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Digest for November 11, 2008

Digest Contents:

Learn about Cohousing in Portland
Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness
Tomorrow is our day for the Umiak Building and Immersion Taster
BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE
This Thursday, Nov 13th- The Pangaea Project's 2008 Final Celebration!
Nonprofit Education at Portland State University - Nov 17 open house
Stand-Out Résumés and Targeted Job Search Tips
Spending $ in E. Portland - free meeting
Complete Skate Benefit, Dinner & Art Auction Kick Off
PT Administrative Assistant with PWCL
Development Assistant—Part time (approx. 30 hours/week), Temporary
Volunteer Mentors needed for Eastern European Youth
You don't have to know a lot about science to volunteer at OMSI!
Artists and Designers Needed to Speak in High School Art Class

Events

Learn about Cohousing in Portland

Are you curious about co-housing opportunities in Portland? Columbia Ecovillage is a forming co-housing community in NE Portland with an existing urban permaculture farm managed by the Portland Permaculture Institute. Go to www.columbiaecovillage.net for more information about the community and available homes, or come to our upcoming informational meetings:

Tuesday, November 11th: Informational Social Chapel Pub, 430 N. Killingsworth 6-8 p.m. Come meet community members!

Sunday, November 16th: Family Tour 4647 NE. Killingsworth, 10-11 A.M. Childcare provided, with activities

Sunday, November 16th: Meet the Community and Developer Presentation at 1 P.M. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave.

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Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness

Wild Utah: America’s Redrock WildernessThursday, November 20, 20086:30pm Refreshments, 7:00pm PresentationSierra Club Office, 1821 SE Ankeny St, PDX

Please join the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) and the Sierra Club for a breathtaking journey through the famous redrock country of Southern Utah.  Presented by SUWA’s Western Regional Organizer Barbara Eubanks, Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness is a multi-media slide show featuring stunning images by noted wilderness photographers and narrated by Robert Redford.For more information, contact Erica Maharg, [email protected], or Barbara Eubanks, [email protected] http://oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia/index.asp.

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Tomorrow is our day for the Umiak Building and Immersion Taster

There is still room to come build an umiak and spend 3-days training with the TrackersTEAMS Immersion Program. This is a rare "taster day" where we open up November 11-13 to the our community.Remember, you need to RSVP with us. Contact Tony at [email protected] or call at 503.453.3038. Choose a day or come for all of them!Three important things are happening for us:1) We are building a new Umiak2) Oregon Field, The Portland Tribune and the CW is coming to film3) We will really be packing the days with tracking skills, primitive skills, business skills and it will be run on Open Space.

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BroadArts Visionary Salons -- FREE

Please join BroadArts Theatre along with twenty extraordinary women and two terrific men, community organizers, neighbors, artists, and friends at the BroadArts Visionary Salons. Each Salon features four speakers of diverse experience, tradition and organizational affinity. Interspersed are songs and monologues performed by The BroadArts Band, illuminating the issues and topics of the speakers. Then, we initiate the conversation between you, the audience, and community speakers about how we each personally and organizationally contribute to a better future for Portland and our world.

Thursday, Nov. 13: The Friendly House 2617 NW Savier St 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Environmental issues

Saturday, Nov. 15: Jefferson High School 5210 N Kerby Ave 6-8 pm Theme: Arts, Education

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This Thursday, Nov 13th- The Pangaea Project's 2008 Final Celebration!

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The Pangaea Project's 2008 Final Celebration with Special Guest Mayor-elect Sam Adams

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

Come celebrate Portland's newest group of globally aware local leaders: 17 students from five 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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Nonprofit Education at Portland State University - Nov 17 open house

Greetings, Just a quick reminder that we are planning a casual open house to discuss our nonprofit-related programs with anyone interested. It's this Monday, November 17, 4-5pm, at the College of Urban & Public Affairs (506 SW Mill St, Portland) in the Gallery (2nd floor, south side)). Please do let others know if you think they might like to attend. We look forward to seeing you. Cordially, Sharon

