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Digest for October 24, 2008

Digest Contents:

Open House for Daybreak Shelter
Thursday, Nov 13th--Pangaea Project’s Final Celebration!
Re-Use Art Exhibition hosted by SCRAP!
Voz Celebrates First Thursday with Day of the Dead Celebration!
Inclusion Inc. Hosts its 4th Annual Autumn Art Fair
Interim Policy Director / Staff Counsel
Oregon Opportunity Network Seeks a Communications and Development Coordinator
Fiscal Manager
Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training...back by popular demand!
Free Orientation - FVTV Channel 11 Clark County Public Access
Introduction to E-Commerce: Part I
Position Available on Newspace Board
Volunteer for Snowsports Outreach Society

Events

Open House for Daybreak Shelter

Open House for Daybreak Shelter

Human Solutions offers the public a unique opportunity to experience its response to family homelessness at an Open House for the Daybreak Shelter in Portland.

Date:  November 1st

Time:  9:00am – Noon

Location:  12727 SE Market Street, Portland, OR 97216

Light refreshments will be served.

No RSVP needed.

The Daybreak Shelter is a one-of-a-kind day shelter for families (up to 15 individuals at any given time).  At the Daybreak Shelter, families can have a safe, comfortable place to stay – where parents can look for permanent housing options, employment and educational opportunities while their children can play in the indoor and outdoor play areas and receive tutoring. 

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Thursday, Nov 13th--Pangaea Project’s Final Celebration!

"It was by far the most I have ever learned in such a short amount of time. I would not want to go through life not being able to experience this."—Savanah

Thursday, November 13th, 2008, 6-9pm  |  Melody Ballroom

Come celebrate Portland's newest group of globally aware local leaders: 17 students from 5 Portland high schools who have completed Pangaea's 9-month leadership development program. 

Hear tales of their amazing journeys that took them all over the city of Portland, into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, and to the rice paddies of Thailand, where they learned about local and global social justice issues by meeting with inspiring grassroots leaders and engaging in community service projects.

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Re-Use Art Exhibition hosted by SCRAP!

What: An Exhibition of re-use Art with a theme of Alter Ego

Where: Rocking Frog Cafe on S.E. Belmont @ 25th

When: November 1st through November 29th

Opening Reception with music by The Thrifties on Saturday, November 1st from 6pm - 8pm. Everyone Welcome!

Come support SCRAP, local Artists & Sustainability!

SCRAP--The School and Community Reuse Action Project--is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

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Voz Celebrates First Thursday with Day of the Dead Celebration!

Day of the Dead Art Celebration Thursday November 6th, 2008 6:00pm – 9:00pm Portland Day Labor Hire Site – 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

As a part of First Thursday, the Portland Day Labor Hire Site will open our doors for an evening of art, music, and food. Come check out the art by Portland's Day Laborer community, hear some mariachi music played by day laborers, and experience Day of the Dead with traditional décor and food.

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Inclusion Inc. Hosts its 4th Annual Autumn Art Fair

“Offering people education and resources to direct their lives.”

October is Disabilities Awareness Month! Help us celebrate and raise money for a good cause. The evenet features art for and by people with disabilities.  The Autumn Art Fair will have artwork available for purchase and complimentary refreshments.

When: November 6th, 2008 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: 3608 SE Powell Blvd (right across from Starbucks)

Featuring: Jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculptures, clothing and more by talented artists!

Admission is FREE!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Inclusion Inc.’s flex fund, which assists our customers in time of financial need.

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Jobs & Internships

Interim Policy Director / Staff Counsel

Renewable Northwest Project Seeks Interim Policy Director/Senior Staff Counsel

Renewable Northwest Project, the Northwest’s leading renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a seasoned, committed individual to serve as Senior Staff Counsel of the organization.

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Oregon Opportunity Network Seeks a Communications and Development Coordinator

The Oregon Opportunity Network is hiring a Communications and Development Coordinator. Join an exciting team working to expand housing and economic opportunity for working families, seniors and others left behind by the market.

Oregon Opportunity Network is a statewide association of 41 nonprofit affordable housing and community development organizations. Oregon On members have developed over 12,000 affordable rental and homeownership homes across Oregon.

The Communications and Development Coordinator position will be responsible for coordinating a communications strategy to support the community development industry, and for coordinating and executing a fund development strategy that will provide long-term financial stability for Oregon ON.

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Information

organization:Peninsula Children's Center
position summary:

Fiscal Manager for nonprofit organization providing quality, affordable, multi-cultural early childhood education and family services in North/Northeast Portland. Annual budget of $1.9 million is funded through parent fees, state subsidies for eligible families, grants, and contributions. With a staff of 35 employees at four locations, Peninsula Children’s Center serves 185 children. Full job description will be posted at www.penchild.org on 10-27-08. Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] No calls, please.

Salary / Pay Rate:depends upon experience

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training...back by popular demand!

Winter is coming, so don't let your clients be left out in the cold...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held December 16-18.

The Ready to Rent curriculum provides housing readiness skills to people who have had past rental difficulties, have participants establish an action plan for becoming a successful renter and, upon completion, receive a Ready to Rent Certificate which is recognized by many housing providers and landlords as a compensating factor to some negative rental history.

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Free Orientation - FVTV Channel 11 Clark County Public Access

Take the first step toward using your local public access TV station to promote your organization's mission, services, and events. Come to our free Orientation class to learn how any community member can create and submit video content for TV reaching 80,000 Clark County households.

Saturday, November 4th, 11 am, Free.

Email [email protected] to reserve a spot or ask questions.

Location: FVTV Studio at 4707 NE Minnehaha St. Suite C-309, Vancouver 98686

Visit www.fvtv11.org or email [email protected] for general inquiries.

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Introduction to E-Commerce: Part I

Learn how to take your local business global and dramatically increase sales! Whether you are currently selling online or are considering a transactional website, you'll walk away with actionable next steps to grow your business online.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 6:30-8:30 PM 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland, Oregon

Presenter: Adam Stites, President of Xtremez.com

$5 for Mercy Corps Northwest clients, $10 for community members. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

Please RSVP to Heather at [email protected] or 503.236.1580 x211.

Learn More about Mercy Corps Northwest at MercyCorpsNW.org

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Volunteering

Position Available on Newspace Board

The Newspace Board of Directors is currently seeking a new member.

The prospective board member should have non-profit experience, enthusiasm for the arts, and a desire to contribute to the strength of the organization.

Board positions require a commitment of one to two years of service. Members are required to attend and participate actively in monthly board meetings which are typically held on third Thursdays from 7-9 pm at the Center.

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Volunteer for Snowsports Outreach Society

The Snowsports Outreach Society is currently looking for volunteers!

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado's Vail Valley. As a non-profit organization, we aim to build character and self-esteem in youth through snowsports and the SOS curriculum. Our programs offer snowboarding programs and the structure of the SOS Curriculum--which includes consistent adult mentors, community service opportunities, and life skill workshops. Through these opportunities, and the adult mentor relationships that are central to our programs, SOS accomplishes its mission of character building in underserved youth to enhance their decision-making for healthy and successful life experiences.

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