The week of

September 24, 2004

PHENND Events/Activities

Quarterly PHENND Meeting: Engineering and Community Problem Solving


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Quarterly PHENND Meeting: Engineering and Community Problem-Solving (Oct 1) Drexel University, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM University Crossing 15 N. 32nd or 3175 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (building is on...

Other Local Events and Workshops

How to Build a Local Food Buying Club


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January 13 &14 February 24 & 25, 2005 Millheim, PA *WINTER HARVEST WORKSHOP TEACHES COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS HOW TO BUILD A LOCAL FOOD BUYING CLUB Farm to City, in partnership with the...

Achievement Academy Program Now Accepting Applicants


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Achievement Academy Program Now Accepting Applicants [Philadelphia, PA] Now entering its thirteenth year, the Achievement Academy, a mentoring program for minority male youths offered by the...

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...

Grassroots Organizing Training


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Come to a Grassroots Organizing Training! The GrassRoots Organizing Weekend (GROW) will take place from Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3. The training is hosted by the Student Labor Action...

Health Care Community Speak-Out


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Come tell your Health Care stories at the Community Speak-Out, October 7 Jobs with Justice, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Philadelphia Committee to Defend HealthCare and the...

Public Political Panel Discussion


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INVITATION TO PUBLIC POLITICAL PANEL DISCUSSION Democrat / Green Party / Nader / Republican You are warmly invited to attend “CLEAR Talk”, a four way political panel discussion on...

Student Conference: Empowering College Endowments


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Empowering College Endowments: Transforming the Corporate Paradigm ~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 16-17, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Organized by the Responsible Endowments...

Focus on Education Workshop Series


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Greater Philadelphia Cares presents a special workshop series Focus on Education Mark your calendars for a series of workshops which focus on what volunteers can do to support our children’s...

Earth Charter Community Summits Day


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Introducing 4th INTERNATIONAL EARTH CHARTER COMMUNITY SUMMITS DAY PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL METROPOLITAN AREA National Constitution Center, Independence Mall (Kirby Auditorium) 525 Arch Street,...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is Coming to Villanova


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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is coming to Villanova on Wed., Oct. 6 at 7:30 and is speaking in the Pavilion. Tickets are $10 to students and seniors and $15 to all others. They’ll be on sale at the...

Book Talk and Signing by Author Sam Pizzigati, Greed and Good


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Greed and Good by Sam Pizzigati A book talk and signing by author Sam Pizzigati Where: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 s. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia When: 2 , Sunday, October 3, 2004...

New Resources

World Watch Magazine Feature: Matters of Scale


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WORLDWATCH FEATURE: MATTERS OF SCALE In Matters of Scale, a regular feature in World Watch magazine, pairs of contrasting statistics paint shocking pictures of human environmental mismanagement and...

Local service-learning project database


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Educators and Students K-16, Have you entered your service learning projects in Have you encouraged your students to enter their service learning projects in Have you registered yourself as a...

Paycheck to Paycheck Online Interactive Database


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[see also item 3J “New Report: Beyond Paycheck-to-Paycheck”] [posted from ] A new interactive version of “Paycheck to Paycheck” which allows visitors to our website to select...

Campus Compact New Voter Project


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At Campus Compact, we urge all of our member presidents to use their bully pulpit and their campus resources to encourage students to participate in the 2004 presidential election by registering,...

ACLU Voter Empowerment Cards Now Available


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[posted from Demos: Democracy Dispatch] *ACLU Voter Empowerment Cards are now available for Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,* Tennessee, and Washington State, and are...

New Report: Election 2004- The Latino and Asian Vote


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*[posted from Demos: Democracy Dispatch] The Urban Institute has released a report entitled “Election 2004: The Latino and Asian Vote.” *The report analyzes the fact that Latino and Asian...

New Report: Helping America Vote – Safeguarding the Vote


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[posted from Demos: Democracy Dispatch] The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) has embarked upon a voter education campaign with the publication of 5 Things You Need to Know on...

New Tutor Training Videos and Workshop


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Do your tutors and volunteers work with children who have problems understanding what they read? Tutors often find that children who don’t read fluently struggle with comprehension. Reading for...

Books About the Election for Children


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[posted from Cathryn Berger Kaye to National K-12 Service-Learning listserv] Every four years we have a chance to make The Presidential Election Connection. Here are literature suggestions, teaching...

New Report: Beyond Paycheck-to-Paycheck


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[see also item 3C “Paycheck to Paycheck Online Interactive Database”] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2004 Contact: Anne Claire Broughton, SJF Advisory Services, 919-530-1177 SJF...

Phillyneighborhoods.org Website Updated


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This is about Many people on these lists access the web site for information and we’re glad to offer this service. Some have told us, however, that the home page has been a bit...

Free Service-Learning Toolbox


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Free Service-Learning Toolbox The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory offers a service-learning toolbox, a guide consisting of checklists and worksheets to help educators plan and implement...

Speakers Available from the Kensington Welfare Rights Union


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The Kensington Welfare Rights Union(KWRU) is currently scheduling speaking engagement and economic human rights trainings for the following school year. Please contact us soon to arrange for a...

