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Digest for February 12, 2009

Digest Contents:

Sign up for the CREATE A LEGACY: Heirloom Art for Boomers Class Feb. 19th, 2009
LGBTQ tobacco prevention: AmeriCorps LGBTQ Youth Healthy Activities Specialist
Safety Intern for DeConstruction Services of the ReBuilding Center
Part-time Grant and Proposal Writer
Resource Development Program Specialist (Americorps VISTA)
Do you have need for a raffle drum or easles?
Register for Local Agenda NW- begins 2/24/09
Worm Composting Workshop at Zenger Farm
Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 2/19
Special Oregon 150th Birthday Stewardship Saturday at Tryon Creek

Events

Sign up for the CREATE A LEGACY: Heirloom Art for Boomers Class Feb. 19th, 2009

Portland Community College Community Education Course

CREATE A LEGACY: Heirloom Art for Boomers

Instructor: Lisa Kagan Date: Thurs February 19th, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm Location: Hollywood Senior Center, NE Port/HWSC CRN#: 17632 Tuition: $29 Additional Fee: $10 payable to "Life by Design NW"

To receive a registration form, email [email protected] or call 503-731-6650. Or register online at www.pcc.edu/nc

Feed your creative spirit in this unique Life by Design NW session on creating an illustrated family history book. Preserve your family stories, and share the wisdom and experiences of your family's past with future generations.

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Jobs & Internships

LGBTQ tobacco prevention: AmeriCorps LGBTQ Youth Healthy Activities Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Breathe Free: OR LGBTQ Tobacco Prevention & Education Program / SMYRC (Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center)
position summary:

Breathe Free is Hiring!

AmeriCorps LGBTQ Youth Healthy Activities Specialist

♥ Interested in reducing health disparities?

♥ Looking for an excellent opportunity to network with at-risk youth programs and health and social service providers across Northwest Oregon?

Breathe Free is hiring an AmeriCorps LGBTQ Youth Healthy Activities Specialist to work from March to August 2009. This 6-month position includes direct service with at-risk and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth ages 23 and under. The position is full

Salary / Pay Rate:stipend of about $950 per month (pre-tax)
more info...

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Safety Intern for DeConstruction Services of the ReBuilding Center

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The ReBuilding Center of Our United Villages is seeking a Safety Intern for DeConstruction Services. The individual will work with the DeConstruction Services Department Manager to review and update department safety information. The individual will produce an electronic and hard copy safety manual to facilitate the safety culture of the department. The position will focus equally on content and format. The intern will examine a substantial amount of hard copy and electronic safety information to eliminate unnecessary material and create updated and relevant files.

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Part-time Grant and Proposal Writer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Museum of Contemporary Craft
position summary:

Museum of Contemporary Craft seeks a part-time grant and proposal writer. The Grant and Proposal Writer will write funding proposals, grants, stewardship and final reports to private, corporate, individual and government sources of funding. The position is also responsible for conducting prospect research on foundations and reviewing the prospects for funding with the supervisor. The grant and proposal writer is a part of the development department team.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter, three professional references and writing samples to Deniz Conger via email at [email protected]museumofcontemporarycraft.org or mail to Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis St., Portland, OR 97209. Please submit requested documents by March 6.

Salary / Pay Rate:Part-time salary position – 24 hours per week
more info...

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Resource Development Program Specialist (Americorps VISTA)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Black United Fund of Oregon
position summary:

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Resource Development Program Specialist (RDPS) will take the lead in refining a new individual donor program for the Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF). Through the development of donor tracking systems, donor communications, donor recognition events, and mechanisms for direct donor contact, the RDPS will create opportunities for broad community engagement in the new donor program. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in multiple stages of the resource development process while generating funds to assist low-income and minority communities across the State of Oregon.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Update, organize, and manage BUF’s donor database, ensuring the accuracy of content and creating instructions for database use.

Salary / Pay Rate:stipend of about $800/month
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Do you have need for a raffle drum or easles?

We have (and no longer need) a HUGE raffle drum- could be used for bingo, drawings, etc... it is about 5'x3'x3'. It would need to be picked up in downtown Portland in the next week. We also have about a dozen wooden easels that come apart for storage.

Both of these items are free to the first taker.

Please contact: Laila Umpleby [email protected]

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Trainings

Register for Local Agenda NW- begins 2/24/09

Announcing the newest cohort of our program for learning a new approach to making a lasting difference toward social and environmental change—social entrepreneurship—a way of building a new breed of change organization.

Read about past Local Agenda participants in the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2008/10/social_entrepreneurs_make_drea.html

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Worm Composting Workshop at Zenger Farm

Worm Composting Workshop at Zenger Farm on Saturday, March 7, 2009 (2pm to 4pm)

At this family friendly workshop you’ll learn how to turn your food scraps into garden compost with red wiggler worms. You’ll also get to build your own worm bin to take home, complete with worms! Cost is $40 per family (includes your own take-home worm bin – a $40 value!). Scholarships are available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To register contact Prairie at 503.282.4245 or [email protected]

Worm composting is a great way to turn food waste into compost to feed your garden or house-plants, or even to raise worms for fishing. It's easy and fun for the whole family - even if you live in an apartment you can have a worm bin.

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Volunteering

Save the Date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center on 2/19

Founded by volunteers in 1998, The ReBuilding Center is the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials.

The Rebuilding Center of Our United Villages will be hosting an "after hours" volunteer group on February 19th, 6:00-8:30. We will be working in the warehouse to organize inventory and make the place look lovely and "shoppable." We really need some extra hands, so please come and bring a friend...or five! You can sign up using the link below. Copy and paste it in your search bar if you can:

http://tiny.cc/JnSoV

Dress warm and wear clothes that can get dirty!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Ordas.

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Special Oregon 150th Birthday Stewardship Saturday at Tryon Creek

Stewardship Saturdays

Meet at the Nature Center on the second and fourth Saturday of the month

Work Party Schedule:

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