The week of

January 5, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Community Day Health Fair in SW Philly


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Explorers Sans Frontières, United Concordia, Trader Joe’s, LA Fitness and AfriPRO will hold a Community Day Health Fair on January 17th in Southwest Philadelphia. The event will feature a host of...

Leadership training for persons with disabilities


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The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network, the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University will present Competence and Confidence:...

Community Re-Integration of Ex-Inmates


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The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services will present the next in its series of First Friday discussions on Friday, January 9th from noon to 2pm with a panel...

ReStore Retail Incentive Grants Info Session


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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 7th, 2009 at 2:00...

KIPP Philadelphia Charter School Open House


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It’s time for our January Open House!  As most of you know, KIPP Philadelphia Charter School is preparing for expansion in the city of Philadelphia. We have been working diligently to make sure...

MLK365 Volunteer Expo


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Do you know of an expanding grassroots organization that could use volunteers? Or, do you know of a long-established nonprofit that could use a few more helping hands? If so, then check out the...

Weatherization Training For Area Non-Profit Organizations


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Free Weatherization Training For Area Non-Profit Organizations! The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is recruiting representatives from non-profit organizations to receive a...

Oldies Dance Party to benefit Chester Education Foundation


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Dance the Night Away 2nd Annual Oldies Dance Party Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:00PM – MIDNIGHT at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack To Benefit the: Chester Education Foundation 20th...

How to Use the Core Capacity Assessment Tool


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The Philadelphia Foundation and the TCC Group will present a free training on The Core Capacity Assessment Tool: How to Interpret a CCAT Report on January 15th. As of May 2008, the process for...

Afterschool Programs Working for Pennsylvania Youth


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The Pennsylvania Department of Education in partnership with the Center for Schools and Communities will present the Promising Practices-Proven Strategies: Afterschool Programs Working for...

Young Women’s Conference: Voice of the Future/A Healthier You


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Girls from across Eastern Pennsylvania will be energized and inspired to dream, set and achieve their goals at the Young Women’s Conference: Voice of the Future/A Healthier You, sponsored by the...

Accounting Workshop for Retailers


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The Enterprise Center and the Retail Resource Network Present: An Accounting Workshop for Retailers Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ The Enterprise Center (4548 Market Street)...

BuildaBridge Art Institute


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In January 2009, BuildaBridge will open registration for its eighth annual Institute which will take place at Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) on June 3-7. BuildaBridge Institute 2009 will include...

Empowerment Group Entrepreneurship Training Course


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Empowerment Group Entrepreneurship Training Course February 3rd Registration Deadline Thursday, January 15th Don’t miss this deadline to register for the Entrepreneurship Training Course starting...

Bright Ideas Business Workshop


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Bright Ideas Business Workshop Wednesday, January 14th | 6:00pm-8:00pm Hyperion Bank, 199 West Girard Avenue FREE and open to the public This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who need a...

New Resources

New Website: Resources for Grandparent caregivers


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Website lists resources for grandparent caregivers In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of families with grandparents raising grandchildren. This trend is very clearly...

Communications Evaluation Guide


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Packard Foundation publishes communications evaluation guide Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation Guide is a new publication of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation that offers a...

New Website about Community Reinvestment Act


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As the credit crisis continues to evolve, one of the public policy discussion points increasingly being raised is about “CRA” – the Community Reinvestment Act, which benefits communities and...

La Salle’s Urban Writing program


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PHENNDie Robert Vogel of La Salle University was in the news last month.  Read all about his work here: Thought you might be interested in this story about the Writers Matter Program (Urban Writing)...

Philadelphia Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide


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The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC) and its partners are pleased to announce the Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide Winter 2008 Edition is now available online at   This...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer Benefits Screeners, Campaign for Working Families


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Volunteer Benefits Screeners:  You help at tax time can save working families hundreds of dollars year-round. The Campaign for Working Families operates free tax preparation sites across...

Volunteer training for prisoner outreach


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Volunteers teach decision making skills to inmates Thresholds in Delaware County will hold a volunteer training on Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th for individuals interested in...

Penn Sight Savers will come to your health fair


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Penn Sight Savers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will provide free eye exams and screenings for eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy at non-profit events and...

Carver Science Fair seeks judges


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Carver Science Fair seeks judges The Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement, careers in science, civic involvement, and character development. Jointly sponsored by...

