The week of

October 31, 2003

PHENND Events/Activities

Quarterly PHENND Meeting: Volunteer Training and Student Leadership


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Quarterly PHENND Meeting focusing on Volunteer Training and Student Leadership Wednesday, November 5, 2003 9 AM – 11:30 AM Van Rensalaer Hall, 1st floor Drexel University (Powelton between 33rd...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Free Composting Workshops


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Wednesday, 11/12 6:00 Free Composting Workshop (Phila. Residents get free composter) Fishtown Branch Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., Phila., PA...

Shadowing Day for Philadelphia High School Students


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Thursday, 11/20 ALL DAY–SHADOWING DAY (Philadelphia high school students shadow adults in the workplace). For info or to offer your workplace...

Computer & Internet Security for Activists


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] November 20, 2003 6:00-9:00 Workshop: “Computer & Internet Security for Activists” Drexel University, Korman Computing Center,...

CAREER RESILIENCE: REVIVING AND SURVIVING


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CENTER ON ETHNIC AND MINORITY AGING, INC. 7th Annual Networking Event “CAREER RESILIENCE: REVIVING AND SURVIVING Thursday, December 4, 2003 8:00am (registration) to 12:00pm TOPICS COVERED...

Nonprofit Websites: The Next Generation


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Nonprofit Websites: The Next Generation Tuesday, December 9th 8:30-11:30am Reed Smith, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. How do you assess, plan for and implement in-house technology...

Digital Divide Train the Trainers in West Philly


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October 16, 2003 Dear Community of Faith Leader, Are you a community leader or teacher interested in making a difference in your neighborhood? Do you have a working knowledge of computers that you...

Reboot Intern Program


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[posted from CTCNet Philly listserv] Thanks to a partnership with NTR, Reboot Philadelphia is pleased to announce the expansion of our Intern program. Beginning soon, Reboot will offer its first...

United Way Communityforums


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[posted from Teaming for Technology list] United Way of Southeast PA Communityforums United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania invites you to participate in Communityforums. Make your voice heard and...

Seminar Series: IT for Nonprofits


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[posted from CTCNet Philly listserv] Our next seminar in a series on IT strategy is coming up on November 12th from 9:00 – 12:00 The session dealst with critical IT security issues such as to...

Free Training: Neighborhood Information System


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Greetings from the Cartographic Modeling Lab at Penn: Do you need detailed information about a specific property in your neighborhood? Are you looking for data to help write grants? Ever wanted to...

Taking on the Obesity Epidemic: Changing Children’s Food Environment


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The Fox Leadership Program & The Politics of Food Speaker Series Presents: TAKING ON THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC: CHANGING CHILDREN’S FOOD ENVIRONMENT *Gary Foster, , Director of U-Penn’s...

New Resources

Youth Court: A Path to Civic Engagement


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To build an informed and effective citizenry, prepared to deal with the crises of everday life, more schools, local and state governments, and communities are searching for ways to provide civic...

Teachers Domain New Digital Library


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Teachers Domain is a brand new digital library which offers “multimedia resources for the classroom and professional development.” Access is free but you will need to complete a simple...

Learn-A-Test now available from home or school


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[posted from College Prep Round Table listserv] The Learn-A-Test electronic resource is now available from school or home via the Free Library web page. I thought this might be of particular interest...

Science-based Anti-Drug Curricula available


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[posted from Promising Practices in Afterschool listserv] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 22, 2003 CONTACT: Michelle Person Blair Gately Sara Rosario (en Espanol) 301-443-6245 NIDA GOES BACK...

Announcing NPAction.org


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Announcing NPAction (), an online resource for nonprofit advocacy. Our goal is to encourage greater participation by nonprofits in the policy arena, and to strengthen their ability to advocate for...

Community Schools Online


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Welcome to Community Schools Online where we provide updates on developments in the community schools field and the work of the Coalition. Please forward this e-mail to interested partners in your...

Mixed-Income Housing: Myth and Fact


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The Urban Land Institute has recently published “Mixed-Income Housing: Myth and Fact” http://research.uli.org/Content/Reports/PolicyPapers/PUB_M61.pdf

Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EVALUATING COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES The Fall 2003 issue of “The Evaluation Exchange” periodical is now available on the Harvard Family...

