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April 13, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG)

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG) | Request for Proposals Release of RFP: April 6, 2015 NEDIG provides developers with gap financing for commercial and industrial real estate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

21st CCLC Summer Camp Coordinator, Oxford Circle Christian Comm. Dev. Assoc.

21st CCLC Summer Camp Coordinator Last day to apply: Friday, April 17, 2015 DESCRIPTION: Based in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development...

Miscellaneous

The Art of Social Media

The Art of Social Media Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 1pm EDT Think building a brand online is just for the corporate world? Think again! Join Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of Social Media, as he...

New Resources

Book review: Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Economic Security First Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir. Times Books, 2013 By Miriam Axel-Lute Posted on February 4, 2015 It’s not often that...

Other Local Events and Workshops

3rd Annual Sojourner Truth Walk

3rd Annual Sojourner Truth Walk: Celebrating Girls’ and Women’s Leadership Register today! Walk in honor of a Woman or Girl you admire. The 3rd Annual Sojourner Truth Walk on Saturday, May 2 is a...

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volunteers needed, Walk MS

Attention Volunteers: Join us on Sunday, April 26, Saturday, May 2 or Sunday May 3 at our annual Walk MS events. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple...

PHENND Events/Activities

University Partners Meeting: Truancy and Absenteeism, Preventative Programs

Monday, May 18th, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street The Office Of Truancy and Absenteeism will present on programs and strategies being implemented...