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Digest for September 1, 2010

Digest Contents:

Free homebuyer orentation
Movie: "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action"
Free Tax Assistance at the NAYA Family Center - Sept 8th
Robert Reich - Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future
"Live Debris Under the Sea" installation opening at SCRAP this Thursday
Shane Endicott of ReBuilding Center speaks on Wed. 9/8
Acoustic Guitar Summit
Outreach Instructor
Exhibit Assistant
Outdoor Science Instructor
MIKE Program is hiring
Resident Services Specialist - Impact NW
Community Support Specialist - Youth Skills Builder
Program Evaluation in Health needs community partners for Fall 2010
Upcoming Earthen Hand Workshops
Social Service Assistance at DHS
Help Cancer Patients and Their Families

Events

Free homebuyer orentation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a free homebuyer orientation on Wednesday, September 1st, from 6-7:30PM at the Center. This workshop outlines the steps to homeownership and the services provided by the Center. No reservations are required. For information, contact Kevin Gillette, Program Manager, at 360-690-4496 X101 or [email protected] The Community Housing Resource Center is a HUD certified, non-profit counseling/education center.

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Movie: "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action"

At Living Earth's First Monday Masala, Sept. 6, we'll view "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action," guerilla videographer Velcrow Ripper's powerful award-winning documentary. Ripper's storyline weaves around the world to meet with activists and film the issues and conditions they are addressing. Interviews include Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama, Julia Butterfly Hill and Joanna Macy, indigenous activists in the global South and inner city activists here in the US.

 

Monday Masala September 6, 7:00-9:00 pm The Little Church 5138 NE 23rd, a block north of Alberta Sliding scale donation $5-$10 requested, but are welcome.

 

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Free Tax Assistance at the NAYA Family Center - Sept 8th

NAYA Family Center is offering a FREE tax preparation opportunity in conjunction with the IRS on Wednesday, September 8th, from 3pm - 7pm. Have your taxes prepared and filed electronically by IRS Certified VITA/TCE Volunteer Preparers! Receive your 2009 refund in as little as 10 days if you choose direct deposit, or 3 weeks if you prefer a check. NAYA Family Center is located at 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland OR 97218, and this service is APPOINTMENT ONLY (see below for appointment info).

 

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Robert Reich - Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

 

Monday, 27 September 7:00 PM First Congregational Church (1126 Southwest Park Avenue), Portland, OR

 

Cosponsored by Powell's Books and the World Affairs Council.

 

Drawing from his new book, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, Robert Reich (Secretary of Labor, under President Clinton) offers an alternate explanation of the recent economic meltdown—revealing that the cause is structural and that unless the prevailing trends are reversed, the Great Recession will only be repeated.

 

$35 (includes book) | $25 (without book)

 

(503) 306-5252 or http://www.worldoregon.org

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"Live Debris Under the Sea" installation opening at SCRAP this Thursday

Live Debris Under the Sea, a kid-friendly, plastics-reuse installation by Taylor Cass Stevenson, will be opening at SCRAP's Re:Vision Gallery this Thursday, September 2nd. The opening reception will be held during store hours, 4:30-6:30, on Thursday afternoon.

 

Stevenson has curated and exhibited both locally and internationally, always focusing on issues of reuse and cultural exchange around environmental issues.

 

The show will run through September 30th. Be sure to visit us to experience this informative and fun exhibit!

 

SCRAP and Re:Vision Gallery are located at 2919 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Portland. For more information, contact [email protected]

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Shane Endicott of ReBuilding Center speaks on Wed. 9/8

Hear from Shane Endicott, founder of Our United Villages/ReBuilding Center, when he talks about youth and social change at the Springboard Social Innovation Forum. We will explore the role youth can play in designing and leading the future. Social entrepreneurs are providing a new kind of role model for "entrepreneurship" and programs are beginning to spring up that shift the kinds of opportunities for youth from shadowing or volunteer service projects to real ventures that change lives. Join us as we look at existing programs and discuss how to better engage the young.

 

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Acoustic Guitar Summit

Frank Bird presents the Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Grammy winning guitarists Mark Hanson, Terry Robb, and Doug Smith. Do not miss this special concert with three of the finest acoustic guitar players in the nation. This event benefits Neighbors West-Northwest. For reservations and tickets contact Frank Bird at 503 421-3837 or email [email protected] Ticket price is $50 (80% tax-deductible). Seating is limited so call now. For more information visit www.nwnw.org/events/guitarbenefit. Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Reception: 6:00 PM Concert: 7:00 PM Place: CoHo Theater 2257 NW Raleigh Street

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Love to teach kids and travel? Then the Outreach Instructor position is for you! The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has 2 openings for Outreach Instructors, scheduled for regular, part-time 30 hours per week. This position is responsible for preparing and presenting a variety of engaging science education programs in schools and community sites to people of all ages. As an Outreach Instructor, you will be responsible for delivering and presenting OMSI Outreach Education programs in an engaging and enthusiastic manner, coordinating supplies and logistics and driving to external locations throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington.

