The week of

July 23, 2004

Other Local Events and Workshops

Voter Registration Training


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For Consumers, Volunteers, Case Workers, Social Service Providers At 1515 Fairmount Avenue Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4pm ? 8pm (dinner provided) We are a NONPARTISAN group registering thousands of...

Raising More Money: Sustainable Funding for your Mission


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To be held at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Did you know that 84% of all charitable contributions come from individuals? How can your organization tap into this tremendous resource and become...

Public/Private Partnership Model for K-12 Reform


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Innovations in Education: Building a Public/Private Partnership Model for K-12 Reform Location: Drexel University Creese Student Complext, 3201 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA The first national...

New Resources

After-School Program toolkit


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[posted from National Service Resource Center news] Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective After-School Programs The increased attention on the after-school hours raises questions for...

Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way


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Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods has developed several asset-based programs which may be of interest. These include a bottom-up neighborhood planning program that involved 30,000 people...

State Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act


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STATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT States are making substantial progress implementing the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), although they still have far to go in some...

New Book: Education as an Economic Development Tool


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As state and local governments face tight budgets, a new Economic Policy Institute report shows adequate and effective funding of education is the best way to achieve faster growth, more jobs,...

New study on microbusiness networks


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Check out this new survey of microbusiness owners by researcher Charles Matthews and Terry Lonier of Working Solo, an excellent information source on microbusiness. The study surveyed 625 small...

New Data Product from Worldwatch


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“Track trends, study data, and create presentations on a range of environmental and social topics with Signposts 2004, an extensive collection of statistics, publications, and more. The 2004...

New Film: Voting in America


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[posted from Demos: Democratcy Dispatch] “Voting in America,” a provocative collection of nine short films that aims to increase voter participation among disenfranchised communities in...

Policy Report on After School Program


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The Progressive Policy Institute’s July 2004 Policy Report focuses on afterschool programs. The article, by Chrisanne Gayl, summarizes the federal government’s role in afterschool,...

Linking Service and Civics through Service-Learning


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The CalServe Initiative is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited, “Linking Service and Civics through Service-Learning: The Report from the Civic Responsibility Work Group.”...

Eating as a Moral Act Conference Proceedings


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We are pleased to announce that the proceedings of the Eating as a Moral Act: Ethics and Power from Agrarianism to Consumerism Symposium and Saul O Sidore Lecture Series are available on our web site...

New Book: Economic Development Finance


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Economic Development Finance has recently been published by Sage Publications. It provides the first comprehensive treatment of the economic development field with detailed coverage of program and...

Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation: Tools for Action


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[posted from National Service Resource Center news] Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation: Tools for Action The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s latest after-school publication,...

Guide: Strengthening Connections between School and After-School Programs


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[posted from National Service Resource Center news] Strengthening Connections between School and After-School Programs Research shows that developing comprehensive after-school programs that are...

Research Guide on Community Organizing


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] From: “philip tegeler” Dear friends, We have prepared and posted on our website an introductory research guide on community organizing, which we hope will...

Partnerships Classifieds

Be an Electoral Activist


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We’re looking for recent college graduates who are ready to take a Crash Course in Changing America. The Campaign Institute is a non-partisan effort to train a new generation of electoral...

Volunteers need to paint murals


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Dear Friends of Art Sphere, Want to make a difference in community this summer and meet wonderful adults and assist the creative expression of beautiful children ? We have the perfect activity for...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

American Community Gardening Association Annual Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] AMERICAN COMMUNITY GARDENING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 1 thru 3, 2004 Toronto, Canada The theme of this year’s conference is...

Setting the Table: Tools and Techniques for a Sustainable Food System


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] SETTING THE TABLE: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM October 19 thru 21, 2004 Burlington, Vermont The Northeast Sustainable...

Global Sysposium: Small Farmers in a Global Economy


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM: SMALL FARMERS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY Thursday October 21, 2004 Little Rock, Arkansas This one day pre-conference symposium is...

Ending Hunger: Heifer at 60


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] CONFERENCE ON ENDING HUNGER: HEIFER AT 60 October 22 thru 23, 2004 Little Rock, Arkansas This Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas,...

Conference on Civic Education Research


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Conference on Civic Education Research This interdisciplinary conference will draw researchers with an interest in service-learning, moral education, character education, democratic education, and...

Energy Sustainability and Green Buildings Conference


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This exciting conference will combine the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) annual Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference and the New Jersey Department of Environmental...

Democracy and Empowerment: Funding for Civic Engagement and Justice


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Democracy and Empowerment: Funding for Civic Engagement and Justice Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Conference, September 13-15, 2004 Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts With the backdrop of...

