The week of

August 18, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Conference on Asperger’s and Autism


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Conference on Autism and Aspergers planned ASCEND, the Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, will host its annual conference on Friday, October 24th. The event will feature a...

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting


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Montco events combat domestic violence Laurel House and MLH-Lankenau Hospital will sponsor a continuing education workshop called Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting on September...

Economic Well-Being Forum: How are Families and Elders Faring?


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“The Economic Well-Being Forum: How are Families and Elders Faring?” will launch the new Self-Sufficiency Standard and Elder Economic Security Index in Philadelphia. Speakers will include...

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop


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The Grant Institute’s Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Phoenix – Phoenix Campus from September 10 – 12, 2008. Interested...

LGBT College Fair


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LGBT-Friendly? Want to Recruit Out LGBT & Ally Students? Your Campus Could Be There… REGISTER NOW “It was great to have my first college fair be one where I could ask important...

6th Annual Women & Influence Conference


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Save the Date for the Women & Influence Conference Join WOMEN’S WAY on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Temple University for the 6th Annual Women & Influence Conference.  This is a free...

Integrated Pest Management School and Community Meeting


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Over the past 6 years, the Philadelphia School & Community Partnership has grown to over 250 individuals concerned about safer pest management in Philadelphia schools and communities. Once a year...

Sixth Annual Celebration of Writing and Literacy


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Don’t let the new school year begin without you and your school family registering for the Sixth Annual Celebration of Writing and Literacy sponsored by the Philadelphia Writing Project at the...

2nd Annual Success in the City Panel for Women Entrepreneurs


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle presents 2nd Annual Success in the City Panel, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm IKEA, 2206 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Join us as we celebrate...

New Resources

New Flyer for Immigrants on School Registration


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School registration support for immigrants offered It’s time to register for school and many immigrant families have questions about the process and the papers required. A new double-sided...

New Report: Chronically Ill Children and Public Health Insurance Coverage


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New Report Shows that Kids with Health Insurance Get Needed Care, While Uninsured Kids Go Without The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today released a report titled A Needed Lifeline: Chronically Ill...

New Website: VISTA Campus


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ANNOUNCING…VISTA CAMPUS Visit the new online learning environment for the VISTA community. It includes self-paced tutorials and courses, discussion boards, and more to help improve your skills...

New Report: Going to Work with a Criminal Record


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New Report on Connecting Formerly Incarcerated People to the Labor Market Public/Private Ventures is pleased to announce the release of a new report for workforce development practitioners who are...

Youth Impact: Starting and Strengthening Quality Programs


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LEARNS Online course for tutoring, mentoring, out-of-school time, and other youth-development programs The LEARNS team is pleased to offer a new online course for tutoring, Mentoring, out-of-school...

Partnerships Classifieds

Mentors needed, Dynamic Duos program


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Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia will launch Dynamic Duos, a site-based mentoring program serving youth ages 10-18 who are receiving child welfare services.  The...

School District seeks parent greeters for first school day


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School District seeks parent greeters for first school day Dr. Arlene Ackerman, CEO of the School District of Philadelphia, has invited parents and community members into the schools on the first day...

Volunteers needed, After School Activities Partnerships


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ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships needs volunteers to lead activities for kids 1 hour/week at local schools, recreation centers and community centers throughout Philadelphia. In partnership...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Community Financial Development Institute


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2009 CDFI Institute – Save the Date SAVE THE DATE for the 2009 CDFI Institute, March 1-3, 2009 in Washington, DC.  The 2009 CDFI Institute will be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia...

Call for Proposals: Civic Engagement at the Crossroads


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Laissez les bontemps roulez! Join us for unique Creole cuisine, lively Cajun music and a forum for best practices on service-learning at the 2009 Gulf-South Summit in Baton Rouge, LA held March...

Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond


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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) invites you to register for our 2nd biennial conference, AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On...

Public Education Network Annual Conference


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Public Education Network Annual Conference November 16-18, 2008, San Francisco, CA Each year, PEN gathers LEF executive directors, staff, Board members, and a number of their community partners in a...

Blueprint for Children’s Health in the Built Environment


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Save the Dates:  October 30 & 31, 2008, Austin, TX Children’s Environmental Health Institute Fifth Biennial Scientific Symposium: Blueprint for Children’s Health in the Built...

