The week of

March 16, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Business Start Up 101


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Business Start Up 101 Monday, April 6th | 6:00pm – 7:45pm Free Library, Walnut St. West Branch, 201 S. 40th St. FREE and open to the public Do you have a business idea but need help taking the...

Phila Young Nonprofit Leaders Board Speed Dating Event


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CALLING ALL NONPROFITS Are you a nonprofit organization, association, or board seeking passionate and energetic board members?  Board Speed Dating is coming and a qualified new Board Member could be...

Film: America The Beautiful


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America The Beautiful Wed, March 18, 2009 7:00pm Cohen Hall G17 – 249 South 36th Street A viewing of the Documentary America the Beautiful along with discussion with the director Darryl...

Options for Older and Returning Students


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What:     The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Where:   University of Pennsylvania When:    March 19, 2009, 9:00A – 11:00A Topic – Options for Older and Returning Students...

Emergency Preparedness Conference for Community-Based Organizations


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The Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health and the Chester County Health Department invite you to register for Emergency Preparedness Conference for Community-Based Organizations and...

National Liberty Museum’s Teacher Trainings


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A friendly reminder to register NOW for the Spring 2009 Teacher Training courses on Saturday, March 28th and Saturday, April 4th!  Courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Fulfill your Act 48...

New Jersey AfterSchool Conference


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May 19: NJ 21CCLCs: Soaring beyond Expectations – A Statewide Afterschool Showcase. This event is open statewide to all NJ school districts, faith based agencies, community based agencies and...

Arts in Out-of-School Time


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March 19: Peer Networking Meeting – Arts in Out-of-School Time. Enjoy this opportunity for Out-of-School Time staff to meet, share challenges and victories, exchange resources, and develop new...

Conference on Global Justice


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Conference on Global Justice Friday, April 3 – Saturday April 4, 2009 Temple University, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Main Campus Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Center for Global...

Urban Sustainability Forum: What to do in Your Community


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Urban Sustainability Forum: What to do in Your Community When: Thursday, March 19; 6:00pm Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences; 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia This program is intended...

New Resources

New Book: Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow


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Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow By Jill Friedman Fixler Expand Your Talent Pool—Attract Skilled Boomers as Volunteers: Imagine a future where nonprofits have more...

New Book: Action Research Essentials


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Action Research Essentials By Dorothy Valcarcel Craig Action Research Essentials is a practical guide born of the author’s own experience working with students in the social sciences and...

New Toolkit: Effective Translated Health Information


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New Toolkit Provides Practical Solutions for Effective Translated Health Information Clear communication is a cornerstone of patient safety and quality health care. In the United States, there are...

New Book: Idealist Handbook to Building a Better World


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I am writing to tell you about a new book that hit the bookstores this week and is already #1 on Amazon’s bestselling nonprofit books: Published by Penguin, the Idealist Handbook to Building a...

New Report: Organized Sports and Educational Outcomes


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Organized sports give at-risk youth critical support A monograph from Team-Up for Youth, which works to expand after-school sports programs for young people in low-income communities, finds that...

The Genteel Unteaching of America’s Poor


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The genteel unteaching of America’s poor Not all schooling is equal. In too many schools, too many students suffer an education of drill and memorization but are deprived of high-level thinking...

Report of the Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education


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“Coming to Our Senses: Education and the American Future,” Report of the Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education, December 2008. “‘Coming to Our...

Building Community Food Security Bits & Bytes Project


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I am delighted to announce the launch of the “Bits & Bytes” website: The Building Community Food Security with Bits & Bytes Project, in collaboration with Food Secure Canada, has...

New Book: Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame


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What a dramatic new year this is, as we turn the great wheels of Change with a capital C! In keeping with our country’s spirit, New Village is happy to release our eleventh original...

New Website: Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health


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Seeking Submissions for ! One challenge for community-engaged scholars is the lack of mechanisms for peer review and dissemination of products that go beyond manuscripts published in journals –...

Supporting Student Outcomes Through Expanded Learning Opportunities


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Supporting Student Outcomes Through Expanded Learning Opportunities. This paper from the Harvard Family Research Project looks at the role of after school and summer learning programs in supporting...

Afterschool Academies: Guidebook for Action


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Afterschool Academies: Guidebook for Action – Professional Development for Afterschool Educators. This guide is designed to help afterschool leaders develop and launch their own intensive,...

Partnerships Classifieds

Speakers Wanted, Sesame Reads


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This year Sesame Workshop will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, the single largest informal educator of children around the world. Because of this momentous occasion, the show has...

Board Members, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory


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Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory (WBF) Seeks Board Members. WBF seeks dynamic board members, invested in youth development and alternative education in the city of Philadelphia. Contact: Justin,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

2009 National LGBTI Health Summit Call for Workshop Proposals


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2009 National LGBTI Health Summit Call for Workshop Proposals Deadline: March 31, 2009 The 2009 National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Health Summit and Bi Health Summit will focus on...

Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies


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Editors and Reviewers – Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies The Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (JEAPS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed...

Integrated Pest Management in Pennsylvania Schools


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Workshop on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Pennsylvania Schools Thursday, April 9, 2009 8:30 – 3:00 PM Host: Pittsburgh Public Schools Location:  Connelly Learning Center, Pittsburgh...

