The week of

April 13, 2009

PHENND Events/Activities

Course Development Institute


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Course Development Institute The School District of Philadelphia is ramping up the quality and academic rigor associated with the state-mandated “Senior Project.” PHENND has been asked by...

Other Local Events and Workshops

University-Assisted Community Schools as an Effective Strategy for Education Reform


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The Netter Center for Community Partnerships presents National Conference on University-Assisted Community Schools as an Effective Strategy for Education Reform, K-16+ June 3, 2009 University of...

Community Youth Gallery Opening


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WHAT COMMUNITY MEANS TO ME: A GALLERY OPENING FEATURING WEST PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENT ARTWORK You are cordially invited to join students from West Philadelphia public schools for a...

Youth Safety Symposium


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PA Health Dept. sponsors youth safety symposium The Pennsylvania Department of Health is holding a series of symposia throughout the state to increase efforts to promote and enhance youth safety in...

Workshops for Career Changers


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Urban League offers career change workshops Are you ready for a career change? Join the Urban League of Philadelphia for a presentation on E-mc2, a Temple University program for professionals looking...

Community Resource Fair in Abington


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Federation Kehillah sponsors community resource fair The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillah of Old York Road will offer a hand-up to those who are affected by today’s...

Bridging the Generation Gaps in Black Communities


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A House United: Empowered youth. Empowered adults. Empowered communities. Bridging the generation gaps in Black communities to get all of us what we need. •    Young folks and young adults can...

4th Annual Entrepreneurship Week


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From April 20 – 25, Empowerment Group will host the 4th Annual Entrepreneurship Week! This campaign is designed to celebrate Philadelphia’s small businesses, connect existing and aspiring...

Stroud Water Research Center’s Teacher Summer Institute


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Stroud Water Research Center’s Teacher Summer Institute Why would Longwood Gardens encourage insects on their plants?  How can you work with natural cycles to get wholesome food?  How can you...

Annual Urban Nutrition Initiative Benefit Dinner


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UNI Teens present: Eats and Beats 2009 Annual Urban Nutrition Initiative Benefit Dinner Saturday, May 9th 5:30-8:30pm sharp Calvary Center at 48th St. and Baltimore Ave. The UNI teen chefs, builders,...

Growing the Grange: Skill-Building Workshops for the Urban Farmer


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Growing the Grange SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS for the Urban Farmer Friday, May 22, 2009 starting at 8:30am at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Register: A skill-building, hands-on...

New Resources

PA Plan for using Stimulus funds in education


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State issues plan for education stimulus funds The Rendell Administration plans to use $418 million of the state fiscal stabilization dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in school...

State Report Card on Child Homelessness


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State report cards on child homeless published America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness, published by the National Center on Family Homelessness, provides...

New Report: English Learners in the Aftermath of Policy Change


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English-only instruction rule doubles the dropout rate A new report profiled in The Boston Globe has found that in the wake of a voter-approved law change six years ago that requires all students be...

New Report: Teaching and America’s Future


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With the retirement of baby boomers, ‘collapse’ of the teaching profession Articles in The New York Times and USA TODAY are calling attention to the April 2008 report from the National...

Stimulus Funds and Youth Work


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From Youth Today “How to Get Stimulus Money” Youth Today has posted the latest information about how organizations can apply for the various streams of funds through the American Recovery...

Summer of Service (SOS) Resource Center


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New Federal Funding for Summer Service Programs! Last week, Congress passed legislation for an expansion of national service including $20 million for Summer of Service (SOS) programs, an initiative...

New Report: Insuring Healthy Births


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Maternity Care Coalition is gearing up to promote our latest report and are looking to spread the word about the report and our rally on May 4th in Harrisburg.  We are looking for women to speak at...

New E-Journal: Solidarity, Sustainability, and Nonviolence (SSNV)


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The E-Journal of Solidarity, Sustainability, and Nonviolence (SSNV) is launching a new series on education for sustainable development. This is the link: To get started on this new series, you are...

New Book: Bringing Buildings Back


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Bringing Buildings Back Bringing Buildings Back, by NHI Senior Fellow Alan Mallach, which was published by the National Housing Institute and distributed by Rutgers University Press, is the leading...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, Northwest University Scholars


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Northwest University Scholars Students will be introduced to the important academic, social and interpersonal skills that they need to make the transition from middle to high school, with an eye on...

Legs Against Arms seeks volunteers


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Legs Against Arms seeks volunteers Legs Against Arms, a 5k run/walk to take place at LaSalle University on Sunday, April 26th beginning at 8:30am, is looking for groups and individuals that can lend...

Voting monitors needed for May 19 primary


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Voting monitors sought for May 19th primary On May 19th, Philadelphians will be voting for District Attorney, City Controller and several other important local offices, and the Committee of Seventy...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Promoting Positive Child and Youth Development: Thriving in Tight Times


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University of Pittsburgh School of Education Summer Institute Positive Child and Youth Development: Strategies for Promoting Relationships and Activities in Tight Times ANNOUNCING SUMMER INSTITUTE...

Spotlight on Prevention Practices


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Spotlight on Prevention Practices are regional forums designed for public and private child serving systems administrators and mangers involved in the design and implementation of community based...

2009 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools


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BreakAway ABCs Join the Break Away staff and alternative break leaders from colleges and universities across the country for a week that is sure to enrich your alternative break program and expand...

