The week of

September 22, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Metropolitan Agriculture in North America: From Planning to Development


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Metropolitan Agriculture in North America: From Planning to Development Saturday, October 4th 2008, Noon – 5:30pm University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, 3418 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA...

Philadelphia Pediatric Dental Health Symposium


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Philadelphia Pediatric Dental Health Symposium: A Critical Dialogue on the Disparity of Access to Dental Health Services Join us for a dynamic discussion of the current state of pediatric dental...

Big Canvas: A regional dialogue on arts, culture and … your wallet


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The Big Canvas is Back! The Big Canvas: A regional dialogue on arts, culture and … your wallet. The idea of a regional fund to support the arts has been kicked around for decades. Now, for the...

Resume Writing Workshop


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Resume Writing Workshop A representative from PHEAA will guide you through the resume writing process on Saturday, Oct. 11th from Please bring as much info as you can about past jobs and education....

Bench2BUSINESS 2008 for scientists of color


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Bench2BUSINESS 2008 is a conference and awards celebration designed specifically for aspiring and established scientists, researchers, and physicians of color.  These events take place on November 8...

Black Women in Sport Foundation Reception


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The Black Women in Sport Foundation RECEPTION Honoring Black Women in Sport Past and Present When:             October 3, 2008 -6:00 PM- 8:30 PM Where:             Mitchell...

Small Business Resource Fair


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SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIR Thursday, October 23 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm Drexel University, The Bossone Center, 3120 Market Street This is a ‘one stop shop’ for opening a small business. Credit...

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle


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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ CIRCLE Saturday, September 27 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Take the Lead Latin & Ballroom Dance Studio, 4701 Pine Street The Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle, hosted by Empowerment...

Greening of a Community Health Curriculum: Promoting Environmental Health


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Greening of a Community Health Curriculum: Promoting Environmental Health FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008 8:30—4:00 PM VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING, DRISCOLL HALL Community health nurse...

Are American Elections Sufficiently Democratic?


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Kicking off the second year of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism—we invite you to join us for the first event of the 2008-2009 DCC Workshop Series, a lively...

Informal Economies of Community Gardens in Philadelphia


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University of Pennsylvania Institute for Environmental Studies presents Domenic Vitiello City and Regional Planning & Urban Studies University of Pennsylvania Informal Economies of Community...

Mark Alan Hughes of Mayor’s Office of Sustainability


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University of Pennsylvania Institute for Environmental Studies presents Mark Alan Hughes Mayor’s Office of Sustainability City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter created the highest ranking...

Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty


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“Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty” With Author, Mark Winne Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:00pm Apse, 4th Floor, Fisher Fine Arts Library 220 S. 34th Street...

Delaware County Homeownership Fair


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DELAWARE COUNTY HOMEOWNERSHIP FAIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM First African Baptist Church 901 Clifton Avenue, Sharon Hill, PA 19079 HOME BUYERS & HOMEOWNERS COME AND LEARN...

Race, Class, and Generation


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The Power of Coalition Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition presents Annual Meeting Race, Class, and Generation (Panel Discussion) Thursday, October 16, 2008 5:00-8:00 PM Federal Reserve Bank...

New Resources

New Book: Why Community Matters


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Why Community Matters By Nicholas V. Longo Providing a new perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization, Nicholas V. Longo uncovers and examines...

New Book: Managing Health: An International Perspective


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Managing Health: An International Perspective By Nancy Kane and Nancy Turnbull Managing Health provides students and professionals in health care systems with an international perspective on tools...

Online Toolkit: Health Plans to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care


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Online Toolkit Provides Resources and Lessons for Health Plans to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care For more than 20 years, research has documented the persistent gaps in health...

New Report on Decline in Federal Support for Research


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National Science Foundation (NSF) Reports Unprecedented Decline in Federal Support for Research NSF has issued a report indicating that federal funding for scientific research and development...

New Website: EngagedInstitutions.org


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Engaged Institutions: Creating Effective University-Community Partnerships is a new website and online learning community dedicated to those working to create effective university-community...

Service-Learning: An Integral Part of Undergraduate Public Health


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New Article on Service-Learning in Public Health! CCPH Senior Consultants Suzanne Cashman and Sarena Seifer have co-authored the article, “Service-Learning: An Integral Part of Undergraduate Public...

Toward a Brighter Future: An Essential Agenda for America’s Young People


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Toward a Brighter Future: An Essential Agenda for America’s Young People Eighteen percent of children in the are living in poverty, up from in 2006—the highest percentage of child poverty since...

Election Central for Teachers and Students


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As the election approaches, it is a great opportunity to get your students engaged and involved both in lessons in the classroom and as future voters. The Constitutional Rights Foundation has created...

New Newsletter: Green Jobs Philly


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Mailed TWICE MONTHLY to 3,067 Philadelphia environmentalists, green businesses, organizers and job-seekers.  Web version (w/photos) at Below is just the first part… RAIL CAR FACTORY in South...

