The week of

December 1, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

Training: Volunteer Tax Assistance for Immigrants


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Training on ITIN Usage (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)* Saturday, December 9 9:30 to 12:00 United Communities, 2029 South Eighth St.,...

Workshop: Victim Compensation for Immigrants and Refugees


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[posted from Delaware Valley Progressive Calendar] Workshop: “Victim Compensation for Immigrants and Refugees” Tuesday, December 12 1:00-4:00 Community Behavioral Health, 801 Market St.,...

Philadelphia Green Skills Conference


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SAVE THE DATE * Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007* SAVE THE DATE PHILADELPHIA GREEN SKILLS CONFERENCE Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 Growing & Preserving Your Community Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 Moore College of...

Greater Philadelphia Cares New Years Party


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Ring in the New Year with a Resolution to Give Something Back! Greater Philadelphia Cares is proud to be designated as the non-profit beneficiary of proceeds from the 4th Annual Broad Street Bash...

Pay What You Can Theater Event for Greater Philadelphia Cares


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Pay What You Can Theater Event Greater Philadelphia Cares cordially invites you to join us for a “Pay What You Can” Night at The Wilma Theater at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. We...

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


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Beginning in September, 2006, Philadelphia?s Peer Networking Meetings are being held every month at the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. November?s meeting featured a panel discussion on...

Composting Workshop


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December 9: Composting Workshop. Philadelphia’s Streets Department offers a free two-hour workshop to teach effective composting methods. Attendees receive a free training manual on backyard...

Mural Arts Program Annual Winter Exhibit


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On behalf of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program , we would like to invite you to our Annual Winter Exhibit, an exhibition & sale featuring works created by youth from our Big Picture...

Hopeworks Holiday Open House


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Hopeworks Holiday Open House You’re invited to Hopeworks ‘N Camden For our annual Christmas Season Open House ?Tours and Information ?Meet our youth and our staff ?Bring a friend!...

City Year’s Breakfast of Champions


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City Year is pleased to invite you to our Breakfast of Champions, to be held on Thursday December 14th from 8:30-10am at City Year headquarters on 23rd & Chestnut Sts. This event is a chance to...

Bring A Computer, Ask A Question


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PLEASE POST – for December 9, 2006 Workshop Title: Bring A Computer, Ask A Question Date: Saturday December 9, 2006. Time: 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM Place: Nonprofit Technology Resources 1524...

Strengthening Youth, Families and Communities


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Promising Practices – Proven Strategies: Strengthening Youth, Families and Communities through Quality Extra Learning Opportunities Plan now to attend this statewide conference in Harrisburg,...

New Resources

New Website: The Pride of Philadelphia


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[posted from Neighbors On Line Philadelphia] Hello Everyone My name is Glenn McCracken and I wanted to take just a minute of your time to introduce you to “The Pride of Philadelphia.” is...

Rapid HIV Testing Services Available in West Philadelphia


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Rapid HIV Testing Services Available in West Philadelphia Community Philadelphia, PA, November 27, 2006 —— On September 1, 2006, the Department of Health and Human Service?s Office of...

New Youth Health Campaign: NRG – Powered by Choice


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[posted from the PA Nutrition Education Network] Sign on to the NRG Network PANA is launching a NEW energy balance campaign, NRG – POWERED BY CHOICE. This cause campaign empowers youth aged...

Info available about School Wellness Plans


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[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network] Download Materials from the November 14th PANA Professional Development Satellite Training session on School Wellness Plans PANA’s latest...

New Report: Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure Into Action


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New Study by America?s Promise Alliance Shows Two-Thirds of Youth Not Getting Resources Needed to Succeed; Alliance Issues Call to Action A new study released by America?s Promise ? the Alliance for...

New Effective Practices: mentors, incarcerated parents, volunteer retention


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[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv] THE RESOURCE CENTER’S EFFECTIVE PRACTICES COLLECTION The Effective Practices Collections has reached another milestone. This week we our proud...

New Book: Adaptation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities


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[posted from Demos: Around the Kitchen Table newsletter] Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities Jeremy Hein In Ethnic Origins, Jeremy Hein investigates...

New Report: State of America’s Children


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] EDUCATION: THE PATH OUT OF POVERTY An essential tool for child advocates for more than two decades, the annual “The State of America?s...

Toolkit for School Board-Community Relations


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] TOOLKITS FOR IMPROVING COMMUNITY RELATIONS WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Iowa Association of School Boards website offers a handful of tools, checklists,...

New Report: Growing Community Schools


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] GROWING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS The Coalition for Community Schools is pleased to announce the release of its new paper, Growing Community Schools: the Role...

New Report: Motivations for student volunteering and activism


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] STUDY PROVIDES INSIGHT ON MOTIVATING YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER MTV released the results of “Just Cause,” a research study that...

Partnerships Classifieds

Help wrap gifts for kids


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Can you wrap? No, this has nothing to do with American Idol or Dancing With the Stars. But if you can gift wrap we need you to help Tolly help Tolly?s Kids. Can you spare two hours any day between...

Internships and volunteer opportunities, Impact Thrift Stores


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High School & College Students Volunteer to strengthen your college application and job resume, while completing your academic requirements! Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. partners with students...

