The Shift

And one more inspiring and uplifting film in the making! The thesis of the movie reminds me tremendously of Paul Hawken’s work–that there’s this emergent, leaderless movement happening almost spontaneously on the planet, and not just a leaderless movement, but the largest movement in human history–and it looks as though the movie is being made with that same theme or process in mind.

September 13, 2009 by  
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Mitakuyapi,

We have a new category in the Forum section of the website…Come see and -=- Welcome to the ceremony grapevine where we can get together and talk about ceremony issues and make relations…

Nape Ota

Oregon high school dropout rate drops to lowest in a decade

August 28, 2009 by  
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Oregon high school dropout rate drops to lowest in a decade

by Bill Graves, The Oregonian

Wednesday April 15, 2009, 8:24 PM

Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian Elfego Sanchez, 19, helps third-graders, including Gloria Martinez (right) at Gaffney Lane Elementary with reading as part of his senior project for Oregon City High. He returned to school this year after dropping out last spring and is on track to graduate. He now is considering going to college and becoming a teaching assistant. “The kids respond so well to him,” said teacher Karen Hankins.

Oregon’s dropout rate fell last year to an all-time low, in part because of better school options focused on kids in danger of quitting, state officials reported Wednesday.

A total 6,678 high school students – enough to fill three big schools — quit in 2007-08. That amounts to 3.7 percent of Oregon’s high school population, a decline from the previous year’s 4.2 percent dropout rate and the lowest level since the state started tracking dropouts nearly 20 years ago.

Dropout rates varied widely across the state. Portland’s rate remained the highest in the metro area, at 8.4 percent. By contrast, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District nearly eradicated its dropout rate, reducing it to 0.9 percent. Rates fell to 1.4 percent in Oregon City and 1.3 percent in Lake Oswego.

At 2,200-student Oregon City Senior High, educators have dramatically reduced the dropout rate to 25 students, or 1.1 percent, down from 5 percent three years ago. Elfego Sanchez, 19, was one of those dropouts, but he is back at Oregon City High and on track to graduate this spring. He left school as a junior a year ago to visit his ill grandmother in Mexico. He also “was confused with school and work,” he said.

Oregon school-by-school guide of test scores and state and federal ratings that include graduation and dropout rates. Read more

Site Rental

August 28, 2009 by  
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Site Rental
Conference and Event Facilities Lodging Long Term Services

Conference and Event Facility

In the development of the 77 acres at the Many Hands Community Hills, our intention is to actively demonstrate a way of life that has low impact on the earth and is life enhancing.

A model of sustainable living in an woodland environment, the Many Hands Community Center will feature rainwater catchment systems, organic gardening, permaculture landscaping, a photovoltaic electric system, a passive solar hot water system, constructed wetlands, composting, fluorescent lighting, and natural building (strawbale walls, earthen plaster, cob construction, passive solar design, and whenever possible, use of recycled and sustainably harvested lumber).

Sustainable living programs, which are planned, include workshops in strawbale construction, cob construction, traditional Native American structures, earthen plastering and pond and constructed wetlands, in addition to a permaculture site plan study.

The intent is that every structure that will be built for educational programming or retreat centers be an education in and among themselves from the moment they walk towards the structure.

For students, this would enable the learning process to begin before an educator even starts their lecture or distributes printed learning materials

Lodging

Lodging is available at the Many Hands Community Hills. Tipis and Yurts are available as well as outdoor camping space.

Long Term Services

Long term services including rental of office space, classrooms and outdoor space will be available.

On Site School

August 28, 2009 by  
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On-Site School

In January, we began drawing the initial plans of the roughly 2,600 sq.ft. Admin building that we hope to break ground on by the end of this summer, a hub for the many organizations involved to gather and work.

The Many Hands Community organization became recognized in april as it was officially incorporated as a Oregon Nonprofit corporation with the help of David Atkins, nfp attorney.

And after 20 years of nurturing this vision, I am proud to announce that we will be teaching the Community Awareness Education Curriculum beginning in September at the Network Charter School in Downtown Eugene through the auspices of the Peace Village Connection. This will serve as a launching point to the land when we have appropriate facilities, i.e. Administration building, ETA Fall 2008.

Circles of Change Syllabus

The Circles of Change syllabus can be downloaded: Here


Supporting Research

David Maloneys thesis Community Change Within Community Awareness Education can be downloaded: Here

Services

August 28, 2009 by  
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Welcome to the ManyHands Community!

Our Mission:

The Many Hands Community is a dynamic not for profit organization. It is an intimate collaboration between local non-profit organizations, each with their own mission & brought together under a united goal. The Many Hands Community is a land stewardship program designed to rent out the land & facilities to interested parties & create revenue that will then support the Many Hands Community School. MHCS is a year-round program involving children, parents, & community members in education & multi-cultural programs, recreation, community improvement, & service activities.

Beginning Goal:

Establish a multi-service n-f-p organization that utilizes existing structures and resources, and develops community collaborations to enhance educational programming in Eugene. Incorporating elements of Social and Emotional Learning, Life-role Education and Community Awareness Education through Peace Village Curriculum, the traditional wisdom and the applied spirituality of the Native American Sacred Hoop teachings.

Long Term Goal:

Every child grows up with a sense of self and community and is given the tools to navigate both effectively with an understanding of the inter-relatedness to help them become whole and healthy human beings.

Youth in Action

August 28, 2009 by  
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Youth in Action

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Newsletter

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In the Media

August 28, 2009 by  
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In the Media

Click above to hear the radio interview done by Peace Portal.

ManyHands is interviewed, sharing much about what it is that we do at Many Hands Community and much more about the vision that started all of this in 1986.

This interview is very informative to the understanding of the vision of MHC and even those that have been involved with us have expressed a better understanding after listening to this.

[Highly Recommended]

Awards

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Awards

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