The week of

April 1, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Free Composting Workshops by Penn State and the City


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Here are two different programs where you can learn how to compost, both thru the City and thru Penn State. 1) FREE COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS BY PENN STATE: In one hour, learn how to make compost in your...

Training: Communicating Across Chasms within and Between the Faiths


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Communicating Across Chasms within and Between the Faiths With Martin Dronsfield, Director of Interfaith Programs For “Opening of the Heart” Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005 Time: 1-9...

Mirrors and Windows: Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families


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Here’s info about events for two books published by New City Press. The first features the book of interviews with Mexican farmworkers in Kennett Square PA; the second features oral histories...

The Second Annual West Philly Children’s Festival


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The Second Annual West Philly Children’s Festival Sunday, May 1st 11-3 at Clark Park (43rd and Chester) – Volunteers from the Penn medical, dental, and nursing schools will be teaching...

Lecture Series: Finding Philadelphia, Defining Freedom


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Lecture Series: Finding Philadelphia, Defining Freedom Co-sponsored by the Historical Society with Heritage Philadelphia and held at HSP All programs run from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Heritage...

Computer Recycling Day


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On Saturday, April 16th , Teaming for Technology (T4T), an initiative of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, will sponsor a PC Recycling Day at Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center...

School District of Philadelphia Parent Roundtable


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School District of Philadelphia Parent Roundtable THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2005 12:00 – 1:30 1st Floor Boardroom School District of Philadelphia Administration Building 2120 Winter Street (21st...

Lectures and Workshops at the Community School at Penn Alexander!


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They are all topics of lectures and workshops at the Community School at Penn Alexander! SUBSTANCE AND DRUG ABUSE PRESENTATION Monday, April 4, 6:30 pm What do illegal drugs look like? What are their...

Chinatown Live(s): Oral Histories from Philadelphia’s Chinatown


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Here’s info about events for two books published by New City Press. The first features the book of interviews with Mexican farmworkers in Kennett Square PA; the second features oral histories...

New Resources

New Resource: Community Developments Insights Paper


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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a Community Developments Insights paper which examines Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) as a tool for banks and other financial...

New Website: Women & Assets Network


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New Website: Women & Assets Network A national initiative to advance the long-term economic well-being of women through asset building. With the 2003 Women and Assets Summit, the Asset...

New Report: Illness And Injury As Contributors To Bankruptcy


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MarketWatch: Illness And Injury As Contributors To Bankruptcy Even universal coverage could leave many Americans vulnerable to bankruptcy unless such coverage was more comprehensive than many current...

New Program: Gender Equality and the Economy


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Gender Equality and the Economy The Institute is extending its longstanding concern with economic inequality to develop a new program of research on gender equality and the economy. This will...

Training and Technical Assistance for Literacy, Tutoring, Mentoring, and Afterschool


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The LEARNS partners would like to introduce ourselves. We are funded by CNCS to provide training and technical assistance to projects engaged in literacy, tutoring, mentoring, and out-of-school time....

New Book: The End of the Hamptons


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very excited to let you know that my first book, The End of the Hamptons: Scenes From the Class Struggle in America’s Paradise, is now available from NYU Press....

Linking Food Banking and Community Food Security


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The Community Food Security Coalition and World Hunger Year are proud to announce the release of our newest publication, Building the Bridge: Linking Food Banking and Community Food Security. This 24...

New Report: The Role of Social Capital in Building Healthy Communities


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The Annie foundation recently released “The Role of Social Capital in Building Healthy Communities.” Several other reports on this website will be of interest to those interested in...

Free Interactive Science Education DVD from Cornell


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FREE INTERACTIVE SCIENCE EDUCATION DVD FROM CORNELL Cornell University’s Garden Mosaics Program recently released an innovative series of new products, including an interactive DVD for...

New Resource: Connecting Public Schools to Community Development


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Connecting Public Schools to Community Development &b/2005/ In neighborhoods across the country, public schools and community groups are beginning to work together in new and innovative ways....

New Resource: Self-Help Association for a Regional Economy Handbook


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Imagine a world where we no longer see ourselves as passive “consumers,” but instead we actively create an economy that supports the life of our community. Not all of us are destined to...

New Article: Civic mission of schools


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[posted from Public Education Network Newsblast] CIVIC MISSION TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT From day one the mission of public schools in America was to instill and nurture the values of democracy. The...

New Report: Why Segregation Matters: Poverty & Educational Inequality


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] WHY SEGREGATION MATTERS: POVERTY & EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University has released a new study that finds more...

New Resource: A Framework for Teaching English Learners


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] A FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHING ENGLISH LEARNERS English learners face the daunting task of learning the academic curriculum and a new language concurrently....

New Resource: International Children’s Digital Library


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY Literature is one of society’s means for exposing young hearts and minds to new and foreign...

Second National Healthcare Disparities Report


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SECOND NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES REPORT The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released the second National Healthcare Disparities Report, building on the benchmark data...

Resources from the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse


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The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has resources which may be helpful to you. To inspire students in their service-learning experiences, try: Service-Learning Reader: Reflections and...