Call for Presenters: Academic Service Learning K-16 Summer Conference


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4CR 2009 Summer Conference – July 14-16, 2009. Call for Presenters – Deadline April 30, 2009 The Campus/Community Consortium of the Capital Region (4CR) is pleased to announce the First Annual...

Pennsylvania Rural Health Conference


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17th Annual Pennsylvania Rural Health Conference June 2-3, 2009 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, PA Policy to Practice: Mission Possible As rural health care advocates, it is...

Education Law Conference


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KEYNOTES THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX-Panel of education leaders with interests in law and education including New York’s Urban Assembly Schools, the University of California at Irvine (home of the...

National Low Income Housing Coalition Policy Conference


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The National Low Income Housing Coalition Policy Conference While much attention, appropriately, has been on the plight of foreclosed homeowners, we’ve only recently begun to focus on the...

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference


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Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference The National Vacant Properties Campaign will host its second conference in Louisville, Kentucky from June 1 through June 3. This event couldn’t be more...

Grantseeker Training Institute


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Register today for the Grantseeker Training Institute in New York, Monday through Friday, April 20-24. In a single week, you can update your grantseeking strategy to meet current economic challenges....

Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture Education


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Registration is now online for the 3rd National Conference on Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture Education, July 15-17, 2009 The Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) is proud to...

Grant Opportunities

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for first time homebuyers


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United Way offers homeownership IDAs United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is looking for proposals from community agencies to administer Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for first time...

2009 Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards


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2009 Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards applications available With the support of the Harry Chapin Foundation, the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards program distributes cash grants ($7,000 maximum...

Academic Enrichment Grants


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McCarthey Dressman Foundation: Academic Enrichment Grants The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve...

2009 Community Food Projects


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The 2009 Community Food Projects Request for Applications (RFA) is finally out! The deadline is May 13, so it’s important to start working on your proposal very soon, if you haven’t already done...

Violence Prevention and Intervention Grant


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American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Violence Prevention and Intervention Grant Deadline: June 1, 2009 The American Psychological Foundation, the giving arm of the American...

Regional Community Health Grants Program Targeting Obesity and Health Literacy


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Aetna Foundation Announces Regional Community Health Grants Program Targeting Obesity and Health Literacy Deadline: May 30, 2009 and November 1, 2009 Through its Regional Community Health Grants...

Greenways Grants


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Conservation Fund Accepting Applications for Greenways Grants Deadline: June 30, 2009 The Conservation Fund, in partnership with Eastman Kodak and the National Geographic Society, provides small...

Pedestrian Safety grants for neighborhoods


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Funding Available for Neighborhoods to Improve Pedestrian Safety Deadline: May 29, 2009 The Highway Safety Research Center has funding available for up to ten communities or neighborhoods to pilot...

Project Ignition Driver Safety Projects


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Project Ignition Invites High School Students to Create Driver Safety Projects Deadline: June 30, 2009 Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm, Project Ignition invites...

Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition


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Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Staples Launch Annual Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition Deadline: April 17, 2009 Ashoka, a world community of social entrepreneurs, and the Staples Foundation for...

Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools grant


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The 2009 application for Pennsylvania’s Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools grant program is now available! Applications are due May 13, 2009 and are available at the PA Department of Agriculture’s...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Policy Fellow Job Description, Sustainable Business Network


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[emailed 4/9/09] Policy Fellow Job Description The Policy Fellow will support the Sustainable Business Network and the Green Economy Task Force Policy Committee’s public efforts through research on...

AmeriCorps VISTA: Membership/Buy Local Philly Coordinator, SBN


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[posted 4/9/09] AmeriCorps VISTA: Membership/Buy Local Philly Coordinator The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia seeks someone to fill the role of AmeriCorps VISTA –...

Educational Coordinator, Sustainable Business Network


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[posted 4/9/09] Educational Coordinator Job Description The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia seeks someone to fill the role of Educational Coordinator. SBN helps local,...

Summer Youth Garden Coordinator, Urban Nutrition Initiative


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[posted 4/8/09] Summer Youth Garden Coordinator, Urban Nutrition Initiative Qualifications •    Extensive farm/ garden experience/knowledge of how to grow food •    Experience working with...

Miscellaneous

Webcast: Green Jobs and Low-Wage Workers


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Webinar discusses development of green jobs The Urban Institute is sponsoring an audio webcast called A New Safety Net for Working Families: Green Jobs and Low-Wage Workers, on Tuesday, April 21st...

Webinar series on impact of stimulus on nonprofits


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United Way offers webinar series on impact of stimulus on nonprofits Passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act presents both challenges and opportunities for community-based organizations...

Engaging and Empowering Students from Underrepresented and Underserved Populations to Succeed in School


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Live, Online Professional Development Opportunity: Being – Strategies for Engaging and Empowering Students from Underrepresented and Underserved Populations to Succeed in School. Tuesday, May...

Summer Institute for Research on Race and Wealth


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Summer Institute for Research on Race and Wealth July 2009 The Howard University Center on Race and Wealth invites applications for its 2009 Summer Institute.  The Summer Institute is a four week...

Chase Community Development Competition


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Chase Community Development Competition Opens for Students and Not-for-Profits Deadline: September 18, 2009 (Project Abstract) Chase, the consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase...


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