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Digest for September 26, 2008

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Candidates Gone Green, October 1st
Know someone who needs a free women's health exam?
Meet more than 50 nonprofit/social change graduate programs on Sat, Oct 4th
Home Drafty? Free Workshops!
Oregon Wild Photography Show at Portland REI-Oct 2nd
Washington County Director Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Sunshine Division seeking Program Manager
Available Position at Neighborhood House - Roosevelt SUN School Program Assistant
Controller for SMART program
Research & Development Specialist for Innovative Housing Inc.
Community Relations Internship, American Cancer Society
Regional Arts & Culture Council Awards Literature Fellowship to Kim Stafford
Learn Conflict Resolution Skills While Serving Your Community!
Volunteers needed to campaign against Measure 61
Help 500 Kids get Their First Bikes - Volunteer Holiday Bike Drive Assistant
Do you love clothes?
OMSI needs Adult Mentors for our Youth Volunteer Program

Events

Candidates Gone Green, October 1st

Wednesday October 1 2008

The Future of Energy and Oregon Environmental Coalition present.. CANDIDATES GONE GREEN,

A Forum on the Future of Energy and Sustainability in Portland

Featuring Randy Leonard, Charles Lewis, Amanda Fritz and others

Doors 6 p.m.; forum 7 p.m. 'til 8:30 p.m. | Free | All ages welcome

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Know someone who needs a free women's health exam?

The OHSU Center for Women's Health still has a lot of appointments left for our Free Friday Women's Screening Clinic.

Appointments are no-cost and include a cervical cancer screening (pap test), clinical breast exam, and many other screenings at our health fair including blood pressure, diabetes risk assessment, mental health assessment, and more!

Please tell anyone you know to call for an appointment today!

Free Friday Screening Clinic Friday, Oct.3, 4-8pm, 503-346-1212

If you would like a flyer to pass out, email me at [email protected]

THANK YOU for spreading the word!

Lisa Nielson Health Education Resources Manager OHSU Center for Women's Health

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Meet more than 50 nonprofit/social change graduate programs on Sat, Oct 4th

Idealist.org

Portland Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good ...where you -meet with representatives from a wide range of social change graduate programs -explore how different graduate degrees for the public good, from management and social work, to public health and public interest law can provide career and leadership development opportunities-attend a panel of graduate admissions professionals to glean insight to the admissions process  

Free and open to the public! Saturday, October 4, 11 am - 2 pm  

Governor Hotel Heritage Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Main entrance on 11th, between Alder Street and Morrison Street,  614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR  

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Home Drafty? Free Workshops!

Home drafty? Energy bills high? Community Energy Project provides free weatherization workshops focused on simple, do-it-yourself draft-stopping procedures. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization materials to use on their home including internally mounted vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, compact florescent lighting, and more. Great for renters and home-owners alike!

Please visit www.communityenergyproject.org for more details about our programs, or to see more workshop dates.

To RSVP please call 503.284.6827 x108 or send an email to [email protected] (If emailing, include your name, the workshop you’d like to attend, contact information and how you heard about us.) October as of today dates are listed below:

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Oregon Wild Photography Show at Portland REI-Oct 2nd

First Thursday Outdoor Photography Show Showcasing spectacular photos capturing the beauty of Oregon’s special places

See the best photos of Oregon's greatest wild places from the 2007 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest. The display showcases the wildlands, wildlife, and waters that make Oregon a special place to live, work, and raise a family. Admission to this event is free of charge and REI will provide snacks for visitors to enjoy while they take in the photographs.

Join us at the Downtown Portland REI on the corner of NW Johnson and NW 14th on October 2nd, 5pm to 9pm. For more information please visit our website http://www.oregonwild.org

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Jobs & Internships

Washington County Director Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Job Description

Overview

The primary functions of the Washington County Director are to provide leadership and direction and engage the community in our mentoring programs based in Washington County. The Director will be responsible for the supervision of the on site staff, volunteers, and interns. This position will work collaboratively with the community relations staff, fund development staff, and program supervisors to ensure high quality program outcomes and adequate resources to achieve those outcomes. This is a high performance position requiring the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Qualifications

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Sunshine Division seeking Program Manager

Nonprofit looking for Program Manager with heart as well as with experience

Sunshine Division with the Portland Police Bureau is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides emergency food and clothing to Portland-area families in need.  Visit us at www.sunshinedivision.org for more information. This position is not a City of Portland position.

