, yet getting the benefits of toning & relaxation, find the wisdom of working deeply throughout the workshop.

(No May Workshop this year)

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Everyone Welcome Community Choir Spring Session

Come plant a seed to grow your voice through the joy of singing with others, under the tutelage of the ever-fabulous teacher (and musician) Anne Weiss at the Everyone Welcome Community Choir. The Spring session will start on Monday April 7 and run for nine weeks until June 2, 2008. If you sing in the shower, if you want to add your voice to a community song, this is the one for you!

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Free Nonprofit Technology Event

Do you work in a nonprofit?  Do you think of yourself as a techie, a communications or a development person?  Last but not least, did you attend NTEN's (http://nten.org/ntc) Nonprofit Technology Conference a few weeks ago?  Regardless of your answer...

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Free Event - Learning about Online Campaigns

How do you build momentum online or gain supporters you didn't know about? 

Come learn and share!Portland Net Tuesdays are a great place for those in the social change sector to learn about and share successes in technology aiding nonprofit and social change work.  Come make friends, collaborate and hear about new tools and strategies.

The April 22nd event will host Heather Cronk from PledgeBank (http://www.pledgebank.com/), a site to help people get things done, especially things that require several people. We think that the world needs such a service: lots of good things don't happen because there aren't enough organized people to do them.  We will open up our meeting to discussion about online organizing and campaign-building.

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Volunteering

Food drive sites needed for Sunshine Division's May CAN DO canned food drive!

 

Sunshine Division is an 85-year-old emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. Sunshine provides Portlanders in need with food and clothing services 24 hours a day and 365 days per year. Each year Sunshine Division collects and distributes to those in need, 1.5 million pounds of food.

We are calling on all friends of Sunshine Division to help us meet an urgent and growing need for emergency food in our community.

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Office of Sustainable Development fundraising opportunity

Earn money for your nonprofit!

The Office of Sustainable Development is gearing up for the residential recycling roll cart campaign and is interested in working with diverse community groups to help spread the message. Moving to roll carts and adding more accepted plastics will increase the volume of recyclables and help reduce global warming pollution. Waste prevention and recycling are key elements in the fight against global warming. Portland's residential recycling has already reduced emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 35,000 cars off the road.

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