Salary / Pay Rate:10.47-12.55 per hour.

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Exhibit Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Are you hands-on and like to work on projects? Then check out the Exhibit Assistant openings at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)! OMSI now has five new openings for full-time temporary Exhibit Assistants scheduled to work through the end of May 2011. These positions are responsible for picking up and delivering materials and supplies, ensuring warehouse and exhibit shop cleanliness and maintenance, performing shipping and receiving of exhibit materials, and providing support for traveling and temporary exhibits setup seasonally. Position may operate and maintain forklifts and perform occasional and limited cabinet work and repair.

Salary / Pay Rate:10.47-12.55 per hour.
more info...

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Outdoor Science Instructor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Do you enjoy teaching and love the outdoors? Check out the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s new opening for Outdoor Science Instructor! The Outdoor Science Instructor teaches natural science and natural resource management topics in various settings, including trailside, van-based, rafting, canoeing and field classrooms, to students and campers enrolled in OMSI’s field programs, residential outdoor science school and summer science camps and adventures. Work schedule varies depending on programming. This is an exempt camp position with benefits. Camp positions often involve extended hours and days worked. ACA time off standards will be met (2 hours off duty per day, and at least 24 hours off every 2 weeks in blocks of at least 12 hours).

Salary / Pay Rate:55-110 per day.
more info...

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MIKE Program is hiring

*MIKE Program is hiring:*

 

*POSITION DESCRIPTION*

 

*Job Title: Administrative Support, Mike Program *

 

This position will provide administrative support to Mike Program (Multicultural Integrative Kidney Education

 

Program)

 

Regular Position, 30 hours per week *

 

MIKE Program, *www.mikeprogram.org, is a 501 (c) (3), not-for–profit, public benefit corporation. The program’s mission is to

 

empower youth to be ambassadors of health in service to their diverse communities through mentorship, partnership, and the

 

promotion of healthy kidneys. MIKE Program is a community-based nonprofit organization primarily offering regional

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Resident Services Specialist - Impact NW

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 Housing department. Impact NW recognizes the value of a diverse work force and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

 

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

 

Position: Resident Services Specialist I

 

Wage: $12.20 to $13.94/hr

 

Full time - 40 hours a week

 

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Community Support Specialist - Youth Skills Builder

Looking for individuals to provide one-on-one support to high-risk children and youth in their homes and community. Includes the provision of supervision for safety, assistance in accessing and participating in community activities, and mentoring and coaching positive social skills. The CSS work will follow a plan of care for each child and family under the direction of a CCS Therapist or Care Coordinator. Hours are flexibly scheduled and based on program, agency and family need, with no minimum hours assured.

 

Please fill out and email application + resume to [email protected]

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

Program Evaluation in Health needs community partners for Fall 2010

Program Evaluation and Management in Health Organizations needs community partners for Fall 2010

 

 

 

I will be teaching a course in "Program Evaluation and Management in Health" this Fall term. I send small teams out to local organizations to develop an evaluation protocol for health programs that want to conduct evaluations, but are short on resources to hire a consultant.

 

 

 

Master level students help local health program officers by developing instruments that will be useful to you or to your organization. They also hone their skills in evaluation and, simultaneously learn about the exciting things that are happening in the community.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Earthen Hand Workshops

2010 Workshop Schedule Portland, Or:

 

Cob Plastering Basics...............Sept 10

 

Earthen Paints at PCC...............Oct 23Puerto Rico:

 

Earthbag Dome Training...........Sept 19 - Oct 1

 

Cob Oven Workshop..................Oct 2 - 3

 

Sign-up today at

 

WWW.EARTHENHAND.COM ( http://www.earthenhand.com )

 

Greetings from Earthen Hand,

 

We have some fun workshops coming up, covering a variety of natural building skills.

 

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Volunteering

Social Service Assistance at DHS

The Department of Human Services (DHS) in Multnomah County has many exciting volunteer opportunities currently available on the Volunteer Service website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/ Check out the diverse ways you can get involved assisting DHS staff with projects and events that help vulnerable children and families in the county. Positions include driving children to visits with family members, raising funds to recognize foster parents, helping staff trainings for foster parents, and decorating visitation rooms. Come get involved! Must submit online application and pass background check to be considered.

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Help Cancer Patients and Their Families

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to staff Cancer Resource Centers (CRC's) at various hospitals in the Portland area. CRC Volunteers assist cancer patients, families and/or caregivers in finding cancer-related information, programs and services in the community.

 

Comprehensive training is provided. Volunteer shifts (3-4 hrs each) occur M-F, during work hours. A commitment of 2-4 shifts per month is ideal. This is a truly rewarding position that allows volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others. Detailed description below.

 

If interested, please contact Nicole Fowler at [email protected] or 503.795.3914.

 

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