Monday, August 8, 2016

Pass it On

**UNICA will be hosting the 3rd Annual Voces de la Comunidad conference Oct. 18th and 19th. Reduced group rates are available for organizations sending multiple staff. It is a bilingual conference (but participants don’t have to be, as interpretation options will be available for monolingual English or monolingual Spanish speakers). This year, in addition to workshops and cultural events, speakers include State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and State Representative Joe Gallegos. More information is available here.

**Social Venture Partners is offering all nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions and government agencies in Oregon and SW Washington the opportunity to host close to 300 Intel professionals seeking fellowships by Aug. 31st. More info can be found here.

**The 2016 PCL Progress Report is out. Click here to view online. 

**The Portland Children’s Levy has a whole new look to its website! Click here to visit and let us know what you think by emailing

**Follow PCL on Twitter here

**Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest invites the public to participate in its first ever peer-to-peer fundraising event: Rappel for Her. On Aug. 20, participants can have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel over the edge of a 16-story building in downtown Portland. Each individual must raise a minimum of $1,000 for Girls Inc. programming to qualify. Girls Inc. helps girls ages 6-18 realize their potential; more information here.

**Playworks can help providers working with children integrate safe, healthy and inclusive student play into existing school activities through a series of thorough and interactive workshops that highlight constructive tools and methods. The trainings are designed for before-, after- and out-of-school program staff.  Go here for more info. 

**The YWCA offers high-quality and engaging social change trainings. All of the info can be found here.

 ** Meals 4 Kids, a PCL-funded program through Meals on Wheels People that delivers meals to children and their caregivers throughout Portland, is looking for volunteer drivers. Interested? Contact

Programs Making a Difference: Mult. Co Summer Meals Map Tool

The county’s SUN program encourages participation in summer meals programs as the summer rolls along. This online map includes summer meals sites and has public transportation layers for bus and light rail lines. 

Early Education Info

**Friendly House Preschool has openings for the 2016-17 school year. Sign-up for a child-centered preschool experience for 3-5-year-olds in a warm and welcoming classroom with seasoned teachers. Half-day morning classes; with optional lunch option.  Full scholarships offered for qualifying families. For more information call 503-228-4391 or go here.

In the News 

**Portland and nearby communities comprise a diversifying region with both changes and challenges: Read the new Metro report here.