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Digest for October 19, 2009

Digest Contents:

Send a message to world leaders before the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December!
Healthy Kids Fair this October 31st!
Resheduled! - Slide Show and Theory: Building an Earthen Cabin
Join us for a Panel Discussion with Mercy Corps Field Workers
Without You, We Couldn't Do It!
Daybreak Cohousing Tour and Social on Oct 20 plus Cohousing Tour of FIVE Portland Cohousing Communities Offered on Nov 7
Career & Technical Ed Advocate
Domestic Violence Support Group Facilitator, North Portland, Monday evening 6-8pm
Conservation Technician/Planner
After-school Program Coordinator
Performance, Art, Science, Action Intern for the Ocean
Free heavy-duty printer available to non-profit
Please take this brief survey to help Oregonians
Spotlight on Asian Culture: Successful Cross-Cultural Interactions
Oct 20th is last day to register for "Applying for Tax Exempt Status" Workhop
NAYA Family Center Seeks Tax Site Greeter!
In search of a button maker...

Events

Send a message to world leaders before the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December!

Join the Global Day of Climate Action on October 24th in Portland as part of 350.org. In Portland, the list of "350" events is growing daily. Already scheduled for our October 24th DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION is a kayak and canoe formation of the number "350" on the Willamette. PSU students, bicyclists, walkers supporting the 350-mile coastal trek, families, and concerned individuals will convene in Pioneer Square.

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Healthy Kids Fair this October 31st!

 

Josiah Hill III Clinic – with the support of the Portland Water Bureau, Office of Multicultural Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency – would love to extend an invitation for you to attend the first annual Multicultural Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids Fair this October! 

The focus of this fair will be to provide information about community services and resources that can help Portland families create a healthy home.  Agencies representing tenants’ rights, weatherization, chemical reduction, among other services will be in attendance.

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Resheduled! - Slide Show and Theory: Building an Earthen Cabin

[This event has been rescheduled]   This one-day event will take participants through every step of building our earthen cabin.   Detailed slide show and lecture sessions provide interested audiences with all the how-to answers, while saving the hard physical work for another day.  We will learn the basics of Cob mixing, as well as how to lay an earth bag.   When:  November 8th, 12pm - 5pm   Where: 14845 NW Newberry Rd  Portland, OR   Cost: $50 before Nov 1st, or $60 after   For more details and sign up please visit www.earthenhand.com/workshops.html   Contact Scott at 503-287-2442   Change email address / Leave mailing list

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Join us for a Panel Discussion with Mercy Corps Field Workers

Three of Mercy Corps' most experienced field workers from around the globe will share their first-hand perspectives in a public event at the new Mercy Corps global headquarters. Moderated by Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer, the panelists – working in some of the world’s toughest places including Iraq and Guatemala – will discuss how crises like war and natural disasters can turn into opportunities for long-term progress. Presented by the Mercy Corps Action Center (www.actioncenter.org), the discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Thursday, October 22nd Doors at 6:15pm, panel begins at 7pm Mercy Corps global headquarters 45 SW Ankeny Street Portland, OR 97204 (Enter through the Mercy Corps Action Center at 28 SW 1st Ave)

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Without You, We Couldn't Do It!

Invest in the Human SpiritFriday, October 23at the Melody Ballroom

With Special Guests Kathryn Arnold Editor-At-Large for Yoga Journal Magazineand Honorary Gala ChairSusan Sharpe Restorative Justice Practitioner, Consultant, and WriterMusical Guests DJ Anjali and the Incredible KidGenerously sponsored by CTA LabCurtis Thompson, MD and Associates Gourmet Productions Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapyamrita: a sanctuary for yogaShine Integrative Physical TherapyAlternatives MagazineBank of the CascadesNew ConnexionsPortland Relationship CenterRedback TravelsLiving Yoga needs your help!Contact Nancy to sign up for Gala volunteeringdonate now

Visit our new website: living-yoga.org

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Daybreak Cohousing Tour and Social on Oct 20 plus Cohousing Tour of FIVE Portland Cohousing Communities Offered on Nov 7

Are you seeking community? Members of Daybreak Cohousing are now moving into their new urban village in North Portland. They are actively seeking new members and invite you to the next social and tour, Tuesday, October 20, 6:30-8 p.m. on site at 2525 N. Killingsworth Street. (#72 Killingsworth bus or Max to the Killingsworth station)

Daybreak Cohousing provides a physical design that encourages social interaction while respecting personal needs for private space. Homes have most of the features of conventional homes, and members also enjoy extensive common facilities. The community is offering a price incentive for new members who join by Dec. 15, 2009.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Parkrose High School
position summary:

CLOSES 10/16/09. The youth Advocate provides academic tutoring and support to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) elective classes at this outer NE Portland high school. Keeping a computer lab open after school from 3:00 - 4:30, M-Th, provides CTE students with increased access to the technology they need to complete homework, research colleges, and prepare scholarship applications. The advocate also tracks student performance and attendance in order to provide targeted academic support and intervention to students at risk of not passing or graduating.

