The week of

March 30, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series


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Du Bois and the Emancipation of Black Humanity A Lecture Series ALL LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN GLADFELTER HALL ROOM 21 GLADFELTER HALL IS LOCATED, ON TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S CAMPUS BERKS STREET BETWEEN...

Marketing on a Budget…A Very Small Budget


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Philly CarShare hosts symposium on inexpensive marketing Philly CarShare will host a free symposium, Marketing on a Budget…A Very Small Budget, on Tuesday, April 7th.  Workshop participants will...

Consequences: Zero Tolerance, Alternative Education & the Dropout Rate


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Roundtable examines strategies to lower dropout rate On Wednesday, April 1st, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and Project U-Turn will present Consequences: Zero Tolerance, Alternative...

Women’s Business Development Center workshop


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Women’s Business Development Center sets workshop The Women’s Business Development Center is sponsoring an Orientation and Business Assessment Workshop on Wednesday, April 1st from 6-7:30pm at...

Bridge Walk for Peace commemorates Dr. King


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Bridge Walk commemorates Dr. King Last year on April 4th, more than 400 people gathered in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of...

Coming Up Green: Opportunities for Jobs and Business


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GPUAC holds panel on green job opportunities The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition anticipates that Pennsylvania will receive over $250 million targeted for the Weatherization Assistance...

Strategic Restructuring for Arts and Culture Organizations


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Workshop offers advice to arts organizations on ‘strategic restructuring’ The Nonprofit Finance Fund will offer the third installment of its Managing in Turbulent Times series with a workshop on...

Greening the Post-Industrial City


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Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative is hosting a conference entitled “Greening the Post-Industrial City: Innovative Reuse of Philadelphia’s Idle Lands” on April 23rd and 24th, and I was...

Feeding a Hot and Hungry Planet


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Feeding a Hot and Hungry Planet The Challenge of Making More Food and Fewer Greenhouse Gases April 29–May 1, 2009, Princeton University As part of the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Ethics and the...

2009 Student Services Symposium: Supporting Students to Success


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Supporting Students to Success! A Student Services Symposium Agenda Highlights: • Systemic alignment of all services, supports and academic strategies • Approaches to infuse resiliency into...

2009 Citizenship Day


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DO YOU NEED HELP APPLYING FOR CITIZENSHIP? 2009 Citizenship Day Saturday, April 18 in Philadelphia additional locations Saturday in Carlisle & Sunday in Allentown Immigration attorneys and...

Lead: Putting a Public Health Menace to Rest


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College of Physicians of Philadelphia Section on Public Health Presents Lead: Putting a Public Health Menace to Rest In advance of Public Health Week, hear about the fascinating struggles to identify...

Community Healthy Homes Forum


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YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! Community Healthy Homes Forum Hosted by the West/Southwest NAC Saturday, April 4, 2009 9:00—1:00pm Community College of Philadelphia 4725 Chestnut Street...

Homeowners Assistance Rescue Project


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“HELP SAVE YOUR HOME” Homeowners Assistance Rescue Project Educating and assisting homeowners in preventing mortgage foreclosure through community efforts. Do you or someone you know need...

Bank on Philadelphia Kickoff


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Bank on Philadelphia April is Financial Literacy Month Please Join Us! Join community and financial partners from across the City for the kick-off of Bank on Philadelphia and taking the first step in...

New Resources

New Report: Depth Versus Breadth in Science Education


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“Depth Versus Breadth: How Content Coverage in High School Science Courses Relates to Later Success in College Science Coursework,” Marc S. Schwartz, Philip M. Sadler, Gerhard Sonnert,...

New Report: Still learning – reading beyond grade three


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A snapshot of American literacy In a research précis on reading development in American schools, The Center for Public Education examines “Reading beyond grade three” in its At-a-glance...

New Website: Making Home Affordable


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Website helps homeowners find mortgage assistance The US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development has launched a new website, Making Home Affordable, to help homeowners determine their eligibility...

New Study: Health Insurance Coverage in the Delaware Valley


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Study: 1 in 10 in region have no health insurance One in ten adults and close to five percent of children in southeastern Pennsylvania are uninsured, according to data released week by the Public...

New Book: Using Wikis for Online Collaboration


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Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of the Read-Write Web By James A. West and Margaret L. West How can online instructors and course designers’ instruction harness the popular Web...

New Book: Progressive Community Organizing


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Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World By Loretta Pyles This interdisciplinary textbook offers a comprehensive view of the central issues facing progressive...

Enabling Environmental Justice: Assessment of Participatory Tools


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Report Released, “Enabling Environmental Justice: Assessment of Participatory Tools” – The report from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology sets...

New Report: Out-of-School Factors and School Success


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Cumulative effects of poverty and the struggle for low-income achievement A new policy brief from Arizona State University, funded by the Great Lakes Center, details the poverty-induced physical,...

New Report: Systematically analyzing the impacts of charters


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Systematically analyzing the impacts of charters A new study by the RAND Corporation looks at charter schools in Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia, Denver, Milwaukee, and the states of Ohio, Texas,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers: Biodiversity


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Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers: Biodiversity July 12-17, 2009, Washington, DC This week-long Biodiversity Academy utilizes the museums, and other educational and scientific...

