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Digest for June 17, 2009

Digest Contents:

PDX Nonprofit Tech Day On, Hands On at OSBridge
The Wild World of Compost
Wed. 7/8 Springboard Social Innovation Forum: The New Family-Forward Agenda
PEEPs Spaghetti Carnival!
"art for the millions" wpa bike field trip, june 28!
Mortgage Default Orientation
Young Women Social Entrepreneurs: your relationship with money
Citywide Parks Team mtg on 6/18/09 - CANCELED
DII UnWorkshop Series: De-plasticize your toiletries
Bike MS: Explore Oregon - Volunteers Needed
Development Director
Adult Program Coordinator
Operations & Development Assistant at Bitch Media (aka Bitch Magazine)
Associate Director of Development - Part Time
Kelly SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator with Impact NW
Hiring Bilingual Protective Order Advocacy Program Advocate
United Way: Position Openings
Housing Program Specialist I with Impact NW
Executive Assistant (Part-Time)
Yoga Calm for Children: Italy!
Upcoming Workshop at Solar Oregon
Join our Volunteer Garden Crew
Share summer fun with a teen in foster care—become a mentor
OASIS Volunteers Needed
Mult-Lingual Volunteers NEEDED!!

Events

PDX Nonprofit Tech Day On, Hands On at OSBridge

WHEN:6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday (6/17) and Thursday (6/18)

WHERE: Hacker Lounge at Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

*The Hacker Lounge is located at the top of the Hilton Hotel

NTEN PDX 501 Tech Club and PDX NetTuesday joined forces with Day On to bring live technology help desks to local nonprofits, hosting our first joint event in March. Day On connects nonprofit organizations that need advice and assistance with volunteers who are ready to help. They have agreed to offer their brain power for a higher calling yet again!

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The Wild World of Compost

What makes Compost so hot? What about pests? Does it stink? Am I doing this right?

Living in the Pacific Northwest, these are questions many of us ask. Maybe you've been thinking about getting started composting. Maybe you just need a little refresher course. No matter your skill level or experience, this class is for you. Come join the Oregon Tilth educators as they explain the ins and outs of the wild world of compost. From the billions of microorganisms living in your compost bin, to the dueling utilities of the Japanese Bokashi and worm bin composting systems - they'll cover it all!

Home Composting 101 with Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center

Thursday June 18th

6pm - 8pm

Luscher Farm

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Wed. 7/8 Springboard Social Innovation Forum: The New Family-Forward Agenda

When: Wednesday, July 8, 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.

Did you know that motherhood is the single biggest predictor of poverty in old age? What does this say about our community’s priorities and values? Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion about the economics of family-raising, the crisis of care, and what we can do to set a new course in Oregon. We will hear from experienced leaders who are working for family forward change on a number of fronts: employment, parent activism, women’s leadership, state policy, and more. We will work together to develop a new vision for a family forward Oregon. Please join us!

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PEEPs Spaghetti Carnival!

Come to the PEEPs Spaghetti Carnival!   Saturday, June 20 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Northwest Service Academy--Lower Columbia Center 55 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214  

Dine on spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread: $5 a plate for youth/AmeriCorps members, $10 a plate for adults Bid on fantastic recycled art and services from local donors in a silent auction Play kid-created carnival games  

All proceeds go to the PEEPs Scholarship Fund, to increase access for all youth to PEEPs!  

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"art for the millions" wpa bike field trip, june 28!

On Sunday, June 28, the Dill Pickle Society, a newly-formed experimental education/ cultural center, warmly invites you to "ART FOR THE MILLIONS: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE WPA," a leisurely bicycle tour of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Portland. The ride will make several stops along the way to hear from leading scholars and examine the WPA’s relevance to contemporary society.From 1935-1943, the WPA put more than 8 million people across the United States back to work, many in Western states, including Oregon. While many are familiar with Timberline Lodge, the WPA also helped create and improve Portland city parks, public school buildings and a variety of other public projects.

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Mortgage Default Orientation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a Mortgage Default Intake orientation on Thursday, June 18th, from 5-6PM at the Center.  This orientation is the first step in learning how to work with your lender and how the Center can assist you in getting help to resolve your mortgage issue.  You need not be in default in order to attend.  This orientation is held every Thursday.  No reservations are required.  For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105.