Partnerships Classifieds

Starfinder Seeking Interns, Volunteers, and Work Study Students


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Starfinder Foundation 123 South Broad Street, 24th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19109 215-772-7343 Hannah@ Starfinder is a dynamic non-profit organization that utilizes soccer as a vehicle for...

Volunteers Needed for WOMENS WAY Annual Fundraiser


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Volunteers Needed to Assist With Our Annual Fundraiser!!! WOMENS WAY and more than 1,650 people from the community will celebrate our 28th Annual Event entitled “Today’s Women –...

Keep PA Beautiful


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“Keep Pa Beautiful” and join the Great Pa Cleanup! Let’s Pick it Up with Ready Willing and Able Philly On Saturday April 23! Save The Date: Saturday, April 23 Ready Willing and Able...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program


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THE INSIDE-OUT PRISON EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Exploring Issues of Crime & Justice Behind the Walls PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The core of the Inside-Out Program is a 15-week academic course, meeting once a...

Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory Research


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Save the Date! for the upcoming “Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory Research: A Skill-Building Institute for Partnership Teams” to be held August...

Campus Leadership for Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Achievement


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June 22 – June 26 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) 5th Annual Greater Expectations Institute Campus Leadership for Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Achievement...

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies


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2005 International Conference for BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) on June 2-5 in Vancouver, Canada – Register now! Topics will include: . Best practices of local business...

Service-Learning Summer Institute for Educators


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KIDS Consortium 215 Lisbon Street, Suite 12 Lewiston, ME 04240 Visit: for additional information! Phone: 207-784-0956 / Fax: 207-784-6733 email: kap@ A 2-Day Conference: June 27-28, 2005 AND A 3-Day...

Art of Resistance Conference


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“Art of Resistance,” political artists’ conference, Seattle, Wash. May 14-15, 2005. E-mail: artofresistance@ Art of Resistance: a political artists conference, will converge in...

The Food Project Urban Agriculture Conference


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April 15 thru 16, 2005 Boston, MA Roxbury Community College THE FOOD PROJECT URBAN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE Friday, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM: Tours will be conducted to visit kitchen enterprise sites, an island...

Credit Path Seminar


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What is the Credit Path? How does Alternatives Federal Credit Union use the Credit Path in serving members and designing new programs? Can the Credit Path help you extend services to people of modest...

Grant Opportunities

Youth Venture Grants: Create Your Own Business


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Youth Venture Opportunity New Profiteer n. One who seeks tremendous returns through businesses that benefit communities and/or the environment. v. To contribute to a sustainable economy; increase the...

Star Schools Program Grants Available


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"Star Schools Program" Department of Education Star Schools Program encourages improved instruction in mathematics, science, and foreign languages, as well as other subjects (such as...

International Paper and Conservation Fund Invite Nominations for Environmental Awards


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] International Paper and Conservation Fund Invite Nominations for Environmental Awards Deadline: April 15, 2005 International Paper ( <a href=""></a>...

VHA Health Foundation Grants for Health Programs


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] VHA Health Foundation Seeks Proposals for Creating Better Health Through Innovation Program Deadline: April 18, 2005 (Letter of Intent) The VHA Health Foundation (<a...

Aetna Foundation Regional Community Health Grants Program


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Proposals Invited for Aetna Foundation Regional Community Health Grants Program Deadline: Various The Aetna Foundation (<a href=""></a>), a philanthropic program of...

Proposals Invited for Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health


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Announcement of Open Competition HEALTHY START Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health in West, South, and Southwest Philadelphia Healthy Start is a federally funded program dedicated to reducing...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

A Better Chance Seeks Resident Director/House Parent


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RESIDENT DIRECTOR/HOUSE PARENT A Better Chance in Lower Merion (ABC/LM) is a residential program for academically-gifted minority high school students. Our program, located in Ardmore, houses 8-9...

The Youth Urban Renewal Arts Program Seeks Lead Teacher


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The Youth Urban Renewal Arts Program (YoUth RAP), is an after-school program dedicated the helping youth ages 9-14 find their civic voice through artistic works. Through a series of lessons,...

National Student Partnerships Seeks Program Manager


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National Student Partnerships Mobilizing Student Leaders to Strengthen Communities Job Announcement About NSP… NSP is a student-led volunteer organization that links community members with the...

Pennsylvania Campus Compact Seeks Executive Director


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Pennsylvania Campus Compact Executive Director The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. PACC is one of 30 state...

Kelly Writers House Seeks Program Coordinator


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Dear PFSNI neighbors and colleagues: We at the Kelly Writers House are hiring a new Program Coordinator, and we are now accepting applications. The job begins July 1 and is a full-time position, with...

Bread & Roses Seeks Program Director


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

Miscellaneous

CORE Philly Scholarship Program


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The CORE Philly Scholarship Program is pleased to announce its 2005-2006 application period will begin on April 1, 2005. Students who are eligible for this scholarship must: – Be residents of...

Multicultural Youth eXchange Costa Rica Summer Program


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The Multicultural Youth eXchange invites your students to join a unique peer-to-peer program in COSTA RICA this summer! THE ART OF COMMUNITY SERVICE Isla De Chira EUR Costa Rica TEAM 1: June 27...


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