The week of

November 26, 2004

PHENND Events/Activities

New – PHENND Engineering listserv


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PHENND Engineering listserv As a result of the most recent Quarterly PHENND Meeting the focus of which was Engineering and Community Problem-Solving, PHENND has created an unmoderated discussion and...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Open House at Hopeworks N’ Camden


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Hopeworks is a youth development program that uses technology to work with youth 14-23 in Camden, NJ. Come and visit us at our open house December 3rd from 10-4pm. There will be tours, opportunities...

Enhancing the Enforcement of Ethical Issues in Philadelphia


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Philadelphia Committee on City Policy presents Charisse Lillie and Daniel P. McElhatton Philadelphia Board of Ethics ?Enhancing the Enforcement of Ethical Issues in Philadelphia? Thursday, December...

Sustainable Business Network Holiday Party


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SBN Holiday Party Extravaganza Thursday, December 9th, 6-9pm at Yards Brewery Save the Date! SBN is holding its 3rd Annual Holiday Party ? this tradition is not to be missed! We have the best food,...

Lecture: Criminal Accounting: Quantifacts and the Production of the Unreal in South Africa


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Lecture at Temple University by Jean and John Comaroff The Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University present a lecture by...

90th Annual Dinner Gala for YWCA of Chester


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The YWCA of Chester invites you to join with us in celebration of out 90th Annual Dinner Gala. The event will be held on Friday, December 3, 2004 beginning at 5:45pm at the Holiday Inn Select on...

What’s the Use of Public Space in the 21st Century?


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Creative Economy Conference: “What’s the Use of Public Space in the 21st Century?” Tuesday, 12/7 8:00 to noon The New World Cafe...

Community Portraits: Sight Unseen


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Community Portraits: Sight Unseen (Opening Reception) Wednesday, 12/15 5:00-7:00 Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., Ste. 1800, Philadelphia,...

Talk: The Failure of the Mainstream American Press


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GREG PALAST, author of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” DEMOCRACY OUT THE WINDOW? The Failure of the Mainstream American Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Youth Homelessness in Greater Philadelphia


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CITIZEN ACADEMY WORKSHOP Youth Homelessness in The Greater Philadelphia Area December 7th, 6:00pm?8:00pm Here are the facts: * Families with children comprise 40% of the homeless population. *...

Before King’s Dream: Slaves, Freed People and American Democracy


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Before King’s Dream: Slaves, Freed People and American Democracy Tuesday, January 25 Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s African-American Resource Center, Penn Bookstore and Penn...

EPA/IPM Award Ceremony at Shaw Middle School


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The EPA award ceremony celebrating the Shaw Middle School/Urban Initiative Grant project has been rescheduled twice but we finally have a date set in stone! DECEMBER 14TH 10:30 The Shaw pilot...

Homeless Memorial Day


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Join us to commemorate Homeless Memorial Day Tuesday, December 21, 2004 LOVE Park – 16th and JFK 4:30-5:30pm CELEBRATE the achievements of those who have reclaimed their lives. MOURN those who...

What You Need to Know About Environmental Investigations


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2004 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING SERIES PRESENTS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS Who should attend: Real estate development professionals. The purpose of this course is...

Understanding Business Improvement Districts


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UNDERSTANDING HOW BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (BIDS) OPERATE DECEMBER 21, 2004 9:00AM TO 12:00 NOON The objective of this course is to familiarize participants with the fundamentals of Business...

New Resources

New Issue: Shelterforce: Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] Shelterforce Magazine, November 2004 For Immediate Release Does this Affordable Housing Make Things Worse? Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects produce most of the...

New Report: Mortgage lending disparities persist


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On October 14, ACORN released a mortgage lending study that shows evidence of increased lending disparities. Nationally, the study found that even upper-income African-Americans were more than twice...

Financial Access for Immigrants: Learning from Diverse Perspectives


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Policymakers and academics are now catching up to financial institutions in their desire to understand how and why immigrants use financial markets. “Financial Access for Immigrants: Learning...

Snapshot of Community Development Financial Institutions


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[posted to Community Develpoment Banking listserv] The Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions has recently released updated snapshots of CDFI industry accomplishments in all 50...

Democracy Lab: Online Issue Forums


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Democracy Lab: A Web Strategy for Transforming Learning and Engaging Citizens * Registration is open for Spring 2005 forums Enroll by January 10, 2005 * New Issue for spring courses: Youth Civic...

New Report: The Argument for Local Food


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[posted from the Center for a Livable Future newsletter] REPORT: THE ARGUMENT FOR LOCAL FOOD Dependence on a highly globalized food economy is getting riskier. But as an experimental diner in Vermont...

New Report: Factory Farming in the Developing World


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] REPORT: FACTORY FARMING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD There may be great efficiency and profit in mass-producing food for human consumption in...