Program Manager (full-time)

Sunshine Division seeks a compassionate, outgoing, mission driven, detail-oriented, professional Program Manager to coordinate volunteers, community outreach, and events.

SUMMARY: The Program Manager strategically plans and coordinates fund-, food-, and friend-raising events and cultivates positive community relations. This is an exempt position.

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Available Position at Neighborhood House - Roosevelt SUN School Program Assistant

Neighborhood House, Inc. Youth & Family Services   September 25, 2008

Neighborhood House Roosevelt SUN School Program Assistant, Roosevelt HS

16 hr/wk during ’08-09 school year

Hourly Range: $11.07-$13.28  

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Controller for SMART program

*****UPDATED DEADLINE: Friday, October 17, 2008*****

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is seeking a Controller to manage the day to day accounting and financial planning activities.

SMART is a dynamic non-profit that partners with hundreds of schools across the state to deliver proven literacy support to K-3 children. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families. Our vision is an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

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Research & Development Specialist for Innovative Housing Inc.

Innovative Housing Inc. has been awarded Technical Assistance funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to develop a CDFI that will provide comprehensive financial education and short-term, emergency loans to low-income residents of the Portland Metropolitan area. We are hiring a Research and Development Specialist to conduct research and activities necessary to develop business, marketing, licensing, and funding strategies relevant to the emerging CDFI.

Organization: Innovative Housing, Inc., www.innovativehousinginc.com

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Community Relations Internship, American Cancer Society

The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for its Community Relations Internship Program. Interns will join the team of Portland Metro Market staff responsible for more than two million dollars in annual fundraising. The Community Relations Intern will work with the Community Relationship Management (CRM) Team on projects that directly influence the outcome of 25 Metro Market events.

This project-based opportunity is ideal for students interested in the areas of income development, business management, sales and public relations. It is an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to gain experience in fundraising, event planning, grassroots marketing, and the non-profit sector.

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Nonprofit News

Regional Arts & Culture Council Awards Literature Fellowship to Kim Stafford

 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]   Through vision, leadership and service, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. 

Regional Arts & Culture Council Awards Literature Fellowship to Kim Stafford 

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Q & A

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Trainings

Learn Conflict Resolution Skills While Serving Your Community!

Resolutions Northwest (RNW) is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides high quality, cost-effective conflict resolution services and education to neighbors, families, communities, and organizations.  From now until November 26th, RNWS Neighborhood Mediation Program is recruiting applicants that reflect Portland's diversity for a limited number of spots in our annual volunteer mediation training.

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Volunteering

Volunteers needed to campaign against Measure 61

Get involved this election season! The campaign against Measure 61 needs your time and energy.

Partnership for Safety and Justice needs your help calling registered voters in support of Measure 57 and against Measure 61. We’re calling Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 and Monday – Thursday from 6:00 – 8:30. Email Caylor, [email protected] or call 503-335-8449 for more information and to schedule a night to call.

We’re asking the public to vote no on Measure 61.

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Help 500 Kids get Their First Bikes - Volunteer Holiday Bike Drive Assistant

Holiday Bike Drive Assistant

Mission

The Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood shop. We believe that bicycles are a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change.

About the Program

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Do you love clothes?

Do you LOVE clothes? Sunshine Division has a perfect volunteer position for you!  

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division is seeking two regular volunteers to help us in our clothing store, Threadz. The Sunshine Division is a nonprofit organization which provides emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in need here in Portland.  We serve thousands of families each year and rely upon the help of volunteers to make this possible!!  Please help us continue to serve the community by volunteering with us!

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OMSI needs Adult Mentors for our Youth Volunteer Program

Adult Mentors to Youth Volunteers are responsible for interacting with high school age volunteers and helping them adjust to the workplace environment. It is a critical position that supports OMSI educator staff and provides youth volunteers with a positive workplace experience. Youth volunteers are a key component of OMSI’s volunteer program. Mentors provide critical support to youth volunteers, ensuring that they have a positive, productive volunteer experience.

check out a full position description at http://www.omsi.edu/info/volunteer/volunteer.cfm

We specifically need help on Sunday mornings and Thursdays.

Questions? Call 503-239-7814

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