The week of

July 8, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Access Science Summer speaker series


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University of Pennsylvania’s Access Science Program Please join us for our: Summer Science Series The evening?s speakers are Access Science PhD Fellows: Lori Spindler & Catherine Faler...

Call for Presenters: Philly Beyond Oil conference


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We are issuing this open call to community members and activists interested in presenting at this conference. Please submit proposals to schedule@ There are four tracks for workshops and presenters:...

Violence in Schools Conference


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VIOLENCE in SCHOOLS Addressing violence and promoting justice in schools WHERE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA WHEN: August 8-10, 2005 WHO: Teachers, administrators, staff, counselors,...

Confernce on Community-Based Participatory Research


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5th Annual Regional Research Conference on Ethnic and Minority Health Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR): What, Why and How? Presented by The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health...

Women, Health, and the Environment


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Women, Health, and the Environment Keynote speaker: Judy Norsigian of Our Bodies Our Selves Monday, July 25, 2005 Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA For more information, contact sara@sarasteele.com

New Resources

New Study: College Readiness Begins in Middle School


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[postsed from Public Education Network newsblast] COLLEGE READINESS BEGINS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Many of America’s middle and high school students need more help from schools to effectively plan for...

Hunger Action Guide


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[posted from ] Hunger is a serious issue both in our country and around the globe. Approximately, percent of the population is at risk of hunger. Globally, 6 million children under the age of 5 die...

Kids Count Data Book with Rural and Urban Info


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] Kids Count Data Book with Rural and Urban Info From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a new report is now available that uses 10 key measures of child...

Community Readiness Tool


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[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv] The Community Readiness Model is an innovative method for assessing the level of readiness of a community to develop and implement...

New Book: Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health


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[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv] Thanks for sharing your article and for mentioning the new book coming out. The book, Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research...

New Resources: Sustainable Agriculture


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[posted from Community Food Security Coalition listserv] We are please to announce the completion of the new CASFS Sustainable Agriculture Instructional Resources Web-page. Growing interest in...

New Report: Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STRATEGIES FOR CLOSING ACHEIVEMENT GAPS A new guide from the National Education Association provides a multi-themed approach to closing the...

Literacy Strategies for Secondary Ed


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] MAKING ROOM FOR LITERACY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS According to WestEd, more than ever, high school students need an understanding of how to read...

New Book: Guide to Funding Community School Partnerships


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[posted from ] Destination Sustainability: A Guide to Funding Community School Partnerships …or any collaborative that?s working to maximize and improve school and community resources. Provides...

Civic Engagement Assessment Tools


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The following assessment tools relating to civic engagement for youth may be of interest to you: A Guide to the Index of Civic and Political Engagement Just Vote! Civic Participation and...

Learning through Serving: Student Guidebook for SL (College level)


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning] A wonderful and important new resource has just been published by Stylus Publishers. This book is intended as a self-directed guide FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL STUDENTS...

Partnerships Classifieds

Seeking teachers for civic education pilot


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[posted from National K-12 Service-Learning listserv] I hope that your school year is wrapping up well or that you are enjoying the start of your summer. My name is Bernadette Chi and I write to...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future Newsletter] SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE Sunday, July 30 ? Thursday, August 4 Hyatt Regency and Riverside Convention Center...

Greening of the Campus Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] GREENING OF THE CAMPUS VI: EXTENDING CONNECTIONS AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY September 15 ? September 17 Ball State University Muncie, Indiana This...

National Historic Preservation Conference


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[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter] SUSTAIN AMERICA: VISION, ECONOMICS, AND PRESERVATION Tuesday, September 27 ? Saturday, October 2 Portland, Oregon Sponsored by: National Trust for...

Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute


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Interested in teaching valuable leadership skills to young people? Join us for the: Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute Train-the-Trainer Seminar August 1-3, 2005 in Washington, DC Hosted in...

Conf Call: Environmental Health Science


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[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv] The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently announced that it is seeking public input as part of a strategic...

National Community Tax Coalition


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Monday ?Wednesday, September 19-21, Building Prosperity for Working Families. Hosted by the National Community Tax Coalition, Chicago Highlights of the Conference Reflect and Celebrate as communities...

Grant Opportunities

Toshiba America Foundation Grants


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Toshiba America Foundation Grants The Toshiba America Foundation seeks to support projects designed by classroom teachers to improve K-12 science and...

Hasbro Programs for Children Grants


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Hasbro Programs for Children Grants Hasbro Children Foundation grants to support the development and/or expansion of programs for children. Maximum...

Mini-Grant Program for Service-Learning


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Mini-Grant Program for Service-Learning Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Robinson Mini-Grant Program for service-learning projects designed to...

American Honda Foundation Grants Program


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] American Honda Foundation Grants Program American Honda Foundation Grants Program for organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific...

Service-Learning and Home Safety Initiative


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Service-Learning and Home Safety Initiative Grants from State Farm Insurance & State Farm Companies Foundation reward programs that engage...

Making a DIfference Award for innovative science teaching


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Making a Difference Award The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association "Making a Difference" Award recognizes excellence in...

Fellowship for Studies on Immigrant Children


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Foundation for Child Development Invites Proposals for Young Scholars Program Focusing on Immigrant Children Deadline: November 1, 2005 Through the FCD Young Scholars...

Give Back to Grow Honors Community Gardening


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Scott’s Give Back to Grow Program Honors Individuals for Community Gardening Deadline: December 2, 2005 Through its Give Back to Grow corporate caring initiative, the...

21st Century Community Learning Centers


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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Community and Student Services, announces the availability of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funding to provide academic...

Community Access To Child Health (CATCH) Planning Funds


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The Community Access To Child Health (CATCH) Planning Funds Program provides grants for pediatricians to develop initiatives that increase underserved children’s access to health services....

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Corporate to Classroom


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We Are Looking For Committed Individuals Earn your teacher?s certification While teaching in one of Philadelphia?s Middle Schools If you meet the following qualifications: ? Philadelphia resident ?...

Executive Director, Philadelphia City Sail


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[emailed 7/6/2005] Position: Executive Director of Philadelphia City Sail Mission: Philadelphia City Sail, Inc. is a (PCS) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, educational organization that inspires...

various positions, the Lighthouse


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[emailed 7/11/2005] July 2005 The following positions are currently available at the Lighthouse. All interested applicants must complete: 1) A resume’ with 2) Cover letter and 3) Two business...

Program Coordinator, Need in Deed


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[ed note: This is a new position and is not the same as a Need in Deed posting which ran in the PHENND Update recently.] Since its founding in 1987, Need in Deed?s mission has been to work with...

Conference Coordinator, National Service Learning Conference


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[emailed 7/11/2005] Conference Coordinator Position The Institute for Global Education and Service Learning is seeking a part time staff member beginning in mid-August 2005 until April 2006,...

Miscellaneous

Dr. Charlene Gray, Director of PA Campus Compact


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Director of Outreach Center at Lafayette College Named Executive Director of Pennsylvania Campus Compact Dr. Charlene Gray, director of the Landis Community Outreach Center at Lafayette College,...

Nonprofit Mailing Rules Clarified


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[posted from CTCNet Policy Email] Nonprofit Postage Rulemaking Threat Averted On April 28, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and several key nonprofit sector mailing interests reached an...


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