The week of

October 29, 2004

Other Local Events and Workshops

Raising Money for Technology for Nonprofits Workshop


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Due to the overwhelming popularity of our first-ever Raising Money for Technology held this past week we have decided to bring this workshop back. Register today, seats are guaranteed to go fast....

Free Workshop on Recycling through Composting


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Free Workshops on Recycling through Composting Wednesday, 11/3 6:00 Whitman Branch Library, 200 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA and Wednesday, 11/17 6:00 Falls of Schuykill Branch Library, 3501...

Marina Sitrin Speaks on Autonomous Social Movements in Argentina


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Author Marina Sitrin speaks on Autonomous Social Movements in Argentina Aspace, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, Pa Friday, 11/5 7:30 p.m. For info, call 215-727-0882.

Building Bridges Prejudice Reduction Workshop


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“Building Bridges Prejudice Reduction Workshop” -skills building & healing Saturday, 11/6 1:00-7:00 The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia, PA Cost is $25 indiv., financial assistance...

Building Effective Partnerships: Design an Interdisciplinary Arts Project Team


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Workshop: “Building Effective Partnerships: Design an Interdisciplinary Arts Project Team” Monday, 11/8 4:00-6:30 University of the Arts, Broad & Pine Sts., Philadelphia, PA RSVP to...

Leadership Succession Issues in the Nonprofit Sector


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Workshop: “Who Will Follow the Leaders? Leadership Succession Issues in the Nonprofit Sector” Thursday, 11/11 5:00-7:00 United Way, 7 Ben Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by...

Benefit Dinner for Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network


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Join us at our annual gathering of NW Interfaith Hospitality Network supporters, volunteers, congregations, and current/former guest families! Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner for Northwest Philadelphia...

Help the Urban Voters Campaign: Get Out the Vote


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Getting out the Vote in Philadelphia between now and election day? Want to help raise Philadelphia’s turnout to 600,000 this year? The Urban Voters Campaign web site has been updated for the...

Greater Philadelphia Cares’ GivingThanks Gala


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Greater Philadelphia Cares’ GivingThanks Gala Friday, November 19th Millenium Ballroom, Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Kick off the holiday season in style at one of the most...

Greater Philadelphia Cares & Woodrock Present The Possibility Project


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Greater Philadelphia Cares & Woodrock partner to present The Possibility Project In his book, The Art of Possibility, conductor, teacher, and author, Ben Zander tells us that there are three...

Policy Update on TANF


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In conjunction with the Philadelphia Welfare Coalition, Community Legal Services (CLS), PathWays PA, Phila. Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), and United Way of Southeastern PA (UWSEPA), invites...

New Resources

Launch of the New Women’s Way Website


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The NEW WOMENS WAY WEBSITE has been launched!!!! WOMENS WAY is pleased to announce the launch of our new website at The site contains information about WOMENS WAY agencies, events and initiatives,...

Fall 2004 Issue of Harvard Family Research Project’s Periodical Available


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The Fall 2004 issue of Harvard Family Research Project’s “The Evaluation Exchange” periodical is now available. The new issue explores the contribution of technology to evaluation...

Visit the Effective Practices Collections from the National Service Resource Center


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Greetings from the National Service Resource Center! Visit the Effective Practices Collections. Our newest practices: Providing childcare to increase participation in neighborhood events Using tag...

A Voter’s Guide to Public Education Candidates


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A VOTER’S GUIDE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION CANDIDATES This non-partisan, two-page pamphlet from Public Education Network identifies the characteristics of strong education candidates and provides...

No Child Left Behind: Voices and Views from Pennsylvania Communities


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NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND: VOICES AND VIEWS FROM PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITIES The federal “No Child Left Behind” law (NCLB) touches every school in Pennsylvania, with new requirements for rating...

“Get Tough” Youth Programs are Ineffective


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“GET TOUGH” YOUTH PROGRAMS ARE INEFFECTIVE, PANEL SAYS Boot camps and other get-tough programs for adolescents do not prevent criminal behavior, as intended, and may make the problem even...

Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in our Schools


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IMPROVING NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OUR SCHOOLS A new report by Action for Healthy Kids calls on schools to take action to address students’ poor-nutrition and physical inactivity....

