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Daily Digest

Digest for April 29, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG is recruiting new board and committee members!

Hello CNRG Community! 

CNRG is recruiting new board and committee members to help us take our organization to the next level.  We are looking for people with a variety of experience including, leadership, legal expertise, outreach, project management, IT (drupal), event planning, marketing, and fundraising (grants and membership).  Most importantly we need people who have energy and want to make an impact in the community.  If you are interested please fill out our online volunteer application and please feel free to share this opportunity with others you think may be interested.

As most of you know, CNRG has made great strides in recent years.  We are about to launch the latest version of our website which will include a calendar, with additional features being added as possible.  We are looking forward to bringing on new sponsors and rolling out a membership campaign.  We strive to connect community, grassroots and nonprofit groups to create a stronger, more collaborative Portland.  We continue to offer our free quarterly trainings, as well as the monthly CNRG networking night.  We continue to accomplish all of this as an all volunteer run organization. 

One of the best aspects of serving on a CNRG committee or on the board is that each person has the opportunity to have a significant impact.  If you have commitment and energy to help us achieve our goals, we want to support you!   As a CNRG volunteer you the have opportunity to connect with many different people, build skills in many areas of nonprofit management and community organizing and see the tremendous development of a unique organization.  If you feel ready to make a valuable contribution to strengthening our community we would love for you to fill out our online volunteer application.

We look forward to talking with you!

Sincerely,

The CNRG Board

www.cnrg-portland.org/about

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Digest Contents:

CNRG is recruiting new board and committee members!
Celebrate Beltane/Mayday
Stand Against Racism at ICTC Friday April, 30th 2pm-5pm _Free!
Benefit Concert - Sky in the Road & Portland Peace Choir
Free 5 Days of Writing Workshop
Scholarship Writing Workshop for High School Students @ Lewis & Clark College
"Volunteers make the World go 'round!" Open House and Raffle Drawing!
AHC Education Program this weekend
Wild Rivers Film NIght - Thursday, May 13th!
Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Social Enterprise
Activism camp for youth
Environmental Heath Intern
Legislative Research Intern
Clean and Healthy Rivers Policy Research Intern
All Purpose Intern
Community Outreach Intern
Fundraising Consultant for Board Training
Bilingual Receptionist and Data Entry
Campaign Manager
Human Trafficking Intern
Special Historic Preservation Internship Announcement
Architectural Heritage Center-IT and Website Intern Summer 2010
Expose Your Organization to 25,000 for FREE by Supporting Portland Sunday Parkways
Donated Office Furniture
Donated Office Furniture
International Humanitarian Aid Workshop: Saturday, May 8th, Clackamas Community College
Free! Wetlands workshop this Saturday
Volunteer -No Ivy Day in Vancouver
Administrative Assistant with IT Background in Vancouver
Interested in helping local youth using your tutoring/writing experience?
Friends of Trees: Green Space Tree Care

Events

Celebrate Beltane/Mayday

Come dance up the dawn with us on MayDay morning or join us later in the day at the Children's Museum where Portland Revels is partnering with the Museum for Portland's newest community celebration. For more information on various MayDay festivities, visit Renegade Rose Morris at www.renegaderose.net Portland Revels at http://www.portlandrevels.org/revels.php?page=calendar or The Children's Museum at http://www.portlandcm.org/

"Sumer is acumin in, loudly sing cuckoo"

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Stand Against Racism at ICTC Friday April, 30th 2pm-5pm _Free!

Contact: Marguerite Hall, Programs Manager, International Center for Traditional Childbearing: 503-460-9324;

[email protected]

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing will be hosting a Stand Against Racism Event in association with the YWCA national observance. Come participate in a stand against racism by signing the SAR pledge.

There will be refreshments, live music, speakers, video viewing and discussion.

WHEN: Friday, April 30, 2010, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm.

2pm-3pm –Meet and Mingle. An ICTC representative will talk about contemporary racial issues and how they are connected to the ICTC mission.

3pm-4pm –View the PBS documentary “When the Bough Breaks”.

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Benefit Concert - Sky in the Road & Portland Peace Choir

Get your tickets today. Prices vary $8-15.

