Friday, May 12, 2017

In the Community from ACEH May 12

In the Community: May 12, 2017

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony:

"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity.  Members work together to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonyalliance.org   Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  Come join us as a member—see information at the end of this email.

 

 Through  Sun, May 14:  Tulip Time Festival.  For schedule of events: www.tuliptime.com

 Wed, May 17, 8:30 am – 4 pm:  2017 Empowerment Series: "The Essential Strategies for your Organization's Diversity & Inclusion Program." Hands-on training, hosted by Diversity Star Events.  $99.  Limited to 50 people.  Register at https://dse-earlybird-5-17-2017.eventbrite.com  At MSU Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Rd, East Lansing.

 Thurs, May 18:  Deadline to register for 2017 Summit on Race and Inclusion: see entry at May 23.

 Fri, May 19, 7 pm:  PFLAG meeting to view, discuss documentary "The Family Journey, " about families that include trans and gender expansive children.  Trans group meets from 6 to 7 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Sun, May 21, 3 pm:  Special event: "As We Go On"—coming-out stories told by members of Ann Arbor LGBTQ community, ages 17 to 86.  Proceeds benefit Our LGBT Fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Out on the Lakeshore Community Center in Holland.  Tickets ($40 general admission; $15 students) at www.sc4a.org  (269) 857-2399.  At Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St, Saugatuck.

 Tues, May 23:  2017 Summit on Race and Inclusion: Moving Toward Justice.  Registration required at www.ethnicdiversity.org  $60 includes keynotes, sector-specific presentations, lunch. Organized by Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity AllianceACEH is a collaborating organization.  At Frauenthal Center, 425 West Western Ave, downtown Muskegon.

 Community Opportunities

Holland Youth Connections:  HYC needs employers for its summer work initiative for at-promise youth in our community; teams of 5 youth and one adult supervisor work on projects for employers (businesses, nonprofits, churches, etc.); payroll handled by City of Holland.  Commitment is $1100 for one week; $5500 for 5 weeks; $11,000 for 10 weeks.  Check out http://vimeo.com/channels/hyc  Call (616) 355-1322 or contact e.fifelski@cityofholland.com or t.babinec@cityofholland.com

 Exhibits

Open now:  "Nuestra Comunidad."   Collection of over 40 portraits and stories from local people of various ages, careers, and backgrounds.  Celebrates "our community's diversity through the voices of Hispanic residents."  Project led by LAUP, with many other partners.  www.hollandmuseum.org  (616) 392-9084.  At Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th St, Holland.  (hours vary)

 Now through Sept. 10:   "Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian."  Showcases Curtis' photographs and audio recordings that document history of 80 Native American tribes.  Dozens of events, lectures, and educational programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibit.  (231) 726-2570.  For schedule, go to www.muskegonartmuseum.org  At Muskegon Art Museum, 296 West Webster, Muskegon.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works! Hiring Event: Tuesday, May 16, 10 am to 2 pm, 121 Clover St, Holland; (616) 396-2154.    130 positions available from 5 employers (Aerotek, Daily Deals Food Outlet, Michigan Turkey Producers, Dialog Direct, Peace at Home Caregivers).  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities for info and application forms..

 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan:   Voting rights strategist. Public engagement strategist. Immigration rights attorney.  Fellowships.  Internships.  www.aclumich.org/open-positions

 BAM! Entertainment Center:   Arcade counter attendants, part-time. $9/hr; increases with experience.  Must be at least 17 years old.  Flexible schedules; willing to work late weeknights, weekends.  Perks include free bowling, food discounts.  Info about company is at www.GoBamGo.com  Apply in person at 478 East 16th St, Holland.

 Center for Women in Transition:   www.cwitmi.org  Click on "About CWIT" and scroll to Job Opportuities.  Crisis intervention advocate, full-time; bi-lingual English/Spanish highly desired; bachelor's degree. 

 Downtown Market, Grand Rapids:   www.downtownmarketgr.com/be-a-part/work  Market events coordinator, full time.  Variety of other jobs with the market or its vendors.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  General website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us

  Evergreen Commons:  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/  Volunteer/Enrichment Coordinator.  Full-time, hourly.  See website for details.

 Gentex:   Second- and third-shift production team members.  Skilled trade technicians.  Various entry-level/experienced engineers.  www.gentex.com/careers  Walk-in interviews Wednesdays, 7 am to 4 pm, 58 East Riley, Zeeland.

 Good Samaritan Ministries:   www.goodsamministries.com/get-involved/jobs   Full- and half-time AmeriCorps members for the Faith in Youth Partnership: serve at-risk middle school youth at local sites during the 2017-18 school year.  Housing volunteer coordinator, part-time (3/4 FTE).

