The week of

April 16, 2004

PHENND Events/Activities

Volunteers Needed, Urban Voters Campaign


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Urban Voters Campaign – a coalition of civic, community, parent and community organizations working to increase voter education, registration and turnout in...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Youth as Facilitative Leaders training


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INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFERS YOUTH AS FACILITATIVE LEADERS WORKSHOPS If you are looking for innovative and exciting tools to encourage youth and adult partnerships while giving youth you...

Raise Money and Awareness for Your Nonprofit through the Art of Storytelling


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Raise Money and Awareness for Your Nonprofit through the Art of Storytelling When: Monday, June 21, 2004 Seminar: 10 – 1:00 ; Intensive writing workshop: 2 :00 – 6:00 Cost: $95/seminar...

Energy Cooperative Earth Day Green Building Tour


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Energy Cooperative Earth Day Green Building Tour on April 23 Celebrate Earth Day with the Energy Cooperative and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council as we tour the DEP’s Southeast...

Farming Season Kick off Celebration at Yard’s Brewery


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Join Fair Food and Farm to City for a day of locally grown food, bluegrass music, a brewery tour, a raffle, and delicious Yards Brewery beer. Come socialize, celebrate our local bounty, pick up a...

Local Foods Dinner on Buck Run Farm


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Join Fair Food for a beautifully prepared meal in the fields of Buck Run Farm in Chester County, PA. The Chefs from Rx Restaurant in West Philadelphia will create a 4-course dinner using locally...

Butterflies in the Garden


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Butterflies in the Garden Creating a healthy habitat that attracts butterflies is not difficult. There is great pleasure seeing these lovely insects flying about in your garden is a great reward....

Gardening for Butterflies


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Gardening for Butterflies Take a tour of the Butterfly Garden on the grounds of the Horticulture Center to see the many different perennials and annuals which are butterfly appropriate in for...

Closing the Achievement Gap in Philadelphia Public Schools


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Promising Strategies for Improving Student Achievement in the Most Challenging Schools Hear about how two large urban school districts raised student achievement, improved working conditions and...

Uhuru Public Forum: Land and community development


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PUBLIC FORUM: Stop the land-grabs and foreclosures! Save our African homes and communities! THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd at 7:30pm 52nd & SPRUCE Sts, Phila – above “Stop & Dine”...

Jubliee School to unveil mural


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First through sixth grade students of the Jubilee School in West Philadelphia have designed a mural in honor of the Harlem Renaissance. They have been engaged in a two-year study of the Harlem...

Symposium: Parenting After Domestic Violence


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Parenting After Violence: A Symposium Exploring the Myriad Issues Affecting Parenting After Domestic Violence May 4, 2004 from 8:30 to 4:00 Location: Temple University?s Health and Science Center...

New Resources

New Report on Education Reform


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] REFORM IDEALS AND TEACHERS’ PRACTICAL INTENTIONS Reformers have been trying for decades to alter the fundamental character of classroom...

Improving Family Literacy


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] IMPROVING FAMILY LITERACY Even as schools strive to provide the best reading instruction, educators are aware that factors outside the school...

K-12 Service-Learning Literature: 1999-2003


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[posted from National Service-Learning listserv] Take a minute to check out this new bibliography from RMC Research Corporation, the senior program advisor for K-12 service-learning to the National...

Improving the K-16 Education Pipeline


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] THE EDUCATIONAL PIPELINE: BIG INVESTMENT, BIG RETURNS Many states are now focusing on improving their “K-16” policies-those local and...

Citizenship education at the school district level


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[posted from National K-12 Service-Learning Listserv] The National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC) at the Education Commission of the States has just posted an issue paper on citizenship...

Spanish-Language version of predatory lending brochure


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[posted from Community Development Banking listserv] Federal Agencies Publish Spanish-Language Version of Consumer Brochure on Predatory Lending The Federal Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending has...

Cover the Uninsured Week Resource Guide


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Cover the Uninsured Week Resource Guide We are pleased to announce the availability of a new resource guide titled Cover the Uninsured Week’s Health Care Coverage in America: Understanding the...

