The week of

February 2, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Youth Career Exploration Day with SEPTA


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Conference of Minority Transportation Officials/Philadelphia Area Chapter Presents 4th Annual Youth Explosion! CAREER-MINDED Students Grades 9 through 12 are INVITED to PARTICIPATE IN AN INFORMATIVE,...

Bright Ideas Business Workshop


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Bright Ideas Business Workshop Wednesday, February 18th | 6:00pm-8:00pm Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (corner of 3rd & Fairmount) FREE and open to the public This...

Legal Workshop for Small Businesses


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Legal Workshop Thursday, February 12th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden Street FREE and open to the public Empowerment Group is excited to join Carole...

Art Installation and Lecture: Zoulikha Bouabdellah


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Video and installation artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah will visit Haverford College Tuesday, February 3, as part of a series of public lectures by artists sponsored by the College’s Center for...

Delaware County Environmental Summit


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4th Annual Delaware County Environmental Summit Sponsored by Sea Grant and DCCEC “Environmental Education in the County” Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Free to the Public –...

The Institute: Service-Learning & Civic Engagement


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Online Registration Closes Soon! The Institute: Service-Learning & Civic Engagement The Institute provides opportunities to examine service-learning models of success, network with...

Evening with Supt Arlene Ackerman


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The Black Alliance for Educational Options Philadelphia Chapter is pleased to present Dr. Arlene C. Ackerman, Superintendent of The School District of  Philadelphia Come out to chat and chew with...

One Survivor Remembers: An Evening with Gerda Weissmann Klein


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The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation and MAGPI are pleased to announce One Survivor Remembers: An Evening with Gerda Weissmann Klein video conference event on Monday, March 2, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30...

Successful Leadership for Nonprofit Boards


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Leadership Montco offers nonprofit board workshop Leadership Montgomery County, a leadership development initiative of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor Successful...

Religious Perspectives on Aging


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Boomervision sets religion and aging event Boomervision, a project of Coming of Age, will hold a panel and community dialogue on religious perspectives on aging, led by Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host of...

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting


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Workshop focuses on domestic violence in health care settings Laurel House and the TriCounty Community Network are offering a continuing education workshop, Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health...

Tough Times Tough Solutions Forums on City Budget


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Nutter asks for community input on budget choices The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement has announced the dates and locations of four community workshops, called Tough Times,...

Building a Structure for Sustainability


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Building a Structure for Sustainability Temple University Center City (TUCC), 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Grassroots organizations will participate in a two- three day intensive/...

New Resources

New Report: Cost of Quality Out-of-School-Time Programs


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High quality out-of-school time can play an important role in the development of children and youth. So we are pleased to tell you about three new features that can help you estimate the cost of high...

Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities


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Announcing the Publication of the Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities NOW AVAILABLE! We are very  excited to announce the release of our first guide in the Beyond the Books series!...

New Report: The High Cost of Higher Education


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PPC publishes report on college affordability Three-quarters of the jobs of the future require postsecondary education, but less than half of today’s workforce has the skills and education to fill...

New Report: The Recession’s Impact on the Safety Net in Ohio and Pennsylvania


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Study: PA safety nets needs urgent $ increase A detailed report documenting the severe impact of the economic crisis on communities in Pennsylvania has determined that Pennsylvania needs at least $...

New Website for Montgomery County information


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Montco Infolink offers service information The Montgomery County Foundation has launched a brand new and still growing web site to help in locating information about Health and Human Services in our...

Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools


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Letter from William T. Grant Foundation President, Dr. Robert C. Granger re: The Forum for Youth Investments’ report “Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools.”...

Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes tool


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NIOST Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes Tool Interactive Online training for Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes tool now available The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the...

New Report: Role of Community Colleges in Greening Workforce


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New Report on Community Colleges’ Role in Filling “Green” Jobs This may be of particular interest to afterschool allies working with older youth; particularly, those making...

New Report on Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs)


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CONSUMERS URGED TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR TAX REFUNDS BY AVOIDING QUICKIE LOANS Nearly 9 Million Refund Anticipation Loans Made in 2007; Paystub RAL Lending Returns BOSTON – Some of America’s...

New Report: Connecting Free Tax Preparation and Asset Building


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Connecting Free Tax Preparation and Asset Building: Cuyahoga EITC Coalition client study The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition commissioned Policy Matters Ohio to study two dimensions of asset building for...

National Assessment of Adult Literacy


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1 in 7 Americans is illiterate, federal study finds A new federal study finds that an estimated one in seven American adults, approximately 32 million have such low literacy skills that they would be...

