The week of

May 19, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

If We Fix It, They Will Come

Building Industry Association of Philadelphia and members of the ?If We Fix It, They Will Come? Coalition: 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania ? American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter ?...

Branch Out Project Opening Reception

The Woodmere Art Museum Helen Millard Children’s Gallery invites you to an exhibition of The Branch Out Project Learning to Draw Drawing to Learn June 4-July 16 Opening Reception Sunday, June 4...

PA Assoc. of Nonprofit Orgs Annual Meeting

NONPROFITS: The Heart of our Communities… Providing Hope to our Lives… Giving Essence to our Spirit… Inspiring us to Excellence… Enriching our Lives in Pennsylvania…...

Pay what you can at Arden for Philadelphia Cares

We cordially invite you to our upcoming ?Pay What You Can? event at the InterAct Theatre Company on May 25 at 8:00pm. InterAct Theater Company will be performing the final dress rehearsal of Since...

Juneteenth Discovery Weekend

June 16-19: Juneteenth Discovery Weekend. The Pennsylvania Juneteenth Coalition (PAJC) is sounding the trumpet for African descendants to march in file with drums, re-kindling Philadelphia history...

Making Sense of Money and Banking

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] July 17-21: Making Sense of Money and Banking. This professional development course is open to school-age educators and will meet at the...

New Resources

Podcast on youth organizing

[posted from Comm-Org] A new episode is available of Battle Stories: The world’s first organizing podcast is available for download at Episode description: Two high school students recount...

Bibliography of transgender resources

bibliography of transgender resources An online bibliography of trans sources (print and electronic), divided by categories established through an interview process: community, history, legal,...

The Line Between US: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration

In 1991, Rethinking Schools compiled our first special publication: Rethinking Columbus. This was on the eve of the Columbus quincentenary. For three solid months, the booklet sold 1,000 copies a...

New Report: Credit Gaps in Philadelphia

[thanks to Don Kelly of GPUAC for forwarding.] Banks Doing Better in Philadelphia, but Significant Credit Gaps Remain Washington, DC?May 18?The National Community Reinvestment Coalition?s (NCRC)...

Public Engagement in School Reform

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] DEAR PUBLIC: CAN WE TALK? While parents, educators, employers and the public may agree that education reform is important, research shows that...

Focus on Early Childhood Education

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] FOCUS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Children are born ready to learn, but not ready for school. Infants? earliest relationships with their caregivers...

Strategies for Success in School-to-Career Partnerships

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PARTNERSHIPS For over a decade, the Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment initiative has sought to...

Roles and Relationships Between Parents & Schools in Urban Centers

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] ROLES & RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PARENTS & SCHOOLS IN URBAN CENTERS Drawing on the concept of a narrative, this article describes three basic...

Strategies for Managing Attention Problems

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] 15 Strategies for Managing Attention Problems. The latest issue of Center for Development & Learning?s Enewsletter offers strategies...

New Report: Young Offenders Between 10-12 Years of Age

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] Lifetimes at Risk: Young Offenders Between 10-12 Years of Age. Philadelphia Safe And Sound published this research brief dealing with young...

Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs

Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs: A Follow-Up to the TASC Evaluation. This study examined high-performing after-school projects funded by The After-School Corporation (TASC),...

Demographic Differences in Youth Out-of-School Time Participation

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] What are Kids Getting Into These Days? Demographic Differences in Youth Out-of-School Time Participation. Harvard Family Research Project...

Conf. materials available, Disproportionality in Education

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] Creating Opportunities to Learn: A Forum for Addressing Disproportionality, saw some of the nation?s top education experts addressing...

Miscellaneous

WHYY program on greening in Philadelphia

You have permission to stay up late on Thursday, May 25th! At 10pm on May 25th, WHYY Channel 12 will broadcast Philadelphia, The Holy Experiment. This one-hour PBS program is part of the national TV...