 Grand Rapids Community College:  www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:    https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm   

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

 Herman Miller, Inc.:   www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.

 Holland Board of Public Works:   www.hollandbpw.com  Summer full-time landscaping and general maintenance jobs; must be at least 18 years old.

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us Buildings & grounds maintenance assistant, full-time. Clerk's assistant, part-time (20-24 hrs/wk). 

 Holland Historical Trust (Holland Museum):   Executive director.  Development and communications manager.  Internships.  http://hollandmuseum.org/employment-opportunities

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  School site supervisor; elementary teachers (Spanish/English skills required); multiple classroom assistant positions; food service employees; bus aides; substitute in these categories: teachers, secretaries, classroom assistants, bus drivers.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positions.   Administrative assistant for Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences; deadline May 26.  Visitor Services Coordinator, full-time internship); deadline May 19.

 Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance:    Associate program director.  For info on responsibilities and applicant requirements, go to http://www.ethnicdiversity.org/news/jobs

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs   Maintenance specialist, 2nd shift.  Paraprofessional/mechatronics & robotics.  Secretary for special education & truancy functions. Behavior consultant.   Teacher consultant for hearing impaired. Transitions instructor. Natural resources/agriscience instructor. Social worker/behavioral specialist.  Custodian, part-time, third shift.  Occupational therapist.  Jobs page includes local district positions also.

 Ottawa County:  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms.  Administrative assistant for Department of Public Health, full-time with benefits; associates degree with 4 years' experience.   Clerk/Register Technician, full-time with benefits; must have high school diploma or GED with some post-secondary training in two years' office experience.  Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is strongly preferred.  Office Administrator for Prosecuting Attorney's office; BA in criminal justice, public admin, or relevant field; 5 years' experience in criminal justice system; more.

 Ottawa County Road Commission:  (1) Communications Administrator to develop communication strategies, campaigns, programs, and training (also serves as board secretary and will have office manager responsibilities).  Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field; four years of progressive experience preferred or combo of education & experience.   (2) Engineering Aide.  (3) Summer positions:  Road crew/Traffic regulator.  Maintenance help.  Special services aide.  Engineering aide. (4) Common laborer; must have CDL "A" license.  Apply at main office (14110 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven) or download at www.ottawacorc.com.

 Park Township:  Fire Department office manager, part-time (20-25 hrs/wk). http://www.parktownship.org

 Pathways of Arbor Circle:  Foster Home Licensor for Muskegon and surrounding counties.  BA in social work or related field; previous foster care/child welfare experience preferred.  http://www.arborcircle.org/employment

 Spectrum Health:   www.spectrumhealth.org and click on Job Seekers at top of page.

 West Ottawa Public Schools:  www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs 

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 Dear Subscribers:

 You tell us often that you like these weekly emails because they help you find out what's happening around diversity, race, justice, and inclusion issues in this area.  We know you attend events or sign up for workshops and classes because you've read about them here.  We're glad to partner with local organizations to publicize what they are doing.  People have told us they appreciate the job leads.  Many of you are already members and contributors to ACEH, and we appreciate you.

In 2017, we hope more of you will support what we do in West Michigan.  Please consider stepping up to become a member of ACEH and help us continue publishing "In the Community" and our monthly Newsletter, hosting community events, and funding a local scholarship.  Join us for the first time or renew your membership.  It's easy, and it's not expensive. We believe you will feel great about being part of this long-time, friendly, and inclusive group!  Here's how:

 --You can join at our website http://www.harmonyalliance.org/ via PayPal;

--Or you can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 Thank you!

 The ACEH Board of Directors: C.J. Kingdom-Grier, Belinda Coronado, Al Minert, Eleanor Lopez, Bobbie Brown, H Bin Lim, Lori Shaw, Viola Jackson, Kim Ludwig


 

Friday, May 05, 2017

In the Community May 5, 2017

In the Community: May 5, 2017

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony:

"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity.  Members work together to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonyalliance.org   Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH – Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.  Come join us as a member—see information at the end of this email.

  Today throughTues, May 9, at 5 pm: Sign-ups for Holland Youth Connections summer employment (part-time).  (616) 796-0538.  At Escape Ministries, 202 East 32nd St, Holland.

 Today, Friday, May 5, 5 pm to 10 pm, and Sat, May 6, 11 am to 10 pm:  Fiesta.  Hosted by Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).  Live music and performances, Mercado, games and family activities, free crafts for children, amusemen area,   bull riding contests, putt-putt contest, food vendors, beer tent.  Car show on Saturday. Details and times at www.laupholland.org/fiesta.  At The Shops at Westshore (formerly Westshore Mall), 12331 James St., Holland.

