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Digest for February 2, 2009

Digest Contents:

Chili Feed Cook-off at Tryon Creek
From Corner To Center: Portland's Day Labor Art Show
*IMPO* LHI mtg - Expand & Celebrate!!
Author readings at People's Coop and Laughing Horse Books
Youth in Transition Advocate (Bilingual Spanish) .75 FTE
Family Program Supervisor, Adult Family Therapy at De Paul Treatment Centers
Medical Assistant/Milieu Counselor at De Paul Treatment Centers
Non-profit seeks P/T bookkeeper
MPAC meeting, "Let’s Talk! Communication in Young Children with Disabilities"
New Non-Profit Looking for Website Host
"Get the Facts" Orientation
City Repair Community Organizing Series
EVENT: Be Job Ready February 12th 2009
Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Branding on a shoestring", Monday, 2/2
Rose Festival offers silly, zany, and wacky program for 'everyday people' to join the Character Clown Corps
Do you have an idea for a community project for volunteers? SOLV can help!
Youth GED Tutors Wanted!
Walk to Cure Psoriasis planning committee needs you!
Volunteers Needed! Help Portlanders With The Digital TV Transition.
Learn how to lead a community project!
Be a part of Depaving Portland
The time to become a Mentor is NOW!!
motiveSpace Coalition seeks dedicated office support!

Events

Chili Feed Cook-off at Tryon Creek

WHAT:  Chili Feed Cook-off

WHERE:  The Nature Center at Tryon Creek State Natural Area

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

Portland, OR 97219

WHEN:  Saturday, January 31st from 5-7:30pm

WHY:  To support the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park Education and Restoration Programs and enjoy a fun event in your community

HOW:  Contact:  Please contact Melissa or Amy with questions:

503-636-4398

COST: $15 ($12 members) $8 for children

Space is limited please pre-register

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From Corner To Center: Portland's Day Labor Art Show

VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project Presents: From Corner To Center: Portland's Day Labor Art Show

  6:30pm Thursday February 5th, 2009 @ The Portland Day Labor Hire Site 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

www.portlandvoz.org

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*IMPO* LHI mtg - Expand & Celebrate!!

Join us in celebrating the Lents Homeownership Initiative's (LHI) 2008 accomplishments and launching a NEW Campaign to expand community building through homeownership across East Portland.  Looking for new partners!    

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Author readings at People's Coop and Laughing Horse Books

Author William Emery and photographer Scott Squire will be holding two reading events in Portland this week from their new book, Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley.   The book explores communities living in California's central valley. The term "edibilism" and the soft tenets that have adhered to it were created during the research for Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley. Edibilism unites seemingly disparate foodways—hunting, cultivation, feasting, gathering, preservation, and fishing—under the rubric of encounter, of immediacy, of participation. Edibilism seeks to replace Industry with industry, a word that once meant diligence and skill. It is agrarian, futurist, and communitarian. Its sole measure is the human hand.

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Jobs & Internships

Youth in Transition Advocate (Bilingual Spanish) .75 FTE

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bradley-Angle House
position summary:

Coordinate comprehensive support services for Spanish and English speaking young people and their parent (primarily mothers) to help break the cycle of domestic violence. Provide assessment, case management, and coordination of services for young people in residential and non residential programs. Collaborate with other team members to effectively serve a variety of families.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.00 - $13.00/Hr
more info...

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Family Program Supervisor, Adult Family Therapy at De Paul Treatment Centers

De Paul Treatment Centers serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking a Family Program Supervisor to provide leadership and day to day oversight of the Adult Family Therapy program at our Downtown Adult Facility in compliance with standards of quality care and contract requirements. Position is responsible for maintaining quality treatment services that are responsive to client needs and reflect best practices. The Family Program Supervisor will provide supervision to staff and contract employees working with families regarding adherence to program structure and scheduled activities and will report to the Director of Outpatient Services. Family Program Supervisor will carry a caseload of clients.

