The week of

October 6, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

2008 Homes Within Reach Conference


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2008 Homes Within Reach Conference November 18-19, 2008, Harrisburg Hilton Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania presents its fourth annual conference, featuring 30 workshops, eight three-hour institutes,...

Confronting the Neighborhood Impacts of Foreclosure


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NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACTS OF FORECLOSURE Confronting the Neighborhood Impacts of Foreclosure Monday, October 20, 2008, 8:30 to 5:30 This capstone conference of the Federal Reserve System’s Recovery,...

Energy Services Conference: Conservation is Survival


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A few weeks before the “Energy Election”, ECA will sponsor our annual Energy Services Conference: “Conservation is Survival.” With energy prices climbing out of reach and PECO’s rate caps...

Teens United for Peace/Poetry for Peace Festival


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Teens United for Peace/Poetry for Peace Festival Would you please encourage your youth to enter the Poetry & Speech Contests and attend “Teens United for Peace”/ Poetry for Peace Festival...

Reimagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil


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Reimagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil When: November 6-8, 2008 Where: University of Pennsylvania For more info: This ground-breaking symposium has been organized to address the role...

7th Annual Social Venture Institute


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Register Now!  7th Annual Social Venture Institute When:  November 21-22, 2008 Where: The Union League 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA  19102 Don’t miss this year’s...

Benefit Party for Mill Creek Urban Farm


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You are invited to the 2nd annual benefit party for the Mill Creek Farm WHEN: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 3:00-7:00 pm WHERE: The Ethical Society Building 1906 South Rittenhouse Sq Philadelphia, PA...

Creating Sustainable Community Parks Conference


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Oct 29: Creating Sustainable Community Parks Conference. Municipal officials, park staff, planners, and anyone else interested in finding a balance between recreational needs and natural resource...

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...

Peer Mentoring: Creating a Culture of Support for Professionals


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Oct 20: Peer Networking Meeting – Peer Mentoring: Creating a Culture of Support for Professionals. The Peer Networking Meetings are an opportunity for Out-of-School Time staff to meet one another,...

Conference for Community Arts Education


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“Conference for Community Arts Education,” annual conference by National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., October 29-November 1, 2008. The Conference for...

Educating Homeless Children in Pennsylvania


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Meeting the Challenge Educating Homeless Children in Pennsylvania 2008 Statewide Conference October 9, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville, PA What will I learn? This statewide...

Conversation about Women’s Health and Aging


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Conversation about Women’s Health and Aging Presented by Drexel University College of Medicine’s INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH AND LEADERSHIP® DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 TIME: 10:00 – 11:30...

8th Annual Youth Development Conference to Inspire Community Action


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8th Annual Youth Development Conference to Inspire Community Action ME, WE, US: THE BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE: Challenging us to shift out perspective from a Me mentality to a We mentality to build a...

New Resources

Service-Learning in Out-of-School Time


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Are you thinking about adding a service-learning component to your youth program? Would you like to enhance existing youth volunteer activities with more intentional learning outcomes and...

Civic Health Index


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Civic Health Index Finds Overwhelming Support for Public Deliberation on Key Issues The third Civic Health Index, a public opinion survey studying the level of democratic engagement among Americans,...

New Sustainable Philadelphia Magazine: GRID


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GRID is Philadelphia’s first magazine devoted to local sustainability issues. To help create a better Philadelphia, GRID will cover emerging food, energy and housing challenges while exploring...

Cleaning for Healthy Schools Toolkit


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Interested in learning more about healthier cleaning practices for schools and child care facilities? Want to protect the health of children, teachers, custodial staff, and other building staff? Then...

New Report: Assessing What Kids Think About Themselves


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Assessing What Kids Think About Themselves: A Guide to Adolescent Self-Concept for Out-Of-School Time Program Practitioners. This new Child Trends brief provides information on how to assess...

Lesson: Noncompetitive Elections for Congress


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NEW LESSON PLAN * Noncompetitive Elections for Congress During The Dirksen Center’s annual Congress in the Classroom® workshop — — participants are asked to introduce the lesson...

