The week of

March 25, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Forum on Public Schools in Chester PA

[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Forum on Public Schools in Chester PA Tuesday, April 5 7:30 Location: Freeman Enterprises Gallery, 419 Edgemont Ave., Chester, PA For info, call...

Explore the Arts Professional Development Series

PAEP ANNOUNCES UNIQUE PROGRAM TEACHERS GAIN EXPOSURE TO ARTS IN THE PHILADELPHIA REGION The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership recently announced a unique professional development program,...

First Annual City Step Show

Save the Date! April 29, 2005! Save the Date! April 29, 2005! Philadelphia?s first annual CityStep Show! CityStep is a University of Pennsylvania-based public service program that brings a...

Women’s Way Annual Event

WOMENS WAY’s 28th Annual Event – RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!!! Thursday, May 19th 5:30 PM – 8 :30 PM Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, 17th & Race Streets Honorees:...

Institute for the Church and Community Arts

Announcing ICCA IV BuildaBridge International announces its 4th Annual Institute for the Church and Community Arts, June 1-5, 2005, at the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center in Philadelphia. ICCA...

Film Screening: The End of Suburbia

SBN Film Screening: “The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and The Collapse of the American Dream” – April 19th, 5:30Pm-8:00PM, Arch Street Meeting House Since World War II, North...

Symposium: Is Suburbia Sustainable

IS SUBURBIA SUSTAINABLE? Symposium on April 2nd in Bucks County April 2nd, 1PM-3:30PM Doylestown Library, 150 S. Pine St. FREE. Limited seating. The end of cheap oil has arrived, but how fast will...

Earth Day 2005 Fair and FreeCycle Free-for-All

Earth Day 2005 Fair and FreeCycle Free-for-All on April 17th in Philadelphia APRIL 17, 2005 1pm – 5pm An invitation to join us for Philly’s own Earth Day 2005 Fair & FreeCycle...

Join an EPIC Community Stakeholder Group

Join an EPIC Community Stakeholder Group. What are EPIC Community Stakeholder Groups? Stakeholder groups consist of individuals who live in and/or utilize a community. They have a stake in what...

Forum: Children and Mental Health

Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth Presents: Children & Mental Health: How Families and Communities can Help and Heal Troubled Kids – A Forging the Future Forum featuring Alvin...

Free Vision Screenings at Around the World Fair

The Junior League has teamed up with Vision Service (VSP), the nation’s largest provider of eye care benefits, to provide area children with vision screenings and help make the connections...

Philadelphia Design Experiment and Symposium

Philadelphia Design Experiment and Symposium April 1, 5-8 Opening Reception, 4-6 pm Symposium, Charter High School for Architecture Design, 105 S. 7th Street DesignPhiladelphia kick off featuring a...

Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset

Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset Opening Reception! Tuesday, April 5 March 21-May 27, M-F, 9 to 4:30 , PENN FRES, 3108 Walnut Street, For more info: or call 215-898-5706 The...

Green Ribbon Panel on Sustainable Design

Green Ribbon Panel on Sustainable Design Wednesday, April 27, 6-9pm, Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th & The Parkway RSVP by 4/15 cdesignc@, LUs/HSW, Cost $10 Sustainable design experts Bill...

Local Foods Dinner at Penn

*Local. It’s What’s for Dinner. * Join FarmEcology on Thursday, March 31st, for the first Local Food dinner at Penn. Enjoy a dinner prepared with all local and seasonal ingredients in the...

New Resources

New Food Stamp Outreach Material Available

New Food Stamp Outreach Material Available from FNS A Food Stamps Make America Stronger bookmark is now available from FNS. This bookmark can be used to promote the nutrition benefits of food stamps...

Tech Resource: Using Open Source Software

[posted from ] ?Choosing and Using Open Source Software: A Primer for Nonprofits? describes what open source software is and what impact this type of software may have on the nonprofit sector. It...

New Resource: Conducting a Civil Conversation

Conducting a Civil Conversation Effective deliberation in a democracy depends on citizens sharing common principles such as justice, equality, and liberty. Yet controversial issues, as they are...

New Study: Wal-Mart and County-Wide Poverty

New Economic Impact Study on Wal-Mart conducted out of Penn State University Wal-Mart and County-Wide Poverty by Stephan Goetz and Hema Swaminathan, Penn State University, October 2004 The presence...

Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum Guide

The Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum Guide, developed by NOVA Research Company of Bethesda, Maryland, helps educators build a curriculum (for young people in kindergarten through 12th grade) by...

New Study by The Harvard Family Research Project

The Harvard Family Research Project is excited to announce its new 2-year quantitative study of the individual and contextual predictors of participation in out-of-school time activities, which is...

New Study: Role of libraries in communities

Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the release of findings from a study commissioned by The Wallace Foundation. The study suggests that communities...

Student’s Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships 2005

“A Student’s Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships 2005” is now available. The guide, produced by the University of Pittsburgh Independent Living Project, is designed for youth in...

Launch of the Green Visions Plan Website

In late 2003, a new partnership was forged between Southern California’s state land conservancies – the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Coastal...

Research: Service-Learning and Cultural Competency

We thought you’d be interested in this article published by CCPH members at Hunter College. Also, we invite you to join the community-engaged scholarship listserv. The listserv provides a venue...

New Section of YouthLearn Website: Afterschool & Technology

I’m very pleased to announce that YouthLearn has just added a new section to our website called “Afterschool & Technology.” In this new subsection of the main site, we explore...

Resources in New Issue of Shelterforce Magazine

Shelterforce Magazine, March 2005 Life After Lockup When prisoners are released, they often return to their old communities and their old way of life. But some community groups are providing an...

Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative

TEACHER-TO-TEACHER INITIATIVE We know that children can learn. Many teachers are getting impressive results and eliminating the achievement gap in schools and classrooms across the country. Research...

New Resource: Using Evidence to Improve Education

USING EVIDENCE TO IMPROVE EDUCATION Among the many buzzwords swarming around education reform, “evidence-based practice” has become one of the hottest. Spurred in part by No Child Left...

Journal Examines Racial and Ethnic Differences in School Readiness

Journal Examines Racial and Ethnic Differences in School Readiness The Spring 2005 issue of the Future of Children, titled School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps, focuses on...

Report: Health and Well-Being of Young Children in Immigrant Families

Report Focuses on the Health and Well-Being of Young Children in Immigrant Families The Health and Well-Being of Young Children of Immigrants examines research on the health and well-being of...

Toolkit for Creating Successful Partnerships

Toolkits for Creating Successful Partnerships The Community Tool Box website provides more than 6,000 pages of practical skill-building information on more than 250 different topics promoting...

New Report: High School Dropout Crisis

HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT CRISIS Issued by ETS’s Policy Information Center, this report tracks dwindling high school completion rates throughout the 1990s which persist today. The report also found...

Miscellaneous

Conf Call: Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SENIOR CORPS, LEARN AND SERVICE AMERICA, AND AMERICORPS DISCUSSION SERIES TOPIC: Mentoring...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Literacy Director, Hopeworks N Camden

[emailed 3/23/2005] Job Title: Literacy Director Hopeworks (<a href=""></a>) is a youth development organization situated in North Camden, New Jersey?a city where 2 out of 3...

Position Available at The Food Trust: Local Food Project Associate

Position Available TITLE: Local Food Project Associate REPORTS TO: Brian Lang, Project Coordinator LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania <a href=""></a> The Food Trust, founded...

Positions Available: Philadelphia Early Childhood Collaborative (PECC) Consultants

Philadelphia Early Childhood Collaborative (PECC) needs consultants who can work during the day to help facillities improve their quality of service in the areas of health & safety,...

Manager of Youth Development Leadership and Training Position Available

The Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements is seeking a Manager of Youth Development Leadership and Training. This person is responsible for overseeing Federation programs that directly...

Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative Accepting Student Applications

The Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative is now accepting student applications for the 2005-2006 academic year. Oxfam America is dedicated to finding long-term solutions to poverty, hunger, and social...

Grant Opportunities

Grants: Building Bridges Between School Faculty and Community

<a href="&DID=48228">&DID=48228</a> The National Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting proposals from public middle level and high schools serving large...

CRF Encourages Service-Learning Efforts with Mini-Grants

CRF Encourages Service-Learning Efforts with Mini-Grants Thanks to a generous grant from The Maurice R. Robinson Fund of New York City, CRF awards mini-grants of up to $500 for K-12 service-learning...

People with Disabilities in Community Service

$ Million in Grants Available to Increase Involvement of People with Disabilities in National and Community Service (Washington, DC) — Up to $ million in grant funds are available from the...

AmeriCorps Funding Available for Professional Corps Programs

AmeriCorps Funding Available for Professional Corps Programs (Washington ) — The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of $1 million in funding to...

