The week of

February 25, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

High School Video Production: Then and Now


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Are you interested in strengthening the creativity, critical thinking and communication skills of children and young people? MediaSmart Seminars are informal networking and professional development...

Workshop: Making Meetings Work


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Thursday, March 3 6:00-9:00 Workshop: Making Meetings Work (session 1 of 2) Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa Cost is $5 per person–sponsored by Bread & Roses’...

Conference on Using the Arts to Make the Grade


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Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership Taking the Lead: Using the Arts to Make the Grade A Professional Development Conference March 5, 2005 With increased pressure on teachers to improve student...

Seminar on Cutting-Edge Data Analytic Tools


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“Cutting-Edge Data Analytic Tools: Applications for Management, Education and Engineering” Thursday March 24, 2005 10 am -12 noon Musser Auditorium, SSB Penn State Great Valley You are...

Institute for Violence Research and Prevention Symposium


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The Saint Joseph’s University Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP) in partnership with the Faith-Justice Institute will present the IVRP’s fifth annual symposium on...

Paul Robeson exhibit


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In celebration of Black History Month, a free exhibit entitled Let Paul Robeson Sing will be displayed at the William J. Green Federal Building. The exhibit will be displayed beginning February 15...

Free Workshops on PA History for Educators


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Dear Educators and Teachers: I hope you’ve all seen the announcement about our FREE spring workshops on PA history for educators. If not or you haven’t had time to consider them yet, see...

FREE CPR Certification Training for Youth


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FREE CPR Certification Training for Youth CPR Saturday – Learn to Save a Life. The American Red Cross is offering free CPR training for teens and young adults, ages 13-24 on Saturday, March 5,...

Training for Low-Income to Moderate Income Houseowners


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Orleans Technical Institute, a program of JEVS in Northeast Philadelphia, has special funding to train 60 low-income to moderate income homeowners in Philadelphia. This free 36-hour program consists...

Advancing Regional Equity Summit


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In just 96 days, leaders from across the country will gather in Philadelphia for an important meeting focused on how to build more equitable and inclusive neighborhoods and regions. We want you to...

Tsunami Fund Raiser at Gratz High School


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Tsunami Fund Raiser Friends, you can help us. On Saturday, March 12th, we, Simon Gratz High School students, will be conducting a fund raising event in the CCC auditorium, at Gratz, from 9:00AM until...

Workshop: Violence: What’s Going On? How Can We Increase the Peace?


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Conference: Wednesday, March 16th – 8:00 4 , City Line Holiday Inn, 4100 Presidential Blvd. “Violence: What’s Going On? How Can We Increase the Peace?” – sponsored by...

New Resources

New Paper: Access to Capital and Credit


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Chicago Fed publishes EOP paper on future of CDFIs Determining ways to strengthen the overall system for financing community development in the has been the focus of research by EOP’s Access...

New Evaluation Tool for Afterschool Programs


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NEW YORK STATE AFTERSCHOOL NETWORK RELEASES NEW EVALUATION TOOL FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS New York State Department of Education Requires the Tool’s Use By All 21st CCLC Programs The New York...

New Paper on Strengthening Social Change


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce the first paper in the 2005 COMM-ORG Papers Collection: Strengthening Social Change Through Organizational Learning and Evaluation by Andrew Mott....

New Hot Topic: International Service-Learning


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New Hot Topic from the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse International Service-Learning This hot topic highlights recommended resource items, both online and in the National Service-Learning...

The Future Leaders Institute


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The Future Leaders Institute Transforming Passionate Individuals into Community Leaders Imagine a world where… …an 18-year-old, with a passion for business, donates money she earns from...

New Paper: Samoan Concepts of Service and Leadership


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On February 8, Kapiolani Community College and Hawaii-Pacific Islands Campus Compact hosted Dr. Unasa Vaa, Associate Professor of Anthropology, National University of Samoa, to lecture on...

New Book: Values of Agrarian Landscapes


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New Book Features North American, European Agrarian Landscapes A new book looks at farm landscapes across Europe and North America emphasizing the beauty and benefits of these regions while...

Service Learning for Elementary Grades


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California Charter School uses Service Learning to Engage Students As schools across the country face the growing problem of student disengagement, many are adapting Community-as-Text strategies to...

From Classroom to Citizen: American Attitudes on Civic Education


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American Public Schools Receive Grade of ‘C’ for Teaching Civics A survey entitled From Classroom to Citizen: American Attitudes on Civic Education found that America’s public...

Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning


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Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning (EIC) A recent report shows that the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning (EIC) model improves student academic achievement...

New Perspectives in Service-Learning


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New Perspectives in Service-Learning: Research to Advance the Field edited by Marshall Welch and Shelley Billig (2004). The fourth book in the Advances in Service-Learning Research/ series presents...

State Afterschool Profiles: New Search Tool Available


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State Afterschool Profiles: New Search Tool Available The Afterschool Investments Project is pleased to announce that there are now two different ways to view the Afterschool Investments State...

New Survey: Life After High School


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GO TO COLLEGE OR GET A JOB? A new national survey of young adults age 18 to 25 from the nonprofit, nonpartisan opinion research organization Public Agenda finds that the vast majority of...

New Resource: Developing Communities of Instructional Practice


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DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE Over the past several years, education reformers have increasingly invested in the development of communities within schools as a central strategy to...

The High Cost of Being Poor


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The Winter 2005 issue from the National Community Tax Coalition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s policy magazine, ADVOCASEY, explores “The High Cost of Being Poor.” An AdvoCasey...

