The week of

February 28, 2004

Other Local Events and Workshops

Practical Tips to Grow Your Business


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[posted from Sustainable Business Network] Practical Tips to Grow Your Business Triple Bottom Line Business Practices & Advice from Experts March 18th, 5-7:45pm in Olde City Join the Sustainable...

Upcoming Resource Center Orientations


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The Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC), at the University of Pennsylvania, has identified and helped organize orientations to four physical resource centers. Each orientation will be...

Evening with the Women of City Council


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Tuesday, March 30th 2004 6:30 ? 8:30PM Temple University?s Kiva Auditorium in Ritter Hall at 13th and Montgomery Streets (across the street from the Student Activity Center) On March 30 from...

Writing and Information Literacy Outcomes for First-Year College Students


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[posted from College Prep Round Table listserv] The next College Prep Round Table will be on March 17th (9 AM – 11 AM) at Philadelphia University. The program will be held in Downs Hall’s...

Women’s History Program


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Women’s History Program- March 6th, 12 noon to 4 at Philadelphia Beauty Showcase National Historical Museum – 52nd and Larchwood. An afternoon of events focusing on business, career and...

Alliance of Black Social Workers


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Alliance of Black Social Workers – Conference – March 18th, 8 – 4 – City Lne Holiday Inn. “The State of Health and Welfare of the African-American Community”....

Local Living Economy Conference


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Bringing together the leading thinkers (and doers!) of the Local Living Economy movement Independent businesses and banks, family farms, community newspapers, artists and craftsmen, and healthy...

Free Workshops on Nonprofit Technology


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Free Workshops for Nonprofits Day of Service | March 25, 2004 | Philadelphia, PA Free Workshops on Nonprofit Technology Topics! Register Today! The Nonprofit Technology Conference, a national...

Author Event: The Puerto Rican Syndrome by Patricia Gherovici


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House of Our Own Bookstore 3920 Spruce Street (215) 222-1576 Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 Reception & Reading Patricia Gherovici The Puerto Rican Syndrome On Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 , House of Our...

City’s Recycling through Composting Program


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Calling all gardeners! As you look through seed catalogs and dream about warm sunshine and the forthcoming growing season, your plans should also include learning about composting — if you...

Mishkan Shalom to Host Congressman Chaka Fattah


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Mishkan Shalom to Host Congressman Chaka Fattah March 12, 2004 7:30 On Friday, March 12, Congressman Chaka Fattah will visit Congregation Mishkan Shalom to discuss his Student Bill of Rights and the...

Federal Work Study and Community Service


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As many of you know, the Federal Work Study and Community Service mandate of 7% has created many new and interesting opportunities for colleges and universities to engage students in public service....

Breaking the Cycle: Poverty/Violence/Poverty


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Wednesday, 3/3 6:30-8:30 “Breaking the Cycle: Poverty/Violence/Poverty” People’s Emergency Center, Rowan House, 325 N. 39th St.,...

A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Monday, 3/15 6:00 A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania White Dog Cafe,...

New Resources

New Report: Volunteer Management Capacity of Nonprofits


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For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Scott February 19, 2004 202-606-5000 ext. 255 Volunteer Management Capacity at Charities and Congregations, and Potential Enhancements (WASHINGTON, ) – The...

2004 Pennsylvania Activist’s Guide


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Now available. The 2004 Pennsylvania Activist’s Guide has 250 pages of listings, including 1,500 progressive organizations and allies. It also includes nearly 1,000 media outlets and 600...

Indicators of Child Well-being and Family Environments


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[posted from National K-12 Service-Learning listserv] Changes in Children’s Well-Being and Family Environments presents information on indicators of child well-being and behavior and of family...

New Character Education Website


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FOR RELEASE February 17, 2004 Media Contact: Carlin Hertz (202) 401-1576 NEW WEB SITE WILL HELP COMMUNITY DEVELOP CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS Department of Education Web site will provide support...

Communities and Banking


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The Fall 2003 issue is now available on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s web site: & In this issue: * Banking Unbanked Immigrants through Remittances * Digital Storytelling as a...

New Report: Educating Students Effective Citizenship


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The National Center for Learning and Citizenship recently published an issue paper on the efforts of ten high schools to educate students for effective citizenship. These schools take a variety of...

Institute for the Church and Community Arts (ICCA)


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, Pa. (Jan 29, 2004) — BuildaBridge International announces its third annual Institute for the Church and Community Arts (ICCA). ICCA is an annual six-day...

Community Schools and Social Capital


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Building social capital is one of the advantages community schools have over traditional schools. Popularized by Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone,” the social capital framework has...

New Website & Toolkit: History, Civics, and Service


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Campus Compact History, Civics, and Service On-Line Toolkit and Civic Scholars Campus Compact is pleased to announce a new resource, an On-Line Toolkit on History, Civics, and Service. () As an...

