The week of

January 28, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Tax seminar for small businesses


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[posted from Neighbors On Line listserv] PCDC & Small Business Support Center, Inc. Present “Important Tax Issues Concerning Your Business & How to Avoid Tax Troubles with the...

Daniel Pennock Democracy School


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The Daniel Pennock Democracy School Conceived, Designed, and Run by The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (Pennsylvania) and the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (Massachusetts)...

Workshop: Having a Difficult Conversation


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Having a Difficult Conversation Do you frequently avoid confronting a co-worker, boss, spouse or friend for fear of saying something wrong? Do you dread having a conversation that might have...

Watershed Workshop


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] SECOND ANNUAL WATERSHED WORKSHOP: A LEGAL TOOLBOX FOR WATERSHED GROUPS Saturday, April 2 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Chadds Ford, PA Brandywine River...

Reading and Celebration with Sonia Sanchez


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Reading and Celebration with Sonia Sanchez Please join Bread and Roses for a poetry reading by Sonia Sanchez in honor of the release of her new CD, Full Moon of Sonia, her first album in 25 years....

Thomas Frank at AFSC


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March 1: Save the date! On Tuesday, March 1, Bread and Roses will host best-selling author Thomas Frank, author of Whats the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. 7:00...

A Civil Rights Discussion


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A Civil Rights Discussion Thursday February 10, 2005 6:00pm-8:00pm The Philadelphia Center, 121 South Broad Street, 7th Floor The Civil Rights Movement transformed the way America viewed the power...

City Gardening Series: Starting Seeds Indoors


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[Ed note: This event was originally scheduled for Jan. 22, but was postponed due to snow.] City Gardening Series: Starting Seeds Indoors Saturday, February 26th 10 am to 11 am Cobbs Creek...

National Coalition Building Institute


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You wanted to lead an award winning diversity workshop! You need skills in Cultural Competency &/or Conflict Resolution! You asked for the training for workshop leaders! You?d like to be part of...

Academically-Based Community Service Summit at Penn


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The Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania is planning its Second Annual Academically-Based Community Service (ABCS) Summit for Friday, March 25 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm...

Free Computer Training and Certification


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Free Computer Training and Certification: The Mayor’s Commission on Technology (MCOT) is launching a program called Project TIME (Technology Initiatives for Meaningful Employment) which will be...

Black Family Technology Awareness Week


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Black Family Technology Awareness Week (2/13 – 2/19/05) Workforce 2000 is collaborating with the Mayor’s Commission on Technology, the School District, Temple University Fox School of...

Fair Trade Coffee Seminar and Networking Event


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February 22nd: Fair Trade Coffee Seminar and Networking Event Join the Sustainable Business Network for our bi-monthly Networking Event & Seminar on February 22nd at Mugshots Coffee House! We?ll...

Remaking Philadelphia’s Environment, 1854-2054


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Historic Opportunities: Remaking Philadelphia’s Environment, 1854-2054 Thursday, February 10 12:00pm Golkin Room, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvani The City Parks Association’s...

Homes Within Reach Regional Forum


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The Housing Alliance announces Homes within Reach ? Regional Forums. Please Join the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and...

New Resources

Service-Learning videos


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[posted from National Service-Learning listserv] I wanted to draw your attention to sources for high-quality service-learning videos that can be useful as you promote and practice service-learning in...

New Report: Achievement since No Child Left Behind


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STALLED IN SECONDARY A new report from the Education Trust, “Stalled in Secondary: A Look at Achievement Since the No Child Left Behind...

New Report: Federal Policy for Immigrant children


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[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] FEDERAL POLICY FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN: ROOM FOR COMMON GROUND This policy brief focuses on the 20 percent of America’s children who live in...

Family Involvement in Child Learning and Development


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] PROMOTING FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN CHILD LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Harvard Family Research Project has just released the Winter 2004/2005 issue of...

Book Review: Teaching Democracy


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[posted from National Service-Learning listserv] The Education Review publishes book reviews. The following book has just been reviewed: Parker, W. C. (2003). Teaching democracy: Unity and diversity...

New Website: Harvard Civil Rights Project


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WEB PAGE OF THE WEEK–HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT NEWSLETTER Welcome to our newsletter addressed to our expansive community of faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, community...

New Report: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement


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[posted to Higher Education Service-Learning listserv] If you haven’t seen it yet, check out “Reinventing Aging: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement.” You can read excerpts and order...

New Book: Living the Catholic Social Tradition


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[posted from CoRAL Network newsletter] Living the Catholic Social Tradition: Cases and Commentary Edited by Kathleen Maas Weigert and Alexia K. Kelley In a time when the global and national economies...

Journal of Intelligent Idealism


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[posted from the E. F. Schumacher Society] “MANAS is a journal of independent inquiry, concerned with the study of the principles which move world society on its present course, and with...

K-12 Environmental Service-Learning Project Examples


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[posted from Service Learning Advances] Environmental Service-Learning Project Examples “Service-Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom,” a booklet published by the Environmental...

Updates to PhillyNeighborhoods.org


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Web Site Updated and Improved With a new year, we are pleased to report that we have updated, reorganized, and improved the home page of the web site that is visited more than 150,000 times a year...

