The week of

March 18, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

National Youth Service Day: April 15-17th


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National Youth Service Day: April 15-17th From April 15-17th, Greater Philadelphia Cares will serve as the region?s Lead Agency, hosting a local celebration of National Youth Service Day (NYSD)....

Fair Food for the Brewers Plate Celebration


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Join Fair Food for The Brewers Plate – a celebration of local brews and local food. Sunday, April 10th, 4 PM – 7:30 PM at the Reading Terminal Market Cost – $45 with advance...

Global Health Summit


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Global Health Summit June 5, 2005 Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Join Surgeon General Richard Carmona and an array of distinguished international public health leaders for...

Meeting to Build for a State Minimum Wage Increase


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Meeting to Build for a State Minimum Wage Increase Wednesday, March 30 9:30 Location: Philadelphia Unemployment Project office, 1201 Chestnut St.,...

Class Matters reading


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] “Class Matters” Reading with Betsy Leondar-Wright, Communications Director of United for a Fair Economy Thursday, March 31 7:00...

Building the eNonprofit


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Workshop: “Building the eNonprofit: Web, Email and Online Fundraising” Thursday, April 7 9:30 to 4:30 United Way of SEPA, 7 Ben...

Campus Sustainability Initiative


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The Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy is holding a two-day workshop on Campus Sustainability Initiatives on April 12-13 in Philadelphia. The workshop is free if you...

Reflection on Religious Values and Politics in the US


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Project invites you to WHAT WOULD MOSES ? OR JESUS ? OR MUHAMMAD ? DO ABOUT THE FEDERAL BUDGET? An Evening of Reflection on RELIGIOUS Values and Politics in Society Tuesday, March 29 7:00 Project...

Recycling through Composting Workshops


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There’s still room in the Recycling through Composting Workshops! The City of Philadelphia Streets Department is pleased to invite city residents to attend one of the following free composting...

Franklin Conference on School Design


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As you may know the School District of Philadelphia and the School Reform Commission have a $ billion capital improvement program. This program offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink...

Lecture: Dialogue Among Civilizations


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Public Lecture: Fulbright Scholar in Islamic Studies Haidar Bagir, presents “Dialogue Among Civilizations” Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 600 S....

Technical Assistance Fair for Non-Profits


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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FAIR FOR NON-PROFITS Join the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University and the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia for the NONPROFIT TECHNICAL...

Panel Discussion at Swarthmore College: A Responsibility to Stop Genocide


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Panel Discussion at Swarthmore College: A Responsibility to Stop Genocide SWARTHMORE, Pa. ? A group of five experts will speak at Swarthmore College about the responsibility to end genocide. The...

Walk Against Hunger 2005


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Walk Against Hunger 2005 Saturday, April 9, 9:30 AM Kick-Off Join thousands of Philadelphia-area individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, and service groups in walking against...

New Resources

Youth Today: The Newspaper on Youth Work


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[posted from ] Youth Today: The Newspaper on Youth Work Youth Today: The Newspaper on Youth Work, which stands today as the only national newspaper devoted entirely to policy issues and programs...

New Book: Research Methods for Community Change


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New Book on the Market It is called “Research Methods for Community Change” by Randy Stoecker, and you can find out more (including sample chapters–click on the “additional...

New Resource: Campus Climate Action Toolkit


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NEW TOOL FOR REDUCING CAMPUS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS Clean Air – Cool Planet (CA-CP) today announced the release of a new resource to help colleges and universities take action to reduce the...

Tools and Methods for Evaluating S-L in Higher Ed


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has a fact sheet titled ‘Tools and Methods for Evaluating Service-Learning in Higher...

Starting a Service-Learning Center


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] The National Service-learning Clearinghouse has some resources which may be useful to you: Up and Running: A Step-By-Step Guide to Organizing an...

New Book: Service-Learning Code of Ethics


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Coming in summer 2005: Service-Learning Code of Ethics Andrea Chapdelaine, Ana Ruiz, Judith Warchal, Carole Wells Anker Publishing, By providing a basic road map for addressing the critical ethical...

Community Outreach Partnerships Centers retrospective


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] The 10th anniversary publication of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of University of Partnerships is now out and on...

Tools for Dismantling Racism


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] From: Larry Yates TOOLS FOR DISMANTLING RACISM from The Virginia Organizing Project September 2004 Since 1996, the Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) has made...

Evaluation Overview power point available


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Harvard University has put a PowerPoint presentation from a recent workshop on evaluating after school programs on our website. The workshop is entitled “Learning What Works: An Evaluation...

Splitting Tax Refunds and Building Savings


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[posted from listserv] New Research: Splitting Tax Refunds and Building Savings: An Empirical Test (pdf) Sondra Beverly, Daniel Schneider, and Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School February 2005...

