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Digest for March 23, 2010

Digest Contents:

"Living a Joyful, Meaningful, Examined Life"
Mortgage Default Intake Orientations
ONLY 4 Days Left for Nominations for Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award!
Revisioning Value Conference | A Global Convergence of Leadership, Potential and Innovation in Impact Investing Apr 26-27
Commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Inter-religious Action Network -- 4/7 Faith Forum
A Pivotal Murder Trial Linked To Segregation & A Riviting BusTour To Remember
AmeriCorps LINKS Position with Clackamas River Basin Council
WORKFORCE SPECIALIST
PEEPs Counselor/ Environmental Educator
Cook with Congregate Housing Program at Impact NW
OPB Seeks Sales Representative
Housekeeper with Congregate Housing Program at Impact NW
Part-time position available, please post
Historic Columbia River Highway Preservation
RACC Press Release: 4D Sidewalk unveiled as new temporary public art in SE Portland
Help Oregon Food Bank: Become a Community Food Champion
Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor
Last Chance to Sign Up... Watersheds, stormwater, & rain gardens, oh my!

Events

"Living a Joyful, Meaningful, Examined Life"

Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:30 p.m. vegan potluck dinner 7:30 p.m. presentation by Marsha Rakestraw Location: Clark Public Utilities Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

In a world steeped in materialism, injustice, fear and greed, it can be easy to lose track of what's most important in our lives and what brings us true fulfillment and meaning. Learn powerful and practical tools and ideals for making daily choices that reflect your deepest values, inspire you to make choices that support simple, sustainable, ethical living, and that nurture a compassionate and just world for all.

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Mortgage Default Intake Orientations

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding free Mortgage Default Orientations on Tuesday, March 23rd, and Thursday, March 25th, from 5-6PM at the Center. These workshops are the required first step in getting help to resolve your mortgage issue. No reservations are required. For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105.

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ONLY 4 Days Left for Nominations for Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award!

Who is that special volunteer for your organization who has gone beyond the call of duty and improved the quality of our community?

The Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC) is currently seeking nominations for the 16th annual Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award, which CIC Chair Brad McLean called “Multnomah County’s Volunteer Hall of Fame.”

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Revisioning Value Conference | A Global Convergence of Leadership, Potential and Innovation in Impact Investing Apr 26-27

A Global Convergence of Leadership, Potential and Innovation in Impact Investing

ReVisioning Value Conference presented by Non-Profit Springboard Innovation April 26-27 in Portland, Oregon

“The ReVisioning Value Conference is critical for the Pacific Northwest – it will send the message of how the old rules of investing no longer apply. This conference is an opportunity to set the framework for a new model of impact investing that will leave no other choice but to engender change.”  -- David Williams, CEO, ShoreBank Pacific.

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Commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero

All are invited to a commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador on Wednesday, March 24 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave.

American Indian drumming will begin around 6:30 pm, followed by the commemoration service at 7:00 pm.

The service will include special prayers, music and a socio-drama presented by the Salvadoran community of Portland.

For more information, please contact Marla McGarry-Lawrence at 503-284-7141 ext. 314.

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Inter-religious Action Network -- 4/7 Faith Forum

 The Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County invites you to join us for the

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A Pivotal Murder Trial Linked To Segregation & A Riviting BusTour To Remember

“SAVE THE DATE”

The Fair Housing Council Invites You to Celebrate Fair Housing Month and Our 20th Anniversary

Friday, April 23rd

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04/14/10

8:30AM to NOON Fasten Your Seat Belts… It’s Been a Bumpy Ride Bus Tour A lively tour exploring Oregon’s hidden history of discrimination and segregation $30

NOON to 2:30 pm Luncheon Program Featuring Kevin Boyle, Author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age and Winner of the National Book Award $30

Pre-registration is required. Registration form and details at http://fhco.org/fhmonth10.htm

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Jobs & Internships

AmeriCorps LINKS Position with Clackamas River Basin Council

Position Description

  Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member   Length of Term: 40 hours / week   Application Deadline: Open until filled. Application reviews begin April 12, 2010  

  Service Dates: May 15, 2010 – November 15, 2010; flexible   Interviews: Applicants are interviewed & placed on an on-going basis until positions are filled. Interviews are underway.

Member Benefits Include:

·      A taxable, monthly living allowance (before taxes, approximately $1036).

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Information

organization:Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
position summary:

The Workforce Specialist will assist disadvantaged individuals to enter careers in energy efficient building, construction and retrofit, renewable electric power, agriculture, transportation and environmental protection industries.

