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Digest for June 5, 2009

Digest Contents:

Learn about Cohousing, See Model Unit, Meet Members at Daybreak Cohousing Tour on June 6
Grow green with Metro’s Gardens of Natural Delights™ tours
Wed. 6/10 Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Sustaining the Good
Work Party at Zenger Farm Saturday, June 13th
Conflict Resolution Film Premiere
Case Manager
Open Position for Paid Intern, Environmental Ministry and Energy
Volunteer Coordinator (OSSC AmeriCorps Position)
Administrative Assistant
Family Resource Specialist, AmeriCorps
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS - 6/4/2009
Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery
Yoga Calm for Children - Scholarships
Free Community Workshops-estate planning
Regional Arts & Culture Council Digitial Image Basics Workshop - 6/20/09
Regional Arts & Culture Council Digital Photo Editing Workshop - 6/20/09
Volunteer Teacher Positions in Tanzania
Sunday Parkways: SE Intersection Superhero Volunteers Needed
Friends of the Library Store Volunteers
ACLU Creative Copy Writer

Events

Learn about Cohousing, See Model Unit, Meet Members at Daybreak Cohousing Tour on June 6

Daybreak Cohousing, a new Portland cohousing project designed to enable residents to live sustainably in community, will hold a public tour at the Daybreak location, 2525 N. Killingsworth St., between North Wilbur and North Delaware, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6. Daybreak Cohousing was named on of the nations “top 10 green cohousing developments” by Natural Home magazine in January 2009. Members are being recruited for the community, which will be available fall 2009. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units will be offered.

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Grow green with Metro’s Gardens of Natural Delights™ tours

Peek into the beautiful backyards of passionate home gardeners, discovering their secrets to chemical-free success.

Free, including helpful resources, fun seminars and a garden gift!

Oregon City area tour Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28 Feel inspired by fantastic flower beds, incredible edibles, naturescapes and pet-friendly garden designs.

Don’t miss out! Register now at 503-234-3000. Space is limited to Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington county residents and a guest.

For more information, visit www.oregonmetro.gov/garden

Happy gardening,

Sabrina Gogol, toxics reduction specialist Sustainability Center Metro 503-797-1938 [email protected]

www.oregonmetro.gov/ Metro | People places. Open spaces

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Wed. 6/10 Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Sustaining the Good

Join us for this month's Springboard Social Innovation Forum!

When: Wednesday, June 10, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 Where:Urban Grind Coffeehouse in NE, 2214 NE Oregon Cost: $5.00 at the door. Light supper included.

June's Forum defines sustainability in a new way. We address how nonprofit change organizations can develop sustaining strategies. We will offer an exemplary panel of how nonprofits are launching or shifting to revenue generation. And, a lawyer will also be on the panel to answer the nitty-gritty questions about how. Come learn how to launch or increase your own organization's sustainability!

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Work Party at Zenger Farm Saturday, June 13th

June Work Party at Zenger Farm

Saturday, June 13

10am-1pm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

Come enjoy a late spring morning at Zenger Farm, a 16 acre educational farm in southeast Portland. Help us tend the crops, steward the land and say hello to our new chicks! To RSVP, send your name, phone number, email address and number of people attending to [email protected] Hope to see you at the farm!

 

Prairie Hale

Community Involvement Coordinator

Friends of Zenger Farm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

503.282.4245

[email protected]

www.zengerfarm.org

NWSA AmeriCorps Member

 

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Conflict Resolution Film Premiere

Sunday, June 7, 7 p.m. Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Full time Case Manager position open to work with at risk families/individuals. Must have self-initiative, be able to work independently, good time management skills and have an attention to detail. Must have prior experience in helping families/individuals set up goals and helping families/individuals achieve those goals. Must be able to work under pressure, handle quick turn around time lines, and be able to respond appropriately to people in crisis. There is a high volume of data entry, writing case notes, and a strong candidate will be able to track their time. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. 40 hrs/wk, starting range $11.96 - $14.35 per hr, non-exempt, with benefits.

Salary / Pay Rate:starting range $11.96 - $14.35 per hr

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Open Position for Paid Intern, Environmental Ministry and Energy

Interns (two) TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter and three refernces by e-mail to [email protected] or mail to Jenny Holmes, EMO/INEC, 0245 SW Bancroft, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239 or fax to (503) 223-7007  by June 15th, 2009.

GOAL: To provide support in outreach, education, advocacy, materials preparation, coordination and research for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons (EMO) Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC) and Oregon Interfaith Power and Light. 

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Information

organization:Street Yoga
position summary:

Do you love yoga? Want to help share yoga with homeless youth? Street yoga is a non-profit organization that supports homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness with yoga and wellness classes. Responsibilities include: interviewing, supporting and organizing volunteers, developing curriculum, teaching yoga and managing program evaluations. Facilitate peer support meetings. Attend all Street Yoga Teacher training workshops and any professional development opportunities offered throughout the year. Participate in wellness workshops.

Salary / Pay Rate:education award of $2,362.50 and a taxable monthly stipend of $518

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Administrative Assistant

Volunteers of America Oregon is a seeking a full-time administrative assistant to provide administrative and clerical support to our Residential Support Program. This program provides a variety of compassionate-based human support services to homeless men who are working to overcome the issues associated with lifetimes of addictions and homelessness. The successful candidate will have a HS/GED with at least two years of administrative support experience. Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team is critical. Applicants should be detail-oriented and have a range of administrative skills including top-notch experience with Microsoft products, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.

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Information

organization:Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center
position summary:

Bilingual Spanish highly preferred *Would you like to make a difference in the lives of low-income families, feel valued for your efforts and work along side others who are hard-working and committed?

