The week of

October 20, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Lights, Carbon, Action: Energy Action Agenda for Buildings in Pennsylvania


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Please join us for the upcoming, free public event at the Academy  of Natural Sciences: Lights, Carbon, Action: Energy Action Agenda for Buildings in Pennsylvania Thursday, October 23, 2008 Urban...

Take a Stand for a Violence-Free Community


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TAKE A STAND For a Violence-Free Community Where Temple University Main Campus, Mitten Hall 1913 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Directions and parking information can be found on our website....

Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response


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Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response When Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET) Location Free Library of Philadelphia, Main Auditorium 1901 Vine Street...

2008 Fall Garden Day


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Please join us on Saturday, October 25, for the first ever Philadelphia Master Gardeners symposium, 2008 FALL GARDEN DAY, at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park, 9 am – 3:30 pm. There...

Call for Proposals: Conference for Mental Health Professionals


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Request for Presentation Proposals “Renewing our Passion” Fourth Annual Conference March 18 and 19, 2009, Montgomery County Community College The MAX Conference Committee is seeking speakers who...

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


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INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICE This summer: June 6 – August 1, 2009 Georgetown University, Washington, DC *** EARLY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5*** *** PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND TUITION...

Workshop on greening schools


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Workshop on greening schools planned Parents, teachers, and designers across Philadelphia are actively working to turn school grounds into greener places that enhance the lives of students and the...

JEVS’ Strictly Business Awards Luncheon


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Jewish Employment Vocational Services’ Human Services will hold its Strictly Business awards and networking luncheon on Thursday, October 23rd.  Kathy Orr of CBS3 Eyewitness News will be...

Financial Feasibility for Facilities Development


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On Thursday, November 6th, Women’s Community Revitalization Project will present Financial Feasibility for Facilities Development, to help nonprofit day care centers prepare a construction...

Smith Playground hosts Halloween party


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Smith Playground hosts Halloween party Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse will host Halloween at Smith on Friday, October 31st from 10am-noon.  The event, for children five and under and...

Energy careers workshop offered to black high schoolers


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Energy careers workshop offered to black high schoolers The American Association of Blacks in Energy will sponsor Bring to Light the Future, a career workshop for high school students, on Saturday,...

Service Learning: A Strategy for Keeping Youth in School


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Space is limited!! A reminder that registration is now open for the Fall Institute Service Learning: A Strategy for Keeping Youth in School, hosted by the Institute for Global Education and Service...

New Resources

Cross-Cultural Analysis of Achievement Gap in Math


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said to be wasting math talent Negative attitudes about girls involved in mathematics — whether shown through teasing, ignoring, or ostracizing them — are depriving the nation of some of...

National School Climate Survey documents LGBT harassment


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Widespread harassment of LGBT students reported In what it calls “the most comprehensive report ever” about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in...

New Website: Constitutional Rights Foundation


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We invite you to visit Constitutional Rights Foundation’s new website. The new website features: * An exciting new design. * Easier navigation. * Special pages for teachers, students, and...

New Report: Minorities in Education Status Report


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Generational Gains in Postsecondary Education Appear To Have Stalled, New ACE Report Finds Washington, DC (October 9, 2008)—The tradition of young adults in the United States attaining higher...

New Paper: Community Response to the Foreclosure Crisis


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“Community Response to the Foreclosure Crisis: Thoughts on Local Interventions” aims to lay out the range of responses to the foreclosure crisis in which local government and nonprofits...

New Report: Promising Practices in Working with Young Adults


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Promising Practices in Working with Young Adults This 131 page publication was developed from extended dialogues with leaders of outstanding programs, including school-community organization...

College Access & Opportunity Guide


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College guidebook targets underserved students The Center for Student Opportunity, a national nonprofit group that helps first-generation, low-income, and minority students bound for college, has...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Southwest PA Service-Learning Course Showcase


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You are cordially invited to attend the Annual SPRING Service-Learning Course Showcase event.  This event features poster presentations from service-learning classes throughout the Southwestern PA...

