The week of

July 21, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

From Oppression to Grace: Women of Color and Their Dilemmas within the Academy


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From Oppression to Grace: Women of Color and Their Dilemmas within the Academy This book gives voice to the experiences of women of color–women of African, Native American, Latina, East Indian,...

Third Annual Philly Fellows Welcoming Reception


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Philly Fellows Developing Leadership, Building Capacity in the Non-Profit Sector, Strengthening Philadelphia’s Communities You’re invited… Third Annual Philly Fellows Welcoming Reception...

Philadelphia College Access Forum


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The PA Department of Education will be embarking on a state-wide college access agenda.  You are invited to be part of setting that agenda.  College access practitioners and other youth-service...

Summer Environmental Service Learning Training


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Delaware Valley Earth Force Summer Environmental Service Learning Training August 4th and 5th, 9:00am-3:30pm at Bartram’s Garden (SW Philadelphia) Join us for two days of content area...

Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop


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AFFIRMING THE POSSIBILITIES OF PEACE IN OUR LIVES ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT BASIC LEVEL WORKSHOP Date:  September 26 – 28, 2008 Friday, September 26:                ...

The Weekend of Peace


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The Weekend of Peace August 1-3, 2008 Come Join Us! Hosted by Stop the Madness/ Stop the Violence Inc., and Coalition Inc. DATE: August 1st through 3rd, 2008 LOCATION: 6 locations throughout the...

New Resources

New Book: Community Organizing and the Challenge of Political Change


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Transforming the City Community Organizing and the Challenge of Political Change Edited by Marion Orr As an avenue for progressive politics in a nation still skeptical of change, community organizing...

New Book: Promoting Civic Engagement in Healthcare Management Education


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Promoting Civic Engagement in Healthcare Management Education: Concepts & Cases has just been published by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. This volume, co-edited...

New Research on Giving and Volunteering in the US


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As you recruit for volunteers of all ages and abilities for your organization, you can conduct an intake survey focused on interests and experiences of volunteers to best determine if someone is a...

New Book: Community-Based Health Organizations: Advocating for Improved Health


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Community-Based Health Organizations: Advocating for Improved Health Community-Based Health Organizations presents the basic principles and practical design and management elements that are needed to...

International Journal of Community Research and Engagement


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A new journal is being published by the UTS Shopfront at the University of Technology, Sydney and the Centre for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University in Chicago.  Please see below...

Youth Activism Toolkit by Amnesty International


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Youth Activism Toolkit by Amnesty International &n1=4&n2=63 This activist toolkit is youth-appropriate and includes tips on organizing local or student groups to campaign for human rights,...

Youth and Conflict: A Toolkit for Programming and Intervention


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Youth and Conflict: A Toolkit for Programming and Intervention This programming and intervention document explores the linkages among young people, development aid and conflict in an effort to...

Youth Livelihoods Development Program Guide


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Youth Livelihoods Development Program Guide This Educational Quality Improvement Program 3 (EQUIP3) guide addresses misconceptions and offers suggestions and reference materials to improve youth...

Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action


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Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action This toolkit evolved out of a two-year research project on HIV stigma conducted in Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Now the International...

Effective Practices in Volunteer Recruitment


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THE RESOURCE CENTER’S EFFECTIVE PRACTICES COLLECTION This time around we focus on recruitment strategies and tools. Involving youth in community-based service-learning ImPACT, a...

Voter Registration Guides for College Campuses


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ORGANIZING YOUR CAMPUS TO GET STUDENTS TO VOTE AND VOLUNTEER Organizing your campus to get students to vote and volunteer—Please help. What if each of America’s colleges and universities...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Thought to Action: Engaging College, Community and Students through Service-Learning Partnerships


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Registration for the 2008 Thought to Action: Engaging College, Community and Students through Service-Learning Partnerships conference on October 24-25, 2008 will open on July 15, 2008 to all...

Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times


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A Social Research Conference at The New School Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times Wednesday-Friday, October 29-31, 2008 Please join us as we explore how the trends and challenges...

Disaster Relief Conference for colleges & universities


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August 4, 2008 9 —5 (Registration/Breakfast: 7:30—9 ) Disaster Relief Conference Floods & Tornadoes have hit our communities Hard. How can colleges & Universities best Respond? Topics...

Urban Universities Conference: Building Bridges to Regional Stewardship


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14th Annual Conference Metropolitan University of the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Regional Stewardship October 18-21, 2008 Northern Kentucky Convention Center Hosted by: University of...

Call for Abstracts: Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference


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Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference “Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation” When: April 18-19, 2009 Where: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut,...

Grant Opportunities

Seeds for Education Grant


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Seeds for Education Grant Program Invites Applications Deadline: November 15, 2008 Wild Ones is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of natural landscaping with native plant species as...

Hasbro Children’s Fund Local Community Grants Program


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Hasbro Children’s Fund Announces Local Community Grants Program Deadline: July 30, 2008 Through its Local Community Grants program, the Hasbro Children’s Fund () provides support to...

Student-Led Humanitarian Projects


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Jenzabar Foundation Announces Award Competition to Support Student-Led Humanitarian Projects Across the Globe Deadline: September 12, 2008 The Jenzabar Foundation (), the philanthropic arm of...

Faith-Based Advocacy Program to End Childhood Obesity


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Faith-Based Advocacy Program to End Childhood Obesity Deadline: July 25, 2008 Through this solicitation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation () is interested in...

Rio Tinto Alcan Prize for Sustainability


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Rio Tinto Alcan Prize for Sustainability Open for Entries Deadline: September 12, 2008 Rio Tinto Alcan () and the International Business Leaders Forum () have announced that the $1 million Rio Tinto...

Organic Farming Research Foundation


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Organic Farming Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Research and Education and Outreach Grants Deadline: November 17, 2008 The Organic Farming Research Foundation () grants program is open...

Funding for Research that Supports Social Change


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Funding for Research that Supports Social Change The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to $20,000 to support research that supports social change. The Foundation...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Grants Associate, Philadelphia Zoo


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Grants Associate (Philadelphia Zoo) Under the direction of the Director of Grants, this position coordinates the department’s grant process, including writing general operating support...

Miscellaneous

Increase Your Green School Competition


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Do Something Announces “Increase Your Green” School Competition Deadline: December 15, 2008 Do Something is inviting America’s middle and high schools to reduce their carbon...


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