Salary / Pay Rate:* In return for 1,700 hours of service over an 11-month period, you will receive a $4,725 education award for future tuition or payment on qualified student loans (taxed), a living allowance of a little more than $1,000 per month (taxed), basic insurance (for the member only- family not covered), loan forbearance and/or child-care (if qualified). Members only receive stipend and other benefits while serving.

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS - 6/4/2009

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS – 6/4/2009

 

Case Manager - posted 6/4/09 - Open Until Filled, First Review 6/13/09

Exciting work with innovative, skilled inter-disciplinary team to engage, assess and support culturally diverse homeless young people ages 16-24. Specialize in work with youth residing in Transitional Housing. 32 hrs/wk, Sunday-Thursday. Minimum qualifications: Bilingual Spanish/English. MSW/MA in counseling plus 2 years relevant case mgmt experience, MH, A/D, and adolescent experience. BA in relevant field and additional experience may be considered in lieu of master's degree. Salary DOQ + full benefits.

 

Bilingual Clinic Coordinator - posted 6/4/09 - Open Until Filled

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Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery

Title: Executive Director Status: Regular, Full time, exempt position Starting Salary: $50,000 – 60,000 DOE

Blue Sky Gallery is a volunteer and membership supported nonprofit exhibition space and community research center dedicated to the exhibition and explication of the best contemporary photography by emerging, mid-career and established artists. Blue Sky is also a place where photographers and those who love photography come to learn, share and explore.

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Trainings

Yoga Calm for Children - Scholarships

Yoga Calm® is an innovative child education method that reduces stress, improves self-control, and develops social/emotional skills. It helps your child develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness.

Yoga Calm provides children with a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development, including: 

Simple breathing techniques to slow down the nervous system, develop self-control and connect children with their feelings o  Yoga poses to release energy, learn compassion, and develop strength, concentration and self-confidence

Counseling games and social/emotional processes that develop patience, mindfullness, compassion, leadership, and other social/emotional skills

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Free Community Workshops-estate planning

Please join us for these free estate planning classes that cover the basics: health care directives, guardianship, conservatorship, probate, powers of attorney, wills and living trusts. All are conducted by Richard B. Schneider, attorney and author, as part of the following community programs:

06.10.09 10:30-12P NE HOLLYWOOD SENIOR CENTER

06.15.09 1-2:30P Hillsboro HILLSBORO COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

06.16.09 1-2:30P Oregon City PIONEER COMMUNITY CENTER

06.23.09 6-7:30P N NORTH PORTLAND LIBRARY

Regards, Devra Augusson Education & Public Affairs Coordinator

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD B. SCHNEIDER, LLC

2455 NW Marshall Street, Ste 11 Portland, OR 97210

www.rbsllc.com

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Regional Arts & Culture Council Digitial Image Basics Workshop - 6/20/09

Image Basics for the Grant and Public Art Submission Process Saturday, June 20, 2009; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. In this 3-hour workshop we will demonstrate methods of image acquisition (scanning photos and slides, downloading from digital cameras) as well as discuss differences between image file types, image sizing and resolution (for print, submission and for the web), as well as suggestions for storage, organization and backup of your digital images. We will cover RACC’s digital submission guidelines; other organizations’ requirements may vary. Please note: Must have basic computer skills. Presenters: Chris Bisgard & Christopher Huizar. Fee: $30. Location: Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis Street. For more information please contact: [email protected]

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Regional Arts & Culture Council Digital Photo Editing Workshop - 6/20/09

Digital Photo Editing Saturday, June 20, 2009; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. Learn to fine-tune digital images so they are at their finest presentable quality. This 3-hour hands-on workshop will review methods for editing and adjusting digital images using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on the Macintosh platform. Students will implement non-destructive processes that allow full image editing capabilities, without losing quality in the original file. Topics reviewed will include repairing damaged images, color correction techniques, sharpening, adjusting skewed images, working with layers, and the use of adjustment layers. Note: Students must be familiar with all topics covered in the "Image basics for the Grant and Public Art Submission Process" workshop.

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Volunteering

Volunteer Teacher Positions in Tanzania

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Tanzania by teaching at Orkeeswa Secondary School. Experience life in a traditional Maasai community and explore Tanzania.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) (www.ieftz.org) has an opportunity for Science and English teachers to volunteer at Orkeeswa Secondary School, located in a remote area of East Africa. We are currently looking for a Science teacher to begin immediately, and an English teacher to begin in August 2009. Email [email protected] for more information.

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Sunday Parkways: SE Intersection Superhero Volunteers Needed

Description: Sunday Parkways are 7-8 mile "temporary parks" along city streets connecting neighborhoods and residents in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Intersections are staffed by volunteers allowing residents to get to and from their driveways, with larger streets supervised by Portland Police Bureau staff and certified flaggers.

The City of Portland needs volunteers to manage intersections along the Sunday Parkways route on August 16. The event will run from 9 am - 4 pm, divided into three shifts for volunteers, so that they may enjoy the event personally.

Group volunteering welcomed and encouraged. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and food!

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Friends of the Library Store Volunteers

The Friends Store is located in the Central Library, downtown Portland is seeking volunteers to staff the Store. The Store sells high quality used books and book related items. Volunteer shifts are 3 hours, working with a partner. Training is provided. Call Nancy or Lenall at 503-445-4903

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ACLU Creative Copy Writer

The ACLU of Oregon is looking for a creative copy writer to help lighten up our website content and briefing papers and to help develop original slogans and event names.

We are looking for someone who is familiar with and supportive of the ACLU's mission. The ideal volunteer has some copy writing experience and is interested in helping to develop our marketing through creative copy.

Contact [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer position.

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