The week of

October 27, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Parent and Community Leadership Institute


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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR: Parent and Community Leadership Institute (PCLI) Philadelphia Region Presented by The Education Policy and Leadership Center The Parent and Community...

Awareness Event for Teen Homelessness


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We’re showing our love… …come show yours too! Join us on November 1 where we will be holding an event at the Love Sign along Locust Walk (at 34th Street) from 9-11:30AM to raise...

MLK Day Peace March


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Will You Join A Faith-Based Effort to Fight Violence? We invite Philadelphia area faith communities — city and suburb, rich and poor, young and old to come together on January 17, 2009 and...

Delaware River Greenway Trail Grand Opening Ceremony


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Delaware River Greenway Trail – Grand Opening Ceremony Please join Fairmount Park Commission and Delaware River City Corp. Celebrate the new Pennypack on the Delaware Trail Extension Saturday,...

Nonprofit Institute at Penn


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The Netter Center for Community Partnerships at University of Pennsylvania will offer The Nonprofit Institute, a free 6-day certificate program aimed at ensuring that organizations have the tools...

Student Summit: Building Student Leaders, Strengthening Our Schools


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The Philadelphia Student Union, in collaboration with Citywide Student Government, will present the Fall 2008 Student Summit: Building Student Leaders, Strengthening Our Schools on October 30th. The...

Empowering Bystanders: Bullying and Harassment Prevention by Students


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CORA Services will present a skills training seminar on Empowering Bystanders: Bullying and Harassment Prevention by Students, on Thursday, October 30th from 8:30am to 1pm at 8540 Verree Road in...

Proposals to Policy: A National Conversation on Health Care Reform


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By November 5, American voters will have chosen a political direction that will have profound impact on their lives, the economy and the global position of the nation. While “change” is...

MLK Day of Service Planning Sessions


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SAVE THE DATE 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Visit our website at for project registration information! Contact: mlkdayofservice@ Global Citizen – Think globally. Act...

New Resources

Role of Technical Education Networks and Community Colleges


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Keeping Up with the Demand for a Technically-Skilled Workforce: The Role of ATE Networks and Community Colleges New Forum Brief: This is the first forum in a series hosted in partnership with the...

Making Waves Community Development Magazine


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The Autumn 2008 edition of Making Waves largely concerns the rebuilding of local food systems. How do we make producing and distributing food at a smaller scale not just appealing and appetizing, but...

Toolkit: Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs


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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put out a toolkit for Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs ToolKit designed to help grassroot community and faith...

Proceedings: International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education


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In July 2007, the first International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education took place in Brussels, Belgium. It was sponsored by the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher...

New City Health Information Card


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New Health Information Card Do you have a special medical need? Are you under the care of a doctor for any reason? You should have a Health Information Card to carry in an emergency. The Philadelphia...

New Book: Women’s Health: Intersections of Policy, Research, and Practice


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Women’s Health: Intersections of Policy, Research, and Practice By Pat Armstrong and Jennifer Deadman While women comprise the largest segment of health workers, health consumers, and health...

New Book: Power in Policy: A Funder’s Guide to Advoacy and Civic Participation


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Power in Policy: A Funder’s Guide to Advoacy and Civic Participation Edited by David F. Arons Why should funders try to shape public policy? Simply put, because public policy has impact on mission....

Toolkit for Building a High-Quality Language Service Program


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Speaking Together Launches Online Toolkit for Building a High-Quality Language Service Program For millions of people in the United States, language barriers in the health care system are a daily...

New Report: Assessing the Impacts of Public Participation


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Assessing the Impacts of Public Participation: Concepts, Evidence and Policy Implications The expansion of ordinary citizens’ roles in a variety of policy and decision-making processes has created...

Evaluating Diversity Efforts in Medical Education


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New Publication on Evaluating Diversity Efforts in Medical Education The importance of evaluating the impact of programs, especially those programs designed to increase underrepresented minority...

New Report: Social Determinants of Health


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WHO RELEASES NEW REPORT ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health A child born in a Glasgow, Scotland suburb...

2009 College Sustainability Report Card


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2009 College Sustainability Report Card Latest Report Card profiles 300 leading schools is the first website to provide in-depth sustainability profiles for hundreds of colleges in all 50 States...

New Weatherization Website and Resources


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With a series of statewide energy summits, including one at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia sponsored by United Way and the AFL-CIO, the state of Pennsylvania has  launched the Turn...

Partnerships Classifieds

Project GRAD’s Walk for Success


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Are YOU Ready to Gear Our Youth Toward Academics? Then join us on Saturday November 8, 2008 for Project GRAD Philadelphia’s first annual “Walk For Success”; a door-to-door campaign to encourage...

Volunteers Needed, Income Tax Preparation in Delaware


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do You Wonder What You Can Do to Change the World? You can change the world one person at a time by helping low-income families with FREE tax preparation and financial education!...

