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Digest for May 19, 2008

Digest Contents:

AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute
Depave Kick-Off Meeting- Wednesday, May 21st @ 6:00pm
Portland Plan launch - Join us!
Upcoming CREATIVE REUSE workshops at SCRAP!
"The Telephone," a comic opera sung in English (A fundraiser for the Portland Symphonic Choir)
Play after Play's last show of the season opens May 31
Montavilla Community Fair, August 16
Friends of Green Streets Community Meeting
Independent Living Advocate
JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE
Senior Program Case Manager Assistant Job Opening
Job: New Family Program & Child Care
Inclusion Inc. is hiring 2 FTE Personal Agents
Oregon Food Bank--Statewide Services Coordinator
Available Position at Neighborhood House - CCIP Child Care Network Coordinator
Great summer positions with non-profits, gov't agencies - still available!
Eligibility Specialist
Job Opening: Domestic Violence Advocate
Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
New OMSI Podcast: The History of Science
Seeking housing
TACS Workshop: Advanced Grant Strategies (June 4)
SEND TO YOUR TEENS: Teens in outdoor ed conference, June 20-21
REMINDER! RSVP for YWSE's "Beyond Bootstrapping" this WEDNESDAY!
Mentor an adult exiting prison!!
Volunteers needed: Metro Gardens of Natural Delights Tour
Now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing & Development ONABEN position
volunteer coordinators networking event
Bike Summer Camp for Kids - VOLUNTEER

Events

AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

June 8th-13th, Selma Oregon

 

Want to spend a week in the southern Oregon town where American Idolist Kristy Lee Cook once resided? This area in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountain bioregion is also famous for its wildflower meadows, swimming holes, hiking trails, salmon bearing streams, serpentine geology, and incredible at-risk plant communities. You’re invited to join a group of AmeriCorps members and friends as we work, learn, and play at the Siskiyou Field Institute from Sunday June 8th to Friday June13th.

 

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Depave Kick-Off Meeting- Wednesday, May 21st @ 6:00pm

Depave Kick-Off Meeting- Wednesday, May 21st @ 6:00pm

Depave (depave.org) will be removing asphalt on June 16th as part of the Car-Free Cities conference at a large lot in NE Portland. If you’d like to become part of this activity, and join our spirited group, please come to our next planning meeting!

We are scheduled for next Wednesday for our brainstorming, handing out tasks and drinking a beer meeting! We will be at the Depave Site and Michael's Cafe. Wednesday, May 21st 6:00pm-8:00pm The Waypost Cafe 3122 N Williams @ Fargo

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Portland Plan launch - Join us!

Pushing the planning envelope and building its visionary urban design legacy, the City of Portland is taking the lead on sustainable, equitable and economically viable long-range planning. Over the next three years, the Bureau of Planning will be updating the City's 1980 Comprehensive Plan and the 1988 Central City Plan in an effort called the Portland Plan.

The Portland Plan is an inclusive, citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years. The plan will build on the vision the community created through visionPDX, which captured and fleshed out our shared values of sustainability, equity and accessibility, and community connectedness and distinctiveness.

 

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Upcoming CREATIVE REUSE workshops at SCRAP!

*(All Ages) **Book Binding drop-in Workshop*

*Wednesday, May 21. 6-8pm. $5*

In honor of our new extended hours (we are now open until 8pm on Wednesdays) we will be having a book-binding drop in workshop. Sarah Morgan will teach you how to make three basic book styles that will introduce you to the world of bookbinding. A great starting lesson for anyone interesting in making their own books. Materials are included and experts are available for questions! Check our website for upcoming workshop happenings on Wednesday nights!

*(Kids) **Action Figure and Comic Book Workshop.*

*No School Day! Monday, May 26. 1-3pm. 7+. $15.*

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"The Telephone," a comic opera sung in English (A fundraiser for the Portland Symphonic Choir)

The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti A comic opera sung in English, along with other musical theatre favorites With Bobby Winstead and Gina Osborn, Accompanied by Doug Schneider Tueday, May 27th 7:30-8:30pm The Old Church in downtown Portland (corner of SW 11th Ave and Clay) While admission is free, this is a fundraiser for the Portland Symphonic Choir so there will be a suggested donation of $8. Please feel free to bring your checkbooks and contribute more to this fine organization that which brings culture and beauty to our lovely town. Every dollar raised will be matched by one of the Portland Symphonic Choir's own generous members!

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Play after Play's last show of the season opens May 31

This is our last show of the season. Don't miss it!

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Montavilla Community Fair, August 16

Mark your CalendersThe Montavilla Community Fair is August 16 from noon- 3pm in the Central Bible Church parking lot (NE 90th & Glisan). Families will enjoy free carnival games, a bouncy house, an inflated slide, clothing closet, exhibitor booths & live music!

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Friends of Green Streets Community Meeting

Are you interested in seeing more Green Streets around the city? Attend the Friends of Green Streets (FrOGS) Community Meeting this Wednesday, May 21 at PSU. FrOGS is a team of PSU Community Development Students working with the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (BES). For the past six months the FrOGS team has been exploring various ways in which citizens can get involved to plan, create and maintain Green Streets.

