The week of

November 25, 2005

Other Local Events and Workshops

Home Energy Action Teams: PGW Training Workshops for service providers


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PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS (PGW) PROMOTES HOME ENERGY ACTION TEAMS (HEAT) 4 PHILLY Home Energy Action Teams (HEAT) 4 PHILLY represents Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW?s) commitment to reach out to...

Redefining the Vacant Lot: Green Space Innovations


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REDEFINING THE VACANT LOT: GREEN SPACE INNOVATIONS A Display of Plans, Designs, and Photographs at 3101 Walnut Street University of Pennsylvania Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (The...

Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network fundraiser


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Friends-Here is your chance to bring your ethics to the market place. You can help artisans from around the world and NPIHN families at the same time, plus delight your family and friends with...

Student-Parent Awareness Meeting


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Help Raise Awareness for more Child Care Funds for Student Parents in College Family Care Solutions invites you to attend a Student-Parent Awareness Meeting. Help bring about change to promote...

Contested Histories of Chinatown Panel Discussion


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See below for a panel related to Chinatown Live(s): Oral Histories from Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Contested Histories of Chinatown Panel Discussion Asian Arts Initiative, 1315 Cherry Street,...

Hip-Hop for Hope


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[posted from College Prep Round Table listserv] “Hip-Hop for Hope” December 2 5:00 PM ? 7:00 PM Free Admission A PROGRAM ON VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED THE LIVES OF...

New Resources

Teaching K-12 Service-Learning: Selected Resources


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NEW Bibliography from NSLC The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has recently developed a new bibliography of resources for K-12 teachers who incorporate (or plan to incorporate)...

New Book: High School Reform


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL REFORM A new WestEd book details the turnaround approaches that are preparing more students for college — disadvantaged...

Redesigning Schools to Dramatically Improve Learning


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[posted from Public Education Network Newsblast] REDESIGNING SCHOOLS TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE LEARNING The concept of schools as community centers has been a hot topic for more than 100 years. As...

Role of Principal Leadership in Improving Student Achievement


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] THE ROLE OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP IN IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT School and district leadership has been the focus of intense scrutiny in recent...

Equity and Inclusion in Math & Science Classrooms


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EQUITY & INCLUSION IN MATH & SCIENCE CLASSROOMS Ensuring equity and excellence lies at the core of systemic reform efforts, especially in...

Revitalizing High School Libraries Initiative


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] ADOLESCENTS READ! A new publication from the New York Life Revitalizing High School Libraries Initiative, administered by the Public Education...

Diversity and family involvement in schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] REACHING OUT TO DIVERSE FAMILIES Family involvement in schools is often limited to a small group of parents who seem to do everything. Culturally...

Four-Part series on the achievement gap


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] GETTING STUDENTS READY FOR THE WORLD AFTER HIGH SCHOOL In the first of a four-part series exploring the lasting significance of the achievement gap,...

New Issue of Evaluation Exchange


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The new issue of “The Evaluation Exchange” periodical is now available on our website. It focuses on evaluation methodology, covering topics in contemporary evaluation thinking,...

New Report on Cultivating Food Security


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Despite technological advancements, the number of hungry people in developing countries increased by 18 million in the second half of the 1990s, to some 800 million today. Worldwide, nearly 2 billion...

New Website: Factline: Tracking Health in Underserved Communities


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We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of a new website, Factline: Tracking Health in Underserved Communities, now live at Developed by Saqi Maleque, MSPH, with assistance from David...

The Environment: Death and Rebirth


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The Environment: Death and Rebirth This report links to articles in The American Prospect’s October issue special report as well as links to reports, analysis and commentary from experts in the...

Low-Income Tax Clinic Listserv


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[posted from National Community Tax Coalition] If you are interested in the low-income tax clinic listserv, which is very focused on tax law and tax cases affecting low-income and immigrant...

New Paper: Community-Campus Partnerships for Economic Development: Community Perspectives


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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has been a leading champion of community-university partnerships as a strategy for community and economic development. The latest issue of its magazine Communities...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, United Way’s Project Warm Heart


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Volunteers Needed! United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is recruiting volunteers to weatherize homes throughout our region. No experience required! Winter is on the way and heating costs will be...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: The Academy at Work


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CALL FOR PAPERS “The Academy at Work” Thought & Action, the NEA Journal of Higher Education Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2006 “A myriad of questions surround the academy...

Call for Proposals: Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment


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The Association of American Colleges and Universities is accepting proposals for Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment (), which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-21, 2006....

Call for Proposals: Continuums of Service Conference


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] Washington Campus Compact and the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium are pleased to announce the dates, location, theme, and call for proposals...

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Imagination and Education


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The Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce Call for papers due February 28, 2006 for the 4th International...

Grant Opportunities

Providing HIV Testing to High-Risk African American Women


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a new funding opportunity entitled, Evaluation of the Relative Effectiveness of Four Public Health...

Community-Based approaches to increasing seat belt use in teens


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[posted from Community Based Participatory Research] The funding announcement for Evaluation of community-based approaches to increasing seat belt use among adolescent drivers and their passengers...

Learn and Serve American funding announced


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The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the anticipated availability–subject to Congressional appropriation– of approximately $40 million of Learn and Serve America...

Disney Minnie Grants


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DISNEY MINNIE GRANTS (Open to applicants from the US and from other countries) Youth Service America and Disney are offering the Disney Minnie Grants for youth across the globe. These grants of $500...

Youth Venture Grants


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YSA YOUTH VENTURE Funding (Open to US applicants only) Get up to $1,000 in start-up funds for sustainable National and Global Youth Service Day (N&GYSD) projects by becoming a YSA Youth Venturer....

Pfizer Fellowship in Health Disparities


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Pfizer Inc is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Pfizer Fellowship in Health Disparities, the Pfizer Fellowship in Health Literacy/Clear Health Communication, and Pfizer Scholars...

Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Centers


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Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-ES-05-008 Due Date for Applications: Mar 15, 2006 The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications from qualified institutions for...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Administrative Assistant, YWCA of Bucks County


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The YWCA of Bucks County is seeking an Admin Assist ? FT. Demonstrated office experience, strong organizational, computer, and telephone skills. MS Office expertise a must. Assist Executive Director...

Internship Coordinator, Mastery Charter High School


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Opportunities in a successful and innovative Philadelphia charter school Mastery Charter High School is a five-year old public charter high school in Center City Philadelphia that was created to...

Miscellaneous

International Service Learning/Study Abroad Opportunity in Jamaica


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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ATTENTION UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE STUDENTS International Service Learning/Study Abroad Opportunity in Jamaica First Summer Session (May 15 ?June 14, 2006)...

Conf. call: Developing Service Opportunities during Breaks


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Subject: Developing Service Opportunities during Breaks AmeriCorps programs represent a tremendous resource for (1) developing service break opportunities for higher education students in the Gulf...

Pediatric Academic Societies Educational Scholars Program


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PAS Educational Scholars Program We are announcing a new opportunity for pediatricians and pediatric educators to develop skills as leaders in educational scholarship. The PAS Educational Scholars...

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Annual Award


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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for 5th ANNUAL CCPH AWARD! JANUARY 20, 2006, DEADLINE The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Annual Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and...


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