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Digest for December 11, 2009

Digest Contents:

PDX Candlelight vigil for CLIMATE JUSTICE--December 11 at 6pm on Hawthorne Bridge
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- Vancouver Event
Community Supported Beauty?
Salvation Army/West Women’s and Children’s Shelter Seeks Case Manager’s Assistant
Development and Communications Director
Volunteer Coordinator for Refugee Families
Substitute Instructor Positions Available with Camp Fire
Skills Trainer for Adults with Disabilities
Student Outreach Specialist Needed At Madison High School!
Family Engagement Specialist Needed at Madison High School!

Events

PDX Candlelight vigil for CLIMATE JUSTICE--December 11 at 6pm on Hawthorne Bridge

Join us in a peaceful candlelight vigil on the Hawthorne Bridge from 6-7 PM on Friday, December 11th. Together we will express our concern about the threat of climate change. Bring candles, LED lights or flashlights, menorahs, lighters, or whatever you can find, to show your support. Better yet, bring one for yourself and one to share with someone else.

We will stand on as much of Hawthorne Bridge as we can (given that it is a drawbridge!), and, depending on the number of people attending, will drift down Naito Parkway along the Waterfront Park on the west side of the bridge, and down Hawthorne Blvd. on the east side. Please be courteous and stay on the sidewalks so that we do not block traffic. Also, let's set a good example and clean up any litter after the event.

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The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- Vancouver Event

Sunday, December 13, 2009 6:30 - 8:30 PM St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 East Fourth Plain Blvd  Vancouver, WA

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

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Community Supported Beauty?

With community supported agriculture and kitchens of increasing importance, it's only natural to expand to products we use to look and feel lovely while contributing to the wellness of the planet. These are the final workshops until next year. Come, have tea, get a facial and take more home to use later!

Sun, Dec 13 - 3-5 p.m. & Mon, Dec 14 6-8 p.m. FACE CARE Mix and apply, this workshop is a facial and a workshop put together. Walk away with tips and several different products to use or gift!

Thur, Dec 17 - 6-7:30 p.m. LIP BALM Joy Leising from 100th Monkey Studios will help you make the best lip salve you've ever had. Another thoughtful gift idea for friends and family!

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Jobs & Internships

Salvation Army/West Women’s and Children’s Shelter Seeks Case Manager’s Assistant

Provide support services to women and children in crisis in our domestic violence shelter, The Salvation Army/West Women’s and Children’s Shelter as a Case Manager’s Assistant/CMA. We are currently seeking additional on-call CMA staff to work directly with the women and/or children we serve.

Requirements of the position include but are not limited to; communicating with women from various backgrounds and cultures, assisting Case Managers in their work to support participants, ensuring the safety of the facility, responding appropriately to women in crisis and experiencing trauma, answering 24/7 crisis line, upholding the guidelines of the program, and cleaning and cooking as required by the facility.

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Information

organization:CASA for Children
position summary:

CASA for Children, a non-profit child advocacy program is seeking a Development and Communications Director. This position will work with the Executive Director, Executive Team and the Board of Directors to plan, develop, implement and oversee all fund raising activities for the organization based on a formalized fund development program to assure adequate funding for CASA in Multnomah and Washington counties. Additionally, the Development and Communications Director will direct the activities of the Development department, provide leadership and direction to staff and promote the organization within the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources.

Please see our website at www.casahelpskids.org for a full position description.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Information

organization:Lutheran Community Services Northwest
position summary:

Volunteer 15 hours per week through LINKS AmeriCorps Member program for 9 months (Start Date January 5th, 2010) working directly with refugees and immigrants arriving to the Portland Metro area from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan and several African countries. The Refugee and Immigrant Success and Education (RISE) program provides adults and children from diverse communities with culturally and linguistically appropriate English lessons and activities that empower them to address housing, food, educational and health needs upon arrival in the United States.

Salary / Pay Rate:This is an Americorps Volunteer position. · A taxable living allowance of $3,150 divided into 9 monthly increments of $350. · Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $1,800. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used. · Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).

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Substitute Instructor Positions Available with Camp Fire

Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council is looking for part-time substitute instructor positions for before and after-school programs in Portland Public, David Douglas and Hillsboro area schools.

We are seeking individuals with group facilitation and teaching skills to lead Camp Fire programming for students in grades K-8. Camp Fire is a youth development program that engages youth in academic support, active recreation, creative arts, service and leadership activities.

Compensation: $10-$12 per hour. Program Schedule: Mon-Fri AM: 6:30-9 PM:1:30-6:00

To inquire about the position or to apply submit a short letter of interest, resume, and references to Sara Stephens at [email protected]

Visit www.portlandcampfire.org

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Information

organization:The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas
position summary:

The Arc runs a provider organization that contracts with customers (adults with disabilities) of Support Service Brokerages. Each customer has identifiable and individual goals that the organization will strive to meet in the supports provided. These goals can be of a household, social, or community nature. Skills Trainers will work 1:1 with customers to provide specific supports towards their goal. Supports can occur in the customer's home and/or community. Skills Trainer will also keep documentation per visit according to Medicaid standards. Training to be provided by The Arc.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive wage, plus benefits package. Flexible hours, part-time work available.

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Volunteering

Student Outreach Specialist Needed At Madison High School!

The Madison High School SUN Program needs a volunteer to be our Student Outreach Specialist!

(15 hrs/wk)

START DATE: Jan 11, 2010

CONTACT: Lua Masumi, SUN Site Manager at Madison High School

phone: (503) 916-5338 email: [email protected]

Madison is located at 2735 NE 82nd, Portland, OR 97220

BACKGROUND: Students come to the Madison SUN Room and SUN classes to learn, have fun, and grow. Unfortunately, without parental support this can become challenging to students who might have to go home to babysit younger siblings or work to help support the family. Additionally, many of our families come from all over the world and language and cultural barriers keep them from participating in school activities.

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Family Engagement Specialist Needed at Madison High School!

Volunteer Position: Family Engagement Specialist

(15 hrs/wk)

Contact: Lua Masumi, SUN Site Manager (email) [email protected] (phone) 503-916-5338

Start date: January 11

Background: Students come to the SUN Room and Sun classes to learn, have fun and grow. Unfortunately, without parental support this can become challenging for students who might have to go home to babysit younger siblings or work to help support the family. Additionally, many of our families at Madison High School come from all over the world and language and cultural barriers keep them from particiapting in school activities.

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