Call for Papers: Journal of Intergroup Relations


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50th Anniversary Special Issue Call for Papers from Journal of Intergroup Relations The Journal of Intergroup Relations will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special issue devoted to examining...

Diversity Journey 2009: A Lifelong Journey


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Casey Family Services is pleased to announce the sixth annual Diversity Conference – Diversity Journey 2009: A Lifelong Journey. The conference will be held on April 30 and May 1, 2009 at the...

Congress in Classroom 2009


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2009 Deadline: April 15, 2009 Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in its 17th year. Developed and sponsored...

ABCD of Building Stronger Communities


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THE ABCD OF BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES AN ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP April 6 & 7, 2009 Raleigh, North Carolina 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 3313 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC Register now!!!...

Fifth Annual Regional Conference on After-School


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May 5-6: Fifth Annual Regional Conference on After-School. This year the After-school Institute’s regional conference on after school will include focus on mentoring and community schools. Early...

National Afterschool Association Convention


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April 2-4: National Afterschool Association (NAA) Convention. As one of the largest conventions in the afterschool profession, this is the best way for you to enhance your career and the programs you...

PA Association for Environmental Education Conference


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March 19-21: Pennsylvania Association for Environmental Education Conference. This conference will feature a variety of workshops featuring folk singer John McCutcheon.  Location: Entriken, PA....

10th annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference


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Please share with all your lists and mark your calendars for the 10th annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on November 6 and 7, 2009.  This year the conference will...

Grant Opportunities

Additional PACC VISTAs available


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In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce the availability of twelve (12) additional AmeriCorps*VISTA...

Comprehensive Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment Systems


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Development of Comprehensive Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment Systems for Persons Who are Homeless Deadline: April 30, 2009 The purpose of this program is to expand and strengthen treatment...

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity


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Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Targeted Areas of Need-Local Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Deadline: April 28, 2009 This program is designed to foster the development and...

Translating Research to Protect Health


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Translating Research to Protect Health through Health Promotion, Prevention, and Preparedness (R18) Letter of Intent Deadline: March 23, 2009 This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended...

Charles Lafitte Foundation


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Charles Lafitte Foundation: Grants for Education & Child Advocacy The Charles Lafitte Foundation Grants Program helps groups and individuals foster lasting improvement on the human condition by...

Local Initiative Funding Partners Program


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Local Initiative Funding Partners Program The Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and local...

Captain Planet: Grants for Environmental Education


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Captain Planet: Grants for Environmental Education Captain Planet Foundation Education Grants support hands-on environmental projects that encourage innovation and empower children and youth around...

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth


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Youth Arts and Learning. Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for projects that help youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Early Intervention Supervisor, Philadelphia FIGHT


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[emailed 3/9/09] Philadelphia FIGHT Job Description TITLE:  Early Intervention Supervisor This is an exempt position. The Early Intervention Supervisor is a supervisory position for all Early...

Professor of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University


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Professor of Community Health and Prevention – Drexel University School of Public Health The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an associate or full professor of...

After School Program Positions, Salvation Army


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[posted 3/2/09] Salvation Army/Philadelphia Citadel Corps: After School Program Positions. The Corps has several part-time openings for Assistant Teachers, Chess Club Leaders, and Tutors. Afternoon...

Youth Program Administrator, Norristown Youth Development Coalition


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[posted 3/2/09] Norristown Youth Development Coalition (NYDC): Youth Program Administrator. The Youth Program Administrator is responsible for a variety of service and management tasks as identified...

Youth Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Empowerment Group


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[posted 3/2/09] Empowerment Group: Youth Entrepreneurship Facilitator. The Empowerment Group is seeking part-time facilitators for their Youth Entrepreneurship Program.  Facilitators will provide...

Part Time Vegetable Gardener, Tyler Arboretum


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[posted 3/1/09] Vegetable Gardener for Tyler Arboretum – Part Time Background: Tyler Arboretum is a historic arboretum with 100 acres of horticultural collections and 550 acres of natural...

Natural Areas Coordinator, Tyler Arboretum


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[posted 3/1/09] Natural Areas Coordinator for Tyler Arboretum Responsibilities: The Natural Areas Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a program of restoration for an 11-acre...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Building School Support for Afterschool


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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, in cooperation with the Center for Schools and Communities, will provide a live, online session entitled, “Building School Support for Afterschool:...

Intersection of Health Disparities and Educational Disparities


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15th Annual Public Health Research Institute and Video Conference on Minority Health: Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Health Disparities and Educational Disparities June 9, 2009...

Webinar: Integrating Service Learning into an IEP


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National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is pleased to announce our March webinar on Integrating Service Learning into an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009 from...

Webinar: Recovery and Reinvestment Plans for America


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March 26: Recovery and Reinvestment Plans for America – What They Mean for Your Community’s Children and Families. Enjoy an interactive, talk show-style discussion among DC city leaders,...

Webinar: Evaluating Professional Development


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March 26: Free Webinar – Evaluating Professional Development. The National Staff Development Council’s Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a survey instrument that assesses the quality of...


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