The week of

November 11, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

15th International Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth


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15th International Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2005 PLEASE JOIN US!! 5:30 PM STEPS OF ART MUSEUM Benjamin Franklin Parkway COVENANT HOUSE PENNSYLVANIA For more...

Child Health Promotion Conference


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Nemours First Annual Conference on Child Health Promotion December 8-9, 2005, at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware– only 35 minutes from Philadelphia. This unique two-day event on child...

A Conversation about Women?s Health


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Women of all ages are invited to: A Conversation about Women?s Health an interactive health education program focusing on the connection between physical and emotional health Created and Presented...

Public School Notebook Fundraiser


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First Person and the Public School Notebook are hosting a fundraiser! The First Person Documentary Project is chronicling the experiences of six Philadelphia public high school students as they...

20th Anniversary Party, Laura Sims Skate House


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The Laura Sims Skate House in Cobbs Creek Park, 63rd and Walnut Street is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, November 19th – 11 2 with an Open House and Recognition Ceremony. Its...

Gar Alperovitz: America Beyond Capitalism


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Nov 14 6:00 pm – 9pm “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth,” Liberty & Dem Fee $38; Gar Alperovitz, assessment of the state of US democracy to an inspiring vision...

New Resources

DVD on Out of School Time program quality


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The Wallace Foundation is committed to strengthening cities’ out of school time (OST) systems to provide meaningful high-quality, sustainable programs to as many children as possible,...

Service-Learning Professional Services Directory


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The National Service-Learning Partnership is excited to announce the opening of the Service-Learning Marketplace! This is the only professional services directory that offers information about the...

Expanding Financial Services to Underbanked Consumers


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Center for Financial Services Innovation has released a paper entitled, “Expanding Financial Services to Underbanked Consumers: How Tax Preparation Partnerships Can Help Bridge the Gap.”...

Communities and Schools: New View on Urban Education Reform


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] COMMUNITIES & SCHOOLS: A NEW VIEW OF URBAN EDUCATION REFORM In this article, Mark R. Warren argues that if urban school reform in the United...

Report on Early Childhood Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] LOSING GROUND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Since the early 1980s, there has been a large and unsettling dip in the qualifications of the center-based...

Easing the Transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EASING THE TRANSITION FROM PRE-K TO KINDERGARTEN The first years of school can set the tone for a child’s long-term academic success —...

Special Education 101


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] SPECIAL EDUCATION 101 As parents prepare for a new school year, some may be wondering about special education services for their children. Suzanne...

New Book: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities


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[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health newsletter] Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities This report from the Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of...

ABCs of Evaluation


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[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health newsletter] The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, 2nd Edition The second edition of the bestselling The...

New Brochure: Kid’s Healthy Weight


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[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network listserv] The USDA recently released a tool, available in English and Spanish, on maintaining healthy weight for kids. This brochure was completed by a...

Interview with Janet Poppendieck on food security


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World Hunger Year is pleased to announce an interview with Jan Poppendieck, author of Sweet Charity?, conducted by our International Director Peter Mann. We hope that you will enjoy this piece filled...

Partnerships Classifieds

Tree Planting in Fairmount Neighborhood


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Community Tree Planting opportunities!!! Volunteers Needed Saturday, November 19th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Fairmount Tree Tenders will be planting 50 street trees. For more information contact Barbara...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Symposium & Gala for 15th Anniversary of Learn & Serve America


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A new listserv is being created to connect Learn and Serve America alumni to each other for reminiscing, networking, and to share information from Learn and Serve. If you are a former...

Effective Interventions for Student Mental Health


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2nd Annual Conference on Effective Interventions for Student Mental Health On-Campus: Collaboration & Community January 5 – January 7, 2006 Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, CA...

2006 C.O.O.L. Idealist National Conference!


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Registration and Workshop Submission open for the 2006 Idealist National Conference! We are pleased to inform you that registration for the 2006 Idealist National Conference at Vanderbilt...

Conference on Community Indicators


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] 4th International Conference on Community Indicators: Marking the Evolution of the Movement December 1-3, 2005 Burlington, Vermont Can Community...

Inside-Out Prison Exchange National Instructor Training Institute


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Hello again. We were in touch with the list-serv a few months ago about The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. We would like to give you a little bit of an update. (A full description of the program...

Call for Proposals: Response to Community Crisis: Lessons from Recent Hurricanes


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The Tougaloo College Center for Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility will be hosting a symposium on “Response to Community Crisis: Lessons from Recent Hurricanes.” The symposium...

Grant Opportunities

Youth Garden Grants Program


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Youth Garden Grants Program 150 child-centered, outdoor garden programs will receive Home Depot gift cards. Program emphasis is on education, plant-to-food connections, environmental awareness,...

Practicum Partnership Program, Social Work Leadership Institute


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] The Social Work Leadership Institute is pleased to announce their Second Funding Cycle for master’s level schools of social work to apply for...

American Architectural Foundation Community Grants Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] American Architectural Foundation Invites Applications for Community Grants Program Deadline: December 15, 2005 The American Architectural Foundation’s (<a...

Future Conservationist Awards


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] BP Conservation Program Announces Guidelines for Future Conservationist Awards Deadline: December 16, 2005 Since 1985, the BP Conservation Program (<a...

American Legacy Foundation


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] American Legacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Innovative Grants Program Deadline: February 15, 2006 (Letter of Intent) Established as part of a settlement...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Outreach and Youth Workers, Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership


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City Seeks Street Outreach and Youth Worker Services in 12th and 25th Police Districts Mayor Street has announced a the major new initiative: the Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership (AVRP)....

President Position with Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.


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POSITION: President REPORTS TO: Board of Directors ORGANIZATION: Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. (<a href=""></a>) LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steppingstone Scholars, Inc....

Executive Director, Southwest Community Services


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[emailed 11/6/2005] Position Announcement: Executive Director Southwest Community Services, Inc. (SWCS) is a small but growing 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1988 by and for area...

Special Education Teacher, Green Woods Charter School


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[emailed 11/6/2005] Special Education Teacher: Green Woods Charter School is currently seeking applications from qualified Special Education teachers to join Green Woods dedicated and collaborative...

Program Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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[posted from Community Based Participatory Research listserv 10/25/2005] Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Program Associate Position – Disparities Team The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,...

Miscellaneous

Apply for All-America City Award


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Applications for the 2006 All-America City Award are now available! The All-America City Award is the nation’s original and most prestigious community recognition award. Since 1949, the Award...

Nomations sought for Consumers Guide for Science After School


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Consumers Guide for Science After School This project is part of the Coalition for Science After School which consists of thirty science education, afterschool, research, and advocacy organizations...


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