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Daily Digest

Digest for September 24, 2009

Digest Contents:

Vancouver Mayoral Candidates Debate
Spirit of Now, October 9-11
Celebrity Violinist Aaron Meyer Benefit Concert & Auction for Southwest Charter School
Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival
Friends of Reservoirs meeting, TODAY Sept. 23, 7pm
Parenting Classes at the Julia West House
Learn to Play Bridge at the Julia West House
Soak up Some Knowlege at Welcome the Rain! - This Saturday 9/26
Job Announcement: Family Advocate - Opening Doors Rapid Re-Housing/Safe Home Projects
AmeriCorps Conservation Team - The Nature Conservancy
Neighborhood House SUN School Homework Club Instructor: Peninsula K-8.
Part Time and On Call Caregivers: Our House
Neighborhood House SUN School Program Assistant: Peninsula K-8
Writing and Communications Internship: Health Advocacy Solutions
Clark County Giving Circle Accepting Grant Applications
Alliance for Justice Training: Worry-Free Advocacy
Washington State Governance Conference
Friends of Trees - Crew leader training this Saturday
Bring Financial Relief to Needy Families Without Spending a Dime.
September 26th is National Public Lands Day at Tryon Creek

Events

Vancouver Mayoral Candidates Debate

Nonprofit Executive Director Network Hosts Candidates

The Executive Director Network hosts Vancouver Mayor Candidates Royce Pollard and Tim Leavitt. This is a meeting about the future of Vancouver and the greater community. 
How the city works, its policies, and the perspectives of leadership, can impact how nonprofit programs operate. Come gain insight into the candidates’ thinking, and learn about the candidates’ perspectives on varied aspects of city business and the quality of life in our community.

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Spirit of Now, October 9-11

From the People who create the Heart of Now:

SPIRIT OF NOW

Starts Friday Oct 9 7:00pm Ends Sunday Oct 11 6:30pm

At the Spirit of Now we bring the powerful practice of presence and loving support of Heart of Now, and use them to explore our feelings about spirituality. Do you ever feel angry at God? Scared the "higher power" will let you down? How do you integrate your faith and your fears? What do you experience in your body when you entertain the idea that we chose everything in our life? come explore what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience, in your body, moment to moment The Spirit of Now does not embrace a specific dogma, but gives you the opportunity to explore your unique relationship with the universe.

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Celebrity Violinist Aaron Meyer Benefit Concert & Auction for Southwest Charter School

“Southwest Charter School is a public charter school dedicated to connecting students to the community and the natural world.” Funds raised by this event will provide music and art programs, student scholarships, classroom materials and outdoor school classes.

When: Friday, October 2, 2009

Location: The Village Theater in the Flying Rhino Building, 1440 NW Overton Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Hours: Silent Auction: 5:30-6:55 & during intermission at 8pm, Curtain: 7:00 pm

Great Auction Packages plus a Raffle

Tickets: $10 ($12 at the door) Families $25 (children under 5 years of age welcome with adult supervision)

Phone: 503-244-1697

Purchase tickets at:

SW Charter School 5839 SW Hood Avenue, Portland, 97239

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Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival

Music on the River for the River Sunday, September 27th 3-7 pm Brown's Ferry Park in Tualatin

Featuring Bluegrass Music by Misty Mamas and Cow Paddy Stompers. Paddle TRK Kayaks, Kids visit DIRTTOWN to make animal tracks, Drink Tualatin River

OKTOBERFEST Brew $20 Adults, kids under 15 are Free!

Brian Wegener

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Parenting Classes at the Julia West House

Make parenting a pleasure with free parenting classes at the Julia West House. These classes are designed for everyone, but special consideration is given to those parents who do not currently have custody.

The course is ten weeks, and meets each Monday, from 1:45-3:00 p.m., Oct. 5-Dec.7.

Taught by certified parent educator Laura Knechtges from Metropolitan Family Services, this class meets court mandated requirements.