Learn more about the process of building Green Streets, costs, project funding, and ways to get involved. Meet fellow Portlanders excited about Green Streets and find out how you can help to move this project forward.

Friends of Green Streets Community Meeting

Location: Urban Center PSU 2nd Floor Gallery (506 SW Mill St)

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Jobs & Internships

Independent Living Advocate

Bridges to Independence, a progressive non-profit agency serving adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking a creative and dedicated person to join our team.

This position involves medical advocacy, money management, skills building, recreational supports, vocational assistance, client transport, and more. This is not a caregiving position; it is a position that encourages people to reach their highest potential and complete tasks themselves. We need people with strong initiative and problem-solving skills as well as the confidence to make decisions and work independently.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE

Metropolitan Family Service is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current openings listed below.

Because together, we can do more

 

Lead Program Coordinator – Face to Face Program – Full Time

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Senior Program Case Manager Assistant Job Opening

Job Announcement

 

Senior Program Case Manager Assistant

 

Closing Date: May 19, 2008

 

Scope of Position: Friendly House is a neighborhood center and social service agency located in Northwest Portland. This is a 40 hour per week non exempt position assisting case managers by providing in-home support, problem solving, and advocacy for elders in the NW Portland, downtown, and North Portland areas. The CMA will serve as a member of the Friendly House Senior Program (FHSP) team. Please send resume to CMA2 FHSP, 2617 NW Savier St. Portland OR 97210 or [email protected]

 

Essential Duties:

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Job: New Family Program & Child Care

Now hiring for all positions.

Joy Central opens in September 2008 with a parent program, before and after school care, and all day child care and preschool. We're now accepting applications for a family program coordinator (Right Track & Events Coordinator), Child Care Coordinator, Teachers, Assistants, Cook, Custodian, and Office Manager. To learn more about these positions, visit www.JoyCentral.com. Applications packets are accepted online only, and must include a cover letter, resume, and application for each position for which you want to be considered.

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Inclusion Inc. is hiring 2 FTE Personal Agents

Personal Agent(s)

 

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for 2 Personal Agents to join our small but growing team. Our mission is to assist people with developmental disabilities to access resources and opportunities so they can choose to live their lives their own way.

 

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who not only have the relevant case management experience and bookkeeping skills to perform the job, but who also possess a desire to encourage and facilitate individualized choice, to creatively scout resources and to build community partnerships to best benefit our customers’ quality of life.

 

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Oregon Food Bank--Statewide Services Coordinator

OREGON FOOD BANK JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB TITLE: Statewide Services Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Statewide Services Manager

SALARY: Position range starts at $33,717 per year; Full time exempt position.

BENEFITS: Paid vacation; paid sick leave; medical, dental, vision, life, short & long term disability insurance; 401(k), credit union membership; plus working with a great group of people.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Full job description and application process at www.oregonfoodbank.org. Send cover letter, resume and application to Oregon Food Bank, PO Box 55370, Portland, OR 97238-5370.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2008

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Available Position at Neighborhood House - CCIP Child Care Network Coordinator

Neighborhood House, Inc Child Care Improvement Project Child Care Network Coordinator May 15, 2008 using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale. Additionally you will complete written reports and collect data from providers as it pertains to our program funding requirements.

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Great summer positions with non-profits, gov't agencies - still available!

The Northwest Service Academy LINKS program has 25+ part-time and short-term, full-time AmeriCorps positions with local nonprofits and government agencies: Summer positions still available!

 

Clackamas River Basin Council (Portland, OR)

o Outreach & Field Crew Member

Corvallis Environmental Center (Corvallis, OR)

Environmental Education Program Assistant

Friends of Tryon Creek State Park(Lake Oswego, OR)

o Interpretive Education Intern

o Nature Day Camp Education Intern

Friends of Zenger Farm (Portland, OR)

Assistant Educator

Janus Youth (Portland, OR)

Food Works Farm Assistant

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Eligibility Specialist

PHC is looking for a full time Eligibility Specialist. The person in this role is responsible for making proper and well documented determinations of disability to establish eligibility for PHC training programs and employment requiring a disability. Specialized training and experience working with persons with disability, knowledge of disabilities and vocational issues is required.

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Job Opening: Domestic Violence Advocate

Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano’s Project UNICA Domestic Violence Advocate (Outstationed at Gresham Child Welfare) FULL-time Position (40 Hours a Week) Reports to: Project UNICA Program Manager Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provide advocacy, crisis intervention, and related support services to Latina survivors of domestic violence who are involved with the child welfare system as needed by clients. (safety plans, find shelter/housing, restraining orders, food stamps, etc).

Assess domestic violence clients’ needs/issues and determine appropriate plan of action for resolution in conjunction with child welfare caseworkers.

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Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

May 16, 2008

 

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

 

 

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Nonprofit News

New OMSI Podcast: The History of Science

New OMSI Podcast: The History of Science

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

Who conducted the first science experiment?

Who was the first person to invent science?

What is it like being a scientist?

