The week of

June 26, 2004

Other Local Events and Workshops

Community Tree Planting


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Thursday, July 15th 6-8pm at PHS Community Tree Planting: Advice from the Experts Interested in Planting 10 trees in your community in one day (or how about 100)??? It is not so hard if you know...

Microenterprise and the Environment


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Eastern University invites you to a timely conference on ?Microenterprise and the Environment?. It will be held at the National Christian Conference Center, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA, on July...

Improving Academic Achievement for High-School Youth Through Technology


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SAVE THE DATE! America Commects Consortium July 29: 2004 ACC Regional Meeting – Improving Academic Achievement for High-School Youth Through Technology July 30: YouthLearn Training Institute...

New Resources

The College Track: America?s Sorting Machine


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The College Track: America?s Sorting Machine with VIDEO CLIP It?s about closing the achievement gap and implementing best practices. It?s about raising expectations and lowering barriers. It?s about...

Growing to Greatness report on State of Service-Learning


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I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that the Growing to Greatness 2004 report is currently available as a free PDF download from The 96-page publication is the first report from Growing...

New Web Tool: EDNet


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PROGRAMS SERVING VULNERABLE YOUTH The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) is pleased to announce a new tool for continuous improvement for education programs and schools serving vulnerable...

Practitioner’s Guide to Combating Predatory Lending


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] The Chicago Loan Shark Task Force (CLSTF) Task force members, with support from the National Training and Information Center (NTIC), conducted a successful advocacy...

New Report: Smart Growth is Smart Business


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] Smart Growth is Smart Business: Boosting the Bottom Line and Community Prosperity, a new report published by the National Association of Local Government Environmental...

State of the Nation’s Housing Report


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] The 2004 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, a new report published by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, reveals that despite continued...

Youth Work courses at Community College of Philadelphia


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Community College of Philadelphia is now enrolling students for classes in youth development. These classes are aimed at adults who work with youth and cover topics such as positive youth...

New Publication: 10 Ways to Ensure Healthy Food


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[posted from Cities for a Livable Future newsletter] NEW PUBLICATION: 10 WAYS TO ENSURE HEALTHY FOOD Farm Aid’s new publication, “10 Ways to Ensure Healthy Food for You and Your...

Quick Guide: Recognizing Service-Learning Through Minors and Certificates


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Recognizing Service-Learning in Higher Education through Minors and Certificates Minors and certificate programs focused on service-learning, leadership, and/or community service are becoming...

Quick Guide: Service-Learning in Engineering Education


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Service-Learning in engineering education is gaining ground throughout the Examples of service-learning exist in mechanical engineering, construction science, computer science and engineering,...

Education for What? Service-Learning DVD


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Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility is now available on DVD from Campus Comact. Shot on location on six urban campuses across the country, this 60 minute film looks at how a broad...

Website Update: National Forum on Education Statistics


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] NEW LOOK FOR NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION STATISTICS WEBSITE The Forum’s mission is to develop and recommend strategies for building an education...

Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School] This report documents work done in libraries around the country as part of the Wallace-funded Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development...

Service-Learning Mini Sessions


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Earlier this month, at the 2004 National Conference on Community Volunteering and National Service in Kansas City, Missouri, members of the National Service Resource Center, Senior Corps Technology...

New Book: Greed and Good


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[posted om Civic Values list] America’s richest 1 percent now holds more wealth ? over $2 trillion more ? than America’s entire bottom 90 percent. Should we care? 684 pp. ISBN...

Partnerships Classifieds

Appliances Needed, Neighborhood Bike Works


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Neighborhood Bike Works is running a lot of summer programming for local youth. (And grown ups, too — ask about adult classes!) In order to make the season as comfortable and enjoyable as...

Mentors/Buddies, NWPhila. Interfaith Hospitality Network


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NW Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, “the shelter that’s not like a shelter” is housing 9 families with out homes this summer. We have many wonderful children who are in...

various volunteer positions, Philly Reuses


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Philly Reuses, , is seeking volunteer administrators and directors. Volunteers should be involved with or strongly interested in environmental and social justice issues. Some skills that can be...

Volunteers Needed, After School Activities Partnerships


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ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships is in need of volunteers to lead clubs for children at schools, recreation centers and community centers throughout Philadelphia this summer and this coming...