 

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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Young Women Social Entrepreneurs: your relationship with money

Please join YWSE on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 7pm when we present Brian Farr who will discuss "Your Relationship with Money."

HOW IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP…with money?

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Citywide Parks Team mtg on 6/18/09 - CANCELED

NO MEETING IN JUNE.

There be a meeting on July 16th instead.  We're working on a topic related to park and urban renewal.

Linda Robinson, Facilitator Portland Citywide Parks Team 503-261-9566 [email protected] -----------------------------------------------------

Citywide Parks Team Meeting Third Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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DII UnWorkshop Series: De-plasticize your toiletries

DII: do it interdependently - it's easier to work together UnWorkshop: We all become experts by making "doing" an everyday activity.

The Create Plenty Action Center announces its first UnWorkshop Series. Along with the shampoos, conditioners, lotions, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. that you purchase, comes a lot of plastic. Word's been getting out that we have enough of that to recycle for eons. Since it can be isolating to do everything yourself and and difficult to rally up the ingredients, we're getting them all together for you learn to mix them up just how you like it.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter
position summary:

Hundreds of bicyclists will take to the streets in Stayton, Oregon on August 1st and 2nd as part of our annual Bike MS: Explore Oregon fundraising event—and we need your help. Be a part of the growing number of volunteers who have joined the movement and want to do something about MS now. Help us support our riders who have been training and fundraising for this exciting event. We can’t do it without your help.

If you are interested in volunteering for this fun and exciting event, please contact Wendy Allison at [email protected], or at 503.445.8356.

We hope to see you there!

Salary / Pay Rate:This is a volunteer position.

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Information

organization:Community Cycling Center
position summary:

About the Community Cycling Center

The Community Cycling Center, founded in 1994 is a 501(c) 3 that broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood bicycle shop. We believe that the bicycle is a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change.

The Community Cycling Center is an energetic workplace with a collaborative style. The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org for more information about us.

General Position Summary

Salary / Pay Rate:This is a full-time permanent position with an annual salary between $42,000 - $48,000 depending on experience; new and used bicycle purchasing perks, generous PTO, and full health benefits after 30 days

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Information

organization:Community Cycling Center
position summary:

About the Community Cycling Center

The Community Cycling Center, founded in 1994 is a 501(c) 3 that broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood bicycle shop. We believe that the bicycle is a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change.

The Community Cycling Center is an energetic workplace with a collaborative style. The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org for more information about us.

General Position Summary

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.50 per hour. New and used bicycle purchasing perks, generous PTO, and full health benefits

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Operations & Development Assistant at Bitch Media (aka Bitch Magazine)

Position: Operations and Development Assistant

About Bitch Media

Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization best known for publishing Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture (www.bitchmagazine.org), a print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism. Bitch features critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising, and other elements of pop culture. We also interview feminist pop culture makers, review new books and music, and lots more. We're in the process of evolving into a multimedia organization.

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Information

organization:Lewis & Clark Law School
position summary:

The Associate Director of Development will work in conjunction with the Assistant Dean and the Directors of Development and Annual Giving at the Law School. Requires professional and skillful interpersonal communications including donor correspondence, event support and planning, scholarship document management, data base access, prospect research, donor relations and stewardship, appeal calendar management and gift acknowledgment management. Please visit lclark.edu for a complete job description and to apply online.

Salary / Pay Rate:$23,829 per year (based on a 19.5 hours per week)

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Kelly SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator with Impact NW

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motived individual to join our Children, Youth and Family department in the SUN program at Kelly Elementary.

To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.

PROGRAM: Family and Youth Postion: Kelly SUN Parent Engagement/Extended Day Coordinator Entry Wage: $12.20 to $13.94/hrFull Time

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Hiring Bilingual Protective Order Advocacy Program Advocate

The Domestic Violence Resource Center is hiring a Bilingual Protective Order Advocacy Program Advocate!  Join our team and work to empower all individuals and families to have safe and healthy relationships.  We’re looking for the right person to advocate for and assist survivors of domestic violence at the Washington County Courthouse in both English and Spanish.

