Friday, June 16, 2017

In the Community June 16, 2017

In the Community: June 16, 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.

 TONIGHT, Fri, June 16, 7 pm: PFLAG meeting.  Leigh Moerdyke, community youth development program director for Pathways, Arbor Circle, will speak about how to help save lives and the OPR: Question, Persuade, Refer, a nationally recognized suicide prevention program.  Additional info will be provided about PRIDE weekend, June 23-25.  Trans group meets at 6 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Tues, June 20, 7 pm:  "Responding to Hate Crimes": Addressing a Racial/Bias Incident in the City of Holland.  Second in the 2017 series of Community S.A.F.E. Conversations.  Facilitated by Holland Human Relations Manager Esther Fifelski and Commissioner Keiffer Sestric.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland.

 Wed, June 21, 2 pm:  Fair Housing Training for landlords in City of Holland. Class on fair housing and "best practices on topics such as receiving and addressing requests for service/assistance animals, and HUD's guidance on the use of criminal records in housing-related transactions."  Registration required. Call (616) 451-2980.  At Holland City Hall, 270 South River, Holland.

 Fri, June 23 through Sun, June 25:  PRIDE events, including Murder Mystery Dinner, silent auctions, outdoor celebration (look for the ACEH table), sock hop with live music, and Unity & Faith Gathering.  For information and tickets, call (616) 218-7165 or (231) 670-7383 or email MiHollandpride@yahoo.com.  The website is www.hollandpride.org.  Or go to this link:

      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holland-pride-murder-mystery-dinner-tickets-34421505650?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

         Events are at various locations, including Holland Area Arts Council, Window on the Waterfront, Park Theatre, and Centennial Park.

 Sat, June 24, 10 am to 2 pm (corrected time):  Annual Herrickfest Celebration.  Live music, book bike, activities for kids and adults, yoga, photo booth, free book giveaways, free ice cream & popcorn, food for purchase.   Look for the ACEH table.  Hosted by Herrick District Library.  www.herrickdl.org.  At Kollen Park, Lake Macatawa, Van Raalte AveHolland

 Community Opportunities

Free parenting classes:  Escape Ministries is offering free, fun, and informative Nurturing Parents classes for 10 weeks on Wednesdays beginning June 14 and ending August 23; each class runs from 4 pm to 6 pm and will include pizza for participants.  Topics include discipline, communication, child development, and problem-solving.   A certificate of completion will be presented. To register, contact Howard Matthews at (616) 396-2301, ext. 145.   At Escape Ministries, 202 East 32nd St, Holland.

 Citizenship classes:  Escape Ministries is hosting 10 weeks of citizenship classes; participants will prepare for the civics/history exam, practice English, and get help with their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens.  Classes are Tuesday mornings (10:30 am to noon) beginning Aug. 1; the application legal clinic will be Saturday, Sept 30.  Call (616) 396-4481 to enroll.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 West Michigan Works!  Tues, June 20, 10 am to 1 pm.  121 Clover St, Holland. Three employers (Alliance Home Health Care Services, United Commercial Services, Dialog Direct) with 60 positions.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities for info and application forms. Accounts payable support specialist, administrative services assistant, corrections officer, deputy sheriff, irregular animal control officer, marine officer, medical examiner investigator, telecommunicator.

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

 Arbor Circle:   www.arborcircle.org/employment.  Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center Director (Holland).   CLS program coordinator/supervisor (Grand Rapids).  Medical office support- outpatient counseling (Grand Rapids).  Foster care case manager (Muskegon Co.).  Peer recovery specialist – substance abuse services (Allegan Co.)  Outpatient therapist, part-time (Ottawa Co.)   Runaway and homeless youth therapist (Grand Rapids).   

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

 City of Grand Rapids:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  General website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us  Administrative analyst II—Cable administrator. Administrative aide- neighborhood connector.

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

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

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

 Grand Valley State University:    https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm   Athletics health care administrator.  Academic department coordinator.

 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   Administrative assistant for conservation progams (24-28 hours/wk). Summer full-time landscaping and general maintenance jobs; must be at least 18 years old.

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   Community development director.  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  .  Maintenance worker, full-year, M-F 2 pm to 10:30 pm.  Deadline to apply is June 20.

 Holland Rescue Mission:  www.hollandrescue.org; click on Employment.  Volunteer coordinator.  Job coach.  Gateway Thrift Store retail associate, part-time.

 Holland Youth Connections:  Supervisors for groups of youth employed in this program.  Part-time (Tu, Wed, Thurs mornings, 12 hrs/week); $15 per hour.  Use link to complete employment application and return to City of Holland Human Resourceshttp://www.cityofholland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachments/employment_application_form3_3_4.pdf

 --To learn more about Holland Youth Connections, visit http://www.cityofholland.com/youthconnections

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positions.   

 Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance:    Associate program director.  http://www.ethnicdiversity.org/news/jobs

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org/jobs  Dental careers paraprofessional.  Adult education instructor/nursing-CNA.Special education teachers.  Teacher Academy instructor.  Culinary arts instructor.  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. 

 Ottawa County:  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms. 

 Ottawa County Road Commission:  Mechanic at North Holland garage. Assistant equipment supervisor, North Holland and Hudsonville garages.  www.ottawacorc.com.

 Park Township:  Fire Department office manager (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

 Ready for School:   G.A.P. (Guiding Assignment Professional).  Project & community investment coordinator.

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

 West Michigan Refugee Cultural and Education Center (Kentwood):   Program coordinator for family engagement.  https://refugeeeducationcenter.org

               

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

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs  System administrator/Team lead.

