The week of

May 14, 2007

Other Local Events and Workshops

Richard Whiteford, author of Wild Pennsylvania


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Meet Richard Whiteford, author of Wild Pennsylvania @ the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Sunday, May 27, 1:30 The Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) describes this book as, ?Not content...

Urban Sustainability Forum: New Urbanism


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Urban Sustainability Forum | New Urbanism: Everything Old is New (and Better) Again Thursday, May 17, 6-8:30 pm, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Free. Registration...

Richard Florida at University of the Arts


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University of the Arts | Richard Florida Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm, Solmssen Court, 320 South Broad Street. Space is limited. RSVP: kmuscianesi@ Creative economy pioneer Richard Florida, author of The...

Effective Mentor Recruitment Strategies


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Recruit Recruit Recruit Is Recruitment Always on Your Mind? Learn more at ?Effective Mentor Recruitment Strategies: The ?Best? of Best Practices? Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:00 ? 5:00 pm United Way of...

Temple Writing Academy


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July 9 – August 3: Temple Writing Academy, offering intensive morning and afternoon writing workshops for entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Philadelphia public high school students, Monday...

Teaching Pennsylvania?s Underground Railroad


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Teaching Pennsylvania?s Underground Railroad A Workshop for Educators Saturday, May 19, 2007 10am-1pm Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue This workshop for K-12 teachers will explore...

Career Fair at Honickman Learning Center


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CAREER FAIR WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd, 1pm-4pm Honickman Learning Center & Comcast Technology Labs 1936 North Judson Street (215) 235-2900, Ext. 6116 Employers include AlliedBarton Security Services,...

People’s Emergency Center Young Friends Event


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Join us for hors d’oeuvres, networking, silent auction, and bar Meet Philly’s young movers and shakers Find out what you have in common with them. PEC’s Young Friends’ premier...

West Philadelphia High School Community Meeting


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West Philadelphia High School Community Meeting ?Creating a Community Plan to Improve Our School? When: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Time: 6 Where: West Philadelphia High School, East Auditorium (Enter on...

All We Ask Is That U Listen video premier


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All We Ask Is That U Listen The senseless beating of beloved Germantown HS teacher Frank Burd has accelerated the discussion about violence in Philadelphia?s public schools. But one voice?the voice...

Common Wealth Symposium: Improving Financial Education


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Common Wealth Symposium: Improving Financial Education Throughout Pennsylvania there are hundreds of resources to help people learn to better manage and protect their money. Community-based...

Dealing with DHS: Workshop for Parents


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Dealing with DHS: Workshop for Parents The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania will sponsor a workshop on “Keeping Your Children & Getting Them Back: Do?s and Don?ts of...

Wachovia Workshops on Creating a Neighborhood Plan


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Wachovia Workshops on Creating a Neighborhood Plan The Wachovia Regional Foundation will be hosting “Introduction to Neighborhood Planning” workshops. There is no cost for attendance. The...

Early Care & Education in Delaware County


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Early Care & Education in Delaware County A Pennsylvania Budget Overview Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:30-10:00 AM Media Borough Hall Mansion Parlor Hall 301 N. Jackson Street, Media Governor Rendell...

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


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Hello Friends, May 18th is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). This annual observance is a day to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and...

New Resources

Clearinghouse on Expanding and Sustaining Youth Programs and Policies


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CLEARINGHOUSE ON EXPANDING AND SUSTAINING YOUTH PROGRAMS AND POLICIES LAUNCHED The Finance Project and The Forum for Youth Investment are excited to announce the launch of a major new information...

New Website: Housing Partnership of Chester County


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The Housing Partnership of Chester County has a new website. Since 1989, the Housing Partnership has been providing the essentials for successful home ownership to residents of Chester County. We...

School District Plans Residence for Homeless Students


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SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS RESIDENCE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS Homeless students struggle to attend school. Some miss class for a few days. Some never come back. Now, in what may be a first for a public...

New Report: Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools


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THE AVERAGED FRESHMAN GRADUATION RATE FOR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS This report presents the averaged freshman graduation rate for public high school students for school years 2002-03 and 2003-04 based on...

New Report: Early Learning Difficulties Among Young Children


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EARLY LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN DISCUSSED IN NEW REPORT The University of North Carolina?s FPG Child Development Institute has recently completed a review of research that...

New Article: Achievement in AfterSchool Programs


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LEARN HOW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS MAKE TIME FOR ACHIEVEMENT Learning doesn?t have to stop as soon as the dismissal bell rings at the end of the school day as the newest issue of SEDL Letter magazine...

