The week of

February 17, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Conversations about Community-based Arts and Literacy Partnerships


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Save the date! Join us for conversations about Community-based Arts and Literacy Partnerships Friday, March 17th 9 AM ? 4 PM Historic Church of the Advocate, 18th & Diamond Streets Conference...

Workshop: Principles and Best Practices of Place-Based Education


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Principles and Best Practices of Place-Based Education at Shelburne Farms June 25-27, 2006 [opens with Sunday lunch and closes with Tuesday lunch] Principles and Best Practices of Place-Based...

Family Meals – Setting the Table


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Family Meals – Setting the Table Family Meals: Setting the Table Professional Conference Saturday, March 4, 2006 8:00 – 2:00 Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s...

Career Information Fair For High School Students


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The Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc. will be hosting its Third Annual Career Information Fair (CIF) on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 1pm to 5pm. The CIF will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia...

Join Greater Philadelphia Cares at the Arden Theater!


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Join GPC at the Arden Theater! We cordially invite you to our annual “pay what you can” event at the Arden Theater. Dancing at Lughnasa is widely regarded as preeminent Irish playwright...

Presentation by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ


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Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and the recently-published Death of Innocents will speak at Cabrini College’s Founder’s Day event on Monday, February 20 at 7:00 PM...

Tax Reform discussion


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Making A Progressive Philadelphia Presents A discussion on Tax Reform featuring Philadelphia Forward and Center for the Study of Economics Wednesday 3/15 7 pm ****free coffee**** Chapterhouse Cafe...

Reflections on service trip to Mississippi Gulf coast


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Gutted Homes, Gutted Lives: Reflections on a week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Wednesday, February 22nd 5:00 – 6:00 pm Huntsman Hall 250 38th & Walnut Sts All are welcome 14 University...

Philadelphia’s Civic Summit on Recycling


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Philadelphia’s Civic Summit on Recycling Thursday, March 2nd 7:30 to 9:30 pm Friends Select School 17th Street & Ben Franklin Parkway As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News,...

Sea Perch Program Teacher Professional Development


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Sea Perch Program Teacher Professional Development A program that introduces pre-college students to the wonders of underwater robotics Schools are invited to send a representative to the teacher...

Wharton Technology Conference for Nonprofits


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From Grassroots Non-Profits to Corporate Giants: The Impact of Technology Don’t miss these leaders discuss the role that technology plays in improving living standards, education, health care...

Local Foods event at Penn


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FarmEcology and Penn dining are sponsoring an exciting event! Please forward this email to your respective listserves. You won’t want to miss out!… ***Local Foods…They?re kind of a...

New Resources

Service-Learning: Intercommunity & Interdisciplinary Explorations


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Service-Learning: Intercommunity & Interdisciplinary Explorations (2005, University of Indianapolis Press) Understanding the possibilities of service-learning is not difficult, but mastering the...

Collaborative Solutions Newsletter on Community Building Responses to Katrina


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Welcome to the Fall Issue of the ?Collaborative Solutions Newsletter? from Tom Wolff & Associates. This is a Special Issue of Collaborative Solutions focusing on Community Building Responses in...

Resiliecy: What we’ve learned


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[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] RESILIENCY: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED Ten years ago, resiliency theory was relatively new to the fields of prevention and education. Today, it is at the...

Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2005


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] INDICATORS OF SCHOOL CRIME AND SAFETY: 2005 A new report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It presents data...

Experts Say: Put stress on play, not on children


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EXPERTS SAY: PUT STRESS ON PLAY, NOT ON CHILDREN A new statement, issued by the Alliance for Childhood, condemns the increasingly academic curriculum...

Preparing Teachers for Children in Poverty


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[posted from Public Education Netowrk newsblast] UNLEASHING “DEEP SMARTS” WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS The December 2005 issue of “School Administrator” features three noteworthy...

State Special Education Outcomes


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES: STEPS FORWARD IN A DECADE OF CHANGE A new report from National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) summarizes...

Study Rates 22 Widely Used Comprehensive School Reform Models


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[posted from Public School Network newsblast] STUDY RATES 22 WIDELY USED COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL REFORM MODELS A new guide using strict scientific criteria to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of...

New Resources on Idealist.org


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HOW IDEALIST CAN HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION As you know, organizations can use Idealist to post job openings, volunteer opportunities, internships, events, programs, resources, and campaigns. In...

New Report: Diversity and Achievement in American Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] DIVERSITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN AMERICAN EDUCATION A new report from the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University seeks to begin a...

New Issue of “Community Development”


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Introducing the new and improved COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Journal of the Community Development Society SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMMUNITY INFORMATICS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ?This issue of COMMUNITY...