Proceedings available: Sustainability and Community Technology


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The Community Informatics Research Network (), held its 2004 Inaugural Conference and Colloquium with the theme, ‘Sustainability and Community Technology: What Does this Mean for Community...

White-Williams Scholars Teen Philly Resource Guide


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Hello friends of White-Williams Scholars and the Teen Philly Resource Guide, The Spring 2005 Edition of the White-Williams Scholars Teen Philly Resource Guide is now available to download and print...

Partnerships Classifieds

Serve as a Judge at the George Washington Carver Science Fair


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Dear Colleague: 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...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Black Male Development Symposium


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The 2nd Annual Black Male Development Symposium will be held at Arcadia University on Saturday, March 5, 2005 from 8:00AM – 5:00 PM. The Symposium will provide an opportunity for youth, adults,...

Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids Training Program


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The Florida Children’s Forum is pleased to be hosting an open registration (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Institute, April 7-8 in Tampa, FL. (Non-Florida after-school...

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance Annual Conference


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Don’t miss the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) 2005 Annual Conference! It will be held March 15 and 16 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia – just...

Arts Administration and Educators conference


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“Building Our Capacity & Expanding Our Reach,” Association of Arts Administration Educators annual conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 7-9, 2005. Includes “Building Better...

NYLC’s 16th Annual National Service-Learning Conference


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Don’t miss the largest and most exciting service-learning conference with approximately 3,000 youth leaders, K-12 educators, national service members, community-based organizations and...

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop


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The Grant Institute’s Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, March 9 – 11, 2005. Interested development professionals,...

Community Development Academy


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Community Development Academy March 20-25, 2005 Excelsior Springs, Missouri Warm spring greetings from the University of Missouri’s Community Development Program! The semester is just beginning...

Training Institute in Arts Management and Community Institutions


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The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Training Institute in Arts Management and Community Institutions will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota from June 5-18, 2005. Application deadline is...

Beyond Arts Integration Symposium


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Arts Connection will hold a two-day symposium entitled, Beyond Arts Integration on March 10 & 11, 2005 at New York University. For more information email: symposium@ Beyond Arts Integration:...

Free Training on Developing Partnerships for Local Emergency Management


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Dear Presidents, Community Service Directors & Service-Learning Contacts: I am writing to invite you to attend a free training on developing partnerships for local emergency management. I...

Annual Conference of The Program in University, Communities of Faith, Schools, and Neighborhood Organizations


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Annual Conference of The Program in University, Communities of Faith, Schools, and Neighborhood Organizations (PUCFSN) Date: February 28th , 2005 Keynote Speaker: Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr. Senior...

Grant Opportunities

Pennsylvania Humanities Council: Grants for Arts Programming


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Pennsylvania Humanities Council Offers Grants for Arts Programming The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is encouraging arts organizations, community groups, and schools to apply for...

Community Food Projects Grants Available for 2005


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COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR 2005 The Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program provides the major funding source for community-based food and agriculture projects in...

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Seeks Nominations


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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2005 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and...

2005 Grant Opportunities Notebook


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For those who are interested, the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released their 2005 Grant Opportunities...

Grants: Building Relationships Between Muslim High School Students and the US


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The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants to support exchanges and relationship building...

Community Participation in Health Disparities Intervention Research


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The NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) has just released a request for applications for Community Participation in Health Disparities Intervention Research (<a...

Jordan Fundamentals Grant


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Jordan Fundamentals Program Offers Support for Teachers in Low-Income School Deadline: June 15, 2005 The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program was established in 1999 to...

NASD Investor Education Foundation


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] NASD Investor Education Foundation to Support Programs for Young Adults Deadline: April 13, 2005 The NASD Investor Education Foundation (<a...

Transitional Jobs Network Offers Technical Assistance


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Transitional Jobs Network Offers Technical Assistance Deadline: March 15, 2005 Cities, counties, states, CDCs, and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to receive...

Ms. Foundation Invites Applications for Safety Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Ms. Foundation for Women Invites Applications for Safety Program Deadline: April 1, 2005 The Ms. Foundation for Women (<a href=""></a>) is accepting...

Children’s Scholarship Application


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Children’s Scholarship Application Time Due Date is March 1, 2005 You can download the application from <a href=",org/">,org/</a> . Deadline for your submittals is by...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

New Position Open at Bread & Roses


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New Position Open at Bread & Roses Please help Bread & Roses fill the new position of Program Director. The Program Director will be responsible for managing Bread & Roses grant programs,...

Trade and Debt Peace Fellowship


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Trade and Debt Peace Fellowship Peacebuilding Unit, Philadelphia, PA Responsible for providing AFSC with in-house expertise on policy analysis and advocacy, training, and effective communications...

Tech Support/Office Manager, Need in Deed


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TECH SUPPORT / OFFICE MANAGER: Need in Deed (<a href=""></a>), a five-person non-profit engaged in service-learning with teachers and students in Philadelphia public schools,...

Position Available: Community Outreach Coordinator


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Community Outreach Coordinator, Landis Community Outreach Center, Lafayette College Applications are now being accepted for the position of a CommunityOutreach Coordinator for the Landis Community...

Miscellaneous

Regional Advisory Committees Appointed by Secretary Paige


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REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY SECRETARY PAIGE The Department of Education has established 10 Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) to advise it on the technical assistance needs of...

Community Supported Agriculture Program


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Dear Local Food Followers, Farm to City is pleased to announce the launch of the 2005 season for our Community Supported Agriculture program. This year we are assisting five CSAs and farm...


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