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Digest for October 28, 2009

Digest Contents:

Youth Power: Speaking for the Future
Museletter | Portland Revels tickets on Sale NOW
The Cocoa Hop - A Benefit for KZME
Celebrate the completion of the first City of Portland Energy Efficient Home Pilot House!
Ride Connection's 3rd Annual Gala
Fund Raiser for Safe Schools: October 28th 7 PM
Would you like to learn Italian?
Healthy Kids Fair - October 31st
Internship Opportunity with Oregon Humanities
Internship with MEJOR Communities
Add Your Voice to IS's FutureLab
FREE Green Building Codes & Safety
TLC Farm Recruiting Volunteer Educators
Teach Agriculture & Environment in Maasai Village, Tanzania
Children's Services Volunteer Training at VOA Home Free
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
Volunteer Opportunities with MEJOR Communities in Portland
Volunteer with MEJOR Communities in Peru

Events

Youth Power: Speaking for the Future

Youth Power: Speaking for the Future

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UpcomingYouth are an often overlooked, sometimes hard to reach constituency, but one that (as the “youthquake” of the presidential election proved) has the ability to activate great social change. Not only do they represent a whole new generation of makers, doers and thinkers, they are a critical mass of highly savvy renaissance-thinkers who can offer new perspectives, innovations, flexibility and passion for the future.

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Museletter | Portland Revels tickets on Sale NOW

As many of you know, the Portland Revels Christmas show this year has a Celtic theme, an Irish celebration of the winter solstice with theater, dance, music and song (English and Gaelic). The show will be held at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1507 S.W. Morrison St.

The revels cast of about 75 adults and children will be joined by:

Musicians: fiddler Kevin Burke, with fiddler Betsy Branch, harpist Elizabeth Nicholson and Uilleann piper Channing Dodson, Portland Brass Quintet

Sean-nós dancers: Maldon Meehan joined by Meredith English, Maureen Sheridan and Melia Tinchenor

There will be eleven performance (evening and matinee), December 4-6 and 10-13. Tickets are on sale NOW! Shows sell out every year.

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The Cocoa Hop - A Benefit for KZME

Brewpublic presents the cocoa hop – a benefit for KZME Radio!

The event will celebrate the love for local music…KZME…and the marriage of Northwest craft beer with mouthwatering chocolate….music will be provided by the soulful sounds of DJ Miracle Miles.

It will take place on November 14th from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm at the Old Lompoc Side Bar in Portland.

Check out our website – www.kzme.fm - for more information about the event and ticket prices!

KZME radio is a new, non-profit radio coming to town.

KZME Radio: music where you live

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Celebrate the completion of the first City of Portland Energy Efficient Home Pilot House!

November 19th 8:00am- 10:00am

Fish Construction NW has successfully finished construction on their 2 unit rowhouse--one inside is 15% above the energy code and one side is 30% above the energy code! Come talk to the builders and stakeholder involved in the project and network with other BGC members!

The Homebuilders of Metropolitan Portland (HBA) is hosting their Building Green Council meeting at the house as kick off event for the PEEHP.

The two homes were recently completed by Fish Construction and will be the site of the November 19th BGC Breakfast. The homes are located at 4725 and 4729 SE 28th Ave in Portland.

$10.00 email [email protected] to register or go online to http://www.hbapdx.org and click through the the events page

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Ride Connection's 3rd Annual Gala

Ride Connection presents its 3rd Annual Gala on October 29, 2009 at the Tiffany Center, located at1410 SW Morrison, Portland.

Please join us from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for a Silent Auction and an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and music. Emceed by Roy Jay

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 503.528.1721 or go to rideconnection.org.

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Ride Connection is a nonprofit, community service organization established to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs. Ride Connection coordinates a network of over 30 community partners. Together with our partners, we provide over 370,000 rides for more than 10,200 individuals annually, and our numbers keep increasing.

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Fund Raiser for Safe Schools: October 28th 7 PM

Fund Raiser for Safe Schools

Tonight: Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition (OSSCC) presents the Portland Premiere of STRAIGHTLACED, a film demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven for high school aged youth at 7 PM at Cinema 21.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students for this fundraiser to help OSSCC make schools safe for all students.

More information at

Purchase tickets on-line or at the door.

 

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Would you like to learn Italian?

In response to several requests for adult Italian classes, La Scuola Italiana di Portland is pleased to announce that we are ready to fill that need!

We are ready to offer classes as soon as November 1.

Are you a beginner (don't know a thing) or a novice (familiar with common words and phrases, can interact in a basic conversation with one person)? Are you an intermediate student? Advanced?

To follow are the two class times that we plan to offer this school year. However, the content and level of study will entirely depend on the people who sign up! So let us know what you are looking for ~ we'll try to structure a class that meets your needs.

