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Digest for October 3, 2008

Digest Contents:

Join Life by Design NW to celebrate the rebranding of the Salem Senior Center as the Center 50+
City Repair Historytelling
Kathleen O'Brien Book Signing
Ashland Solar Tour
The 2008 Seattle Bioneers Conference! October 17-19
Available Position at NAYA Family Center - Accountant
Sabin SUN Extended Day Coordinator - Portland Impact
Youth Development Network Coordinator
Annual Giving Manager Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Job: Program Director, Apprentices in Science & Engineering
Job announcement: SAFER Administrative Program Assistant
Grant and Partnership Development Director
RACC Press Release: Local Run-Off Candidates Respond to Arts & Culture Questionnaire
Training for Raiser's Edge
Introduction to the EA Sustainable Communities Certification Pilot Program
What's Green Building?
LEED for Homes Introduction
Indoor Air Quality Seminar
Volunteer Opportunities at Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Therapeutic Foster Parents, Full-Time or Relief
Cooking Class Volunteer

Events

Join Life by Design NW to celebrate the rebranding of the Salem Senior Center as the Center 50+

Life by Design NW will be hosting a series of 4 events to kick off the grand opening of the Center 50+, previously the Salem Senior Center.

The Salem Senior Center is a growing, dynamic organization poised to meet the evolving needs of the 50+ population of today and tomorrow.

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City Repair Historytelling

Dear Community,

We, City Reparians old and new, are hosting a day of storytelling and inspirational chronology. If you:

- are City Repair - were City Repair - want to be City Repair - don't even know what City Repair is

we invite you to join us. The gathering will be held at City Repair Head Quarters (3125 E Burnside) on October the Fifth, from 10am-3pm. We will spend the day progressively tracing the history of City Repair, following a loosely linear timeline. We invite you to come witness, share and explore with us in a warm, fun space!

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Kathleen O'Brien Book Signing

Kathleen O'Brien Book Signing

October 08, 2008

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Ashland Solar Tour

Ashland Solar Tour

October 11, 2008

Starting Location: Ashland Civic Center, 1175 East Main Street

Registration: $10 at http://activenet3.active.com/ashlandparks/ or North Mountain Park Nature Center.

Participation is limited to 100 people over age 12.

Contact: City of Ashland Conservation Division at (541) 552-2065

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The 2008 Seattle Bioneers Conference! October 17-19

The Northwest Environmental Education Council Presents: The 2008 Seattle Bioneers Conference! October 17-19, Friday through Sunday, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center!   Seattle Bioneers draws together hundreds of progressive leaders to share solutions to our most pressing environmental and social issues. This conference educates, inspires, and strengthens community among those who care for the Earth.  This dynamic event includes a mix nationally-recognized satellite plenary speakers, 45 live Pacific Northwest presenters, and 40 exhibitor tables showcasing sustainable products and organizations!

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Jobs & Internships

Available Position at NAYA Family Center - Accountant

The NAYA Family Center is hiring an Accountant within the Department of Finance and Administration. The Accountant will work as a lead member of the Finance team to ensure that the agency meets reporting and compliance requirements while operating efficiently and with thorough internal controls. Please share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested. For a full position description and application instructions, please visit the NAYA Family Center Jobs Page at http://www.nayapdx.org/about/jobs.php.

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Sabin SUN Extended Day Coordinator - Portland Impact

JOB SUMMARY: The SUN Extended Day Coordinator works under the supervision of the SUN Site Manager. Provides coordination of the extended day and family night programs for families and youth.

Part-time: (typical hours are in the afternoons on school days)

$12.20 to $13.94/hr

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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Information

organization:Oregon Mentors and OregonASK
position summary:

Interested in non-profit work and want to work for youth? Willing to serve your country without a salary? The Youth Development Network Coordinator is the community liaison for after school and mentoring organizations in various cities through out Oregon. The AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will strengthen mentoring and after school programs by building a regional network of youth development workers. Activities include organizing workers to participate in the Youth Development Network (YDN), hosting quality trainings, resource sharing, volunteer recruiting, and some fund raising. YDN coordinators will help programs serve greater numbers of young people through their efforts.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer Opportunity, but will be given a living stipend. See above details

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Annual Giving Manager Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Annual Giving Manager Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (Portland, Oregon)

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Job: Program Director, Apprentices in Science & Engineering

Saturday Academy ASE Program Director Salary starts at $42,000

Saturday Academy engages motivated young people in hands-on, in-depth learning and problem solving by connecting them with community experts as instructors and mentors. www.saturdayacademy.org

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Job announcement: SAFER Administrative Program Assistant

SAFER Administrative Program Assistant

The State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemicals Policy (SAFER) is a strategic national campaign with the goal of establishing a new chemical regulatory system that protects the environment and public health from toxic chemicals, and transitioning to a cleaner, greener economy. SAFER is working with states and organizations across the country to pass progressive policy at the state and federal level.