New Reports on Poverty and Homelessness in Los Angeles


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Several new written resources were recently posted to the website of the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty Just the Facts: Poverty in Los Angeles Just the Facts: Hunger and Food...

New Report on College Readiness from ACT


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CRISIS AT THE CORE–NEW REPORT ON COLLEGE READINESS FROM ACT Even with a diploma in hand, many high school graduates do not have all of the skills to succeed in college-level coursework or...

New Website on pollution: Scorecard.org


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SCORECARD.ORG Go to http://scorecard.org and, in the right hand corner, type in your zipcode. You will learn who is polluting your air and with what.

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Catholic Network of Volunteer Service: Transforming Poverty and Privilege Conference


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CNVS’ National Conference, “Building a Living Bridge: Transforming Poverty and Privilege” Description: Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) It will be held at the...

Call for Presenters: 17th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum


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17th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum I would like to invite you all to consider presenting and/or attending the 17th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum, February 20-23, 2005, in Myrtle Beach,...

Financial Services Conference


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Financial Services Conference (December 2-3, 2004) Federal and state policy makers and regulators continue to address pressing banking, insurance, investment, and real estate issues affecting...

The Nuts & Bolts of Service-Learning: A Conference for Educators


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What: The Nuts & Bolts of Service-Learning: A Conference for Educators When: Friday, November 12, 2004, 8:00 am-3:00 pm Where: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Come join us for an...

Grant Opportunities

Secondary and Two-Year Postsecondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grants


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USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Office of Extramural Programs Secondary and Two-Year Postsecondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grants Program Grant <a...

National Gardening Association Grant and Awards Programs


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"National Gardening Association Grant and Awards Programs" National Gardening Association supports programs across the country that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the...

Environmental Protection Agency Grants and Fellowships


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"Environmental Protection Agency Grants and Fellowships" The Grant Program sponsored by EPA’s Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance...

Blockbuster Sponsors Classroom Projects Using Movies to Teach and Reward


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Blockbuster Grants Blockbuster believes that movies can also help teach our children and reach out to our communities. Blockbuster sponsors projects in the classroom that use movies both to teach and...

Rudy Bruner Award for Creative Solutions to Urban Problems


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"Rudy Bruner Award" This award is for urban excellence and is intended to award creative solutions to urban problems. There is one gold medal winner–$50,000–and four...

Wachovia Regional Foundation Neighborhood Development Grants Available


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Wachovia Regional Foundation Accepting Applications for Neighborhood Development Grants Deadline: December 1, 2004 The Wachovia Regional Foundation, a private foundation...

Character Education Partnership National Schools of Character Awards


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Character Education Partnership to Present National Schools of Character Awards Deadline: December 6, 2004 The Character Education Partnership (<a href=""></a>)annually presents...

Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program Seeks Applications


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program Seeks Applications Deadline: January 14, 2005 Anheuser-Busch and the National Fish and WildlifeFoundation (<a...

Peace Development Fund Offers Funding Through Challenge of Peace Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Peace Development Fund Offers Funding Through Challenge of Peace Program Deadline: November 12, 2004 The Peace Development Fund (<a href=""></a>)...

Technology for Teaching Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] HP Announces 2005 Technology for Teaching Grant Program Deadline: February 15, 2005 HP has announced its 2005 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative, which will award...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Neighborhood Bike Works Seeks a Program Coordinator


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Neighborhood Bike Works seeks a program coordinator. NBW is a growing youth development organization that needs a dedicated staff person to supervise our crew of instructors, design and implement...

The People’s Light & Theatre Company: Van Driver Needed


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VAN DRIVER NEEDED to transport youth between The People’s Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, PA and Chester, PA. Paid position, about 7 hours per week. Contact Heather Dibble, Education...

Miscellaneous

Film Your Issue: Film Competition for Young Adults


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FYI / Film Your Issue Launches Website and Press Campaign FYI / FILM YOUR ISSUE, an unprecedented ?issue film? competition targeting 7 million-plus college age students launched last week on 1200+...

A Call for Photography Subjects: Show Me Your World in West Philly


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SHOW ME YOUR WORLD IN WEST PHILLY! A call for photography subjects. Are you a new or longtime West Philadelphia resident? Do you have something to say about your neighborhood? Its culture? Its past,...


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