If you have questions, or to sign up for the class, please call Patty Warman at the Julia West House, 503-222-6564

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Learn to Play Bridge at the Julia West House

Beginning bridge class is offered every Friday at 8:15 a.m. at the Julia West House, 522 SW 13th St. Portland.

These classes last one hour, and give you all the basics. In just a few weeks, you will develop a life long love for bridge! All classes are free, but they are on the second floor, and we do not have an elevator.

If you have questions, please call Patty at 503-222-6564.

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Soak up Some Knowlege at Welcome the Rain! - This Saturday 9/26

Check out Welcome the Rain! this Saturday, September 26th where you will find practical, eye catching, cost-conscious and Earth-friendly advice to help you address wet weather concerns like leaky basements, yard puddles, urban flooding, and wet weather bicycling safety. Many workshops are offered throughout the day and cover helpful topics such as rainwater harvesting, how to build an ecoroof, wet weather bicycling tips (followed by a stormwater bicycle tour!), disconnecting your downspouts and more. Gather up your friends and neighbors because this engaging community event is FREE and there’s fun for everyone!

Indoor & Outdoor activities promise FUN for all ages!

·         Daycare provided at no cost to you!

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Jobs & Internships

Job Announcement: Family Advocate - Opening Doors Rapid Re-Housing/Safe Home Projects

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HUMAN SOLUTIONS

Job Title:                    Family Advocate – Opening Doors Rapid Re-Housing/Safe Home Projects

Department:               Social Services

Reports to:                 Deputy Director

Hours:                         Generally 8-5 M-F, occasional evening and weekend work may be required

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AmeriCorps Conservation Team - The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s AmeriCorps Conservation Team needs committed individuals to fill 13 positions in Oregon that will help protect important habitat through science and restoration work.

Positions available in: Bend, Enterprise, Eugene, Medford, Klamath Falls, John Day and Portland. Eliminate noxious weeds, work with volunteers, reduce fire fuels, collect scientific data and assist with important conservation work. The Nature Conservancy conducts through AmeriCorps positions that run from Jan. 11 - Dec. 10, 2010. Monthly living stipend and education award provided through AmeriCorps.

For more information log onto www.nature.org/careers and search careers in Oregon. Postings close on October 19th.

 

 

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Neighborhood House SUN School Homework Club Instructor: Peninsula K-8.

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

12 hours/week, Monday-Thursday afternoons. Grade VI; Non-exempt

Summary: Provides oversight of homework assistance activities during the SUN School after school Homework Club classes, 2:15-5:15pm. Works directly with students in grades 6-8, and when necessary trains and oversees volunteer tutors to assist students in completing their homework assignments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Maintains a quiet Homework Club environment, answers questions and reviews student work * Recognize student needs and direct Homework Club support staff or volunteers to students who could benefit from extra support * Assist Peninsula SUN Coordinator in training and overseeing volunteer tutors in Homework Club

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50;
more info...

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Part Time and On Call Caregivers: Our House

Our House, an organization that provides health services and housing for people with HIV/AIDS is seeking part time and on call CNAs/caregivers. CNAs/Caregivers at our adult foster program work 12 and 24 hour shifts, while caregivers at our residential care facility work 8 hour shifts. Basic computer skills, a sensitivity to issues of mental illness and substance use and ability to work in a harm reduction model are required.

If interested, please refer to our website: www.ourhouseofportland.org and/or contact Marcia Hardy, Nursing Services Coordinator: 503-234-0175, [email protected]

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Neighborhood House SUN School Program Assistant: Peninsula K-8

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

12 hours/week during PPS school year Grade VI; Non-exempt

Summary: The Neighborhood House Peninsula K-8 SUN School Program Assistant is the primary support for the SUN School Coordinator and daily operation of SUN extended day activities (2:15-5:15pm, Mon-Thurs). The Program Assistant performs significant database entry work and reporting related to program requirements. Position keeps track of SUN School classes attendance records on a daily basis and coordinates after-school suppers program. Bilingual in Spanish and ability to translate and interpret orally in Spanish strongly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting Hourly Range: $12.91- $15.50;
more info...