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1780/t/8423/shop/shop.jsp?storefront_KEY=752

All proceeds benefit Oregon Wild!

Join acclaimed Portland musicians Sky in the Road and the Portland Peace Choir for a unique opportunity to support the conservation efforts of Oregon Wild.

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Free 5 Days of Writing Workshop

Join Write Around Portland for two-hour creative writing workshops open to everyone. They’re free! Plus, journals, pens and light snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register: Call 503.796.9224 or email [email protected] with your name, phone number and the dates of the workshop(s) you would like to attend. Open to adults and teens. Go to writearound.org for more info.

1.Tuesday, May 11, 6:00 - 8:00pm Ladybug Organic Cafe 8438 N. Lombard (at N. Leavitt), TriMet #75 bus Coffee available for purchase before the workshop

2.Wednesday, May 12, 3:00 - 5:00pm Full Life Coffee Shop 3331 NE Sandy Blvd, TriMet #12 bus Coffee available for purchase before the workshop

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Scholarship Writing Workshop for High School Students @ Lewis & Clark College

Do you know any high school students who want to learn how to write award winning essays or learn how to find scholarships? Please invite them to attend the Black United Fund of Oregon’s Scholarship Writing Workshop! Students will receive a tour of the Lewis & Clark campus, learn how to navigate the college and scholarship application process, and leave the workshop with confidence and a solid first draft of their own essay!

When: Saturday, May 15th, 2010 10am-4pm Location: Lewis & Clark College Cost: $10 (Covers partial cost of the scholarship writing workbook students will receive). FREE parking and lunch are provided!

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"Volunteers make the World go 'round!" Open House and Raffle Drawing!

MIKE Program is a small, local, non-profit empowering at-risk youth to be ambassadors of health in their communities. We present our 8th annual Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Reception "Volunteers make the World go round!" and this year, we're including a fun raffle drawing!

We welcome you, a member of our supportive community, to celebrate with us as we honor those who volunteer their time and service to MIKE Program’s mission. Come enjoy light, international fare, a special slideshow and a raffle drawing with fantastic prizes totaling over $1400!

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AHC Education Program this weekend

May is Historic Preservation Month!  Join us for great education programs all month.  

Invisible Additions: Increasing Space, Minimizing Impacts

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Wild Rivers Film NIght - Thursday, May 13th!

Join the Crag Law Center and Gifford Pinchot Task Force on Thursday, May 13th at the Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) for the Wild Rivers Film Night. The evening will feature the Portland Premiere of Trout on the Wind, and include short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Doors open at 6:30, films start at 7:00. Tickets are $7.

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Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Social Enterprise

Who: Springboard Innovation hosts its monthly Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, May 12th 2010, from 6-9pm. Due to limited space, RSVP is REQUIRED.

What: Join us after the ReVisioning Value Conference to learn about social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. How is social enterprise/business different from a traditional non-profit? What benefits and challenges does it offer? How does it tie into impact investing and new legal structures? Speakers and experts will facilitate discussion and learning. Join us!

Mark your calendars now and RSVP today! Space is limited. Learn more about the Forum at www.springboardinnovation.org/forum.php

When: May 12, 2010 5:30 Doors Open; appetizers, drinks and networking 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Discussion and Workshops

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Activism camp for youth

Inspiring and Innovative Leadership Program for Social Changemakers Ages 11-16 Youth who care about making a difference in the world have a unique and exciting opportunity this summer!

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: June 2010 - August 2010 Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Application Deadline: May 20, 2010

The Oregon Environmental Council’s Environmental Health Program is seeking applications for a Summer 2010 Intern. The Environmental Health Intern will play a critical role in researching and designing a potentially new consumer education program focused on reducing residential pesticide use of certain products through consumer education.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: 4 months, preferably 6 months or more Summer 2010-Fall 2010; 2011 Legislative Session (Jan-June 2011)

Hours: a minimum of 10-15/week, those hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the intern and the supervisor.

