Tuesday, December 06, 2016

In the Community from ACEH December 4, 2016

In the Community: December 4, 2016

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 through programs, outreach, advocacy, and social events 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.  Lots of info and links to multicultural, race, and justice topics.  Find us on Twitter at #acehalliance.

 Does this email help you find out about events that you might like to attend?  Have you publicized something from your organization through this email?  Have you found a job lead or passed one along to a friend? Please consider becoming an ACEH member and supporting the work that we do. Information on how to join ACEH is at the end of this email.  Thank you!

Mon, Dec 5:  Deadline for submission of nominations for 2016 Social Justice Awards in the categories of Housing, Education, Employment, and Government/Community, as well as an award for a youth between age 13 and 19 from the Holland Human Relations Commission.  Go to www.cityofholland.com, Calendar page; then click on Government and then Human Relations Commission for information on criteria and applications.  (616) 355-1322.

 Thurs, Dec 8, 6 pm:  ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Michigan -  Lakeshore Chapter.  Meeting; open to all.  At Muskegon Community College, 221 South Quarterline Rd, Muskegon.

 Thurs, Dec 8, 6 pm to 10 pm: "Race Together: Culture, Cocktails and Art."  Fundraiser for Partners for a Racism-Free Community.  Event features local Vox Vidorra and highlights the way art influences culture and the impact is has on society.  General admission $55; students $45; sponsorship levels available.  Get tickets at http://prfc-gr.org/event/race-together-art-meets-culture/  At The Ballroom at City Flats, 77 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids.

 Fri, Dec 9, 7 pm:  Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) general meeting:  "Caring for Self and Community."  Sharing ways to reduce stress and to create allies and support when incidents of hate speech and harassment are on the rise. with experienced discussion facilitators and leaders. Everyone is invited.  Refreshments, music.  At Western Theological Seminary Semelink Room, 101 East 13th St, Holland.

 Fri, Dec 9, 6 pm to 10 pm:  Mix…Mingle…BL2END Holiday Event in partnership with HQ Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-in Center. For information on the event or on donations needed by HQ, contact Dannielle Ashford, social networking chair, at social@grblend.org.   At HQ, 320 State St, SE, Grand Rapids.

 Mon, Dec 12, midnight deadline:  Submissions due for "I Have a Dream" Essay Competition.  See information below, under Opportunity for Youth.

 Tues, Dec 13, 6 pm:  Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) community conversation "on strategies to organize a response to threats against civil rights, civil liberties, immigration reform, and the environment."  RSVP your attendance to office@ethnicdiversity.org or (616) 846-9074.  At Herrick District Library, 300 South River, Holland(Note: this is a new location from previous announcement.)

 Opportunity for Youth

To engage youth in the observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, and to recognize the importance of young people in moving King's dream forward, the Holland Human Relations Commission has announced the following opportunity:

  "I Have a Dream" Essay Competition: Students in grades 4 through senior high may submit essays that describe their dreams for equal access and opportunity in their schools or communities:  Papers should be 2 to 3 pages, double-spaced, and include the following: (1) What is your dream?  (2) Why is this important for our future? (3) What will you do at school to promote equality and access in our community?

  Each submission should include the student's full name and current grade, name of school, and a parent or guardian's telephone number.  Competitive categories: (1) 4th and 5th grades; (2) 6th, 7th, and 8th grades; (3) 9th through 12th grades.  Winners in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate and have an opportunity to read their essays at the Social Justice Awards ceremony January 16, 2017.

 Submissions are due by midnight, Monday, Dec 12, 2016.  Essays may be submitted online to hrc@cityofholland.com, mailed, or delivered to City of Holland, Human Relations Department, 2nd floor of City Hall, 270 South River Ave, Holland, MI 49423.  For more info, or questions, call Esther Fifelski at (616) 355-1322.

 Save the Date

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 5 pm:  Annual Heart 2 Heart Community Celebration.  A Potluck and Cultural Sharing Party, hosted by the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH).  Music, performances, silent auction, family activities, fabulous food, fun, fellowship.  Everyone is welcome!  At First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th St, Holland.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

---On Dec 18, the Sentinel's Job Section "will be filled with opportunities to join companies that are dedicated to Diversity in Hiring."

 Michigan Works! :  Tues, Dec 6, 10 am -2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland.  (616) 396-2154.  Nine employers (Adient, National Bulk Equipment, L.G. Chem, OnStaff USA, Noodles and Company, Effex Management Solutions, Midici: The Neapolitan Pizza Company, Staffing Inc, Employment Solutions) offering 263 jobs.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.    Team leader – Cheever.  Social worker.  Assistant prosecuting attorney, part-time. 

