The week of

August 27, 2004

Other Local Events and Workshops

Your Vote Doesn?t Count?


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[posted from Earth Charter newsletter] Your Vote Doesn?t Count? Sept 13 7:30-9 pm Ed Aguilar discusses voter?s rights, the coming election, and some of the problems we may face at the polls &...

Governor’s Conference for Women


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[posted from Earth Charter newsletter] Governor’s Conference for Women Sept 14 10am-4pm PA Governor Edward G. Rendell and The Pennsylvania Commission for Women will host the PA Governor?s...

Campus Philly Kick-Off Internship Fair


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[posted from Earth Charter newsletter] Campus Philly Kick-Off Internship Fair Oct 6 Career Philly at 30th Street Train Station (30th & Market Streets). FREE event. For more info contact Jessica...

Philadelphia Earth Charter Community Summits


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[posted from Earth Charter newsletter] Philadelphia Earth Charter Community Summits Oct 9 SAVE THIS DATE Group Discussions, videos, web casting. Join with 30 other cities around the world to...

Urban Sprawl: Human Causes/Environmental Effects


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[posted from Earth Charter newsletter] Urban Sprawl: Human Causes/Environmental Effects Oct 13 5pm-7pm Academy of Natural Sciences announces ?Town Square,? a new series of public & web-cast...

Taking Back the Vote


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Taking Back the Vote Noon to 5 , Sept. 22, 2004, Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge, 3417 Spruce Street Join us for a series of talks about the issues surrounding youth voting: What’s happening across...

Vacant Property in Pennsylvania Cities and Towns


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] Vacant Property in Pennsylvania Cities and Towns: Reinvestment Strategies, Successes, and Challenges will be Dec. 7 in Camp Hill, Penn. This is the third annual...

Paul Vallas on District’s Capital Program


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Philadelphia Committee on City Policy presents Paul Vallas Chief Executive Officer School District of Philadelphia ?The School District?s Capital Program? Tuesday, September 14, 2004 8:00 to 9:00 am...

Free Course on Philadelphia Trees


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Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121 (215) 763-6529 fax (215) 763-1299 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FREE FALL SCIENCE COURSES OFFERED BY THE WAGNER FREE...

Getting Ready for Getting Ready for School: New Policies and Plans


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Mantua Network Of Family Resources Sponsored by Youth Service, Inc. Getting Ready for School: New Policies and Plans Claudia Averette, Deputy Chief of Staff representing Paul Vallas, CEO, School...

Voter Mobilization Volunteer Training


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[posted from ] Voter Mobilization Volunteer Trainings – Center for Progressive Leadership Enhance your political impact with a one-day voter mobilization training! Learn more below or register...

Judicial Affairs Best Practices Program


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Judicial Affairs Best Practices Program Friday, October 8, 2004, 8:00-2:00. Community College of Philadelphia Center For Business & Industry 1700 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19130 The...

Identity Mural by Philadelphia’s Youth Generation


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Hey Friends of MYX: Multicultural Youth eXchange! Support diversity by joining us and leaders in the arts, business and non-profit communities for the second annual painting of: Y PHILLY – An...

New Resources

New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on Real Weekly Wages


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From the Fair Taxes for All Coalition (FTFA): The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their numbers on real weekly wages this week. The numbers showed that average American workers are making...

Tools of Change Social Marketing website


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Since its inception our website has hosted an electronic version of “Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing.” This book provides an overview...

New Study: Strengthening Partnerships for Housing Opportunities


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] Strengthening Partnerships for Housing Opportunities, a study published by the National League of Cities with support from HUD and the Kellogg Foundation, is a guide...

New database on cost of housing


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America, a new online database from National Housing Conference’s Center for Housing Policy, is an...

Community-Based Service-Learning Starter Kit CD-ROM Now Available


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[posted from CBO Service-Learning listserv] The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, a program of Learn and Serve America, is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for community-based...

Analysis of Census poverty data


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An analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities of the Census release of income, poverty and health insurance data has been posted to the Center’s web site: The data finds that the...

Update on No Child Left Behind


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] UPDATE ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND As educators prepare for the 2004-05 school year, states are releasing report cards, as required by the No Child Left...

Improving High Schools


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IMPROVING HIGH SCHOOLS In January 2004, MDRC brought together a group of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners for a two-day colloquium about using rigorous, evidence-based research to improve...

Partnerships Classifieds

International Coastal Cleanup


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The International Coastal Cleanup, September 18th 2004 11am – 1pm John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Join Earth Force volunteers as they demonstrate the connection between...

Support Shadowing Day for Philadelphia students


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On Thursday, November 18, 2004 Philadelphia area businesses/organizations will welcome 9th grade students from the Philadelphia School District into their workplaces to give them firsthand exposure...

