The week of

July 14, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Collaborative Social Change: Designing for Impact in a Networked World


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I am pleased to announce the launch of Interaction Institute for Social Change’s newest skill-building offering: Collaborative Social Change: Designing for Impact in a Networked World which...

Film Screening: Free the River Park


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Free the River Park: Thursday, July 17th The film explores citizens’ ultimately victorious efforts to create and preserve at-grade access to the Schuylkill River Park despite the adamant...

Art Sanctuary’s 10th Anniversary Gala


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PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! 10th Year Anniversary Gala: A Shepherd Among Us** Friday, November 14, 2008 6:30pm Girard College 2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121 Don’t miss this...

The Housing Crisis Facing Philadelphia’s Homeowners and Tenants


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Join the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tuesday, July 15, 12:00 , 11th Floor Conference Center Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT!...

Community Fair in Wharton Square Park


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Arts & Crafts Caricature Pictures Clowns Face Painting Free Food Live Performances &… SO MUCH MORE! WHEN: Saturday, August, 23rd, 2008 12 Noon – 6:00 PM WHERE: Wharton Square Park 24th...

Building Successful Community-Based Food Initiatives


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BUILDING SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY-BASED FOOD INITIATIVES: A Community Food Initiatives Workshop Friday, July 18th, 2008. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Have you started a project that involves gardening,...

Tenth Anniversary Chester City Homebuyers’ Fair


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Chester Community Improvement Project (CCIP) will hold a Tenth Anniversary Chester City Homebuyers’ Fair at Chester City Hall, Saturday, June 21, from 10:00 :00 Registration starts at 9:30 Those...

3rd Annual Water Works Celebration


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Join us at the 3rd Annual Water Works Celebration on Sunday, September 14, from six to nine pm. The event is sponsored by Women for the Water Works and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. To learn more,...

New Resources

Safety, Growth, and Equity: Infrastructure Policies That Promote Opportunity and Inclusion


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New Policy Brief Advances Equitable Infrastructure Principles The devastation that followed Hurricane Katrina turned a spotlight on the shocking failures of levees, transportation, power systems, and...

Making Waves Community Development Magazine


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In the autumn 2006 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine” contributors tangle over the purpose of CED and social economy. Are they to make...

New Report: Payday Lending Sinks Borrowers in Debt


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Financial Quicksand: Payday Lending Sinks Borrowers in Debt Uriah King, Leslie Parrish and Ozlem Tanik Center for Responsible Lending Financial Quicksand: Payday lending sinks borrowers in...

Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion


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Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion By Miguel A. Perez, Raffy R. Luquis (Editors)r This book examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health...

Participatory Approaches in Community Development


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Special Issue of Community Development Journal The July 2008 of this journal has a special theme entitled “Participatory Approaches in Community Development: Transitions and Transformations.” ...

Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research


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Journal Issue Focuses on Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research Co-Edited by a Team from CCPH! The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research...

Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide


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Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Building wealth in urban communities GPUAC’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee has released the new Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide. This...

New Book: Voices of Teens: Writers Matter


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Voices of Teens: Writers Matter Michael Galbraith & Robert Vogel Foreword by Erin Gruwell Voices of Teens: Writers Matter describes a writing program where teachers and students have worked out...

New Website: Pan-African Studies Community Education Program


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Celebrating 33 Years of Excellence in Community Education, Service and Outreach! The Temple University Pan-African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP), a flagship grassroots organization,...

Partnerships Classifieds

15th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day


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15th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day! Saturday, October 15, 2008 In a single day, 10,000 volunteers will devote more than 70,000 hours of service to Philadelphia public schools.  Invest a little of...

Get MBA students to do a project for your organization


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Request for Projects Saint Joseph’s University- MBA 4005 Applied Project Team Skills Do you have the need to: Develop a business case for project funding? Evaluate the outcomes of a particular...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Association for Community Health Improvement


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Association for Community Health Improvement: Spring Training for Health Champions Annual Conference March 11-13, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Mark your calendar now for the Association for Community Health...

Grant Opportunities

Defending Basic Freedoms Program


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Herb Block Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Defending Basic Freedoms Program Deadline: October 6, 2008 (Letters of Intent) The Herb Block Foundation’s () Defending Basic Freedoms...

Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Program


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Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Program Announces Rapid Response Grants Program Deadline: Rolling (Letters of Intent) Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research are...

Planet Dog Foundation


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Planet Dog Foundation Offers Funding for Service Dog Programs Deadline: August 1, 2008 (Letters of Intent) The Planet Dog Foundation () seeks to support worthy organizations through a grantmaking...

Energy Foundation


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Energy Foundation Offers Funding for Policy Programs to Address Energy Problems Deadline: Open The Energy Foundation () is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world’s energy...

Housing Impact Grants Program


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Home Depot Announces Housing Impact Grants Program Deadline: September 15, 2008; and December 15, 2008 Home Depot () has aligned its online grants program with the Home Depot Foundation’s ()...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Deadline: October 3,  2008 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program is designed to help build the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Health Strategist, Public Citizens for Children and Youth


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[emailed 7/10/08] Health Strategist – The region’s major child advocacy organization is seeking a health strategist to join the leadership team, develop advocacy campaigns at the local ,state and...

Women’s Re-Entry Program Director, Lehigh Valley


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[emailed 7/10/08] Women’s Re-Entry Program Director Description: Director of new re-entry program for women in a county corrections facility administered through a local community center....

Neighborhood Development Coordinator, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley


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[emailed 7/10/08] NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR To manage resident-driven neighborhood improvement and environmental efforts in Easton’s West Ward. Experience with community organizing...

Middle School/High School Teachers, Mastery Charter Schools


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Mastery charter schools is searching for highly qualified teachers to teach at its middle/high school throughout Philadelphia. To succeed, all staff must be consciously engaged in a continuous cycle...

Miscellaneous

John W. Gardner Leadership Award


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Independent Sector Accepting Nominations for the John W. Gardner Leadership Award Deadline: January 30, 2009 The John W. Gardner Leadership Award was established in 1985 to honor outstanding...

Nestle Very Best in Youth Program


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Nestle Very Best in Youth Program to Honor Young People for Academic and Community Service Achievements Deadline: November 20, 2008 The Nestle Very Best in Youth Program, sponsored by Nestlé USA,...

900 table arm desks available


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[originally emailed 07/01/08] We have over 900 tablet arm desks that we need to dispose of.  Do you know of a charter school that may be interested?? We have them in a variety of colors and I have...

CORE Philly scholarships available


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CORE Philly scholarships available The CORE Philly scholarship has reopened during the summer for 2008. CORE Philly offers scholarships of up to $3,000 to Philadelphia high school seniors to help pay...

National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship Program


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Announcing an EXCITING OPPORTUNITY  for mid-level and advanced practitioners who live in the Philadelphia and Bay Area of California. Thanks to the generosity of The Robert Bowne Foundation, NIOST...

Webinar:Inclusive Ingenerational Mentoring


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National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is pleased to host the July webinar on Inclusive Ingenerational Mentoring. Date: TUESDAY, July 29th at 3 PM – 4 PM EST (2pm-3pm Central, 1pm-2pm Mountain,...


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