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Digest for June 16, 2010

Digest Contents:

Support Kenyan orphans while enjoying good wine
End-of-life panel
Orenco Cat Adoption Event June 19-20
Spaces still avail at youth activism summer camp
Toothpaste and Deodorant
**Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course starts THIS WEEKEND**
Thurs, June 17, 6:30-8 pm - Drop by Daybreak Cohousing for a Tour and Social
OLCV $5 Movie Benefit: Join Us!
REACH PRESERVES 38 AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING UNITS IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND
Meet Local Leaders: Healthy/Sustainable Living, Alt Transportation, more!
Columbia Group Sierra Club June Third Thursday Potluck
"Sundown at Ecotrust " summer concert series starts in two weeks!
United Way Position Opening: Community Speaker
Open Position: Student Support Specialist (Burmese Speaking) at Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR)
NCAP is hiring a Campaigns Associate
MLK VISTA/Outreach Planner
Retention Project Coordinator (AmeriCorps)
Opening for Field Coordinator with Oregon State Service Corps (staff position)
SUN Community School Summer Camp Cook
Teaching positions for non-profit alternative high school programs- SE PDX & Molalla
Harrison Park SUN Site Coordinator
Information and Assistance Specialist
Peninsula Children's Center seeks dynamic, experienced Executive Director
Last Call for nominations for SOLV Citizenship Awards!
Buckman Farmers Market Garden Workshops
Last chance to sign up for Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course - STARTS THIS WEEKEND!
ASTD-Cascadia Chapter E-Learning Series
Volunteer with African Immigrant/Refugee Youth this Summer!
Sundown Concert Series at Ecotrust

Events

Support Kenyan orphans while enjoying good wine

Come enjoy an evening of good food and drink at Blackbird Wine and Atomic Cheese, located on NE Fremont at 44th, on Wednesday June 16th (about 5:30 to 8:30). Blackbird will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to Makindu Children’s Program, the Oregon-based supporter of the Makindu Children’s Center in east Kenya. There will be music, raffle items and Kenyan crafts for sale as well. The Center provides core assistance to over 400 orphans and vulnerable children and their guardian families. Visit www.makindu.org

Steve Randolph 503-419-4177

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End-of-life panel

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PANEL PRESENTATION on Medical & Religious Perspectives on End of Life care.

Panelists are: Peter Rasmussen, MD. Oncologist and National spokesperson for Physician Aid in Dying. Rev. Marci Rau, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain. George Eighmey, Exec. Director, Compassion & Choices of Oregon. Deborah Whiting Jaques, Exec. Director, Oregon Hospice Association

WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – 7 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

WHERE: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Rd (Corner of Hall and Denney), Beaverton.

Program is free; light refreshments served.

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Orenco Cat Adoption Event June 19-20

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter will hold a Cat Adoption Event at Nature's Pet Orenco Station in Hillsboro on Saturday, June 19 from 12 to 6 and Sunday June 20 from 12 to 5. Nature's Pet Orenco Station is located in Hillsboro at 1330 NE Orenco Station Pkwy two doors from Starbucks. For more information call Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter at 503-846-7041.

This is an outreach event for Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter and all shapes and sizes of kitties will be available. The adoption fee for adult cats is $50 and kittens is $80 which includes a microchip, first shots, a certificate for a veterinarian visit and a kitty carrier. All kitties have been spayed or neutered and have tested negative for Felv/FIV.

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Spaces still avail at youth activism summer camp

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp still has spots available for youth ages 11-16 at our residential summer camp August 14-21 this summer!

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Toothpaste and Deodorant

Saturday June 19, 1-3 pm: Pits N Pearly Whites - Create Plenty is making your deodorant and toothpaste! Bring your empty solid or roll on containers to fill up and bring small baby food sized containers for toothpaste.

Coming in July + August: Production Days which will be similar to workshops, but delightfully different. Go to www.createplenty.org and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay posted!

Space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] Where: 100th Monkey Studios: 110 SE 16th Ave, Portland, Or, 97214.