New Blog: News About Congress for Teachers and Students


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TheCongressBlog: News About Congress for Teachers and Students We at The Dirksen Congressional Center look forward to entering the blogosphere world.  TheCongressBlog presents information about the...

New Book: Serving Safely: A Risk Management Resource for College Service Programs


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Serving Safely: A Risk Management Resource for College Service Programs provides service administrators an informational reference point for considering risk management and liability issues in campus...

Partnerships Classifieds

Speaker available for motivational workshops


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I’m Hannah Oakman Brown, President and Founder of Doors to Dignity (my bio is available upon request).  My passion is getting people excited about their abilities and the promise in their lives. ...

Spanish speaking interpreters for Nov election


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The City of Philadelphia is undertaking a major effort to recruit at least 300 Spanish-speaking interpreters for the November 4, 2008 Presidential election. Given the intense popular interest in and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Manuscripts: Arts Based-Learning Across Disciplines


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Call for Manuscripts: Arts Based-Learning Across Disciplines, Special Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly Deadline: February 28, 2009 Manuscripts will be sought from educators in any discipline that...

Call for Papers: Globalization, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom


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Call for Papers: American Association of University Professors (AAUP) International Conference on Globalization, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom Deadline: October 31, 2008 The AAUP invites...

Grant Opportunities

Development and 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 The William T. Grant Foundation and the...

Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year


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National Center for Family Literacy Invites Entries for Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Deadline: December 5, 2008 The National Center for Family Literacy () and Toyota () are accepting...

Global Youth Service Day Minnie Grants


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Youth Service America Invites Applications for Global Youth Service Day Minnie Grants Deadline: October 30, 2008 The Walt Disney Company () and Youth Service America () are accepting applications for...

Nominations for Service to Children Awards


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National Child Labor Committee Invites Nominations for Service to Children Awards Deadline: October 23, 2008 The National Child Labor Committee (), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to...

We the People Bookshelf Grant Opportunity


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Public and School Libraries Invited to Apply for We the People Bookshelf Grant Opportunity Deadline: January 30, 2009 The National Endowment for the Humanities () and the American Library...

Petfinder.com Shelters to Enter “Hard to Place” Marketing Competition


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Maddie’s Fund Invites Shelters to Enter “Hard to Place” Marketing Competition Deadline: October 31, 2008 Maddie’s Fund () and () have announced a $300,000 marketing...

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund


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Grant Application System Available for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Deadline: December 1, 2008 The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund  (), a nonprofit private...

2009-2010 AmeriCorps*State programs


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Please allow me to alert you to a national service grant opportunity, and encourage you to consider it for your organization. If for whatever reason you do not feel that this meets your needs at this...

Convening Academic Discipline Networks


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The PA/NY Campus Compact Consortium is pleased to announce the availability of the Request for Proposals (RFP) through our Learn & Serve grant initiative. This RFP titled “Convening Academic...

Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy for science and math


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Mickelson ExxonMobil: Teachers Academy The 2009 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy offers a five-day program of camps in New Jersey, Texas, and Louisiana that is intended to provide selected...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, ACLAMO


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[posted 9/12/2008] Executive Director, Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County ACLAMO Family Centers (Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County) is a non-profit organization...

Community Organizer, Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project


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[posted 9/12/2008] Community Organizer, Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project The Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project (EPOP) is seeking qualified candidates to consider a career as a community...

After Care Case Manager, Women Against Abuse


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[posted 9/15/2008] After Care Case Manager, Women Against Abuse Provides continued supportive housing counseling and advocacy to former shelter residents; provides and coordinates aftercare housing...

Web and Online Communications Manager, Friends General Conference


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[posted 9/15/2008] Web and Online Communications Manager, Friends General Conference Friends General Conference (FGC) is a Quaker organization which provides resources and support for Quaker meetings...

Journalism Instructor, Congeso de Latinos Unidos


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[posted 09/18/2008] Journalism Instructor, Congeso de Latinos Unidos The Journalism Instructor will work with high school students as part of the High School Department team. The Journalism Program...

Leadership Group Instructor, Mural Arts Program


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Mural Arts Program Art Education Leadership Group Instructor Fall 2008- Summer 2009 Program Description: Leadership Group is an advanced program for youth 14-18 years of age who have had excellence...

Development Director (Part Time), Spark the Wave


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[emailed 9/19/2008] Spark The Wave Development Director (Part Time) Job Description Spark the Wave (STW), a youth service and leadership organization with programming based primarily in Philadelphia,...

Miscellaneous

Implications of NAFTA and undocumented immigration to the United States


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The Implications of NAFTA and undocumented immigration to the United States A Conversation with Dr. Ann Lopez An Environmental Leadership Program Food Tour Event Web Conference on October 1, 2008...

Innovations in American Government Award


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Harvard University invites you to apply for the Innovations in American Government Award. Administered by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, the...


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