The week of

May 2, 2003

Other Local Events and Workshops

Public Forum on Media Ownership


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A Public Forum on Media Ownership with Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps – – – – – – – – – – – – –...

Rally for Educational Justice


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Do your part! Rally for Educational Justice In the days remaining between now and June 30, 2003, the fate of public education in Pennsylvania will be decided by the General Assembly and Governor...

Martha Washington School Service-Learning Celebration


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Martha Washington School will celebrate six years of successful Service Learning Projects on May 8th. All 3rd, 4th, and 8th graders will meet in the school’s auditorium at 1:30 to share there...

Kids Speak Out


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Service-learning that starts with kids Think 4th graders could convince the chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission to shave his head to help raise money for pediatric cancer research??...

Welcoming Diversity/Building Community Workshop


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ALL FOR 1 1 FOR ALL National Coalition Building Institute– Philadelphia & Rutgers U Camden invite you to WELCOMING DIVERSITY / BUILDING COMMUNITY ONE DAY WORKSHOP IN PHILADELPHIA AREA 9...

Turning the Tide Program for Ex-Offenders


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Turning the TIDE Launches Program For Ex-Offenders In West Philadelphia Project ECHO offers PA CareerLink Access and Life Development Mentoring Series WEST PHILADELPHIA ? MAY, 2003 ? After much...

Waiting Room Youth Production at Painted Bride


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Waiting Room Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 May 8-10, 2003 Synopsis Waiting Room presents a slice of urban life as it addresses the societal concerns of its young...

Symposium on Childhood Hunger


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On June 3, 2003, from 8:30 to 12:30 the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank is hosting the first Greater Philadelphia Symposium on Childhood Hunger at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House. This event is...

New Resources

Low-Cost Computers for Technology Centers


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Pentium III computers for Community Technology Centers. Our organization, Nonprofit Technology Resources, is now able to offer 10 Pentium III computers, complete with CD Roms, monitors, mice,...

Spring Issue of Community Technology Review


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The spring issue of the “Community Technology Review” is now available online () and in hard copy. The new issue features more than two dozen articles covering: * organizational updates...

Ed Dept releases guidance on homeless students


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[from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] EDUCATION DEPARTMENT RELEASES GUIDANCE ON HOMELESS STUDENTS Studies show that changing schools significantly impedes a student’s academic and...

New Edition of The Hub: Gratz High School Service-Learning Newsletter


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The newest addition of The Hub, The Gratz Youth-Driven Service-Learning Center newsletter, has just come back from the press. You can look at the publication online at If you would like to receive...

New Org: Education Policy Advisors’ Network


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CITIES LAUNCH NATIONAL NETWORK TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS AND CREATE PARTNERSHIPS A national network to support mayoral leadership in education, which already has 40 member cities in 25 states, has been...

NTR announces spare parts computer thrift store


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Need components for your computer? Is your keyboard or mouse ‘acting’ up? We have the items you need, at a price you can afford! Nonprofit Technology Resources is proud to announce the...

Gratzbank.org


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Educators and Students K-16, Have you entered your service learning projects in Have you encouraged your students to enter their service learning projects in Have you registered yourself as a...

Healthy People 2010 Curriculum Planning Guide


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[posted from Center for Health Professions newsletter] Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide is an essential resource for...

Guide for Provosts about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


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[National Service-Learning listserv] This new paper has been released by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education: Plain Talk for Provosts About the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:...

Paper: The Politics of Educating for Democracy


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[from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] THE POLITICS OF EDUCATING FOR DEMOCRACY The notion of democracy occupies a privileged place in our society. Educators and policymakers are...

Students Speak Out for Change: Project 540


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[posted from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] [Ed note: Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs have several schools participating in Project 540. For info about local schools, contact...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Building Music Learning Communities Through Innovative Partnerships


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[from PAEP] Dear Arts Educator, You are invited to attend a three day conference – BUILDING MUSIC LEARNING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS. The conference will be held in Atlanta,...

National Food Policy Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] May 8th – 9th 2003 Washington DC 26th ANNUAL NATIONAL FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Theme: Health, Safety & Today’s...