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**Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course starts THIS WEEKEND**

Register now for Toby Hemenway's upcoming Permaculture Design Course!  Learn practical, cutting edge techniques with the world-renowned author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. The course will meet in Portland on the third weekend of the month from June (*this coming weekend*) through November. The curriculum is the full 72-hour certification course, with certification being offered through the Permaculture Institute USA, the US branch of the International Permaculture Institute.  Toby will be the principal instructor and will be bringing in several more of the most senior and experienced permaculture instructors in the world, as well as local experts.

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Thurs, June 17, 6:30-8 pm - Drop by Daybreak Cohousing for a Tour and Social

Now that the weather is dry and warmer, don't miss out on a tour and social at Daybreak Cohousing, where you will learn about the cohousing lifestyle, meet cohousing members and tour available Daybreak 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

Come socialize with us in our Common House! We are interested in meeting you and having you get to know us a little bit too. In addition, we'll have short tours to view the property, the Common House and some of the homes. To honor our privacy, we request that everyone remain in the main part of the Common House area in which the social is being held or with your tour guide.

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OLCV $5 Movie Benefit: Join Us!

Join the Oregon League of Conservation Voters next Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at the Bagdad Theater in Portland for the premiere of "Deep Green," an unprecedented new documentary from local filmmaker Matt Briggs about real global warming solutions.

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REACH PRESERVES 38 AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING UNITS IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND

Please join REACH CDC on Thursday, June 17th * 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at 5272 NE 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Walnut Park Apartments.  Invitation and information below.

NEWS RELEASE

REACH Media Contact:

Laura J. Recko [email protected]

(503) 231-0682 x131

June 15, 2010

REACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRESERVES

38 AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING UNITS IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND

 

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Meet Local Leaders: Healthy/Sustainable Living, Alt Transportation, more!

A Talk in the Park is an opportunity created exclusively for Sunday Parkways Intersection Superhero volunteers. It’s your chance to join a small group of neighbors to sit down with a notable professional and discuss topics that are central to the mission of Sunday Parkways, including:

Community Building Alternative Transportation Healthy Lifestyles and more!

As an exclusive opportunity for Intersection Superhero volunteers, A Talk in the Park enhances and enriches your volunteer experience at the event and gives you an opportunity to really engage in the meaning and impacts of Sunday Parkways.

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Columbia Group Sierra Club June Third Thursday Potluck

Join the Columbia Group Sierra Club for their June Third Thursday Potluck and Program Night

Enjoy food and drinks. Make new friends and reconnect with old ones as we gather for an evening of conversation about Oregon's special places; our State Parks. With Summer sunshine about to peak out from behind the clouds, our presentation will focus on unique sites around the state, perfect for a weekend hike or adventure.

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"Sundown at Ecotrust " summer concert series starts in two weeks!

Sundown at Ecotrust. Pedal. Listen. Connect.

Please join Ecotrust for a free, rockin' outdoor concert series every Thursday evening in July. Arrive by bike (enjoy plentiful bike parking) or public transit, listen to local music, and connect with the programs and projects of Ecotrust. Check out our stellar band line-up and gracious sponsor list at www.ecotrust.org/sundown.

Sundown at Ecotrust. 721 NW Ninth Ave. FREE. Thursdays in July from 5–9PM

Volunteers welcome! Please contact Stacy at [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

United Way Position Opening: Community Speaker

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is seeking committed, highly skilled, and motivated individuals for temporary, full-time and part-time Community Speaker positions for its fall 2010 campaign.  Work with others to raise funds for health and human service programs. Compensation of $500/week (prorated for part-time) plus business-related expenses. 

Timeframe: 8/9/10 through 11/12/10.  Invitations to interview will be extended the week of 6/28. Additional info: www.unitedway-pdx.org. Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected] Reference Job #500. Position closes 6/27/10. An Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Open Position: Student Support Specialist (Burmese Speaking) at Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR)

Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) Student Support Specialist (Burmese Speaking). 20 hrs/wk; $14/hr. Full description at www.emoregon.org. Send cover letter and resume no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25 to: SOAR, 2906 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97232, or [email protected]

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NCAP is hiring a Campaigns Associate

Job announcement pasted below and attached.  Please circulate!Thanks,Shelly

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

Campaigns Associate Job Announcement

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Information

organization:Northwest Community Land Trust Coalition
position summary:

The full time Outreach Planner will work closely with the Executive Director and member CLTs to create effective messages and a strategic communications plan that will target effective outreach to prospective home buyers as well as to funders and policy makers.

