The week of

June 8, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance Open House


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“The overall objective of PUFFA is to create vibrant Philadelphia communities that support access to locally grown, healthy and affordable food and safe places for physical activity and play—for...

Nonprofit Standards of Excellence Seminar


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Delco session reviews PANO standards of excellence The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Associations is sponsoring an introductory session on its Standards of Excellence on Thursday, June 25th...

Smart Choices in Challenging Times


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Tribune sponsors workshop on surviving recession The Philadelphia Tribune is presenting Smart Choices in Challenging Times on Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 2pm at PECO, 2301 Market Street. The...

Creating an age-friendly Philadelphia


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Lunch discussion explores creating age-friendly city Generation Appreciation Philadelphia will sponsor a brown bag lunch discussion, Social Capital: What it is and why it matters for creating an...

Seminar on Funding Sources


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Rep. Schwartz hosts seminars on funding sources US Representative Allyson Schwartz will host two Government, Corporate, and Foundation Research Seminars about funding sources such as the American...

Homebuyer Education Workshop


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Urban League sponsors homebuyer education seminar The Urban League of Philadelphia is sponsoring a Homebuyer Education Workshop on Saturday, June 13th from 9am to 1pm at 121 N. Broad Street on the...

Spark the Wave Leadership Training for youth


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Wave Week registration extended until July 10th. Spark the Wave sponsors leadership trainings Spark the Wave trains and empowers youth from 5th grade through college for leadership and community...

Making Home Affordable Info Session


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A meeting designed to enable housing counselors, bank lenders and servicers, and others to understand the new Making Home Affordable (MHA) program and recent experience with the program will be held...

Job Search Workshop


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Job Search Workshop: Sign Up! If you are unemployed, worried about losing your job, or a retiree planning to re-enter the job market and are interested in joining a job search support group, this...

Leading Psychologists Study the Good Life


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Leading Psychologists Study the Good Life Dr. Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology and Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford...

“Books Not Guns” Book Fair


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State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson presents “Books Not Guns” Book Fair Food! Fun! & Education! Saturday, June 20, 2009 10 AM-2:30 PM Universal Institute Charter School 1415 Catharine Street...

Info Session on Eastern’s Masters in Urban Studies


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Are you interested in bringing about social transformation in urban areas? Eastern University’s Urban Studies Department has two upcoming information sessions concerning the Master of Arts in...

New Resources

Online Toolkit on Engaged Scholarship


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The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) has recently released an online toolkit on engaged scholarship comprised of an annotated bibliography of published articles, links to online...

Educational Green Cartoon for kids


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GREENandSAVE is excited to share with you our first “green” animated cartoon designed to make learning about the environment fun and educational for children.  Follow the E-Team as they...

New Report: Delving into the Mind of Low- to Moderate-Income Savers


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Together with the D2D Fund and the National Credit Union Foundation, the Filene Research Institute is pleased to offer members of this listserv a free download of our most recent research project:...

New Report on Community-Based Dental Partnership Program


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New Report on Community-Based Dental Partnership Program! CCPH assisted the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau in writing this report which highlights the...

New Web Resource on Food Policy Councils


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We at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future have just added a section on food policy councils to our Gateway web site ().  We link to reports, journal articles, relevant organizations and...

New Book: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation


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Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation By Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr. For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality...

New Book: Community-Based Participatory Research for Health


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Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes, 2nd Edition Edited by Meredith Minkler and Nina Wallerstein CBPR has become an essential public health competency,...

New Report: State-by-State Look at Adult Health


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New Report, “Reaching America’s Health Potential: A State-by-State Look at Adult Health” Across the country, adults in every state fall far short of the level of good health that should be...

Association of American Medical Colleges 2009 Data Book


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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) releases 2009 Data Book The 2009 AAMC Data Book provides a statistical abstract of medical schools and teaching hospitals, with 86 tables of current...

Action Strategies Toolkit for Preventing Childhood Obesity


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Action Strategies Toolkit Offers Concrete Resources for Policy-Makers Working to Prevent Childhood Obesity To provide guidance on some of the best approaches policy-makers can use to make their...

New Book: The Community Development Reader


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The Community Development Reader Edited by James DeFilippis and Susan Saegert The Community Development Reader is the first comprehensive reader addressing community development. Community...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Forum on Character Education


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Plan Now for CEP’s 16th National Forum on Character Education October 29–31, 2009 Washington, DC This fall the Character Education Partnership will once again host our National Forum on Character...

Using art to navigate the intersection of oppressions


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Alternate ROOTS Annual Meeting August 11-16 Arden, North Carolina The 33rd Annual Meeting: Rebirth of a Nation: Using art to navigate the intersection of oppressions This year’s annual meeting...

Call for Papers: Life After the Financial Crisis


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The Annual Conference of the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Held in Partnership with The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia April 14-16, 2010 Conference Theme: Life After...

Practising Highly Effective Asset-Based Community Development


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Join us in Chicago September 10-12, 2009 for a training workshop titled “Practicing Highly Effective Asset-Based Community Development.” Coordinated by CommUniversity, registration begins...

Call for Articles: Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities


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Call for Special Issue on Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities Deadline: June 15, 2009 Metropolitan Universities a quarterly journal funded by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan...