Position Description:

Part-time 30 hours a week, regular, hourly, at-will employment; some flexibility in schedule; reports to the Protective Order Advocacy Program Coordinator; pay rate DOE; full medical and dental after three months.  Paid vacation, sick time, designated holidays; eligible for agency Simple IRA after one year.

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United Way: Position Openings

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette seeks committed, highly skilled, motivated Community Speakers for fall 2009 campaign.  Collaborate to raise funds for health and human services.  Temporary, full and part-time:  8/10/09 through 11/25/09. $500/week (prorated for part-time) plus business-related expenses. Additional Information:  www.unitedway-pdx.org.  Cover letter/resume to [email protected] Reference Job #106.  Closes 6/28/09. Invitations to interview extended the week of June 29.

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Housing Program Specialist I with Impact NW

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Anti-Poverty department in the Housing program. To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter. Postion: Housing Program Specialist I Entry Wage: $12.20 to $13.94/hr Full Time 2 positions available

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting families and individuals in overcoming barriers to attaining economic self-sufficiency, housing, employment and family well-being. Primary responsibility is to provide social work services including service access and coordination, advocacy, support and encouragement.

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Information

organization:Bola Moyo
position summary:

Bola Moyo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to help women and children, touched by poverty and HIV/AIDS in Malawi, believe in themselves and believe a better life is possible. Working in partnership with local leaders, Bola Moyo supports education, creative expression, and skills development to equip them to live inspired and secure lives. Our most recent projects include a youth centre called The House of Many Stories, where kids ages 8-18 go to learn, read, act, create, debate, discuss, and form bonds with older, wiser mentors – and ALiCE, our adult literacy and continuing education program that serves mostly women whose past efforts to receive or complete a formal basic education were, for various reasons, thwarted.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Yoga Calm for Children: Italy!

Yoga Calm in Italy! with Lynea Gillen, MS and Jim Gillen, RYT July 30 to Aug 6, 2009 Casperia, Italy $650 Yoga Calm Course Fee $1045 Lodging/Meals (double occupancy,daily yoga, meals) $165/3 PSU Credit Fee

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Upcoming Workshop at Solar Oregon

Passive Solar Building Design - 7/18/09 - Portland A practical "how to" workshop for builders, designers and individuals who are planning to design or build a passive solar home. 

You gain an understanding about the natural processes that underlie passive solar design and how building orientation, architecture and construction materials take advantage of these natural processes to provide a significant portion of a home's space heating, cooling and daylighting. You will also learn to calculate how much glazing and thermal storage you will need and how to meet the requirements for the $1500 Oregon State Residential Energy Tax Credit.

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Volunteering

Join our Volunteer Garden Crew

Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center is looking for some committed garden volunteers.

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our 2009 Fall Garden Crew to help with seasonal garden tasks at our Luscher Farm site. This is a great opportunity for community members interested in learning and applying organic farming skills. Our fall crew will run from July-September, meeting every other Wednesday from 9am to Noon. For more information and to sign up, please visit the following link to our website:

http://www.tilth.org/support-our-work/volunteer

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Share summer fun with a teen in foster care—become a mentor

What do you do on a great summer evening? Head up the Gorge for a short hike? Bike along the waterfront? Throw down a blanket at one of the free concerts in a park? You could do all that AND make a difference in the life of a teen in foster care at the same time. Just take him/her along. Ask how his day went. Ask her what’s on tap for tomorrow. And when September rolls around he might invite you to watch him play ball for his school or help her look at area colleges. Your presence in his or her life might make the difference between good choices or bad.

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OASIS Volunteers Needed

OASIS Education Center for Adults 50+

Mission: OASIS is a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults. Offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, health, technology, and volunteer service, OASIS creates opportunities for people to continue their personal growth and serve their communities. Need: You can experience what OASIS Educational Center has to offer from a different perspective. We have a need for office assistance. Tasks: Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone, registering members for classes, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Benefits: Interacting with great people, helping your peers and yourself learn and discover, and volunteers get a discount when they register for OASIS classes."

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Mult-Lingual Volunteers NEEDED!!

We are looking for Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian Volunteer interpreters to help out at the Lents International Farmers' Market on June 21, August 2, and October 4!! 

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