Youth, Corporations, and Academia Bridging Health Divides


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[posted from National Service-Learning listserv] Global Partners Symposium: Youth, Corporations, and Academia Bridging Health Divides Saturday, October 2, 2004 12-4:30 PM ET at NYU School of Medicine...

Scholarships for community partners to attend public health conference


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The Community-Based Public Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association’s Membership Development Working Group has some funding for scholarships to encourage attendance by...

Service-Learning in Management


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[posted from CoRAL newsletter] Service-Learning in Management** September 17-18, 2004** Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities This workshop for faculty in business...

Service-Learning in the Arts


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[posted from CoRAL Newsletter] Service-Learning in the Arts** October 29-30, 2004** Minneapolis College of Art and Design Facilitator Susan Agre-Kippenhan, chair of the Art Department and Professor...

Community Service and Service-Learning Director Professional Development Retreat


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[posted from CoRAL Newsletter] Community Service and Service-Learning Director Professional Development Retreat** October 31 – November 3, 2004** University of Utah, Salt Lake City This...

Civic Engagement Institute for Academic Leaders


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[posted from CoRAL newsletter] Civic Engagement Institute for Academic Leaders** October 28-29, 2004** Augsburg College This institute for deans, dept. chairs, and provosts will be facilitated by...

Grant Opportunities

Senate Youth Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Student Leaders Invited to Apply for Senate Youth Program Deadline: Various Administered and funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the United States Senate...

Victor Clarke Afterschool Grants for Youth Radio


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The Victor Clarke Youth Incentive Program offers grants of up to $1,000 to afterschool nonprofits, specifically to create or maintain amateur youth radio programs. Funds can go towards the purchase...

Toyota TAPESTRY program for K-12 science teachers


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The 2005 Toyota TAPESTRY program will award 50 grants of up to $10,000 each and a minimum of 20 "mini-grants" of $2,500 each to K-12 science teachers with proposals for innovative science...

Mini-grants for student-led initiatives


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3D Life Adventures offers grants of up to $500 for creative student-led initiatives or curricula aimed at fostering cultural and/or natural diversity. Projects should be student-conceived and...

Toshiba America Foundation for K-12 science and math


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Toshiba America Foundation offers small to moderately sized grants to improve the quality of science and mathematics education in communities by investing in projects designed by K-12 classroom...

Community Based Research Projects


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Funding Available for Community Based Research Projects The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support community-based research projects. Areas of interest...

Awards Honoring Domestic Violence Solutions


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Mary Byron Foundation Seeks Nominations for Awards Honoring Domestic Violence Solutions Deadline: September 10, 2004 The Mary Byron Foundation (<a...

Funds for Evaluation of Youth Programs


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Funds to Evaluate and Disseminate Innovative Youth Programs The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation <a href=""></a> The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF) is a non-profit...

Funding for After School Programs in NJ


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS!!! New Jersey After 3, Inc. proudly announces that grant funding is now available to non-profit...

Family Strengthening Awards Program


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The Family Strengthening Awards Program will recognize and reward best practices in the field of community economic development (CED) by continuing to support the strengthening of families through...

Service-Learning in Political Science


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[posted from CoRAL Newsletter] Service-Learning in Political Science** October 15-16, 2004** Wartburg College, Waverly, IA Sponsored by the Upper Midwest Campus Compact Consortium and the American...

Sabbaticals to Organizers of Color


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Alston/Bannerman Fellowships Provide Sabbaticals to Organizers of Color Deadline: December 1, 2004 The Alston/Bannerman Fellowships (<a href=""></a>)...

UPS Foundation Support for Human Welfare


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UPS Foundation Support for Human Welfare The Foundation focuses its Support on National Programs in the Areas of: Human Welfare – including programs for families and children in crisis, the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Education Advocate, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth


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Education advocate, coordinator, leader PCCY is looking for a high energy, organizer, writer, and speaker committed to doing what he/she can to improve public schools in the city, region and state....

Technology Coordinator, YouthBuild Charter School


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Background YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School (YBPCS) serves a young adult population of 18-20 year old high school dropouts; offering a unique opportunity to earn a high school diploma and...

Program Manager, Youth Organized for Disaster Action


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Youth Organized for Disaster Action (YODA) POSITION DESCRIPTION Program Manager The Institute for Global Education and Service Learning seeks a Program Manager for its Learn and Serve...

Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Rosenbach Museum


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The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual to develop and implement marketing and communications strategies. Duties and responsibilities include all media...

Chief Financial Officer, Philadelphia FIGHT


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Philadelphia FIGHT is a large and diverse AIDS Service Organization, offering a wealth of programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. FIGHT...


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