Essential Duties and Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): • Primary research including conducting interviews, creating surveys and compiling data. • Write and organize planning documents and manuals such as Strategic Communications Plan and Outreach and Marketing Plans. • Create and disseminate marketing materials that increase awareness of the CLT model and the work of the Coalition. • Develop and maintain reference materials and resource materials to share with CLTs.

Salary / Pay Rate:MLK VISTAs receive a $977/month living allowance with the choice of a $5,320 educational award OR a one-time $1,500 stipend at the end of your year of service. Other benefits will include health insurance, day care assistance, food benefits [food stamps], and a number of other perks. You'll also receive a year of free professional and personal development training and workshops in a number of areas.

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Retention Project Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

TITLE: Retention Project Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

HOURS OF SERVICE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M – F with some evening and weekend hours

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Retention Project Coordinator will work at the Clark College Student Learning Center at Town Plaza. Their primary function will be to serve as mentors, to recruit first generation college students to serve as mentors, and engage in service-learning. Service-learning projects will focus on engaging at-risk ESL, ABE and GED students in service projects generated by the first generation college students. In addition, the Retention Project Coordinator will receive training and participate in National Days of Service as a member of the statewide AmeriCorps Retention Project team.

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Opening for Field Coordinator with Oregon State Service Corps (staff position)

The Oregon State Service Corps is hiring a Field Coordinator, who will act as one of two leads in the area of AmeriCorps member support and development for our 64-member statewide program (This position will mainly support members in the Portland/Metro area).   AmeriCorps or VISTA experience required (team leader or staff experience preferred).  Starting salary is $36K. 

To learn more about the position and download an application, please visit www.oregonredcross.org and go to the “About Us” section (then click on “Employment”).  To apply, please submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Sunday, June 27.

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Information

organization:Neighborhood House, Inc.
position summary:

Neighborhood House SUN Community School Summer Camp Cook, Robert Gray MS: 16 hrs/wk, Monday-Thursday for 5 weeks (July 6, 2010 - August 5, 2010). Job Responsibilities: The Robert Gray SUN School Summer Camp Cook prepares, cooks and serves healthy lunches to 70-80 students. Meal preparation and cooking happen on site at Robert Gray MS. Job includes menu planning, assisting with food budget, and developing shopping lists for SUN School staff. Position gives direction and cooking tasks for program volunteers. The SUN School camp cook will assist in serving and monitoring lunch room during the lunch periods and does clean-up after lunch.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. One year experience prepping and cooking in restaurant, school, or camp settings;

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting hourly range: $10.25-$12.20.

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Teaching positions for non-profit alternative high school programs- SE PDX & Molalla

We have 3 job positions open for the next school year at out Alternative non-profit high school programs.  They are as follows: 

FT High School Teacher with Special Education Certification East County Site Lead Special Ed Teacher

REPORTS TO: Executive Director                                                                                  

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Harrison Park SUN Site Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:  The SUN Site Supervisor works under the supervision of the SUN Program Manager and the school Principal to co-manage SUN activities.  Provides program development, academic links with the school day, grant compliance, community outreach, service coordination, resource development and planning.

To apply for this position, please visit our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and apply online.

Position: Harrison Park SUN Site Coordinator III Full TimeEntry Salary: $33,836 to $37,221

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Information and Assistance Specialist

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing information, referral, crisis and short-term intervention and assistance in the coordination of service delivery to clients who are elderly and/or younger adults with disabilities.  This position also is responsible for maintaining office data systems and completing client intakes.

To apply for this position, please visit our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and apply online.