 Center for Women in Transition:  Shelter assistant: Sat/Sun every other weekend first shift, plus fill-in coverage of other shifts as needed, including holidays and occasional thirds. High school diploma or equivalent, basic understanding of domestic violence & sexual assault issues; computer proficiency.  Send cover letter, resume to Shelter Program Manager, Center for Women in Transition, 411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424www.cwitmi.org

 Dean Transportation:  School bus drivers; split shift required.  www.deantransportation.com/jobs or apply in person Mon-Fri at Dean Transportation, 4600 128th Ave, Holland.

 Destination Education:  Executive director.  Go to www.midestinationeducation.org   and click on About, and then Staff.

 Downtown Market, Grand Rapids:  Variety of jobs and internships.  www.downtownmarketgr.com/be-a-part/work

 City of Grand Rapids:    Planning supervisor; police recruit; traffic system engineer; transportation planning supervisor.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids General website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us

 Grand Rapids Community College:   Support professional, instructional support. www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

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

  Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

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

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   Meter reader & maintenance assistant, full-time. Parks and facilities maintenance director.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs  Dean for Arts & Humanities; Provost; physical plant: temporary custodian, hourly.

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

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  Maintenance, food service, bus drivers, instructional assistants.  Substitute positions: teachers, secretaries, classroom assistants, before school/lunch playground supervisors.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org and click on Employment. Health aide part-time (before and after school for a special needs student; LPN preferred).  Paraprofessional – Building Technology/Construction Management.  Food service assistant/sub aide. Lead grounds/maintenance.

 Ottawa County:   Applications Specialist II, full-time with benefits.

 -----Community Health Worker – Pathways to Better Health Program, full-time with benefits; assists clients in overcoming barriers to health, social services, education and employment through home visits; acts as a liaison to primary care and hospital care.  Requirements:  high school diploma or GED; experience with social services or public health system preferred; bilingual (Cambodian, Spanish and/or Laotian) preferred; written & verbal medical translation skills preferred. Additional information on website.

 ---- Records Processing Clerk II, part-time; high school diploma or GED; 1 year experience in accounting, legal terminology, and customer service.

  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms.  Information on other job openings is also online.

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

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

 City of Zeeland:   Administrative assistant for Community Development Dept, part-time (20 hrs/wk); applications accepted until position is filled.  Go to  www.ci.zeeland.mi.us/  and  Click on "How Do I…? and access Employment.  Send cover letter & resume to Human Resources, 21 South Elm St, Zeeland 49464 or email clerk@cityofzeeland.com

 Zeeland Board of Public Works:  Customer service representative, part-time: flexible schedule of 24 hrs/wk.  Deadline Dec 16. Send cover letter/resume to Human Resources, 21 S. Elm, Zeeland, MI 49464 or clerk@cityofzeeland.com

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs

 ___________________________________________________________________________

 Will You Help Support ACEH and "In the Community"?

It's easy—there are 3 ways to become a member:

--You can join at our website http://www.harmonyalliance.org/  through 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.

 If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to http://www.harmonyalliance.org/ and click on the Donate button on the first page.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.

 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

In the Community from ACEH November 27, 2016


In the Community: November 27, 2016

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 through programs, outreach, advocacy, and social events 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.  Lots of info and links to multicultural, race, and justice topics.  Find us on Twitter at #acehalliance.

 

Does this email help you find out about events that you might like to attend?  Have you publicized something from your organization through this email?

 Have you found a job lead or passed one along to a friend?

Please consider becoming an ACEH member

and supporting the work that we do.

Information on how to join ACEH is at the end of this email.  Thank you!

___________________________________________________________________________

Big Read schedule:  https://blogs.hope.edu/thebigread/events/

 Mon, Dec 5:  Deadline for submission of nominations for 2016 Social Justice Awards in the categories of Housing, Education, Employment, and Government/Community, as well as an award for a youth between age 13 and 19 from the Holland Human Relations Commission.  Go to www.cityofholland.com, Calendar page; then click on Government and then Human Relations Commission for information on criteria and applications.  (616) 355-1322.

 Thurs, Dec 8, 6 pm to 10 pm: "Race Together: Culture, Cocktails and Art."  Fundraiser for Partners for a Racism-Free Community.  Event features local Vox Vidorra and highlights the way art influences culture and the impact is has on society.  General admission $55; students $45; sponsorship levels available.  Get tickets at http://prfc-gr.org/event/race-together-art-meets-culture/  At The Ballroom at City Flats, 77 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids.

 Fri, Dec 9, 7 pm:  Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH) general meeting:  "Caring for Self and Community."  Sharing ways to reduce stress and to create allies and support in difficult times, with experienced discussion facilitators and leaders. Everyone is invited.  Refreshments, music.  In Holland; place to be determined.

 Fri, Dec 9, 6 pm to 10 pm:  Mix…Mingle…BL2END Holiday Event in partnership with HQ Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-in Center. For information on the event or on donations needed by HQ, contact Dannielle Ashford, social networking chair, at social@grblend.org.   At HQ, 320 State St, SE, Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Dec 13, 6 pm:  Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) community conversation "on strategies to organize a response to threats against civil rights, civil liberties, immigration reform, and the environment."  RSVP your attendance to office@ethnicdiversity.org or call (616) 846-9736.  At LEDA office, 665 136th Ave, Holland.

