Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let people know what you offer

Some opportunities to put your ideas out there and get heard. Put your voice out there and get involved! Have an awesome day!
I thought this was a funny picture.

The Service Board is recruiting volunteer mentors and high school students to participate now! Our program runs from January to June combining mentoring, job/life skills, social justice, community service, snowboarding, and good food. Check out our website today to apply! http://www.theserviceboard.org/ Register Now for the Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment "Employer Awards Program" on October 23rd! The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) will hold its annual Employer Awards Program on October 23rd in Seatac Washington. The event recognizes businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in Washington State that have excelled in hiring people with disabilities. In addition, the Governor's Trophy is awarded to an individual with a disability for outstanding achievement in promoting the hiring of people with disabilities. The Awards Program is organized collaboratively by the Washington State Business Leadership Network (WSBLN) and the GCDE. Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is no cost to attend and a free breakfast is included. To register, visit the following secure link: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/swb3/59985. Those who need assistance with the online registration process can call 360-438-3168 (voice) or 360-438-3167 (TTY), Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. Thanks to assistance from the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center in Seattle, accessibility accommodations are available for people with disabilities. ________________________________________________

Tenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Announcement and Rules The King County Civil Rights Commission is sponsoring its Tenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Essay Contest open to all eighth grade students attending public and private schools in King County. The purpose of the essay contest is to encourage middle and junior high school students to think critically about Dr. King's legacy of peace and justice. The essay theme is: "Breaking Barriers." Rules: The essay must be between 750 and 1,000 words and must be typed and doubled spaced on white 8.5" by 11" paper. Contestants must submit one typed original and one typed copy of the essay, by mail. The name, address, home phone number, e-mail address, school, grade and age of student author must be submitted on a cover page, accompanying the essay. Do not place your name on any other page. All essays must be in English and include a bibliography, utilizing at least one book source, but no more than one web site source All essays will be judged on the author's: knowledge of Dr. King and his work in the Civil Rights Movement, originality of ideas, development of point of view, insight into the essay theme, clarity of expression, organization, and grammar. All essays submitted become the property of the Commission and may be displayed on County web pages, in County publications, in local publications, and in the King County Tunnel. Submitted essays will not be returned. Prizes: First Prize: $100.00, Second Prize: $75.00, Third Prize: $50.00. Deadline: All essays must be postmarked by Friday, November 28, 2008, and mailed to: King County Civil Rights Commission, 400 Yesler Way, Room 260, Seattle, WA 98104. Essays postmarked after that date will not considered, nor returned. Notification of Winners: Winners will be notified by mail. Awards will be presented to the winners at the 22nd Annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in January, 2009, held in downtown Seattle. ____________________________________________________

The Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks community exhibition proposals and artist group shows for display in two City Hall gallery spaces in 2009. http://www.seattle.gov/arts/opportunities/calls.asp?opp=294&cat=0&view=3 ________________________________________________

Grants Promote Cultural Conservation Worldwide Genographic Legacy Fund The Genographic Legacy Fund, administered by the National Geographic Foundation, supports indigenous or traditional communities worldwide. The Fund provides grants of up to US$25,000 for the preservation and revitalization of tangible or intangible indigenous or traditional culture. Examples of funded projects include documenting a traditional language or oral history, traditional language training or curriculum development, and preserving significant sites and artifacts. Projects must show strong local community involvement in their planning, governance, and implementation and must deliver positive, tangible, and sustainable benefits. The next application deadline is December 15, 2008. Detailed information on the Fund's priorities and application guidelines are available on the website listed above. https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/legacy_fund.html

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