The week of

October 28, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Substance Abuse Treatment Providers Fair

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROVIDERS FAIR Sponsored by the Dept. of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services and the Department of Human Services. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005 10:00 -? 2:00...

BuildaBridge International Art Show

Please be our guest for our first art show at the BI House featuring the work of Philadlephia artist Jessie Lynn Gonzalez. DATE: November 5 TIME: 4-7 PM LOCATION: BuildaBridge International House...

ESOL Conference: Meeting Diverse Needs

Penn TESOL East (The Eastern Pennsylvania Area Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Fall Conference Program Nov. 5, 8 AM – 5 PM Immaculata University Topic:...

Philly Fellows Kick-off concert at the Rotunda

Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street–next to The Bridge movie theater) for the Philly Fellows kick-off concert, featuring the music of East Hundred and The...

PennFuture’s Annual Post-Election Forum

PennFuture’s Annual Post-Election Forum Save the date for our Annual Post-Election Forum Thursday, November 17, 2005 10am – 1:30pm Harrisburg Hilton and Towers 1 North Second Street...

Philadelphia Community Input Meetings

Upcoming meetings for the Clergy Meeting and South Philadelphia Meeting. Please feel free to join PennFuture at these local community meetings. We’ll be hearing directly from residents about...

Seminar in Community Arts

Spread the Word! New Spring Community Arts Course at Tyler School of Art Interdisciplinary Seminar in Community Arts Tuesdays: 3:40 ? 6:30, Temple?s Main Campus Community-based Arts brings artists...

Book Signing & Lecture with James Steele author of

Monday, November 7 6:30 Book Signing & Lecture by James Steele, “Critical Care” (critique of healthcare in the ) Newman Center, UPenn campus, 3720 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA $5...

American Institute of Architects Convention: Design on the Delaware

November 4-5, 2005 AIA Philadelphia presents “Design on the Delaware: Convene, Collaborate and Create”, Philadelphia. Visit for more information. AIA Philadelphia, the largest Chapter of...

Fairmont Park Commission public meeting

November 9, 2005. 1 pm Fairmont Park Commission public meeting. Visit for more information Persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require assistance, auxiliary aid, or other...

Bicycle Issues Task Force Meeting

November 10, 2005. 4 pm Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Southeastern PA Bicycle Issues Task Force Meeting Visit for more...

Del. Valley Regional Planning Commission Regional Citizens Committee

November 22, 2005 12 PM DVRPC Regional Citizens Committee, Philadelphia. Visit for more information. A full lunch will be provided. Commission Offices The ACP Building – 8th Floor 190 N....

New Resources

AmeriCorps Alums: Organization Relaunched

AMERICORPS ALUMS: ORGANIZATION RELAUNCHED With 25 chapters up and running and another 10 set to start, the newly revitalized AmeriCorps Alums are off to a good start. Program manager D’Amico,...

Community Partnership Case Study: Scandinavian Studies

The University of Washington has released a case study in its series on UW-community partnerships, this one focusing on the work of faculty and students of the Department of Scandinavian Studies....

New Report: Establishing Local P-16 Education Compacts

[posted from Public Education Network Weekly NewsBlast] ESTABLISHING LOCAL P-16 EDUCATION COMPACTS A new publication from the Stark Education Partnership, a local education fund, tells the story of...

Civic Promise of Service Learning

The Spring 2005 issue of “Liberal Education,” the journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is available online at This issue contains an article on The Civic...

New Report: EITC: Boosting Employment, Aiding the Working Poor

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has issued a new report: “The Earned Income Tax Credit: Boosting Employment, Aiding the Working Poor,” available at the links below. This report...

Report: Cost of Predatory Lending

The Coalition for Responsible Lending, in this report, quantifies the cost of several predatory lending practices to American homeowners. Using the best data available to us, w e estimate that...

Service Learning DVD

[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health newsletter] Service Learning DVD The University of Utah?s Bennion Center has produced an interactive resource guide for those involved in...

Health Policy Guide

[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health newsletter] This Guide, created by the Center for Health Improvement provides evidence-based, peer-reviewed policy guidance and resources to...

New Report: Interventions Related to Obesity: Evidence Review

[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv] Interventions Related to Obesity – A State of the Evidence Review Carmen R. Connolly The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada,...

Community Schools Newsletter: Funding the Vision

[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] Community Schools Newsletter: Funding the Vision This edition of our newsletter looks at funding – where to find it, how to get it,...

Tutoring strategy for adolescent readers

[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] Do your afterschool programs serve middle and upper grade students? Are you looking for ways to develop literacy skills and increase...

Free computer classes for adults

[posted from Community Technology Centers Philadelphia listserv] The Mayor’s commission on Technology is still offering free computer training and certification for any resident of...

Miscellaneous

Help for Those Facing Gas Shutoff

Many low-income Philadelphia families risk losing their gas heating service next month because of their inability to keep up with payments. This situation has worsened for many other Philadelphians...

Pew Partnership for Civic Change Award

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nominations Invited for Civic Change Award Deadline: December 31, 2005 The Pew Partnership for Civic Change (<a href=""></a>) is a civic research...

Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Invited for Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards Deadline: January 5, 2006 Applications are now being accepted for the 2006 Intel and Scholastic...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Job Readiness Traning Instructor

The Achieving Independence Center is a joint initiative of the Department of Human Services, the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, the Philadelphia Youth Network, Arbor Education and...

WANTED: SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANT

Title: Special Projects Assistant Status: Part-time, 10 hours per week Rate: to $20 per hour Reports to: Director, Community Support Position Overview The Special Projects Assistant researches,...

Grant Opportunities

Bowerman Track Renovation Program

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nike Accepting Applications for Bowerman Track Renovation Program Deadline: Open A philanthropic initiative of Nike, Inc. (<a href=""></a>), the...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Healthy & Livable Communities Conference

5th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Denver, CO January 26-28, 2006 Visit for more information. The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference has...

A+ Schools National Conference

[posted from Community Arts Network newsletter] “A+ Schools National Conference,” Greensboro, December 4-6, 2005. What can A+ Schools teach us about these essential questions? 1 How is...

Local knowledge, global contexts: Mapping the terrain of qualitative research

[posted from Community Arts Network newsletter] “Local knowledge, global contexts: Mapping the terrain of qualitative research in the 21st Century,” 19th Annual Conference on...

Call for Papers: International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE)

The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE) is a new faculty-reviewed electronic journal offered free, semi-annually, over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes...

Call for Chapters: Effective Practice of Adult-Youth Engagement in Social and Environmental Justice

[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv] Call for Proposed Chapters for a Book on: Effective Practice of Adult-Youth Engagement in Social and Environmental Justice It is truly...

Partnerships Classifieds

Empty Bowl Dinner Volunteers Needed

The Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) writes: To make our Empty Bowl Dinner on Tuesday November 15th at Chestnut Hill College a success, we need the help of our 1000+ Interfaith...


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