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Dear Subscribers:

 In 2017, 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, June 02, 2017

In the Community from ACEH June 2, 2017

In the Community: June 2, 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 Sat, June 3, 7:30 pm:  Film, "Nise: The Heart of Madness"; based on the life of Nise de Silveira and her work in the 1940s at a Rio de Janeiro psychiatric hospital "where she overcame prejudices…to demand and develop humane ways of dealing with the mentally ill."  Award-winning production; not rated; in Portuguese with English subtitles.  At Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, June 6, 7:30 am to 11 am:  Fourth annual Ottawa Housing Next: Community Conversation.  Hosted by Greater Ottawa County United Way and Lakeshore Housing Alliance.  Discussions on increasing affordable housing.  For more info or to register, go to www.bit.ly/2rJqPeY  At Baker Lofts, 217 East 24th St, Holland.

 Thurs, June 8, 7 pm:  Film, "I Am Not Your Negro."  "View an adaptation of the revolutionary unfinished manuscript of James Baldwin, recounting the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr."  Tickets $7.  (269) 857-2399.  At Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St, Saugatuck.

 Sat, June 10, all day: Inaugural Grand Rapids Asian Festival.  Free, open to everyone. Showcasing Asian cultures, food, arts, music; includes workshops, interactive dance, drumming, martial arts, karaoke contest.  Interactive kids' area.  Beer tent; local and Asian beers.  A portion of event's proceeds will go to West Michigan Asian American Association scholarships and to Kids' Food Basket.  At Rosa Parks Circle, downtown Grand Rapids.

 Wed, June 21, 2 pm:  Fair Housing Training for landlords in City of Holland. Class on fair housing and "best practices on topics such as receiving and addressing requests for service/assistance animals, and HUD's guidance on the use of criminal records in housing-related transactions."  Registration required. Call (616) 451-2980.  At Holland City Hall, 270 South River, Holland.

 Fri, June 23 through Sun, June 25:  PRIDE events, including Murder Mystery Dinner, silent auctions, outdoor celebration, sock hop with live music, and Unity & Faith Gathering.  More information in future emails/ACEH Newsletter.  For information and tickets, go to Mihollandpride@yahoo.com  Various locations, including Holland Area Arts Council, Window on the Waterfront, Park Theatre, and Centennial Park.

 Sat, June 24, 10 am to noon:  Annual Herrickfest Celebration.  Live music, book bike, activities for kids and adults, yoga, photo booth, free book giveaways, free ice cream & popcorn, food for purchase.  Hosted by Herrick District Library.  www.herrickdl.org.  At Kollen Park, Lake Macatawa, Van Raalte AveHolland

 Community Opportunities

Free parenting classes:  Escape Ministries is offering free, fun, and informative Nurturing Parents classes for 10 weeks on Wednesdays beginning June 14 and ending August 23; each class runs from 4 pm to 6 pm and will include pizza for participants.  Topics include discipline, communication, child development, and problem-solving.   A certificate of completion will be presented. To register, contact Howard Matthews at (616) 396-2301, ext. 145.   At Escape Ministries, 202 East 32nd St, Holland.

 Language survey:  The Holland Human Relations Commission is interested in making a connection with persons who are bilingual in both English and any of the following languages: Kinyarwanda, French, Tigrinya, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Falam, or Burmese.  Please contact Esther Fifelski at hrc@cityofholland.com or call (616) 355-1322.

 Citizenship classes:  Escape Ministries is hosting 10 weeks of citizenship classes; participants will prepare for the civics/history exam, practicing English, and get help with their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens.  Classes are Tuesday mornings (10:30 am to noon) beginning Aug. 1; the application legal clinic will be Saturday, Sept 30.  Call (616) 396-4481 to enroll.

 Exhibits

Open now:  "Nuestra Comunidad."   Collection of over 40 portraits and stories from local people of various ages, careers, backgrounds.  Celebrates "community's diversity through the voices of Hispanic residents."   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 and Job Fair

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works!  Hiring event Tuesday, June 6, 10 am to 2 pm at 121 Culver St., Holland.  (616) 396-2154.  Five employers (Challenge Manufacturing, Magna Engineered Glass, MediLodge of Holland, Michigan Turkey Producers, Tradesmen International) offering 190 positions.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities for info and application forms. Accounts payable support specialist, administrative services assistant, corrections officer, deputy sheriff, irregular animal control officer, marine officer, medical examiner investigator, telecommunicator.

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

 Arbor Circle:  CASA coordinator, part-time (20 hrs/wk).  Program provides services to victims of child abuse or neglect in Ottawa County. For more info, go to www.arborcircle.org and click on Employment.

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

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

 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.

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

 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   Community development director.  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  .

 Holland Youth Connections:  Supervisors for groups of youth employed in this program.  Part-time (Tu, Wed, Thurs mornings, 12 hrs/week); $15 per hour.  Use link to complete employment application and return to City of Holland Human Resourceshttp://www.cityofholland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachments/employment_application_form3_3_4.pdf

 --To learn more about Holland Youth Connections, visit http://www.cityofholland.com/youthconnections

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs Click on Staff positions.   Assistant athletic trainer, full-time, 10-month position, deadline is June 9.  PATH Program Enriched Pre-Algebra Math instructor (part-time faculty position); deadline is June 13. 

 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  Special education teachers.Teacher Academy instructor.  Culinary arts instructor.  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. 

 Ottawa County:  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms. 

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.  (5) Volunteer outreach coordinator, part-time.  (6) Mental health specialist, part-time. Apply at main office (14110 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven) or download at www.ottawacorc.com.

 Park Township:  Fire Department office manager (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:

In 2017, 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