Association for Study of Literature and Environment Conference


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June 3rd – 7th 2003 Boston, MA THE SOLID EARTH! THE ACTUAL WORLD!: SEA-CITY-POND-GARDEN: The Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Taking...

Sustaining Healthy Communities through Sustainable Food Systems


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] June 12th – 15th 2003 Austin, Texas LOCAL DEMOCRACY: SUSTAINING HEALTHY COMMUNITY THROUGH ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS The first is the...

Call for Papers: Health and Politics Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] Call for Papers May 31st – June 2nd 2003 George Mason University: Fairfax VA FOOD, POLLUTANTS, AND SPIN DOCTORS: WHEN HEALTH COLLIDES WITH...

Call for Submissions: Community Organizing Strategies


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[posted from Comm-Org] From: Abbey Glenn please send replies to yk@ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, WRITINGS & INTERVIEWS TENTATIVE FIRST DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2003 Freedom Trainers, a group of community...

SPIN Project Media Academy


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[posted to Comm-Org] From: Abbey Glenn Presented by the SPIN Project, this residential retreat offers progressive leaders accessible, comprehensive communications training and support, in order to...

Community Activism & Cultural Work Learning Circles


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[posted to Comm-Org] COMMUNITY ACTIVISM & CULTURAL WORK ** a 2-day pedagogy workshop utilizing a learning circles format** facilitated by Nelda Pearson () and Awele Makeba () May 27th 6pm-10pm...

Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum Institute


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Openings are still available for “Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum” our annual week-long intensive summer institute. Dates: July 28-August 1, 2003. Location: The Institute...

Papers: Global Studies in Culture, Power and History


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] May 15, 2003 CALL FOR PAPERS THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE, POWER AND HISTORY (IGS), JHU We are at a critical moment in human...

Grant Opportunities

Educational Foundation of America


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[posted from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] “The Educational Foundation of America” The Educational Foundation of America (EFAW) gives nationwide to nonprofits working...

NEA Foundation


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“The NEA Foundation” The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) offers certain grants on an ongoing, year-round basis. Over 300 small grants of $1,000 to $3,000 are...

Funding for Social Issue Film, Video, and Radio Projects


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Paul Robeson Fund to Provide Support for Social Issue Film, Video, and Radio Projects Deadline: May 15, 2003 A program of the Funding Exchange (), the Paul Robeson Fund supports media activism and...

Mini-Grants for K-12 Service-Leanring


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Each year, thanks to a generous grant from The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, Constitutional Rights Foundation awards mini-grants of up to $600 for K-12 service-learning projects designed to address...

CTC Capacity Building Grant


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In June 2003, CTCNet and the Multifamily Learning Center Consortium sponsored by Neighborhood Reinvestment (with the support of the Ford Foundation) will begin a project to work with a few leading...

Gleitsman Foundation Citizen Activist Award


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“The Gleitsman Foundation 2004 Citizen Activist Award” Honorees will share a $100,000 award and each will also receive a sculpture designed by Maya Lin, creator of the Vietnam War...

Staples Foundation for Learning


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[from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] “Staples Foundation for Learning” The mission of the Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Summer Intern, Philadelphia Public School Notebook


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Summer Intern, Philadelphia Public School Notebook Website Development and Outreach 10 weeks, 30 hours/week The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is seeking a summer intern to support the...

Miscellaneous

Moral Teachers, Moral Students


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[posted from Public Education Network Weekly Newsblast] MORAL TEACHERS, MORAL STUDENTS Educators influence students’ moral development not simply by being good role models — important as...

Free Shipping at Rethinking Schools


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Rethinking Schools is pleased to announce free shipping on all online orders of $35 or more. The free shipping applies even if your order includes a subscription to our quarterly journal...

Summer Seminar: Democracy at a Critical Juncture


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DEMOCRACY AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE THE REGIONAL, NATIONAL, AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS OF 9-11 Summer Seminar June 1-7, 2003 Pace University New York, NY Downtown Campus <a...

National Study of America’s Nonprofit Sector Announced


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NATIONAL STUDY OF AMERICA’S NONPROFIT SECTOR ANNOUNCED On April 29 the Corporation for National and Community Service and the USA Freedom Corps announced the launch of a new national study that...


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