The week of

May 29, 2007

Other Local Events and Workshops

Renaming of Diamond St. after Father Paul Washington


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For several months members of the Father Paul Washington Community Committee have been meeting to re-name Diamond Street from Broad to 33rd after the Reverend Father Paul Washington known by many as...

PhillyBlocks: 2007–The Neighborhood Agenda Conference


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Institute for the Study of Civic Values to Host PhillyBlocks: 2007–The Neighborhood Agenda Conference September 14th The Institute for the Study of Civic Values will host its Second Annual...

Deadline Extended: Scholarships for National Conference on Volunteering and Service


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The National Conference on Volunteering and Service will convene in Philadelphia, PA, July 16-18, 2007. On behalf of the 2007 National Conference Host Committee, we are pleased to announce that a...

Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp


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The Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp is a branch of the Ephren W. Taylor II Entrepreneurial Academy (ETEA) hosted in collaboration with Cheyney University. The camp provides an in-depth overview of...

Workshop: Senior Center Accreditation


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Is Senior Center Accreditation for YOU? United Way of Southeastern PA invites you to learn about Senior Center Accreditation through the National Institute of Senior Centers. Come learn about the...

Emerging Leaders Board Training Program


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Applications to PYNL’s 2nd Emerging Leaders Board Training Program are Now Available The Emerging Leaders Board Training Program (ELBTP) offers extensive training on the leadership roles,...

Social Change Leaders Graduation


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Social Change Leaders Graduation Class of 2007 Monday, June 4, 2007 6:30 – 8:00pm PNC Center Hall Social Change Leaders Graduation Class of 2007 Join us at the PNC Center Hall to celebrate the...

New Resources

Guide to Calculating the Cost of Quality Early Care and Education


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A Guide to Calculating the Cost of Quality Early Care and Education, available at This guide lays out a step-by-step process for helping users determine accurate estimates of the cost of...

New Website: Out-Of-School Time Clearinghouse


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Out-Of-School Time Clearinghouse (available at ) Stay on top of the latest trends in developing, financing, and sustaining out-of-school time programs for children and youth. It provides links to...

New Report: Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: A Decade of Community Food Projects


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A report celebrating 10 years of Community Food Projects, with various case studies of CFP grantees over the years (Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: A Decade of Community Food Projects) The...

Redesigned Website: Food Stamp Nutrition Connection


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According to a press release: The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has launched a redesigned Food Stamp Nutrition Connection (FSNC) Web site...

New Paper: Community Organizing: Past, Present, and Future


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce another paper in the COMM-ORG 2006 paper series: Community Organizing: Past, Present, and Future by Cheryl Honey There are an increasing number of...

DVDs: Domestic Violence 101 & Teens Speak Out: Dating Violence


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Now available from Break the Cycle: Domestic Violence 101 & Teens Speak Out: Dating Violence Break the Cycle is making our acclaimed dating and domestic violence prevention curriculum and video...

Shelterforce Magazine: Budgeting and Democracy


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NEW ISSUE OF SHELTERFORCE MAGAZINE The Summer 2006 issue of Shelterforce Magazine features several articles on how low-income residents and community groups can play a role in crafting their city?s...

New Book: Coming to Critical Engagement: An Autoethnographic Exploration


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“Coming to Critical Engagement: An Autoethnographic Exploration” is a new book co-authored by 4 faculty members at Michigan State University and published by University Press of America....

Social Service and Social Change: A Process Guide


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Social Service and Social Change: A Process Guide Non-profit service organizations provide a vital lifeline to individuals and families who lack access to resources, and whose needs and interests are...

New Report: Impact of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)


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What do Individual Development Accounts Do? Evidence from a Controlled Experiment Gregory Mills, William Gale, Rhiannon Patterson, and Emil Apostolov June 21, 2006 This paper evaluates the first...

New National Retirement Index


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A New National Retirement Index Alicia Munnell and Anthony Webb, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Americans weaned on post-war affluence have come to expect an extended period of...

New Report: Children’s Savings Accounts and Financial Aid


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Children’s Savings Accounts and Financial Aid: An Examination of the Consequences of Children’s Saivngs Account Ownership on Financial Aid Eligibility (pdf) Carl Rist, Jennifer Brooks,...