8:30am - 5:00pm IRCO's Main Office 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220 None

Pay Rate: $32,000 - $34,000/yr + Benefits

Job Description: THIS POSITION IS DEPENDING AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Salary / Pay Rate:$32,000 - $34,000/yr + Benefits

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PEEPs Counselor/ Environmental Educator

Help us build on the success of this unique children’s environmental ed program!

PEEPs (www.portlandpeeps.org) is a summer program for middle school boys and girls, focusing on environmental projects, service experiences, civic engagement, and leadership development.  The counselors will help plan and lead daily activities with the youth, and represent PEEPs and Northwest Service Academy at community events.

Background in environmental education and experience with middle school youth is required.  Knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology and Wilderness First Aid certification are preferred.

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Cook with Congregate Housing Program at Impact NW

JOB SUMMARY: The Congregate Housing Program Assistant Cook is responsible for preparing, cooking and serving the daily group meal to seniors and adults with disabilities (approximately 20-30 people per day). The position is also responsible for assisting seniors and people with disabilities by performing housekeeping and meal service.  

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Senion department in the Congregate Housing Services Program. Impact NW recognizes the value of a diverse work force and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

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OPB Seeks Sales Representative

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) seeks a Corporate Account Executive to join our underwriting sales team. The Corporate Account Executive is based in Portland and seeks support from businesses throughout Oregon and southwest Washington for OPB and KMHD. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs/.

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Housekeeper with Congregate Housing Program at Impact NW

JOB SUMMARY: The Congregate Housing Program Assistant is responsible for providing housekeeping assistance and daily meal service to seniors and adults with disabilities. This position provides support to people of all genders, race, ethnicities and backgrounds.  Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Senior department in the Congregate Housing Services Program. Impact NW recognizes the value of a diverse work force and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

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Part-time position available, please post

Title: Immediate Opening for Development Coordinator

Small NW nonprofit with project in Africa seeks part-time Development Coordinator to bring fresh strategies for marketing the organization and its mission to funders. Tasks include grant writing, direct mail appeals, sponsorships, etc. Success in obtaining grants for conservation and/or animal welfare strongly preferred (ideally in Africa). Please email resume with cover letter, writing sample and three professional references to: [email protected] Organization details at www.ida-africa.org. Position available immediately; open until filled. 18 hrs/week, $15/hour. EOE. 

Karin Cereghino

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Nonprofit News

Historic Columbia River Highway Preservation

History Pub March 29, 7:00PM “The Historic Columbia River Highway: Its History, Decline, and Preservation

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RACC Press Release: 4D Sidewalk unveiled as new temporary public art in SE Portland

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate

503.823.5111  |  email: [email protected]  

March 22, 2010 – 

4D Sidewalk unveiled as new temporary public art in SE Portland

A new temporary public art installation, “4D Sidewalk,” has launched at the bside6  building, 524 E. Burnside. This publicly funded project is a collaboration between Cityscope, an urban workshop, and artist David Neveel, with support from bside6, LLC and in situ PORTLAND a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC).

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Help Oregon Food Bank: Become a Community Food Champion

Do you want to eliminate hunger and poverty? Do you want to increase the availability of local, nutritious foods and help build food security for your community?

Then become a Community Food Champion!

Oregon Food Bank is looking for people interested in creating a more just Oregon by addressing issues of hunger and poverty. By working together, we can impact public policy and make concrete improvements in the lives of low-income Oregonians and our state as a whole.

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Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

The Wellness Project, a program of Community Services Northwest, is a free mental health clinic that provides individual, family or group therapy to those who are uninsured or underinsured. We are located in Vancouver, Washington.

We are looking for experienced and/or licensed mental health counselors to volunteer their time and expertise with us for a few hours a week. Master's Degree required. Counselors from Oregon or Washington are welcome. Clinic hours are Tuesdays 9-7, Wednesdays, 9-5, and Thursdays 9-7.

Please contact Jeri Shumate, Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-546-1722, ext 220 for more information or to apply.

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Last Chance to Sign Up... Watersheds, stormwater, & rain gardens, oh my!

Last chance to sign up... the TeamWorks begins this Saturday!

How familiar are you with our local watersheds or our stormwater management system? Do you ever wonder where your water comes from or where it goes when it heads down the drain? This April, come learn more about these topics while helping make an impact alongside a team of other motivated volunteers!

Hands On Greater Portland's Spring TeamWorks will focus on the environmental and health implications of that liquid we all need to survive... water! Through a series of volunteer projects and discussions, the team will explore the health, flow, and conservation of our local water systems, as well as dipping into some larger questions of global water equity.

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