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Daily Digest

Digest for April 11, 2008

Digest Contents:

Building Healthy Families Day - April 20th @ PGE Park
CALL FOR ART/PERFORMANCES/SUBMISSIONS – PHONE BOOK MASH-UP
Celebrate National Volunteer Month!
Why Politics Will Never Be the Same: Wed, April 30th, 6 PM
Bloom 2008: Tryon Life Community Farm’s 4th Annual Spring Benefit
Ronald McDonald House Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Job opening: Communications Assistant for Humanities Council
Job Opening: Development/Events Assoc. at theater company
Executive Director: Portland Community Media
Art and environment camp counselor position at SCRAP
Job Openings- Head Teachers needed for Shepherd's Door
Job Opening- Data Entry - Full Time w/benefits
Job Posting: After School Program Instructor
Transition Services Manager
Herbalism Workshops!
Free April Community Workshops
Volunteer at new Rocky Butte walk event!
Host an Intern from Friends of the Children this Summer
Artist needed to help with Sunshine Division's Starlight Parade float!
Reach the Beach Fundraising Ride for the American Lung Association of Oregon

Events

Building Healthy Families Day - April 20th @ PGE Park

Please join us Sunday April 20 at 2pm for Building Healthy Families Day with the Portland Beavers!! 

As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, PGE Park is partnering with Sunshine Division and other local charities to provide a day dedicated to safe and healthy children and families. The Portland Beavers are pleased to offer specially discounted tickets. 

Tickets can be purchased on-line at: www.portlandbeavers.com/grouptickets  

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or by contacting Ashley Bedford at 503-553-5429 or email [email protected]

We hope to see you on April 20th with your family and friends!

Please send this to all of your contacts and help us spread the word! Thanks.

Britt Rosenberg

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CALL FOR ART/PERFORMANCES/SUBMISSIONS – PHONE BOOK MASH-UP

Working Artists Network and Yelp.com are producing an unusual recycle arts project where the main ingredient is old PHONE BOOKS!

We’re calling the project, the PHONE BOOK MASH-UP, and artists of ANY genre – 2D visual, 3D, fashion design, instrument makers, musicians, filmmakers, poets – anyone engaged in the arts in the Portland area – can apply to participate.

We’ll be choosing up to 15 artists, performers, crafters, writers, etc. for this 3 month process leading up to a BIG BASH at our secret location [well, it’ll be a secret until it’s time to let the cat out of the bag!] where YOUR ART, FASHIONS, PERFORMANCE, FILM, COMICBOOK, WHATEVER will be showcased.

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Celebrate National Volunteer Month!

Thank You Volunteers! Hands On Greater Portland would like to thank all of the enthusiastic, energetic, compassionate and dedicated volunteers who enrich our community! During the entire month of April, we’re celebrating by: Offering incentives! Every time you volunteer, your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes! Volunteer once, we drop your name into the hat. Volunteer again, we drop your name into the hat again. And so it goes! Winners will be pulled at the beginning of May. Adding More Opportunities! Beefing up our calendar to create more opportunities to get out and serve, while adding more of our most popular projects!

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Why Politics Will Never Be the Same: Wed, April 30th, 6 PM

Please join us for this exciting talk to be given at City Hall on April 30th.

Why Politics Will Never Be the Same:

The changing relationship, and new partnerships, between government & community

A Talk by Matt Leighninger

Wednesday, April 30th 6 PM

Portland City Hall

1221 SW 4th Ave

Join us to hear about the dramatic shift happening between community and government in cities across the country. Also, find out what’s happening here locally in Portland and how to get involved.

From 5:30 to 6:00 PM, join us for coffee and cookies to learn about how to get involved with the new Public Involvement Advisory Council and other City of Portland public engagement efforts.

