The week of

December 5, 2003

Other Local Events and Workshops

Panel on Predatory Lending and CDFIs


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[posted to Community Development Banking listserv] Predatory lending has captured headlines across the country in recent years. This issue particularly concerns CDFIs, who work to build wealth and...

Sharing Our Stories


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Sharing Our Stories * Sunday, December 14, 2-4pm We’re sending out an SOS: Have you ever struggled through a tough situation? Can you look back now and find wisdom to share with others? Did...

Fair Trade Night in support of NCBI


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Do Good with Your Shopping Dollars Support fair trade, prejudice reduction, and resolution of conflict between groups while you shop at Fair Trade Night, Thurs. Dec. 18 5-8PM Ten Thousand...

Free Credit Counseling for your clients


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The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC) together with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Delaware Valley can offer your clients free workshops on the fundamentals of financial...

New Resources

New Website: Philadelphia Public School Notebook


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Dear friends, Check it out — the Public School Notebook’s new website is live and running at ! You’ll find back issues of the newspaper, all of our NEWSFLASHes, links to school data...

WomenTech Project Best Practices and National Conference


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[posted from Digital Divide listserv] IWITTS recently launched our WomenTech Project Best Practices CD based on our 3-year NSF Project. Finally, the tools you’ve been waiting for: a step- by-...

New Book: How National Policy Shapes Community Action


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] >> Unfair Housing: How National Policy Shapes Community Action Mara S. Sidney – 200 pages University Press of Kansas Synopsis: Why do most neighborhoods in...

New Book: Organizing for Community Controlled Development


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] >> Organizing for Community Controlled Development: Renewing Civil Society Patricia Watkins Murphy & James V. Cunningham – 360 pages Sage Publications...

New Website: Community Problem-Solving.net


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] >> Community , an ongoing research and outreach project supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and the...

New Website: MIT OpenCourseWare for Urban Studies & Planning


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] >> MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW), a large-scale, web-based electronic publishing initiative funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon...

New Website: HungerBanquet.org


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Hunger. Poverty. Injustice. Recently, Oxfam America launched , an interactive online learning tool that illustrates the root causes of poverty and hunger in the world. This innovative site invites...

New Website for student voice and empowerment


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[posted from K-12 Service-Learing listserv] –PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS– */*/* NEW WEBSITE AVAILABLE! */*/* is an online resource center promoting student voice and...

New Resource for youth: Pathways to Getting Ahead


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[posted from Community Development Banking listserv] The Public and Community Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) and the Asset Development Institute (ADI) at the Center...

New Article: University management of public schools


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[posted from Public Education Network] DO UNIVERSITIES HAVE A ROLE IN MANAGING PUBLIC SCHOOLS Over the past several years, the standards based reform movement has produced increasingly dramatic...

New Report: Closing the College Participation Gap


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] CLOSING THE COLLEGE PARTICIPATION GAP A new series from the Education Commission of the States (ECS), shows who is — and is not —...

New Report: Using Planning Advisory Boards to Promote Citizen Participation


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[posted from Randy Stoecker, Comm-Org, @] I am very pleased to announce a new addition to the COMM-ORG Papers Collection: Citizens’ District Councils in Detroit: The Promise and Limits of Using...

New Report: Enhancing Diversity in Health Professions


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[posted from Center for Health Professions newsletter] The Center for California Health Workforce Studies completed a comprehensive study of programs attempting to enhance racial and ethnic diversity...

New Report: EITC alleviates housing costs


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[posted from Tax Advocacy Roundtable] New Report Shows EITC Could Alleviate Severe Housing Cost Burdens A report released in October from the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan...

New Curriculum Guide: Careers in Water Environment


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[posted from Jean Wallace, Delaware Valley Earth Force, @] Just wanted to share with all of you a great new middle and high school curriculum guide I’ve recently come across published by the...

Partnerships Classifieds

Judges needed for Carver Science Fair


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[posted from Nancy Peter, npeter@] Colleagues: I have been intimately involved with Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver Science Fair for 19 (of its 24!) years. It is an under-appreciated...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Abstracts, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning


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C A L L F O R A B S T R A C T S M I C H I G A N J O U R N A L o f C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E L E A R N I N G Dear Colleagues, The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL), a...

Facutly development for Cultural Competency


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[posted from Center for Health Professions newsletter] The Network will be sponsoring a two-day training workshop February 27-28, 2004. Addressing health disparities: Faculty development for cultural...

Women Making a Difference in Public Policy: Seminar for College Students


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[posted from Campus Compact policy updates] Women Making a Difference in Public Policy: A Hands-on Seminar for College Women January 15-17, 2004 – St. Paul, MN Sponsored by the League of Women...

Grant Opportunities

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Kaiser Family Foundation Offers Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program Deadline: January 30, 2004 The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (<a...

School Technology Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Beaumont Foundation Invites Letters of Interest for School Technology Grant Program Deadline: December 10, 2003 (Letters of Intent) The Beaumont Foundation of America...

Youth Community Problem-Solving with Technology Grant


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[posted from United Way’s Get The Word Out] CTCNet Grant Opportunity CTCNet is pleased to announce a new grant program: Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods – Enabling Community...

Environmental Education Grants


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[Federal Register: November 12, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 218)] [Notices] [Page 64251-64262] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [] [DOCID:fr12no03-118] [[Page 64251]]...

National Endowment for Financial Education


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] >> The National Endowment for Financial Education is accepting proposals for programs to educate the public (especially young people and members of underserved,...

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] The following is being sent on behalf of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Assistant, Youth RAP


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Program Assistant, The Institue for the Study of Civic Values The ISCV is looking for a person to work part-time for the Urban Renewal Arts Program at Farrell Elementary in the Northeast section of...

TRIO Campus Administrator, University of the Sciences


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Position Available: TRIO Campus Administrator Hours: Part-Time, 20 hours per week, flexible Forward resume to: Kathleen L. Quinn, Director, Academic Support Services University of the Sciences in...

Executive Director


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[posted from Women’s Way Fe-mail] Job Opportunities Executive Director This is a unique opportunity for a creative leader, motivated by a commitment to defending and expanding individual rights...

Director of Development & Marketing, Philadelphia Education Fund


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[posted from Women’s Way Fe-mail] Director of Development & Marketing The Philadelphia Educational Fund (PEF) has an opportunity to lead a growing regional nonprofit’s effort to...

Miscellaneous

The Essence of Excellent Leadership Essay Competition


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[posted from Service-Learning Advocacy listserv] "The Essence of Excellent Leadership" Essay Competition The Ohio State University School of Public Policy and Management John Glenn...

Nominations sought for Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning


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AVAILABLE NOW: Nomination materials for the 2004 Campus Compact Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. Campus Compact recognizes and honors one faculty member each year for contributing to the...

Enrest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Service & Outreach


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Colleagues, Please consider nominating faculty for the Lynton Award, pasted It is not a service-learning award but many past nominees were also involved in service-learning as part of their outreach...


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