Start date: June 1, 2010, flexible Application Deadline: May 29, 2010

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: at least two months Hours: approx 10 - 15 hours/wk

Application Deadline: May 20, 2010

The policy research intern will assist OEC’s Clean & Healthy Rivers program director with researching potential public policy changes and/or programs to protect Oregon’s rivers. Projects may include investigating the toxicity and prevalence of certain emerging contaminants that have been identified as harmful to human health and/or aquatic life and their potential reduction measures; researching potential fees or other funding sources for pollution prevention programs; and/or researching agricultural water conservation practices suitable for Oregon. The intern will have some flexibility in choosing projects.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: at least three months

Hours: at least 6 hours/wk

Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) seeks an “all purpose” intern to assist our Deputy Director, Chris Hagerbaumer.

Intern responsibilities will include policy research (mainly in the area of transportation), assistance organizing a workshop on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, and other projects as needed.

This internship position is unpaid and requires a minimum three-month commitment of at least six hours a week. The schedule is flexible and allows for working off-site when doing research. A qualified candidate will have strong organizational skills, outstanding research skills, and a keen interest in environmental issues.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: June 14, 2010 - August 20, 2010

Hours: 15-40 hours per week (flexible)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2010

OEC seeks a communicator interested in pairing creative skills in the media arts with an interest in environmental education and advocacy. Our community outreach intern will work with the outreach director and environmental health program staff to develop multi-media projects to spread the word about connections between household habits and human health. Projects may include print materials, social networking programs like Facebook, video, photography, audio, and other multi-media projects that best match the skills and interests of intern candidates.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Sauvie Island Center
position summary:

The Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. We provide hands-on educational field trips for Portland elementary school students at our Sauvie Island location in Howell Territorial Park. Through our education programs, the Center seeks to increase the food, farm, and environmental literacy of the next generation. This year more than 800 children will participate in our program, with over half coming from Title 1 schools in North Portland.

Salary / Pay Rate:Send hourly rates

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Information

organization:The Wallace Medical Concern
position summary:

WMC has distinguished itself as a patient-focused, innovative health care organization that operates with a community-based, passionate force of dedicated volunteers and staff. We provide urgent care services three days per week on a fully equipped Mobile Medical Clinic RV (MMC) as well as three evening clinics per week and one Pediatric and Immunization clinic per month in our Gresham and Portland Clinics. The Receptionist will make appointments for acute medical care for low-income people seeking care at our fixed sites as well as the MMC, document patient encounters in an Access database and reach out to the community as needed to market our services.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.00/hour. Excellent benefit package including fully paid health care, a generous vacation package, and paid holidays.

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Information

organization:Upstream Public Health
position summary:

The campaign manager will be responsible for managing two statewide legislative campaigns aimed at reducing obesity. Specific duties include: • Oversee the development of a legislative campaign plan for the 2011 legislative session, with guidance and advice from expert political strategists • Oversee all campaign‐related operations ensuring the achievement of legislative objectives, and strong partnerships with community stakeholders. • Organize and facilitate monthly meetings of legislative stakeholders • Meet with community partners and legislators to gain support for policy proposals • Collaborate with media and communications staff on campaign‐related materials and events, ensuring consistency of message in all activities and integration within campaign.

Salary / Pay Rate:Full time position with health insurance $38,000 ‐ $44,000 Depending on Experience

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Human Trafficking Intern

Employer: Catholic Charities Oregon

Position: Human Trafficking Intern

Contact: Program Coordinator, Chris Killmer

Description:

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Special Historic Preservation Internship Announcement

The Architectural Heritage Center Announces a summer 2010 internship in honor of William J. Hawkins!

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Architectural Heritage Center-IT and Website Intern Summer 2010

Internship Information Technology  Summer 2010  

The Architectural Heritage Center is currently interviewing students for our internship program.  We are a Portland based non-profit resource center for historic preservation. 

  Learning opportunities and possible projects include:      

Maintaining and modifying our website which is updated on a weekly basis

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Nonprofit News

Expose Your Organization to 25,000 for FREE by Supporting Portland Sunday Parkways

We invite you and your organization to “own” an intersection of Portland Sunday Parkways the event. With 25,000 people coming right past your station, you would have a full exhibition opportunity to engage the public on your own terms.

• You make the intersection as exciting and inviting as you want.

• We give you chalk so that you can decorate the streets with your name.

• In exchange, you can help us with our #1 biggest need of the event - Intersection Superhero volunteers.

