The week of

October 20, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Stop Smoking Program Orientations


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New Sessions Starting for Drexel University?s Stop Smoking Programs Stop Smoking Program for Women Orientation Session being held November 9, 2006 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, 15th and Vine Street Stop...

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Conference


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Working for a Home Within Reach for Every Pennsylvanian… The Housing Alliance is a statewide membership organization whose mission is to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with...

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 the Greater Bustleton Civic League Philadelphia is experiencing an unprecedented level...

PennFuture’s 2006 Election Forum


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Earthquake or Mere Blip? PennFuture’s 2006 Election Forum On Monday, November 13, 2006 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, PennFuture will answer the question on everybody’s lips ? Were the 2006...

Winston Commons Ribbon-Cutting


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Celebrate the future history of Winston Commons. The Board of Directors and Staff of Mt. Airy USA request the pleasure of your presence at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Winston Commons. Wednesday,...

Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner at Chestnut Hill College


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Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner for Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network at Chestnut Hill College Rotunda Tuesday, November 14, 2006 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM (open seating) Adults $15...

Workshop: What’s Class Got To Do With It?


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DIVERSITY MATTERS: catalysts for environmental and social change Philadelphia Diversity Learning Community Workshop What’s Class Got To Do With It? Friday, November 10, 2006 ? 8:45 to noon...

Women & Influence 2006


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Women & Influence 2006 is a FREE half-day conference focusing on the challenges facing low-income families in America. It is designed to advance the dialogue about public and private policies...

4th Annual Student Anti-Violence Summit


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The School District of Philadelphia Presents The 4th Annual Student Anti-Violence Summit SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2006 8AM-1PM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL 550 N. BROAD STREET Registration begins at...

How to make political change


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YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? Philadelphia-based political consultant Neil Oxman worked on six of the last seven Philadelphia mayoral campaigns and has helped elect candidates across the city and...

Film screening: Global Struggle for an Independent Press


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ITVS Community Cinema, Media Tank, The Society of Professional Journalists, WHYY and Amnesty International present an advance screening and discussion of the documentary, “DEMOCRACY ON...

Philadelphia Global Water Initiative Kick-Off Conference


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Philadelphia Global Water Initiative Kick-Off Conference November 13, 2006 8 to 4 Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia Every 20 seconds, someone in the world,...

WorldTeach Info Session


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Become a WorldTeach volunteer. Change the world, one student at a time. WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful...

New Resources

New Book: Sustainable Urban Food Systems


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[posted from Community Food Security listserv] Free Downloadable Book – ‘For Hunger-Proof Cities: Sustainable Urban Food Systems’ The 20th century has witnessed a massive growth in...

New Training Resource for Homework Helpers


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[posted from National Service Resource Center] New Training Resource for Homework Helpers The Resource Center is distributing a new DVD from LEARNS free of charge to Corporation-funded programs....

New Book: Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World


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[posted from National Service Resource Center] New Library Resource: Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World Looking for hope, inspiration, and innumerable practical tips for your...

New Website for Youth: CRF Forum


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Constitutional Rights Foundation Launches New Youth Site Welcome to CRF Forum, a brand-new, youth-voice web site. This exciting new Internet resources provides you with quick, user-friendly Internet...

High School Graduation rates higher than believed


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] GRADUATION MYTH: HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN BELIEVED Recent reports that only half of minorities and two-thirds of all students...

New Report: National Strategy for Financial Literacy


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[posted from AssetBuilding newsletter] Taking Ownership of the Future The National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2006 Today?s increasingly complex financial services market offers consumers a vast...

New Article: Reforming 529 College Savings Plans to Better Reach Low-Income Families


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[posted from AssetBuilding newsletter] Reforming 529 College Savings Plans to Better Reach Low-Income Families By Leslie Parrish, New America Foundation with Margaret Clancy, Project Director, Center...

New Report: Building Assets While Building Communities


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[posted from AssetBuilding newsletter] Building Assets While Building Communities (pdf) Heather McCulloch, Walter and Elise Haas Fund February 2006 In today?s economy, ?working? and ?poor? too often...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Pennsylvania Pathways for Victims Services Conference


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Training and Networking Project Pennsylvania Pathways for Victims Services Conference November 15-17, 2006 Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, PA The PA Commission on Crime and...

Writing More Successful Food Security Grant Proposals


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USDA Sponsored Community Foods Grant Writing Training Advancing Community Food Security: Writing More Successful CFP Grant Proposals January 22-25, 2007 Athens, Ohio The Appalachian Center for...

Call for Presenters: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement


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Workshop proposals accepted until October 27, 2006! Please forward to your colleagues. The Call for Presenters for the Eleventh Annual Michigan Institute: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is now...

Call for Papers: Fostering Vocation Through Community-based Learning


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Call for Papers – Deadline is January 15, 2007 Callings: Fostering Vocation Through Community-based Learning – A National Conference sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education...

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Conference


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The Bringing Theory to Practice Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Conference will be November 10-11, 2006 at the Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC. The Bringing Theory to Practice Project...

National Conference on Civic Engagement


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Texas Campus Compact and The University of Texas are proud to announce a National Conference on Civic Engagement. “Creating Agents of Change: Redefining Politics through Leadership and Civic...

Grant Opportunities

Academic-Advocacy Collaboration Grants


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[posted from Comm-Org] Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere Program <a href=""></a> WHAT: The SSRC is pleased to launch its next round of the small grants project...

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence


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[postsed from RFP Bulletin] Entries Invited for Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Deadline: December 18, 2006 A program of the Bruner Foundation (<a href=""></a>), the Rudy...

Fellowships for K-12 New Jersey Teachers in Camden County


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Dodge Foundation Offers Fellowships for K-12 New Jersey Teachers in Camden County, New Jersey Deadline: January 8, 2007 A program of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation...

Reducing Nutrient Runoff to Chesapeake Bay


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Grant Funding Available for Projects Reducing Nutrient Runoff to Chesapeake Bay Deadline: November 17, 2006 (Pre-proposal Applications) The National Fish and Wildlife...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps positions, City Year Greater Philadelphia


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City Year Greater Philadelphia has limited 5 month AmeriCorps positions starting in January 2007. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Visit <a...

Special Education Teacher


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[emailed 10/18/06] Special Education Teacher needed ASAP!!! A licensed special education teacher is needed to work with a handful of students at an alternative high school in center city. The school...

Miscellaneous

Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award


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Applications are now being accepted for the Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award and the State Farm? Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership and Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Awards....

State Farm? Service-Learning Excellence Awards


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Applications are now being accepted for the Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award and the State Farm? Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership and Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Awards....

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


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INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICE This summer: June 9 ? August 4, 2007 Georgetown University, Washington, DC <a href=""></a> **NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY...


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