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Digest for April 30, 2010

Digest Contents:

Skill Share Studio to offer Learning Labs
Stand Against Racism Free Event at ICTC friday 04/30/10 2pm-5pm
Perspectives On Positive Aging: the Gift of Aging with Ana Callan
Books-To-Action at a Local Library
Franciscan Spiritual Center's May Calendar
Bilingual Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Historian/Researcher Paid Internship
Portland Youth Philharmonic Office Assistant Needed
Part Time Interpreter & Project Manager
There's still time to submit nominations for Governor's Volunteer Awards
Hope on the Ground for World AIDS Orphans Day-- May 7th!
Web Volunteer Sought for Creative Waste Reduction
Public Administration NPO Majors Want to Help Your Board

Events

Skill Share Studio to offer Learning Labs

As the days get longer (and hopefully warmer!) we are having more and more fun with Circus Skills. Every Friday afternoon starting at 5pm we meet to practice stilt-walking, unicycing and more at Irving Park. We'd love to see you there! If you have a skill to share (hula hooping, balloon animals, juggling, or anything else) please come and show us how.We meet between the tennis courts and the playground, where NE 8th joins the park, just South of Fremont. Bring toys and musical instruments!

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Stand Against Racism Free Event at ICTC friday 04/30/10 2pm-5pm

The International Center for Traditional ChildBearing is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Stand Against Racism Event on Friday April 30th 2-5pm in association with the YWCA national observance.

Mikal Shabazz will speak about contemporary forms of racism and how racism effects infant mortality rates and creates health disparities. There will be video viewing "The Bough that Breaks" and a discussion following.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event will take place at ICTC headqarters at 2823 North Rosa Parks Way, Portland OR 97217 This event is free of charge.

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Perspectives On Positive Aging: the Gift of Aging with Ana Callan

Wednesday, May 5 12-1 p.m. Central Library U.S. Bank Room 801 SW 10th Ave. Registration not required Bring your lunch!

What matters in a life? How does one savor life in the face of mortality and the challenges of these tumultuous times?

In 2000, poet and spiritual teacher Ana Callan almost died in a freak accident in her native Ireland. Her near-death experience and long recovery forever changed her and continues to inform her life. Using poetry, Ana will share her reflections on life, death and what matters.

Recommended reading is Duet with Hummingbird, Poems by Ana Callan.

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Books-To-Action at a Local Library

Read Spirituality and Aging by Robert C. Atchley. What is spirituality? Why is it important? How does aging influence our spiritual experience and our service to others? From his two decades of interviews, observations, and reflection, noted gerontologist Atchley delves into ways of thinking and talking about spirituality, a major focus and motivator for older adults.

Discuss the book at a neighborhood library:

Sunday, May 16 1:30 - 3 p.m. Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook

or

Tuesday, May 18 6 - 7:30 p.m. Hillsdale Library 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Engage in a related community service project, organized by the Boomer Initiative at Hands On Greater Portland.

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Franciscan Spiritual Center's May Calendar

May 3, 2010

A Time for Caregiver’s Monday May 3 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Holy Family Parish 3732 SE Knapp St, Portland, OR 97202 Franciscan Spiritual Center in collaboration with Portland’s Chapter of the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association, we invite any caregiver of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, to enjoy a day of respite and nourishment. Cost is $10 per person at the door.  To register, call (503) 794-8542 or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.francisspctr.com.

May 6 & 20, 2010

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Jobs & Internships

Bilingual Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

BILINGUAL- SPANISH/ ENGLISH MATCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST

(1.0 FTE)

Position Summary

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Historian/Researcher Paid Internship

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum seeks a part-time historian/researcher for a project designed to expand awareness of the Greek community in Portland & SW Washington.

The project is to explore different (professional) groups in the Greek community through use of oral history tapes, printed materials, on-site interviews.

The position covers a total of 200 hours over a 10-month period; hours are flexible but work time is during normal business hours. Salary is $25/hour.

Applicant should be either enrolled in a college-level history program or have related experience in the field of library work, archives or genealogy. Work experience may substitute for academic enrollment.

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Information

organization:Portland Youth Philharmonic - [email protected]
position summary:

Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) America’s First Youth Orchestra, seeks a detail oriented office assistant who is motivated by working for a dynamic non-profit arts organization.

Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by May 10.

This is a Full-Time (37.5 hours / week) position. The Office Assistant will be responsible for many aspects of general office and organizational support.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.50

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Information

organization:Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
position summary:

The Interpreter and Project Manager is responsible for providing Spanish interpretation, leading intercultural/diversity seminars and trainings, and coordinating interpretation appointments.

SUMMARY: Among the many types of services performed by IRCO’s International Language Bank (ILB) the Interpreter & Project Manager will work in two major areas:

1. Interpretation (spoken) Services As an Interpreter Project Manager this position is responsible for both providing interpretation (English/Spanish) and assisting in the coordination of interpretation appointments. This position will manage all the steps of the client relationship from the initial client request, through project execution, to final invoicing.

2. Intercultural Seminars/ Diversity Trainings

Salary / Pay Rate:$14,000 + Benefits

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Nonprofit News

There's still time to submit nominations for Governor's Volunteer Awards

Do you know an Oregonian or a group of Oregonians making a difference in your community?

The Governor’s Volunteer Awards, the highest volunteer award in the state, honor individuals and groups who are helping to make their communities, and our state, better — often with no pay and little recognition.

Oregon Volunteers is now accepting nominations for the Governor’s Volunteer Awards in 8 categories, including Outstanding Youth Volunteer, Outstanding Senior Volunteer, Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group, Outstanding Employee Volunteer Program, and Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement.

Nominations are due by May 10, 2010. You can find the application and all the information at www.oregonvolunteers.org

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Hope on the Ground for World AIDS Orphans Day-- May 7th!

Please join the Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition and our community partners for a special event in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day on May 7.

HOPE ON THE GROUND A community conversation in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day

When: Friday, May 7, 6-9pm Where: White Stag Building 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR

Keynote Speaker: Anne-christine d'Adesky, AIDS and Gender Justice Activist, Journalist for World Pulse and Author.

Moderator: Charlene McGee, African Women's Coalition.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Web Volunteer Sought for Creative Waste Reduction

Join Create Plenty as we develop our web-based public interface.

Help learn and develop our new web-based management system, including website structure, fundraising, membership, e-mail communications and database. This work can be done anywhere with a web connection. You will learn, do and train others to use the system, so it requires patience and the ability to trouble-shoot technical issues. High amounts of software knowledge and technical training are not required, but a certain amount may prove helpful.

Send questions, resume and brief cover letter to [email protected] by May 7th, 2010.

Commitment: 5-10 hours/week for 1-2 months. A more concentrated weekly comittment, with shorter overall project length is acceptable if goals are met.

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Public Administration NPO Majors Want to Help Your Board

I, Michael Norman and my partner Ahmed Iya are doing a project this term for a class called Governance of Non-Profits. It is basically a class that focuses on boards and how they function. Our professor is Dr. Linda Golaszewski, who is a professor through the Hatfield School of Government MPA (Masters in Public Administration) program.

We would like to learn more about how your board functions and do our part to provide any insight or commentary from the viewpoint of students who are coming into the Nonprofit field.

Ahmed Iya is a very interesting man. He is from Africa and has spent many years working in NGO's and has some great knowledge and experience to share with any organization.

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