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Digest for March 3, 2010

Digest Contents:

THREE Opportunities to Learn about Cohousing - March 7, 13 and 18
Multnomah County Budget Forums are Fast Approaching!
Save the date: March 11 learn about the PSU Institute for Nonprofit Management programs
Friends of the Columbia Gorge 2010 Spring Hikes
Friends of the Columbia Gorge 2010 Spring Hikes
Episcopal Peace Fellowship presents "Romero"
Program Director
Student Support Specialist - Russian
ROSE is Hiring!
Weekend Shift Supervisor
SUN Lego Robotics Instructor
Bilingual (Eng/Span) Behavioral Health Provider
Free Office Partitions
Like Trees? Want to Learn More? Become a NeighborWoods Steward!
FREE Green Jobs & Construction Training for Women
Canvass to Help Get Fresh, Local Food to Cully Neighbors!
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture!
Volunteer for a Unique Local Feminist Non-Profit!

Events

THREE Opportunities to Learn about Cohousing - March 7, 13 and 18

March is Cohousing Month in Portland! Three cohousing events are happening. If you are interested in exploring the cohousing lifestyle, mark your calendar! All events will be located at the new Daybreak Cohousing community, 2525 N. Killingsworth, Portland. (Yellow line Max to the Killingsworth station, the #72 Killingsworth bus or the #35 Greeley bus.) All events are free.

Sunday, March 7, 1:30-3:30 pm - Social and tour of Daybreak Cohousing. Meet members, learn about cohousing and tour the available units.

Saturday, March 13, A Cohousing/Community Rendezvous – Searching for the Right Community Seminar and Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a bring-your-own brown bag lunch (beverages provided) and a tour of Daybreak Cohousing at 12:30 p.m..

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Multnomah County Budget Forums are Fast Approaching!

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAY IN THE MULTNOMAH COUNTY BUDGET PROCESS! You have multiple ways to make your voice heard about how the County should prioritize funding for its programs and services next year:

1) Multnomah County’s first Budget Forum is this Thursday, March 4th, 6-8pm, in the Multnomah Building Boardroom @ 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Topic Area: Creating a Safe Community (Focused on County services provided by the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Dept. of Community Justice, and Corrections Health) 

2) The second Budget Forum is Thursday, March 18th, 6-8pm, in the Multnomah Building Boardroom @ 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

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Save the date: March 11 learn about the PSU Institute for Nonprofit Management programs

Thinking about returning to school? Expanding your education? Strengthening your practical experience and skills? The Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University may have the answer for you.

Please join us and learn about the Institute for Nonprofit Management's Certificate in Nonprofit Management and the graduate level Master's in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Specialization.

Whether you’re thinking about taking one course or several or enrolling in one of our more formal programs, we’ll be there to give you some information and answer your questions.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge 2010 Spring Hikes

More Gorge blooms, less Gorge fumes

Carpool to the trails with Friends of the Columbia Gorge for eco-friendly guided hikes, rides and other events this spring

Contact:      Renee Tkach, Outdoor Programs Coordinator     (503) 241-3762, Ext. 103 or (503) 680-3119

Kevin Gorman, Executive Director (503) 241-3762, Ext. 104 or (503) 756-0823

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge 2010 Spring Hikes

More Gorge blooms, less Gorge fumes

Carpool to the trails with Friends of the Columbia Gorge for eco-friendly guided hikes, rides and other events this spring

Contact:      Renee Tkach, Outdoor Programs Coordinator     (503) 241-3762, Ext. 103 or (503) 680-3119

Kevin Gorman, Executive Director (503) 241-3762, Ext. 104 or (503) 756-0823

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship presents "Romero"

The Oregon Chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship presents the film "Romero" on Friday, March 5 at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 43rd Ave., Portland. Potluck supper at 6:30 pm (please bring a salad or main dish), followed by film at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! This compelling and deeply moving film depicts the witness & courage of Archbishop Oscar Romero as he spoke out against the injustice and oppression faced by the poor people in El Salvador. Romero was assassinated by Salvadoran security forces on March 24, 1980. For more information, please contact Marla McGarry-Lawrence at 503-284-7141 ext. 314 or at [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Center for Diversity & the Environment
position summary:

About the Position:

Salary / Pay Rate:$42,000-$45,000 annually, full-time, for 21 months (April 2010-December 2011), plus benefits

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Student Support Specialist - Russian

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Lutheran Community Services Northwest
position summary:

This position is hourly, nonexempt, 15 hours per week. Position is responsible for program's direct contact with adolescent and teenage youths and their parents/legal guardians, case managers, schools, and other support services. Specialist will outreach into Portland's Eastern European community to enroll students for mentoring services. Position must maintain case files. Start date as soon as possible. EMAIL RESUME & COVER LETTER TO: [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with qualifications/experience
more info...