New Website: Progress Out of Poverty


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We are excited to announce that the Grameen Foundation has launched , the Progress out of Poverty™ website. The creation and launch of this information portal represents another important step in...

Nonprofit Innovations for the Underbanked


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“Nonprofit Innovations for the Underbanked: Trends and Developments” by Shaw-Lin Chaw, Sarah Gordon, and Michael J. Herrmann An increasing number of nonprofit organizations have entered...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, Neighborhood Bike Works


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On October 11th and 12th, NBW will be collecting bicycles from folks out in Lower Merion at The Dump!  Each year we participate in the clean-up weekends at the dump to collect donations.  We get...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presentations: Pedagogy of the Oppressed Annual Gathering


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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Deadline Dec. 1, 2008 Mad as Hell? Now Move (or Draw, or Act…): Organizing for Social Justice @ PTO Gathering ‘09 What makes you mad? What injustices compel us to act?...

Underbanked Financial Services Forum 2009


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The 4th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum 2009 produced by CFSI and SourceMedia Building on successes and popular topics from previous years, we are bringing you the leading underbanked...

Student Conference on Civic Engagement


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A Student Conference on Civic Engagement November 7-8, 2008 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Website:  “Dream the Possible” brings students, staff, and year of service...

Rebuild the Gulf Coast, Rebuild America


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Rebuild the Gulf Coast, Rebuild America, November 14-16, Dillard University in New Orleans We would like to invite you and your students to a national conference entitled “Rebuild the Gulf...

Community Development Financial 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...

Arts and Civic Engagement


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“Arts and Civic Engagement,” Alliance of Artists Communities 18th annual conference, Seattle, Wash., November 12-15, 2008. What does it mean as an artist-centered organization to be a...

Reaching Youth, Families and Communities through the Arts


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Breaking Down the Walls: Reaching Youth, Families and Communities through the Arts conference on prevention strategies and youth development, by Center for the Arts and Rutgers School of Social Work,...

Social Theory, Politics and the Arts


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34th annual international conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) Peabody Court Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland from October 16 to 18, 2008 STP&A is an international and...

Grant Opportunities

Community Health Leaders Program


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Nominations for Community Health Leaders Program Deadline: November 7, 2008 (Brief Nominations) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation () Community Health Leaders...

National String Project


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National String Project Consortium Seeks Applications for New Teacher Training Program Sites Deadline: November 17, 2008 The National String Project Consortium () is a coalition of String Project...

Youth Garden Grants


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Youth Garden Grants. The National Gardening Association awards these grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. or child-centered garden programs that...

National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants


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Edmund A. Stanley Jr. Grant. The National Institute on Out-of-School Time on behalf of the Robert Bowne Foundation is pleased to announce the 2009 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr....

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Pt-time Bilingual Hotline Counselor, Lutheran Settlement House


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[posted 10/01/2008] Lutheran Settlement House: Part-time Bilingual Hotline Counselor. Lutheran Settlement House Bilingual Domestic Violence Program is seeking a Part-time bilingual Hotline Counselor...

Development Associate, Lutheran Settlement House


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[posted 10/01/2008] Lutheran Settlement House: Development Associate. Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Philanthropy, the Development Associate will support the agency in the...

Community Education Employment Department, Lutheran Settlement House


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[posted 10/01/2008] Lutheran Settlement House: CEED Educators. Lutheran Settlement House Community Education Employment Department is seeking Educators to provide ABE/GED learning opportunities for...

Bilingual Administrative Coordinator, Lutheran Settlement House


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[posted 10/01/2008] Lutheran Settlement House: Bilingual Administrative Coordinator. Lutheran Settlement House Bilingual Domestic Violence Program is seeking a Bilingual Administrative Coordinator to...

Miscellaneous

Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Humanitarian Work


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Nominations Invited for the Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Humanitarian Work Deadline: November 30, 2008 The Charles Bronfman Prize is a humanitarian award created to honor the vision and talent of...

National Middle School Sustainability Challenge


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Students Invited to Create “Green Solutions” in National Middle School Sustainability Challenge Deadline: March 15, 2009 Middle school students across the United States are invited to...


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