Individual Development Accounts and the Workforce Investment Act


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Coordinating Individual Development Accounts and the Workforce Investment Act to Increase Access to Post-Secondary Education and Training (pdf) Mark Greenberg and Nisha Patel, Center for Social...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Community-Based Collaborative Research for Social Justice


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REGISTER NOW for Crossroads II: Community-Based Collaborative Research for Social Justice, June 7-9, 2007 in Hartford, CT! Our preliminary program is now available online at The last day for the...

Women2Women Conference and Cultural Exchange


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WOMEN2WOMEN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: August 5 ? 9 ? Cambridge, MA The Women2Women Conference and Cultural Exchange sponsored by Empower Peace, is an opportunity for young women ages 16-19...

National Society for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Workshop


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Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you information below on three seminars presented by the National Society of Experiential Education ? EE Academy which will be hosted on the University of New...

Call for Papers: Italians in the Americas


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Italians in the Americas An International Conference Call for Papers 25-27 April 2008 The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) announces a conference dedicated to the...

Collective Behavior and Social Movements


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The conference of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association will be held on August 9-10 2007 at Hofstra University in Hempstead New York. Panels...

Call for Papers: Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research


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CALL FOR PAPERS on Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research for SPECIAL ISSUE of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics – November 1 Deadline...

Grant Opportunities

21st Century Community Learning Center Request for Application (RFA)


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Announcing 2007-2010 21st Century Community Learning Center Request for Application (RFA) The 21st CCLC program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that...

United States Golf Association Grants


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] United States Golf Association Offers Grants to Make Golf More Affordable and Accessible Deadline: July 6, 2007 Through its ongoing "For the Good of the Game"...

Nominations Invited for Garden Crusader Awards


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Nominations Invited for Garden Crusader Awards Deadline: June 1, 2007 The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener’s Supply (<a...

Documentary Photography Distribution Grant Program


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Open Society Institute Seeks Proposals for Documentary Photography Distribution Grant Program Deadline: July 6, 2007 The Open Society Institute’s (<a...

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation


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[posted from RFP Bulletin] Legion Child Welfare Foundation Announces Availability of Grant Applications Deadline: July 1, 2007 (Application Request) The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation...

Youth Organized for Disaster Action Training Grants


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About the 2007 LSA Youth Organized for Disaster Action Training Grants What are the criteria for the grants? &#61607; there must be commitment to implement a service learning project focused on...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR, GREATER PHILADELPHIA COALITION AGAINST HUNGER The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH) is seeking a new Director to succeed its current Director. GPCAH...

Executive Director, Dress for Success Mercer County


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Dress for Success Mercer County Job Description – Executive Director The newly formed Mercer County affiliate of Dress for Success (DFS) seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as the...

AmeriCorps*VISTA, InterCorps Council at YouthBuild


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AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time member services to non-profit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs...

Associate Director, Campus Ministry, Villanova University


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Associate Director, Campus Ministry, Villanova University A Campus Minister at Villanova University is responsible to support the Mission of the University as expressed in the Mission of Campus...

AmeriCorps*VISTA, Ayuda Community Center


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AmeriCorps*VISTA is dedicated to eliminating poverty by helping individuals and low-income neighborhoods make positive changes for themselves. Through AmeriCorps*VISTA, ordinary people provide...

AmeriCorps position, Summer Camp Counselor, EducationWorks


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EducationWorks is now accepting applications for our Summer Camp Counselor position, an exciting opportunity to spend a summer providing an enjoyable and dynamic camp experience for children and...

Miscellaneous

Get an Associates Degree in Leadership


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Dreaming of College?&#61472;&#61472;&#61472;&#61472;&#61472;&#61472;&#61472; YOU ARE A LEADER ; YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. It?s Time for you to...

National Harvest Awards: Call for Nominations!


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National Harvest Awards: Call for Nominations! Please help us recognize outstanding work in sustainable food systems by nominating someone whose work you admire. Glynwood Center?s 5th Annual National...


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