The week of

September 1, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

AchieveAbility’s Inaugural Friend-Raiser event


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On October 2nd, Young Friends of AchieveAbility, a group of diverse young professionals committed to promoting AchieveAbility’s mission to help single-parent, low-income families gain education and...

Communities in Schools 25th Anniversary Education Gala


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Communities in Schools celebrates 25th anniversary Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. (CISP) will hold its 25th Anniversary Education Gala on Saturday, October 18th.  CISP is a dropout...

Mayor to release education plan


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Mayor Nutter to release education plan Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will present his education policy address on September 11th.   In his inaugural address, Mayor Nutter outlined two bold...

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference


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Nonprofit Leadership Symposium planned The Penn School of Policy and Practice will sponsor the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium in conjunction with the Association for Research on Nonprofit...

Global Warming and Endangered Species


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The Sierra Club presents an educational program: Global Warming and Endangered Species Tuesday, September 9, 6:45 PM Location: THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILA, 19TH/VINE STS, 4TH FLR Dick Whiteford,...

Philadelphia Emergency Preparedness Workshops


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September, National Preparedness Month Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now. Join us for a Preparedness Workshop near you! If you had to stay in your home for a few days, would you have what you need...

Food Stamp Forum


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2008 WORLD FOOD DAY FOOD STAMP FORUM “BIGGER BENEFITS, EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY” Thursday, October 16, 2008   9:00 AM United Way Building * Ben Franklin Parkway Food costs are rising and...

PhillyBlocks 2008–The Neighborhood Agenda


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“PhillyBlocks 2008–The Neighborhood Agenda” conference on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM will be an occasion for people and groups from all over Philadelphia...

10th Anniversary Clark Park Farmers’ Market


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The Clark Park Farmers’ Market Anniversary Festival takes place Saturday, September 6, from 10-4. If you haven’t yet discovered this wonderful resource (43rd St. & Baltimore Ave.),...

Back to School Fundraiser for NW Interfaith Hospitality Network


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You are invited to a Helping Hands Week Back to School Fundraiser for NW Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network at Trolley Car Diner! Please present this coupon to the cashier & Trolley Car...

Rites of Passage Program accepting applicants


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Greetings parents, grandparents, and guardians, The Black Male Development Symposium Rites of Passage program is now accepting young men ages (8-18) for our Fall 2008 semester. Our program...

Workshop: Hazard Trees & Tree Planting


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Hazard Trees & Tree Planting Sponsored by The Arbor Day Foundation Philadelphia, PA October 21-22, 2008 Meeting Site: The Montgomery County 4H Center 1015 Bridge Road, Suite H Collegeville, PA...

New Resources

Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project online mapping tool


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Temple Indicators Project offers online mapping The growing interdependence of people, markets, and institutions across the country requires a multitude of agencies, businesses and nonprofit...

New Website: Wish Upon a Hero


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There’s a relatively new site called Wish Upon A Hero (), where people can make wishes or grant them.  Many of the wishes are for necessities.  The site was supposedly created in response to...

New Book: Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement


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Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement This book reports the results of the Political Engagement Project, a study of educational practices at the...

Standards and Indicators for Effective Service-Learning Practice


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Standards and Indicators for Effective Service-Learning Practice In April 2008, the National Youth Leadership Council released the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. These...

New Report: Understanding Climate Change: An Equitable Framework


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UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE: AN EQUITABLE FRAMEWORK When the hurricanes hit in 2005, more than 1,500 people died in New Orleans alone. There is no doubt that better disaster management practices...

New Report: The State of Housing Recovery in Louisiana 2008


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KATRINA HOUSING CRISIS STILL HAMPERS GULF COAST RECOVERY Three years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered the homes of hundreds of thousands of Louisianans, too many residents are still unable...

New Report: Ensuring College Success


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Helping minority and low-income students prepare for college A case study looks at the success of students at the STAR Early College School in New York, where many who otherwise might have struggled...

New Report: Impact of Educational Quality on the Community


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Examining what schools mean to their communities So you think that the quality of public education has major implications for your community — that good schools can have a substantial and...

New Report: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States


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Quick: How many American kids are living in poverty? If you answered about 13 million, you’re close to the actual figure … enough to fill about 200 football stadiums seating more than...

MoneyWi$e online financial education resources


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New MoneyWi$e financial education resource debuts online MoneyWi$e, a Consumer Action-Capital One Partnership, has launched new, interactive financial education eLearning modules for consumers. The...

New Book: Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health


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Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health By Frances Dunn Butterfoss This book is a step-by-step guide for building durable coalitions to improve community and public health. This important...

New Book: Organization, Financing and Delivery of Health Care in America


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Introduction to US Health Policy: The Organization, Financing and Delivery of Health Care in America By Donald A. Barr Home to the world’s most advanced medical practices, the United States...

