The week of

November 24, 2006

PHENND Events/Activities

Institutionalization of Service-Learning


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Institutionalization of Service-Learning In anticipation of funding from Pennsylvania and New York Campus Compacts as part of a Learn and Serve America funded program, PHENND will be awarding 6...

Other Local Events and Workshops

City Council hearings on School Budget Crisis– New Date


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Council holds PUBLIC HEARING on School Budget Crisis Dec. 11, 10 City Hall Room 400. (this is rescheduled from Nov. 28th) Sign up NOW to testify (Contact Tina Formica or John Christmas at...

End Hunger in Pennsylvania


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SAVE THE DATE! JOIN US ON JANUARY 18, HELP END HUNGER IN PENNSYLVANIA! The Governor?s Inter-Agency Council on Food and Nutrition is building its work strategies for the next four years to ?End Hunger...

New Resources

Fact Sheet: 10 Ideas for Food Stamp Outreach


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Do You Know About?…… ?10 Ideas? Fact Sheets Are there any new outreach ideas out there? Need some help thinking outside the box? The Food and Nutrition Service offers fact sheets with ?10...

Website: Crime in Philadelphia


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[posted from PhillyNeighborhoods listserv] What Can We Do About Crime? What Can We Do to Reduce the Number of People Who Commit Crime? Count this as an early notice: a major focus of these lists over...

Top Five Special Education Issues


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] TOP FIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES Thirty years ago, Congress announced that more than half of American children with disabilities were not receiving...

Stopping the Revolving Door of Teacher Turnover


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STOPPING THE REVOLVING DOOR OF TEACHER TURNOVER In August 2004, New York City launched possibly the largest, most aggressive overhaul of teacher...

New Report: Charter Schools and the Achievement Gap


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] ARE CHARTER SCHOOLS CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP? Charter schools have been lauded for reasons ranging from increasing parental choice to introducing...

New Report: U.S. Farm Policy Contributes to Obesity


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Farm Policy Contributes to Obesity, New Report Policies Drive Production of Unhealthy Foods farm policy geared towards driving down prices for corn and soybeans is a significant contributor to the...

New Book: Covenant with Black America


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It is not easy selling serious books?especially ones that are focused on policy issues, targeted to an African American audience, and have little money for traditional marketing efforts. But in a...

After Katrina: Rebuilding Opportunity and Equity Into the New New Orleans


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After Katrina: Rebuilding Opportunity and Equity Into the New New Orleans, by Margery Austin Turner and Sheila R. Zedlewski; visit to read the full report. In the months since Hurricane Katrina...

Issue of the Next American City: Segregation & Integration


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Segregation & Integration, The Next American City, Issue 9, 2005. Go to for more information. Described by The New York Times as a ?subtle plan to change the world,? The Next American City Inc....

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer Homework Helpers and Tutors, EducationWorks


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Volunteer Homework Helpers and Tutors are needed at after-school programs hosted in public schools across the city beginning in January. EducationWorks operates 20 programs that need volunteers an...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Inquiry, Impact, and Action: The 2007 Farm Bill


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Save The Date!! The Farm Bill isn’t just about farming. It is our most important piece of agricultural legislation, covering issues of conservation, food stamps, and school lunches and has...

Friends of National Service Reception


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Friends of National Service Reception – February 13, 2007 Please save the date for the 4th annual Friends of National Service Reception ? Tuesday, February 13 from 6:30 ? 8:30pm. Co-hosted by...

Call for Proposals: National Children & Youth Garden Symposium


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Widening the Circle AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY?S 15th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium ? July 19 – 21, 2007 Hosted by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska,...

The Rising Cost of Higher Education


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] PAYING FOR COLLEGE: THE RISING COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION At the same time that a college education has become the ticket to the middle class, college...

National Association of Secondary School Principals Convention


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2007 National Association of Secondary School Principals Convention 91st Convention – Advocate, Lead, Achieve Las Vegas, NV, February 23-25, 2007 NASSP is an advocacy organization that has a...

Grant Opportunities

Asset Building and Free Tax Prep


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Asset building grants available With support from the Ford and Citigroup Foundations, the Center for Economic Progress is pleased to announce this RFP to assess asset building connections at...

Grants for Research on Youth


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Grants for Research on Youth The Stanford Center on Adolescence is pleased to announce that we will be awarding up to $10,000 to graduate students and post doctoral researchers conducting empirical...

Civic Ventures Purpose Prize and BreakThrough Award


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Civic Ventures Opens Nominations for 2007 Purpose Prize and new BreakThrough Award Every day nearly 8,000 baby boomers turn 60. This past September, anticipating this huge demographic shift and what...

NEA Learning & Leadership Grants


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Learning & Leadership Grants The National Education Association Learning & Leadership grants program provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education...

Pew Fellowships in the Arts


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Pew Fellowships in the Arts to Support Philadelphia-Area Artists Deadline: December 4, 2006 Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts (<a href=""></a>) and...

Grant Opportunities for Disability Employment in New Jersey


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Kessler Foundation Announces 2007 Grant Opportunities for Disability Employment in New Jersey Deadline: Various The Mission of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation (<a...

Visual Artist/Educator Fellowships for New Jersey Teachers


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Announces Visual Artist/Educator Fellowships for New Jersey Teachers Deadline: January 31, 2007 The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s...

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Laura Bush Foundation Invites Applications From School Libraries Deadline: December 30, 2006 The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries (<a...

Games for Health Competition


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Games for Health Competition Deadline: March 30, 2007 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has announced a nationwide...

Tech Savvy Awards for Family Literacy


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nominations Sought for New Verizon Tech Savvy Awards Program Deadline: January 12, 2007 Nominations for the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards are now being accepted. These are...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Grant Professional, JEVS Human Services


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[emailed 11/21/06] JEVS Human Services * Senior Grant Professional * Open Position TITLE: Senior Grant Professional SUPERVISOR: Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning...

AmeriCorps position with EducationWorks and the Benefit Bank


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Making a Difference? EducationWorks and The Benefit Bank Few opportunities will offer you as much power and influence as a term of service with EducationWorks; power to make a positive difference in...

Miscellaneous

Service-Learning Young Professionals Network (SLYPN)


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Are you in your 20s or 30s and interested in connecting to others who share your professional interest in service-learning? Join the Service-Learning Young Professionals Network (SLYPN). With support...


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