Monday, October 6, 2008

Rainy, Wack Economy, Debates, Non-profits and Volunteering


Everything in the title is actually in this blog post.... wild I know, read on.....

Tommorrow is the second presidential debate starting a 6p.m. PST. A couple of places to watch the debates that I know of are: Shoot me an e-mail if there are some other places I should let people know about!

The Moe Bar- Debate watch party -The second Presidential debate, with Washington Bus group for a party at Moe Bar (next to Neumo's in Capitol Hill).at Moe BarTue, October 7th at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Montlake Ale House- this is more of an organic and rowdy debate crowd, but definitely watching and enjoying the debate.

This has been a supercrazy week with the stock market and the world economy so it is a great time to learn from some folks in the community about the economy and your options. Check this out:

"IN THIS ECONOMY" Thursday, October 9, 7:00 PM Not A Number Gifts and Cards, 1905 N. 45th St, Wallingford Author Michael Tivana and Bob Xavier, a financial advisor are offering a free presentation on the economy. We live in a money-centric society and how money as we know it is changing, How do we chart our way through these turbulent times and keep our heads above water? This talk will be for people wanting to survive the looming economic crash. Free
SIMPLICITY GATHERING: "MONEY, HAPPINESS, AND SIMPLICITY" Monday, October 20, 2008, 7:30-9:00 PM St. John United Lutheran Church, 55th & Phinney across from zoo Facilitated by Cecile Andrews: What is the source of human happiness, and what role does money have to play? The economy's troubles have many of us focusing even more on what's important to us while rejecting the false palliatives of consumerism and spending.,,

And if your life is feeling crazy because of the economy, maybe you want a job in the non-profit world. If you are looking for a job in the non-profit world or you want to learn about non-profits, this is a great fair to check out! Non-Profit Career Fair at Seattle University

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 11am-3pm. This event will take place in the Campion Hall Building at 914 E. Jefferson Street.To register (it's free for jobseekers), and for more details including schedule, directions, and a list of registered organizations, please go to: Please note that not all organizations at the fair will have job openings on that day. Some will have jobs, while others will have internships and volunteer opportunities. Our nonprofit career fairs are a place for everyone who wants to make a difference in the world (including recent undergraduate or grad school students, experienced nonprofit professionals, and those wishing to transition to a nonprofit career from other sectors) and we encourage you to consider the wide range of opportunities to move forward in your nonprofit career. There are two great FREE workshops preceding the event:Meaningful Work for Experienced Adults: Considering a Nonprofit Encore Career?(Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Seattle University Student Center Room 160) the most of the Seattle Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair
Here is a really cool event that is bringing folks together to build community and develop leadership, two of my favorite things! I am planning to go for sure!

2008 Latino Community Fund Summit
Are you ready to make a difference in the Latino community? Are you ready to connect with and be part of Latino community and leadership? Are you ready to find cross-sector solutions to improve the lives of all Washingtonians?
The Latino Community Fund (LCF) in partnership with WA State Commission on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) and the University of Washington College of Education invite you to the:

2008 Latino Community Fund Summit
Working across sectors (business, academic, government, and non-profit) to strengthen community leadership.

Saturday Oct. 25th, 2008
8:00am to 2:30pm

Spirit of Washington Event Center
233 Burnet Ave. S
Renton, WA 98055

This is a cool opportunity to volunteer in the U-district. Help young adults through art, you could have a big impact working with folks a bit younger than you. Definitely check it out.

Sanctuary Art Center
The Sanctuary Art Center is a non-profit art studio serving homeless youth and young adults ages 13-25 in the University District. The center operates five days a week and offers programs in Visual Arts, Theater and Music. Programs are instructed by professional and amateur artists from local community. The focus of our instruction is on creating meaningful relationships with the youth we serve as they are guided through the art making process. Most of the youth whom participate in our programs have experienced significant mental and or physical trauma. The programs we offer give youth an outlet for creative expression by which they can begin to create safety and meaning back into their lives.
We are looking for people to be volunteers for our drop in program. Volunteers are expected to come to the art center at least twice monthly for a school year. While here volunteers are responsible to help, instruct, and inspire youth in a variety of art mediums and music. Volunteers are also here to form positive adult relationships with the youth that utilize the art center.
Volunteers can choose from Tues 9am-12pm; Thurs 9am-12pm; Fri 4:30pm-7:30pm; Sat 10am-1pm
Contact: Adam Pierce

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