New Website for Spanish speaking home buyers


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On November 1, 2003 a new website ( will be launched to assist prospective Spanish speaking home buyers. What is unique about this website is that it will provide Spanish speaking individuals access...

Service-Learning Videos and CDs


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Service-Learning Videos and CDs In partnership with the Kellogg Foundation, the Learning In Deed initiative and high-quality practicioners in the service-learning community, the following videos and...

New Website: Face the Numbers


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[posted from the Comm-Org listserv] From: Ryan Turner OMB Watch has launched an online effort to collect and share stories about real people served by nonprofits called Face on the Numbers: Face on...

Partnerships Classifieds

National College Fair


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[posted from College Prep Round Table listserv] Dear Colleagues – The announcement regarding the Philadelphia National College Fair is now at schools. I’ve received several calls from...

Spring Semester Intern, Diamond & Associates


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Diamond & Associates, a real estate advisory firm specializing in affordable housing and community development, is seeking an intern for the spring semester. The intern would gain an in-depth...

Neighborhood Bike Works AfterSchool Program


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Dear Volunteers, We have started a Beacon program with the Lamberton School and will be teaching kids bike repair on Mondays and Wednesdays from The school is located at 7501 Woodbine Avenue, in the...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Regional Forum on Sustainable College Dining


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[posted from the CENTER FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE newsletter] REGIONAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE COLLEGE DINING Friday, November 14, 2003 New Haven, Connecticut The objectives of this conference are to:...

2003 Public Education Network Annual Conference


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] 2003 PUBLIC EDUCATION NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE Join community leaders, educators and policy makers from across the country at the Fairmont Hotel for...

Call for Submissions, Writing and Interviews


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] from: yk hong CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, WRITINGS & INTERVIEWS TENTATIVE FIRST DEADLINE: August 2004 Freedom Trainers, a group of community organizers and...

Conference: Demonstrating Public Value of Higher Education


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NORTHEAST REGIONAL CAMPUS COMPACT CONFERENCE APRIL 15 AND 16, 2004 IN WORCESTER, MA “DEMONSTRATING THE PUBLIC VALUE OF HIGHER EDUCATION” We invite you to share your expertise and submit a...

Grant Opportunities

Grantwriting for Technology


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Grantwriting for Technology Tuesday, November 11th 8:30-11:30am Reed Smith, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Now more than ever it is essential that nonprofits effectively articulate to...

Prudential Foundation


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[posted from Public Education Network Newsblast] Prudential Foundation Grants may be submitted at any time; grants of more than $200,000 must be approved by the Prudential Board of Trustees. Grants...

Student Tech Corps Grant Program


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[posted from Digital Divide listserv] TECH CORPS, a national non-profit that brings valuable technology resources and volunteers into schools, is pleased to announce an opportunity for middle schools...

Relatives as Parents Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Brookdale Foundation Seeks Proposals for Relatives as Parents Program Deadline: January 15, 2004 The Brookdale Foundation Group (<a href=""></a>) is...

Carnegie Enowment for Peace Fellowships


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Carnegie Endowment for Peace Offers Junior Fellowships Deadline: January 15, annually Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for Peace (<a...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Part-time computer instructor, Camden


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[posted to Teaming for Technology list 10/26] Hello Everyone, Our afterschool program is in need of a part time computer instructor. We are an afterschool program with sites in Philadelphia and...

Nutrition Education Advisor, Phila. Cooperative Extension


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Position Description Title of Position: Nutrition Education Advisor Classification: Staff Nonexempt Department: College of Agricultural Sciences Function of Position: Responsible to the Supervising...

Campus Organizer, Idealist on Campus


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The Campus Organizer will join the Idealist on Campus program of Action Without Borders, which takes our broad mission – to connect people, organizations, and resources to build a better world...

VISTA, Site Coordinators, National Student Partnerships


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REWARDING SITE COORDINATOR POSITION WITH NATIONAL STUDENT PARTNERSHIPS National Student Partnerships (NSP) is currently seeking 2 motivated and enthusiastic individuals to serve as Site Coordinators...

VISTA, Campaign for Working Families


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Organization: Campaign for Working Families/Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Project Director: Jean Hunt, Executive Director The Campaign for Working Families? overall mission is to...

Miscellaneous

Update on Education Funding


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In the early hours of October 21, 2003, Pennsylvania?s House of Representatives took extraordinary steps toward investing substantial new dollars in our children?s education. By a 104-95 vote, the...


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