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Writing and Communications Internship: Health Advocacy Solutions

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Health Advocacy Solutions
position summary:

Health Advocacy Solutions, a Portland-based patient advocacy nonprofit, is searching for a fall writing and communications intern. The intern will work closely with senior staff to develop newsletter and web site content on topics of interest to patients and families struggling to navigate America’s challenging healthcare system.

Founded in 2006, Health Advocacy Solutions offers education, research, and support to help Americans effectively navigate our complex healthcare system. We help patients and families overcome insurance issues, find and work effectively with providers, and make informed choices to receive the best care possible.

Salary / Pay Rate:$500 honorarium
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Clark County Giving Circle Accepting Grant Applications

Focus is on programs for the aging population

The Nonprofit Network Giving Circle of Clark County Women begins a new year-long study and social group to learn about the needs of Clark County’s aging population. They will also grant upwards of $10,000 to local organizations serving seniors. Interested nonprofits can find the guidelines and application online at http://nonprofitnetworkwa.org

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Q & A

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Trainings

Alliance for Justice Training: Worry-Free Advocacy

Worry-Free Advocacy: Understanding the Rules of Nonprofit Advocacy and 
Election-Related Activity

Sign up today for discounted early registration price!

During this one-day workshop for nonprofit managers, staff and volunteers, Alliance for Justice attorney-trainers will teach you the rules so that you can answer questions such as: • What is lobbying and how much can our 501(c)(3) lobby? • What types of election-related activity can our 501(c)(3) engage in? • How do the federal rules differ from state rules and regulations on lobbying and ballot measure disclosure? • How can 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and labor union work together? • And much more!

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Washington State Governance Conference

One of the few conferences in the country focused on nonprofit governance!

Friday, October 30th you are invited to the Tenth Anniversary conference with Keynoter PAUL LIGHT at the Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Paul Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, New York University and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

While the nonprofit sector knows Paul as a leading expert in nonprofit effectiveness, he is also actively involved in research and writing on government.

One of Paul’s publications is Pathways to Excellence, a report which focuses on the creation of effective nonprofit organizations. He is also the author of the annual report on public confidence in charities.

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Friends of Trees - Crew leader training this Saturday

Get outside and learn how to plant trees like a pro! Friends of Trees is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we're preparing for our busiest season ever and we need your help. Make a difference - become a crew leader for the season. You will lead teams of volunteers at 3-4 plantings between November and April.

Friends of Trees provides extensive (and free) trainings for crew leaders during which you'll learn all aspects of proper site preparation and tree planting techniques. No previous experience is needed.

Our first crew leader training is happening this Saturday, September 26th from 8:30 - 2pm

Brown's Ferry Park, 5855 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin.

Space is limited, so remember to sign up now!

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Volunteering

Bring Financial Relief to Needy Families Without Spending a Dime.

You can help bring financial relief to low to moderate-income families and seniors by volunteering to provide free tax assistance for the upcoming tax-filing season. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides taxpayers who are income eligible upwards of $4,800 from the government. The EITC, along with other valuable tax credits, exist as a safety net for the neediest among us. The problem is 25% of eligible Oregonians never receive them. Why? Either, they do not know about them or they do not know how to claim them.

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September 26th is National Public Lands Day at Tryon Creek

Join the helping hands for America’s lands here at Tryon Creek.  We will be pulling ivy to help protect this beautiful forest in your Portland Metro State Park. 

Saturday September 26th from 9am to Noon. 

Stay afterwards for a celebration lunch and raffle co-sponsored by REI. 

Contact Amy Hoffman to register:  503-636-4398 or [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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