Salary / Pay Rate:$14.68 - 17.56

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Information

organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

The Support Group Facilitator will facilitate discussions among participants relating to domestic violence. Two hours/week will be dedicated to group facilitation. One to three hours will be spent planning/preparing for group and completing new participant intakes.

Salary / Pay Rate:3-5 hours/week, $10/hour

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Conservation Technician/Planner

This position will primarily provide conservation planning and technical assistance to landowners in West Multnomah County including landowners that are likely to be eligible for USDA funded practices through the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Bill programs as well as other federal, state and local grant funding programs.

For information and to apply: **Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for the full job description and application requirements. http://www.wmswcd.org/content.cfm/Who-We-Are/Employment-Opportunities

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Information

organization:Hacienda Community Development Corporation
position summary:

The After-School Program Coordinator will collaborate with Hacienda CDC staff and partners to coordinate and implement educational activities for elementary and middle school youth living within Hacienda’s apartment complexes. The Coordinator will work at one of five program sites to develop and lead after-school programming as well as coordinate volunteers to assist youth with homework, personal development and community service activities. The Coordinator will also support parents to improve their relationships to and understanding of their child’s school.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.00/hour

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Information

organization:Global Coral Reef Alliance + Capacitor
position summary:

Join our team creating an artistic production to cultivate and activate new audiences for ocean/coral conservation and restoration. Assist a small group of artists, scientists, environmentalists in finding grants, grant writing, and seeking sponsorship for a touring exhibit. Help with innovative social networking and outreach marketing. This interdisciplinary ocean project is in its early, conceptual phase. During a trip to Bali this December, we begin production.

Salary / Pay Rate:as possible/to be discussed

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Nonprofit News

Free heavy-duty printer available to non-profit

Mercy Corps has an older Xerox heavy-duty printer available to donate to another non-profit. You must be able to pick it up.

It's something like a Xerox N3225 - it's a 5 tray floor model (i.e. heavy). It works, but it needs a $150 printer cartridge to print again.

If you're interested, please contact Steve Zodrow at 503-807-3420.

The printer will need to be picked up fairly soon - within the next week for sure. Please do not reply to the email.

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Please take this brief survey to help Oregonians

Please take this brief survey to help Oregonians - thank you

Please participate in the Oregon Hunger Task Force's survey!  Your response will shape our next 5-year Action Plan to end hunger before it begins.  This survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, and Russian languages on our website.  Please let me know if you would like this survey in an alternate language or if you would like paper copies to distribute.  

Take the survey!  http://oregonhunger.org/end-hunger-before-it-begins.html

Thank you for sharing your voice!

Sincerely,

Sally Eliason Project Coordinator [email protected] (503) 595-5501, Ext. 301

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Q & A

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Trainings

Spotlight on Asian Culture: Successful Cross-Cultural Interactions

Presenter: Dr. Moni Storz, Principal Consultant and Executive Trainer, Global Business Strategies

Date: October 30, 2009

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

“Asian” is often used as a catch-all term to describe people and cultures that are vastly different from one another. This workshop will reveal some of these differences and explore a model that enhances your intercultural awareness and communication skills. You’ll build an awareness that will inform and improve your counseling, teaching and training, leadership development, team building, and marketing efforts with diverse cultures.

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Oct 20th is last day to register for "Applying for Tax Exempt Status" Workhop

What you need to know to gain tax exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS: a workshop sponsored by Springboard Innovation and ShoreBank Pacific. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH!!!

When: Friday, October 23rd, 9am-noon

Where: souk (322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200 PDX www.soukllc.com)

Cost: $100 per individual or per team representing a nonprofit

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Volunteering

NAYA Family Center Seeks Tax Site Greeter!

Do you want an easy, social volunteer position where you can help Oregonians get more out of their taxes? We are looking for a greeter during our tax site hours at NAYA Family Center. This volunteer would greet and walk clients from the main building to our annex, have clients complete their surveys and connect the clients to their tax preparer.

This is not a fast paced volunteer activity and a person could occupy themselves with a book or knitting or some other type of project while we wait for our clients to arrive. You should have a friendly personality and enjoy working with others. We would love to have you be part of our tax team for the 2009 tax season.

Please contact our Tax Advocate, Irena Solomon, at 503-288-8177 ext. 280 or [email protected]

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In search of a button maker...

Do you have a button maker that the ACLU of Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon can borrow? We promise to take excellent care of it and to put it to good use.

The button maker is for our "Crafternoon" on Sunday, October 25th from 1-3pm. Please contact [email protected] if you have a button maker or for more information about our fun afternoon of crafts for a cause!

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