The week of

January 26, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Meeting the Climate Change Challenge


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Drexel Green, the Sierra Club and the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability present MEETING THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE Tuesday, January 27, 3:30-4:50 PM Bossone Hall, 31st and Markets Sts,...

Assessing Service-Learning: Successes and Challenges


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SAVE THE DATE: Assessing Service-Learning: Successes and Challenges, Alvernia University, Reading, PA, March 27, 2009-10   20th PACC Anniversary Conference Series This PACC-sponsored practical,...

Civic Reflection Sessions


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Civic Reflection Sessions to be hosted by PACC Pennsylvania Campus Compact is pleased to invite students, staff, faculty, and administrators to participate in a series of Civic Reflections hosted by...

Soloist Book Discussion with Project HOME


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The Soloist Book Discussion Location: 1515 Fairmount Avenue Dates and Times: You can choose to attend one of the following sessions: *      Thursday, February 12th: 7 PM *      Wednesday,...

Local Living Economies: Green, Fair, and Fun


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the faith-justice institute outreach lecture series Local Living Economies: Green, Fair, and Fun Featuring: Judy Wicks, Founder, White Dog Cafe Judy is the founder of Philadelphia’s 26 year-old...

Pennsylvania Green Economy Forum


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On Thursday February 5th at 7 PM at West Chester University, PennEnvironment is joining other local environmental groups to host a forum on green jobs, the federal economic stimulus package and our...

Lessons in Sustainability: Everyday Efforts for Going Green


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Lessons in Sustainability: Everyday Efforts for Going Green a forum by Young Involved Philadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences Location: Main Auditorium, Academy of Natural Sciences Date:...

City Year Open House


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City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these leaders make...

Securing Corporate Partnerships


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Workshop explores corporate – nonprofit partnerships The Foundation Center will offer a new course called Securing Corporate Partnerships on Tuesday, February 10th at the Hub City View, 30...

Loan and Grant Conference for IDA Participants


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WORC presents loan and grant conference The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center will hold its annual Loan and Grant Conference on Saturday, January 31st.  The event will feature workshops on...

Grassroots, Community and Faith Based Capacity Building for Sustainability Training


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Sustainability training for grassroots groups set The US Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services is sponsoring a free...

Book launch focusing on hunger: All You Can Eat


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Book event focuses on growing hunger crisis The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and other organizations are sponsoring the launch of All You Can Eat, a book by Joel Berg, on Tuesday,...

Parent Involvement workshops in Montgomery County


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Montco workshop series helps parent advocates Parents Involved Network Montgomery County will present Parent Empowerment for Advocacy through Knowledge, an eight-week free educational workshop. The...

Training for Youth Workers


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Training program for youth workers planned ACHIEVEability and Temple University are developing a skill development program for adults in the Haddington or Cobbs Creek neighborhoods in Philadelphia...

Building Bridges workshops for parents and caregivers


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UW, schools set kindergarten transition workshops United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia are sponsoring a series of neighborhood Building Bridges workshops to...

New Resources

New Book: The Obesity Culture: Strategies for Change Public health and university-community partnerships


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We hope you will be interested in a new book by Francis Johnston, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania and Ira Harkavy, Director of Penn¹s Netter Center for Community...

Film on Chester, PA available for showing


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Documentary highlights Chester’s past Boomtown: Stories from Chester, PA, a documentary compiled by Widener University graduate student, film director and producer Woodwyn Koons, is an accurate and...

New Book: Ethical Issues in Rural Health Care


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Ethical Issues in Rural Health Care Edited by Craig M. Klugman and Pamela M. Dalinis This volume initiates a much-needed conversation about the ethical and policy concerns facing health care...

Role of Health and the Health Sector in Place-Based Initiatives for Young Children


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Health Matters: The Role of Health and the Health Sector in Place-Based Initiatives for Young Children Commissioned by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, this report focuses on the growing interest in...

Toolkit for Stakeholder Collaboration and Youth Promotion


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Get Youth on Board!: A Toolkit for Stakeholder Collaboration and Youth Promotion This toolkit is based on an integrated and participatory approach aimed at bringing together governmental and...

Special Journal Issue on Health Promotion


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Journal Critical Public Health Focuses Special Issue on Health Promotion The Special Issue “Health promotion: still going strong?” (Volume 18, Issue 4 2008)  has taken the opportunity of the...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Intervention


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New Study Shows Community Physical Activity Programs Are Cost-Effective Community-based physical activity interventions designed to promote more active lifestyles among adults are cost-effective in...