New Community Organizing Syllabi


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce new additions to the COMM-ORG Syllabi page (): In the Community Development section: Robert Silverman, “Community Development...

New Report: Role of Media in Child Obesity


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[posted from Promising Practices in AfterSchool listserv] For more information, contact: Rob Graham, (650) 854-9400 (or day of event at (202) 347-5270) Sarah Williams, (650) 854-9400 Kaiser Family...

Meaning Parental Involvement in Schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] MAKING THE CASE FOR MORE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLS Meaningful parental involvement in schools is more important than ever — and now it...

New State-by-State Briefs on Pre-K education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] NEW PRE-K BRIEFS SHOW NEED FOR HIGH-QUALITY PROGRAMS Fight Crime: Invest in Kids releases new state-by-state briefs on the need for high-quality...

National Collaboration for Youth e-newsletter


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The National Collaboration for Youth is presenting the first in a 12 part e-newsletter series on Professional Development in the Youth Development field. This first e-newsletter focuses on...

Partnerships Classifieds

Global Yourh Project Delegation to Cambodia


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GLOBAL YOUTH CONNECT Delegation to Cambodia June 28 – August 1, 2004 Application Deadline: April 1, 2004 If you are a young American activist (ages 18-25) looking for a cross-cultural learning...

The COMM-ORG Papers Series


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Dear Service-Learning colleagues, Call for Papers: The COMM-ORG Papers Series Are you writing a paper on: * community organizing? * community development? * community planning? * community-based...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Office of Community Services Funding Conference


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The Office of Community Services (OCS) through its 2003 funding conference, ?Connecting the Community?, introduced our vision of helping to reshape how we address poverty in the 21st century. OCS is...

Forum for Youth Investment Audio Conference Series


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In an exciting endeavor to explore critical issues within the after-school context, the Forum for Youth Investment announces the kickoff of a nationwide audio conference series. The first of this...

Spirituality, Social Justice and Service-Learning


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Spirituality, Social Justice and Service-Learning – Conference announcement and call for papers. This third bi-annual conference will be held at Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA, June 3 to...

Grassroots Use of Technology Conference


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You are invited to the fifth annual conference on: G R A S S R O O T S U S E O F T E C H N O L O G Y Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA Saturday, March 13, 2004 * 8:30 am...

Beyond Brochures: Working on Social Marketing


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Beyond Brochures The cornerstone of sustainability is behavior change. If we are to move toward a sustainable future we must encourage individuals and businesses to engage in a multitude of actions...

Journey Towards Democracy Dialogue


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Journey Towards Democracy Dialogue Curriculum Development and Campus Issues March 30, 2004 The University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD Supported by the Journey Towards Democracy: Power, Voice, and...

Stakeholder Involvement as a Means of Promoting Adolescent Health and Well-Being


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National Conference Call: March 18, 1-2:15 pm ET “An Interactive Teleconference on Stakeholder Involvement as a Means of Promoting Adolescent Health and Well-Being” Join Building...

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Conference


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* June 26-29,2004 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences http://www.aafcs.org/meetings/index.html San Diego, CA

Grant Opportunities

American Dental Association Foundation


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] The ADA Foundation (<a href=""></a>), the charitable arm of the American Dental Association, has established a permanent endowment fund dedicated to...

Coming Up Taller Awards


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[posted from Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS) Listserv] The Coming Up Taller Awards deadline for this year is March 25, 2004. Below is more information about the awards taken from their most...

State Farm New Service-Learning Initiative


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*State Farm Launches New Service-Learning Initiative* State Farm Insurance Companies, in collaboration with the National Service-Learning Partnership, seek proposals from K-12 school districts for a...

Voter registration grants


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Voter registration grants Get $1,000 and Get Out the VOTE! Prove that young people can be a deciding factor in the coming election. Start a voter registration project and receive MTV-Youth Venture...

Communicating Common Ground


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Communicating Common Ground National Promotions Team A call for communication programs to join the fight against hate Create a Communicating Common Ground partnership by June 15th, 2004. Participate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Americorps*VISTA, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger


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Unique Philadelphia non-profit offers opportunity to work at the grassroots level to address system-wide hunger issues. Agency Description: The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger?s mission...

Summer Internship, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger


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Agency Description: The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger was formed in 1996 to fight hunger through education, outreach and advocacy. Our education and advocacy programs work to empower...

Executive Director, Village of Arts and Humanities


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THE VILLAGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Village of Arts and Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through the arts in an African...

Apply for National Civilian Community Corps


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March 15th Deadline for NCCC applications Are you at a turning point and need to make some important decisions? Will you go to college? Work? Grad school? Last year, many of the most promising young...

Miscellaneous

The Immigrant Experience: From Federal Policy to Education


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The Immigrant Experience: From Federal Policy to Education One Week Summer Institute The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development Department of Teacher...


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