Leighninger will explore:

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Bloom 2008: Tryon Life Community Farm’s 4th Annual Spring Benefit

Bloom 2008 Official Press Release www.tryonfarm.org/share/bloom-2008

Bloom 2008: Tryon Life Community Farm's 4th Annual Spring Benefit

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2pm-MIDNIGHT

Sliding Scale: $50-$10 (worktrade [email protected])

THIS IS A BENEFIT FOR TRYON LIFE COMMUNITY FARM

This is a No Alcohol Event

Please park at Riverdale High School: 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd, PDX - 97219 A shuttle will be provided. Biking and carpooling encouraged.

For more info, directions, schedule and general info, please Visit: www.tryonfarm.org/share/bloom-2008 or www.tryonfarm.org

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Jobs & Internships

Ronald McDonald House Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Department: Operations

Reports To: House Manager

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Primary Purpose: The Assistant House Manager coordinates the volunteer program and collaborates with the House Manager to deliver family services to guests. There are two Assistant House Manager positions, one at each House.

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Job opening: Communications Assistant for Humanities Council

Oregon Council for the Humanities seeks an individual to assist the Communications Director/Editor with all communications and publications, including Oregon Humanities magazine. Qualifications for this .5 FTE, salaried position ($17,160 + prorated benefits) include a B.A.; minimum two years experience in publishing, marketing, and/or communications; proven excellence in writing and editing; proficiency with Mac-based word processing, desktop publishing, and HTML editing programs; and interest and experience in humanities-based programming.

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Job Opening: Development/Events Assoc. at theater company

FT Development/Events Associate sought by The Broadway Rose Theatre Company. Seeking a creative individual with a passion for musical theater and strong people skills to facilitate and manage all special events for the theater (specifically those geared toward donor appreciation and cultivation). This position will also assist in other development tasks including the preparation of corporate sponsorship materials, fundraising solicitation pieces, and tracking donations in the donor database. Applicants should have an extensive knowledge of Word and Excel, and the ability and willingness to learn and master additional programs, specifically Fundraiser Select, Pagemaker, and Powerpoint. Salary range $25K-$28K. Includes benefits.

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Executive Director: Portland Community Media

The Opportunity: Founded in 1981, PCM serves greater Portland, Oregon, with a mission of promoting broad participation in civic and cultural life by encouraging effective use and understanding of community media. As the public face of PCM, the Executive Director serves as the organization’s primary spokesperson, builds relationships with diverse partners, leads the staff, and works in partnership with the Board of Directors on planning, resource development and advocacy. PCM’s FY 2008-2009 operating budget is approx. $1.6 million plus a capital budget of approx. $650,000. Primary funding is provided through a contract with the City of Portland. PCM is governed by a Board of 9 to 11 community members and has a staff of 22. Applications due May 8, 2008. More info: www.pcmtv.org

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Art and environment camp counselor position at SCRAP

Be a camp counselor for CAMP SCRAP! This SCRAP (the school and community reuse action project) is offering a art and environment education summer camp for the first time this year and we are hiring a LINKS AmeriCorps member to be a counselor! Teach kids about creative reuse, art, environment, sustainability field trips! great experience!

This is a 300 hour AmeriCorps volunteer position. You will receive a $1000 education award at the end of your placement, along with $150 in "SCRAP dollars" (good for an amazing amount of art supplies and cool stuff at SCRAP). There will be 3 40 weeks this summer, which accounts for 120 of your hours. the other hours will be spend starting May 1st, helping to plan for camp! these hours are flexible.

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Job Openings- Head Teachers needed for Shepherd's Door

Shepherd's Door is looking for year-round Lead Teachers AND summer teachers in our state of the art Children’s Center in NE Portland.

We have low student-teacher ratios. The positions include a competitive hourly wage and full benefits.

Shepherd's Door is the women and children's division of Portland Rescue Mission. Please direct candidates to visit the employment section of our website at www.PortlandRescueMission.org for further information.

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Job Opening- Data Entry - Full Time w/benefits

Portland Rescue Mission is looking for a full-time Gift Processing and Database Specialist at our Administrative office in the Lloyd Center district. Raiser's Edge experience is a plus.

The position includes a competitive hourly wage and full benefits.