Presentation on looming SEPTA crisis


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Dear Community Leader, As you may know, SEPTA is facing a budget crisis. Everyone agrees that unless something is done, SEPTA will run out of money later this year. The questions are: What will...

Volunteer at PA Governor’s Conference for Women


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The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women, September 14, offers a unique opportunity to volunteers on Monday, September 13 or Tuesday, September 14. Volunteer to help, and you can attend...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Capitol Hill Day for National Service Advocates


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[posted from Service-Learning Advances] Join National Service Advocates for Capitol Hill Day on September 14, 2004 The Save AmeriCorps Coalition invites you to participate in a National Service Hill...

Brownfields 2004: Gateway to Revitalization


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] Brownfields 2004: Gateway to Revitalization will be Sept. 20 – 22 in St. Louis. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the International...

New Partners for Smart Growth


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[posted from LISC e-newsletter] 4th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities will be Jan. 27 – 29 in Miami. The program will feature cutting-edge...

Hawaii International Conference on Education


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[posted from Higher Ed Service Learning listserv] Dear SL colleagues, Call for Papers/Abstracts/Proposals Hawaii International Conference on Education January 4 – 7, 2005 Sheraton Waikiki...

National Middle School Conference


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] Youth workers and staff in after-school programs are invited to this three-day training and networking event, featuring top experts in the...

Entrepreneurship in Regional Economic Development


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[posted from Community Development Banking listserv] An international conference on Knowledge Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Regional Economic Development will be held at the Humphrey Institute of...

Grant Opportunities

Target Arts in Education Grants


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Target Arts in Education Grants The Target Corporation offers funding for school- and independently-sponsored projects aimed at creating opportunities for students to explore, experience, and create...

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation


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The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Groups that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children may apply for funding from the American Legion Child Welfare...

Dollar General Community Grants


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Dollar General Community Grants Dollar General community grants program provides support for non-profit organizations committed to the advancement of youth literacy initiatives. We believe this focus...

New Grant Opportunity for K-5 Math Teachers


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] New Grant Opportunity for K-5 Math Teachers The Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is pleased to...

Foundation for Child Development


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Foundation for Child Development Accepting Applications for Young Scholars Program Deadline: November 1, 2004 The Foundation for Child Development is providing fellowships...

Service-Learning Grant for Youth Service Day


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant Program Offered by State Farm Companies Foundation and Youth Service America Deadline: October 18, 2004 Youth Service America (<a...

Youth-Led Social Change Projects


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] YouthActionNet to Help Fund Youth-Led Social Change Projects Deadline: October 1, 2004 YouthActionNet (<a href=""></a>) is offering awards to youth...

Teacher Grants to Promote Creativity


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Jo-Ann Stores Offers Teacher Grants to Promote Creativity Deadline: September 30, 2004 Jo-Ann Stores, a national chain of fabric and craft retailers, in partnership with...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

CareerLink Specialist


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[posted to Neighbors On Line Philadelphia] JOB DESCRIPTION ? CareerLink Specialist August 24, 2004 Adult literacy agency in Philadelphia seeks a full-time CareerLink Specialist to provide information...

Family Literacy Assistant, Mayor’s Commission on Literacy


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[posted from Neighbors On Line Philadelphia] JOB DESCRIPTION ? Family Literacy Assistant August 24, 2004 Adult literacy agency in Philadelphia seeks a part-time Family Literacy Assistant to support...

Professional Development Center Assistant, Mayor’s Commission on Literacy


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[posted from Neighbors On Line Philadelphia] JOB DESCRIPTION ? Professional Development Center Assistant August 24, 2004 Adult literacy agency in Philadelphia seeks a part-time Professional...

Web Design Instructor, Project HOME


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[emailed to CTCNet Delaware Valley, 8/26/2004] Web Design Instructor The Web Design Instructor will be responsible for the development of curriculum and daily instruction of up to two levels of web...

Literacy Instructor, Project HOME


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[emailed to CTCNet Delaware Valley on 8/26/2004] Literacy Instructor The instructor will help children, grades 7-9 with their reading, oral language and journal writing skills. Qualified candidates...

Bullying Prevention Coordinator, Physicians for Social Responsibility


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[emailed 8/27/2004] POSITION OPENING Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility has one opening for the position of Bullying Prevention Program Coordinator. The BPP Coordinator works closely...

Miscellaneous

First National Campaign for Youth Advocacy Day


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The First National Campaign for Youth Advocacy Day On September 15th, the Campaign for Youth, an initiative promoting public policy solutions for youth ages 16-24, will gather in Washington, DC. The...


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