The week of

March 24, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Urban Sustainability Forum


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Urban Sustainability Forum Greene Country Towne: The Future of Philadelphia Land Use Planning April 20, 2006 All programs will run from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and will be held at The Academy of Natural...

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka at Free Library


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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and “Hotel Rwanda” inn keeper, Paul Rusesabagina, are among the guest lecturers slated for “The Free Library of Philadelphia Spring 2006 Lectures/Book...

Informal Science Education & Out of School Time Symposium


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Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) ISEOST Symposium Philadelphia, PA June 1, 2006. Symposium Content The ISEOST Symposium will host 100 informal science education (ISE) and out-of-school time...

Conference on Social Entrepreneurship


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The Fox School of Business of Temple University is Proud to Announce the First Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Building the Business Case for Corporate-Community Partnerships Featuring...

Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneurial Campus Summit


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The Fox School of Business is Proud to Announce the Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneurial Campus Summit Business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors are invited to join students from across the...

New Resources

New Article: Reculturing Schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] RECULTURING SCHOOLS Although no one factor — not even one as pervasive and consequential as organizational culture — can account for the...

Diverse Learners Can Blossom in Culturally Responsive Classrooms


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] DIVERSE LEARNERS CAN BLOSSOM IN CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOMS Increasingly, teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds. Line up...

New Discussion Guide for Making Schools Work


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[posted from Public Education Network newblast] NEW DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR “MAKING SCHOOLS WORK” A new discussion guide and DVD of excerpts drawn from the PBS prime-time special,...

New Book: Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] GETTING ALIENATED YOUNG MEN BACK TO SCHOOL OR JOBS Because the United States “can ill afford to have so many of its young people and adults be...

New Research Brief: Early Childhood Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: INVESTING IN QUALITY MAKES SENSE Nearly four out of five states invest in preschool programs. However, states’...

New Report on Teacher Professional Development


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: WHAT TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS & DISTRICT STAFF REPORT This report uses data from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing...

Free National & Global Youth Service Day Materials Available


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Free National & Global Youth Service Day Materials Available Youth Service America is pleased to offer free materials to help you plan your service project for the 18th Annual National &...

Lessons in Service Learning


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Lessons in Service Learning Recent news suggests that today’s schoolchildren represent one of the most socially active generations in history. Teachers reflect on their students’ views...

Enhancing High School Reform: Lessons From Site Visits to Four Cities


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Enhancing High School Reform: Lessons From Site Visits to Four Cities This report summarizes the best practices and policies that were successful in a number of innovative high schools visited by...

Universities and Colleges Affect on Economic Health of Cities


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Over the past few decades, deindustrialization, suburbanization, and disinvestment have combined to undermine the economic health of many cities. Increasingly, community groups are finding partners...

Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia


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[posted from Global Youth Action Network] Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia This 2-volume publication features 185 original entries–from chat rooms, to grass roots movements...

Youth Blog on Climate Issues


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[posted from Global Youth Action Network] Youth Blog on Climate Issues Its Getting Hot in Here is a community blog by the leaders of the youth climate and energy movement. The blog has been updated...

Partnerships Classifieds

Plant A Tree This Spring!


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COME PLANT A TREE WITH US THIS SPRING Volunteers Needed! Saturday April 1st, 9am New Kensington CDC 12 large trees Meet at 2500 E. Cumberland Street Saturday April 8th, 9am Oak Lane Tree Tenders ? 37...

Volunteers Needed for Middle School Health Fair


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Anna Howard Shaw Middle School 3rd Annual Health Fair May 11, 2006 Volunteer Presenters in the health field needed to prepare fun, interactive games for students that could include Q&A’s,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

YouthBuild Transformation Institute: Academy for Transformation


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YouthBuild Transformation Institute Academy for Transformation, April 11-13, Redondo Beach, CA REGISTER TODAY – Limited financial aid available! HOTEL DISCOUNT DEADLINE: March 17 Choose 1 of...

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Summer Service-Learning Institute


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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is accepting applications for our 9th Summer Service-Learning Institute, July 21-24, 2006, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Applications are due...

Community Driven Research and Social Change in the National Capital Region


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The 2006 Conference on Community Driven Research and Social Change in the National Capital Region: “Transforming DC through Community Based Learning and Research” is an interdisciplinary...

Second Eastern Regional Conference on Afterschool


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Second Eastern Regional Conference on Afterschool May 9 – 10, 2006 Baltimore, MD Registration deadline is quickly approaching for the Second Eastern Regional Conference on Afterschool organized...

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference: Engaging Community: Creating Critical Praxis


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[posted from Community Arts Network] 12TH ANNUAL Pedagogy of the Oppressed CONFERENCE Hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill May 18 to May 21, 2006 Preconference Workshops with...

The Art of Interviewing: Transforming Stories about Conflict


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&catid=51 The Art of Interviewing: Transforming Stories about Conflict Increasingly, a wide range of professionals–including HR managers, educators, journalists, mediators, clergy, EEOC...

Grant Opportunities

Unsung Heroes Awards Program


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Unsung Heroes Awards Program The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive thinking in education through monetary awards. Maximum Award: $25,000 to Grand Prize Winner....

Award for Public Health Collaboratives


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[posted from Community Campus Partnerships for Health] Nominations are due April 7 for this annual award recognizing exemplary community-based collaborative activities between public health practice...

Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Announces 2006 Worldwide Grant Program Deadlines: June 30, and November 1, 2006 (Letters of Inquiry) Tourism Cares for Tomorrow (<a...

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program


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National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program Deadline: April 3, 2006 and September 1, 2006 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( <A HREF=""></A> ), along with its...

Environmental Education Grant


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nature of Learning Start-Up Grants Available for Environmental Education Programs Deadline: April 17, 2006 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (<A...

Service-Learning Grants Supporting Car Safety


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Service-Learning Grants Supporting Car Safety <a href=""></a> Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm? and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council funds...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer Position at Saint Joseph’s University


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AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer Position at Saint Joseph’s University VISTA is a national service program that places VISTA members in positions that help non-profit organizations bring individuals...

Civic Initiatives Manager Needed at National Constitution Center


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POSITION: Civic Initiatives Manager REPORTS TO: Vice President of Civic Initiatives DEPARTMENT: Civic Initiatives BACKGROUND: The National Constitution Center (NCC), located on Philadelphia’s...

Miscellaneous

Film Your Issue Competition


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Visit <a href=""></a> for full information. Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life is an academic partner of the FYI program. So I am pleased to post the call...

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


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As of February 28th, 2006 higher educational institutions that are engaged with community can apply to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for a new elective classification for...

Civic Mission of Schools Affiliate Program


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Civic Mission of Schools Affiliate Program <a href=""></a> The National Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools strives to improve civic learning by building partnerships with...


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