The week of

October 13, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Peer Mentoring: Creating a Culture of Support for Professionals


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The Out-of-School Time Resource Center Invites you attend the October Peer Networking Meeting for Out-of-School Time (OST) Staff WHO: Philadelphia-area OST staff are invited to enjoy a light meal...

Interpreting the Green Cities, Clean Waters Vision


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The Philadelphia Water Department’s Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Presents: Bill Kelly Interpreting the Green Cities, Clean Waters Vision The Philadelphia Water Department’s...

2008 Urban Watersheds Revitalization Conference


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GREENING OUR STREETS 2008 URBAN WATERSHEDS REVITALIZATION CONFERENCE Date: Friday, October 31, 2008 Time: 8:30 3:30 Location: Community College of Philadelphia Fee: $20 We plan to explore what...

Regional Planning Commission Public Workshops


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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will hold public workshops throughout the bi-state region to gather public input that will help shape the region’s long-range plan. Offering...

Watch the Final Presidential Debate with Vote for Homes


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Watch the Final Presidential Debate with Vote for Homes! Obama and McCain – Are you listening to homeless and low-income Americans? Wednesday, October 15 Project , 1515 Fairmount Avenue. Gather at...

Art for Social Change program for youth


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We are excited to share an exciting opportunity with you, and the young people you work with.  The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia is partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of...

Technical Assistance Workshop for AmeriCorps funding


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PennSERVE is pleased to announce its training and technical assistance workshop being offered for those interested in the 2009-2010 Request for Applications for AmeriCorps funding.  The workshop...

Why Live Green Panel Forum


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Why Live Green Panel Forum October 26, 2008 3:00-6:00 pm Dock Street Micro Breweries 50th and Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA Hosted by We Are BOOST Panel will feature Marianne Maloy, ELP Eastern...

National Student Design Competition Awards Ceremony


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Tickets now available at The Ed Bacon Foundation invites you to an Awards Ceremony to announce the winners of REBUILD | REVIVE A National Student Design Competition Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Loews...

Van Jones in Philadelphia


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Van Jones in Philadelphia Van Jones will be in Philadelphia on October 21st to promote his new book: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. Please join the...

Teenagers In Charge Open House


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Teenagers in Charge HOSTS ITS 14TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 18th at Myers Recreational Center 5800 Kingsessing Ave. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Myers Multipurpose Room) FOR •    Pre-teens...

Harvest Fest and Family Fun Day


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HARVEST FEST AND FAMILY FUN DAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008 11 – 3 LAURA SIMS SKATE HOUSE 63RD AND WALNUT STREETS This rain or shine event for youth and adults will have a mini-health fair,...

Public Hearings on SEPTA’s 5 Year Plan


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is initiating the development of the Authority’s Five-Year Strategic...

Citizens’ Assembly On Park Reform


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The Philadelphia Parks Alliance Invites you to our Citizens’ Assembly On Park Reform With Mayor Michael Nutter Monday, October 20, 2008 6:00 – 7:30pm Friends Select School 1651 Benjamin...

Stay Warm Energy Summit


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Join Governor Rendell for the 2008 Stay Warm Energy Summit Stay Warm PA! Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9am – 12:30pm National Constitution Center 6th and Arch Streets Philadelphia United Way is...

Cultivating Relationships with Foundation Representatives


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The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host Foundations are People, Too: Cultivating Relationships with Foundation Representatives, on Thursday, October 23rd. The half-day seminar will...

Panel: Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the Black Community


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The African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will present Righteous Rage: Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the Black Community on Tuesday, October 21st. A new...

Hip Hop Curriculum Teachers’ Workshop


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On October 25th, Art Sanctuary will offer Schooling Ourselves: Hip Hop Curriculum Teachers’ Workshop with hip-hop curator, H. Bernard Hall.  The workshop will help teachers how to use hip-hop...

Art Sanctuary Workshop for Teachers


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On Wednesday, October 15th the organization will partner with the School District of Philadelphia and the Center for Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania to present an intimate and...

Center for Literacy Annual Fundraiser


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The Center for Literacy’s annual fundraiser, Reading Writers, will take place on Monday, November 10th from 6-9pm at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia.   The...

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute Open House


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The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI), Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, is accepting applicants for its 2009 Executive Leadership Certificate...

Conversations about Women’s Health: Stress, Sex, Sleep


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Stress – Sex – Sleep – and Solutions Conversations about Women’s Health Monday, November 10, 2008 Presented by: Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for...

New Resources

Action Kit on Creating a Youth Master Plan


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New Action Kit to Help Cities Create Youth Master Plans The YEF Institute has published a new action kit for municipal leaders on Creating a Youth Master Plan.  As the tenth action kit in the...

New reports: college access in Philadelphia


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The West Philadelphia College Ambassadors have completed their assessment of the postsecondary support systems available to young African-American men in West Philadelphia. First Person’s...

New Report: Asset Building and Low-Income Families


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Asset Building and Low-Income Families By Signe-Mary McKernan and Michael Sherraden Low-income families have scant savings to cushion a job loss or illness, and can find economic mobility impossible...

