The week of

April 27, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Peer Networking for Out-of-School Time staff


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The Out-of-School Time Resource Center Invites you to attend the April Peer Networking Meeting for Out-of-School Time (OST) Staff WHO Philadelphia-area OST staff are invited to enjoy a light meal...

KIPP Philadelphia Charter School’s Open House


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You are invited to KIPP Philadelphia Charter School’s Open House “Building a Better Tomorrow” We are excited to invite you to KIPP Philadelphia Charter School’s Open House,...

Town Hall meeting on Immigration in Philadelphia


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Small business is the economic backbone of Philadelphia. From corner groceries to clothing stores, Philadelphians rely on the goods and services provided by entrepreneurs — and many of those...

Discussion on Domestic Violence


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TANGLED UP IN A WEB OF… When’s enough, ENOUGH?? Y Stay??? “Cause they LUVS me” Father’s Day Rally Committee in Collaboration with The Beat and WRNB & Makuu Presents… Ask...

Responses, Risks and Adaptation to Climate Change


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Responses, Risks and Adaptation to Climate Change WHAT: Faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are holding a one-day symposium to inform the Penn community, the media and the public about the...

Childcare Provider’s Showcase


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Calling all Vendors! Calling all Childcare Providers! If you are a vendor or provider and you have a service or product you would like to showcase, please call as soon as possible to reserve your...

Film Screening: Food, Inc.


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Come to a FREE screening of Food, Inc. a new film by Robert Kenner, featuring Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan Upcoming screenings will be held in the following cities: Seattle, WA – April 30...

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Open House


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ACCEL Community Cyber Program Open Enrollment Begins April 2009 Open House: May 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm. 107 Long Lane, 3rd Floor, Upper Darby, PA 19082 Come and learn about the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter...

Mothers in Charge Helping Hands Week


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MOTHERS IN CHARGE TO HOLD HELPING HANDS WEEK AT THE TROLLEY CAR DINER During The Week of Monday April 27th thru Sunday May 3rd Monday-Friday 7 am -9 pm and Saturday & Sunday 5-9pm Mothers In...

New Resources

Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues


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Facing the Future is pleased to announce the release of Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues. This two-part math resource engages students in learning foundational algebra and...

After-school Materials from the National Institutes of Health


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New Partnership = Downloadable After-school Materials from the National Institutes of Health Huge strides in the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! movement over the past year mean more...

New Report: The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools


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New national report on the economic impact of the educational achievement gap on US economy The extent to which a society utilizes its human potential is among the chief determinants of its...

New Stimulus Tracking Website: Education Recovery and Reinvestment Center


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Your free, one-stop shop for education issues under the stimulus Learning Point Associates has refined the tools on its Education Recovery and Reinvestment Center site to serve the education...

New Report: Bullying and Violence in Schools


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Evolving an understanding of bullying A new report from the Association of Childhood Education International has practical steps that teachers can follow to implement anti-bullying programs and stem...

New Report: Educational and Economic Conditions in America’s Largest Cities


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Some easing of the dropout crisis A new report from America’s Promise Alliance shows that while the nation’s dropout rate is abysmal — one in four of all American kids fails to...

Blog Post on social determinants of health


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In a commentary for The Huffington Post April 23, Jim Marks, senior vice president and director of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Group, considers health reform, discusses the...

New Book: Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy


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Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy By Ronald Labont Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically...

New Book: Service-Learning for Diverse Communities


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Service-Learning for Diverse Communities: Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners By Kerry L. Purmensky, University of Central Florida Kerry Purmensky details a highly effective...

New Book: Guide for Shaping Your School’s Culture


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Guide for Shaping Your School’s Culture By Terrence E. Deal, Kent D. Peterson In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and...

Measures of the Food and Physical Activity Environments


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Journal Supplement Examines Measures of the Food and Physical Activity Environments The supplement to the April 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports on research in food...

Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education


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US Dept of Education Launches Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education The Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has released The Action Guide for...

New Web Resource On Health Equity


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New Web Resource On Health Equity Rooted in a commitment to health equity, this website is designed to serve as a resource for understanding and overcoming those patterns of social inequality that...

Presentation available: Building Faculty for the Engaged Campus


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“Building Faculty for the Engaged Campus” Presentation Available Online At this month’s Association of American Colleges & Universities Conference on Shaping Faculty Roles in a Time of...

