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Digest for April 23, 2009

Digest Contents:

"Designing the Future" Eco-Architecture Lecture and Potluck at SEA Change
"Lady Sings the Blues: A Billie Holiday Tribute Night"
Healthcare Symposium- May 20
May 16 workshop, "Where’s My Manual? Positive Parenting for Challenging Behaviors"
Commissioner Fritz visits NWNW April 23!
It's All About the Bike--City Club's First-Ever Bicycle Exposition
Community Conversation: Redefining a Museum's Role
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrator's Association Conference
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AmeriCorp VISTA Position-Design and Deliver Financial Management Programs to alleviate Poverty-Polk County
Portland YouthBuilders seeks Advocate
Learn to build your own backyard earthen oven! Take part in TLC Farm's spring workshops!
Federal Grants & Contracts: from Nightmares to Millions
Unity Summit: Facilitators Needed
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
Cat Adoption Team needs your help at Cascade Station!
International Exchange Program taking Applications

Events

"Designing the Future" Eco-Architecture Lecture and Potluck at SEA Change

April 26, 3:30pm - 9pm: “Meeting of Minds” potluck and lectures given by Artists/Architects/Designers exhibiting in SEA Change's current art show "Designing the Future." Free and open to everyone interested in creating an equal, peaceful, compassionate, and just future.

• 3:30pm Leon Smith of Planet Earth Playscapes

• 5pm Lecture: Pdxplore + Rick Potestio

• 6pm: Potluck. Bring a dish to share dinner + ideas with fellow architects and community members about how to design an incredibly environmentally friendly, socially inclusive city and world.

• 7pm: Mark Lakeman of City Repair / Communitecture

• 8pm: Ed Carpenter, Public Artist

SEA change Social Environmental Art

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"Lady Sings the Blues: A Billie Holiday Tribute Night"

Siren Nation Proudly Presents...       "Lady Sings the Blues:  A Tribute to Billie Holiday"

For the third year, Siren Nation is producing "Lady Sings the Blues:  A Tribute to Billie Holiday." 

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Healthcare Symposium- May 20

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation invites you to the first annual healthcare symposium, Leading Oregon to a Brighter Future: Transforming the Lives of Oregonians. We are seeing changes at the national and state level that will play a major role in our local provision of healthcare. This symposium will explore how to write the prescription for our ailing healthcare system. Speakers include David Ford, CEO, CareOregon; Jack Friedman, CEO, Providence Health Plans; State Representative Mitch Greenlick; Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH, Administrator, Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research; and Dr. William S. Ten Pas, Senior Vice President, Dental Services, The ODS Companies.

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May 16 workshop, "Where’s My Manual? Positive Parenting for Challenging Behaviors"

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Commissioner Fritz visits NWNW April 23!

What:   City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will be our guest at the Neighbors West-Northwest Board meeting.

The Commissioner will speak about the city budget and is interested in your issues as well. There will be a question and answer period.

Date:     Thursday, April 23rd.

Time:     5:30 PM, with the Commissioner scheduled to speak at 5:45 PM.

Where: Legacy Good Samaritan Building 2, Auditorium 1040 NW 22nd Avenue Portland OR 97210

The Portland Streetcar and Bus # 15, 17 & 77 all stop within a block of the meeting location. Parking is available in Parking Garage #2 on NW Marshall between NW 22st & NW 22nd Avenues. The garage is attached to the building with the auditorium.

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It's All About the Bike--City Club's First-Ever Bicycle Exposition

In Portland, bicycling is more than a way to get around — it’s a way of life. On May 1, City Club welcomes Jay Graves, owner of the Bike Gallery, Mia Birk, principal at Alta Planning & Design, and Jonathan Nicholas, a founder of Cycle Oregon, who will discuss bicycles and bicycling as an economic influence, an urban planning opportunity and a lifestyle. City Club is also pleased to announce its first-ever bicycle exposition, in which eighteen local bike builders will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind, hand-made bicycles. Come early to enjoy the bikes and to speak with these artisans about their creations. Find a full list of attending bike builders on City Club’s website, www.pdxcityclub.org.