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ROSE is Hiring!

ROSE Community Development is hiring for the position of Resident Assets Assistant:

Neighborhood nonprofit organization seeks motivated candidates to support moderate-income residents at an affordable housing community. Social services, community development background desired. Multi-lingual preferred. 30 hours/week, $12-14/hour plus full benefits. Equal opportunity employer. For application, contact ROSE CDC: 503-788-8052. [email protected] Open until filled.

Vivian Satterfield

www.rosecdc.org

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Weekend Shift Supervisor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Partnership
position summary:

Status and Purpose: This is a 20-hour position. This position manages and coordinates crisis line workers who staff a statewide, 24 hour, crisis line. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Responsibilities • Supervise and evaluate volunteers • Provide crisis intervention, referrals and information to callers • Maintain current information on relevant resources in CL database • Answer incoming calls with compassion and respect • Provide crisis intervention, referrals and information to callers • Flexibility to accept other duties as assigned

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is commensurate with experience.
more info...

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SUN Lego Robotics Instructor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Ron Russell Middle School SUN Program
position summary:

The spring SUN program at Ron Russell Middle School will start in early April. We are looking for a Lego Robotics instructor. The position would be from 3:45-5:15, one day a week. Please contact Julieanna Elegant if you are interested, [email protected] or (503) 256-6500 ext. 5624

Salary / Pay Rate:$15 per hour
more info...

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Bilingual (Eng/Span) Behavioral Health Provider

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

This full time position joins a behavioral health care team within a community/family medical clinic in McMinnville, OR. Candidate needs to be familiar with integrated behavioral health models. Works in a medical clinic setting as a member of the primary medical care team. 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. Prior experience in a medical clinic and mental health setting required.

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Free Office Partitions

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is changing offices and has roughly 25-30 office partitions we are looking to give away. The partitions are all 79” tall by 30” wide and are made of stained hardwood. The partitions come with some optional wood shelving. These are very nice quality older office partitions but unfortunately our new office has no need of them. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Like Trees? Want to Learn More? Become a NeighborWoods Steward!

Neighborhood tree planting projects are a great way to improve your local environment, meet your neighbors and build a strong, healthy community. Visit the Urban Forestry website to learn about Vancouver’s NeighborWoods program.

Learn from experts on tree-related topics, including: tree identification, biology, pruning basics, Vancouver's tree regulations, the benefits of trees, and much, much more. Stewards then implement volunteer tree-related projects and provide tree education in their own neighborhood. This six-week training is on Tuesdays, March 16 through April 20 from 6:30—8:30 p.m. and two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

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FREE Green Jobs & Construction Training for Women

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. empowers women to enter into high skill, high wage careers in construction through our seven-week Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class.

Please help us spread the word about our FREE program so even more women can get started into satisfying, living wage careers.

-- Class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

-- Participants get hands-on experience working alongside skilled female instructors.

-- Explore topics like safety, construction culture, apprenticeship, and more.

-- Get an introduction to green building.

-- Learn basic trades math and measurement.

-- Try out the tools of ht etrades through visits to job sites and apprentice training centers.

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Volunteering

Canvass to Help Get Fresh, Local Food to Cully Neighbors!

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct a short door-to-door survey about food access in our neighborhood, and interest in a weekly barter market for urban backyard farmers, crafters, and more.

Saturday, March 6th

11 AM Meet up and training at: 6325 NE Roselawn St, Portland, OR (house is under construction)

12 - 2 Surveying in teams of two

2:15 Return surveys, debrief

We'll provide coffee, snacks, clipboards, surveys, maps, and all the info you need to make surveying a cinch. Bring your own sack lunch, water, and rain gear. If possible, we hope to send out bilingual survey teams.

RSVP to [email protected], or just show up!

See you there!

Cully Collective Market

http://cullycollectivemarket.org/

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture!

Learn About a New CultureMentors 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 for a Unique Local Feminist Non-Profit!

BroadArts Theatre is seeking awesome, motivated folks who are interested in volunteering their time to help out with one of our many great projects in the upcoming months! We have been around for years, providing Portland with inspiring arts and activist experiences, including multiple original theatrical productions touching on hot-button issues and bringing to light the experiences of some of our world’s most influential women social change makers, accessible summer arts camps for kids, participating in the Vision into Action PDX program, and so much more! Come be an influential part of the revitalization of this essential local organization! Please e-mail [email protected] for more info- we look forward to meeting you!

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