----Fiesta needs volunteers!  Click here to sign up:  https://goo.gl/forms/dOwXhlmCysIvuaFq2

 Sat, May 6 – Sun, May 14:  Tulip Time Festival.  For schedule and info on all events, including Dutch dancing and Dutch heritage programs, go to www.tuliptime.com

----Dutch Trade Fair, Sat, May 6, and Sun, May 7, 10 am to 6 pm.  Re-enactors will represent different cultures from 17th and 18th centuries "to show how trade helped create multiculturalism in colonial society."  At Windmill Island Gardens, Lincoln Ave north of 8th St, Holland.

 Mon, May 8, 6 pm: "Becoming a Foster Parent to a Refugee Child or Teen."  Free, no commitment, information meeting.  Bethany Christian Services provides training, financial support, ongoing assistance.  www.Bethany.org/MichiganRefugee  At 1050 36th St, Suite 400, Grand Rapids.

 Thurs, May 11, 6:30 pm: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Lakeshore chapter of Western Branch. At GVSU Meijer campus,  Room 104, 515 S. Waverly, Holland.

 Wed, May 17, 8:30 am – 4 pm:  2017 Empowerment Series: "The Essential Strategies for your Organization's Diversity & Inclusion Program." Hands-on training, hosted by Diversity Star Events.  $99.  Limited to 50 people.  Register at https://dse-earlybird-5-17-2017.eventbrite.com  At MSU Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Rd, East Lansing.

 Tues, May 23:  2017 Summit on Race and Inclusion: Moving Toward Justice.  Register now.  $60 includes keynotes, sector-specific presentations, lunch. Organized by Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity AllianceACEH is a collaborating organization. Registration info at www.ethnicdiversity.org   At Frauenthal Center, downtown Muskegon.

 Community Opportunities

Holland Youth Connections:  HYC needs employers for its summer work initiative for at-promise youth in our community; teams of 5 youth and one adult supervisor work on projects for employers (businesses, nonprofits, churches, etc.); payroll handled by City of Holland.  Commitment is $1100 for one week; $5500 for 5 weeks; $11,000 for 10 weeks.  Check out http://vimeo.com/channels/hyc  Call (616) 355-1322 or contact e.fifelski@cityofholland.com or t.babinec@cityofholland.com

 Exhibits

Open now:  "Nuestra Comunidad."   Collection of over 40 portraits and stories from local people of various ages, careers, and backgrounds.  Celebrates "our community's diversity through the voices of Hispanic residents."  Project led by LAUP, with many other partners.  www.hollandmuseum.org (616) 392-9084.  At Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th St, Holland.  (hours vary)

   Thurs, May 11, 5:30 pm (outdoor blessing ceremony):  "Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian."  Showcases Curtis' photographs and audio recordings that document history of 80 Native American tribes.  Runs through September 10.  Dozens of events, lectures, and educational programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibit.  (231) 726-2570.  For schedule, go to www.muskegonartmuseum.org  At Muskegon Art Museum, 296 West Webster, Muskegon.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works! Hiring Event: Tuesday, May 9, 10 am to 2 pm, 121 Clover St, Holland; (616) 396-2154.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities for info and application forms. Current openings: assistant director: facilities; call-in child care workers; call-in food service aide; child care worker- detention; corrections officer; deputy county treasurer – property tax specialist; deputy sheriff; irregular animal control officer; maintenance worker; marine officer; medical examiner investigator; sanitarian (preferred registered); seasonal maintenance; telecommunicator.

 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan:   Voting rights strategist. Public engagement strategist. Immigration rights attorney.  Fellowships.  Internships.  www.aclumich.org/open-positions

 BAM! Entertainment Center:   Arcade counter attendants, part-time. $9/hr; increases with experience.  Must be at least 17 years old.  Flexible schedules; willing to work late weeknights, weekends.  Perks include free bowling, food discounts.  Info about company is at www.GoBamGo.com  Apply in person at 478 East 16th St, Holland.

 Center for Women in Transition:   www.cwitmi.org  Click on "About CWIT" and scroll to Job Opportuities.  Crisis intervention advocate, full-time; bi-lingual English/Spanish highly desired; bachelor's degree. 

 Downtown Market, Grand Rapids:   www.downtownmarketgr.com/be-a-part/work  Market events coordinator, full time.  Variety of other jobs with the market or its vendors.

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  General website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us

 City of Holland:  Summer help for Transportation Department; police cadet; reserve police officer; paid-on-call (volunteer) firefighter; television production internship; Downtown Holland internship; fire marshal; seasonal labor, Parks and Cemetery Division. Windmill Island Gardens positions. http://www.cityofholland.com/jobs

---Adventure Program Coordinator, 30 hrs/wk, Mon-Th; $10/hr, June to mid-August. Program takes children ages 7 – 13 on fun activities around West Michigan; part of Holland Recreation Program.  Experience working with children; CPR certified; education majors preferred; must pass background check. Send cover letter and resume to Garrett Thelen at g.thelen@cityofholland.com; (616) 355-1130.