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Medical Assistant/Milieu Counselor at De Paul Treatment Centers

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking individuals to fill on-call Medical Assistant/Milieu Counselor roles to work at our Men and Women’s Residential Alcohol and Drug treatment facility on day and swing shifts. Responsibilities include monitoring client vitals during detox, administering medication, monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening as appropriate, and assisting with day-to-day activities. Position requires credentials of one of the following: Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, State Tested Nurse Aid, or Nursing Assistant- Registered. Must possess valid driver’s license.

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Non-profit seeks P/T bookkeeper

501c3 looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and organized P/T Bookkeeper experienced with QuickBooks and payroll for approx 15 employees. Non profit tax preparation a plus. Please email [email protected] with questions. No phone calls please.

Send resume, references and salary requirements to:

Patti Ulrich; Operations Coordinator Empowerment Initiatives, Inc. 825 NE 20th Avenue, Suite 130 Portland, OR 97232

Empowerment Initiatives, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. www.chooseempowerment.com

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Nonprofit News

MPAC meeting, "Let’s Talk! Communication in Young Children with Disabilities"

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Q & A

New Non-Profit Looking for Website Host

Dear CNRG community,

I am looking for suggestions on local companies that host websites for small non-profits -- for a relatively low fee. Because we have a volunteer who is developing the website on his personal server, we only need hosting services -- not design services. The site is being developed using Drupal software, with the idea that I will then be able to update the information on the site regularly without incurring additional expenses.

Any suggestions you have about which companies provide this service would be greatly appreciated. If you've had a bad experience, that would be good information, too -- especially any suggestions on pitfalls to avoid. You can contact me at [email protected] or 503-261-9566.

-- Linda Robinson

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Trainings

"Get the Facts" Orientation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a homebuyer orientation workshop on Tuesday, February 3rd, from 6-7:30PM at the Center.  This free workshop outlines the steps to homeownership and the services provided by the Center.  No reservations are required.  For information, contact Kevin Gillette, Program Manager, at 360-690-4496 X101 or [email protected]

 

Kevin L. Gillette, Program Manager

Community Housing Resource Center

2700 NE Andresen Rd., Ste. D3

Vancouver, WA. 98661

360-690-4496 X101

Fax: 360-694-6665

 

 

 

 

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City Repair Community Organizing Series

The City Repair Project is hosting a series of ten workshops designed to assist all you organizers out there in working more cohesively, effectively and inclusively. If you are looking to build your skills around facilitation, community engagement, public speaking and a host of other activities, join us!

The workshops will run every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at City Repair Head Quarters, 3125 E Burnside. We ask for a sliding scale donation of $5-$10 per workshop, or $40-$75 for the whole series, though no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. To register, please contact Maralena at [email protected], or call 617.406.8299.

Workshops and presenters include:

How to Talk to People You Don't Yet Know

February 5th, 2009

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EVENT: Be Job Ready February 12th 2009

Do you need to work on your resume, or get interview tips?

Come to the Urban League of Portland's Be Job Ready Training this February 12th, from 1-4pm.

If you'd like to brush up your resume or interview skills, please come to our FREE Be Job Ready event, happening on February 12th, from 1-4pm at 10 N. Russell St, Portland, OR, where we will help you succeed in your job search. Featuring presentations by Oregon Tradeswomen and the HVAC Program at PCC.

Resume work Express Employment Professionals 1:00 to 1:45

How to present yourself in an interview 2:00 to 2:45 Life By Design

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Mercy Corps NW seminar: "Branding on a shoestring", Monday, 2/2

A Mercy Corps Northwest marketing seminar: "Branding on a shoestring: Brands as experiences"

What is a brand? How can organizations with limited budgets build their brands to compete with the big players? What constitutes stakeholder experiences with a brand? This session will outline the concept of brand and branding, and walk the audience through the process of building a brand through designing target audience experiences at various touch points. We will focus on the importance of consistent execution and highlight the top three cost-effective techniques to build your organization's brand on a shoestring.