Guide to Children’s Literacy


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PHILADELPHIA READS, in collaboration with the Division of Community Based Prevention Services of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS), has developed a comprehensive...

Service-Learning case studies available


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Dear SL colleagues, Over the last five years Educational Partnerships and Learning Technologies at the University of Washington (UW) has worked with UW faculty and community colleagues to showcase...

Best practices for out-of-school youth


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] [ed note: one of the best practices featured is Temple University’s Youth VOICES program] FROM THE PRISON TRACK TO THE COLLEGE TRACK Taking aim...

New Planning Guide: Schools as Centers of Community


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] SCHOOLS AS CENTERS OF COMMUNITY: CITIZENS’ GUIDE FOR PLANNING & DESIGN Authors Steven Bingler, Linda Quinn, and Kevin Sullivan outline a...

Partnerships Classifieds

Teen Technology Mentor


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Volunteer Description Title: Teen Technology Mentor Who We Are Looking For: Responsible, committed adult ages 18+ who is either employed or a college student (or both). Individual must have an...

Seniors wanted for free internet class


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[posted from Delaware Valley CTC Net listserv] Earthlink is looking for seniors to participate in a free six week internet class. They are hosting it at four local high schools with a teacher and...

Project H.O.M.E. Policy and Advocacy Summer Intern


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Project Policy and Advocacy Intern Summer 2004 This position is a part-time, temporary position for an intern who will work in Project Education/Advocacy Department, under the direct supervision of...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Creating Local Living Economies


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The next early bird deadline on April 20th!! Register today – ——>Check out the added speakers and our sponsors below!! Creating Local Living Economies 2nd Annual Conference of the...

Developing Sustainable Communities


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State and Local Practices, Technologies and Policies to Promote Economic Development and Social Equity While Sustaining the Environment Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center Harrisburg,...

Sustainable Cities Conference


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The Challenge Cities, towns, regions, and states all over the world are struggling to make ends meet. They are being asked to provide more services at the same time revenues are falling, but the...

RadFest 2004: Midwest Social Forum


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[posted from Comm-Org] From: “Dolgon, Corey” PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY THE HAVENS CENTER UW-Madison presents RADFEST 2004 MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM Lake Geneva Campus of Aurora University...

National Conference on Community Volunteering


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Join us on June 6-8, 2004 at the National Conference on Community Volunteering and National Service. Convened by the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network and the...

Grant Opportunities

Migrant Education Even Start Family Literacy Program


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Deadline: 5-21-04 Agency: US Department of Education Purpose: Funds projects that build on high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of educational services for most-in-need...

Wireless Technology Grants Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Sonsors: NPower and AT&T Wireless Launch Deadline: May 28, 2004 NPower (<a href=""></a>), a national network of local nonprofits that help other...

Sound Partners for Community Health Grant Program


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Deadline: April 30, 2004 (Preliminary Proposal) Sound Partners for Community Health brings together public broadcasters and community organizations to solve problems around local health and...

Proposals for Addiction Treatment Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Deadline: April 28, 2004 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has issued a Call for Proposals...

Global Youth In Action Awards


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Announcing the US$1,000 Global Youth In Action Awards Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) invites applications for the 2004 Global Youth In Action Awards! These 1,000USD awards are intended to...

Funding Student Community Service on Campus


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mtvU is Funding Student Community Service on Campus! Do students on your campus want to make their campus–or the world– a better place, but need the resources to get started? mtvU Grants...

TechFoundation grants


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We at TechFoundation wanted to celebrate our fourth granting year of TechGrants. This spring we will award six nonporifts a total of $25,000 in grant awards for those who have shown leadership in...

Singing for Change Foundation


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Singing for Change Foundation The Singing for Change Foundation aims to improve the quality of life and enable individuals to make positive change in...

Miscellaneous

College Admissions professional developments


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Dear Colleague: I’d like to bring your attention a series of professional development opportunities bring sponsored by the PA Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC). May 5, 2005...


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