The week of

May 24, 2002

Other Local Events and Workshops

Citizen Academy: School’s Out – Health Living is IN!


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One in four school-aged children is overweight, making obesity the most common health problem. Did you catch the cover story for the Inquirer magazine from this Sunday’s paper? If not, fish it...

Character Ed/Service Learning Institute for K-12 Teachers


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Many of you have requested more information on the July 10 – 11 Character Education/ Service-Learning Institute. Please pass this information, including the attachments, along to as many...

Town Meeting: Social Security and Medicare w/ Sen. Spector


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[neighbors-online] Town Meeting On Social Security and Medicare With Senator Arlen Specter Is Social Security Going to Be Privatized? What about benefits for current beneficiaries? What about future...

Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, at Penn


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[From Mary Summers, mysummer@] I thought that many of you might be interested in the fact that Eric Schlosser, author of FAST FOOD NATION, will be speaking at the Penn Law School on Monday, June 10th...

New Resources

New Program: Student Ambassador Program


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To make Pennsylvania the national leader in job growth, Team Pennsylvania () serves as a catalyst to retain and create jobs through a partnership of public and private sector leaders by identifying...

New Training Materials: Tutoring and Literacy


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LEARNS is happy to announce six new ready-to-use training activities available on our Web site. The new activities provide great ideas for training literacy tutors on the following topics: Alphabet...

New Report: Ex-Felon Voting Rights


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[Democracy Dispatch] New Report on Ex-Felon Voting Rights Elizabeth Simson, a John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow at the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund, has produced a new report entitled...

New Survey: Post-9/11 Climate for nonprofits


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[Comm-Org] From: frances_kunreuther@ Attached is a survey from the Building Movements project housed at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. This web-based, brief...

New Book: history of radical urban planning


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[World Wide Workers via Comm-Org] * Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning by Chester Hartman, Center for Urban Policy Research Press. The collected works of the urban...

New Book: Revolution in the Air


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[Comm-Org] From: Dara Silverman NEW FROM VERSO: a major interpretative history that will transform our understanding of 1960s movements and spark a vigorous and long-needed debate… REVOLUTION...

New Website: Idealist.org’s service learning for teachers


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[] Do you know anyone who is a teacher or works at a school? At we recently launched a resource center for any teacher who wants to start a volunteering or service learning program in his...

New Book: Community organizing


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[Comm-Org] From: “Louise Simmons” I wanted to pass this along the list; I have the book and have skimmed it; it looks really interesting. The author, David Reynolds, has done a lot of...

New Publication: Education-focused voters guide


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[Public Education Network] VOTERS’ GUIDE TO THE 2002 GOVERNOR’S ELECTION The Pennsylvania Public Education Partnership consists of four local education funds: Lancaster Foundation for...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education


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[CCPH] Please consider being a presenter at the Department of Education’s 2002 National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education. This year’s...

Great Cities, Great Markets


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[COMM-ORG] From: “Harriet Festing” Dear all, I thought you might find this conference of interest. If you don’t know of our work, please visit Thanks!...

Grant Opportunities

Groundwater Foundation Awards


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Awards Program Background The Groundwater Foundation was begun in 1985 for the purpose of educating the public about the nature and value of groundwater in order to create motivated citizens caring...

Toshiba America Foundation


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Toshiba America Foundation Invites Applications for Small Grants Program for K-6 and 7-12 Science and Math Education Primary Sponsor: Toshiba America Foundation The Toshiba America Foundation has...

Environmental Research and Education Foundation


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The Foundation awards several grants each year for research or education in topics pertaining with any aspect of solid waste management. Project topics could deal with any aspect of the following: *...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Youth Program Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA


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Youth Program Coordinator Job Announcement May 21, 2002 Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania seeks a Youth Program Coordinator to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate,...

Associate Director, Cooperative Extension, Penn State


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I am extending the search for the position of Associate Director, Penn State Cooperative Extension. The position will be announced in an upcoming issue of Penn State INTERCOM and in advertisements...


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