How has science changed through the centuries?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

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Q & A

Seeking housing

I realize this is a little off-topic, but one of the joys of working in the non-profit world is the network that comes with it and the effort by the community to help members in all aspects of life. My boyfriend and I are looking for housing for July 1 and CNRG helped me find a great little house with awesome landpeople a year and a half ago, so I thought it might work again.

So..here goes...

We are a couple of queers looking for an affordable 2-bedroom home (up to $1000, utilities included) of our own. We would prefer a little house or a carriage house/mother-in-law type of situation to an apartment, but we are open to apartments, especially a duplex up to a 6-plex courtyard type configuration.

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Trainings

TACS Workshop: Advanced Grant Strategies (June 4)

TACS Workshop: Advanced Grant Strategies Presenters

Presenters: Rick Levine, Grant Writing Consultant and Kit Gillem, Program Officer, Murdock Charitable Trust

Date: June 4, 2008

To Register: http://www.tacs.org/training/event.asp?evID=680

Program: Join Rick Levine, one of TACS' most popular trainers, and Kit Gillem, Program Officer of the Murdock Charitable Trust, to learn what foundation and corporate grant makers expect of experienced grant writers. Receive direct feedback about your proposals while working in small groups with a staff person of a major regional funder. The proposal reviewers will include:

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SEND TO YOUR TEENS: Teens in outdoor ed conference, June 20-21

Ages 14-19, join partners Multnomah County Outdoor School, Washington County Outdoor School, Oregon Trout & TrackersNW, for 2-days that may very well decide the fate of Outdoor Education in Portland and beyond!Out of the Box and into the Woods: Learning from Teens in Outdoor EducationThousands of teenagers and adults participate in Outdoor Education every year. Some work, many volunteer, and everybody learns. How did you get out of the classroom and into nature? How did you reconnect with the natural world around you? What friendships did you make on the way? What price do we pay for all those who never let the outside in? How will you fight for Outdoor Education in Portland? What do adults in this field need to remember that teens have not yet forgotten?

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REMINDER! RSVP for YWSE's "Beyond Bootstrapping" this WEDNESDAY!

Beyond Bootstrapping: Finding Funding for your Innovative Idea Ready to move beyond financing your project with personal credit cards? Running out of the 3 Fs (friends, family and fools) who will invest in your idea? Wondering where to find those angels, venture capitalists and bankers who will back your social venture? Where do you start pitching your idea?

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Volunteering

Mentor an adult exiting prison!!

You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE by being a MENTOR to individuals re-entering the Portland community after being incarcerated. The Portland Partners Reentry Initiative is dedicated to helping people successfully re-enter the Portland community after incarceration by increasing their access to employment, education and support services.

Major Role:

To serve as a mentor to an adult who is transitioning from incarceration to the community.

Major Responsibilities:

· Offer support, encouragement, and motivation to participant with whom you have been matched.

· Work as a part of a team in conjunction with the Portland Partner’s Re-entry staff, parole officers, and community agencies.

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Volunteers needed: Metro Gardens of Natural Delights Tour

Do you love sharing natural gardening tips with others?

If yes, you could become a volunteer for the 10th annual Gardens of Natural Delights tour to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008!

To apply or learn more, go to this link: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465 or call 503-797-1938.

Volunteers receive: Private tour of host garden. Beautiful tour T-shirt. Up to four tour tickets. Opportunity to share knowledge and enthusiasm.

To apply to become a volunteer or learn more, go to this link: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465

Thank you for supporting natural gardening!

Sabrina Gogol, Tour volunteer coordinator, [email protected], 503-797-1938

Carl Grimm, Tour manager

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Now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing & Development ONABEN position

Want to spend a year volunteering for an award-winning micro-enterprise non-profit in the Portland area? Then consider joining the ONABEN team and help Native American entrepreneurs achieve their dream of owning a business while serving in AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Applications are due June 1st. This full-time position (with living stipend) starts August 15th, 2008 and ends August 16, 2009. Check out the full position description on our website: www.onaben.org!

 

Sarah H. Keefe

Assistant Director of Media & Communications/ AmeriCorps VISTA ONABEN | 11825 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite B-3 | Tigard, OR 97223 | 503.968.1500

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volunteer coordinators networking event

Hello,

 

A small group of folks working in volunteer management at nonprofits are getting together for coffee and to share ideas/issues/challenges. If you work with volunteers and are free next week, Wednesday the 21st at 10am, please reply to me for more details. If you are interested but not available next week, please reply as well!

 

Thank you,

 

Hannah Bohart

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

New Avenues for Youth

503-517-3957

[email protected]

 

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Bike Summer Camp for Kids - VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE COOLEST SUMMER CAMP IN TOWN

Join the fun and volunteer with the Community Cycling Center's Summer Bike Camp. In this camp, the kids will:

discover Portland by riding to exciting destinationslearn valuable bike mechanic skillsteam up with their peers to solve technical problemsbuild their confidence and self-esteem!

We are looking for adult volunteers who would assist with us and our bike campers. Volunteers will provide support to paid summer camp instructors, assisting during neighborhood rides, activities, games, and educational lessons.

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