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Gentle Mothering's Clases Prenatales
We all know the challenge of making it to a series of classes. The YWCA of Asheville is trying to make childbirth classes more accessible to Latina mothers with a one-day Saturday class. This 6-hour class will be taught by a native Spanish speaker and doula entirely in Spanish.  

The class will cover key aspects of labor, delivery, and breastfeeding. Information will be provided on topics such as what to expect during stages of pregnancy, preparing for mental and physical changes, stages of labor and delivery, medical and non-medical approaches for comfort and pain management, information about possible medical interventions, what to expect after delivery and breast-feeding basics.  There will also be opportunities to practice comfort measures and positions and breathing strategies for labor.  

The class has not been scheduled yet because the  YWCA wants to ensure they meet the needs of as many women as possible.    

Please spread the word and have interested women contact the YWCA at (828) 708-7993. Click here to download the flyer.

¡Salsa, Salud y Sabor!
IF YOU WORK  WITH SPANISH-SPEAKERS, the YWCA offers a free program, ¡Salsa, Salud y Sabor! classes specifically for Spanish-speaking people (all ages welcome) who want to have fun, get some exercise, talk nutrition, and connect.  

The class is held Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26th from 5:30-7:00 and is ideal for families.

A free gym membership is also included for participants during the 8-week series.

For more information contact: Leah Berger-Singer at 828.254.7206 x212 or Leah.bs@ywcaofasheville.org
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Backpacking Brothers
Our VOICE is accepting applications for their Backpacking Brothers summer program for middle school boys.  This 4-day outdoor program was developed to engage young men ages 11-14 in shifting attitudes, beliefs and behaviors around sexual violence.  The program is held in Pisgah National Forest and includes backpacking and other outdoor and experiential activities to learn about healthy relationships, boundary-setting and consent with a goal of building self-confidence, dismantling gender stereotypes, and empowering young people to take ownership of their bodies and their identities in an outdoor setting.

This year’s program dates will be:
  • July 17-21, 2017
  • August 14-18, 2017
If you know someone that would be a good fit for this program please reach out to Katie May, Program Coordinator at katiem@ourvoicenc.org or 828-252-0562 ext. 111.
ABIPA's 10th Father's Day "Gift" Health Screening
ABIPA is hosting it's 10th annual Fathers Day "Gift" Free Prostate Cancer and Know Your Numbers Screening
When: Saturday June 17th 8:00 am - 12:00 noonWhere: The Edington Center located at 133 Livingston St. Reservations are required so call 828-251-8364 to make your appointment today. Please note this is a fasting screening and breakfast will be provided.
Job Postings:  

Helpmate, Inc., a domestic violence agency in Asheville, North Carolina, seeks to hire a Bilingual Case Manager
This is a full-time, non-exempt position providing case management, advocacy and support to domestic violence survivors. Fluency in English and Spanish is required as well as strong communication and crisis management skills. Qualified candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree or 2 years’ experience in social work or related field, with preference for experience in domestic violence or related field, or a commensurate combination of work and experience. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Email resume and cover letter to HelpmateAsheville@gmail.com with “Bilingual Case Manager” in the subject line.

Children First Community in Schools is looking for a Finance Coordinator
This position is split between two partner organizations; 2/3 with Children First/CIS and 1/3 of The Mediation Center. The Finance Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all bookkeeping and accounting activities for Children First/Communities In Schools and The Mediation Center. This will include all financial reporting for the Children First/CIS Project POWER/AmeriCorps program.

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Pisgah Legal Services has several job openings

PLS is also advertising for a Healthcare & Public Benefits Law Attorney and HIFS Program Director, an Immigration Law Attorney and a Domestic Violence Attorney. Visit http://www.pisgahlegal.org/free-legal-services/non-profit-jobs

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