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop


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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop January 9-10 (Fri. – Sat.) 2009 Emory University AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is...

Call for Papers: Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education


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Please Circulate Widely! Call for Papers Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education and Dietetic Training: Lessons for Educators Advance teaching and learning on these topics:...

RUKUS! 2008 Youth Anti-Racism and Activism Conference


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RUKUS! 2008 Youth Anti-Racism and Activism Conference The RUKUS! 2008 Conference theme is “You Don’t Need a Sign to Protest.”  This free conference, which will take place at the University of...

Grant Opportunities

Earthwatch Institute: Educator Fellowships


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Earthwatch Institute: Educator Fellowships Earthwatch Institute Educator Fellowships bring teachers into the field to learn about cutting-edge research and conservation efforts. Educator Fellows work...

National Afterschool Matters Research Grants


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Grants available for OST research The Robert Bowne Foundation is seeking proposal for the 2009 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants, which provides four $10,000 grants...

Crime victim awareness grants


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Crime victim awareness grants available Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community-based victim service organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and community...

Pro Bono Legal Services from Dechert LLP


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Dechert LLP, Is now offering regional nonprofits an opportunity to apply for free pro bono legal representation. The program was started...

Syringe Access Fund to Support Programs to Prevent Spread of HIV


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Syringe Access Fund to Support Programs to Prevent Spread of HIV Deadline: November 20, 2008 The Syringe Access Fund is a grantmaking initiative that supports service providers and policy projects to...

Ideas on National Health Reform


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Ideas on National Health Reform Deadline: December 2, 2008 (Brief Proposals) The Coverage Team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation () is accepting proposals...

Introduce Young People to Careers in Manufacturing and Engineering


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Grants Available to Support Summer Camps to Introduce Young People to Careers in Manufacturing and Engineering Deadline: December 12, 2008 Through a collaborative effort between the Fabricators &...

Increase Employment for People With Disabilities in New Jersey


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Kessler Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities to Increase Employment for People With Disabilities in New Jersey Deadline: Various The Kessler Foundation () has announced the availability of new...

Youth Leaders for Literacy


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NEA and Youth Service America: Youth Leaders for Literacy The Youth Leaders for Literacy Program, an initiative of the National Education Association and Youth Service America, helps young people...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Youth Development Coordinator, Urban Nutrition Initiative


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[posted 10/07/08] The position involves leading a small team of high school aged students in the provision of an award-winning nutrition education outreach program. This outreach program is...

Adjunct Position, History of Africa, Drexel University


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[posted 10/3/2008] Adjunct Position, History of Africa, to be offered by Africana Studies and the History and Politics Department at Drexel University : Africana Studies and the History and Politics...

Miscellaneous

Live Debate: Education and the Next President


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Live Debate: Education and the Next President Exclusive webcast, Tuesday, October 21, 7 to 8:30 Eastern time Live from Teachers College, Columbia University: “Education and the Next...

Center for Progressive Leadership Applications available


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OUR APPLICATION IS NOW LIVE!  Apply today for the 2009 Political Leaders Fellowship here.  The nine month program will run from February through October 2009. Not ready to apply?  Perhaps you...

Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship Program


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Stoneleigh seeks junior fellows Stoneleigh Center, a Philadelphia foundation dedicated to vulnerable children and youth, is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship...

Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards


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Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy Invites Nominations for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards Deadline: December 4, 2008 The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s...

High School Physics Teacher Grant


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AAPT: High School Physics Teachers The American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teacher Grant will reward a proposal designed to result in better teaching, student understanding...

Frank Newman Award for State Innovation in Education


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ECS: Frank Newman Award for State Innovation Honoring the late Frank Newman, who was president of the Education Commission of the States for 14 years, the ECS Award for State Innovation recognizes...

Peace-themed Poster Contest for Youth


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2008-2009 Legs Against Arms 5K Race & Celebration of Youth Poster Contest What would peace look like? We are looking for young people to use their creative talents to help us envision what it...


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