Annual Development Banking Conference


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We hope that you will join us at the NCIF Annual Development Banking Conference being held on November 6th & 7th, 2008.  This premier event for community development financial institutions is...

Building a Framework for Healthy Housing


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September 15-17, 2008 – National Healthy Homes Conference Baltimore, Maryland The Building a Framework for Healthy Housing conference will gather a broad community of experts to discuss...

International PeaceJam Conference


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ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE YOUNG ADULTS  (18-25) THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL PEACEJAM CONFERENCE! Los Angeles, California at Loyola Marymount University Don’t miss this chance to interact...

Pittsburgh area Service-Learning Symposium


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Please join us on Friday, September 5th for our annual Service-Learning Symposium to be held in the Sewall Center on the campus of Robert Morris University. Brought to you by SPRING service-learning...

Grant Opportunities

Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program


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The Department of Justice is seeking applications from interested communities to participate in the Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program. The program aims to prevent, control, and reduce...

Cal Ripken Foundation Quickball grants


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Cal Ripken Foundation offers Quickball grants The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation provides equipment and Quickball grants to youth organizations, schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, local governments, and...

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation provides books for children


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The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is a charitable institute whose purpose is to assist organizations in their efforts to provide books to children who might otherwise lack access to children’s...

AARP Women’s Scholarship Program


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AARP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2nd ANNUAL WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Low Income Women The AARP Foundation recently announced a call for entries to its second annual...

US Airways Community Foundation


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The US Airways Community Foundation said it is accepting grant applications from nonprofits in Philadelphia and US Airways’ other hub cities. The foundation said it “supports multiyear...

Do Something Plum Grants


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Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, “YES!”, you...

Hooked on Hydroponics


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Hooked on Hydroponics – For projects to engage kids actively in the garden and improve community life. Funder: National Gardening Association. Eligibility: Schools and youth organizations that...

Community Women’s Fund


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Community Women’s Fund Fall 2008 Grant Cycle Open WOMEN’S WAY is pleased to announce that it is now accepting grant applications for the Fall 2008 cycle of the Community Women’s Fund. This...

Promoting Asset Building Products and Service at Tax Sites


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Center for Economic Progress – Promoting Asset Building Products and Service at Tax Sites The Center for Economic Progress is excited to offer three Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs...

Grant for Savings Bond Portal Use at VITA Sites


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D2D Fund – Savings Bond Portal Use (Link to RFP below) To support tax time asset building, D2D Fund (D2D) will offer Series I Savings Bonds as a savings tool for the third consecutive year during...

Health Disparities Research Program


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Health Disparities Research Program Deadline: September 18, 2008 (Brief Proposals) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s () Finding Answers:...

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards


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Students Invited to Submit Entries for 2009 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards Deadline: November 28, 2008 A program of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (), the...

Global Climate Change Education Project


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NASA Seeks Proposals for Global Climate Change Education Project Deadline: August 29, 2008 (Notice of Intent) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education (), in cooperation...

Soccer Field Grant Program


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Soccer Foundation Opens Application Period for 2009 Program and Field Grant Awards Program Deadline: October 15, 2008 The Soccer Foundation’s () Program and Field Grant awards provide cash,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Coordinator, ERTHNXT


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[emailed 8/15/2008] Organization:     ERTHNXT Position Title:     Program Coordinator Reports To:         Program Director Employee Type:     Part-time (20 – 30 hours per week)...

Assistant Program Director, Project SHINE


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[emailed 8/13/2008] Assistant Program Director, Project SHINE The Center for Intergenerational Learning (CIL) at Temple University is dedicated to strengthening communities by bringing generations...

Recruitment Coordinator, Temple University Center City


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[emailed 8/13/2008] Temple University Center City is seeking a Part-Time (20 hr/wk) Coordinator to recruit new members for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute by developing a recruitment plan,...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Peer Mentoring: Recruiting, Training, and Ensuring Longevity


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Cross-age peer mentoring programs are rapidly growing in popularity in schools and youth development programs across the country. How are cross-age peer mentoring programs different from traditional...

Campus Compact Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement


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Announcing the new Campus Compact Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement! Campus Compact has created the Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement to highlight the critical...


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