The week of

May 11, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle


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Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle at Jahaya’s All Natural Bath and Skin Care Saturday, May 30th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm 8138 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 FREE and open to established and...

Penn Urban Doctoral Symposium


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Penn Urban Doctoral Symposium Join us for the Sixth Annual Penn Urban Doctoral Symposium. The symposium will celebrate and share the work of Penn’s doctoral students who have completed...

Youth and Money Camp: How to Raise a Reallionaire


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The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Presents Youth and Money Camp How to Raise a Reallionaire Youth Will: •    Write a business plan and learn the meaning of a...

Youth Entrepreneurship Enrichment Program


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The Business Center for Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise and Philadelphia University Present Youth Entrepreneurship Enrichment Program Entrepreneurship and Financial Management Career...

Campus Philly Opportunity Fair


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Campus Philly Opportunity Fair Event Summary Tuesday, June 16, 2009 – Hosted By Saint Joseph’s University 12PM – 4PM In response to the economic crisis, Campus Philly is producing...

Mapping Our History Teacher Workshop


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There’s still time to sign up. Please forward widely… PhilaPlace Teacher Workshop announcement: Mapping Our History Wednesday, May 20, 4:30-6:30 PM Mapping projects allow students to connect with...

17th Annual National Associations of Local Boards of Health


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17th Annual National Associations of Local Boards of Health Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 1-3, 2009 Conference Objectives: • Improve leadership skills necessary for board of health members to...

Need In Deed Shout Out


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Shout Out — Thursday, May 21st Each spring Need in Deed celebrates and recognizes the work of students and teachers participating in NID’s Teacher Network. The event, to be held this year...

New Resources

Community Reinvestment Act: Still Relevant at 30?


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The symposium issue of the New York Law School Law Review entitled, “The Community Reinvestment Act:  Still Relevant at 30?” is now available for download free of charge at the Law Review’s...

Penn’s Urban Nutrition Initiative featured in GRID Magazine


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One of the high school students that works closely with Penn’s Urban Nutrition Initiative was recently featured in GRID Magazine. #/26 The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a...

New Report: Investing the Recovery Funds for Student Success


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Five suggestions for those federal stimulus funds The Coalition for Student Achievement, convened in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is comprised of 50 national organizations....

New Issue: Making Waves: Community Development Magazine


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The Spring 2009 edition of Making Waves has been released on-line at Find a summary of the contents below. Apologies for cross-postings. An Agenda for the Renewal of Our Communities Sherri Torjman...

New Book: Our Schools Suck


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Our Schools Suck Now look, I’m telling you. It’s not what they’re doing to us. It’s what we’re not doing. 50 percent drop out.… These people are fighting hard to be ignorant.… What the...

New Book: Pedagogies of Praxis: Course-Based Action Research in the Social Sciences


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Pedagogies of Praxis: Course-Based Action Research in the Social Sciences By Nila Ginger Hofman and Howard Rosing This book is about building public interest partnerships between institutions of...

New Website: Asset-Based Community Development Institute


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We want to notify you that the Asset-Based Community Development Institute has launched a new website, and we encourage you to visit at this new address: The old address should forward to the new...

Online Community Based Research Modules


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Online Community Based Research Modules Released The Centre for Academic and Faculty Development at Douglas College has completed the first 5 in a series of modules that are designed for professional...

New School Nutrition Resource


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New School Nutrition Resource Is Mobilizing Students to Lead New from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, empowerME@school is a free student leadership toolkit for middle and high school...

New Book: Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World


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[posted from Comm-Org listserve] From: Loretta Pyles <lorettapyles@> I would like to announce the publication of a new book on community organizing called: Progressive Community Organizing: A...

New Book: The Unhealth Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick


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[posted from Community Food Security Coalition listserv] I am humbled to share that my book, THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It is being published by...

Partnerships Classifieds

Apply to be a PennCORD Partnership School


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The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy would like to help you in your classroom. We all know that the present state of the economy is making everyone tighten up budgets and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Community Tax Coalition 2009 Conference


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Realizing the Dream: Promoting Financial Opportunity in All Communities August 31 – September 1, 2009 San Antonio, Texas National Community Tax Coalition 2009 Conference Registration is now open...

8th International Conference on Urban Health


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Call for Conference Abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Urban Health Deadline: May 30, 2009 As the world urbanizes, public health issues need to be viewed through the urban lens. From...

Call For Proposals: Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities


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Call For Proposals: Special Issue on Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities Metropolitan Universities (), a quarterly journal funded by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (),...

3rd Annual Fostering Global Citizenship in Higher Education Conference


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3rd Annual Fostering Global Citizenship in Higher Education Conference October 5-6, 2009 World Learning/SIT campus in Brattleboro, VT Participants will: Explore: global citizenship and the means of...

Essentials of Problem-Based Learning


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Problem Based Learning Workshop Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, IL June 16-19, 2009 Essentials of Problem-Based Learning: Facilitator Training, Curriculum Design, Problem...

5th Annual Symposium on Service Learning & Civic Engagement


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Symposium on Service Learning & Civic Engagement Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities for Engagement The Symposium provides a forum for scholarly discussion of issues, perspectives, and...

South Los Angeles Health and Human Rights Conference


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The First Annual South Los Angeles Health and Human Rights Conference Friday, June 5, 2009 Los Angeles, CA As the movement for health and human rights advances, its local, national, and international...

Fostering Sustainable Behaviour Workshops


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Fostering Sustainable Behaviour Workshops June 11-12, 2009 Halifax, Canada About the Workshops The cornerstone of sustainability is behaviour change. Sustainability requires individuals and...

Call for Papers: Food as Communication/Communication as Food


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Initial Call for Papers Food as Communication/Communication as Food Editors: Janet M. Cramer, Carlnita P. Greene, Lynn M. Walters, Food has increasingly become a subject for academic inquiry,...

Grant Opportunities

National Association of Elementary School Principals Sharing the Dream Grants


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NAESP/MetLife Foundation: Sharing the Dream Grants National Association of Elementary School Principals/MetLife Foundation Sharing the Dream Grants let principals test ideas about involving and...

Assets for Independence Program


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The Assets for Independence Program (AFI) is now accepting grant applications to fund asset-building programs nationwide that provide low-income individuals and families with tools they need for...

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Centers of Excellence


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National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Fund for New Centers of Excellence Deadline: June 19, 2009 The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD),...

Rosalynn Carter Institute and Johnson & Johnson Caregiving Grants


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Rosalynn Carter Institute and Johnson & Johnson Caregiving Grants Deadline: Extended to May 29, 2009 RCI/Johnson & Johnson will fund 5 additional implementation sites in 2009-2010. In this...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Nonprofit Consultants needed


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Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development is seeking consultants for our nonprofit training program. Below are the areas that these agencies are looking for...

WorkReady Summer Internships with the City of Philadelphia


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Philadelphia Youth Network WorkReady Summer Internships with the City of Philadelphia: Applications and enrollment information for the Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady Summer Internships...

Pt-time Internship, School District of Philadelphia


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The School District of Philadelphia is seeking a college part-time intern to support the Partnerships in Character Education Grant. The position involves providing administrative and organizational...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Why Are More Policymakers Supporting Community Schools?


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Why Are More Policymakers Supporting Community Schools? A Conversation with School and Local Government Leaders Join Us On Our Webinar Monday May 18th at 2pm (ET) Education is a core priority for the...

Webinar: Education for the Green Economy


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Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources and Models Join us for a national webinar “Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources and Models”, cosponsored by...


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