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Digest for October 18, 2010

Digest Contents:

Walls of Pride: A Tour of African American Public Art
Earl Blumenauer to speak on mental health reform
Food Preservation Workshop with the Portland Fruit Tree Project
Cedar Mill Cider Festival this Sunday, October 17
Only a few tickets left for Harvest Dinner !
United Way Position Opening: Accountant
StreamTeam Assistant Opening (AmeriCorps Position)!
Classroom Law Project seeks a Public Relations Intern
Development Coordinator - 25 hours a week
Weaterhization Program Manager
Membership Associate (PT)
Distance Management That Works
Plant Trees with SOLV on Saturday 10/23
SOS Outreach needs volunteers for 2010-11 season

Events

Walls of Pride: A Tour of African American Public Art

Friday, October 22 | 10AM – 4PM (bike) $10 Friday, November 12 | 10AM – 4PM (bus) $25 Walls of Heritage Committee, Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment and the Dill Pickle Club proudly partner to present Walls of Pride, two tours celebrating Portland’s African American public art. Tour participants will have the opportunity to experience approximately a dozen murals and other works of public art in their North and Northeast Portland community context, including pieces by: Adriene Cruz, Henry Frison, Lewis Harris, Charlotte Lewis, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Charles Tatum and Clifford Walker. Two of the featured artists, Adriene Cruz and Isaka Shamsud-Din, will be guest speakers at the sites of their work.

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Earl Blumenauer to speak on mental health reform

FolkTime, the area’s only peer-driven support program for adults with chronic mental illness, is sponsoring a free breakfast on October 28th at the convention center with Congressman Blumenauer as our speaker. His topic is “Consumer led solutions in Mental Health Care Reform.” To register on line, visit the FolkTime website homepage at www.folktime.org and click on “reserve your seat here.” Space is limited.

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Food Preservation Workshop with the Portland Fruit Tree Project

Space is still available!

 

Fruit Jams and Sauces:: Saturday, October 16th, 2:30-5:30pm

 

$25 workshop fee. Partial and full scholarships are available. To register, call 503-284-6106 or email [email protected]

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Cedar Mill Cider Festival this Sunday, October 17

Bring the whole family to enjoy free cider and great music at the fourth annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival, 1-4 pm this Sunday, October 17.

 

Located at the historic JQA Young House at 119th and Cornell Road in Cedar Mill, with plenty of free parking at the Cedar Mill Bible Church and on TriMet line 89.

 

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Only a few tickets left for Harvest Dinner !

Join us in supporting Abernethy Elementary’s innovative school garden program at our Harvest Dinner!

 

Come enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and wine, live music, and an evening with some of Portland’s biggest school garden advocates. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards supporting the Abernethy School Kitchen Garden Program, providing over 8,000 hours of gardening, food, and nutrition education to over 400 children each year.

 

Guest speakers will include: Representative Robert Liberty, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Department of Agriculture Statewide and Farm to School Program Manager Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, PhD.

 

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Jobs & Internships

United Way Position Opening: Accountant

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an opening for an Accountant to provide support to the Director of Accounting to ensure integrity of the GL and to research/resolve operational issues related to AR and third-party processors. Additional info: www.unitedway-pdx.org. Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected] Reference Job #4000. Position closes 10/24/10. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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StreamTeam Assistant Opening (AmeriCorps Position)!

The StreamTeam is seeking a full time AmeriCorps StreamTeam Assistant for the upcoming year!

 

The StreamTeam is a regionally recognized volunteer driven, stream restoration and environmental education program of Clark Public Utilities. Since the program's inception in 1992, thousands of volunteers have come together to plant native trees, remove non-native plants, monitor water quality and wildlife and engage the community in bringing salmon back to Salmon Creek.

 

The StreamTeam Assistant will assist with developing high quality, on-the-ground stream restoration and outreach activities. A large portion of the member's time will include large event planning, program outreach, environmental education and volunteer support.

 

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Classroom Law Project seeks a Public Relations Intern

Classroom Law Project Position Announcement: Public Relations Intern

 

Classroom Law Project is currently seeking a Public Relations Intern. The PR Intern will support the Public Relations Consultant and help build a strategic outreach program for CLP and civics education in Oregon. This position requires a 10-15 hour/week commitment for at least 4 months.

 

Classroom Law Project (CLP) is a non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens. CLP provides civic education opportunities to teachers and K-12 students statewide. Please visit www.classroomlaw.org for more information.

 

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Information

organization:Africa Bridge
position summary:

This individual coordinates activities that support raising operating and special project funds. S/he plans, administers, manages, directs and coordinates activities to assure satisfactory execution of awareness and donor lead generation programs for the organization. Submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax 503-635-2065.

Salary / Pay Rate:$17.00 - $20.00/hr depending on experience/qualifications

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Information

organization:Community Action
position summary:

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the daily management and oversight of the Weatherization Program including; planning, program development, reporting, supervision of staff, administration n of contracts, budget development, budget monitoring and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal grant requirements. The Weatherization Program helps families reduce energy cost through conservation services. The program manager for this department will be responsible for managing State and Federal grant funds which include following many comprehensive program requirements. The budget for the services provided by the Weatherization Department in 2009-2010 was 3.3 million dollars.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Salary / Pay Rate:$21.96 - $27.46

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Information

organization:Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA)
position summary:

OMPA seeks a sharp communicator who takes a dynamic and personal interest in growing Oregon's commercial, film, TV and new media production industry.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hour

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Distance Management That Works

This is the perfect workshop if you work for a social service or non-profit organization.

 

Workshop participants will deepen managerial expertise for working with staff located at different sites. Managers will leave with tools to build team cohesiveness and provide supportive and constructive feedback to team members. They will also acquire the necessary skills to evaluate staff. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to learn how to hire to create team members who compliment each other’s strengths.

 

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Volunteering

Plant Trees with SOLV on Saturday 10/23

Plant trees with SOLV next Saturday, October 23rd in Troutdale, Cornelius, or Lake Oswego. We will be working along three creeks from 9:00am to 12:00pm rain or shine, and all tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.

 

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SOS Outreach needs volunteers for 2010-11 season

*Hi there!

 

SOS Outreach is looking for volunteers for our 2010-11 winter season! Volunteers participate in our Learn to Ride/Ski programs at Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline, and SkiBowl resorts. If you're interested, please read below for more information, and email me at [email protected] or fill out the online volunteer application at www.sosoutreach.org. Thank you!

 

**About SOS* SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, our programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS served 5,190 youth across the nation in 2009-2010 and offered 18,553 total program days.

 

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