Call for Papers: Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice


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Call for Papers for Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice Deadline: June 30, 2009 The journal seeks contributions from community practitioners in many fields, including community...

15th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference


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15th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference Venue: Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, British Columbia Conference Dates: October 4-6, 2009 Workshop Date: October 7, 2009 DEVELOPMENTS AND...

Public Health Today: New Strategies. New Tools.


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Public Health Today: New Strategies. New Tools. Registration is now open! Enroll today and receive $300 off regular tuition. Join us for the 18th annual Summer Institute August 10th – 14th, 2009 at...

Health Equity: Through The Cancer Lens


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The American Cancer Society invites you to attend its 2009 Conference Health Equity: Through The Cancer Lens Empowering communities. Saving lives. Health Disparities Health disparities are...

7th International Conference on Imagination and Education


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Welcome to the 7th International Conference on Imagination and Education July 15 – 18, 2009 Vancouver, Canada Harbour Centre Imagination – the Source of Creativity and Invention: build a...

Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Annual Meeting


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Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Annual Meeting to Highlight Impact of Research RWJF-supported meeting features cutting-edge research and methods training AcademyHealth’s Public Health...

9th International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement


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9th International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement October 9-12, 2009 Ontario, Canada Faculty for the Engaged Campus Co-Director Lynn Blanchard and Evaluator Sherril...

New Directions in American Health Care


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HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER presents a conference New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations From Home and Abroad With participation and support from Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and...

Call for Papers: National Conference to End Health Disparities II


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National Conference to End Health Disparities II November 3-6, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC CALL FOR POSTER AND PAPER ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS The purpose of Faces of a Healthy Future: National Conference...

Millennials Making a Difference


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Save this Date! Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education Sixth Annual Conference Millennials Making a Difference University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska September 23-25,...

Call for Papers: Masks: The online journal of law and theatre


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Masks: The online journal of law and theatre CALL FOR PAPERS Masks welcomes paper submissions to be published in the upcoming, second issue. Masks: the online journal of law and theatre is a...

Grant Opportunities

Nike’s Cash Grants program


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Nike offers grants for youth, vulnerable populations The Nike corporate giving program says it “envisions a world where the power of sport builds valuable skills: leadership, conflict resolution,...

Wal-Mart Foundation


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Wal-Mart state giving program opens Through its State Giving Program, the Wal-Mart Foundation seeks to support organizations with programs that align with its mission to “create opportunities so...

Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation


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Rosie O’Donnell Foundation supports urban youth The Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation offers support for groups providing care and educational services to low-income children located in major...

Strengthening Communities Fund Nonprofit Capacity Building Program


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Strengthening Communities Fund – Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Due Date for Applications: 07/07/2009 Executive Summary: This funding opportunity is being made available under Section...

Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants


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Looking for a way to increase participation in your programs while connecting with the larger youth service movement? Apply to be a Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day 2010 (April 23-25)! Lead...

Bringing Theory to Practice Engaged Learning Grants


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Bringing Theory to Practice: Engaged Learning, Student Civic Development and Student Well-Being Grants Deadline: Varies Proposals are requested for projects that address one of the two following...

School-Based Service-Learning Research and Development Grant


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Institute of Education Sciences School-Based Service-Learning Research and Development Grant Deadline: June 25, 2009 Through its Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning...

Funding from Healthy Eating, Active Living Convergence Partnership


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Funds for Land Use/Built Environment and Food Access Deadline: June 22, 2009 The Healthy Eating, Active Living Convergence Partnership invites local and regional grant-making foundations to submit...

Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program


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Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program Deadline: June 12, 2009 This program announcement is intended to support Statewide capacity development projects for technical...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Suburban Outreach Coordinator, Department of Public Health


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[posted 6/6/09] Department of Public Health – Suburban Outreach Coordinator. The City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health is seeking an Outreach Coordinator for its Regional Vulnerable...

Manager of Adult Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial


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[posted 6/6/09] Fleisher Art Memorial – Manager of Adult Programs. Fleisher Art Memorial is seeking a Manager of Adult Programs.  The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or...

Executive Director, Manayunk Development Corporation


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[posted 6/6/09] Manayunk Development Corporation – Executive Director. The Manayunk Development Corporation seeks an executive director with proven leadership skills and management experience to...

Multiple VISTA positions, United Way of Southeast PA


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[posted 6/6/09] United Way offers new VISTA opportunities Thanks to an arrangement with United Way of Pennsylvania, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is offering a variety of opportunities for...

Public Programs Training Manager, National Constitution Center


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[posted 6/5/09] Public Programs Training Manager Opening The National Constitution Center is seeking a Public Programs Training Manager who can provide outstanding training and leadersh ip to produce...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Diplomas Count 2009: Broader Horizons


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EdWeek webinar focuses on improving college readiness A free webinar sponsored by Education Week called Diplomas Count 2009: Broader Horizons, will take place on Thursday, June 11th from 3-4pm.  The...

Summerwork @ The Farm


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Summerwork @ The Farm (5) OREGON, WI – August 3-8, 2009 Summerwork@The Farm is a fluid, process oriented retreat/workspace that is open to anyone wishing to participate in a focused, reflective,...


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