Blanket, coat, canned good drive


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NO ONE SHOULD BE IN NEED THIS WINTER. YOU CAN HELP! Last year 60,000 people of all backgrounds and ages embraced Dr. King’s legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. The Greater...

mentors needed, Northwest University Scholars Project


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The Northwest University Scholars Project is a three-year focused program that uses one-to-one and/or group mentoring approach to match children with caring adults.  It is offered to residents of...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Food, Farms, and Community: Rural America’s Local Food Renaissance


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS Food, Farms, and Community: Rural America’s Local Food Renaissance The Second Annual Rural Heritage Institute at Sterling College June 16-18, 2009 Sterling College Craftsbury...

Call for Papers: Agrifoodies and Alternative Agricultural Movements


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SPECIAL CALL FOR PAPERS Agrifoodies and Alternative Agricultural Movements Joint Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society And the Association for the Study of Food and Society May...

Food Policy Council Workshop


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Food Policy Council Workshop at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference!!! In cooperation with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York and their 27th annual winter conference in Rochestor, New...

Dialogue & Social Entrepreneurship


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New Social Entrepreneurship Program Aims to Foster Dialogue Among Jewish and Muslim Communities Deadline: January 30, 2009 Columbia Business School’s Executive Education division () has...

International Economic Development Council Summit


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The International Economic Development Council’s 2009 Leadership Summit Turning Today’s Economic Challenges into Tomorrow’s Successes January 25-27, Tempe, Arizona View the program, our expert...

Forum on the Solidarity Economy: Building Another World


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Solidarity Economy Network Announces Forum on the Solidarity Economy: Building Another World March 19-22, 2009 * Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst Co-convened with: Universidad de los Andes...

Environmental Sustainability in Our Schools, Centers, and Selves


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For more than 30 years, the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Conference has attracted participants with its innovative presentations, networking opportunities, informative exhibits, a...

Institute on Global Service Learning


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Registration for the Institute on Global Service Learning at Cornell University is now open.  The Institute is sponsored by the New York Campus Compact and the Cornell Public Service Center. For...

2009 IMPACT Conference


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Registration for the 2009 IMPACT Conference is officially open.  We have settled on the date and location. 2009 IMPACT Conference Date: March 6-8 Location: University of Maryland, University College...

Grant Opportunities

Community Design Collaborative pro bono grant


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The Community Design Collaborative’s predevelopment design services grant program offers pro bono early design assistance to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia. The program is guided...

Investor Education Foundation


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FINRA Investor Education Foundation Announces 2009 Grant Program Deadline: Open The FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation () has launched its fifth general...

Purpose Prize


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Nomination Period Opens for Purpose Prize Deadline: March 5, 2009 The Purpose Prize () provides five awards of $100,000 each to people over the age of 60 who are working to address society’s...

Jenny’s Heroes


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Jenny’s Heroes, an effort started by ex-talk show host Jenny Jones, provides grants to individuals who submit the best ideas for tangible, lasting community projects. Jenny’s Heroes...

Sparkplug Foundation


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The Sparkplug Foundation provides grants up to $5,000 for a variety of nonprofit programs, including music, education and teaching, and grassroots organizing efforts. Sparkplug makes grants only for...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Job Readiness Coordinator and Youth Instructor, Achieving Independence Center


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ARBOR – Job Readiness Coordinator and Youth Instructor.  ARBOR is seeking a Job Readiness Coordinator and a Youth Instructor for the Achieving Independence Center. The Job Readiness...

Testing for U.S. Census Jobs at Crozer Library


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Testing for Census Jobs at Crozer Library this January Looking for a new job opportunity? A representative from the Census Bureau will be performing skills testing for field and office position...

Miscellaneous

Community Arts Network seeks new home


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Art in the Public Interest Box 68, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 336-376-8404 • info@ • Art in the Public Interest Seeks New Home for Community Arts Network Art in the Public Interest (API), a North...

Board Governance: Sharpening the Focus on Accountability


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Grant Thorton will host a non-profit executive webinar called Board Governance: Sharpening the Focus on Accountability on Thursday, January 15th, from 3-5pm. The workshop will be led by Frank Kurre,...

Mayor’s Internship Program and Destination Fellowship


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City offers internship programs The City of Philadelphia is accepting applications for two internship programs – the Mayor’s Internship Program and the Destination Fellowship. The Mayor’s...


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