* Monday, February 2, 6:30pm-8:00pm

* Mercy Corps Northwest office, 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland, Oregon

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Volunteering

Rose Festival offers silly, zany, and wacky program for 'everyday people' to join the Character Clown Corps

ROSE FESTIVAL OFFERS SILLY, ZANY AND WACKY PROGRAM FOR ‘EVERYDAY PORTLANDERS’ TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINERS: CHARACTER CLOWN CORPS 2

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians who long to share their whimsical inner clown can enroll in the 2nd annual Rose Festival's Character Clown Corps. Named one of the Best Educational Programs in the World for festivals and events by the IFEA, the Clown Corps was one of the favorite new Rose Festival features in 2008. Participants will train and perform with a European-style clown professional, receive a makeup kit and costume as well as develop their very own clown character. Graduates will get to participate in many events during the festival.

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Do you have an idea for a community project for volunteers? SOLV can help!

Do you have an idea for a community project for volunteers? SOLV can help!

During these tough economic times volunteers become an even more valuable resource to us. Volunteer events connect your community to your work and our natural environment and provide an opportunity to involve and educate the public.  Whether you coordinate projects through work or are a community leader, SOLV can support your efforts for successful volunteer events. 

This spring SOLV has two events designed to support outdoor volunteer projects. The application deadline for both events is Saturday, February 28th.

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Youth GED Tutors Wanted!

Are you an expert on the five paragraph essay? Passionate about fractions? Use your knowledge and enthusiasm to enrich our Southeast Portland community and empower young people to achieve their goals, improve their lives and earn a GED!

SE Works’ Youth GED Program serves students who haven't succeeded in a traditional school environment by offering non-traditional curriculum, small classes and individual attention. Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups, and generally commit to 2 hours a week. We're currently looking for volunteers for our Tuesday and Thursday evening tutoring labs, from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Volunteers must:

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Walk to Cure Psoriasis planning committee needs you!

The National Psoriasis Foundation needs your help planning our Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 26, 2009. Walk to Cure Psoriasis is one of 15 nationwide walks we will sponsor this year. The walks raise funds for research that will lead to a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminate the devastating effects of these diseases. In just two years, this national program has raised more than $1.1 million for vital research projects.

Be a part of the cure! Join the planning committee for the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Portland. We need your help with team and fundraiser recruitment and local sponsorships.

For more information, contact Jessica Milligan at [email protected] or 1.800.723.9166 ext. 368.

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Volunteers Needed! Help Portlanders With The Digital TV Transition.

On February 17th many Portland residents will tune in to darkness. Don't let this happen. Lend a hand.

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is working to setup a volunteer tech team to assist Portland residents with the transition.

- Do you know how to install a converter box? - Do you know which converter box works with which TV? - Do you know which TVs need converters? - Do you know how to build/have you built an antenna? - Are you bilingual? (not required, but helpful.)

If you answered yes to any of these questions...WE NEED YOUR HELP!

For more information visit: http://pdxdtv2009.synthasite.com/volunteer.php

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Learn how to lead a community project!

Learn how to lead a community project!

Oregon Volunteers, SOLV and Rural Development Initiatives, Inc., partners in the Take Care of Oregon Days project to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Oregon’s statehood, are partnering to offer a free phone workshop designed to give community leaders the tools necessary to lead their own hands-on project. Learn how volunteers can help your community accomplish more with less during these times of economic hardship.

Join us over the phone on Tuesday, February 17th from 9:30 am to 11 am

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Be a part of Depaving Portland

Help us Get Rid of Some More Parking Lots

Do you know of some parking lots that you think could be converted to gardens or greenspaces?

We are compiling information to help us plan our pavement removal activities this summer. Please fill in the details to the best of your ability. It is ok if you leave some questions blank. We can fill them out later. Also, feel free to pass this survey along to your friends.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pSFqW_nM-AzJKkHAblFGZCw

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The time to become a Mentor is NOW!!

Start the New Year off right by making a difference in a youth’s life. Have you ever considered becoming a mentor? Curious to learn how you can give back to your community and have fun? Come learn more next Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. To find directions to our office http://www.boysandgirlsaid.org/about_us/location.html.

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motiveSpace Coalition seeks dedicated office support!

The motiveSpace Coalition is a nonprofit group of progressive architects, builders, developers, and neighbors in Portland, Oregon. We are coming together to research and catalyze innovative, bottom-up, non-speculative strategies for sustainable property development. In particular, we are interested in collaborative, cohousing, and cooperative development as viable and healthy models within our current economic crisis.

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