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Community Conversation: Redefining a Museum's Role

Conversation 4 | Redefining a Museum’s Role: A Cultural and Educational Resource

Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm; Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis

Please join Pacific Northwest College of Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft and invited members of Oregon's creative community to engage in the fourth session in a series of conversations about the anticipated integration of two of Portland's most venerable institutions, that have, in recent years, reinvented themselves to respond to changing educational and cultural needs.

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Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrator's Association Conference

SAVE THE DATE

“IN OUR BACKYARD”

Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrator’s Association

2009 Annual Conference

Portland - Oregon

 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4, 2009

Planned topics [from member survey] to benefit from Northwest experts on include:

§  Measuring impact and assessing volunteer projects

§  Designing excellent volunteer training

§  Managing difficult behaviors of volunteers

§  Recruiting and managing diverse groups

§  Training staff to work with volunteers

§  Recognition- new ideas with multi- generational approach

§  Gen Y volunteerism

 

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Jobs & Internships

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Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Community Food Security Coalition
position summary:

Application deadline has passed.

Salary / Pay Rate:n/a
more info...

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AmeriCorp VISTA Position-Design and Deliver Financial Management Programs to alleviate Poverty-Polk County

Position Description:

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Portland YouthBuilders seeks Advocate

Portland YouthBuilders has an immediate job opening.  We are seeking another Adovcate to join our Student Services Team.  The Team provides individual and group counseling, interpersonal skill building, and case management to PYB's students. 

Compensation is $37,000-$42,000 per year, plus great paid time off and other benefits.  

Petra Nomina Fiscal Manager, Portland YouthBuilders 4816 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR  97266, 503-286-9350, x. 242 [email protected]

Position Title: Advocate

Department:  Student Services  

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Trainings

Learn to build your own backyard earthen oven! Take part in TLC Farm's spring workshops!

From foundation to finish, this two day workshop at TLC Farm, led by Joshua Klyber and Bonsai Matt, will give participants a hands-on education in all they need to know to build their own old-world baking ovens.

Using earthen materials - sand, clay and straw - workshop participants will build a "cob" oven that is fantastic for baking and making pizza!  The workshop runs from 10-4 on Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3. $75 for both days. Please pre-register by calling 503-245-3847 or email [email protected]

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Federal Grants & Contracts: from Nightmares to Millions

With current funding opportunities, there has never been a better time to learn how to write proposals for federal grants and contracts. Don’t be intimidated by Federal requirements. Conquer your fear of the Federal Register! Learn the basic parameters of Federal funding, how to find opportunities to apply for Federal funds, and how to read and understand a Federal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), Request for Proposal (RFP) and other opportunities published in the Federal Register. Review required federal forms and understand how to prepare your proposal for maximum scoring.

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Volunteering

Unity Summit: Facilitators Needed

The Unity Ambassadors project is excited to announce the 4th Annual Unity Summit will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from 3:30-8:30 pm at George Middle School with the theme “Unite Together, Change Together.” The Unity Summit is a one day after-school workshop aimed at uniting middle school students through small and large group activities, with the ultimate aim of building youth voice and skills for sustained community connectedness and youth empowerment. We are currently recruiting facilitators and volunteers for this year’s event. We are looking for working professionals as well as high school and university students.

Please contact Jill Morrow, Impact NW Community Involvement Supervisor at 503-988-4996 x265 or [email protected] if you're interested.

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

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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Cat Adoption Team needs your help at Cascade Station!

Are you a cat enthusiast, have experience working with people and animals, and a passion to help animals in need? Do you live or work near the airport or Cascade Station?

Cat Adoption Team is recruiting volunteer Adoption Counselors at our Cascade Station adoption center and we need your help!

Please read the volunteer job description below. If you are interested in signing up, please fill out a Volunteer Application on our website at www.catadoptionteam.org.

Volunteer Job Description: Matchmaker (Adoption Counselor)

Reports to: Shelter Manager

Purpose of Position: The Matchmaker builds a relationship with potential adopters and assists in helping them find cats that are a good match for their home and lifestyle.

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International Exchange Program taking Applications

Apply now for the experience of a lifetime!

From July 31 – August 14, 2009, young people ages 18-23 years old from Germany, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, France, and the United States will gather in Paris and Annecy, France for the 5th annual IOU Respect international exchange program. Hostelling International(HI) is proud to deliver this meaningful learning experience. The program is an intensive experience of living, sharing and learning together in an effort to bridge cultural divides.

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