The week of

November 3, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

BuildaBridge Community Happy Hour and Dinner

BuildaBridge Community Happy Hour and Dinner Do you know what you’re cooking for dinner on Monday, November 10th? Don’t waste your time thinking about it when you could be enjoying the company of...

Witness to Innocence Speaker at Villanova

An Innocent man spent 19 years on Death Row He is coming to tell his story November 17 4:30pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium Villanova University For Information Call 610-519-4602 Curtis Edward McCarty was...

Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner

Please share this with your friends and join us in our annual celebration of community, friendship, pottery, soup and great desserts! Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner for Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith...

Greater Philadelphia Conference on Research in STEM Education

To: All Math and Science Educators and Administrators in the Greater Philadelphia Region You are cordially invited to attend The 3rd Annual Greater Philadelphia Conference on Research in STEM...

2nd Annual Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle presents 2nd Annual Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs Thursday, November 20 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Café Lift, 428 N. 13th Street $10 includes dessert buffet, wine tasting...

Business Start Up 101

Business Start Up 101 Wednesday, November 5 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Falls of Schuylkill Free Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue Do you have a business idea but need help taking the first step? Join us for...

Enhancing the Social Capital of the City’s Elderly

Attend the 2008 M. Powell Lawton Conference titled Building Connections and Reducing Isolation: Enhancing the Social Capital of the City’s Elderly Building on last year’s Lawton...

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Foundation, United Way and other local philanthropic partners are sponsoring a discussion panel on the release of the Brookings Institution report, Recent Immigration to...

Attic Youth Center’s Crystal Gala

Attic gala honors LGBTQ activists The Attic Youth Center will host The Crystal Gala, in celebration of its 15 years empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.  The event,...

Forum on the Education for Homeless Children and Youth,

PEC sets forum on education of homeless kids The People’s Emergency Center will sponsor a Forum on the Education for Homeless Children and Youth, on November 14th at United Way.  The forum will...

Koreans and Asian Indians in Montgomery County

Montco forum on Asian population scheduled On Thursday, November 13th, the Human Services Center in Norristown will host How Can We Respond to the Needs of Koreans and Asian Indians in Montgomery...

Philadelphia Education Fund Awards Ceremony

EdFund honors Clayton, Bluford at EDDY Awards The Philadelphia Education Fund has announced its EDDY Award winners for 2008, to be honored at the EDDY Awards on November 13th. The EDDY’s celebrate...

Senior Health Fair

The Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center will host a free Senior Health Fair on Friday, November 7th.  Seniors and their families can take advantage of a variety of free health screenings,...

New Resources

New Report: Helping Families Reach Self-Sufficiency

PathWays PA Feature Publication: Work Supports: Helping Families Reach Self-Sufficiency PathWays PA’s newest publication, Work Supports: Helping Families Reach Self-Sufficiency, is designed to...

New Medicare Kit

Medicare Launches New Kit to Help Teach the Benefits of Medicare! Medicare officials unveiled a new tool kit last week that can help adult educators teach the nearly 88,000 participants in adult...

New Report: America’s Health Starts With Healthy Children

States compared on link between children’s health and parents’ income, education States Ranked By Size of Gaps in Key Child Health Measures; Children in Less-Advantaged Families Fare...

New Report: The Federal Role in Supporting 21st Century Educational Innovation

Brookings report seeks federal innovation office for public education A report from the Brookings Institution calls on the federal government to “change the game” in public education by...

New Lesson Plan: Creating a Campaign Platform and Advertisement

* NEW LESSON PLAN * Elect me! Creating a Campaign Platform and Advertisement During The Dirksen Congressional Center’s annual Congress in the Classroom® workshop – – participants...

New Report on Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice (Accompanying the journal is an Executive Summary and a Policy Brief): The Future of Children This volume examines juvenile justice policies and practices with the goal of promoting...

New Report: Strategies for Improving High Schools

Relationships, Rigor, and Readiness: Strategies for Improving High Schools: MDRC with The Council of the Great City Schools and The National High School Alliance This report offers lessons from the...

College Access and Success State Data

College Access and Success State Data: Pathways to College Network A new site launched this week by Pathways to College Network is an online tool of a collection of state-specific resources visually...

Miscellaneous

Environmental Challenge for middle and high school students

Scholastic/Lexus: Environmental Challenge The Scholastic/Lexus Environmental Challenge seeks to encourage middle- and high-school students to develop and implement environmental programs for their...

Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Astronauts Memorial Foundation: Technology in Education Award The Astronauts Memorial Foundation’s Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award recognizes excellence in the development and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Project Coordinator

Delaware County Asset Development (DelCoAD) Request for Independent Contractor Project Description: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Project Coordinator Reports To: DelCoAD Human Resources...

Muralists needed, Journeys South Mural Project

Request for Qualifications for an exciting project with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program This project, entitled “Journeys South” seeks to produce multiple works of art that...

Program Director, Partner Relations, Jewish Funds for Justice

[emailed 10/28/2008] Program Director, Partner Relations, Jewish Funds for Justice Description: Jewish Funds for Justice seeks a Program Director for Partner Relations to coordinate service learning...

various, Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition

[posted 10/25/2008] Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition – Youth Initiatives Manager and Board and Corporate Advisory Council Liaison.  The Eastern North Philadelphia Youth...

Tutors, Martin Luther King Rec Center

[posted 10/25/2008] Martin Luther King Recreation Center – Tutors. The City of Philadelphia Recreation Department is looking for dedicated and hard working candidates to provide after school...

Grant Opportunities

New Jersey Health Initiatives

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for New Jersey Health Initiatives Deadline: January 15, 2009 New Jersey Health Initiatives 2009, a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood...

Books Across America Library Books Awards

NEA Foundation Offers Funding for Public School Library Books Deadline: November 20, 2008 The NEA Foundation (), in collaboration with the National Education Association (), is accepting applications...

Relatives as Parents Programs

Brookdale Foundation Accepting Applications for Relatives as Parents Programs Deadline: Various The Brookdale Foundation Group’s () Relatives as Parents Program supports the creation or...

Arts Connect All Grant Opportunity

VSA arts and MetLife Foundation Announce Arts Connect All Grant Opportunity Deadline: December 12, 2008 VSA arts () and MetLife Foundation have announced their fifth annual “Arts Connect...

Grants for Community Reading Projects

Big Read Offers Support for Community Reading Projects Deadline: February 3, 2009 The Big Read () is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts () designed to restore reading to the center...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

FoodMed 2009

FoodMed 2009 When: June 28 – 29 Where: Boston, Massachusetts As places of healing, hospitals have a natural incentive to provide food that’s healthy for people and the environment in...

Local Food Systems Symposium

We invite you to join us at our Local Food Systems Symposium, December 2-3, 2008 at UC Davis!  REGISTER NOW at: The conference will include provocative keynote speakers Paul Muller, innovative...

Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference

Opportunity Finance Network to hold 24th Annual Conference WHAT: On Tuesday, December 9, 2008, Opportunity Finance Network- the leading network of private financial intermediaries delivering...


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