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Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI)
Visit the organization web site: www.pcrihome.org
- What We Do
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization providing affordable rental housing to low-income families in north and northeast Portland. For the past 16 years, PCRI’s vision has been to provide affordable housing and associated services that achieve family stability, self-sufficiency and wealth creation. We are looking for volunteers who believe in and support this Mission and Vision.
- Opportunities for service with us
Piano Teacher for Kids, Portland
The Maya Angelou Community Center is seeking a piano instructor for all ages of students with mostly little to no experience and a wide range of musical interests from gospel to jazz to pop. Classes would ideally be every first, third, and fifth (if there is one) Wednesday of the month, but Mondays are also a possibility. The start time would be between 5:00pm and 6:00pm and classes would last one hour.
The students will mostly be members of the Maya Angelou affordable housing complex owned by Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. and attendance will vary from class to class. The instructor would ideally be able to bring at least her or his own keyboard. We can purchase sheet music and books or make copies at the center according to the instructor’s needs. Our goal is to impart basic piano skills to residents in order to enrich their education and inspire them to express themselves through music. We look forward to including you in our community!
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Catherine Mehta, Resident Services Coordinator at 503-287-4009.
Volunteer Surveyor (Portland)
This position offers volunteers the chance to partner with PCRI and with PCRI residents to complete a survey designed to gain insight on resident needs. These surveys will be the main source of information the PCRI Programs Department will use as we overhaul our current offerings.
1. Attend Orientation.
2. Partner with residents to conduct surveys developed by the Programs Department.
3. Return completed surveys to PCRI Programs Department in a timely manner.
1. Ability to work with diverse populations.
2. Ability to conduct a survey.
May 29 -- June 12, 2012. As needed to conduct surveys.
PCRI Main office and PCRI community centers (Maya Angelou, Margaret Carter, Park Terrace)
Length of Commitment:
Two weeks, plus an additional one (1) hour long training session (May 29, 2012.5:30pm - 6:30pm).
Gain experience conducting informational interviews. Support our mission of delivering timely, relevant programs to our families. Transportation Allowance will be provided.
Hour long orientation. Refreshments will be provided.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Up to 6
Thank you for helping to improve the programs and services we provide to our families.
Volunteer Homeownership Coordinator
This is a volunteer position that is part of the programs department at Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI). This position reports to the Homeownership Program Manager
• Conduct outreach to residents
• Organize and lead seminars and home buyer club meetings
• Solicit community speakers for seminars
• Track progress through comprehensive record-keeping and database
• Develop and foster partnerships with community agencies, homebuyer resources and lenders
• Work in cooperation with initiative partners to provide services to residents
• Assist in development and implementation of Individual Development Account (IDA) program for PCRI residents
Hours may vary, but may not exceed 20 hours per week. Evenings and periodic weekends required for workshops and seminars. The work schedule is flexible and will be discussed in the interview. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview.
• Bachelor's degree in social sciences, social work, public administration or related field desired
• * Minimum two to three years' experience in homebuyer counseling and credit counseling
• Two years non-profit experience, affordable housing a plus
• Knowledge of home buying process, esp. in Portland
• Commitment to increase low-income homeownership rate in Portland
• Experience and commitment to working with minority populations
• Excellent communication skills & experience in community outreach
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Flexibility and sense of humor a must
• Spanish-speaking a plus
Please contact Charles Funches at 503-288-2923 x126, firstname.lastname@example.org
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