The week of

November 24, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Social Web Carnival


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Social Web Carnival December 2 The next Net Tuesday will feature a “Social Web Carnival”.  Blogs, podcasts, social networking, tags, wikis, photo and video sharing sites, RSS… ...

Barack Obama: Where Do We Go From Here?


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Forum focuses on promise of Obama presidency The Philadelphia Community Institute for Africana Studies, Inc. (PCIAS), will hold the fourth program in its annual series of Black Public Interest...

New Report and Release Event: Accelerating Women’s Progress


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Report assesses women’s socioeconomic status Women’s Way will release the 2008 update to its signature research report, A Change of Pace: Accelerating Women’s Progress, at a free event on...

Town Hall meetings to discuss budget cuts


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City leaders to hold community meetings on cuts Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a series of eight Town Hall Meetings throughout Philadelphia to explain his Administration’s response...

IDignity Project Exhibition


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Exhibit portrays the dignity of those living in poverty BuildaBridge, in conjunction with students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, will premier its signature...

StoryCorps comes to Philadelphia


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StoryCorps and Journey’s Way record life stories Journey’s Way is partnering with StoryCorps to help create family legacies. StoryCorps is a national oral history project which has been recording...

Screening: Stop the Violence: A Message to our Youth


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Documentary underscores effects of violence Mothers In Charge will present the debut of the documentary Stop the Violence: A Message to our Youth on Friday, December 5th.  The documentary shares the...

Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service


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Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off!  January 19th, 2009 Since 1996, thousands of volunteers across the region have participated in service...

PA English as a Second Language Conference


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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Penn State Harrisburg and the Center for Schools and Communities announce Multiple Cultures, Multiple Voices: Expanding and Strengthening Practice, Policy...

Civic Engagement in the Age of Obama


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“Civic Engagement in the Age of Obama” on Sunday, December 14 at 11:00am. “How we can have real civic engagement in America?” Sunday, December 14 at 11:00am-1:00pm Where:...

Service Learning Day at State Capitol


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Dear Service Learning Colleague, You are cordially invited to help promote service learning in Pennsylvania by participating in a “Service Learning Day.”  Join your peers from around the state...

North Penn Korean-American Needs Assessment Community Meeting


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Coalition for the North Penn Korean-American Needs Assessment Project The Second Community Forum Meeting Announcement Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:00 PM North Penn Community Health Foundation...

Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Pre-K


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Save the Date Dec. 10, 2008 12:30 to 3:00 Live broadcast from 1:00 to 2:30 2008 Pre-K Now Satellite Conference Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Pre-K: A National Strategy Session Viewing sites...

New Resources

New Report: Cost of charter schools in Philadelphia


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Philadelphia charters cost system 5 percent of budget The chief business officer of the School District of Philadelphia has announced that after a detailed financial analysis, he has found that...

New Report:Creating Longitudinal Data Systems to Improve Student Achievement


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New survey profiles states’ use of data for student achievement The Data Quality Campaign — a national effort to encourage and support state improvement on the collection, availability,...

New Report: Reading First Impact Study


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Reading First boosts decoding, but not understanding According to a congressionally mandated study, students in the $6 billion Reading First program are now better able to decode words but have made...

Health Journal focuses on immigrant health


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American Journal of Public Health November Issue Focuses on Immigrant Health, Access to Care The November 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health includes several studies related to...

Civics and Citizenship Toolkit


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New Civics and Citizenship Toolkit Available for Free for immigrant-serving organizations The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit contains a variety of educational materials designed to help permanent...

Workbook: Promoting Health Equity


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New Resource Available to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health A growing number of research studies have documented the relationship between social determinants of health and health...

New Book: Service Learning: Perspectives and Applications


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New Book Features CCPH-Authored Chapter on Interdisciplinary Models of Service-Learning. CCPH senior consultants Kara Connors and Sarena Seifer contributed a chapter on interdisciplinary models of...

New Report: What Pennsylvania’s Budget and Tax Policies Mean to You


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New Guide Sheds Light on Pa. Taxes, Impact of Public Investments Your tax dollars collectively fund numerous public investments. They educate our children, keep our communities safe, build roads, and...

Partnerships Classifieds

Book Donations Needed


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St. Gabriel’s Hall, a residential facility for adjudicated youth in Audubon, PA, is seeking book donations for the students’ leisure reading. By encouraging students to read during their...

Adult Mentors needed for Norristown youth


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YMCA seeks volunteers to work with teens The YMCA STRONG Program needs Adult Achiever Volunteers to work with teens from Norristown. The Y Achievers Program is a national college readiness initiative...

