The week of

December 8, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Outlook for Children and Families in the Next Congress


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Public Citizens for Children and Youth will sponsor a public forum, Your Congress & Kids: Outlook for Children and Families in the Next Congress, a discussion with members of Southeastern...

RootsCampPhiladelphia


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What is RootsCampPhiladelphia? RootsCamps are participant driven events or forums, using the “unconference” or “open space” format that is born from the desire for activists,...

Community Forum on Teacher Quality and Equity


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This is a reminder that on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00 at the Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Southwest Philadelphia), the Philadelphia Student Union, Healthy Family, Healthy...

Lights on Wednesday Nights- A Family Fun Night


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KidZone Presents Lights on Wednesday Nights- A Family Fun Night! Join KidZone for Lights on Wednesday Nights on December 10, 2008 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at 7157-61 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA...

Witnesses to Hunger Exhibit


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We encourage you to attend the opening night of Witnesses to Hunger on December 11, 2008, 6:30-8:30pm presented by The Philadelphia GROW Project & Drexel University School of Public Health.  The...

New Resources

New Website: KnowHow2Go for College Readiness


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KnowHow2Go website helps with college prep Young people in all socio-economic groups have college aspirations. In fact, eight out of 10 expect to attain a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to...

New Book: Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives


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Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives, edited by Dennis Raphael Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet, and tobacco use cannot reliably predict whether we stay...

Health Ramifications of Urban Transformation


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Journal Science Explores the Health Ramifications of Urban Transformation News articles offer an on-the-ground look at how cities are tackling specific problems from poverty and sanitation to traffic...

Journal Environmental Justice


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CCPH Members Highlighted in the Second Issue of the Journal Environmental Justice The work of CCPH members and friends, Sacoby M. Wilson, Christopher D. Heaney, Omega Wilson, and Laurene...

Health Center Toolkit with Asian Americans


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New Community-Based Participatory Research Toolkit Released:  A Health Center Toolkit with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders This toolkit is a joint collaboration between the...

New Report: Community Service and Service-Learning in America’s Schools 2008


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K-12 STUDENT SERVICE ON THE RISE, BUT LESS CONNECTED TO LEARNING: Corporation for National and Community Service Releases Report on Service Learning in Public Schools The Corporation for National...

New Report: Informal Learning with Digital Media


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Digital Youth Research Project: Findings Now Available Kids’ Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures is a three-year collaborative...

Guide to Reciprocal Community-Campus Partnerships


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Over the past year, Portland State University has launched a “National Partnership Initiative.” An initial step was to bring together approximately 30 national and local, experienced...

New Report: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists In High-Poverty Schools


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Core Problems: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists In Key Academic Courses and High-Poverty Schools published in: The Education Trust, with analysis by Richard M. Ingersoll, University of Pennsylvania...

Guide Book: New Formula for Child Health


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The Communities and Physicians Together program at UC Davis Medical Center recently released a new publication entitled A New Formula for Child Health: Doctors + Communities = Healthy Kids. The guide...

New Report: Contributions of Older Immigrants and Refugees


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The Center for Intergenerational Learning Releases National Report on the Civic Engagement of Older Immigrants and Refugees Community Treasures: Contributions of Older Immigrants and Refugees, a new...

New Website: Great Science for Girls


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New Great Science for Girls (GSG) Website. This new site includes a wide range of resources, literature, and research to assist in discussions with funders, community members, and other stakeholders...

Environmental activity guide for youth


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Free “The Greens” Activity Guide. The Greens, a PBS Web site that encourages kids to explore sustainability and take action wherever they can, is offering free Activity Guides to educators...

New Report: Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action


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Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action: Principles, Organizational Culture and Outcomes. The Forum for Youth Investment partnered with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Nonprofits to...

Report: Strategies to Improve Workforce Readiness


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Strategies to Improve Workforce Readiness. Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF), a Ready by 21 National Partner, just released “Strengthening America’s Economic Competitiveness:...

Research Brief: High School Reform and Afterschool programs


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High School Reform and High School Afterschool: A Common Purpose. With a job market that requires nearly all workers to have a high school diploma, America faces a huge challenge with the dropout...

New Report: High School Students as Mentors


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High School Students as Mentors: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring. Using data from the Big Brothers Big Sisters high school Bigs program, this report addresses the...

Emancipated Youth Connections Report and Toolkit


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Emancipated Youth Connections Report: Final Report/Toolkit. The Emancipated Youth Connections Project of The California Permanency for Youth Project assisted 20 young adults who left the child...

New Report: What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership


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Change it Up!: What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership. This report presents findings from a national study of more than 4,000 girls and boys on leadership with answers to several questions...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, Science Leadership Academy


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Science Leadership Academy is looking for college students to tutor HS students in math – during the school day as well as after school. Easy walk from most Phila campuses. SLA is located at...

Host Film Screening: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?


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The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health is looking for community partners to co-sponsor showings of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, a DVD series which recently aired on PBS....

Montco’s ElderNet needs volunteer drivers


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Montco’s ElderNet needs volunteer drivers ElderNet urgently needs volunteer drivers to take frail elderly and younger disabled residents of Lower Merion and Narberth to doctors’ appointments,...

Host an energy conservation workshop in your area


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Energy Coordinating Agency offers conservation workshops The Energy Coordinating Agency is presenting 50 free energy conservation workshops across the city during December. Trainers will demonstrate...

