The week of

September 8, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Children and Violence in Philadelphia


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[posted from Neighbors On Line] Caught in the Crossfire Children and Violence in Philadelphia City Wide Discussion Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Central Library, 1901 Vine Street There have been more...

Dash for Democracy


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Dash for Democracy Giving your voice legs! Join the hundreds that have already registered for the Committee of Seventy’s inaugural Dash for Democracy? 5K Run/Walk that will take place on...

Women in Leadership Training


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I am sending you this e-mail because you are either a younger woman or someone who knows women in their 20’s and 30’s who would thrive at the exciting upcoming FREE Women in Leadership...

Pay What You Can at Arden Theatre for Phila Cares


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Please join Greater Philadelphia Cares for a “Pay What You Can” night at the Arden Theatre on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 8:00pm. On this evening, we are hosting a special viewing of...

Peer Networking Meeting for Out-of-School Time (OST) Staff


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You are warmly invited to attend the September Peer Networking Meeting for Out-of-School Time (OST) Staff WHO: Philadelphia-area OST staff are invited to enjoy brunch while socializing,...

New Resources

Fall 2006 Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories


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The Out of School Time Resource Center’s Fall 2006 Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories are now available. The OSTRC Training Directory lists OST-related trainings offered...

New Book: Sociological Perspectives of Organic Agriculture: From Pioneer to Policy


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[posted from Community Food Security listserv] Some of you may be interested in the new book: Sociological Perspectives of Organic Agriculture: From Pioneer to Policy (edited by GC Holt and Matt...

New Paper: American Community Organizing Tradition in Germany


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce the final 2005 COMM-ORG paper: The American Community Organizing Tradition And Its Potential Application To The German Protestant Church and...

New Paper: Community Weaving


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[posted from Comm-Org] [ed: please contact Cheryl at the address below if you are interested in reading her chapter.] From: “Cheryl Honey” I authored a chapter in the Change Handbook (2nd...

New Highlight: Professional Associations


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School] National Collaboration for Youth is pleased to announce the newest Professional Development e-series on Professional Associations. Although...

New Website: VolunteerResource.org


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[posted from Points of Light newsletter] : Revamped, Retooled and Reloaded , a comprehensive virtual library, is designed to facilitate “easy connections to ideas and information”...

New Report: Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families


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[posted from State EITC Policy Update] CBPP Releases Report on How State Income Taxes Affect Low-Income Families “The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2005” by Jason...

New Report: Year 4 of the No Child Left Behind Act


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] SCHOOL LEADERS REPORT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS BUT A NARROWER CURRICULUM FOCUS The Center of Education Policy has released its fourth annual report on the...

New Report: Urban School Climate


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] WHERE WE LEARN: URBAN SCHOOL CLIMATE REPORT Students cannot learn well and are not likely to behave well in difficult school environments. Good...

New Report: Community Partnerships necessary for School Improvement


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] AMERICANS BELIEVE HIGH SCHOOLS CANNOT IMPROVE WITHOUT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS During a year of unprecedented attention to and demands for reform of the...

School Leadership Learning Community Briefs


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[posted from Public Education Network newsletter] SCHOOL LEADERSHIP LEARNING COMMUNITY Over the past two years, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) worked with the Laboratory for Student...

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Toolkit


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Just released by Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action! Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Toolkit for Movement Building Electoral Organizing, For the first time, this Toolkit compiles in one...

Partnerships Classifieds

Nonprofit Research Volunteers, Idealist.org Language Project


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Action Without Language Project Nonprofit Research Volunteers As we prepare to make accessible to more people throughout the world, we will be relying on the diverse language skills of volunteers....

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Mid-Atlantic Network for Youth Annual Regional Conference


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October 23 – 25 Mid-Atlantic Network for Youth’s 18th Annual Regional Conference Rocky Gap Resort, Cumberland, MD Join us in Cumberland, MD for MANY’s 18th Annual Regional...