Tutors needed, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia


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Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia needs tutors for programs in South Philadelphia The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP), Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) agency...

Judges needed for Carver Science Fair


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The George Washington Carver Science Fair was created in 1979 and is the oldest urban science fair in the United States. The Carver Fair is open to students from all Philadelphia public, parochial,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Food Security Training: Building Multicultural Organizations


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LIFT (Leading in Food Security Training) Workshop “Building Multicultural Organizations” December 14-15, 2006 Olympia, WA Registration for the upcoming LIFT workshop ?Building...

Call for Presentations: Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare


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December 15: Call for Presentations: One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare. The Conference, presented by the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice &...

Leadership for Equity and Excellence


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February 7-9: Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education. The National Center for Culturally Responsive Education Systems will be hosting its second annual National Forum on...

Beyond School Hours 10


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February 7-10: Beyond School Hours 10. ?Celebrating A Decade of Sharing? is the theme of Foundations? 10th Anniversary event. The event will explore the latest professional development, funding, and...

Leadership Academy on Combating Childhood Obesity


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Leadership Academy on Combating Childhood Obesity ? week of Jan. 29, 2007 There is still time to apply for a Leadership Academy on city-school strategies to combat childhood obesity in Nashville,...

Submissions Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning


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Dear Service-Learning Colleagues, Are you interested in submitting an article to the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL)? We now seek articles for volume 14 (fall 2007, spring...

Call for Proposals, Education for Liberation


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Education for Liberation Conference–Call for Proposals Free Minds, Free People ? June 21 to 24, 2007 ? is a national conference that will bring together teachers, youth, parents, researchers...

Grant Opportunities

Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program


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Deadline extended The Alston/Bannerman Program gives long-time activists of color the financial support and freedom to take a break and recharge. Alston/Bannerman Fellows have the freedom to use...

Staples Foundation for Learning


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The Staples Foundation for Learning supports programs that work to help youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, access education and vocational training. The next deadline for applications is...

Educational Foundation of America


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The Educational Foundation of America offers grants to nonprofit organizations for programs making a broad impact on society in areas such as education, environment, human services and democracy...

Coming Up Taller Awards to Honor Arts and Humanities


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<a href=""></a> At a previous Coming Up Taller awards ceremony, Mrs. Laura Bush remarked that "the arts and humanities are critical building blocks for a child’s...

Connect Low-Income Employees to Publicly Funded Work Supports


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Grants of up to $140,000 Available for Initiatives to Connect Low-Income Employees to Publicly Funded Work Supports With support from the Ford Foundation, the Families and Work Institute has...

Grants for Low Income Women for college


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Grants for Low Income Women The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for and awarding grants to low-income women ages 35 and older. Each grant recipient...

InvenTeams grant for community problem solving invention


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Applications Available for Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants for High School Invention Projects Deadline: April 27, 2007 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams (<a...

Campus Heritage Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Getty Foundation Announces Final Year of Campus Heritage Grants Program The Getty Foundation’s (<a href=""></a>) Campus Heritage Grants program...

Funding for Community News Ventures


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism Offers New Voices Funding to Launch Community News Ventures Deadline: February 20, 2007 J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Mini-Grants


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] National Association of Service and Conservation Corps Offers Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Mini-Grants The National Association of Service and Conservation Corps...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Assistant Director, Media Tank


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Assistant Director, Media Tank An exciting opportunity to help lead Philadelphia?s premiere media education organization! Media Tank has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director; we are looking...

AmeriCorps*VISTA, Youth Organized for Disaster Action


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Youth Organized for Disaster Action AmeriCorps*VISTA Position AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is dedicated to eliminating poverty by helping individuals and low-income...

Data Coordinator, Community Impact, United Way


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[posted in Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter 11/30/06] United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Data Coordinator, Community Impact. The DC will be responsible for overseeing database...

Multiple positions, Center for High Impact Philanthropy


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[posted from Out of School Time Resource Center newsletter 11/30/06] Center for High Impact Philanthropy: Multiple Positions. CHIP helps develop the information, tools, and metrics to enable...

Analyst, Child Care Initiative, Nonprofit Finance Fund


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[posted from Out of School Time Center newsletter 11/30/06] Nonprofit Finance Fund: Analyst, Child Care Initiative. The Analyst will be responsible for supporting CCI by providing client relationship...

VISTA, Development and Events, EducationWorks


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[emailed 12/2/06] VISTA Development and Events Summary: EducationWorks (EW), located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey is pleased to announce the availability of a one-year position beginning January 1,...

Miscellaneous

Audioconference on Engaging Youth as City Leaders


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Audioconference on Engaging Youth as City Leaders ? Dec. 14 Does your city have a youth council or is it planning to form one? Are youth in your city involved in service projects? Do they connect...

The Environmental Leadership Program


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The Environmental Leadership Program ELP is a non-profit organization that inspires visionary, action-oriented and diverse leadership to work for a just and sustainable future. Each year, in each of...

Shop to benefit NW Phila Interfaith Hospitality Network


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Shop for holiday gifts at 2 great stores and benefit homeless families at the same time! Thursday December 7, 2006 5 PM to 9 PM at Ten Thousand Villages 8331 Germantown Ave. Featuring beautiful fair...


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