The week of

May 6, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Symposium: Helping Nonprofit Employees Buy Homes


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Tough choices call for new ways of thinking. Come to a symposium for nonprofit organizations, to introduce a new employee benefit program, Philadelphia Home?Buy?Now. Learn how you can get matching...

A Celebration of Voices for Public Education Fundraising Party


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Last spring, 300 public school supporters gathered to celebrate the Philadelphia Public School Notebook’s tenth anniversary of working for quality and equity in our schools. Let’s keep...

Philadelphia Cares About Fairmount Park Day


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Team Up to Clean Up! Philadelphia Cares About Fairmount Park Day Saturday, May 21, 2005 In Philadelphia , no one has to travel more than a mile to enjoy what the Fairmount Park System has to offer....

Film Premier: Farmingville


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Scribe Video Center presents Farmingville ? A Riveting Portrait of Suburban America Torn by Conflict Over Immigrant Workers ?Farmingville is a primer for anyone ? whether lawmaker or citizen ? who...

New Resources

2005 Index of Child Well-Being Available


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2005 INDEX OF CHILD WELL-BEING–A MIXED BAG Dramatic declines in rates of violence and risky behaviors such as teen births, smoking, and alcohol and illegal drug use during the past 10 years...

Book Review: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice


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Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published over 1,100 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are...

New Reports on the Earned Income Credit


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The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program just published two new reports on the Earned Income Credit. The first examines the impact of the credit in immigrant neighborhoods, and finds that those...

National Council for Science and the Environment Conference Website


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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT The conference website for the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) 5th National Conference on Science, Policy and the...

Resources: Student Leadership Development and Service Learning


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The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has the following materials on leadership development through service-learning for higher education students that may be helpful to you: A Guide to Student...

New Website: The City, Land and The University


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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announces the launching of The City, Land and The University Website Join the discussion!!! The City, Land and The University Program focuses on university real...

New Book: Classroom Literacy & Public Engagement


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CLASSROOM LITERACY & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT A new book, edited by Sarah Robbins and Mimi Dyer, underscores the connections between teacher professional growth and classroom reform and tells a story...

New Resource: Transforming High Schools for All Youth


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TRANSFORMING HIGH SCHOOLS FOR ALL YOUTH The National High School Alliance released “A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth,” a framework of six core principles and...

What Counts: Defining and Improving High School Graduation Rates


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WHAT COUNTS: DEFINING AND IMPROVING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES “What Counts: Defining and Improving High School Graduation Rates” takes an in-depth look at the complex issue of high...

New Resource: Just Eating: Practicing Our Faith at the Table


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“Just Eating: Practicing Our Faith at the Table” Readings for Reflections and Action Program partners: Advocate Health Care, Church World Service, Presbyterian Hunger Program Download...

New Website: International Network of Scholars and Activists


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International Network of Scholars and Activists To promote more egalitarian relationships of mutual learning between individuals and organizations working within universities and those in other parts...

Service Learning Clearinghouse Reference and Referral service


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“Reference and Referral” is a free electronic information service provided by Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. Use our NEW online form to send your...

New Website: Youth Policy Action Center


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NYLC Joins More Than 30 Youth Advocacy Organizations to Promote Political Action By and For Youths The National Youth Leadership Council has joined more than 30 of the country’s leading...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Conference on Gender for Youth


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$150 OFF of the National Conference on Gender for Youth! The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GPAC) is gearing up for the 2005 National Conference on Gender (NCG), and we want you to be involved...

New Dates for Upcoming Diversity Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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NEW DATES FOR UPCOMING DIVERSITY TRAINING IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO The dates for the Diversity Workshops sponsored by The Human Relations & Diversity (HRD) Training & Technical Assistance...

The Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network Seeks Articles for Summer Issue


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The Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network is soliciting articles and news items for the Summer 2005 issue of the quarterly newsletter Food for Thought. We are seeking articles of approximately 250...

Preparing a New Generation of Active Citizens


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You are invited to join KIDS Consortium at: Classroom-Community: Preparing a New Generation of Active Citizens A 2-Day Conference – June 27 and 28, 2005; and A 3-day Service-Learning Summer...