Philadelphia Cares’ Winter Coat Drive


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Greater Philadelphia Cares’ Winter Coat Drive Through Martin Luther King Day 2009 We all know it gets very cold in the Greater Philadelphia region during the winter months. A warm coat is a...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Abstracts: Housing is HIV Prevention and Care


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Call for Abstracts for Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Mobilizing Knowledge: Housing is HIV Prevention and Care Deadline: January 15, 2009 The US National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), working...

Call for Proposals: Improving Public Health Through Leadership and Knowledge


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Call for Proposals for 17th Annual National Association of Local Boards Of Health Conference Deadline: December 19, 2008 The NALBC Conference will be July 1-3 in Philadelphia, PA.  The theme is...

Call for Papers: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved


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Call for Papers for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) Deadline: December 12, 2008 JHCPU issues a Call for Papers for a supplemental issue to be published in November...

Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum


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NACHC Policy and Issues Forum Washington, DC March 24-25, 2009 Registration Now Open! 2009 Policy & Issues Forum Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC March 24-29, 2009 Register Now! Make...

Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education


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Harvard Macy Institute: A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education March 7-13, 2009 Jacksonville, FL The Institute works to inspire and promote real organizational change by...

Service-Learning products and publications sought


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Do You Have Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship That Aren’t Appropriate for Publication in Journals? We Need to Hear from You! CCPH would like to invite you to participate in the...

Revitalizing Older Cities Capitol Hill Summit


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Northeast-Midwest Institute Revitalizing Older Cities Capitol Hill Summit February 11-12, 2009 Washington, A change in domestic policy to rejuvenate our nation’s older cities and towns is crucial...

Call for Abstracts: Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning


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The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) invites article abstracts of up to one-page related to higher education academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and...

Experiential Education Academy


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The University of New Haven is the Northeast Regional Campus for the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).  We will be hosting the workshops described below.  For complete workshop...

Call for Presenters: National Staff Development Council


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Apply to Present at the 2009 National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Conference. NSDC’s 41st Annual Conference will take place in St. Louis, Mo., December 5-9, 2009. Conference strands...

Summer Changes Everything National Conference on Summer Learning


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April 16-17: Summer Changes Everything National Conference on Summer Learning. Summer is an ideal time for learning, creativity, and adventure. Enjoy two action-packed days of learning how to build,...

Grant Opportunities

Chester County Fund for Women & Girls


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Chester County Fund for Women & Girls releases RFP The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls has released its 2009 Grant Guidelines and Application. In recognition of the demands communities...

Public Interest Law Foundation


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Public Interest Law Foundation funds legal services The Public Interest Law Foundation’s Community Grants Program will award grants to organizations providing legal services to communities in need....

Community Women’s Fund


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Spring Women’s Way funding cycle underway Women’s Way is accepting applications for the Spring 2009 grant cycle of the Community Women’s Fund. New applicants are encouraged to attend an...

E Pluribus Unum Prizes


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The E Pluribus Unum Prizes Deadline: January 31, 2009 This national awards program will provide four $50,000 prizes annually to exceptional initiatives that promote immigrant integration. The awards...

Understanding and Facilitating Human Behavior Change


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Roadmap Transformative R01 Program: Understanding and Facilitating Human Behavior Change Letter of Intent Deadline: December 29, 2008 Behavior change is critical to the prevention, management, and...

Identifying Neighborhood Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence


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Identifying Neighborhood Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence (U01) Letter of Intent Deadline: December 17, 2009 CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published this funding...

KaBOOM! grants for playgrounds


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Stonyfield KaBOOM! Double Play. These grants from Stonyfield Farm fund a volunteer project to build or improve a playground, skate park, basketball court, sports field or similar play space. Funder:...

Jenesis Group Grants


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Jenesis Group Grants. The Jenesis Group offers grants to nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, education, and social entrepreneurship. The Foundation invests in grass roots...

Child Welfare Foundation Grants


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Child Welfare Foundation Grants. The Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: to contribute to the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Bilingual Parent Educator, Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County


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[posted 12/06/2008] Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County – Bilingual Parent Educator In order to promote early childhood development Maternal and Child Health Consortium of...

Assistant Director, Communities for All Ages Program


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[emailed 12/08/2008] Assistant Director, Communities for All Ages Program Temple University Center For Intergenerational Learning Interested in helping build communities that are good for growing up...

Miscellaneous

Thomas Ehrlich Engaged Faculty Award


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Campus Compact’s 2009 Thomas Ehrlich Engaged Faculty Award Deadline: March 20, 2009 With the Ehrlich Award, Campus Compact recognizes faculty for exemplary engaged scholarship, including...

Opportunity to Host Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection


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Opportunity to Host Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection Break Away is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity open to schools across the country. Break Away: The Alternative Break...

Coming Up Taller Awards


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Coming Up Taller Awards Program Invites Nominations of Arts Programs for Underserved Children and Youth Deadline: January 30, 2009 The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ()...

Webinar: Using GIS and Mapping Tools to Guide Local Action


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On Thurs., December 18, at 2:30 Eastern Time, the YEF Institute will sponsor a free, hour-long audioconference highlighting city efforts to use geographic information system (GIS) technology and...

webinar: Language Learning in Action


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December 17: Language Learning in Action – Session II. English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student group in the United States and afterschool offers a wonderful opportunity...


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