Please direct candidates to visit the employment section of our website at www.PortlandRescueMission.org for further information.

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Job Posting: After School Program Instructor

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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Transition Services Manager

Bradley-Angle House, a social service/social change domestic violence intervention organization, seeks a full-time Transition Services Manager. This position will supervise family and youth advocates in our focused and scattered site transitional housing program, as well as two outstationed advocates at DHS. Ideally this person would have a background in housing and strong supervision skills.

For an application packet call 503-595-7411 or go to www.bradleyangle.org Persons of color encouraged to apply.

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Trainings

Herbalism Workshops!

Come explore the wonders of the plants through our Arctos School workshops! Our classes are on an inexpensive sliding scale, because we believe in spreading the love and knowledge of herbal healing far and wide. Inquire about specialized classes for your nonprofit!

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Free April Community Workshops

Please join us for these free opportunities to learn more about the estate planning process that are conducted in affiliation with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. All of them will be presented by Richard B. Schneider, attorney and author of a "A Will Is Not Enough In Oregon" (available in metro area library branches).

04.12.08 10:30-12P SE SELLWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

04.15.08 6-7:30P SW BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY

04.22.08 6:30-7:45P NE HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY

04.23.08 10:30-12P DWNTWN OASIS

04.26.08 10:30-12P NE/SE EAST PORTLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

04.29.08 6:30-8P OUTER SE ESTACADA LIBRARY

Regards, Devra Augusson Education and Public Affairs Coordinator

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Volunteering

Volunteer at new Rocky Butte walk event!

Volunteer at the new Rocky Butte walk event!

Volunteers are needed to help staff the 2008 Base To Butte event taking place by Madison High School on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am-2pm. This is a new neighborhood event and a great way to explore scenic Rocky Butte which provides a 360 degree panoramic view of Portland, Vancouver and the Gorge. We need volunteers who can work in two hour shifts to help us direct walkers on the way up to the top of Rocky Butte. To volunteer, please call Dawn Rasmussen at 503-539-3954 or email: [email protected] This is an exciting way to experience another one of Portland's neighborhoods while also beefing up the community involvement section of your resume!

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Host an Intern from Friends of the Children this Summer

Do you work at a non-profit that could use some extra assistance this summer? Would you like to work with a youth in a mentoring relationship to teach them job skills? Consider participating in the Friends of the Children Summer Internship Program!

The Summer Internship Program gives Friends of the Children program teens an introduction to the workforce in order to gain professionalism and job readiness, as well as to explore career options.

Internship placements are needed in a variety of work settings. Past interns have been placed at law firms, restaurants, summer camps, retail stores, warehouses, cafes, marketing firms, non-profits, sports training centers and community newspapers.

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Artist needed to help with Sunshine Division's Starlight Parade float!

Sunshine Division, an 85-year- old emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, is looking for a talented artist to help with a quick project. We need someone with drawing skills to sketch an outline of our logo on a large piece of butcher paper - about 4 feet by 8 feet. This paper will be used in the creation of a giant Sunshine Division food box which will be featured in the Rose Festival Starlight Parade! It is going to be really cool! Please contact me if you are interested in helping with this project! [email protected] or (503) 823-2116.

Thank you!

 

Britt Rosenberg

Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

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Reach the Beach Fundraising Ride for the American Lung Association of Oregon

Reach the Beach is a spring tradition featuring six spectacular bicycling routes heading to a finish line beach party in Pacific City. On May 16th, 2009, over 2,000 cyclists will participate in this fundraiser for the American Lung Association of Oregon.

But they can't do it alone. You don’t need to be on a bike to make an impact. Those riders can’t do what they do without you. We need you!

WHAT YOU GET:

-Free breakfast or lunch

-Free commemorative hat

-Free entry to our gigantic beach party on the sand in -Pacific City

-Feel great about helping a wonderful cause

-A chance to meet cyclists riding as far as 110 miles in one day!

LOCATIONS:

- Pacific City Beach Party

- Salem

- Portland

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