The week of

January 21, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

National Catholic Education Association Convention


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[posted from Philadelphia Public School Notebook] March 29-April 1: We the People: Proclaiming Faith & Freedom: The 102nd Annual National Catholic Education Association Convention and...

Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair


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Idealist Nonprofit Career Fair March 29, 2005 Villanova University At these fairs, your organization can recruit new staff, interns, and volunteers, and share the latest news about your work with...

Building Bridges Prejudice Reduction Workshop


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Building Bridges Prejudice Reduction Workshop Rutgers University, Camden Campus Center, Saturday January 29, 2005, 10 – 5 During this one-day workshop participants do a series of activities...

Community Design Matters: Architecture & Community


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Community Design Matters: Architecture & Community CALL FOR ENTRIES – 40″ by 40″ Boards for Exhibition March-June 2005 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2005 The...

People, Places and Parks: Preservation for Future Generations


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“People, Places and Parks: Preservation for Future Generations ,” by George Wright Society, Philadelphia, Pa., March 14-18, 2005. Every two years, The George Wright Society organizes and...

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Workshops for Teachers


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania Workshops for Teachers Here is the link () to our list of workshops for Spring 2005 that will focus on Ethnic History. All are free of charge and public school...

Africa Fest


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Fellowship Farm presents Africa Fest Feb. 5-6, 2005 Come and Explore Africa at Fellowship Farm What does Africa mean to you? Why is the news from Africa always bad? Who has power to make changes in...

Engaged Department Institute


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On April 15-16, 2005 the Pennsylvania Campus Compact will host an Engaged Department Institute in Harrisburg. The Institute is a collaborative effort with the New York and West Virginia Campus...

New Resources

New Article: Health of Philadelphia Afrian Americans


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[posted from CCPH] CCPH members in Philadelphia may be interested in an article by David Webb and Jessica Robbins published in the November 2004 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and...

New Article: The Obesity Epidemic: What Schools Can Do


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC: WHAT SCHOOLS CAN DO The epidemic of obesity among school children and youth in the United States threatens to obscure the goal...

New Article: Teaching Critical Thinking in Schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN SCHOOLS “Critical thinking is the heart of our curriculum,” an elementary school principal told Susan Black,...

New Article: Role of School Boards in sustaining After-School Programs


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The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has released a report on ways that school boards are supporting after-school and summer programs. Building and Sustaining After-School Programs:...

New Website: America’s Affordable Communities Initiative


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America’s Affordable Communities Initiative website is intended to serve as an Affordable Housing Resource for anyone developing or seeking to develop affordable housing. In particular...

New Website: Housing Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse


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The Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse-RBC is a formal avenue for affordable housing participants to report on and solution through the obstacles and barriers to affordable development. Both the...

New Book: Service-Learning – Student’s Guide & Journal


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SERVICE-LEARNING STUDENT’S GUIDE & JOURNAL by Robert Schoenfeld 5235 S. Graham St. Seattle, WA 98118 Tel: 206-722-1988 Fax: 206-721-3200 Email: Info@ Website: Taking Service-Learning to a...

Effective Practices Update


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[posted from National Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] 600 EFFECTIVE PRACTICES! The Resource Center’s Effective Practices Collection now has over 600 practices: from education to...

New Book: Tenant Leadership Manual


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Manna Community Development Corporation (Manna CDC) presents: Building by Building: A Tenant Leadership Manual Manna CDC is a progressive organizing and equitable community development organization...

Case study: Engineering and Community Partnership


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[posted from National Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] The newest in a series of University of Washington-community partnerships case studies is now available. This one focuses on the remarkable...

Winter Issue of Evaluation Exchange


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We have just released the Winter 2004/2005 issue of our “The Evaluation Exchange” periodical, which you may find of interest. The latest issue’s topic is evaluating programs that...

New Resources: National Community Tax Coalition


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[ed note: To read about PHENND’s tax initiative, visit: ] New web-based resources from the National Community Tax Coalition The Coalition has made several important and useful resources...

New Website: UC Green


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Check out the recently updated UC Green Resources webpage at: There are links, links, and more links! – Lots of information on plants and trees; – Street tree planting and care...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Diverse Cultures, Common Needs: Regional Training Institute


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[posted from PACDC newsletter] Diverse Cultures, Common Needs: Regional Training Institute Sponsored by: NeighborWorks Location: Denver, CO The institute will offer courses for practitioners, board...

Community Empowerment and Development in Low-Wealth Neighborhoods


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[posted from PACDC newsletter] 2005 Annual Conference: Community Empowerment and Development in Low-Wealth Neighborhoods National Community Reinvestment Coalition March 16-19, 2005 2005 annual...

Minority Health Conference


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February 25, 2005: 26th Annual University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health Minority Health Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Health and the Built Environment: The...

American Public Health Association Call for Abstracts


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Call For Abstracts – Deadline: Feb 10 The APHA?s 2005 Annual Meeting will be held in New...

