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Digest for January 25, 2010

Digest Contents:

Workshop: Diagnosing Hazardous Trees
Life by Design NW Job Seekers Support Group
Community and Global Health Conference
Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at Tryon Creek
Explore the world of mentoring - 1/26/10
Young Professionals of Portland networking event on January 26th
In Transition 1.0: The Movie - Portland Premier - Wed 7pm
Executive Director
Open Position: Project Coordinator–Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Healthy Kids Outreach Project
Preserve Steward: Juniper Hills Preserve
Occupational Therapist
Clinical Supervisor
Bilingual Behavioral Health Provider
Regional Hosting Coordinator
food for thought from the Supreme Court
STRATEGIC STRUCTURE FOR MISSION EXCELLENCE
Do you have a story to tell? Learn the art of storytelling at NW Documentary
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Zenger Farm January 30th
Be part of our 13th Annual Banquet!
Work with Youth in OFB's Learning Garden
Teach Gardening Workshops for Oregon Food Bank
Seeking volunteer projects to do in a classroom

Events

Workshop: Diagnosing Hazardous Trees

On Tuesday, Jan 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. you can attend a free TreeTalk workshop and learn to recognize hazards while taking proper corrective actions to protect yourself and your trees. Careful understanding and management of tree defects creates a safer environment, reduces liability, and provides a basis for prioritizing tree care. A local Certified Arborist and Certified Tree Risk Assessor will be on hand to lead the discussion and answer your tree care questions.

This workshop is part of TreeTalk, a series of free, all-about-trees, educational workshops, presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the Department of Public Works.

Reserve your spot by calling 360.619-1108 or emailing [email protected]

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Life by Design NW Job Seekers Support Group

Looking for work is a lot of work. And often times it can be an emotional roller coaster. If you are in the job search process, we invite you to join us

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Next meeting: January 27, 2010

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., Portland 1 pm - 2:30 pm. Come regularly or stop in when you can. Beverages permitted.

Our facilitator is Meagan Lawler, co-founder of the Marylhurst University Career Transition Support Group. Meagan's background is in clinical psychology and gerontology. She also leads Life by Design NW's Coffee & Conversation group. www.lifebydesignnw.org

For more information: [email protected] 503.731.6650

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Community and Global Health Conference

Please Reserve the Date/Conference Invitation

Community & Global Health Conference February 24 - 27, 2010 Portland, Oregon Portland State University Smith Memorial Union

Health Leadership · Aging & Palliative Care · Rainbow Medicine ·

Join us to share and discuss innovative approaches and solutions to health, illness, aging, death and dying, as well as systemic issues of health community relationships and policymaking.

email: [email protected]

website: http://www.iapop.com/CommunityGlobalHealthHomePage.htm

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Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at Tryon Creek

Do you have a discerning palate? Come and put it to the test as our incredible volunteer chefs compete for the title of ‘Chili Master 2010’. Join in the fun, sample the chili, cast your vote, enjoy a fine-crafted brew and listen to live music. Raffle tickets will be on sale for exciting prizes. The event proceeds support the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park’s education and restoration programs.

SATURDAY, January 30th 5:00 - 7:00pm

$15 non-member, $12 member 

and $8 for children under 12. 

Call 503-636-4398 to register

 

 

 

 

 

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Explore the world of mentoring - 1/26/10

Attend an informal, introductory session on how to become a mentor

Potential mentors always have a variety of questions when considering if, how and where to mentor. Join Oregon Mentors’ program manager, Celeste Janssen, for an informational session to learn what it means to mentor, how to take the first step toward becoming a mentor, and to get answers to all of your questions. Celeste will also talk about stages of a mentoring relationship and qualities that research shows makes mentoring effective. This session is meant to educate, but your attendance doesn’t require you to sign up for a program.

January 26th, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, North Portland Library’s Meeting Room (512 North Killingsworth Street)

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Young Professionals of Portland networking event on January 26th

Young Professionals of Portland networking event

free

Tuesday January 26, 2010 5:30 PM to 8 PM

Thirsty Lion Pub 71 SW 2nd Ave Portland, Oregon

http://www.youngprofessionalsofportland.com/yp/index.asp?f=eventdetail.asp&e=404

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In Transition 1.0: The Movie - Portland Premier - Wed 7pm

When:  Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Link:  http://www.thedirt.org/node/4649

‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Equity Foundation
position summary:

Equity Foundation, Oregon and Southwest Washington’s lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community foundation, begins the new decade in a growth position and is searching for the next Executive Director to lead the very-committed Board of Directors, staff, committees and statewide volunteers through this exciting, multi-year effort.

A full job description and candidate instructions can be found at www.equityfoundation.org. Candidates with experience in endowment building, major donor development and with strong relationships with Oregon and Southwest Washington’s philanthropic community are encouraged to apply. The position offers competitive salary, health and other benefits.

Salary / Pay Rate:The position offers competitive salary, health and other benefits

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Open Position: Project Coordinator–Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Healthy Kids Outreach Project

Project Coordinator–Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Healthy Kids Outreach Project. Project dev. & mgmt. exp. req. Public health & faith community exp. preferred. FT Closes 2/5/10. Details at www.emoregon.org/employment.php.

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Preserve Steward: Juniper Hills Preserve

Job Opening

Preserve Steward: Juniper Hills Preserve

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

This position provides Occupational Therapy including assessments, treatment interventions, community outreach, and education as part of an innovative trans disciplinary Early Assessment and Support Alliance team (EASA). EASA works with adolescents and young adults ages 15-25 who are experiencing early symptoms of psychosis. The EASA program is community based with emphasis on engagement, family involvement and incorporates several evidence based practices. Occupational Therapy licensure and experience with mental health issues are required.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends upon experience

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

The clinical supervisor provides clinical leadership and direct services as part of a small team providing comprehensive treatment services to women exiting prostitution. Services have strong trauma and substance abuse emphasis--the qualified candidate will be well-versed in treating both, as well as understanding the criminal justice and social service delivery systems. This position collaborates regularly with other public service agencies and has a strong public presence. Excellent computer and communication skills are required.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends upon experience

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Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

This position joins a behavioral health care team within the Virginia Garcia memorial medical clinic in McMinnville, OR. Candidates needs to be familiar with integrated behavioral health models.