Volunteer Educator, Planned Parenthood


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Do you like talking about sex? Be a Volunteer Educator for Planned Parenthood! Being a volunteer educator is a great way to develop new skills, reach out to the community, have fun, meet great...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Effective Practices in After-School Conference


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School] The After-School Corporation and New York University are holding a national conference entitled “Partners in Quality: Effective Practices in...

AEQ Call for Papers: Collaboration and Assessment


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Academic Exchange Quarterly is an independent peer reviewed journal. This call is for papers on Collaboration and on Assessment, with papers to be published in the Fall 2004 issue. Regular deadline...

Evaluation and Applied Research Methods


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Claremont Graduate University is offering its annual Evaluation and Applied Research Methods Professional Development Series this summer, July 12-16th. Below is a list of courses. For details, visit...

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks Workshop


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[posted from Community Development Financial Institutions listserv] The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), an organization working with others to transform the regional economy and...

Grant Opportunities

Beaumont Foundation Community Grants


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Beaumont Foundation of America has announced it’s 2004 Community Grants program. This year programs in Beaumont’s "B Group" states are eligible (see below). While the grant...

Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] The Department of Agriculture and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has announced the availability of approximately $5 million through the Rural...

Rural Entrepreneurship Grants


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] The Kellogg Foundation has announced it will award $8 million in grants to foster entrepreneurship across rural America. Four grants of up to $2 million each will be...

Grants for AfterSchool Programs, Nickelodeon


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Nickelodeon to Award Half-Million Dollars in Grants to Schools and After-School Programs for Second Season of Pro-Social "Let’s Just Play" Campaign Network’s Campaign to...

Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Business Plan Competition


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Invites Applications for Third National Business Plan Competition Deadline: July 16, 2004 A joint program of the Yale School of...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Education Planner Specialist


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Classification: Administrative Officer 2 Location:Philadelphia Regional Office Department:Development & Regional Services Available Shifts: 8:00 ? 4:30 Mon ? Fri Some alternate hours may be...

Executive Director, West Philadelphia Alliance for Children


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West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) Executive Director A new, non-profit, volunteer-based, organization serving West Philadelphia’s children is seeking its first Executive Director....

Director, Urban Industry Initiative


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URBAN INDUSTRY INITIATIVE POSITION DESCRIPTION Director Reports to: UII Board of Directors, Assistant Director of Commerce General Description The Director performs and manages daily activities of...

Executive Director, Break Away


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BREAK AWAY? EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Break Away?: The Alternative Break Connection, Inc. is seeking applicants for an anticipated vacancy in the Executive Director position. Please distribute freely to...

VISTA, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger


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Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger/ SHARE Food – (Listing ID: PA314613-4) 2901 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19129 <a href=""></a> The Greater...

Assistant to the Executive Director, Bread and Roses


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[emailed 6/15/2004] Assistant to the Executive Director/Office Manager Bread and Roses Community Fund is a public foundation that provides grants and technical assistance for grassroots social change...

Part-Time Organizing, Community Energy, Inc.


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[posted from Student Environmental Action Coalition] This Summer: Help the Environment, Make Money, Free Concerts Too! This Summer Community Energy, a local wind power company, is launching a grass...

National BALLE Coordinator


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RFP-REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NATIONAL COORDINATOR AND ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR LOCAL LIVING ECONOMIES Dated: June 1, 2004 PLEASE FORWARD THIS RFP-REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO ANYONE WHO HAS...

Education Planner Specialist, PHEAA


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The Phillly PHEAA regional office is looking for a person who’s primary function is to provide training and assistance to schools, libraries or community/government/social agencies in the use...

Conference Producer & Event Coordinator, Scribe Video Center


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The Scribe Video Center seeks a Conference Producer for the 25th Anniversary National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) Conference. In September of 2005, a consortium of Philadelphia based...

Research Coordinator, Out of School Time Resource Center


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OSTRC Job Opportunity – Please Circulate! The OSTRC seeks a full-time Research Coordinator to oversee its research into the impact of professional development on OST staff, programs, and...

Excel/Power Point Instructor for Principals Conference


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I am looking for an experienced teacher/trainer who is deeply familiar with and skilled in Excel and PowerPoint – and who would be available to teach a 15+ hour course for New Leaders for New...

Miscellaneous

Governor’s Institute for Parental Involvement


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There is not much time to sign up for the Governor?s Institute for Parental Involvement which will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania...


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