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Digest for April 16, 2008

Digest Contents:

Support Services for Friends/Partner Groups - Citywide Parks Team Meeting in April
Healthy Soils Workshop Sat. 4-19!
Earth Day 2008: Honor the Earth Celebration
WANTED: Filemaker Consultant
Summer Teachers Needed for PSU Upward Bound
Job Opening: Program Coordinator for the Center for Earth Leadership
Job Opening: After School Program Instructor
Job opening: Development Manager at Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Job opening: Area Director for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette: President/CEO Position
Parenting Classes at the Julia West House
SHAMANIC EMPOWERMENT WEEKEND, May 17-18
OMSI Sustainability Event - This Weekend!
Seeking volunteer literacy tutors
Volunteers needed for the Whitman SUN Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Earth Day: Dance of the Dinosaur needs Volunteer Help
Donor Perfect Expert
Growing Gardens needs Volunteers April 28th-May 2nd!
Register Voters, Save Democracy, and Make a Sweet New T-Shirt.

Events

Support Services for Friends/Partner Groups - Citywide Parks Team Meeting in April

Portland Citywide Parks Team Meeting Notice Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Portland Building, Forest Park Room, 13th Floor 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

Support Services for Friends and Partner Groups Guests:  Michelle Harper and Max Behrens, Portland Parks & Recreation

If you're interested in the new work that PP&R is doing around assessing and providing the technical assistance and support desired by organized "friends of" and partner groups, please come to the April 17th meeting.  Michelle Harper, Citywide Collaborative Services Manager for PP&R and Max Behrens, Alliance Coordinator for PP&R will be our guest presenters.  

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Healthy Soils Workshop Sat. 4-19!

Come to a Growing Gardens workshop this Saturday from 10-12!

Healthy Soils for Healthy Plants;

Soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. Learn what makes soil work, and how to build up the health and fertility of your garden beds to keep your plants happy and productive.

To register please email or call Emily: [email protected] 503-284-8420

We'll give you the location and more details once you register.

Our workshops are open to the public for a small donation of $3-10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Earth Day 2008: Honor the Earth Celebration

Earth Day 2008:  Honor the Earth Celebration

April 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Church

SW 12th and Salmon, Portland

Please join the Center for Earth Leadership and the First Unitarian Church for an evening to express gratitude for the privilege of living on our remarkable planet.  The program will include special music and vocal performances, meditative singing, time for reflection, and a candle lighting ceremony.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Jeanne Roy at (503) 244-0026.

Meghan Mix  |  Program Coordinator

Center for Earth Leadership

319 SW Washington St, Ste 400

Portland, OR 97204

503.227.2315; www.earthleaders.org

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Jobs & Internships

WANTED: Filemaker Consultant

Portland YouthBuilders is looking for a Filemaker Pro expert to manage an upgrade and redesign project for Portland YouthBuilders. Please send me your recommendations. This would be a paid project and we are looking for a consultant with experience working with non-profits. 

Angela McMahon, Computer Technology Program Manager, Portland YouthBuilders 503.232.0398 www.pybpdx.org       

Want to stay up to date with PYB student news and activities?  Click here to sign up for PYB's bi-monthly email newsletter:  

http://www.pybpdx.org/newsletter.htm

                      

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Summer Teachers Needed for PSU Upward Bound

Portland State University – Enrollment & Student Services Division

UPWARD BOUND/EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH SUMMER TEACHERS NEEDED (HALF OR FULL-TIME): CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, SPANISH

Summary: Educational Talent Search/Project PLUS & Upward Bound are two pre-college academic programs hosted by Portland State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs provide low-income and first generation pre-college students a six-week summer opportunity to retrieve credits and advance their academic skills. Summer classes run from June 23 – July 24, 2008, ending with an evening banquet on July 24th.

Skills and Requirements:

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Job Opening: Program Coordinator for the Center for Earth Leadership

Organization Description.  The Center for Earth Leadership (Center) is a nonprofit that enlists and supports citizens who seek to create a sustainable culture.  The Center offers and organizes (1) classes and workshops, (2) projects, (3) publications (both electronic and hard copy), and (4) special events. 

Operating in the greater Portland area, the Center’s most popular programs are How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence, Earth Leadership Training, and Assessing Your Ecological Footprint.  More detailed information about the Center can be found at www.earthleaders.org.

The Center was founded in 2006 by Jeanne and Dick Roy, who are also co-founders of the Oregon Natural Step Network and the Northwest Earth Institute.

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Job Opening: 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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Job opening: Development Manager at Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Job Title: Development Manager Organization: Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest Reports To: Executive Director

Position Summary The Development Manager will implement an annual development plan in coordination with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Development Manager is responsible in the areas of program development, solicitation and program management. The Development Manager will spend a majority of time soliciting major gift/planned giving donors and prospects, coordinating appeals, supervising special events coordination, and writing grants.

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Job opening: Area Director for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Job Title: Area Director Reports To: Executive Director

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United Way of the Columbia-Willamette: President/CEO Position

President/CEO United Way Portland, Oregon

The Portland-based United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is looking for its next great leader. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an exceptional record as an executive level leader and convener, with the ability to bring clarity and focus to United Way’s role of achieving enhanced community impact, extended volunteer engagement and greater financial support for its mission-focused work. The ability to powerfully and passionately communicate the organization’s mission of helping people, changing lives and making every contribution count is also required.

