The week of

December 8, 2006

Other Local Events and Workshops

PYNL’s 5th Annual Holiday Happy Hour and Toy Drive

PYNL’s 5th Annual Holiday Happy Hour and Toy Drive, Wednesday, December 13th! ‘Tis the event of the season and here’s the reason… PYNL invites you to join us at our 5th Annual...

New Resources

New Book: Housing Policy in the United States

[posted from Comm-Org] From: “ALEX Schwartz” I am pleased to announce the publication of Housing Policy in the United States: An Introduction (Routledge). The blurbs: Alex...

New Article: Home-based Asset Building for People with Disabilities

Telework: Home-based Asset Building for People with Disabilities * FEATURE ARTICLE: *National Telecommuting Institute (NTI): Providing Home-Based Employment Opportunities For People with...

New Guide: Family Health and Literacy

World Education in collaboration with the National Institute for Literacy has published a guide ?Family Health and Literacy: A guide to easy-to-read health education materials and websites for This...

Learning from Small-Scale Experimental Evaluations of After School Programs

[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv] It is my pleasure to share with you two new out-of-school time publications from Harvard Family Research Project. LEARNING FROM SMALL-SCALE...

New Report: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] CALORIES IN, CALORIES OUT: FOOD & EXERCISE IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS This study, prompted by concern over the rate of obesity among school-age...

Young People in the Fight for Quality Public Education

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] GETTING STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT FOR QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION Of all the groups with a vested interest in improving schools in America, no group...

Innovations in Federal Work-Study Community Service

Innovations in Federal Work-Study Community Service California Campus Compact is pleased to announce a new feature on our website that highlights innovative integration of Federal Work-Study funding...

Developing mathematical skills in elementary students

Do your volunteers and members assist elementary students with math homework? Are you looking for tools and resources to help them with this challenging work? The LEARNS partners are pleased to...

Trends in the Association of Poverty with Overweight among US Adolescents

[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network listserv] In May?s JAMA an article entitled Trends in the Association of Poverty with Overweight among US Adolescents, 1971-2004 is included. The authors...

New Paper: Four Narratives of Anti-Poverty Community Mobilization

[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce another paper in the COMM-ORG 2006 paper series: Four Narratives of Anti-Poverty Community Mobilization: Housing Works, FIERCE, Human Rights...

Miscellaneous

Teacher Fellowship at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Teacher Fellowship at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Summer 2007 Pennsylvania 6-12 grade history or social studies educators are welcome to apply for this four-week research opportunity....

Community Organizers Wanted

Community Organizers Wanted Anyone interested in a career working for community change to apply The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center unites community groups together to powerfully...

Youth Mural Application

Over the course of the school year, teams of youth (eight members) paint indoor murals throughout the City of Philadelphia to beautify and utilize public spaces for the sake of art and community...

Grant Opportunities

Pay It Forward Foundation — Mini-Grant Project

Pay It Forward Mini-Grants: The Pay It Foward Foundaton offers grants up to $500 for one-time service projects performed by youth for their school, neighborhood or community, that will in turn lead...

Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention grants

The Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has released two Request for Proposals for the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund: 1. Affordable Housing Development ($ million)...

American Federation for Aging Research

[posted from RFP Bulletin] American Federation for Aging Research Announces Two New Grant Programs Deadline: December 15, 2006 The American Federation for Aging Research (<a...

GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Women’s Sports Foundation Invites Applications for GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards Deadline: February 16, 2007 Teaming up with the GoGirlGo! National Campaign (<a...

After-School and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program

[posted from RFP Bulletin] Ameriquest Offers After-School and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program Deadline: January 15, 2007 A program offered by Ameriquest Mortgage Company (<a...

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education conference

Don’t Miss SARE’s 20th! Mark your calendar for March 25-27, 2008, when Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a national conference and...

Call for Submissions: Urban Ed Journal: Teaching for Social Justice

Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, , is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to fostering conversations between urban school researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. We...

Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

The Grant Institute’s Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, March 5 – 7, 2007. Interested development professionals,...

Families USA: Health Action 2007 Conference

Families USA: Health Action 2007 Conference Organization: Families USA Where: Washington, DC Date: January 25-27, 2007 Come to Health Action 2007 where you’ll find creative, hard-working...

National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness

National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness Organization: National Alliance to End Homelessness Where: Oakland, CA Date: February 8-9, 2007 Imagine no more families or children homeless....

NeighborWorks Training Institute

NeighborWorks Training Institute Organization: NeighborWorks Where: Atlanta, GA Date: February 19-23, 2007 Join us in Atlanta for the highest quality training for community development practitioners...

National Low Income Housing Coalition Policy Conference

2007 NLIHC Annual Policy Conference and Lobby Day Organization: National Low Income Housing Coalition Where: Washington, DC Date: February 26-27, 2007 Registration for the conference includes...

Call for Abstracts: Future of Food and Nutrition

[posted from Community Food Security listserv] THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND NUTRITION: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS MARCH 10, 2007 BOSTON, MA Submission Deadline:...

Partnerships Classifieds

Photo Documentary Internship, Philagrafika

[emailed 12/11/06] Title of internship: Photo Documentary Internship Start Date: January 2007 End Date: August 2007 Expected number of hours per week: Average of 2+ hours per week The hours are (or...

Residency Artist Research and Translation Assistant

[emailed 12/11/06] Title of internship: Residency Artist Research and Translation Assistant Start Date: January 16, 2007 End Date: April 30, 2007 Expected number of hours per week: The internship...

Clean Up at Kingsessing Rec Center

The following is a message from Michelle Robinson: We are organizing a clean up of the Kingsessing Recreation grounds and need volunteers. Date: Saturday Dec. 16, 2006 from 9am-12noon Where:...


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