Scriptwriting Contest: Growing up in the age of AIDS

"What’s the REAL DEAL on Growing Up in the Age of AIDS?" Story and Scriptwriting Contest. This SCENARIOS USA / RAP IT UP contest is open to all young people, ages 13-18. The winning...

Immigrants and Community Gardens

Title: ACGA Telecommunication Workshop "Immigrants and Community Gardens" Dates: June 14, 2006 Third Wednesday or Thursday of most months at 4PM Eastern time (Topics and dates subject to...

Community Gardens and Farmers? Markets

Title: ACGA Telecommunication Workshop "Community Gardens and Farmers? Markets" Dates: July 19, 2006 Third Wednesday or Thursday of most months at 4PM Eastern time (Topics and dates subject...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader, Youth Organized for Disaster Action

AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader Youth Organized for Disaster Action Institute for Global Education & Service Learning Become a change agent in education. Work with the Institute for Global Education...

Executive Director, Girard Coalition, Inc.

Job Description: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors Organization: The Girard Coalition, Inc. (GCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic development of Girard Avenue...

Teachers and Teachers Aides, Salvation Army summer camp

[posted from CTCNet Philadelphia 5/10/2006] Teachers and Teachers Aides are needed for a summer day camp program with the possibilty of position(s) being extended into the school year. Part-time,...

Organizer-in-Training, Communications Specialist; SEIU

SEIU District 1199P is Pennsylvania’s largest and fastest growing health care workers union. From direct care workers in nursing homes and home care agencies to RNs in acute care hospitals,...

Grassroots Environmental Justice Internships

** Please forward to interested parties & lists ** GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIPS SUMMER/FALL 2006 ~~ HELP COMMUNITIES FIGHT DIRTY ENERGY FACILITIES ~~ NO DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING...

VISTA, Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is seeking to fill a full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA position, funded through the Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC). The VISTA member will report through the Student...

Grant Opportunities

Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to literary-based sponsorships and partners...

Mattel Children’s Foundation

The Mattel Children’s Foundation will accept applications in the areas of learning, health or girl empowerment from organizations that benefit children in need between 0 and 12 years old....

Technology in Education Essay Contest

Entries Invited for Technology in Education Essay Contest <a href=""></a> Teachers, administrators, parents, and students may enter a 100-word essay on why their school and...

Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) Program

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) Program. This Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) program supports the creation and maintenance...

Pennsylvania Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Grant

[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter] Pennsylvania Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Grant. The goal of the program is to provide homeless children and youth...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Community Development Society Meeting

[posted from Comm-Org] How do a theater director, an urban planner, an economic developer, and a post modern theorist work together to create change? Come generate new possibilities for community...

National Student Government Summit

REGISTER SUPER EARLY & SAVE Only $374 per person to attend the ultimate Student Government conference this fall. Come to the “National Student Government Summit,” sponsored by the...

2006 National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 26th is the Last Day to Register Online! 2006 National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 17-June 20 Seattle, Washington Visit Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community...

2006 Fundraising Performance Summit

I am excited to announce that the Council for Nonprofit Innovation is hosting the 2006 Fundraising Performance Summit, June 15-16, 2006 in Arlington, VA. This innovative two-day summit will provide...

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education will feature a number of sessions, a full day pre-conference workshop and a poster presentation on community service-learning at their annual...

Just Environmental Leadership Institute

July 9-14: Just Environmental Leadership Institute. In this weeklong Institute for middle and high school teachers in the beautiful Meriden, NH, participants will discover activities, tools and...

Leading in Food Systems Training: Youth Leadership and Skill Development

Title: The Food Project (TFP) Leading in Food Systems Training (LIFT) Youth Leadership and Skill Development, Summer Kick-off, Youth led Workshop Dates: July 19, 2006 Location: Brooklyn, NY, hosted...

Partnerships Classifieds

Career Fair at Shaw Middle School

We would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the 3rd Annual College and Career Week at Anna Howard Shaw Middle School. We are very eager to expose our children to a wide variety of college...


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