Post-Secondary Education and Asset Building


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[posted from listserv] New Research: Section 529 College Savings Plans, Access to Post-Secondary Education, and Universal Asset Building (pdf) Margaret Clancy, Reid Cramer, and Leslie Parrish,...

Community Land Trust handbook


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A Community Land Trust is a form of common land ownership with a charter based on the principles of sustainable and ecologically sound stewardship and use. The central principle of the Community Land...

New Website: TeenZoneOnline


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A new online newspaper for Philly teens by Philly teens has just gone live on the web. It can be accessed at All content on this website is produced and managed entirely by students in public and...

Partnerships Classifieds

Graduate Intern, Need In Deed


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Need in Deed (NID), a local service-learning nonprofit, is seeking candidates for a 10-week graduate level internship through a Summer Internship in Community Service grant from the Samuel S. Fels...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Institute for Urban Learning and Action


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[please note: these dates are different from what was previously listed.] Trinity College’s Institute for Urban Learning and Action will convene again on May 31-June 3, 2005 to help colleges,...

Call for Presenters for Read. Write. Act. Conference


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CALL FOR PRESENTERS The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education requests workshop proposals for SCALE’s Read. Write. Act. Conference October 27-29, 2005 University of North Carolina...

Farms and Food Services in Partnership Conference


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June 16 thru 18, 2005 Gambier, Ohio Kenyon College SECOND NATIONAL FARM TO CAFETERIA CONFERENCE: FARMS AND FOOD SERVICES IN PARTNERSHIP Keynote Speaker: MARION NESTLE, author of Food Politics...

YouthBuild Transformation Institute


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The YouthBuild Transformation Institute will be held from April 11-1 3 , 2005 in Los Angeles, CA and will feature a unique transformational experience, including: * 8 multi-day workshop sessions from...

Rebuilding Upstate New York: What Works follow-up


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The New York / Puerto District of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation is bringing together leaders and experts for a one-day Symposium in Syracuse, New York on May 2, 2005 as a follow up to the...

Heritage, Environment & Tourism


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HERITAGE, ENVIRONMENT & TOURISM Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico April 5-10, 2005 The Santa Fe meetings provide an excellent locale for...

Arts Management in Community Institutions


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[posted from Art in the Public Interest newsletter] Arts Management in Community Institutions June 5-18, 2005 St. Paul, Minnesota Established in 1985 with a grant from the National Endowment for the...

Spark the Wave Week program for youth


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So you are ready to apply to WAVE WEEK? EXCELLENT!!! The links below will provide you with all you need to complete the application. Simply download the Participant Application, fill in the blanks...

Grant Opportunities

David-Putter Scholarships for Student Activists


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ATTENTION STUDENT ACTIVISTS The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists who are building the progressive movement and will be enrolled in school during the...

Social Spectrum Reality Check Grants


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SOCIAL SPECTRUM ANNOUNCES $50,000 GRANT AVAILABLE TO NON-PROFITS AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES Social Spectrum, an initiative of Celestia International, announced today it is awarding one...

Grant Opportunites from Health and Human Services


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HHS 2005 Grant Opportunities Notebook WHO: Faith-Based and Community-Based organizations interested in this year’s federal funding opportunities from the Department of Health and Human...

First Amendment Schools grant


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Call for First Amendment Center Project School applications. Deadline April 29, 2005. This week, we are proud to announce that the First Amendment Schools (FAS) project is looking for its third class...

William T. Grant Foundation Research on Youth Development


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program Offers Support for Research on Youth Development Deadline: July 1, 2005 The William T. Grant Foundation (<a...

Lead-Safe Grant Program


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United States Conference of Mayors Announces Lead-Safe Grant Program Deadline: April 22, 2005 The United States Conference of Mayors (<a href=""></a>) and DuPont (<a...

Dominion Educational Partnership


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Invited for Dominion Educational Partnership Deadline: May 2, 2005 The Dominion Foundation (<a href=""></a>), the giving arm of energy...

Horace Mann Companies Offers Funding for Educators


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Horace Mann Companies Offers Funding for Educators Deadline: May 14, 2005 For the third consecutive year, the Horace Mann Companies (<a href=""></a>),...

Environmental education grants


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nature of Learning Grants Program to Support Environmental Education Deadline: June 15, 2005 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (<a...

Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Launches Nonprofit Innovation Award Program Deadline: April 28, 2005 has announced the creation of the Nonprofit Innovation Award program a nationwide search to discover...

MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders’ Grant


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The MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders’ Grant A Program Funded by MetLife Foundation And Administered by The National Association of Secondary School Principals The National Association of...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Summer Research Internship for students: poverty and adolescent behavior


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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Alabama is offering a summer research internship for students interested in studying neighborhood poverty and its impact on...

Computer Instructor, Teens N Technology


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[emailed 3/8/2005] Computer Instructor Needed for the ?Teens ?N Technology? Computer Training Program Sponsored by The Southwest Community Enrichment Center Job Description: Instructor needed to...


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