Promoting Healthy Public Policy through CBPR: Ten Case Studies


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New report, “Promoting Healthy Public Policy through CBPR: Ten Case Studies” available from PolicyLink This report is the product of a collaboration between the School of Public Health at...

New Report: Measuring Skills for the 21st Century


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Measuring Skills for the 21st Century: Education Sector Leaders in government, business, and higher education are calling for today’s students to show a mastery of broader and more...

1st Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts


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The 1st Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts:  1993 to 2008: The Conflict Resolution Education Connection This national report documents significant highlights and events over a...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, UC Green’s Spring Tree Plantings


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UC Green is ready for spring tree planting! Two Saturdays: April 25 & May 2 Planting time: 9am – 12pm Locations: to be determined We are waiting to find out from Fairmount Park how many of...

Youth Commission seeks to fill vacancies


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Youth Commission seeks to fill vacancies The Philadelphia Youth Commission is looking for individuals to fill four vacancies.  Appointments to the Commission are made by local district...

volunteers needed, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


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Tax campaign needs volunteer tax preparers Impact Services is recruiting volunteers interested in helping economically disadvantaged people increase their wealth and keep the money they earn for its...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: National Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference


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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROGRAM PROPOSALS February 16, 2009 Submission Deadline National Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference June 25-27, 2009 DePaul University – Chicago, IL The...

Call for Proposals: International Partnerships Institute


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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP INSTITUTE “Reciprocal Partnerships: Transforming Higher Education and Community for the Future” May 18 & 19, 2009; Portland, Oregon Registration: $200 CALL...

Call for Papers: AIDS Education and Prevention


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Call for CBPR Papers for Theme Issue of AIDS Education and Prevention Journal – Deadline: April 1, 2009 AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal issues a Call for Papers for a...

Call for Proposals: New Directions in American Health Care


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Call for Proposals for New Directions in American Health Care- Deadline: February 27, 2009 Hofstra University will host a two-day conference on Thursday and Friday, March 11-12, 2010: “New...

Epidemiologic Research Conference: Race and Class Inequalities in Health


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Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research, “Race and Class Inequalities in Health” June 23-26, 2009 Anaheim, CA The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) was established in 1968 as a forum...

Grant Opportunities

Champions in Action Award


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Citizens Bank seeking Champions in Action Citizens Bank, in partnership with NBC10, and Greater Philadelphia Cares, is looking for nonprofit organizations doing outstanding work in the community....

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation


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Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social Change Projects (Deadline: Ongoing) Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was established in 1985 through a donation of stock in Ben & Jerry’s...

Wireless Innovation Challenge


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Vodafone Americas Foundation Launches Wireless Innovation Challenge Deadline: February 2, 2009 The Vodafone Americas Foundation (), part of the mobile telecommunications company’s global family...

Saucony Run For Good Foundation


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Saucony Run For Good Foundation Offers Funding for Children’s Running Programs Deadline: June 13, 2009 Established to help end childhood obesity by providing financial support to nonprofits...

Women’s Sports Projects: GameChangers Competition


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Nike and Changemakers Invite Women’s Sports Projects for GameChangers Competition Deadline: February 11, 2009 Nike () and Ashoka’s Changemakers () have partnered to launch...

21st Century Museum Professionals Grant


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Institute of Museum and Library Services Calls for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications Deadline: March 16, 2009 The Institute of Museum and Library Services () is calling for...

Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved


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Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved (R21) – Deadline: May 15, 2009 – The ultimate goal of this funding opportunity is to solicit exploratory/...

Health Disparities Research at Minority Serving Institutions


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NINR AREA for Health Disparities Research at Minority Serving Institutions (R15) – Deadline: February 25, 2009 – The purpose of the NINR Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for...

Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health


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Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R03) – Deadline: February 16, 2009 – This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social...

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment


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Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) – Deadline: February 1, 2009 – The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to promote innovative research to enhance the quality...

Miscellaneous

Youth Service America Project Planning Webinars


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Youth Service America will present a series of service project planning webinars. These web presentations will walk through the nuts and bolts of planning and implementing a highly successful service...

Technical Assistance Call for Learn and Serve grants


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Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides support to schools, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations that engage...

Petra Foundation Award: Human Rights Heroes


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Petra Foundation Invites Nominations of Human Rights Heroes Deadline: February 12, 2009 Since 1988, the Petra Foundation () has worked to identify and honor “unsung heroes” who deserve...

Call for Materials: Promoting Oral Health in Schools


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Call for Materials: Promoting Oral Health in Schools – Deadline: Open The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center is producing a resource guide focusing on oral health promotion and...


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