Position: Information & Assistance Specialist I Full Time Entry Wage: $12.20-$13.94

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Peninsula Children's Center seeks dynamic, experienced Executive Director

Peninsula Children’s Center is looking for a dynamic, experienced Executive Director to lead them into their fifth decade of providing high quality, affordable child care and education as well as family support services to the children and families in North/Northeast Portland. The next ED will bring new ideas and relationships that can be leveraged into partnerships that will position the organization as a community leader in providing cutting edge early childhood programs and community-based programs for school age children. Peninsula Children’s Center is known for its unique economically and racially integrated programs.

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Nonprofit News

Last Call for nominations for SOLV Citizenship Awards!

Do you know a stellar individual, educator, or business that exemplifies Oregon’s dedication to volunteerism? Then why not nominate them for a 2010 SOLV Citizenship award. SOLV is taking nominations for the next few days. The official nomination form and more information can be found at: http://www.solv.org/special/citizenship_awards_banquet.asp. If you have any questions about the SOLV Citizenship Awards contact Bonnie Gretz at [email protected] or 503-844-9571 x311.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Buckman Farmers Market Garden Workshops

Join South East Uplift in partnership with the Portland Farmers Market for an opportunity to learn about vegetable gardening or hone what you already know. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary (20 participants max).

Suggested donation is $10; all proceeds will benefit Fresh Exchange. Fresh Exchange is Buckman Market's matching program for SNAP (food stamp) participants. Each time SNAP participants shop the market, they will get up to a $5 dollar (market money) match.

The next workshop is Gearing Up for the Winter Garden. No better time then the heat of summer to get the winter garden going. We will look at what plants do well in cool temperatures and how to protect them from Jack Frost to ensure a fresh harvest well into the winter months.

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Last chance to sign up for Toby Hemenway's Permaculture Design Course - STARTS THIS WEEKEND!

Register now for Toby Hemenway's upcoming Permaculture Design Course!  Learn practical, cutting edge techniques with the world-renowned author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. The course will meet in Portland on the third weekend of the month from June (*this coming weekend*) through November. The curriculum is the full 72-hour certification course, with certification being offered through the Permaculture Institute USA, the US branch of the International Permaculture Institute.  Toby will be the principal instructor and will be bringing in several more of the most senior and experienced permaculture instructors in the world, as well as local experts.

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ASTD-Cascadia Chapter E-Learning Series

eLearning Strategies

June 24-25, 2010

Portland State University

With Speakers: Roni Viles, Katherine Stevens, Dave Richards, Theme Grenz

Register at www.astdcascadia.org

Intended Audience **Those wishing to break into the eLearning arena ** Training professionals who are planning on introducing or expanding the use of eLearning in their organization's training efforts **Senior leaders and training managers who are responsible for funding or approving eLearning in their organizations

This course is NOT designed for developers who want technical and development specifics.

Overview The eLearning Strategies course provides an overview of the strategic imperatives, issues and types of decision required when implementing eLearning programs.

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Volunteering

Volunteer with African Immigrant/Refugee Youth this Summer!

African Womens Coalition's Summer Youth Heritage Camp needs volunteers!

Help African youth going into 6 – 9th grades with academic activities, art, sports, while strengthening their sense of cultural identity through storytelling, field trips, and confidence-building activities.

Volunteers are needed 6 hours/week from June 28 – Aug. 13th. Volunteer Orientations are being held on June 21st and June 23rd at noon at the AWC office.

Volunteers will sign up to work at one of two sites:

Hosford Middle School (2303 SE 28th) Monday and Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 or

New Columbia-North Trenton (off of Columbia Blvd) Fridays 8:30- 2

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Sundown Concert Series at Ecotrust

Rockstar volunteers wanted for Sundown Concert Series at Ecotrust!

Every Thursday during the month of July we are bringing together the Portland community to pedal, listen, and connect around great music and ideas --and we need your help to make this event a success! We are looking for general support throughout the event to make sure our mission of zero waste is accomplished, that our rock stars are hydrated, and that the event runs smoothly from set-up to take-down. This will be a great opportunity to have fun, get to know the programs and projects of Ecotrust, and learn about event production. If you are interested in helping at the Sundown Concert Series or want more details, please contact [email protected] or call 503.227.6225 x0.

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