Mentors needed, Parkway Peace and Social Justice High School


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HELP PHILADELPHIA’S YOUNG WOMEN and MEN BECOME AT PARKWAY PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE HIGH SCHOOL. Parkway Peace and Social Justice High School is a Philadelphia Public school located in Mt. Airy at...

7th Annual Principal for a Day


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Education provides the foundation for a productive life; it is also the foundation of every great city. On November 12th, 2008 Greater Philadelphia Cares, in partnership with The School District of...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Community-Level Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment


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Journal Supplement on Community-Level Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Deadline: December 1, 2008 The journal Obesity will publish a theme supplement in 2009 on childhood obesity prevention...

Call for Proposals: Advancing Human Rights through Qualitative Research


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The Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Deadline: December 1, 2008 The theme of the 2009 Congress is “Advancing Human Rights through Qualitative Research.” The 2009 Congress will...

Call for Manuscripts: Centering Social Justice in Intercultural Education


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Special Issue of Intercultural Education with a Focus on Centering Social Justice in Intercultural Education Practice Call for Manuscripts Deadline: November 15, 2008 Intercultural Education is a...

Community Engagement and Service: The Third Mission of Universities


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Pascal Vancouver International Conference: “The Third Mission of Universities” University of British Columbia in Vancouver May 18–20, 2009 Call for papers, panels, and poster sessions This...

Community College Service-Learning Workshops


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The American Association of Community Colleges is sponsoring regional workshops on service learning to be hosted by six community colleges in fall 2008 and spring 2009. The workshops will feature...

Grant Opportunities

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning grants


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State Farm® Good Neighbor Service-Learning grants (US and Canadian Applicants) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 30, 2008 With generous support from the State Farm Companies Foundation, Youth Service...

Nurse Education, Practice and Retention


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Health Resources and Services Administration are awarding grants to qualified institutions for the creation of projects that will reinforce and improve the aptitude for nurse education in order to...

Boys and Girls Club of America grants


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The Boys and Girls Club of America is providing a grant nationwide to partners and individuals involved with the Boys and Girls Club. The goal is to enable young adults primarily from disadvantaged...

Eagles Charitable Foundation, Inc.


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The Eagles Charitable Foundation, Inc. aims to provide funding to improve the education in the Philadelphia region and therefore improving the life opportunities of the city’s children and...

Grants for people living with AIDS


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The Tenants’ Rental Assistance Corporation supplies grants for organizations that provide housing and counseling for AIDS patients, those who are HIV positive and those with special needs. The...

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust


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The Smith Charitable Trust is seeking to provide funding for the provision of food, clothing and shelter for children under the age of 18 and elderly over the age of 60. In order to apply, one must...

Young Parents Demonstration program


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DOL funds job training for young parents The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration will provide approximately $5 million in demonstration grants targeting the employment and...

Echoing Green fellowship for social entrepreneurs


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Echoing Green Offers Support for Social Entrepreneurs Deadline: December 1, 2008 Each year, Echoing Green () awards twenty two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs working to create innovative...

Home Depot Housing Impact Grants


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Home Depot to Accept Housing Impact Grants Program Applications Deadline: December 15, 2008 The Home Depot’s () Housing Impact Grants program is a quarterly grants process designed to assist...

Museums to Go Program for Child Care Center


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Philadelphia Child Care Centers Invited to Apply for Museums to Go Program Deadline: January 15, 2009 The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation () is accepting applications for the Lois B. Cohan...

Women’s Way Turning Point Action Award


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Call for Applications – Turning Point Action Award WOMEN’S WAY and Women for Social Innovation are excited to announce a call for applications for a new prize. The Turning Point Action...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director of Finance and Operations, Asian Arts Initiative


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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Asian Arts Initiative Philadelphia, PA – The Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) is a multi-disciplinary community arts center offering performances, exhibitions,...

Chair, Department of Public Health, Temple University College of Health Professions


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Chair, Department of Public Health – Temple University College of Health Professions We seek an experienced, dynamic and visionary leader to assume the Chair position.  The successful candidate...

Miscellaneous

Learn and Serve Spirit of Service Awards


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As you know, each year Learn and Serve America and the Corporation for National and Community Service pay tribute to the most outstanding participants in our programs with the annual Spirit of...

Character Counts! video contest


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Character Counts! is sponsoring a teen video contest promoting the importance of one of the Six Pillars of Character — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, or citizenship....

Olympus Innovation in Education Awards Program


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Olympus Launches 2009 National Innovation Awards Program Deadline: November 21, 2008 Olympus (), a precision technology leader creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science,...

Inclusion Champion Award


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Inclusion Champion Award to Honor Efforts on Behalf of Youth With Disabilities Deadline: December 1, 2008 The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (),  which works to help young people with...

Call for Entries: Media that Matters Film Festival


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Afterschool programs with media capacity — an opportunity for young people to shine! NINTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL Call For Entries “The Media That Matters Film...


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