The week of

January 15, 2007

Other Local Events and Workshops

Series for Executive Directors of Social Change Groups


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After a brief hiatus in the Fall, we are excited to announce the revival of our New Executive Directors Group in 2007! Based on feedback from many of you last year, we are structuring the monthly...

Public Forum on Media Ownership


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Public Forum on Media Ownership With Federal Communications Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein January 18th, 2007 – 6:00 Temple University, Gladfelter Hall Media Tank is...

Parenting Classes


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PARENTS – RAISING KIDS TODAY IS A TOUGH JOB FOR ANYONE AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE! The Philadelphia Youth Advocacy Program is collaborating with the FAMILY COURT PARENT PROJECT? to...

Safer Streets Community Forum


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SAVE THE DATE: SAFER STREETS COMMUNITY FORUM On Friday, January 19, 2007, Mayor John F. Street is convening the United We Stand for Operation Safer Streets Community Forum to bring together elected...

Family Programs at the Water Works Interpretive Center


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The River in Winter Family Programs at the Interpretive Center Bring the kids to the Interpretive Center and learn what Frazil is all about. Ellen Shultz will explain this winter phenomenon unique to...

City Wide Workshops Help Save Energy


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City Wide Workshops Help Save Energy: Thanks to the City and PGW, the Energy Coordinating Agency is conducting conservation education workshops all across the city. Each participant learns how to...

Mayoral Candidates Forum on Energy


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Save the date Mayoral Candidates Forum on Energy: On February 28th, 2007, The Mayoral Candidates Forum on Energy will be held at the Friend?s Center, 15th & Cherry Sts. This is an opportunity to...

Political Economy of School Reform


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Jan. 16: Political Economy of School Reform. 7 Crest Room, The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk. University of Pennsylvania?s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium: panel and workshop will feature...

Beyond Beats & Rhymes media literacy workshop tour


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Title: “Beyond Beats & Rhymes” media literacy workshop tour Description: Do you work with students who might be interested in recording their own video podcasts? in making their own...

Film Screening: Hip-Hop Beats and Rhymes


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HIP-HOP Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at manhood in rap music and hip-hop culture – where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and...

Pt-time bookkeeper, Shalom Center


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The Shalom Center: A prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life. If you cannot read this e-mail, please contact us at office@ The Shalom Center is seeking a bookkeeper and...

Financing Community Development


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Financing Community Development: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future Federal Reserve System Community Affairs-Research Conference March 29-30, 2007, Washington, DC The Community Affairs...

Financial Education Network of Southeastern Pennsylvania


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Financial Education Network of Southeastern Pennsylvania January 31, 2007 ? Philadelphia, PA The Financial Education Network of Southeastern Pennsylvania consists of representatives of banks,...

New Resources

Technical Assistance for Community Food Projects Grants


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COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS (CFP) GRANTS ? The Request for Applications for 2007 is out! PROPOSALS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY The Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program is...

New Guide: Know Your Rights: A Manual for Public School Students in Pennsylvania


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Every year, the ACLU of Pennsylvania receives hundreds of calls from young people, parents, teachers, and administrators asking questions about the rights and responsibilities of students in our...

Two Nutritional Health Studies Released


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A couple of studies released this month related to family eating have been drawing headlines recently. The first, Adult Fat Intake Associated with the Presence of Children in Households published in...

New Report to improve how computer science is taught


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] NEW REPORT TO IMPROVE HOW COMPUTER SCIENCE IS TAUGHT A new report issued today by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) provides...

School size and student outcomes


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] SCHOOL SIZE & ITS RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES & SCHOOL CLIMATE Ken Stevenson reviews eight school size studies performed by doctoral...

Charter Schools’ impacts on public school outcomes


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[posted from Public Education Network newsblast] DO CHARTER SCHOOLS LEAD TO IMPROVED EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS? One argument in favor of charter school reform is that choice...

Partnerships Classifieds

Event volunteers needed, media ownership forum


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Media Tank is looking for about a dozen volunteers to help out the night of our media ownership forum Thurs. Jan. 18th. We’ll be hosting two FCC commissioners and hundreds of local people to...