Fundraising Conference


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Baltimore Fundraising Conference April 21st & 22nd, 2009 A Private Gathering of Nonprofit Professionals By local speakers for local professionals! OEG CONFERENCES is pleased to invite you to the...

Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM) Conference


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2009 CHAM Asset Management Conference April 22 – 24, 2009, San Antonio, Texas Download event brochure and agenda (PDF, MB) Conference Description The Consortium for Housing and Asset...

Family & Community Health: Call for Community Based Participatory Research Articles


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Family & Community Health: Call for Community Based Participatory Research Articles Deadline: September 1, 2009 The interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal Family & Community Health will...

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health: Call for Papers


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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health: Call for Papers Deadline: June 30, 2009 The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a collection of papers on Asian...

Conference on the Scholarship and Practice of Engagement


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Conference on the Scholarship and Practice of Engagement University of Dayton, Dayton, OH April 20, 2009 The Scholarship and Practice of Engagement Monday, April 20, 2009 9:00am – 3:00...

Building a Global Community through Collaborative Engaged Scholarship


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12th Annual Western Region Campus Compact Consortium’s Continuums of Service Conference Building a Global Community through Collaborative Engaged Scholarship Seattle, WA April 16-18, 2009 It...

Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop


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Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers and Community Leaders Houston, TX April 10, 2009 Sponsored by the Journal of Empirical Research on Human...

Strengthen Your Organization by Connecting With Community Assets


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Strong Citizens and Effective Programs We Need Both for Stronger Communities Strengthen Your Organization by Connecting With Community Assets When? Tues & Wed. May 19-20, 2009 9:30 – 3:30...

Education for Sustainability Curriculum Design Studio


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2009 Advanced Summer Institute Education for Sustainability Curriculum Design Studio Learn how to incorporate EfS into your curriculum In this 5 day workshop participants will have the time and space...

Grant Opportunities

Environmental Grant Program


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Pennsylvania American Water Accepting Applications for Environmental Grant Program Deadline: May 1, 2009 Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, has announced that applications...

Civic Ventures Community College Encore Career Project


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Civic Ventures Invites Community Colleges to Apply for Encore Career Grants Deadline: April 24, 2009 The MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Community College Encore Career Project seeks to assist...

New Housing Research Grant Program


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MacArthur Foundation Announces New Housing Research Grant Program Deadline: April 17, 2009 (Brief Summary) The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is accepting proposals for a new...

Creative Campus Innovations Grant


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Arts Presenters Announces 2010 Creative Campus Innovations Grants to Colleges and Universities Deadline: June 30, 2009 The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the national service organization...

Peaceful Pathways: Reducing Exposure to Violence


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RWJ funds violence reduction efforts Peaceful Pathways: Reducing Exposure to Violence, a $1 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, seeks to reduce violence among vulnerable or underserved...

Quaker Go Project to Combat Hunger


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Quaker Oats Announces New Grant Program to Help Combat Hunger Deadline: Rolling Through July 31, 2009 As part of its Quaker Go Project, Quaker Oats has announced a new grant program to support people...

Green Communities Grants


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Enterprise Community Partners Opens Application for Spring Round of Green Communities Grants Deadline: April 20, 2009 Green Communities is a five-year, $555 million commitment by Enterprise Community...

Dollars for Change Grant Program


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Youth Service America Launches Dollars for Change Grant Program Deadline: April 30, 2009 Youth Service America, the YSA National Youth Council, and State Farm have announced that they are offering...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships 2009-2010


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships 2009-2010 Deadline: July 7, 2009 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships (LFP) program forges relationships between the...

EPA Cumulative Risk Assessment


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EPA Cumulative Risk Assessment Deadline: June 17, 2009 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications from...

Early Childhood Reading Grants


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Target: Early Childhood Reading Grants Target Early Childhood Reading Grants support programs like weekend book clubs and after-school reading programs that foster a love of reading and encourage...

Music Is Revolution: Mini-grants


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Music Is Revolution: Mini-grants The Music Is Revolution Foundation makes mini-grants for activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Community Advocate and Part-time Clerical Assistant, Vision for Equality


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[posted 3/28/2009] Vision for Equality Community Advocate and Part-time Clerical Assistant. Vision for EQuality is seeking a full time Developmental Disability Advocate and a part-time Clerical...

Employment Advisor and Quality Assurance Coordinator


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[posted 3/28/2009] JEVS Human Services Employment Advisor and Quality Assurance Coordinator. JEVS Human Services is seeking Employment Advisors as well as a Quality Assurance Coordinator for its...

Executive Director, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia


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[posted 3/28/2009] Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is seeking an executive director.  The organization provides a six-year academic...

Miscellaneous

Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance


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Entries Invited for Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Deadline: April 30, 2009 The aim of the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance is to propel Community Development Financial...

Child Care Teacher Award


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Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Announces Call for Teacher Award Applications Deadline: December 4, 2009 The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation created the Terri Lynne...

Nokia/YouthActionNet: Global Fellows


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Nokia/YouthActionNet: Global Fellows YouthActionNet Fellows are social entrepreneurs who participate in a week-long capacity-building workshop whose key focus is facilitating peer-to-peer learning...

Nominations Sought for Education Grawemeyer Award


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Nominations Sought for Education Grawemeyer Award Deadline: April 30, 2009 (Nomination Letter) The Grawemeyer Awards at the University of Louisville are annual $200,000 prizes given in the fields of...


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