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Digest for April 1, 2010

Digest Contents:

Everyday Courage Inlcusive Arts
Lower Johnson Creek Bike Tour- Saturday, April 3rd
Trying to build your Spring work wardrobe on a non-profit salary?
Please come to the Ray of Hope Open House Event on April 6th!
Governor Kitzhaber, Senator Merkley and Congressman Wu to speak at Healthcare Symposium April 7!
Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Part-time position available
Conservation Educator
Trail Maintenance Technician
New Internship Positions Open at Bitch Media
Scuola Italiana di Portland seeks administrative manager
Director, Therapeutic Foster Care Services
Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
0.50 FTE Advocate: Bilingual (Spanish)
Web Developer References?
ESL/Citizenship Class for low-income and elderly immigrants
Be a Writing Tutor
Final Portland tree planting of the season this Saturday with Friends of Trees!
Tryon Life Community Farm Spring Work Parties

Events

Everyday Courage Inlcusive Arts

A one day, Inclusive, “Expressive Arts,” workshop for high school students and young adults ages 14+ of all abilities. Using a mixture of the expressive arts, students will participate together in theatrical role play, movement and rhythm, as well as painting and other modes of artistic expression. Led by Karen Gaffney & Kayley Randall, youth of all abilities will come together and take an artistic journey of the imagination, sharing and communicating the COURAGE it takes, EVERYDAY to maneuver through young adult-hood. April 10, 2010 9:00am-3:00pm, WEST END BUILDING 4101 KRUSE WAY LAKE OSWEGO, OR 97034. $25.00 Registration Fee (lunch & snacks included).

Please contact if interested: Karen or Kayley at (503) 973-5130 / [email protected]

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Lower Johnson Creek Bike Tour- Saturday, April 3rd

JCWC & Audubon Society Lower Johnson Creek Bike Tour, Saturday, April 3, 2010, 9am to 12:30pm

As part of our First Saturdays Program, join Jim Labbe from the Portland Audubon Society, and Matt Clark and Teresa Huntsinger from the Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a 21-mile bike ride out the Springwater Corridor Trail to Gresham’s Linneman Station and back. We’ll pedal our way through the lower Johnson Creek Watershed, stop at several urban natural areas along the way, and learn about future opportunities to protect and enhance the Johnson Creek Watershed. You are responsible for bringing and maintaining your own bicycle; pumps and patch kits recommended. Helmets are absolutely required.

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Trying to build your Spring work wardrobe on a non-profit salary?

Then please join Dress for Success Oregon for our bi-annual Acey's Closet Clothing Sale on April 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2010. You'll find amazing deals on gentley used women's designer clothing, shoes and accessories. All clothing is 50% off on Sunday and $1 racks will be featured throughout the sale. Dress for Success Oregon is located at 1532 NE 37th Ave., between Sandy and NE Broadway in Portland. Sale hours are Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Parking is available on the street and in the Banfield Motel across from the store. Cash and credit only, all sales are final. Due to limited space, adults only please. For more information please call 503-249-7300 or email, [email protected].

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Please come to the Ray of Hope Open House Event on April 6th!

Ray of Hope Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit organization since 2003 which directly supports educational and medical programs in Kenya, invites you to an Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, April 6th, at our new office location in the Philanthropy Building in downtown Portland! Come see a presentation and learn more about Ray of Hope Foundation, enjoy appetizers and beverages, hear about our upcoming events, and find out how to get involved with our programs.

This event is also our "kick-off" for the Portland Marathon and Half Marathon on 10/10/10. Are you a runner or walker? Consider joining the Ray of Hope team. Run for a very worthy cause and have a great time!

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Governor Kitzhaber, Senator Merkley and Congressman Wu to speak at Healthcare Symposium April 7!

President Obama signed the Healthcare Reform Bill into law last week. How does this affect YOU?

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's Second Annual Healthcare Symposium-- A Community Conversation About Our Changing Healthcare Climate

Tickets are almost sold out! Visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97100 to reserve your tickets today!

Keynote Speaker: John Kitzhaber, MD Governor, 1995-2003

Featuring: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley & David Wu, U.S. Representative Oregon's 1st District

Moderator: Jack Friedman, CEO, Providence Health Plans

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Jobs & Internships

Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Voz Worker's Rights Education Project
position summary:

POSITION: Volunteer Coordinator Intern

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

COMMITMENT: Required commitment of 10-15 hours per week from April through August or September 2010 (start and end dates will depend on the applicant's availability and the organization's needs).

COMPENSATION: As this is a voluntary position, no compensation will be provided.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Volunteer Coordinator oversees the volunteer program and recruits, motivates, trains and supervises volunteers for utilization at VOZ events and programs. The volunteer coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between VOZ staff and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
more info...

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Part-time position available

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. 20 hrs/week, $18/hour. EOE. 