Call for articles: PA Nutrition Education Network


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The Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network is soliciting articles for the Spring 2005 issue of the quarterly newsletter Food for Thought, covering March through May. We are seeking articles of...

Call for Proposals: Experiential Learning in Education Abroad


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Council on International Educational Exchange is now accepting session proposals for the 2005 CIEE Annual Conference, “Taking Part: Experiential Learning in Education Abroad,” which will...

Grant Opportunities

Grants Program, Sparkplug Foundation


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] Title: Grants Program Sponsor: Sparkplug Foundation SYNOPSIS: The sponsor supports projects primarily in three areas of focus: music, education and grassroots...

Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] Title: Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS SYNOPSIS: The sponsor funds a cooperative...

Grants, Kraft General Foods Foundation


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Title: Grants Program Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to nonprofit organizations in the and Canada. In the , the majority of the sponsor’s...

Early Reading First Program


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Early Reading First Program (Federal Register: December 23, 2004 [CFDA# ]) Purpose of Program: This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, & early reading skills...

Technical Assistance call for CBR grant


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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is sponsoring a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants to the federal program announcement on Community Participation in Research...

Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health, and Civic Development Demo. Program


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ENGAGED LEARNING, STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH, AND CIVIC DEVELOPMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM Preliminary proposals are requested for projects that will demonstrate what happens when colleges and universities...

Funds for Nonviolent Social Change


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Funds for Nonviolent Social Change Muste Memorial Institute The Muste Memorial Institute supports projects that promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social change. Funded projects must...

Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Invited for Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program Deadline: Various The Brookdale Foundation’s Relatives as Parents Program is designed to encourage the...

World Hunger Year Media Awards


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] World Hunger Year Invites Entries for Harry Chapin Media Awards Deadline: February 3, 2005 A program of World Hunger Year, the Harry Chapin Media Awards are designed to...

Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health Program


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Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health Program Grant Announcement – Deadline: Feb 1 The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that...

Draper Richards Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurs


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Title: Fellowship Program Sponsor: Draper Richards Foundation SYNOPSIS: The Draper Richards Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 annually for three years. The...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Project Assistant, The Partnership CDC


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Project Assistant The Partnership CDC posted January 05, 2005 The Partnership CDC (community development corporation) is a local non-profit dedicated to inner-city economic development. We are...

Property Manager, Friends Rehabilitation Program


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[posted from PACDC Newsletter] Property Manager Friends Rehabilitation Program posted January 14, 2005 The Friends Rehabilitation Program Inc., which is one of the largest and oldest non-profit...

Community Nutritionist, PA Hunger Action Center


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[emailed 1/7/2005] Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center Nutrition Education Network Job Description ? Community Nutritionist Salary Range: $36,000-40,000 DOQ Supervisor: NEN Team Leader Work Location:...

Network Promoter, Nutrition Education Network


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[emailed 1/7/2005] Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center Nutrition Education Network Job Description ? Network Promoter Salary Range: $33,000-37,000 DOQ Supervisor: NEN Team Leader Work Location:...

Events Planner/Administrative Assistant, Nutrition Education Network


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[emailed 1/7/2005] Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center Nutrition Education Network Job Description ? Events Planner/Administrative Assistant Salary Range: $26,000-30,000 DOQ Supervisor – NEN Team...

PA State Program Director, Corporation for National Service


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Five Corporation for National and Community Service State office job announcements have been posted on the USA Jobs web site: 1. Iowa State Program Specialist, closes 1/18/05; 2. Florida State...

Classroom Aide, Green Woods Charter School


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[emailed 1/12/2005] Green Woods Charter School is the only public/charter school in the country to be housed within a nature center. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Schuylkill Center for...

Miscellaneous

Affordable Communities Award Program


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Affordable Communities Award Program The First is an award announcement to recognize a local government or a unit of government that innovatively encouraged/facilitated the production of affordable...

Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning


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2005 Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning Nomination Materials Now Available Campus Compact recognizes and honors one faculty member each year for contributing to the integration of...

Yoshiyama Awards Honoring Youth Community Service


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Nomination Process Open for Yoshiyama Awards Honoring Youth Community Service Deadline: April 1 (Annually) The Hitachi Foundation presents the Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community...

Workplace Volunteer Programs Awards


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Points of Light Foundation Invites Nominations for Workplace Volunteer Programs Awards Deadline: March 18, 2005 The Points of Light Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2005 Awards for...

Public Service Announcement Contest for Teens


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Teen PSA Contest Sponsored by Missy Elliot & Break the Cycle Opportunity: Public Service Announcement Contest for Teens Sponsored by: Missy Elliot & Break the Cycle Inc. Deadline: Monday,...

Summer Institute on Philanthropy and Public Service


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The Early Application Deadline for scholarship funding is quickly approaching for the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, a dynamic summer program for undergraduate students interested...


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