The week of

September 29, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

14th Annual Champions for Children celebration


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DVAEYC honors Martinez, Bright Horizons Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children will host the 14th Annual Champions for Children celebration on Wednesday December 3rd.  Alba...

Seniors Combatting Crime and How to Clean Green


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Philadelphia Senior Center hosts upcoming events The Philadelphia Senior Center is planning several upcoming events.  As part of its new civic engagement initiative, Ready to Serve, the organization...

Open House for North Star After School Program


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North Stars plan fall activities Art Sanctuary, dedicated to presenting African American cultural and educational events in North Philadelphia, has opened registration for its North Stars after...

Election Day Training for Poll Workers


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AFL-CIO offers election day monitor training The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO will offer poll monitor training for those working the polls on November 4th at the AFL-COP offices at 22 S. 22nd Street,...

Black Male Empowerment Sessions at Temple University


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Black Male Empowerment Sessions offered at Temple University’s PASCEP on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.  ACT 48 & CEU Credits are available.  Sessions are good for Parents, Professionals,...

Weaver’s Way Harvest Festival


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Please join us on Saturday, October 11, noon ’til 4 at Weavers Way Farm at Awbury Arboretum for farm fresh food, musical entertainment, a hay ride, a raffle and much more! For directions to the...

Recruitment and Orientation Session for Temple’s Youth VOICES Project


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Dear Friends of the UCCP’s Temple Youth VOICES Project- We are reaching out to our friends and partners to ask for your support in spreading the word about VOICES! We will be hosting our annual...

2008 Nemours Conference on Child Health Promotion


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2008 Nemours Conference on Child Health Promotion Advocacy, Policy, and Progress in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity October 23-24, 2008 Register Now for The Nemours Conference on Child Health...

Achieving a Nuclear Weapons-Free World with Dr. Hans Blix


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International Dialogue on Achieving a Nuclear Weapons-Free World with Dr. Hans Blix and Ambassador Thomas Graham October 22, 2008 at Chestnut Hill College Program 5-7PM Reception 7-8PM RSVP to this...

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition’s 39th Anniversary Breakfast


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Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition’s 39th Anniversary Breakfast Getting it Done on the Ground Friday, November 21, 2008 7:45 AM-9:00 AM Crystal Tea Room 100 Penn Square East, 9th...

New Resources

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship


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The University of Alabama is the inaugural home for a new research journal – The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship – that will provide a mechanism for faculty, staff,...

New Policy Brief on Education for Homeless Children and Youth program


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PEC publishes new brief on education of homeless kids The People’s Emergency Center has published a new policy brief on the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth program that analyzes a...

New Report: Building a Low-Carbon Economy


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Building a Low-Carbon Economy The Center for American Progress has just released a report on the potential for green jobs in 34 states (including Pennsylvania) that clearly demonstrates how a new...

New Report: African Americans and Climate Change


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African Americans and Climate Change A strong new report from Redefining Progress and the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative details the disproportionate effects of climate change on...

New Asset Building Blog: The Ladder


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The Asset Building Program is launching a new blog called The Ladder. As the asset building field has grown, there are increasing opportunities to highlight the value of the assets perspective and...

New Report on Pennsylvania Economy


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Pennsylvanians Make Little Progress Despite Economic Expansion The turmoil in the nation’s financial markets this month suggests that the economic slowdown which began late last year is likely to...

New Book by Marian Wright Edelman


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Wide sea, small boat: Marian Wright Edelman looks ahead Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, has released a new book, “The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So...

New Report: Call for Restructing No Child Left Behind


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Big jump found in school failures under NCLB The number of schools nationwide that are failing to meet achievement goals under the No Child Left Behind Act has grown by 50 percent since last year,...

Community Agenda for America’s Public Schools


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Coalition backs plan to improve public schools A coalition of leading educators and community organizations has produced a “Community Agenda for America’s Public Schools.” The...

New Report: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid


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Policy experts blast ‘piecemeal’ student-aid system A group of policy experts convened by the College Board has called for a sweeping overhaul of the federal financial-aid system for...

New Report: Land Trusts and Agricultural Lands


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Glynwood Center Releases a New Report: “Land Trusts and Agricultural Land: Protecting Farmland or Farming?” Land Trust Leaders Across the US Contribute their Insights and Expertise; the Report...

New Reports: School Gardening and Composting programs


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Seeds of Solidarity invites comfood readers to check out  two new reports on our website: ‘Less Trash, More Compost’  is a report on a community partnership among Seeds of Solidarity, a...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon


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Philadelphia Marathon, November 23, 2008 Run with the Cool Kids – Volunteer! Be part of the Philadelphia Marathon, a world-class athletic event! Be among some two thousand volunteers on hand to...

UC Green Fall Tree Plantings


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UC GREEN HAS SET 2008 FALL PLANTING DAYS We are now certain when the trees are coming so let’s get together and plant some trees! DATES: Saturday, October 18, 2008 – Saunders Park Greene...

Call Center Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Gustav Clients


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Call Center Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Gustav Clients: The Red Cross is still looking for volunteers who are compassionate and professional and able to deal with people in stressful...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Summer of Service research and materials


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Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), a Washington DC-based think tank on global youth service, is collecting materials on Summer of Service programs and is looking for your help. In 2005, ICP...

Grant Institute Professional Development Program


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The Grant Institute: Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication will be held at the Adria Hotel in New York City, New York from November 17 – 21, 2008.  Interested...

Call for Workshops: Farm to Cafeteria Conference


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CALL FOR WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION PROPOSALS Fourth National Farm to Cafeteria Conference “Going the Distance and Shortening It, from Farm to Cafeteria” Portland Oregon, March 19–21, 2009...

Grant Opportunities

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation


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Mid Atlantic funds arts, nonprofit partnerships The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation starts its 2009-2010 cycle of the Artists & Communities program, which funds artists from Delaware, District of...

Cardinal Health Foundation


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Patient safety grants available for health care providers The Cardinal Health Foundation will award more than $1 million to help hospitals, health systems, and community health clinics improve...

Allstate: Grants for National and Local Programs


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Allstate: Grants for National and Local Programs The Allstate Foundation supports national and local programs in three focus areas. Safe and Vital Communities programs address catastrophe response,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

After-School Staff, Young Achievers Learning Center


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Rewarding Career in Education Young Achievers Learning Center, Inc. needs energetic individuals to work daily 3-6 PM with children 5 to 13 in our After-School Programs! Site locations are: Finletter...

Miscellaneous

State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award


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Entries invited for State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award State Farm is now accepting nominations for the 2009 State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award, which recognizes the valuable role...

Awards honor nonprofits serving people with disabilities


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Awards honor nonprofits serving people with disabilities The Inglis Foundation is accepting applications for its 2009 Awards for Continuing Excellence. The awards of up to $20,000 each recognize the...

State Farm® Award for Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education


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The National Service-Learning Partnership is pleased to join with the State Farm® Companies Foundation and the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE) to honor...

Science Teachers: Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers


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Science Teachers: Sylvia Shugrue Award The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers honors a teacher who has established (or is establishing)...

Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth


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National Child Labor Committee: Awards for Service to Children and Youth The 2009 Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth will be presented to individuals who have made a commitment to...

Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement


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Campus Compact has created the Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement to highlight the critical and valuable role of the community engagement professional in higher education. These...


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