In order to succeed in this huge event, we need the support of the entire community. Over 300 volunteers assist in all aspects of the event, from park set up, to roving bike mechanics. Our greatest need is for Intersection Superheros.

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Donated Office Furniture

Items for donation include;

Six, two drawer, file cabinets. Beige. Length: 15" Width: 26.5" Height: 29"

Wall-mounted, dry erase board. Features folding, mahogany wood doors and trim. Length: 48" Width: 3.5" Height: 48"

Thin, wooden table. Length: 52" Width: 16" Height: 26"

Email [email protected] for pictures or more details.

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Donated Office Furniture

Rolling desk. Square Wooden desktop, metal frame with wheels mounted to the legs.

Email [email protected] for pictures or details.

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Trainings

International Humanitarian Aid Workshop: Saturday, May 8th, Clackamas Community College

One-Day Introductory Workshop

This one-day course is designed to provide participants with a practical overview of the field of international humanitarian aid. Course attendees will learn about this exciting and rewarding field through case studies, interactive group exercises, discussions and lectures. The course covers: theories and concepts of relief work, standards, assessment and response techniques, and practical information about what it’s like to work as an international relief worker.

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Free! Wetlands workshop this Saturday

Wetlands 101

Saturday, May 1st, 8:45am – 1:00pm

New Columbia Community Education Center, 4625 N Trenton, Portland OR

 

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a workshop all about our local wetlands. Learn about the importance of wetland functions and the history of wetlands in North Portland. After a classroom-style introduction, participants will tour new projects at the Ramsey Wetland Complex. Refreshments, materials, and full ASL interpretation provided. Suitable for adults and teenagers.  Pre-registration required at www.columbiaslough.org or 503-281-1132.

 

Thanks!

Melissa

 

Melissa Sandoz

Outreach Director

 

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

7040 NE 47th Ave

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Volunteering

Volunteer -No Ivy Day in Vancouver

Volunteers Needed to Tackle Invader on “No Ivy Day” This Saturday!

Vancouver Urban Forestry is partnering with neighborhood associations and community stewards to provide work parties to remove English ivy at two sites in Vancouver, Clay Canyon and Behrens Woods.

Volunteers are needed to help make No Ivy Day a success! Individuals or groups interested in participating in No Ivy Day should contact Jessica Antoine at (360) 619-1108 or [email protected] for more information and directions. Ivy removal work parties are great opportunities for service clubs, workplace volunteer groups, youth organizations and anyone looking for a fun and active way to improve the local environment.

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Administrative Assistant with IT Background in Vancouver

Administrative assistant with an IT background needed to assemble a policy and procedure manual. Materials readily available include training material packets, memos, contract policies, workflow diagrams and HIPAA guidelines. Additional research may be necessary. Flexible scheduling available.

If interested, please contact Jeri Shumate, Volunteer Coordinator at Community Services Northwest by calling 360-356-3918 or writing [email protected]

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Interested in helping local youth using your tutoring/writing experience?

The Black United Fund of Oregon is looking for volunteers to donate 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon helping local high school students develop the skills they need to submit competitive personal and scholarship essays. As a scholarship writing tutor, you will help students uncover their unique journey in a step by step process that is both practical and clarifying through helping with brainstorming, grammar and sentence flow, etc. The Black United Fund of Oregon is looking for volunteers to attend the workshop from 1pm-4pm and a 2 hour training the week prior to the workshop. Volunteers can sign up for any of the following workshop dates:

May 15th, 2010 (at Lewis & Clark College)

June 12th, 2010 (Location TBD)

July 24th, 2010 (Location TBD)

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Friends of Trees: Green Space Tree Care

To help newly-planted trees and shrubs get a jump on the invasives competition this spring, Friends of Trees is organizing a series of Tree Care events in May at some of our Green Space Initiative native restoration planting sites. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, as well as help ensure the success of these planting sites.

No experience is necessary! We’ll not only teach you how to remove invasive plant species by hand, but we’ll also teach native plant identification skills and various care techniques.

If you’d like to participate, simply arrive at the site by 9 a.m. and we’ll provide refreshments, gloves and tools. We hope to see you out there!

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