Volunteers needed, computer refurbishing


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Learn How to Build a Computer The People’s Emergency Center’s Digital Inclusion program is designed to increase the technological literacy of low-income families and at-risk youth and to...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Building a Global Community through Collaborative Engaged Scholarship


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The Western Region Campus Compact Consortium is now accepting proposals for the 12th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, April 16-18, 2009 in Seattle, Washington! This year’s theme is...

Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental and Public Health


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Call for Papers for Journal of Environmental and Public Health Deadline: Open The “Journal of Environmental and Public Health,” provides a rapid forum for the dissemination of research...

Call for Articles for Health and Human Rights Journal


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Call for Articles for Health and Human Rights Deadline: Varies Health and Human Rights is seeking articles for future issues. Accepted contributions will be published in the journal’s open access...

Call for Abstracts: American Public Health Association Conference


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Call for Abstracts Announced for 2009 APHA Annual Meeting Deadline: February 9-13, 2009 Public health professionals interested in presenting research at next year’s APHA Annual Meeting &...

Delivering Impact: Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness


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2009 Alliance Annual Conference Delivering Impact: Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness July 15 – 17, 2009 Palm Springs, CA LaQuinta Resort & Club Registration Now Open Conference Goals The...

American Democracy Project: Diversity and Civic Engagement


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7th Annual ADP National Meeting Diversity and Civic Engagement June 11-13, 2009 Baltimore Marriott – Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland Join us in Baltimore, Maryland, June 11-13, 2009 for the 7th...

Call for Papers: Student Learning for Social Change: Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research


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Call for Papers Student Learning for Social Change: Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research How can higher education most effectively prepare future citizens for the enterprising work necessary...

Call for Presentations: Food Sovereignty, Food Rights, the Food Crisis and the Feminization of Poverty


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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Food Sovereignty, Food Rights, the Food Crisis and the Feminization of Poverty Civil society organizations around the world have embraced food sovereignty as a goal for...

Call for Proposals: Connecting Civic Purpose to Learning and Research


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Call for Proposals Pathways of Engagement: Connecting Civic Purpose to Learning and Research – Locally and Globally The University of Georgia – September 28-29, 2009 Deadline for Proposal...

Grant Opportunities

Public Welfare Foundation’s Criminal & Juvenile Justice Program


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Public Welfare Foundation supports justice system reform The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. Funding through its Criminal...

MTV Grants for Environmental Projects


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MTV and Ashoka GenV Invite Young People to Submit Their Ideas to Improve the Environment Deadline: December 31, 2008 MTV Switch (), MTV Networks International’s global climate change campaign,...

Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program


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General Mills Foundation Invites Applications for Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program Deadline: January 15, 2009 The General Mills Foundation (), in partnership with the American Dietetic...

Music Matters Music Education Grant


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Music Matters Announces Music Education Grant Guidelines Deadlines: February 4, 2009 The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation’s mission is to support and redefine music education. Through music...

Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb to Support Garden Programs


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Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb to Support Garden Programs Deadline: February 17, 2009 Launched in 2003, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has awarded grants totaling more than $300,000 to over...

Cora L. Brooks Foundation for PA Watershed Projects


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Cora L. Brooks Foundation Offers Support to Pennsylvania Organizations for Watershed Projects Deadline: December 18, 2008 The Cora L. Brooks Foundation () provides unrestricted one-time grants to...

Do Something Awards for young community volunteers


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Young Community Volunteers Invited to Apply for Do Something Awards Deadline: March 1, 2009 The Do Something Awards, formerly the Brick Awards, are designed to provide recognition and funding for...

Public Health Conference Support Funding Available


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Public Health Conference Support Funding Available Deadline: February 2, 2009 The purpose of the program is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health...

Youth-Led Service-Learning Grants to Address Childhood Obesity


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Youth-Led Service-Learning Grants to Address Childhood Obesity Deadline: January 15, 2009 A new mini-grant is available from Youth Service America for service-learning projects addressing childhood...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps positions, Philadelphia Arab-American Development Corp.


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[emailed 11/24/2008] Do you want to give back to your community? Support the Philadelphia Arab-American Development Corp. and Nationalities Service center.  Become an AmeriCorps member by: Helping...

Assistant Director, Philadelphia READS


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[posted 11/22/08] Philadelphia READS – Assistant Director. Philadelphia READS, which aims to strengthen the literacy skills of Philadelphia’s youngest and neediest school children, is seeking...


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