Peace Media Clearinghouse


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THE PEACE MEDIA CLEARINGHOUSE – A NEW Resource for Peacemakers visit and – Find documentaries, films, shows, podcasts, songs, video games, and other multimedia about peace and conflict...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

New Science Teacher Academy


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Amgen/NSTA: New Science Teacher Academy The New Science Teacher Academy is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and...

Call for Contributions: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities


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Call for Contributions to the Prevention Institutes Paper for IOM’s Roundtable on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Deadline: Ongoing Prevention Institute is preparing a paper for the Institute...

Call for Proposals: Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) Annual Conference


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The North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) Annual Conference November 4-7, 2009 St. Paul, MN Announcing the 2009 annual international conference. Mark your...

2009 Assessment Institute: Special track for Civic Engagement


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2009 Assessment Institute: Special track for Civic Engagement October 25-27, 2009 Indianapolis, IN About the Institute The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and...

31st Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference


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31st Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference October 8-11, 2009 University of Alabama OUR MISSION The Association for Integrative Studies is an interdisciplinary professional...

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media


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Third Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media August 11-13, 2009 Atlanta, GA The third National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media sponsored by...

E. F. Schumacher Lecture Series


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We are pleased to announce the speakers for the Twenty-Ninth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures: Bill McKibben, Benjamin Barber, and Alisa Gravitz.  The lectures are scheduled for October 17th in...

Florida Institute on Service-Learning & Engaged Scholarship


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Only five days left before registration prices increase and our special rate with the hotel expires — both on October 31, 2008. For more information please visit This conference is open to...

Grant Opportunities

CVS: Caremark Community Grants


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CVS: Caremark Community Grants The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting children with disabilities; programs focusing on health and...

Graffiti Hurts National Grant Program


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The Graffiti Hurts National Grant Program This program aims to help communities kick-start or add to local graffiti prevention programs. Grant funds may be used for one-time projects with the...

Hispanic Health Services Research


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US Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services Call for Grant Proposals for Hispanic Health Services Research Deadline: June 24, 2009 The purpose of the Hispanic grant program is to implement...

Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention


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Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy (R03) Deadline: June 16, 2009 The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by...

Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective


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Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective Deadline: May 8, 2009 CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled, “Addressing Asthma from a Public Health...

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program


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Solicitation Announcement National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program Seeks Proposals The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applicants to submit proposals from...

Award for Open Source Software Projects


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Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration Invites Nominations of Open Source Software Projects Deadline: May 15, 2009 The Program in Research in Information Technology of the Andrew W. Mellon...

Youth Literacy and Back-to-School Grants


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Dollar General Accepting Applications for Youth Literacy and Back-to-School Grants Deadline: May 22, 2009 Dollar General annually offers support for youth literacy and school programs in areas served...

ING Run For Something Better


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ING Announces Grants Program for School-Based Running Programs Deadline: June 1, 2009 Global financial institution ING and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education have launched the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program


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The Philadelphia Teacher Residency (PTR) program, a teacher preparation program to retool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals to teach math and science in Philadelphia...

High School Interns, Penn Coalition for Representative Democracy


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The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD) is looking for rising juniors and seniors in high school to serve as interns at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia...

Intern, Food Retail and Agriculture, Urbane Development


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Intern Job Description – Food Retail and Agriculture AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Urbane Development is a community and economic development firm, located in Philadelphia, PA, working with urban communities...

Miscellaneous

Free Webinar Invitation: Summer of Service


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Free Webinar Invitation: Summer of Service: Get Involved! Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3pm Eastern Time Please RSVP to elainel@ by Friday, May 1 Call-in and login instructions will be provided in advance to...

Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement


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Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement The University of Pittsburgh has launched a new initiative called the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic...

PeaceJam Webinar Training


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PeaceJam Webinar Training: Be certified in the PeaceJam Ambassadors Curriculum which is designed for youth ages 14-19 and can be implemented in school, after-school, or community settings! For more...

Teacher Summer Externships focused on Sustainability


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Summer 2009 Externship Fellowship Description: Educators interested in incorporating issues of sustainability into their teaching are invited to apply for one of three MSP Fellowships to engage in an...

KaBoom Playground Webinars


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Are your members interested in building playgrounds or advocating for the cause of play, or learning more about how they can work with young children? If so please allow us to offer you a free...


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