New Report: Why Teens Don’t Go to AfterSchool Programs


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?LACK OF INTEREST? REASON WHY TEENS DON?T USE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Four-in-ten teens () who do not attend after-school programs say it is because they simply are not interested in what is being...

Partnerships Classifieds

Speakers needed, Career Day at Smedley Middle School


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Are you available to participate in this annual “Career Day” event (May 18, 2007, 9am-2:30pm) at Smedley Middle School, 1701 Upland Street, Chester, PA 19013 (Mr. Howard Johnson,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Community Engagement Workshop for Emerging Scholars


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Save the Date: October 7-9 in Madison, Wisconsin The Higher Education Network for Community Engagement Workshop for Emerging Scholars, in conjunction with the Outreach Scholarship Conference, is an...

National School-Based Mentoring Conference


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National School-Based Mentoring Conference Coming Soon… Just one week left for early lift-off pricing! When: June 13-14, 2007 Where: InterContinental Kansas City Hotel at the Plaza, Kansas...

Call for Abstracts: Journal for Service-Learning Research with Children and Youth


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Extension Announcement Because we have had several inquiries about the Information for Action: A Journal for Service-Learning Research with Children and Youth from individuals who have asked for more...

Community Weaving Trainings in various locations


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From: “Family Support Network, Int’l” Community Weaving is a civic engagement project of the Family Support Network, International, that was started by a welfare mother struggling...

Conversations about Immigration and Higher Education


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With the support of the College Board, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the...

The Community Calls Forth the University


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The Community Calls Forth the University The Fourth Annual University-Community Partnership Conference July 18-19, 2007 The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center Blacksburg, Virginia To...

Grant Opportunities

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)


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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN AFERSCHOOL AND SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAMS From May 19- July 13, Share Our Strength will be accepting grant applications from current sponsors of summer...

L’oreal Paris "Woman of Worth" competition


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L’oreal Paris "Woman of Worth" competition Application: <a href=""></a> Purpose: L’oreal Paris Invites nomination of "a woman of worth" Benefit:...

Disruptive Innovations in Health and Health Care Solutions People Want


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Disruptive Innovations in Health and Health Care Solutions People Want <a href="&c=EMC-FA140">&c=EMC-FA140</a> Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2007 Program Area: Pioneer...

Schools as Centers of Community Prize


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Richard Riley Award to Honor Schools That Serve as Centers of Community Deadline: July 9, 2007 The KnowledgeWorks Foundation (<a href=""></a>), in partnership with the American...

Discretionary Funds for Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects


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Discretionary Funds for Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has supported the field of...

Dollar General Back-to-School Grants


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Dollar General Back-to-School Grants Dollar General Back-to-School Grants assist schools in meeting some of the financial challenges they face in implementing new programs or purchasing new...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, COLOURS at GPUAC


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COLOURS JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION SUMMARY: COLOURS, a program of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC) is currently looking for an individual to fill...

Nutrition Educator, CADCOM


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Job Title Nutrition Educator CADCOM Norristown, Pennsylvania <a href=""></a> Job Description and Requirements Position is permanent, full-time Salary: Competitive + benefits...

EducationWorks AmeriCorps Opportunities


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EducationWorks AmeriCorps Opportunities Would you like to help shape the future? Our AmeriCorps national service programs focus on the education and safety of children and youth in Philadelphia....

City Rec Dept. seeks summer workers


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City Rec Dept. seeks summer workers The Philadelphia Dept. of Recreation is seeking applicants for jobs at Lifeguards at any of eight city pools. The jobs pay between $ and $ per hour for a 35 hour...

Miscellaneous

New Summer Opportunity: Sustainable Global Leadership Alliance


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Action for a sustainable future! First, what is sustainability? A working definition is easy: living today without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Determining...

Be in the new Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities


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I’m Julianne Salisbury, the Director of Beyond the Books, the newest initiative of Student Horizons, Inc (<a href=""></a>). Beyond the Books recognizes that active...

Audioconference to Highlight Youth Master Planning Strategies


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Audioconference to Highlight Youth Master Planning Strategies City efforts to work with school, community and youth leaders in developing long-term youth master plans will be the topic of a free...

Children’s Health Disparities Webcast


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Children’s Health Disparities June 6th Webcast What: Webcast: Children?s Health Disparities and the Environment Part 1 Topic: Children?s health advocates will be introduced to emerging...


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