New Article: Importance of student voice in youth development


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The Significance of Students: Can Increasing “Student Voice” in Schools Lead to Gains in Youth Development? by Dana Mitra ? 2004 The notion of “student voice,” or a student...

PA Bar Law Day booklet


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The new PBA Law Day booklet is now available. You can order copies at as well as get downloads there of all of the lessons. From the opening letter from PBA President Bill Carlucci extolling Judge...

Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories


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The Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) is pleased to present its 2006 Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories. The OSTRC Training Directory lists five months of OST-related...

Partnerships Classifieds

College Students Needed for Panel on Managing Money in College


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On March 11th, there will be a city-wide conference for parents in Philadelphia called “Show Me the Money” sponsored by Sen. Vincent Hughes. One of the workshops will highlight a panel of...

Full Circle Theater is seeking Actors


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FULL CIRCLE THEATER IS SEEKING ACTORS Are you adventurous, outgoing, expressive, and looking for a creative way to reach audiences, serve your community and/or have fun? Then enroll in Temple...

Artists wanted for Bike Parts art show


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ART RAID for the 4th annual Bike Parts Art Show! Raid our workshop and pick out used or broken bike par ts to make art. Your piece will be on exhibition First Friday at the Nexus Gallery in Old City,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Conference


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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Blueprints Conference 2006 Denver, CO March 13-15, 2006 Join us for a 3-day conference exploring model programs with positive results for youth and...

Workshop: Service Learning with a Human Rights Focus


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Workshop: Service Learning with a Human Rights Focus 14 March 2006 This workshop demonstrates how a human rights-based approach can deepen students’ critical engagement with the social justice...

Voices Around the Table: Faith, Food and U.S. Farm Policy


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Voices Around the Table: Faith, Food and Farm Policy Join the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office in DC, March 5-7, 2006, to explore farm policy’s impact on rural, urban and...

The Underground Railroad: Connecting Pathways To Liberty


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The Underground Railroad History Project of the (New York) Capital Region, Inc. “The Underground Railroad: Connecting Pathways To Liberty” A Conference On The Underground Railroad...

Mathematics of Social Justice: Course Development Workshop


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The Mathematics of Social Justice A Course Development Workshop Lafayette College, May 23-25, 2006 Contemporary society is filled with political, economic, and cultural issues that arise from...

Call for Proposals: Afterschool Summer Institute


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As you probably know, The Department of Education and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, in conjunction with the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning at SEDL announced that the...

Final registration deadline for COOL Idealist National Conference


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The final registration deadline for the 2006 Idealist National Conference at Vanderbilt University, March 3-5, 2006 is fast approaching! The Idealist National Conference is the largest convening in...

Grant Opportunities

Community Collaboration Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Partnership for a Nation of Learners Announces Community Collaboration Grant Program Deadline: March 1, 2006 The Partnership for a Nation of Learners <a...

YouthActionNet Awards


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] YouthActionNet to Help Fund Youth-Led Social Change Projects Deadline: April 15, 2006 YouthActionNet <a href=""></a> will present awards to youth...

National Forest Foundation Offers Community Assistance Program


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National Forest Foundation Offers Community Assistance Program Deadline: April 28, 2006; and September 8, 2006 The National Forest Foundation <a href=""></a> established the...

Caregivers Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregivers Program Announces Grant Program Deadline: March 31, 2006 The Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute...

Common Counsel’s Grassroots Exchange Fund


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Grassroots Exchange Fund Accepting Applications for 2006 Deadline: Open The Common Counsel Foundation’s (<a href=""></a>) Grassroots Exchange Fund (formerly the Grantee...

New Leaders for New Schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Seek Candidates to Become Urban School Principals New Leaders for New Schools is currently accepting applications for candidates who meet our 10...

Grants for Service-Learning Projects


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Grants for Service-Learning Projects Learn and Serve America, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has released a Notice of...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director of Training/Technical Assistance, Montgomery Early Learning Centers


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[emailed 2/11/2006] Montgomery Early Learning Centers has announced a job opening for the position of Director, MELC Division of Training and Technical Assistance/Southeastern Pa. School Age Child...

Miscellaneous

Art of Community Service immersion trip


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The Multicultural Youth eXchange invites your students to join two unique peer-to-peer volunteer programs in COSTA RICA and MONTSERRAT this summer! THE ART OF COMMUNITY SERVICE Isla De Chira ? Costa...

Community Supported Agriculture Program


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2006 SEASON CSA ANNOUNCEMENT Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested Time to join a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture! (see definition below) Support a local farm...

Purpose Prize for Social Leaders Sixty and over


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[posted from National Service Resource Center newsletter] A Call to Social Leaders Sixty and Over In collaboration with the Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton Foundation, Civic Ventures...


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