This position works in a medical clinic setting as a member of the primary medical care team and assists primary care providers in the recognition, treatment, and management of psychosocial/behavioral problem in the enrolled population. This position also provides consultation and coordination between Personal Care Providers, Mental Health Therapist, and Behavioral Health Associates.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends upon experience

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Information

organization:AFS-USA Western States
position summary:

About AFS-USA: AFS-USA works towards a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS-USA is particularly proud of its staff of approximately 150 people nationwide, located in three Regional Service Centers in Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon and the National Service Center in New York City. AFS-USA is equally proud of its network of more than 5000 volunteers located in communities throughout the United States. Our staff and volunteers work in partnership to deliver quality intercultural exchange programs to adolescents and adults, both those interested in coming to the U.S. as well as those U.S. citizens interested in experiencing life abroad.

Salary / Pay Rate:$31,000

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Nonprofit News

food for thought from the Supreme Court

Consider this Supreme Court Campaign-Finance Ruling Could Aid Nonprofit Advocacy, But Adds New Concerns http://philanthropy.com/news/updates/index.php?id=10721

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Q & A

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Trainings

STRATEGIC STRUCTURE FOR MISSION EXCELLENCE

Does your organization’s structure best support your mission and what you’re trying to achieve?

This program will help groups understand the various approaches to collaboration,  integration and merger to best position the organization to achieve its mission.

Key aspects will include exploring the spectrum of collaboration, from simple networking to structural integration.  Groups will assess the advantages and challenges of mergers,  joint ventures,  shared services and more.

Groups will also understand when changes in structure can make the most sense and how to evaluate if and how such a transition might make sense.

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Do you have a story to tell? Learn the art of storytelling at NW Documentary

NW Documentary spring workshops are now enrolling!

Explore your interest in storytelling through one of the many spring workshops at NW Documentary. Whether you are a beginner stepping behind the camera for the first time or know Final Cut Pro like the back of your hand, NW Documentary has classes that will intrigue all skill levels.

Spring Classes: DIY Documentary, Shoot/Transfer/Edit Super-8, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro: Intro to Editing, and Recording Your Family History.

If you aren't able to commit to a full term of classes then sign up for one of NW Documentary's weekend skill-builders held on Sundays from 10-2pm.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Zenger Farm January 30th

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Zenger Farm January 30th

With Fruit Tree Specialist John Iott

Saturday, January 30th  (10am-12pm)

 

Learn how to prune and train fruit trees at our diverse orchard. We will be working with both young and old trees of many varieties. Class includes small group lecture, demonstration and lots of hands on practice. Limited to 10 people! Cost: $35 (scholarships available) To reserve your place, contact Prairie at 503.282.4245 or [email protected]

To learn more and register visit www.zengerfarm.org/adult-workshop

 

Zenger Farm is located at

11741 SE Foster Road, Portland 97266

 

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Volunteering

Be part of our 13th Annual Banquet!

Volunteer at our Annual Community Unity Banquet: February 17th, 2010

This year's banquet, themed "Black United Fund Grantees Have Talent", will play a vital role in sharing our mission, raising much needed funds, showcasing our scholarship recipients and stories of changed lives. It will take place at the Governor Hotel (Heritage Ballroom): 614 SW 11th & Alder, Portland, OR 97205. The success of our banquet cannot be accomplished without individuals like yourself who lend their time and talents as a volunteer for this special evening. Volunteering for this event will consist of a one-hour training session prior to the event and serving no more than 3 hours at the event. There are a number of areas for which we are seeking volunteers:

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Work with Youth in OFB's Learning Garden

Volunteers are needed to work in Oregon Food Bank's Eastside Learning Garden alongside at-risk youth (ages 12-18) from a variety of groups. The goal of the Cultivating Community program is to increase the youths’ self esteem and capacity to care for themselves, and introduce them to new experiences.

Volunteers for this program must complete an application and interview process (including a background check) and attend two trainings. Cultivating Community volunteers commit to volunteering for two 3-hour shifts per month, April through October. The schedule is still being finalized for this season, but groups generally come on weekday or Saturday afternoons. Now is the time to submit an application if you are interested in this program!

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Teach Gardening Workshops for Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank offers free gardening workshops to low-income individuals and groups, through our Seed to Supper program. Volunteers are needed to teach the 5 week series and one-time workshops at various locations in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark counties. A training and all the materials for each topic are provided (slides, outlines, and handouts).

Volunteers who are interested in getting involved with this program should plan to attend an information session on Wednesday, February 17th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland). A three-hour training for this program will take place in March following the info session.

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Seeking volunteer projects to do in a classroom

Do you need envelopes stuffed? Items organized or sorted? Encouraging letters written? Placements decorated?

I'm an intern teaching an elective class called "Make a Difference" to 8th graders at Metropolitan Learning Center in NW Portland. http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/mlc/ The class is designed to inspire kids to get involved in the community.

I'm looking to partner with local organizations who could use help from a group of 10 responsible middle school students. Our class meets on Thursdays from 2:10-3. If a project is bigger than one class period allows, we can work on it over the course of several weeks.

Please contact me if you have ideas, projects or inspiration.

Thank you! Julie Hoffer [email protected]

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