New Report: Tapping the Financial Markets for Microfinance


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[posted from Community Development Banking listserv] Grameen Foundation USA Capital Markets White Paper Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share with you ?Tapping the Financial Markets for...

New Report: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] “All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps” summarizes the work of the National Study...

New Online Tool: Building Blocks to Financial Success


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?Building Blocks to Financial Success? is a new, online financial empowerment training program where savers learn budgeting, debt management, banking, loan and grant resources, and basic financial...

After School Resources and Reports


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New Resources from the Afterschool Investments Project We are pleased to announce that more products have been added to the Afterschool Investments website: The Afterschool Investments project, a...

New Report: The Role of Race in Community Building


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] VITAL DIFFERENCE: THE ROLE OF RACE IN BUILDING COMMUNITY A new publication and website resource provides insight into the powerful knowledge that...

Urban Parks as Community Resources for Youth Development


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[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] URBAN PARKS AS COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT The Urban Institute report, “Urban Parks as Partners in Youth Development,”...

New Edition: Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Mag


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The Autumn 2004 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine” features articles on the sustainability of social enterprise and the tension in CED...

New Report: what parents and kids want from out-of-school time


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] All Work and No Play? Listening to What Kids and Parents Really Want from Out-of-School Time In our latest research study, “All Work...

New Film on Musicians and Health Care


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On November 15, 2004 Rock A Mole Productions () released Everybody In, Nobody Out, a new film on musicians and health care. It’s just seven minutes long but it packs quite a wallop. It will be...

Partnerships Classifieds

Workplace Mentors needed, Youth Experiential Learning Program


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Many things can be learned from books, but values usually are transmitted through person-to-person relationships ~ an individual or group who inspires us when we are at a formative age and opens our...

NTR Opens Computer Thrift Store


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Nonprofit Technology Resources announces Philadelphia’s First and Only Computer Thrift Store! ? Internet Ready Computer Systems Starting at $100 ? Laptops Starting at $275 ? Accessories:...

Volunteers needed for Adult High School Diploma Program, Urban Bridges


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[posted from Neighbors On Line Philadelphia] Urban Bridges is a Philly-area program in search of volunteers who could give just four hours a month to help in their Adult High School Diploma Program....

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Symposium on Microenterprise Solutions for the World’s Poorest


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Trickle Up to Hold Symposium in New York on December 9, 2004 Trickle Up Symposium on Microenterprise Solutions for the World’s Poorest December 9, 2004 Authors will present highlights of papers...

Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms


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[posted from the Center for a Livable Future newsletter] PRACTICAL TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINING FAMILY FARMS January 21 thru 23, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana This is the 14th annual conference...

New Partners for Smart Growth


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4TH ANNUAL NEW PARTNERS FOR SMART GROWTH January 22 thru 24, 2005 Portland, Oregon Hilton Portland and Executive Tower The 2005 national, multidisciplinary conference will build on the first three...

Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference


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Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference “Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus to Lab to Field” April 2 and 3, 2005 Harvard University...

2005 COOL Idealist National Conference


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The staff of Idealist On Campus and the Cal Corps Public Service Center are pleased to announce the website launch for the 2005 COOL Idealist National Conference–March 18-20, 2005 at the...

Pan-American Student Symposium on Solidarity and Volunteerism


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Dear Global Citizen, Are you interested in service learning? Do you have a commitment to global solidarity? Are you considering a career in international health, law, or advocacy? If the answer to...

Grant Opportunities

Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program


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Applications Invited for Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program Deadline: March 1, 2005 The National Association of Counties, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Wildlife...

Civil Justice Foundation Grants Program


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] Title: Foundation Grants Program Sponsor: Civil Justice Foundation SYNOPSIS: The sponsor awards grants to progressive grassroots organizations seeking systemic change...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Communications Coordinator, Out of School Time Resource Center at Penn


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[emailed 11/19/2004] OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME RESOURCE CENTER (OSTRC) COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR SUMMARY The Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) is housed in the University of Pennsylvania School of...

PT Computer Instructor, Caring People Alliance


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[emailed to CTCNet Del Valley listserv 11/22/2004] Caring People Alliance, has an immediate opening for a part time Computer Instructor at our West Phila. community center. The position will focus on...

Miscellaneous

National Online Youth Summit: The American Jury


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[posted from Higher Ed-Service-Learning listserv] Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the American Bar Association Division for Public Education 2005 National Online Youth Summit: The American...

Rose Architectural Fellowships


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Available for Rose Architectural Fellowships Deadline: March 28, 2005 A program of the Enterprise Foundation (<a href=""></a>), the...

Student Humanitarian Award


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Student Humanitarian Award Each year since 1987 Campus Compact member presidents are invited to nominate one student for this award. Five students are selected to receive this distinguished award for...

Ehrlich Faculty Award


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Ehrlich Faculty Award Administered by Campus Compact, the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award honors one faculty member each for contributing to the integration of community and public service into the...


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