American Honda Foundation Grants to Benefit Youth and Scientific Education

"American Honda Foundation" The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs...

Home Depot Foundation Grants for Assisting At-Risk Youth

"Assisting At-Risk Youth" The Home Depot Foundation gives cash and materials to help provide young people with safe places to play and learn, leadership programs that teach skills through...

Grant Programs for Women Artists in the Philadelphia Region

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Leeway Foundation Offers New Grant Programs for Women Artists in the Philadelphia Region Deadline: Various The Leeway Foundation (<a href=""></a>),...

Fannie Mae Foundation Grants Available

Fannie Mae Foundation Opens Competitive Grant Application Process Deadline: March 31, 2005 The Fannie Mae Foundation ( <a href=""></a> ) awards grants to nonprofit organizations...

Grants to Advance Community School/Public School Partnerships

[posted from RFP Bulletin] National Guild and MetLife Foundation Announce New Initiative to Advance Community School/Public School Partnerships Deadline: April 22, 2005 The National Guild of...

Calls for Proposals and Grants for Food Assistance Research

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Harris School of Public Policy Invites Proposals for Food Assistance Research Deadline: May 1, 2005 The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the...

Community Design Collaborative Project Application

Collaborative Project Application Deadlines Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered for technical assistance nonprofits must submit completed applications by...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Student Conference for Latino Youth

Latino Youth Conference at American University Event: Student Conference for Latino Youth When: April 9, 2005 9:30am – 6:00pm Where: American University Sponsored by: Latino and American...

Summer Institute on Civic Engagement and Political Activism

Replenishing Democracy: Summer Institute on Civic Engagement and Political Activism June 13-24, 2005 Amherst College This is a new summer program for undergraduates designed to encourage connections...

National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference

April 2 – April 10 National Association of Black Social Workers 37th Annual National Conference in 2005 New Orleans, LA Contact: http://www.nabsw.org/index2.html

The State of the Black Union: Health, Education and Politics

Saturday, April 9 20th Annual Soul of Du Bois Conference “The State of the Black Union: Health, Education and Politics.” We will be exploring these issues from past, present and future...

Youth Court Training Seminar

Youth Court Training Seminar On May 2-5, 2005, in Anaheim, CA, the National Youth Court Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in conjunction with the...

Sustainable Business Network Annual Conference

Annual Conference – May 20-21 – Save the date! Location: Law School of the University of Pennsylvania Mark you calendars now for our annual conference! We will begin on Friday night with...

SERVE Training Opportunity

SERVE is co-sponsoring a great training opportunity in Tampa, FL, April 26-28, 2005. Co-sponsors include the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning and the National Center for...

First Annual MIT Media Lab IDEAS Institute

Announcing the first annual MIT Media Lab IDEAS Institute (Innovative Design Experiences After School) Now accepting applications for summer 2005 (June 26- July 2, Cambridge, MA, USA) The week-long...

Call for Proposals: Community-University Research Partnerships Conference

CUexpo2005 Call for Session Proposals – Deadline: April 29 The conference theme is Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban Change and will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba,...

Striking the Right Notes on Entrepreneurship Conference

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in partnership with the American Bankers Association, CFED, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is proud to present a...

Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference

Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference: May 25-28 NUSA is a national organizations that brings together neighborhood activists and people in local government working with neighborhoods for workshops on...

Association for Community Design National Conference

Association for Community Design National Conference: Visualizing Change March 30- April 1, Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, More info and reg: Explores how design educators,...

Conference on Public-Service Architecture and Community Design

Structures for Inclusion 5: Going to Scale April 2-3, The City College, New York City or Design Corps The fifth in a series of national conferences on public-service architecture and community...

Conference: Building Creative Communities

[posted from Art in the Public Interest newsletter] “Building Creative Communities,” by Appalachian Regional Commission, Asheville, , April 11-12, 2005. Join us for a dynamic program with...

Defining Regions: Public Historians and the Culture and Meaning of Region

[posted from Art in the Public Interest newsletter] “Defining Regions: Public Historians and the Culture and Meaning of Region,” National Council on Public History annaul meeting, April...

Translocality: Discussing Culture and Change in the 21st Century

[posted from Art in the Public Interest newsletter] “Translocality: Discussing Culture and Change in the 21st Century,” by Canadian Anthropological Society, M?rida Yucat?n, Mexico, May...


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