 

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Trainings

Parenting Classes at the Julia West House

Make parenting a pleasure!  A series of six, 90 minute workshops for parents to share their own knowledge and expertise will meet on the second floor of the Julia West House, at 522 SW 13th Street in Portland.  This six week class will meet on Mondays, May 5- June 9, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. This class fulfills court mandated requirements.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so call today to reserve your spot!

Call Patty at 503.222.6564

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Patty Warman, MSW

Program Director - Julia West House

522 SW 13th Street

Portland, Oregon 97205

503.222.6564

503.222.6572 Fax

[email protected]

 

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SHAMANIC EMPOWERMENT WEEKEND, May 17-18

Circle of the Living Earth, a 501(c)3 offering shamanic instruction, presents:

SPRING SHAMANIC EMPOWERMENT WEEKEND

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 & 18, 2008 Portland (non-residential)

Strengthen your relationship with life and the planet through learning to communicate with the spirit world!

This weekend intensive provides beginning, in-depth instruction in fundamental shamanic journey skills. Learn how to journey safely to the spirit world and back, to develop relationships with your personal spirit allies, to formulate questions to elicit the counsel and personal healing you seek, and to work with the information you receive.

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Volunteering

OMSI Sustainability Event - This Weekend!

Come to OMSI this weekend and volunteer at our first ever Seeds of Science event! We need folks who like to get their hands dirty, have fun, and chat about sustainability!

When: Saturday April 19th and Sunday April 20th, We have two shifts available each day: 9:30 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 5:30.

Where: OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave

Contact Meara McNally 503.239.7814 [email protected]

The event will be set up in the style of a Farmer's Market in which visitors can travel from green demonstration to green demonstration and learn about the sustainability in the food we eat and grow. If you know everything there is to know about compost or if you've never planted a seed in your life but would like to learn, we would love your help!

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Seeking volunteer literacy tutors

One in five American adults reads at or below a fifth grade level - you can help change this. Become a tutor! This is a tremendous opportunity to change someone's life while enriching your own.

Volunteers are needed to tutor adult learners in the Portland area. Needs are especially great in North, Northeast, and Southeast Portland.

Oregon Literacy is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting adults to local programs that teach English, reading and writing skills, and offer assistance with GED preparation.

To connect with a student near you, or for more information, call Oregon Literacy at 1-800-322-8715 or email [email protected]

Thanks! Emily, Outreach Assistant

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Volunteers needed for the Whitman SUN Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at Whitman Elementary School will be held on the evening of April 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. With the help of some enthusiastic and fun-loving volunteers we hope to make this the best Cinco de Mayo celebration we’ve ever had!

We need volunteers to help children play traditional Mexican games, or help serve authentic food and drink. (Spanish not required.)

If you want to be a part of an exciting and vibrant community event, we would love to have your help. Please contact:

Doug Smith, Whitman SUN Community Engagement Specialist [email protected] 503-916-6370

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Earth Day: Dance of the Dinosaur needs Volunteer Help

THURSDAY 4/17/08

Set up from 10am to 3pm.

Transport towers & stages to Overlook Park and pick up tents in North Plains

FRIDAY 4/18/08

Set up from 9am to 8pm

T-Palas repair (our mobile tea house), build stages (cordless screwguns needed), booth set-up; mark spaces with chalk, tent set-up, better Transportation Fair set-up

SATURDAY 4/19/08

Day of activities from 7AM to 10pm

Booth/Vendor check-in, set-up, videographers, bicycle parking, Kids Village, VBC/City Repair Info Booth, T-Palas serving tea (Serve tea and chai), Parking/Traffic, Recycling/Clean Team, Raffle, Better Transportation Fair, Take down (cordless screwguns and gloves needed)

SUNDAY 4/20/08

Take down activities from 10AM to 6PM

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Donor Perfect Expert

Do you care deeply about our natural resources and enjoy living in a city with one of the largest, most accessible forests? If so, the Forest Park Conservancy could use your enthusiasm and skills with DonorPerfect to help us catalyze and more effectively utilize our DonorPerfect software to build our donor base and support the health of Forest Park. Call 503.223.5449, ext. 2 or email: [email protected]

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Growing Gardens needs Volunteers April 28th-May 2nd!

Help Growing Gardens distribute veggie starts to low income families at our annual Plant Distribution Day!

What we need:

1) April 28th - May 1st -People with vehicles (preferably vans or trucks) to pick up starts from local growers and transport them to our office.

-Volunteers to call our our Home Gardeners and remind them about the Plant Distribution Day

2) Friday, May 2nd -Volunteers to help us transport starts and set them up for Saturday's Plant Distribution.

9-12AM: Transport plants to venue 1:30-5:00: Set up and organize plants for Saturday ***We really need volunteers for this afternoon shift!

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Register Voters, Save Democracy, and Make a Sweet New T-Shirt.

The Bus Project's on the move, spreading democracy by registering folks to vote, one at a time. The registration deadline for our Oregon primary is creeping towards us -- only 13 short days to go. Meet us this Saturday morning for some breakfast treats and coffee before heading out to Portland's best Saturday spots to register voters. Then get your spray paint on. We'll bring the stencils; you bring an old t-shirt and a willingness to change the world.

The Green Dragon: Bistro and Brew Pub 928 SE 9th and Belmont 11 am

Questions? Call Rebecca (503)233-3018 or email [email protected]

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