The week of

September 8, 2008

PHENND Events/Activities

Student Service Leaders Conference


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Student Service Leaders Conference PHENND, Campus Philly and Drexel’s Center for Civic Engagement present The 2nd Annual Student Service Leader’s Conference hosted by Drexel University...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Truancy Reduction Forum


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The Mayor’s Office Education, the Department of Human Services and Family Court will sponsor a Truancy Reduction Forum on Monday, September 29th.  The forum will present an opportunity to engage...

Cornel West at Franklin Institute


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Cornel West featured in discussion on the politics of race As part of its Out of Africa lecture series, The Franklin ( The Franklin Institute) will present a panel discussion on the politics of...

Mayor Nutter’s Education Policy Address


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Through its Agenda for Community Solutions and our partnerships in Project U-Turn and Graduate! Philadelphia, United Way is working to assure that young people graduate from high school that more...

Green City Teachers: Basic Training


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Green City Teachers: Basic Training This five-session course will encourage Philadelphia educators to integrate horticulture and environmental education into their classrooms as they participate in...

Building Performance Institute Training


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You could be an Energy Analyst Building Performance Institute Training Offered by ECA Training Dates: 9/29/2008 – 10/4/2008 (no class 9/30/2008 due to religious holiday) ECA is offering BPI...

Free Screening and Discussion of Chicago 10 film


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Tuesday, Sept 23rd, 2008: Free Screening of Chicago 10, Philadelphia @ WHYY Civic Space ITVS and WHYY in partnership with Black Youth Vote, Bread and Roses Community Fund, PA Campus Compact, and...

School District of Philadelphia Parent Appreciation Day


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Sept 27: 3rd Annual Parent Appreciation Day. The School District of Philadelphia is hosting this exciting recognition event from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  Come and enjoy Prizes, raffles, free food, and...

Increasing Student Retention in Out of School Time Programs


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Sept 18: Peer Networking Meeting – Increasing Student Retention in Out of School Time Programs. The Peer Networking Meetings are an opportunity for OST staff to meet one another, share...

Hip Hop Record Release and Discussion with student artists


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If hip-hop is half as influential as people claim, perhaps those fighting to improve life in inner city communities should embrace the art form. We will also miss out on a key medium young people use...

Fellowship Farm Seminar Series: Marc Aronson


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Save the Date… Join us as we dialogue with Author, Historian & Speaker Marc Aronson whose works include “Race: A History Beyond Black and White” Saturday November 1st 2008 4:00 PM Bryn...

Bridging the Gaps Conference for health in underserved communities


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Bridging the Gaps 18th Annual Symposium September 12, 2008 Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Building Drexel University, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104 a working conference on strategies...

Global Warming speaker at Phila Zoo


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The Alaska Wilderness League and the Philadelphia Zoo have teamed up to bring photographer and author Steven Kazlowki to the Philadelphia Zoo. Steven’s recently published book “The Last Polar...

Enterprise Center’s Passing the Torch event


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Support The Enterprise Center’s (TEC) 3rd Annual Passing the Torch fundraiser! This event celebrates the legacy of minority-owned family businesses in the region. On Thursday, October 9, 2008,...

New Resources

Phila Directory of After School Programs


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ASAP to release new youth program directory ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships will release its annual Directory of After School Recreation and Enrichment Activities as a supplement to the...

New Report on Integrated Student Services


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Findings support ‘integrated student services’ A model for providing “integrated student services,” advanced by Communities In Schools, a nonprofit group devoted to dropout...

New Report: Complementary Learning: Emerging Strategies, Evolving Ideas.


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Complementary Learning: Emerging Strategies, Evolving Ideas. This paper distills insights and lessons learned from Harvard Family Research Project’s fall 2007 professional development...

Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories


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The Fall 2008 Out-of-School Time Resource Center Training, Traveling Services, and Field Trip Directories are available! The OSTRC Training Directory lists the OST-related trainings offered by local...

New Report: Preparing All Education Personnel to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching


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[posted from Promising Practices in After School list] From: Howard Adelman & Linda Taylor, Co-Directors of the Center at UCLA Re: Update National Initiative: New Directions for Student Support...

Partnerships Classifieds

Black Mentors Needed


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UrbanPhilly supports black mentor recruitment The Urban Philly Professional Network  has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennshylvania to recruit 100 men of color to mentor...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters: National Service-Learning Conference


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Join your friends and colleagues from around the world for The 20th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: Growing Hope, Cultivating Change. The conference website and online registration are...

