The week of

June 16, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Drought Workshop: Water-Saving Techniques for Trees & Gardens


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You are invited to join us for a workshop on Water-Saving Techniques for Trees & Gardens on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8, at the USP Lower Mill Creek Garden, 43rd and Chester Avenue Drought...

Community Involvement in Planning and Zoning


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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN PLANNING AND ZONING A Workshop hosted by Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and New Kensington Community Development Corporation Philadelphia is experiencing an...

ISCV PhillyBlocks Conference


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For the past week, participants in the PhillyBlocks email list have discussed (online) holding a city-wide block activists conference as the summer ends to establish with City/School District...

Focus Group: Public School Notebook


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Focus group: Public school parents/guardians who read the Public School Notebook are invited to give feedback about the newspaper. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 6 ? 8 pm, The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market...

Early Childhood Curriculum Planning


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The Philadelphia Early Childhood Collaborative Planning Next Year?s Curriculum will discuss strategies for putting curriculum ideas into action. Learn how to set goals and framework for learning and...

Professional Development Course: Middle School Economics


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Personal Finance for the Middle School Classroom is a professional development course for middle school educators teaching economics. Dates: August 9, 11, and 17, 2006 To register, visit: This...

New Resources

New Report: Volunteering in America: State Trends and Rankings


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Volunteers Do It Differently in Every State, Federal Study Shows; (Washington, ) ? A first-ever federal report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service finds that states...

Food and Nutrition Education Resources


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[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network listserv] Below please find some great resources developed by Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. It?s...

Introduction to Service-Learning Course description


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AN INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE-LEARNING: Theory and Practice in an Experiential Instructional Strategy The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has created a three-credit (quarter system)...

Growing Home Job Training Curriculum


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[posted from ] Welcome to Growing Home Growing Home’s mission is to provide job training and create employment opportunities for homeless and low-income people in Chicago within the context of...

Effective Practices: Literacy Programs


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The Resource Center’s Effective Practices Collection The Resource Center’s Effective Practices Collection presents the following effective practices on teaching and encouraging literacy...

Special Issue: Rethinking Schools on Teacher Quality


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY Everyone agrees that children deserve quality teachers. But what constitutes a quality teacher? What kind of policies and...

New Reports on Food Security and Supermarkets in Philadelphia


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[posted from Community Food Security Coalition newsletter] Two reports released today by The Food Trust shed new light on the issues of access to fresh food and supermarkets. Philadelphia?s New...

New Report: Statistics of children living in poverty


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INCREASE IN CHILD POVERTY After nearly a decade of decline, the number of children living in low-income families has been steadily increasing, a pattern that began in 2000. This data book provides...

New Report on Student Academic Achievement


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STUDENT ATTITUDES & BEHAVIOR & ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT What are the key factors that promote academic success among students whose demographic characteristics and school circumstances place...

New Report: Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth


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Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth – New Publication Thanks to the generous support of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Collaboration for Youth was able to create a...

New Book: Reinventing Public Health


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation Reinventing Public Health offers guidance for translating the growing body of...

Issue Brief on Improving Public Health


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] Building a Healthier Future: Partnering to Improve Public Health A Grantmakers in Health Issue Brief, Building a Healthier Future: Partnering to...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Lifelong Learning and Education: On the Road to Find Out


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The November 2006 issue of the AI Practitioner is titled ?Lifelong Learning and Education: On the Road to Find Out?. The issue will highlight the many possibilities for individual and educational...

Games for Change Conference


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Games for Change (G4C) has launched the registration website for its 2006 conference on ?Social Change and Digital The 3rd annual event will be co-hosted June 27th and 28th with Parsons The New...

Call for Abstracts: Unite for Sight 4th Annual International Health Conference


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Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals Unite For Sight’s Fourth Annual International Health Conference APRIL 14-15, 2007 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF...

Clinical Faculty Development Center (CFDC)


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The Clinical Faculty Development Center (CFDC) University of Massachusetts Medical School The CFDC of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is pleased to announce registration for Teaching...

Imagining America Conference: Engaging Through Place


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Dear Colleagues: We write to invite you to attend Engaging Through Place, the sixth annual Imagining America conference, on October 7 and 8th, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is co-sponsored by...

Food Connections Conference


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Food Connections Conference Systems approaches to creating healthy pathways from seed to table and beyond -Participate more effectively in planning the creation of a sustainable food supply -Network...

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign National Truth Commission


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[posted from Comm-Org listserv] National Truth Commission in Cleveland, July 15-17 On July 15-17 beginning at 10:00 am each day, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) will...

2006 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis


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2006 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis October 29-31, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Featuring: * Thomas A. Angelo, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand * Trudy W. Banta, Indiana...

Grant Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House Charities


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Ronald McDonald House Charities Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Global Grant Program Deadline: August 28, 2006 (Letters of Inquiry) Ronald McDonald House Charities (<a...

National Center for Family Literacy: Toyota Family Literacy Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] National Center for Family Literacy Seeks Applications for Toyota Family Literacy Program Deadline: June 30, 2006 (Capability Survey) The National Center for Family...

Sea World/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Award


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Schools and Community Groups are invited to apply for SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Awards Deadline: November 30, 2006 The 2007 SeaWorld/Busch...

Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nominations Invited for Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Deadline: September 22, 2006 (Letters of Intent) The Robert Wood Johnson Community Health...

Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program Releases Call for Applications Deadline: October 13, 2006 The Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars...

Open Meadows Foundation: Funding for Projects Benefiting Women and Girls


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Open Meadows Foundation Offers Funding for Projects Benefiting Women and Girls Deadline: August 15, 2006 The Open Meadows Foundation (<a href=""></a>)...

WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others Accepting Grant Applications Deadline: September 12, 2006 The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others (<a...

Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) Small Grants Program


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[posted from CCPH Partnership Matters newsletter] Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) Small Grants Program Deadline: ongoing Thanks to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, PRRAC is once again...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

The Food Trust: Project Coordinator


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The Food Trust: "Ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food." POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: Project Coordinator, The Food Trust <a href=""> </a>...

Executive Director, Philadelphia Children’s Commission


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Executive Director Philadelphia Children?s Commission Overview The Executive Director of Philadelphia?s Children?s Commission has primary responsibility for supporting and advancing the work and...


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