The week of

May 26, 2006

PHENND Events/Activities

AmeriCorps*VISTA, Scholars in Service to PA Program


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The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) seeks an AmeriCorps*VISTA to organize, implement, and sustain the Post-Secondary Readiness iniative, a component of the...

Scholars in Service to PA Leadership Development Institute


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Attention all Community Service and Service Learning Administrators and Faculty! Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania presents… 2006 Annual Conference Student Leadership Development Institute...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Opening Reception for AIDS Education Month


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You are cordially invited to join us for the AIDS Education Month OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 1st Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel 1701 Locust Street 6:00pm-8:00pm Hors D?Oeuvres served. Cash Bar....

Facilitation Workshop


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The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave, W. Philly 215-727-0882 A-Space@ There will be an open training on facilitation at the A-Space on June 4th from noon until 2:30. Come and learn from how to be a better...

Open House for MA Urban Studies, Eastern University


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Eastern University’s School for Social Change (), founded by author, sociologist, renown preacher and beloved professor emeritus Dr. Tony Campolo, is now admitting students to its new Master of...

NPower PA Summer Training Calendar


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NPower PA Training Calendar Plan ahead for the hot summer and enroll in one of our cool technology training courses. Our current Training Calendar is now online! You can view the calendar by going to...

Growing Vegetables & Flowers in Containers


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Saturday, June 3rd 10:00-11:00 am Pennsylvania Horiticultural Society City Gardening Series: Growing Vegetables & Flowers in Containers Location: Holly Street Neighbors Community Garden at 421...

New Organization: SustainUS Philly (and monthly meeting)


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SustainUS Philly, the local chapter of the national, nonprofit group devoted to empowering young people and advancing sustainability, is having their next monthly meeting June 22nd at 7pm. This...

New Resources

Public School Notebook focus on the Arts


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Eli Goldblatt of Temple University writes: Please let everybody know that the Public School Notebook, an independent newspaper that covers the Phila Public School District, is coming out with a...

Early Childhood Strategies for Cities


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[posted from National League of Cities newsletter] Early Childhood Strategy Spotlights The Youth, Education, and Families Institute has compiled a series of documents highlighting a broad range of...

New Video on Financial Aid for College


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[posted from College Prep Round Table] Federal Student Aid Video Presentation for High School Counselors, Mentors, Students and Parents Do you need to know how the application process for federal...

Small Steps Kids nutrition website and curricula


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[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network] In an effort to curb childhood obesity, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Advertising Council have joined forces to launch the...

New Website: Civil Rights Documentation Project


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The landmark civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s has attracted considerable scholarly attention, deservedly so. Much of the analysis of this legislation has centered on the social and cultural...

Community Leadership Handbook


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[posted from ] Community Leadership Handbook Hands-on guidance for people seeking to improve their communities. Based on the best of Blandin Foundation?s 20-year experience in developing community...

New Report: Refund Anticipation Loans


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[posted from National Community Tax Coalition newsletter] The National Consumer Law Center and Consumer Federation of America issued our annual report on Refund Anticipation Loans. I’ve pasted...

New Paper: Should Service-Learning Sites be Selected on Need Alone?


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce the availability of: Should Service-Learning Sites be Selected on Need Alone? by Henry R. Cunningham and Bernard J. Strenecky For those of us in...

New Paper: ACORN And Progressive Politics in America


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce the availability of: ACORN And Progressive Politics in America by Peter Dreier Since we just had a lively discussion spurred on by ACORN’s...

Garden Mosaics Kit for educators


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[posted from Community Food Security listserv] Cornell University and the American Community Gardening Association have just released ?The Garden Mosaics Included are an award winning interactive...

New Article: Public Investment in Public Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] SMART MONEY: PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION Public dollars that are invested in schools generate a high societal return, measurable in real,...

New Guide: Mayoral Leadership and Involvement in Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newblast] MAYORAL LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION As the role of mayors in reforming public education increases, the Conference of Mayors (USCM)...

New Article: National Assessment of Educational Progress


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[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] WHY JOHNNY STILL CAN’T READ Even as books take a back seat to technology, reading is more important than ever in an increasingly complicated,...

New Article: How to Engage Families in After School Programs


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] UNDERSTANDING HOW TO ENGAGE FAMILIES IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS “Focus on Families! How to Build and Support Family-Centered Practices in After...

Preventing Teen Pregnancy In Latino Communities


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Preventing Teen Pregnancy In Latino Communities The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, whose mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing pregnancy, has...

Partnerships Classifieds

Career Day at Smedley Middle School


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Smedley Middle School is having their annual Career Day event on June 16, 2006, 9am-3pm; are you available to volunteer as a classroom presenter? Smedley Middle School, is located at 1701 Upland...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

PEAK Afterschool Conference


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It?s time for the second annual PEAK Afterschool Conference! Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in partnership with the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning...

World Urban Forum


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[posted from Global Youth Action Network] World Urban Forum Date: 19-23 June 2006 Location: Vancouver, Canada The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to respond to rapid...

International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)


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[posted from Global Youth Action Network] The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) June 11 – June 30 2006 Montreal, Canada The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)...

Grant Opportunities

Fast-Track Review Grants in the Arts


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The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those...

Arts Education Rural Initiative


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Dana Foundation Announces Arts Education Rural Initiative Deadline: June 15, 2006 (Letters of Intent) Through its arts education grants program, the Dana Foundation (<a...

5-County Arts Fund


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s 5-County Arts Fund Invites Funding Applications Deadline: June 30, 2006 The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (<a...

Funding for Programs Benefiting Lesbian and Gay Youth


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Colin Higgins Foundation Offers Funding for Programs Benefiting Lesbian and Gay Youth Deadline: June 30, 2006 (Letters of Inquiry) Through its grantmaking activities, the...

International Activist Award


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Gleitsman Foundation Announces Guidelines for International Activist Award Deadline: November 3, 2006 The Gleitsman Foundation (<a href=""></a>)...

Green Communities Announces Charrette Grants Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Green Communities Announces Charrette Grants Program Deadline: Open Created by Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council,...

CVS/pharmacy Community Grants Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] CVS/pharmacy Accepting Applications for Community Grants Program Deadline: October 31, 2006 CVS/pharmacy (<a href=""></a>) supports the communities it...

Chevron Conservation Awards Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nominations of Individuals and Organizations Invited for Chevron Conservation Awards Program Deadline: May 31, 2006 The Chevron (<a href=""></a>)...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Various positions, Episcopal Community Services


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[posted to CTCNet Philadelphia 5/1/2006] Marketing and Communications Manager Job Code: HR-MCM ECS (Episcopal Community Services) a Philadelphia non-profit social services agency serving the most...

Miscellaneous

Audioconference on Supporting Parents of Young Children


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[posted from National League of Cities newsletter] June 15 ? Audioconference on Supporting Parents of Young Children This free audioconference, titled ?A Most Precious Resource: Keys to City Support...

Food Service for Summer Programs


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The summer lunch (and/or breakfast) program(s) will run from June 26th thru August 25, 2006. The Deadline Date for applications is May 30, 2006! You can pick up an application at: MLK Recreation...

New Freedom Initiative Award


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Champions of Workplace Accessibility Invited to Apply for New Freedom Initiative Award Deadline: May 31, 2006 Corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and...


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