 

 

Karin Cereghino

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Conservation Educator

Description: The Conservation Educator is responsible primarily for coordinating, instructing, and implementing environmental ecology place-based programs with schools throughout the Columbia Gorge. Work within this position includes delivering and enhancing environmental education programs and partnerships; the recruitment, training, and managing of community volunteers; and implementing the Gorge Explorers afterschool and stewardship programs. The Conservation Educator will develop and enhance collaborative education partnerships with CGEI partners, including the US Forest Service, local school districts and regional non-profits.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Trail Maintenance Technician

Project Sponsor: USDA Mt. Hood National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood/recreation/trails/clackamas-river-conditions.shtml

NWSA Mission: This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), an AmeriCorps program of ESD112. NWSA's mission is to preserve and restore the natural environment, and to develop community leaders through service and community partnerships. www.nwserviceacademy.org

Project Location: Clackamas District of the Mt. Hood National Forest, Estacada, OR

Position Dates: June 14, 2010 - November 19, 2010

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New Internship Positions Open at Bitch Media

Looking for a way to be regularly involved with your favorite nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization?! Bitch Media is currently looking to fill two internship positions as soon as possible:

* Events Coordinator

* Library Coordinator

These positions are a great way to volunteer your time with Bitch Media, acquire new skills and experience in nonprofit administration and programs, and spend some regular time spreading the gospel of Bitch...

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Scuola Italiana di Portland seeks administrative manager

Scuola Italiana di Portland, a nonprofit operating under 501(c)3 charter, is seeking a flexible, part-time Administrative Manager to coordinate administrative, financial, and promotional aspects of this small Italian language school for children.Duties include, but are not limited to:Basic bookkeeping and financial processing including preparing financial reports and registration processing.Liase with payroll, CPA, other vendors.

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Director, Therapeutic Foster Care Services

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Albertina Kerr Centers
position summary:

Every day, Albertina Kerr helps children, adults and families of Oregon who face mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive pay; Generous, comprehensive benefits
more info...

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Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Northwest Earth Institute
position summary:

Organizational Overview: The Northwest Earth Institute is a recognized non-profit leader in the development and delivery of educational programming designed to inspire sustainable behaviors at the individual and organizational levels. Since 1993, over 110,000 people in 50 states and Canada have participated in NWEI group discussions, creating a network of dedicated citizen leaders and volunteers taking action to address important social and ecological concerns. The person filling this position is part of a collaborative outreach team tasked with increasing participation in NWEI discussion course programs. Visit www.nwei.org for more information.

Salary / Pay Rate:24K
more info...

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0.50 FTE Advocate: Bilingual (Spanish)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

To provide consistent, comprehensive support and advocacy to Bradley-Angle shelter participants and crisis line callers in English and Spanish.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.55/hour, health & dental insurance, retirement, generous paid time off.
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Web Developer References?

Bitch Media is seeking one or more web developers with experience in web shopping cart development, ideally including Salesforce intergration, as well as Drupal web development for ongoing web projects and installation of Drupal updates. This need not be one and the same person, but bonus points if it is!

Experience working with non-profits is all but a must for us, so if anyone out there has reccomendations, please let us know. Email me at [email protected] Thanks!

Brian Frank - Operations Director, Bitch Media: 4930 NE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 503.282.5699

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Trainings

ESL/Citizenship Class for low-income and elderly immigrants

ATTENTION IMMIGRANTS

The Center for Intercultural Organizing is offering a 5-month "English as a Second Language/Citizenship Class" for both low income and senior immigrants.

If you are currently eligible or will soon be eligible to apply to become a U.S. citizen, then this ESL/Citizenship Class is for you.

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Volunteering

Be a Writing Tutor

Help a student prepare for a class at PCC. Student is especially interested in learning how to write effective essays. Topics may include Grammar, Making Effective Arguments, and Paragraph Structure. Responsibilities may also include help with homework assignments and practice exercises.

Time Commitment is 2 hours a week for 10 weeks.

It is recommended that the volunteer have a good command of the English language, be good at Writing and have past experience tutoring or teaching

REACH does not have materials to tutor with, but may be able to reimburse tutor for supplies. (To be negotiated upon placement.)

Note: All applicants to this position must pass a criminal background check.

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Final Portland tree planting of the season this Saturday with Friends of Trees!

Don’t miss your last chance to plant trees along the I-205 Multi-Use Path this season! Be a part of this amazing multi-year project that will help beautify east Portland, create habitat for birds and other animals, and improve air quality along this corridor. It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference in your community.

All you need to do is simply show up this Saturday around 8:45am at the staging site located at SE 92nd Ave and SE Boise St. Friends of Trees will provide morning refreshments, gloves, and tools, as well as guidance from experienced volunteer crew leaders. We just ask that you wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Tryon Life Community Farm Spring Work Parties

We've been waiting for you!  Come meet, play, work, plant, sort, dig, grow with us!Tryon Life Community Farm, a seven-acre grassroots sustainability education center in SW Portland, continues its series of springtime work parties this weekend.  On Sunday, April 4th, from 10ish to 2ish, we'll be focusing on lovin' up our office space and our filing system.  A good time to come by, get acquainted, ask questions, make friends, learn how to run a DIY horizontally organized non-profit, etc.

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