Volunteers needed for FAFSA and Core Philly Application events


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CORE Philly would like to accommodate your high school seniors’ need to complete the CORE Philly application. The CORE Philly Scholarship will be open on all of the citywide FAFSA Completion...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

2007 Idealist Campus Conference


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We’re thrilled to announce that registration has begun for the 2007 Idealist Campus Conference (formerly the Conference) in Chicago, IL. Please visit by *January 26* to get early-bird...

Teens for Planet Earth Leadership Institute


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The first Teens for Planet Earth Leadership Institute held in October was a great success. We invite you to join us March 1-3, 2007 at the Bronx Zoo for the second Leadership Institute and help teens...

Call for Presenters: The Community Calls Forth the University


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The Community Calls Forth the University The Fourth Annual University-Community Partnership Conference July 18-20, 2007 The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center Blacksburg, Virginia...

Call for Submissions: Search for Just and Sustainable Community Models


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Just Connections Connections to the Future: a Search for Just and Sustainable Community Models June 8-10, 2007 Ferrum College Call for Submissions Deadline for Submission: Proposals must be...

Making Connections for the Common Good


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Looking Ahead to 2007 March 21-23, 2007 Nexus for Change Community Weavers gathering on March 21st, Noon-5pm at Bowling Green University for our first annual “Making Connections for the Common...

Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory Research


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Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory Research June 26-29, 2007 Hilton Hotel Jackson Jackson, Mississippi The Tougaloo College Center for Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility is...

Call for Submissions: Shelterforce Magazine


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Friends and Colleagues Shelterforce magazine is inviting submissions for articles to be published in 2007. The three interrelated themes described below focus on the changing world of community...

Grant Opportunities

PA Campus Compact VISTAs available


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The 2006-2007 AmeriCorps*VISTA host site application has been posted to the PA Campus Compact web site at <a href=""></a>. Please note that completed applications are due in our...

Public Welfare Foundation


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Grant: Public Welfare Foundation 2007 Funding Priorities National foundation intends to dedicate $ million next year to its Youth program, which supports projects in employment, training and...

Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents


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Grant: Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents Funds research to increase the parenting skills and capacities of parents and caregivers to improve the health outcomes of...

Small Event Grants


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Grant: Event Grants To promote family, school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in young people. Small event grants and ice cream products/auction items are provided....

RGK Foundation


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Grant: RGK Foundation Grants for community, education and health projects, including human services, community improvement, abuse prevention and youth development/educational enrichment programs....

Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Violence


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Grant: Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Violence: From Adolescence to Late Adulthood To research the impact of such crimes against women. Funder: National Institute of Justice. Eligibility: States...

Weed and Seed Communities


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Grant: Weed and Seed Communities Funds for projects to weed out criminal behavior, seed in neighborhood restoration services and address persistent gang activity, drug abuse and violent crime....

Early Childhood Care and Education Grants


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Grant: Early Childhood Care and Education Grants Direct service support to organizations throughout the contiguous United States, with a priority for projects operated by experienced, community-based...

Community Based Research Projects/Courses


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Funding Available for Innovative CBR Courses/Projects Please distribute widely Request for Proposals: Community-Based Research Innovation Grants Princeton University and the Bonner Foundation are...

Youth Service America Youth Venture Grants


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Young People (ages 12-20) Invited to Apply for $1,000 YSA Youth Venture Grants YSA Youth Venture helps make every day National & Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2007) by providing funding...

Health Through Action grants for Asian communities


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The Kellogg Foundation and Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) announce a new and exciting community grant opportunity! The Health Through Action – Community...

Red, White, and Green Climate Change Grant


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RED, WHITE & GREEN GRANTS (2nd round)(US APPLICANTS ONLY) Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are excited to announce the second round of the Red, White & Green Climate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Administrative Assistant, Abington YMCA


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[emailed 1/9/07] YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity Abington Branch Position Description JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant LEVEL: 6 FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt / Part Time REPORTS TO: Business Office...

Spanish Teacher, Green Woods Charter School


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[emailed 1/11/07] Spanish Teacher ? Green Woods Charter School, a K-8 school located on the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, is reaching out to those in the PHENND...

Pt-time bookkeeper, Jewish Dialogue Group


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[emailed 1/14/07] Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested: The Jewish Dialogue Group needs a very part-time, paid bookkeeper! Our current bookkeeper is leaving the country...


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