The week of

January 12, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Out-of-Office Politics: Civic Engagement for Real People


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Out-of-Office Politics: Civic Engagement for Real People A Conversation with ANDY TOY, C’80, G’81 Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:30-7:30 pm The ARCH Crest 3601 Locust Walk In the years and...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Chess Day


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Join ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships and the African American Museum, 701 Arch St., on Sat., January 17 from 2:30-4:30 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Chess Day.  Congressman Chaka...

Youth Leadership Program Open Houses


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OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Nu Sigma Youth Services is now issuing an Open Call for applications for the following programs: JAMES MILLS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Ages 8-12) & SIGMA BETA CLUBS OF...

Annual Meeting & Master Gardener Graduation


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Penn State Philadelphia Outreach Center invites you to our Annual Meeting & Master Gardener Graduation Guest speaker: Mark L. Chien State-wide Viticulture Extension Educator Penn State...

Open House: College Access Center of Delaware County


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The Chester Higher Education Council presents… College Access Center of Delaware County Open House January 27, 2009 11:00am – 6:00pm Widener University Campus 400 E. 21st Street Chester,...

College Financial Aid & Career Planning Made Easy!


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FREE! College Financial Aid & Career Planning Made Easy! Youth (6th – 12th graders), College Students and Adults can benefit from EducationPlanner’s manifold award winning features: •...

Lead-Safe Remodeling and Renovation Train-the-Trainer Course


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Alliance and Isles Offer Two-Day Lead-Safe Remodeling and Renovation Train-the-Trainer Course in Trenton, NJ, January 21-22 Do you want to build capacity in your community to implement the...

Preview Day for Eastern’s Masters of Arts in Urban Studies


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Eastern University’s Master of Arts in Urban Studies invites you to attend a Preview Day to find out more about our programs in Community Development, Youth Leadership, and Arts in...

Unnatural Causes Speaker Series at Penn


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UNNATURAL CAUSES exploring health equity through the PBS documentary series Location: Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce Street, on Penn’s campus To attend any event, RSVP to cphi@...

Social Justice Student Activists’ Forum


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The Philadelphia area has more colleges and social justice energy than almost anywhere in the US:  Let’s share ideas and maybe work together!  Cabrini College invites students to come to a Social...

Engaging Your Board in Creating Sustainable Funding


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Workshop focuses on creating sustainable funding Benevon will present a training called Engaging Your Board in Creating Sustainable Funding on Wednesday February 4th. The workshop, presented by Laura...

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle


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Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Saturday, January 24th | 4:00pm – 6:00pm Spa East, 1040 N. 2nd Street Unit 301 FREE and open to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs Join Empowerment Groups’...

Networking Workshop & Mixer for Small Businesses


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Networking Workshop & Mixer Thursday, January 29th | 5:30pm Workshop begins, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Mixer Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut Street FREE and open to the public Uneasy talking to...

New Resources

New Report: Developing Early Literacy


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Developing early literacy Learning to read and write opens doors to progress and prosperity across a lifetime. The years before kindergarten are a particularly fertile and profitable time to prepare...

Impact of School Breakfast on Children’s Health and Learning


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Impact of School Breakfast on Children’s Health and Learning authors: J. Larry Brown, William H. Beardslee, Deborah Prothrow-Stith published in: Commissioned by the Sodexo Foundation...

Inauguration Day Lesson Plans


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I am pleased and excited to tell you about an educational resource developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for Inauguration Day. The historic election of President-Elect Barack...

New Form 990 released by IRS


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IRS releases final Form 990 The Internal Revenue Service has released the final Form 990 and related schedules, more than 18 months after the first draft of the revised federal financial-disclosures...

Free Tax Sites in Montgomery County


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Free tax sites set for Montgomery County Lansdale’s Community Housing Services will provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the second year.  VITA is designed to offer free tax...

New Website: Community Investment Network


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New Resource for Community Leaders, Regulators and Lenders The editors of The Community Investment Network (“CIN”) have created a special section on the financial crisis to help community leaders...

Manifestation: Journal of Community Engaged Research and Learning Partnerships


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Manifestation: Journal of Community Engaged Research and Learning Partnerships (ISSN 1913-651X) is an open-access, electronic, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the conversations about how to most...

Partnerships Classifieds

Center for Loss and Bereavement seeks student volunteers


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We want to introduce ourselves as the Director and Program Coordinator for The Center for Loss and Bereavement.   The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the Center and...

Food Stamp Campaign seeks service-learning students


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The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger is looking for volunteers to serve as Food Stamp Advocates this spring.  Food Stamp Advocates work to reduce hunger in Philadelphia through their...

MLK Day of Service with UC Green


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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE – COME HELP US HELP OTHERS Monday, January 19, 2009 UC Green is partnering with Bartram’s Gardens and the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr....

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: Food Sovereignty and Cultural Studies


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CALL FOR PAPERS: Food Sovereignty and Cultural Studies – a special issue of Politics and Culture In a moment of acute historical potential, food and sovereignty each name a grave global crisis...

Civic/Community Engagement Conference


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You are invited to submit a proposal for the Civic/Community Engagement Conference on Service-Learning, Community Service and Civic Engagement initiatives between higher education institutions and...

Public Health Effects of Food Deserts


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Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is...

Grant Opportunities

Learn and Serve Higher Education grants


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Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $...

Legacy Project: Listen to A Life


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Legacy Project: Listen to A Life The Legacy Project Listen to A Life Contest connects generations through oral history. To enter, a young person must interview an older person about his or her hopes...

Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award


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NABT/Vernier: Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award The National Association of Biology Teachers Vernier Software & Technology Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award honors a teacher who has...

Intel Foundation: Schools of Distinction


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Intel Foundation: Schools of Distinction The Intel Foundation Schools of Distinction Program honors schools that have demonstrated excellence in math and science education. In order to be considered...

Excellence in Summer Learning Award


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National Center for Summer Learning: Excellence in Summer Learning Award The Excellence in Summer Learning Award recognizes an outstanding summer program that demonstrates excellence in accelerating...

High School Equivalency Program for Migrant Farm Workers


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Grants for GED training for farmworkers offered The US Dept. of Education is offering grants to community organizations and educational institutions to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and...

Foundations for Learning


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Foundations for Learning supports school readiness The US Dept. of Education’s Foundations for Learning program supports a variety of activities aimed at helping children get ready for school. ...

National Mentoring Grants


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OJJDP offers national mentoring grants The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is inviting national organizations to propose the enhancement or expansion of initiatives that...

ProLiteracy Fund


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ProLiteracy Fund focuses on homeless The ProLiteracy Fund has received a grant from the Charles Evans Foundation to provide adult literacy curricula and materials to nonprofits that provide adult...

American Psychological Foundation grants


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American Psychological Foundation grants available The American Psychological Foundation is accepting proposals for Visionary and Weiss grants.  These one-year grants are designed to seed innovation...

STOP Hunger Scholarships


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Sodexo Foundation supports STOP Hunger Scholarships The Sodexo Foundation is accepting applications for its STOP Hunger scholarships, which recognize and reward the great things young people are...

Miscellaneous

Webcast: Strategic Planning to Improve the Graduation Rate


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Mark your calendar for the next National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Radio Webcast on Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Tuesday, January 13, 2009 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time Strategic Planning to...

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program


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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program supports hundreds of high-achieving students with financial need across the United States. I write to ask your assistance in sharing information...

Father’s Center, GPUAC seek fellowship candidate


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Father’s Center, GPUAC seek fellowship candidate The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and its program partner, the National Comprehensive Center for Fathers, are hoping to compete for a...


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