Engaging Your Campus and World through International Service-Learning


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Registration is open for the 2008 International Service-Learning Conference: Engaging Your Campus and World through International Service-Learning at Utah Valley University October 2-3, 2008. Utah...

PA Staff Development Council Fall Institute


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Oct 21-22: PA Staff Development Council Fall Institute. This 2-day institute focusing on effective staff development features two keynote addresses, “Cognitive Coaching: Powerful Professional...

North American Association for Environmental Education Conference


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Oct 15-18: North American Association for Environmental Education Conference Early bird registration is now open for the annual North American Association for Environmental Education conference. The...

Grant Opportunities

Environmental Action Grant for Youth


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Maximum Ride, a science fiction/ fantasy series written by award-winning American author, James Patterson, is sponsoring ten $500 environmental action grants this fall.  Grants will be awarded to...

PECO Youth Entrepreneurship Program


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PECO seeks young entrepreneurs to ‘light the way’ With the support of PECO, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Center for Youth Development has issued a Request for Applications  to...

Love Your Veggies Grant Program


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Grant Program to Fund Fresh Produce Programs at Elementary Schools Deadline: November 7, 2008 The Love Your Veggies grant program () is sponsored by the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings in...

Target Field Trip Grants


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Application Process Open for Target Field Trip Grants Deadline: November 1, 2008 The Target Field Trip Grants program will award educators grants of up to $800 each to fund a field trip for their...

Foundation for Technology Education


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Foundation for Technology Education: Professional Development The Foundation for Technology Education Greer/FTE Grant encourages professional development of classroom teachers and supervisors in...

Environmental Education Grant


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Environmental Education Grant. This grant supports educators who develop environmental curricula that incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving into field activities and teaching....

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Associate, Healthcare Sector Project, PathwaysPA


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Senior Associate- Healthcare Sector Project Self-Sufficiency Department – Manager for an education and training program targeting low-income direct care workers. Master’s degree in public...

Program Coordinator, iPraxis


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Program Coordinator Job Description iPraxis, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to establishing opportunities in science and technology for members of Philadelphia’s most...

Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate, Philadelphia Unemployment Project


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[posted 9/6/08] The Philadelphia Unemployment Project – Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate. The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is seeking a Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate to...

VISTA positions, Cradles to Crayons


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[posted 9/6/08] Cradles to Crayons – VISTA positions. Cradles to Crayons, which provides new or gently used goods for needy children ages 0-12, is seeking to fill three VISTA- AmeriCorps positions...

Lead Instructor, Learning to Work Project


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[emailed 9/5/08] POSITION DESCRIPTION Title of Position:        Lead Instructor Reports to:            Learning to Work Project Manager Primary Objective:  This is a unique...

Pt-time Service Learning Prog. Coord,, Institute for Global Ed and S-L


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[emailed 9/3/08] Part Time Service Learning Program Coordinator Institute for Global Education and Service Learning Levittown, PA Approximately 20-25 hours per week (regular days and times are...

pt-time afterschool position


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[emailed 9/3/08] There is a position opening at an after school program located in the Samuel B. Huey School located at 52nd and Pine Streets. Applicants must: • Provides homework and tutorial...

Program Assistant, NeighborhoodsNow


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[emailed 9/2/08] NeighborhoodsNow Position Description Program Assistant – September 2008 The Program Assistant, a key part of the NeighborhoodsNow team, is expected to work independently and...

Coordinator, Neighborhood Funding Stream


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[emailed 9/2/08] NeighborhoodsNow Position Description Coordinator, Neighborhood Funding Stream – September 2008 Position Summary: This position will assist in the development, coordination,...

Regional Program Manager, National Student Partnerships


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[emailed 9/2/08] National Student Partnerships Mobilizing Student Leaders to Strengthen Communities Job Title:         Regional Program Manager Location:         Philadelphia, PA About...

Administrative Assistant, White-Williams Scholars


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[emailed 9/4/2008] White-Williams Scholars is looking for an Administrative Assistant. As the “face” of the White-Williams Scholars organization, the Administrative Assistant is a general office...

Miscellaneous

Webinars: Growing Culturally Welcoming and Validating Programs


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Embracing cultural diversity helps youth-serving programs promote positive outcomes for the young people they tutor and mentor. To help you start and sustain program practices that honor and support...


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