Journal: Progress in Community Health Partnerships


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Progress in Community Health Partnerships Features CCPH Papers! The Summer 2008 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) contains papers from Community Campus Partnerships for...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop


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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop January 9-10 (Fri. – Sat.) 2009 Emory University AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is...

Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities


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8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Save the Date! The 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities...

20th Anniversary National Climate Justice Conference


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Advancing Climate Justice: Transforming the Economy, Public Health and Our Environment A 20th Anniversary National Climate Justice Conference Organized by WE ACT for Environmental Justice Poorer...

Call for Presenters: Active Global Citizenship Conference


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Active Global Citizenship Conference Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania November 17, 2008 – 8:00am to 5:00pm The conference coincides with International Education Week...

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


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Register and/or submit an abstract. Registration rate increases monthly. Abstract deadline is September 15. Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference April 18-19, 2009...

Call for Proposals: 19th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference


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Call for Proposals: Peer Presentations: 19th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference- Deadline: October 1, 2008 Proposals are welcome that describe systematic reviews, benchmarking...

Call for Abstracts: Cultivating Healthy Communities


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Call for Abstracts: 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthy Communities- Deadline: September 15, 2008 The 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease...

Building Research Capacity to Bridge the Gap from Science to Service


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2nd NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Building Research Capacity to Bridge the Gap from Science to Service Bethesda, MD · January 28-29, 2009 Each year, billions of...

NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities


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NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities December 16-18, 2008 National Harbor, MD Advances in science, medicine, and technology have the potential to improve health, but large...

Changing the Tides of Health Education and Health Promotion


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Join the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) in sunny San Diego, October 23-25, 2008 for SOPHE’s 59th Annual Meeting, Catching the Wave: Changing the Tides of Health Education and Health...

Health Equity: Global and Local Challenges


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15th Annual  Joint Conference on Health “Health Equity: Global and Local Challenges” Yakima Convention Center October 6 – 8, 2008 Yakima, Washington This statewide meeting is...

Grant Opportunities

General Motors Foundation


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GM Foundation supports education, health General Motors and the GM Foundation support organizations and programs designed to effect social change, provide for those in need and improve the quality of...

Arts for Children seeks lead agency


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Arts for Children seeks lead agency On September 2nd, the Arts for Children and Youth Steering Committee will release a request for proposals.  The goal of the RFP is to identify a leadership entity...

Technology Solutions to Global Problems


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Intel Announces Inspire/Empower Challenge Seeking Technology Solutions to Global Problems Deadline: September 30, 2008 (Registration Deadline) Intel’s () Inspire/Empower Challenge seeks...

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund


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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Invites Proposals for Annual Awards Program Deadline: January 21, 2009 The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (), formerly the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, is...

Improvement of the Measurement of Classroom Quality


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William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations Seek Proposals for the Development and Improvement of the Measurement of Classroom Quality Deadline: November 3, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry) The William T....

Ciba Foundation: Science Teaching Awards


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Ciba Foundation: Science Teaching Awards The Ciba Specialty Chemicals Exemplary Middle Level and High School Science Teaching Awards recognize teachers in one or more of the following areas:...

Airborne Teacher Trust Fund: Grants for Music and Art


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Airborne Teacher Trust Fund: Grants for Music and Art The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund invites elementary and middle school teachers to submit proposals for art and music programs that their schools...

Smoking Cessation in Low Income Adult Populations


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Improving Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Interventions and Programs in Low Income Adult Populations- Deadline: November 24, 2008 This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the...

Self-Employment Tax Initiative


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Grants for Tax Preparation and Planning for Self-Employed Start-ups and Growing Businesses CFED-NFED’s Self-Employment Tax Initiative (SETI) is happy to announce that a Request For Proposal...

NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education


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NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education SUMMARY: Grants will support individuals participating in professional-development activities such as summer institutes or groups of teachers and...

Community Primary Care Challenge Grant


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RFA #07-07-12 COMMUNITY PRIMARY CARE CHALLENGE GRANTS Applications and Information: Applications Due: September 24, 2008 Community Primary Care Challenge Grant (CCG) RFA #07-07-12 funds grantees to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

After school program coordinator, Traveler’s Aid of Philadelphia


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[emailed 8/30/2008] Traveler’s Aid of Philadelphia is seeking an after school program coordinator for the afternoon hours daily to be hosted at Traveler’s Aid of Philadelphia at its West...

Miscellaneous

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


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Reminder: President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, deadline 9/23/08 Applications for the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll are now being...

“Why Vote” You Tube contest


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The Montgomery Bar Association is holding a “Why Vote” You Tube video competition and it is open to Pennsylvania residents of all ages. Student in communications classes might be...


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