Strategic Marketing Conference for Agricultural Industry


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[posted from Community Food Security listserv] Cornell Strategic Marketing Conference on November 14-15th, 2006. Title: Beyond Growing – Strategies and Technologies that Transform Your Products...

National Youth Development Symposium


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The 7th Annual National Youth Development Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers from December 4-7, 2006. To expand the Symposium, formerly sponsored by the Region 5...

Call for Papers: 2nd International Symposium on Service-Learning


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[posted from Higher Education Service-Learning listserv] Call for papers for the 2nd International Symposium on Service-Learning: “Paradigms for the 21st Century-Educators, Community, and...

Unite for Sight Conference


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Register Today For A Reduced Rate! (Current Rate is $45 Students/$65 All Others – EARLY BIRD RATE INCREASES AFTER SEPTEMBER 15 When: April 14-15, 2007 Where: Stanford University School of...

Call for Paper: Journal of Hispanic Higher Education


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Journal of Hispanic Higher Education January 2008 Special Issue Submissions are being accepted for a special issue focused on matters related to the Hispanic student and second language acquisition....

Call for Presenters: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement


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The Call for Presenters for the Eleventh Annual Michigan Institute: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is now available. It can be accessed on-line at (This conference website will be updated as...

Grant Opportunities

My Community, Our Earth Partnership grants for student projects


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS MyCOE Constellation Grants Deadline: October 20, 2006 The My Community, Our Earth Partnership will award Six (6) stipends of $1,500 each to support student participation in...

Bikes Belong Offers Grants to Promote Bicycling


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Bikes Belong Offers Grants to Promote Bicycling Deadline: November 27, 2006 Bikes Belong (<a href=""></a>), a national coalition of bicycle suppliers...

Youth Leaders for Literacy


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Youth Leaders for Literacy to Awards Grants for Student-Led Projects Deadline: November 24, 2006 Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education...

National Schools of Character Awards Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Entries Invited for the National Schools of Character Awards Program Deadline: December 4, 2006 Every year, the Character Education Partnership (<a...

Field Trip Grants Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Target Launches New Field Trip Grants Program Deadline: November 1, 2006 As part of the Target (<a href=""></a>) commitment to supporting education,...

Advancing Minority Mental Health


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Invited for American Psychiatric Foundation Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health Deadline: November 1, 2006 The American Psychiatric Foundation Awards...

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for Substance Abuse Policy Research Program Deadline: November 14, 2006 (Brief Proposals) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (<a...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Project Coordinator, Community-Based Learning Initiative


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[posted to Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv 8/10/06] Job Announcement Position Title: Project Coordinator, Community-Based Learning Initiative Princeton University is seeking a Project Coordinator...

Tutors, Salvation Army Learning Zones


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[posted to CTCNet Philadelphia 8/30/06] The Salvation Army Learning Zones have job openings for 15 tutors for mid-school grades, 6 to 9, and 15 tutors for school grades k-12 at three locations in...

Desktop Support, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library


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[posted to CTCNet Philadelphia 9/7/06] We are currently looking for a part-time desktop support position available in our public access computer lab. Good people and communication skills, good...

Program Coordinator, St. Charles Senior Community Center


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[posted from CTCNet Philadelphia 9/1/06] St. Charles Senior Community Center, Catholic Social Services, now has a position available for a Program Coordinator. The person will work developing and...

Program Coordinator, Need in Deed


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[emailed 9/6/06] Five person nonprofit that provides professional development services for Philadelphia public school teachers to equip them with the skills and tools necessary for the integration of...

Site Director, Philadelphia OIC AfterSchool program


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[emailed 8/29/06] JOB DESCRIPTION PROJECT TITLE: Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. 21st After School program POSITION TITLE: Site Director SUPERVISOR: President & SUMMARY...

Senior Group Leader, Philadelphia OIC AfterSchool program


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[emailed 8/29/06] JOB DESCRIPTION PROJECT TITLE: Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. -21st Century After School program POSITION TITLE: Senior Group Leader SUPERVISOR: Site...


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