New Book: Older Americans, Vital Communities


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Older Americans, Vital Communities By Andrew Achenbaum This thought-provoking work grapples with the vast range of issues associated with the aging population and challenges people of all ages to...

New Report: Linking Your CDC to Local Anchor Institutions


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Linking Community Development Corporations to Local Anchor Institutions Faced with declining federal and state community development funding, community development corporations (CDCs) are...

When the Levees Broke: A Resource to Support Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement


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When the Levees Broke: A Resource to Support Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement This curriculum package developed at Teachers College Columbia University includes copies of the “When the...

Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit


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Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit provides insight into how to develop and sustain community partnerships. The Toolkit is divided into three...

New Website: Medical Education Futures Study


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Website Highlights Initiative to Examine the Social Mission of Medical Education The Medical Education Futures Study (MEFS) highlights the need to create a more ethnically and racially diverse...

Learning groups for nonprofit executive directors


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What executive director hasn’t had to face board issues, budget shortfalls, staffing problems, a sense of isolation, and the burden of responsibility? Now there’s a place for nonprofit...

New Issue of Shelterforce: Memos on How to Make Change


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Read The New Issue of Shelterforce, SHELTERFORCE  – Fall ’08 The journal of affordable housing and community building MEMOS ON HOW TO MAKE CHANGE from the grass roots to the Oval Office...

Partnerships Classifieds

Walk to End Domestic Violence


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Walk to End Domestic Violence On Saturday, October 25, 2008, State Senator LeAnna M. Washington will host the Walk to End Domestic Violence along West River Drive in Philadelphia. The event will...

Mentors Needed, Mastery Charter School


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Mastery Charter Schools is seeking mentors to participate in its Internship Program, which challenges students to connect academic and personal skills to real world experiences. Through internships,...

Free workshops for youth


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Source of (Hope, Empowerment, Love, Peace) offers free workshops, mentorship, service projects, rap sessions, support groups, social activities, team building activities, SAT prep and college...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Speakers: Leadership Summit on Medicare


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The World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicare Call for Speakers Deadline: November 7th We are actively recruiting speakers for the World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on...

36th Annual Conference on Global Health


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36th Annual Conference on Global Health: New Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communities May 26-30, 2009 Washington, The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership...

8th Annual Conference on Team Based Learning in Higher Education


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8th Annual Conference on Team Based Learning in Higher Education March 5-6, 2009 Austin, TX The 2009 TBL Conference will be historic!  Join us as we celebrate the expansion of the TBL Collaborative...

Alliance for Children and Families National Conference


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Alliance for Children and Families National Conference October 28-30, 2008 Baltimore, MD Expand your peer connections with the best national network of nonprofit human services leaders at the annual...

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop


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The Grant Institute’s Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held in San Francisco, California from December 10-12, 2008. Interested development professionals,...

Grant Opportunities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Strategic Prevention Framework Grant


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SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program Deadline: November 7, 2008 Applications for cooperative agreements to implement the Strategic Prevention Framework program are now...

Department of Labor Prison Re-entry Initiative Grants


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Department of Labor Prison Re-entry Initiative Grants Deadline: November 4, 2008 The President’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative (PRI) seeks to strengthen urban communities characterized by large...

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls


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The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is currently accepting applications for its By Girls, For Girls grantmaking program, which gives 15-20 local girls the opportunity to award $20,000 grants...

Emergency Food and Shelter Program


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The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has announced the availability of Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds in Philadelphia County. Funds may be used by nonprofit organizations to provide...

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program


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Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, supports efforts to recruit and educate...

Grants for Science and Math Programs


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AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Math Programs Grants assist educators in presenting mathematics, science, and technology...

VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teachers’ Award


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Teacher of the Year Award The VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teachers’ Award recognizes the nation’s top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship...

School-Based Service-learning grants: deadline extended


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Announcing 2008-2009 Learn and Serve K-12:  School-Based Federal Grant Request for Application (RFA) The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Learn and Serve K-12...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Assistant Director Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement, Rowan University


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[emailed 09/30/2008] Position Description (AFT) RANGE: U24 Position Title: Assistant Director Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement Division: Student Affairs/Student Engagement...

AmeriCorps positions, City Year Greater Philadelphia


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Deadline: November 30th, 2008 City Year Greater Philadelphia Full Time AmeriCorps Member WHAT YOU WILL DO As a City Year corps member, you will serve full-time as a tutor or mentor in schools and run...

Miscellaneous

Apply to the Environmental Leadership Program


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Eastern Regional Network now accepting applications for 2009 class! Do you want to transform the environmental or social change movement locally & globally? * Are you interested in networking and...

Audioconference on Youth Violence Prevention


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Register Now for Oct. 23 Audioconference on Youth Violence Prevention On Thurs., Oct. 23, at 2:30 Eastern Time, the Youth, Education, and Families Institute will sponsor a free, hour-long...

2008 Community All-Star Program


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The Home Depot and United Way have teamed up to launch the 2008 Community All-Star Program. The Community All-Star program recognizes one individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in...

James Bryant Conant Award for contributions to American education


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Education Commission of the States presents several awards to persons, states and organizations that have made significant contributions to public education. You can submit a nomination by fax or...


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