Partnerships Classifieds

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at ArtSphere Inc.


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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at ArtSphere Inc. To support its mission of providing art education to children in low-income inner city, ASI offers creative internship and volunteer positions...

Call for Examples: Civic Learning Practices, Programs, Materials


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The primary goal of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is to improve and increase civic learning in our schools, grades K-12. As part of this effort, the Campaign will show-case examples...

Volunteers Needed for Kujenga Pamoja Festival


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We need Volunteers!!! Set-up, decorating, assisting with games and activities and clean up. If you are interested in helping out with this year’s Kujenga Pamoja Festival at the Village of Arts...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for articles for NYLC Generator’s Fall edition


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Call for articles for NYLC Generator’s Fall edition. — Articles should be focused on service-learning in an urban setting, explaining what makes this story idea uniquely suited to an...

15th Annual Bioneers- Declarations of Interdependence Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] BIONEERS- DECLARATIONS OF INTERDEPENDENCE October 15 thru 17, 2004 San Rafael, California This 15th annual conference honors Bioneers whose work...

Future Farms Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] FUTURE FARMS 2004 November 6, 2004 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In-depth workshops on popular alternative farm and ranch enterprises will be offered....

Fourth Annual Soul of Agriculture Conference


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[posted from the Center for a Livable Future newsletter] HEALTHY FARMS, HEALTHY PEOPLE: MAKING THE AGRICULTURE-NUTRITION LINK November 7, 2004 Durham, NH Exploring the connections between nutrition...

Stormwater Program/Design Institute


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] STORMWATER PROGRAM INSTITUTE AND STORMWATER DESIGN INSTITUTE December 7 thru 9, 2004 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY The Stormwater...

Farming and Entrepreneurship conference


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SPROUTING NEW MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: GROWING, NURTURING & HARVESTING NEW IDEAS January 26 – 28, 2005 Binghamton, NY This year’s conference is a collaborative effort with the NYS...

Organic Farming & Gardening Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION-NY ANNOUNCES ITS 24TH ANNUAL ORGANIC FARMING & GARDENING CONFERENCE January 28 thru 30, 2005 Syracuse,...

AACU Conference on Diversity & Learning


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AACU Conference on Diversity & Learning: Democracy’s Compelling Interest *HOST:* Association of American Colleges & Universities *EVENT:* Conference on “Diversity And Learning:...

Character Education Partnership’s 11th National Forum


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Character Education Partnership’s 11th National Forum Houston, TX, October 21-23, 2004 “Exploring Pathways to Civic Character” http://www.character.org/eventsawards/forum/

Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum


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Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum San Francisco, CA November 11-13, 2004 *”Equitable Schools for a New Democracy” This year’s conference will focus on creating a new system...

Schools and Community: Public Education in a Democratic Society


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Public Education Network Annual Conference Washington, DC, November 14-16, 2004 “Schools and Community: Public Education in a Democratic Society” http://www.publiceducation.org/ac2004.asp

Democracy and Diversity: Social Studies in Action


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National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference Baltimore, MD, November 19-21, 2004 “Democracy and Diversity: Social Studies in Action” This year’s conference will feature a...

Successful K-16 Transitions for Pennsylvania Youth Conference


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The Successful K-16 Transitions for Pennsylvania Youth conference offers you the tools you need to help create a better alignment between high school and university expectations, as well as better...

Grant Opportunities

Partnership Grants for Agricultural Professionals


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*PARTNERSHIP GRANTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS *The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program offers grants to Cooperative Extension, NRCS, and other agricultural...

Best Practices Award Program: K-12 Service-learning


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[posted from National K-12 Service-Learning listserv] The Best Practices Award Program recognizes elementary schools for their service learning programs as they connect curriculum and community, to...

Community Grants Program, Norman Foundation


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] Sponsor: Norman Foundation, Inc. The sponsor supports efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental and social...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Fellowship Farm, Inc. Seeks a Fulltime Program Director


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Fellowship Farm, Inc., an educational center in human relations located in Pottstown, PA, which serves metro Philadelphia and the region, seeks a fulltime Program Director to oversee the development,...

Community Health Educator, Stop Smoking Program


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[posted Sept. 21, 2004] COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR Drexel University’s Stop Smoking Programs for Women, funded through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control...

Miscellaneous

Free job postings on Idealist.org


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Thanks to a generous grant from the Forbes Funds in Pittsburgh – at <a href=""></a> – we have a special offer for all nonprofits in Pennsylvania. From now until...

Reading is Fundamental and Nestle Very Best in Youth Award


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Reading is Fundamental and Nestle Very Best in Youth The Nestle Very Best In Youth, co-sponsored by Nestle and RIF, honors 30 young people who have made reading a priority and in the process have...

Looking for proposal reviewers for 2005 National Service-Learning Conference, Long Beach CA


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I am recruiting volunteers to review and rate the Workshop Proposals for the National Service-Learning Conference, March 16-19, 2005 in Long Beach, California. This role involves reviewing no more...


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