The week of

June 9, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Life In the (Schuylkill) River

“Life In the River” with Joe Perillo June 24, 2 , at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Our resident aquatic biologist is ready to report on river life beneath the...

CORE Philly Kick Off

Please come to City Hall, Dilworth Plaza (Northwest corner) on Monday, June 12th at 1P to celebrate CORE Philly Day. We’re inviting all 3,600+ potential CORE Philly recipients as well as the...

Free Grant writing workshop

Workshop: Where Is The Money? How Do I Get It? The workshop will be held in the basement Tech Lab of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 18th and JFK from 1-4 on Wednesday June 14th. $ billion dollars...

YOUTHadelphia’s Second Annual Celebration

Save the Date! Thursday, June 29th 4pm-7pm YOUTHadelphia?s Second Annual Celebration Temple University?s Student Activities Center 13th and Montgomery Streets Philadelphia, 19122 YOUTHADELPHIA is the...

Release of Report on PA Self-Sufficiency Standard

What income does a family of four with two working adults need to meet its basic needs in Pennsylvania? What about a single parent with two children? Are income needs different in Philadelphia than...

New Resources

New Report: Workforce Development and Upward Mobility

PolicyLink Releases New Paper, Moving Beyond the Divide: Workforce Development and Upward Mobility in Information Technology As computers became ubiquitous in the global economy, pundits,...

New Report: Making Care Less Taxing

As you may know, the National Women’s Law Center recently released a report analyzing state child and dependent care tax provisions, Making Care Less Taxing, which outlines ways in which state...

How to Build and Support Family-Centered Practices in After School

New from Harvard Family Research Project! Harvard Family Research Project, in partnership with BOSTnet and United Way of Massachusetts Bay, announces the release of a new comprehensive, easy-to-read...

New Study: Food Insecurity and Child Development

A study published in December?s issue of the Journal of Nutrition, investigates the relationship between food insecurity and children?s academic performance (reading and mathematical skills), weight...

New Report: Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

[posted from Demos: Around the Kitchen Table] Energizing Entrepreneurs: Charting a Course for Rural Communities By: Deb Markley and Don Macke of the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and Vicki...

Winter 2006 Issue of Community Works Journal

We’re pleased to let you know you that the Winter 2006 issue of Community Works Journal is now available. An on-line version (PDF format) may be obtained at no cost by visiting our Web link...

New Report: Income Inequality in Pennsylvania

[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network newsletter] Income Inequality in Pennsylvania The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute recently released a report...

Updated Website: Center for Financial Services Innovation

The Center for Financial Services Innovation Updates its Website and Research Clearinghouse To tap into the latest thinking on ways to link underbanked consumers with wealth-building strategies,...

Myths and Facts About High School Dropouts

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS Contrary to the popular notion that high school dropouts are unmotivated and do not value education, a...

What we all need to be good “public people”

[posted from Public Education Network newblast] WHAT WE ALL NEED TO BECOME GOOD “PUBLIC PEOPLE” The vast majority of Americans are in retreat from politics and public life. They have...

New Report: Reconnecting Out-of-School Youth

[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] WHATEVER IT TAKES: RECONNECTING OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH This new report documents what committed educators, policymakers, and community leaders across...

Creating Meaningful Volunteer Assignments

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] 10 IDEAS FOR CREATING MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS All program and operational decisions made in an organization stem from the philosophy,...

Addressing Equity and Disproportionality in Education

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN: ADDRESSING DISPROPORTIONALITY Some of the nation?s top education experts gathered and addressed issues of equity,...

Miscellaneous

Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Entries Invited for Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation Deadline: August 15, 2006 The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is given each November to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Youth Workers, Adolescent Violence Reduction Project

[posted from Neighbors On Line Philadelphia 6/5/2006] Job Announcement Youth Workers Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) is recruiting Youth Workers for The Adolescent Violence...

Grant Opportunities

American Street Empowerment Zone Neighborhood Funding Stream

Neighborhood Funding Stream American Street Empowerment Zone Small Grants Program 2006 Funding Guidelines and Application The Community Grants Program is a special fund supported by the Philadelphia...

Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award

The National Council for the Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award This award identifies and provides recognition for outstanding social studies programs currently being implemented in the...

Jordan Fundamentals Public School Grant Program

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Invited for Jordan Fundamentals Public School Grant Program Deadline: June 30, 2006 Founded by Michael Jordan, the Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program recognizes...

Hadassah Foundation: Leadership/Self-Esteem Projects

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Hadassah Foundation Seeks Proposals for Leadership/Self-Esteem Projects Benefiting Adolescent Girls Deadline: July 18, 2006 The Hadassah Foundation (<a...

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Local Initiatives Support Corporation Accepting Applications for NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program Deadline: August 31, 2006 Funded by the National Football League...

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

[posted from RFP Bulletin] American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Accepting Requests for Applications Deadline: July 1, 2006 (Requests for Application) The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation...

Grants for Programs Serving Adults With Disabilities

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Offers Grants for Programs Serving Adults With Disabilities Deadline: September 15, 2006 (Online Grant Application Forms) The vision of...

Grants for HIV/AIDS Awareness Projects

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Cable Positive’s Tony Cox Community Fund Offers Grants for HIV/AIDS Awareness Projects Deadline: September 15, 2006 Cable Positive’s Tony Cox Community Fund is...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Organizing School: Building Power and Overcoming Oppression

[posted from Comm-Org listserv] The Southern Empowerment Project is presenting Building Power and Overcoming Oppression, week 2 of SEP’s 2006 organizing schools. This Community Organizing...

Campus Compact 20th Anniversary Celebration

As Campus Compact turns 20, we want to personally invite you to join us for a two-day celebration of campuses and communities working together for a better society. The event begins Monday, October...

Just Films: A Teach-In

Just Films: A Teach-In Saturday, June 24 2006 10 am-4pm Are films that expose injustice and promote change just films, or are they something more? Should political documentaries record everyday life...

Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator Training

8th Annual Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator Training: “WAGING PEACE – DESIGNING JUSTICE” A 6-day intensive workshop with community performance for beginner as well as more...

Summer Institute for Publicly Engaged Studies

The Summer Institute for Publicly Engaged Studies (SIPES) is a unique opportunity for students, cultural leaders, teachers and public intellectuals to immerse themselves in an interdisciplinary...

Midwest Social Forum

Midwest Social Forum Milwaukee, Wisc July 7-9, 2006 The Midwest Social Forum (MWSF) is an annual gathering of grassroots organizations, community activists, workers, educators, students, and others...

Afterschool Study Visit in London

Afterschool Study Visit July 8 ? 15, 2006 London, England Big Picture, in partnership with NJSACC, is running a unique international study visit to the UK. This opportunity is designed specifically...

Urban Bush Women Summer Institute

Place Matters … Deepening Our Roots Urban Bush Women Summer Institute Brooklyn, July 21-30, 2006 The purpose of the Summer Institute is to connect concert professionals and community-based...

Inquiry and Exploration in Art: Strategies for Art and Literacy Classrooms

INQUIRY & EXPLORATION IN ART: QUESTIONING STRATEGIES FOR THE ART & LITERACY CLASSROOMS A Four-Day Summer Institute Tuesday, July 25, through Friday, July 28, 2006 Solomon R. Guggenheim...

Partnerships Classifieds

Youth Researcher, Philadelphia Youth Network

The Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. Job Description General Description: The Youth Researcher (YR) is responsible for administering satisfaction surveys to WorkReady participants in the EPI, SCEP,...


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