Family Financial Counseling and Advocacy Program


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The Family Financial Counseling and Advocacy Program The Family Financial Counseling and Advocacy Program helps low-income families and individuals overcome barriers to achieving economic...

Partnerships Classifieds

Judges needed for Carver Science Fair


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You are invited to serve as a judge at the 26th annual George Washington Carver Science Fair. The Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement, careers in science, civic...

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference Volunteers Needed


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Help Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Volunteer Your Time at the 5th Annual Conference for Women Affected by Breast Cancer Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a WOMENS WAY agency, and the Young Survival...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Sociology Service-Learning Syllabi


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[posted from National Service-Learning listserv] Call for Sociology Service-Learning Syllabi Service-Learning and Undergraduate Sociology: Research, Syllabi, and Instructional Materials (Marsteller...

Leadership Academy: Cities Supporting Parents


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[posted from Promising Practies in After School] APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY ON CITIES SUPPORTING PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN. National League of Cities Youth, Education, and Families Institute will...

Call for Proposals: University-Community Partnership Conference


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Presentation Proposals are sought for the: BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Second Annual University-Community Partnership Conference JULY 13-15, 2005 BLACKSBURG,...

Call for Papers: Community Driven Research


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[posted from CoRAL Network newsletter] Call for Papers- 2005 CoRAL Conference Event: Call for Papers for the 2005 Conference on Community Driven Research in the National Capital Region-...

14th Annual Community Technology Conference


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14th Annual Community Technology Conference Date: 6/17/05 – 6/19/05 Location: Cleveland, OH CTCNet will host its 14th Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio June 17-19. Featuring over fifty...

Registration open for COOL/Idealist conference


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Action Without has launched the conference registration and workshop submission sites for the 2005 COOL Idealist National Conference! The COOL Idealist National Conference is the largest convening...

Support AmeriCorps to Advance Service-Learning


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[posted from Service Learning Advances] Support AmeriCorps to Advance Service-Learning Voices for AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps Strengthening America February 8th, 8:00AM-6:00PM, Washington, Let’s...

National Water Resources Policy Dialogue


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] SECOND NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES POLICY DIALOGUE February 14 to 15, 2005 Tucson, AZ Loews Ventana Canyon Convened by the American Water Resources...

Call for Workshops: Women in Sustainable Agriculture


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: 2005 WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE The 2005 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference will bring...

Call for Submissions: Quick Hits for Civic Engagement


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] Call for Submissions for Quick Hits for Civic Engagement Indiana University (IU) Press is publishing a fourth edition of the successful ?Quick Hits?...

Rural Poverty in America


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Our friends in the Poverty Issues Program at Gettysburg College will host a conference entitled “Rural Poverty In America: What? So What? Now What?” February 25th to the 27th. This...

Grant Opportunities

Economic Independence Fund to Support Financial Education Programs


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American Express Economic Independence Fund to Support Financial Education Programs Deadline: March 4, 2005 The American Express Foundation will grant $1 million in 2005 to fund financial literacy...

Proposals for Citizen Media Ventures


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] New Voices Seeks Proposals for Citizen Media Ventures Deadline: March 17, 2005 New Voices, a program to seed innovative citizen media ventures around the United States, has...

Microsoft Unlimited Potential grant for tech training


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Funder: Microsoft Community Affairs Program: Unlimited Potential Summary: UP grants provide nonprofit organizations with funding to support technology training programs ranging from learning basic...

Youth-led community research grants


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CIRCLE is happy to announce a new grant competition for community research conducted by young people. Application details can be found on our website at <a href=""></a>. The...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Coordinator, neighborhood outreach


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Program Coordinator to manage innovative grant-funded neighborhood outreach family economics project. Min. BA in social services, economics, urban policy +3 yrs. admin exp; MSW / MA pref.; car...

Director of Youth Programs & Recruiter, Pendle Hill


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[emailed 1/21/2005] Pendle Hill Director of Young Adult/Youth Programs & Recruiter Job Description Pendle Hill, a Quaker center for study and contemplation, is seeking an energetic, organized and...

Administrative Assistant, Mayor’s Commission on Technology


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Job Opportunity: Admininstrative Assistant The Mayor’s Commission on Technology is seeking an Administrative Assistant to serve as the focal point for all the activity surrounding the MCOT and...

AmeriCorps Member/Project Manager, Philadelphia Cares


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[emailed 1/28/2005] AmeriCorps Member/Project Manager Greater Philadelphia Cares seeks a tech savvy, energetic, self-motivated, team player to join our dynamic programs department as an AmeriCorps...

Site Coordinator, National Student Partnerships


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[emailed 1/31/2005] Rewarding SITE COORDINATOR Positions with National Student Partnerships CHANGE YOUR LIFE…BY CHANGING SOMEONE ELSE’S: National Student Partnerships (NSP) is a...

Miscellaneous

Read Across America


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[posted from Afterschool Advocate] March 2, 2005 The National Education Association will hold its eighth annual Read Across America event, which focuses the country’s attention on the...

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Contest


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The Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE) is sponsoring a curriculum contest based on sustainable agriculture for school teachers grades 5-8. The Units will be based on the award...

Civic Week 2005


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[posted from CBO Service-Learning listserv] Service-Learning Opportunities for Outstanding High School Students From Across the Nation… Northwestern University’s Civic Education Project...


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