 Evergreen Commons:  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team/  Volunteer/Enrichment Coordinator.  Full-time, hourly.  See website for details.

 Gentex:   Second- and third-shift production team members.  Skilled trade technicians.  Various entry-level/experienced engineers.  www.gentex.com/careers  Walk-in interviews Wednesdays, 7 am to 4 pm, 58 East Riley, Zeeland.

 Good Samaritan Ministries:   www.goodsamministries.com/get-involved/jobs   Full- and half-time AmeriCorps members for the Faith in Youth Partnership: serve at-risk middle school youth at local sites during the 2017-18 school year.  Housing volunteer coordinator, part-time (3/4 FTE).

 

Grand Rapids Community College:  www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 

Grand Valley State University:    https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm   

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers 

 Herman Miller, Inc.:   www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us and scroll down to Careers.

 Holland Board of Public Works:   www.hollandbpw.com  Summer full-time landscaping and general maintenance jobs; must be at least 18 years old.

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us Buildings & grounds maintenance assistant, full-time. Clerk's assistant, part-time (20-24 hrs/wk). 

 Holland Historical Trust (Holland Museum):   Executive director.  Development and communications manager.  Internships.  http://hollandmuseum.org/employment-opportunities

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  School site supervisor; elementary teachers (Spanish/English skills required); multiple classroom assistant positions; food service employees; bus aides; substitute in these categories: teachers, secretaries, classroom assistants, bus drivers.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positions.  Paint and finishes coordinator, full-time; deadline May 12.  Visitor Services Coordinator, full-time internship); deadline May 19.

 Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance:    Associate program director.  For info on responsibilities and applicant requirements, go to http://www.ethnicdiversity.org/news/jobs

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs   Maintenance specialist, 2nd shift.  Paraprofessional/mechatronics & robotics.  Secretary for special education & truancy functions. Behavior consultant.   Teacher consultant for hearing impaired. Transitions instructor. Natural resources/agriscience instructor. Social worker/behavioral specialist.  Custodian, part-time, third shift.  Occupational therapist.  Jobs page includes local district positions also.

 Ottawa County:  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms.  Administrative assistant for Department of Public Health, full-time with benefits; associates degree with 4 years' experience.   Clerk/Register Technician, full-time with benefits; must have high school diploma or GED with some post-secondary training in two years' office experience.  Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is strongly preferred.

 Ottawa County Road Commission:  (1) Communications Administrator to develop communication strategies, campaigns, programs, and training (also serves as board secretary and will have office manager responsibilities).  Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field; four years of progressive experience preferred or combo of education & experience.   (2) Engineering Aide.  (3) Summer positions:  Road crew/Traffic regulator.  Maintenance help.  Special services aide.  Engineering aide. (4) Common laborer; must have CDL "A" license.  Apply at main office (14110 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven) or download at www.ottawacorc.com.

 Park Township:  Fire Department office manager, part-time (20-25 hrs/wk). http://www.parktownship.org

 Pathways of Arbor Circle:  Foster Home Licensor for Muskegon and surrounding counties.  BA in social work or related field; previous foster care/child welfare experience preferred.  http://www.arborcircle.org/employment

 Spectrum Health:   www.spectrumhealth.org and click on Job Seekers at top of page.

  West Ottawa Public Schools:  www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs  Auditorium manager for Zeeland East High School, full-time starting July 1.  Deadline May 10.

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 Dear Subscribers:

 You tell us often that you like these weekly emails because they help you find out what's happening around diversity, race, justice, and inclusion issues in this area.  We know you attend events or sign up for workshops and classes because you've read about them here.  We're glad to partner with local organizations to publicize what they are doing.  People have told us they appreciate the job leads.  Many of you are already members and contributors to ACEH, and we appreciate you.

In 2017, we hope more of you will support what we do in West Michigan.  Please consider stepping up to become a member of ACEH and help us continue publishing "In the Community" and our monthly Newsletter, hosting community events, and funding a local scholarship.  Join us for the first time or renew your membership.  It's easy, and it's not expensive. We believe you will feel great about being part of this long-time, friendly, and inclusive group!  Here's how:

 --You can join at our website http://www.harmonyalliance.org/ via PayPal;

--Or you can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 Thank you!

 The ACEH Board of Directors: C.J. Kingdom-Grier, Belinda Coronado, Al Minert, Eleanor Lopez, Bobbie Brown, H Bin Lim, Lori Shaw, Viola Jackson, Kim Ludwig