The week of

December 15, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Film Screening: Free the River Park


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Mayor hosts “Free the River Park” screening Free the River Park is a film that chronicles a Philadelphia neighborhood’s victorious efforts to create and preserve at grade access to the...

Documenary showing: Stop the Violence


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Mothers In Charge unveils antiviolence documentary On Tuesday, December 16th, Mothers In Charge will present Stop the Violence: A Message to Our Youth, a documentary that shares the testimony of...

Superintendent’s Roundtable


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The School District of Philadelphia will hold the second monthly Superintendent’s Parent Roundtable on Thursday December 18th. Parents who attend will have an opportunity to participate in the...

Dolores Huerta at Penn


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SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6pm Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall University of Pennsylvania 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith...

Homeless Memorial Day


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Homeless Memorial Day Monday, December 22 Love Park (16th Street and JFK Boulevard) 12:30 – 1:30 , Gather at Noon (a flyer is available at ) We will REMEMBER homeless and formerly homeless...

The Green Economy: Economy and Environment Working Hand in Hand


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January 15 – Urban Sustainability Forum The Green Economy: Economy and Environment Working Hand in Hand Academy of Natural Sciences 6-8:30pm #january * David Foster: President, The Blue-Green...

Nature in the City: Exhibition and Panel Discussion


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January 22 Nature in the City: Exhibition and Panel Discussion, 7-9pm COMMONWEALTH GALLERY LINCOLN FINANCIAL MURAL ARTS CENTER AT THOMAS EAKINS HOUSE, 1727-29 Mt. Vernon St. The Restored Spaces...

Philadelphia Green Skills Conference


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January 31 – PHILADELPHIA GREEN SKILLS CONFERENCE Moore College of Art & Design, 20th & Race St., 8:45am-2pm Stormwater Management, Free Internet Mapping Resources, Giving Trees a Great...

Environmental Workshop for Teachers


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Pennsylvania Sea Grant is pleased to announce a 6-hour workshop for teachers and environmental educators Why Did the Water Turn Green? Monday, January 19, 2009 9am to 5pm Temple University Main...

New Resources

National Study of Philanthropic Practice


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Grantmakers still not making needed changes, report says Most foundations are not making the changes that they and their grantees say are essential to supporting nonprofit success, a new survey of...

Students blog about city budget cuts


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Student blog is “feelin’ the cuts” Students participating in the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia program have created a blog to share their concern over recent city budget...

Policy Briefs on academic success in high school


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Last week the Education Commission of the States (ECS) goes live with three new resources focused on policies to ensure academic success in high school. The policy briefs build on research suggesting...

New Report: Poverty dramatically affects children’s brains


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Poverty dramatically affects children’s brains, as in stroke, study finds Certain brain functions in some low-income nine- and ten-year-olds show patterns equivalent to the damage from a...

Ensuring All Students Are On Target for College and Career Readiness


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COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS – The level of academic achievement that students attain by 8th grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness than anything that happens...

New Report: Kids’ 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...

Providing Classroom Release Time for Teacher Leaders


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MSP-KMD Knowledge Review: Providing Classroom Release Time for Teacher Leaders Teacher leaders may be released from classroom responsibilities to provide support to other teachers.  How does release...

Proceedings from: Engaging the Poor and People of Color in Organized Service


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This summer the Corporation for National and Community Service sponsored its annual meeting titled, The Urgency of Now, in Atlanta, GA. Co-sponsored by the Points of Light and Hands On Network, the...

Partnerships Classifieds

2010 Census Partnership Program


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The 2010 CENSUS Partnership Program involves all types of organized entities and is a major communication effort.  This nonpartisan program combines the strengths of the nation’s business and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Farming for the Future Conference


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Please consider attending the 18th Annual Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference: February 5-7, 2009 Farming for the Future Conference State College, Pennsylvania...

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Conference


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Conference Registration is Now Open! Sign up today for your biggest savings. Pre-Conference Seminars May 21 | Main Conference May 21-23 Communities across North America are meeting the challenges of...

Call for Presentations: Intersection of Arts and Activism


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2009 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Submission Deadline January 28, 2009 On April 3-5 the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University and Massachusetts Campus Compact will be...

Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up


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Growing Power presents: “Growing Your Community Food System from the Ground Up” 2009 Workshop Series “Growing Your Community Food System” is an intensive, hands on, training workshop offering...

Grant Opportunities

Impact100 Philadelphia


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Women unite to fund high-impact grants Impact100 Philadelphia, a new philanthropic movement which engages individual women in a grantmaking process, will award its first grant on June 1, 2009....

Sustainable video competition


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Invites Sustainable Living Ideas Deadline: March 1, 2009 (), an online community for sustainable living, has issued a global call for personal green solutions. The Just Do One organization invites...

Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants


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NEA Foundation Accepting Applications for Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants Programs Deadline: February 1, 2009; June 1, 2009; and October 15, 2009 The NEA Foundation ()...

William T. Grant Foundation


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William T. Grant Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Youth Research Deadline: January 9, 2009 (Letters of Inquiry) The William T. Grant Foundation () is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for its...

Public Library Innovation Grant


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ICMA Offers Public Library Innovation Grants Deadline: January 9, 2009 ICMA (), the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities,...

Christopher Columbus Awards: Innovation Generation


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Christopher Columbus Awards: Innovation Generation The Christopher Columbus Awards Program combines science and technology with community problem solving. Students work in teams with the help of an...

ReStore Retail Incentive Grants


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It is with great pleasure that The Merchants Fund announces the availability of $500,000 for ReStore Retail Incentive Grants.  TMF will present a request for proposals on January 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm...

Substance Abuse Education


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2009 Substance Abuse Education (SAEDRF) Category 3 Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements Request for Concept Papers Substance Abuse Education (SAEDRF) 2009 Category 3 Announcement and...

Developmental and Learning Sciences


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Developmental and Learning Sciences – Fundamental research that increases understanding of youths’ cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural and biological processes related to development...

Identifying Neighborhood-Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence


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Identifying Neighborhood-Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence – To study how neighborhood and environmental factors reduce youth violence perpetration and victimization by...

Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental and Policy Change


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Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental and Policy Change – To assess policies and other interventions designed to change the economic or environmental characteristics of a...

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Grants to Prevent Childhood Obesity Deadline: February 3, 2009 Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ()...

Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children


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Salud America! – For research on environmental and policy solutions to the epidemic of obesity among Latino children. Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Eligibility: Educational...

New York Life After-School Initiative


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New York Life After-School Initiative – For free staff training, discounted materials and professional development resource kits. Funder: New York Life Foundation. Eligibility: After-school...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director of Family Support, Center for Intergenerational Learning


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[emailed 12/9/2008] Director of Family Support The Center for Intergenerational Learning (CIL) at Temple University is dedicated to strengthening communities by bringing generations together to meet...

Fellow Advisor, Philadelphia Teaching Fellows


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Job Posting: Fellow Advisor Position A teacher affects eternity:  they can never tell where their influence stops. -Henry Adams Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2009 Apply NOW!  Materials will be...

Program Coordinator, Time Out Respite Program


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[emailed 12/9/08] Program Coordinator, Time Out Respite Program Interested in mobilizing college students to provide in home respite to caregivers of the frail elderly?  The Time Out Respite Program...

Temporary Jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau


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Census Bureau The Census Bureau will begin recruiting for the following positions in the Fall of 2008: Office Staff: •    Office Clerk •    Administrative Assistant •    Office...

Director, Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Committee


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[emailed 12/10/2008] Job Description KSNAC Director Function: Provide advocacy and community organizing functions in the greater South Kensington area. Perform duties required of Neighborhood...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth


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Audio Conference Registration for Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth Thursday, December 18, 2008 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST; 11:00...

C-SPAN Video Contest


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C-SPAN  sponsors student video competition C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation....

Online Course on Service-Learning


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Portland State University Winter 2009 January 5 – March 21, 2009 Service-Learning Design and Practice: Instructional Strategies for Community Engagement ELP ...

World Hunger Year Harry Chapin Media Awards


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World Hunger Year Invites Entries for Harry Chapin Media Awards Deadline: February 2, 2009 A program of World Hunger Year (), the Harry Chapin Media Awards were created to encourage the media to...

Results-Based Management training


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The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the United States Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives invites you to participate in a unique,...


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