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Healthy Kids Fair - October 31st

Josiah Hill III Clinic – with the support of the Portland Water Bureau and Office of Multicultural Health – would love to extend an invitation for you to attend the first annual Multicultural Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids Fair this October 31st!  

The focus of this fair will be to provide information about community services and resources that can help Portland families create a healthy home.   At the fair, you will find: Information from childhood health & housing organizations.

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Jobs & Internships

Internship Opportunity with Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and a statewide partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Our programs and publications are funded by the NEH and by contributions from individuals, foundations, community organizations, and corporations.

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that transform communities. A full description of our programs and publications can be viewed at oregonhumanities.org.

Beginning January 2010, we have an unpaid internship opportunity (10 hrs/week or more) available. Duties for this position include the following:

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Internship with MEJOR Communities

Internship Opportunity

MEJOR Communities is seeking an intern looking for opportunities/career in non-profit management and fundraising. This is a great opportunity to learn a variety of nonprofit management skills in a flexible atmosphere within a small organization.

Preferred Qualifications • Experience with/interest in public health and international development

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Nonprofit News

Add Your Voice to IS's FutureLab

Dear Academic Colleague,  

As a leading member of the non-profit academic community, I am writing to invite you to join an important conversation about the future of the nonprofit sector. 

The conversation is online at:

and we think you could provide a unique and important voice to what could be a very interesting discussion.   

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Q & A

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Trainings

FREE Green Building Codes & Safety

Green Codes and Safety Seminar

November 5th, 2009 9:00am-4:00pm at the HBA Portland: 1555 Bangy Road, Lake Oswego 97035

The Oregon Home Builders Association and Earth Advantage Institute is offering this class looking at green building techniques and the opportunities and challenges of implementing them within the Oregon Codes. The class is also an overview of green building, third party certification programs and incentives.

This FREE class is brought to you by the Department of Consumer & Business Services: Building Codes Division. email [email protected] to register.

Register ASAP because space is limited to the first 20 people.

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Volunteering

TLC Farm Recruiting Volunteer Educators

Tryon Life Community Farm's Hands-On Sustainability Youth Education Program Is Now Recruiting Volunteer Educators! http://tryonfarm.org/share/educators

Do you like working outdoors with kids? Are you passionate about teaching youth a range of sustainability topics including gardening, natural building or restoration? Then come volunteer with TLC Farm!

Our Hands-on Sustainability Program engages youth from preschool through college in an interactive farm tour and hands-on activities and lessons on specific sustainability themes such as gardening, permaculture, natural building, restoration, medicinal plants, forest ecology and more.

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Teach Agriculture & Environment in Maasai Village, Tanzania

Have an interest in sustainable agricultural practices, environmental studies and making a difference in the world? Like to pass on your knowledge to others? Like to travel and experience new cultures?

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collaborates with local communities to provide quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania, has an open position for a Volunteer Agriculture and Environment Teacher.

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Children's Services Volunteer Training at VOA Home Free

Home Free, a program of Volunteers of America has opportunities for compassionate people to assist in our children’s program. VOA Home Free works with survivors of domestic violence.

You can be a positive adult in the life of a child by creating an environment where children’s self-esteem is strengthened and positive ways of solving problems are modeled. Your care, respect and support can play a major role in the children’s healing process by volunteering for our “Kid’s Groups” Monday and Wednesday evenings, or through being an on-call children’s advocate.

Complete a-one day training on Saturday November 14th, to get involved. Please contact Jen to get more information at 503.802.0494 or e-mail: [email protected]

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

Learn about a new culture!Mentors needed!

HAYLO - Helping a Youth Leap Onward 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a mentor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help East African, Burmese, Eastern European and Hispanic youth.  Mentors will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth’s future.

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Volunteer Opportunities with MEJOR Communities in Portland

Founded on the idea that health creates opportunities, MEJOR Communities is a nonprofit organization that aims to create opportunities in rural areas of Peru through our health education programs and projects. We are currently seeking volunteers in the following fields:

Fundraising - planning & executing. This role can be either as a specific event leader (committee president), committee member, event hand, or overall fundraising coordinator.

Grant Research / Writing – Includes keeping up to date on current grant resources we have access to, as well as finding new sources of grant lists and funding opportunities

Network Research - finding and exploring affiliation and additional MEJOR Communities’ networks

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Volunteer with MEJOR Communities in Peru

Founded on the idea that health creates opportunities, MEJOR Communities is a nonprofit organization that aims to create opportunities in rural areas of Peru through our health education programs and projects.

We are currently searching for individuals interested in serving as a volunteer(s) in a remote community in Peru for a minimum of six months. Our in-country partner organization, MIRHAS-Peru will provide technical/project support. Training will be provided prior to travel in the city of Portland, OR.

Position Responsibilities:

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