The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies: A Dialogue for a New Moral Agenda Conference


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The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University Presents: “A Dialogue for a New Moral Agenda” May 23 – 24, 2005 Washington, DC The event will take...

World Environment Day


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June 1 thru 5, 2005 San Francisco, CA WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY World Environment Day is hosted by a different city each year. With careful planning our cities can become places where the hopes of the...

Library of Congress Summer Institute


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Library of Congress Summer Institute Learning About Immigration – Through Primary Sources July 20 – 22, 2005 Washington, DC. We are a nation of immigrants. In the earliest grades we begin...

Community College National Center for Community Engagement Conference


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CCNCCE’s 2005 Annual National Conference Join us in beautiful, sunny and warm Arizona for the best service learning and civic engagement conference, hosted by the Community College National...

Grant Opportunities

President’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative Grants


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President’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative: DOL Announces $ Million in Funding for Faith-Based and Community Organizations Summary: The President’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative seeks to...

From the Heart Productions Invites Applications for Film Grants


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From the Heart Productions Invites Applications for Film Grants Deadline: May 30, 2005 and June 30, 2005 From the Heart Productions ( <a href=""></a>) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)...

Ford Foundation Grants for Fostering Constructive Dialogue on College Campuses


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New Ford Foundation Program Aims to Foster Constructive Dialogue on College Campuses Deadline: May 16, 2005 (Preliminary Proposals) The Ford Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has...

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Seeks Concept Papers


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Invites Concept Papers for Education and Exchange Projects Deadline: July 1, 2005 The Japan Foundation Center for Global...

American Legacy Foundation Announces Changes to Small Grants Programs


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American Legacy Foundation Announces Changes to Small Grants Programs Deadline: July 1, 2005 (Letters of Intent) The American Legacy Foundation ("Legacy") ( <a...

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s The Nature of Learning Grant Program


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"Nature of Learning Grant Program" National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s The Nature of Learning Grant Program seeks to use National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote...

Anti-Terrorism Program for America’s Poor Communities Announces Grants


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Anti-Terrorism Program for America’s Poor Communities Announces Grant Availability Deadline: May 20, 2005 In order to address the threat of terrorism to America’s low-income communities,...

MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Community Colleges Invited to Apply for MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award Deadline: August 31, 2005 Community colleges across the United States are...

Nominations Invited for Garden Crusader Awards


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Nominations Invited for Garden Crusader Awards Deadline: June 1, 2005 The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener’s Supply ( <a href=""></a> ) in 2001 to honor...

Awards for High School Students Fighting Global Poverty


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NetAid Global Action Awards to Honor High School Students Fighting Global Poverty Deadline: May 15, 2005 NetAid ( <a href=""></a> ), a nonprofit organization that educates,...

Nominations Needed for 2005 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Independent Sector Announces Call for Nominations for 2005 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize Deadline: June 24, 2005 Independent Sector (<a...

Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure


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Below is information on a newly released NIH program announcement with multiple due dates Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure Funding Opportunity Number:...

Community Food and Nutrition Program


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The funding announcement for the 2005 Community Food and Nutrition Program (CFNP) appeared today, April 18, 2005, in the Federal Register, pages 20135-20145. Applications must be received by 4:30pm...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

City Year Seeks Young People to Make a Difference


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<a href=""></a> Do you know a young person who has the energy and determination to make the world a better place? Are they looking for a way to make a difference? Do you find...

Democracy Matters Hiring Part-Time Interns


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Democracy Matters is hiring part-time interns during the academic year to build coalitions of student activists on campus, organize teach-ins on money in politics, train college students to run...

Project Director, Next Step Program, Community College of Phila


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[posted to College Prep Round Table list 4/18/2005] Community College of Philadelphia Position Announcement Project Director, Next Step Program GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Next Step Program Project...

Miscellaneous

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Bellagio Study and Conference Center Program


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Rockefeller Foundation Announces Bellagio Study and Conference Center Program Deadline: May 10, 2005; August 1, 2005; January 2, 2006; August 1, 2006 The Rockefeller Foundation ( <a...


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