P.s. Winter 2009 Courses include Advanced Fundraising: Major & Planned Gifts Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations Grantwriting (Intensive and Weekly) History and Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Organizational Leadership and Decisionmaking Values-Based Management Volunteerism & Volunteer Management

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Stand-Out Résumés and Targeted Job Search Tips

Stand-Out Résumés and Targeted Job Search Tips: How to Get Noticed in Today's Competitive Marketplace The economy is down. Employers are handing out pink slips. Your company's earnings are off and there are a lot of closed-door discussions going on, adding to employee anxiety. Or, simply, the work that you are doing isn't as exciting as it used to be. Now what do you do? And on top of it all, you've heard that for every job opening, there are at least 50-200 applicants. How on earth should you take the leap and look for work? And at the same time, what can you do to help build your chances of an interview and make yourself stand out in such a competitive marketplace?

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Spending $ in E. Portland - free meeting

What’s the talk in East Portland?

What:       Lents Homeownership Initiative's (LHI) Quarterly General Meeting When:      Wednesday, November 19, 2008, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where:     Standard TV and Appliance, 5240 SE 82nd Ave, Portland

Why:         Testimonials from Lents Homeowners and East Portland Action Plan Notable:  Meet Lents Residents and find out how the City of Portland and Multnomah County are going to improve the livability of East Portland.   

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Complete Skate Benefit, Dinner & Art Auction Kick Off

Complete Skate is a non-profit youth development organization that provides individualized counseling to youth at-risk of dropping out of school. Please join us on Saturday November 15th at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel (1022 SW Stark St.) beginning at 6:00 pm for dinner drinks, music and the art auction kick off. Professional artists have donated their time to decorate skateboard decks for auction. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets please visit www.completeskate.org. Your ticket purchase and other donations will be accompanied by a receipt for tax deduction. This will be a fun event!!!

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:PWCL (Portland Women's Crisis Line)
position summary:

This Announcement will close at 5pm on Monday November 17th. Please reply with Cover Letter, Resume and 3 Professional References to Linda Miles – [email protected] – No calls, please.

Women, People of Color and Minorities are highly encouraged to apply. PWCL is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Administrative Assistant Program: Administration Supervisor: Executive Director Hours: 20 hours per week, during business hours (9a-5p)

Position summary: This position assists PWCL with administrative tasks related to keeping files, personnel management, office/building management, volunteer recruitment and special tasks as assigned.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Development Assistant—Part time (approx. 30 hours/week), Temporary

This is a temporary position running approximately December 8, 2008 through April 30, 2009 while an employee is on medical leave.

Purpose of Position: Be the primary user and knowledge source for the Raiser’s Edge database, provide administrative support to the development department.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Volunteer Mentors needed for Eastern European Youth

Learn about a new culture!

Mentors Needed!

(in Portland and Vancouver)

NYP- New Youth Perspectives

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a mentor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help Eastern European Youth.  Mentors will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth's future.

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You don't have to know a lot about science to volunteer at OMSI!

Do you enjoy interacting with people, learning new exciting things everyday, and inspiring wonder? Then join OMSI’s Visitor Services Team as a volunteer!

We are currently recruiting for a variety of customer service volunteer positions and have opportunities on many different days and times! You don’t have to know a lot about science to volunteer at OMSI!

Please visit http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings for complete position descriptions and a volunteer application. Feel free to e-mail [email protected] with questions or to request a Word version of the application.

Here are the positions we are currently recruiting for:

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Artists and Designers Needed to Speak in High School Art Class

My name is Shilo and I am the cultural arts instructor at the Native American Youth and Family Center’s Early College Academy. Our high school serves high school aged youth. Although our high school is geared towards Native American youth, we have a very cultural and ethnically diverse student body. The cultural arts class is built around our Native American/Alaska Native traditions in art and cultural. Students learn about their culture and make several different types of projects from bead work to decorative dried gourds. To add a contemporary perspective and to give students access to the real world, I’m looking for artists and designers to share their art and chosen field with the students.

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