 Opportunity for Youth

To engage youth in the observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, and to recognize the importance of young people in moving King's dream forward, the Holland Human Relations Commission has announced the following opportunity

  "I Have a Dream" Essay Competition: Students in grades 4 through senior high may submit essays that describe their dreams for equal access and opportunity in their schools or communities:  Papers should be 2 to 3 pages, double-spaced, and include the following: (1) What is your dream?  (2) Why is this important for our future? (3) What will you do at school to promote equality and access in our community?

  Each submission should include the student's full name and current grade, name of school, and a parent or guardian's telephone number.  Competitive categories: (1) 4th and 5th grades; (2) 6th, 7th, and 8th grades; (3) 9th through 12th grades.  Winners in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate and have an opportunity to read their essays at the Social Justice Awards ceremony January 16, 2017.

 Submissions are due by midnight, Monday, Dec 12, 2016.  Essays may be submitted online to hrc@cityofholland.com, mailed, or delivered to City of Holland, Human Relations Department, 2nd floor of City Hall, 270 South River Ave, Holland, MI 49423.  For more info, or questions, call Esther Fifelski at (616) 355-1322.

 Jobs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:   www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Michigan Works! :  Tues, Nov 29, 10 am -2 pm at 121 Clover St, Holland.  (616) 396-2154.  Four employers (Chipotle, Tyson Foods, Employment Solutions, Adient) offering 146 jobs.  Bring copies of resume.

 Allegan County:   www.allegancounty.org and click on Job Opportunities.  Executive director of finance.    Team leader – Cheever.  Social worker.  Assistant prosecuting attorney, part-time. 

 The Commons of Evergreen:   Human resource assistant/payroll.  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team

 Dean Transportation:  School bus drivers; split shift required.  www.deantransportation.com/jobs or apply in person Mon-Fri at Dean Transportation, 4600 128th Ave, Holland.

 Destination Education:  Executive director.  Go to www.midestinationeducation.org   and click on About, and then Staff.

 Downtown Market, Grand Rapids:  Variety of jobs and internships.  www.downtownmarketgr.com/be-a-part/work

 City of Grand Rapids:    Planning supervisor; police recruit; traffic system engineer; transportation planning supervisor.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids General website for City of Grand Rapids jobs:  www.grcity.us

 Grand Rapids Community College:   Support professional, instructional support. www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:    Compliance coordinator, 24 hrs/wk.  Major gifts coordinator for WGVU Public Media.: coordinate events, take part in on-air fund drives, events, membership campaign. https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm    

  Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers  Positions available for all shifts.

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

 Holland Charter Township www.hct.holland.mi.us   Meter reader & maintenance assistant, full-time. Parks and facilities maintenance director.

 Hope College:    www.hope.edu/jobs  Dean for Arts & Humanities; Provost; physical plant: temporary custodian, hourly.

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

 Holland Public Schools. www.hollandpublicschools.org  Maintenance, food service, bus drivers, instructional assistants.  Substitute positions: teachers, secretaries, classroom assistants, before school/lunch playground supervisors.

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:    www.oaisd.org and click on Employment. Health aide part-time (before and after school for a special needs student; LPN preferred).  Paraprofessional – Building Technology/Construction Management.  Food service assistant/sub aide.

 Ottawa County:   Applications Specialist II, full-time with benefits.

 Community Health Worker – Pathways to Better Health Program, full-time with benefits; assists clients in overcoming barriers to health, social services, education and employment through home visits; acts as a liaison to primary care and hospital care.  Requirements:  high school diploma or GED; experience with social services or public health system preferred; bilingual (Cambodian, Spanish and/or Laotian) preferred; written & verbal medical translation skills preferred. Additional information on website.

  Records Processing Clerk II, part-time; high school diploma or GED; 1 year experience in accounting, legal terminology, and customer service.

  Go to www.miottawa.org, click on Online Services, and scroll down to Employment Opportunities for information and application forms.  Information on other job openings is also online.

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

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

 City of Zeeland:   Administrative assistant for Community Development Dept, part-time (20 hrs/wk); applications accepted until position is filled.  Go to  www.ci.zeeland.mi.us/  and  Click on "How Do I…? and access Employment.  Send cover letter & resume to Human Resources, 21 South Elm St, Zeeland 49464 or email clerk@cityofzeeland.com

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs

 ___________________________________________________________________________

 Will You Help Support ACEH and "In the Community"?

It's easy—there are 3 ways to become a member:

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

 through 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.

 If you would like to donate to ACEH or its Scholarship Fund, go to http://www.harmonyalliance.org/ and click on the Donate button on the first page.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.