New Report: Adolescent Health Services


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Report sees steep drop-off in child wellness after age 10 A major new study by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine has concluded that the system of care for tweens and teens is...

New Report: Science and Engineering Indicators 2008


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Science and Engineering Indicators 2008: The National Science Board Report This is the eighteenth in the series of biennial science indicators reports. The Science Indicators series was designed to...

New Report: College-Qualified Students Who Don’t Enroll in College


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Promise Lost: College-Qualified Students Who Don’t Enroll in College: Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) A major new policy report from IHEP that sheds new light on the barriers that may...

New Brief: School Improvement and School Turnaround


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New Forum Brief:  School Improvement and School Turnaround: Local Accomplishments Of MetLife Foundation/NASSP Breakthrough Schools You can now also watch and listen to this presentation – click...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: Service-Learning in Higher Education


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Call for Papers: Third International Symposium on Service-Learning “Service-Learning in Higher Education:  Educators, Communities, and Students” University of Indianapolis-Athens, Athens, Greece...

Call for Proposals: Social Justice and STEM Curriculum


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Deadline Extended! Developing a Good Heart in STEM:  The First Summit on Incorporating Social Justice and Service-Learning into the STEM Curriculum Pennsylvania Campus Compact and New York Campus...

Sustainability Education for the 21st Century


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The Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education and the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Educators Association are co-organizing a one-day conference on Sustainability Education for the...

Out-of-School Time Annual Summer Seminars


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National Institute on Out-of-School Time’s Annual Summer Seminars Registration is now officially open for our much anticipated, highly acclaimed, national afterschool training event of the year...

Best Out-Of-School Time Conference


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BOOST CONFERENCE APRIL 22-25, 2009 Palm Spings Convention Center Palm Springs, California We are pleased to announce that TEEN TRUTH LIVE will be facilitating a one hour General Session/Keynote on...

Women’s Equity and Employment Conference


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NAPE’s 30th Annual Professional Development Institute Arlington, Virginia March 28 – April 2, 2009 This spring, Women Work! and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity will once...

Grant Opportunities

Community Parent Resource Centers


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OSERS to fund parent resource centers The Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services of the US Dept. of Education is providing $1 million for 10 awards up to $100,000 each to support...

Domestic Violence Shelter Program


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Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Domestic Violence Shelter Program Deadline: July 30, 2009 With support from Mary Kay Inc., the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation...

Communities Creating Healthy Environments


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Funding to Help Communities Prevent Childhood Obesity Deadline: February 26, 2009 (Brief Proposals) Communities Creating Healthy Environments is a national...

Innovation Generation Grants


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Motorola Foundation Calls for Innovation Generation Grants Applications Deadline: February 15, 2009 Motorola () has opened a call for applications for the 2009 Innovation Generation Grants. The...

Women Helping Others Foundation: Education/Literacy


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Women Helping Others Foundation Invites Applications for Education/Literacy Grants Deadline: March 17, 2009 The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others () supports grassroots charities serving the...

Innovations in Education Grants


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Hewlett-Packard: Innovations in Education Grants The 2009 HP Innovations in Education grants provide funding for secondary school districts to launch innovative pilot initiatives that support the...

Partnerships in Character Education Program


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Department of Education: Partnerships in Character Education Program The Federal Partnerships in Character Education Program supports the design and implementation of character education programs...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Outreach Social Worker, Center in the Park


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[posted 1/24/2009] Center in the Park – Outreach Social Worker. Center in the Park, a nationally accredited community senior center, is seeking a candidate with a BSW/related degree for its...

Organizer, Good Schools Pennsylvania


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[posted 1/24/2009] Good Schools Pennsylvania – Organizer Good Schools Pennsylvania, a statewide grassroots advocacy organization promoting the fundamental right of all children to receive a high...

Miscellaneous

Community College Engagement Award


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Please forgive cross postings CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Community College National Center for Community Engagement wishes to celebrate outstanding campus-based service-learning and civic engagement...

Nonprofit Technology Survey


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NTEN seeks more Philadelphia respondents Several weeks ago, the Nonprofit Technology Network asked Philadelphia nonprofits to complete a survey about their Internet service.  The group is looking to...

Read.Write. Act. Virtual Conference


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This year, in order to reduce our carbon footprint and reach more participants, SCALE decided to offer our annual Act. Conference as a “virtual” event. I’m pleased to announce that...


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