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Information

organization:Reclaiming Futures National Program Office at PSU School of Social Work Regional Research Institute
position summary:

Position Summary Reclaiming Futures, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has created and tested in 10 juvenile courts in the United States a six-part model that improves drug and alcohol treatment for young people in the justice system. To help spread this approach across the country, Reclaiming Futures is hiring a director of grant and partnership development. This new position will play a pivotal role in transforming Reclaiming Futures into a self-sustaining not-for-profit organization by 2012.

Responsibilities include: •Create a four-year business plan to make Reclaiming Futures a self-sustaining organization. •Submit grant applications to public agencies and private foundations.

Salary / Pay Rate:The starting salary for this position is $40,000 to $48,000 based on half-time work with the potential to increase to a full-time status in the future ($80,000-96,000) depending on available funding. This position includes an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools.

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Nonprofit News

RACC Press Release: Local Run-Off Candidates Respond to Arts & Culture Questionnaire

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

October 2, 2008

Local Run-Off Candidates Respond to Arts & Culture Questionnaire

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Q & A

Training for Raiser's Edge

Do you or anyone you know do trainings in Raiser's Edge? Please let me know. Thanks, Sharon

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Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Trainings

Introduction to the EA Sustainable Communities Certification Pilot Program

Introduction to the EA Sustainable Communities Certification Pilot Program

This holistic program evaluates master planned mixed-use and residential projects by assessing their environmental responsibility and resource efficiency, as well as their contributions to a healthy ecosystem and community.

Please join us for the launch of this new pilot program and learn how you can participate. Attendees will include developers, architects and designers, sustainable public policy and energy practitioners, planners and related professionals. Presentations from potential pilot communities will also be featured.

For more information and to RSVP: Contact Ann Griffin at Earth Advantage 503 968-7160 ext. 31

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What's Green Building?

What's Green Building?

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. Positioned in a region that is leading the country in the green building movement, Earth Advantage, Inc. is one of thirty-five certification programs nationwide. Since 2000, we have certified over 9,000 homes with one of three leading green certification programs - ENERGY STAR®, Earth Advantage®, and LEED® for Homes.

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LEED for Homes Introduction

LEED for Homes Introduction

November 11th, 8 - 10 AM

LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high performance "green" homes. A green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. LEED certification recognizes and rewards builders for meeting the highest performance standards, and gives homeowners confidence that their home is durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly.

Instructors:

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Indoor Air Quality Seminar

Tuesday, 28th October 2008 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Title Indoor Air Quality Seminar

Event Phone Contact (503) 684 - 1880

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Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities at Goose Hollow Family Shelter

Come help us get ready for the start of a new shelter season!

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Therapeutic Foster Parents, Full-Time or Relief

Help youth get a solid start!

We are looking for responsible, mature adults to provide safe, temporary homes for youth (ages 13-24) enrolled in our independent living/ transitional programs.  Provide transportation, housing, supervision, and structure while the youth work on personal issues such as addiction, safe community behavior, employment and education.  All youth attend our program 8am-5pm M-F.  We provide training, on-call support and tax-free reimbursement. 

For more information, call Taryn (503) 233-6121 ext. 37 or email [email protected]

Erin Kendrick

Employment and Life Skills Coordinator

Youth Progress Association

[email protected] 503-233-6121 x36

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Cooking Class Volunteer

Get Involved! Be part of the Community! Have Fun!

Portland Impact's SUN Program (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) at Madison High School is looking for a volunteer once a week to guide high school age students during the cooking class, help the instructor with set up/clean up, and make a positive difference! Class is held Tuesdays 3:00-5pm from October 7-December 16 @ Madison High School. Contact Anna Gennari at(503) 916-5338 or [email protected] if you are interested.

Portland Impact's mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty and help people achieve and maintain a self sufficient life. We serve over 70,000 children, families, individuals, adults with disabilities and seniors throughout Multnomah County each year.

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