The week of

June 29, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Free Writing Workshops for Youth


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Writing opportunities for youth! Summer 2009 Workshop Schedule Enroll your student in exciting, thought-provoking, and challenging writing workshops led by established and emerging Philadelphia...

College Application Workshop


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Attention 10th and 11th graders!! College admission grows increasingly competitive every year. Let an experienced college prep coach show you how to develop a package of application materials that...

North Broad Street Senior Center Open House


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North Philly Senior Center hosts open house The North Broad Street Senior Center will host an Open House and Senior Resource Expo on Wednesday, July 15th. The Open House is an opportunity for seniors...

Youth Employment and Green Jobs to a Graying Workforce


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Forum on economic opportunities planned On Wednesday, July 15th, United Neighborhood Centers of America will sponsor an issue forum on economic opportunities for families called Youth Employment and...

Network for New Jerseys Afterschool Communities


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The NJSACC : The Network for New Jerseys Afterschool Communities, November 13th and 14th, 2009 @ The Marriott Princeton Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal in Princeton, NJ All current ...

Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit


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Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit 2009, by Innovation Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., October 5-6, 2009. Welcome to the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit 2009! Entrepreneurs,...

Philippe Bourgois presents new book Righteous Dopefiend


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Penn Professor Philippe Bourgois Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 Presenting: Righteous Dopefiend “Righteous Dopefiend” is an anthropological and photographic study of the world of homelessness and drug...

Fellowship Farm Family Fun Day


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Bring the kids! Bring the neighbors! Bring your family! Great Food! Live Entertainment! Games and Prizes! Activities for the Kids! Plus….Did You Ever Pet a Llama? Well you can at…...

Ruddie Youth Foundation


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Ruddie Youth Foundation seeks new applicants The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation aims to identify and disseminate innovative and effective programs for helping underprivileged youth reach their full...

Workshop: How to plan a low-budget documentary


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Scribe sets workshop on planning a low-budget documentary Scribe Video Project is sponsoring an intensive workshop designed for people who want to work in small-format video (DV, miniDV and HDV). ...

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia visitor days


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Breakthrough Philadelphia holds visitor’s days Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a six-year academic program that builds a path from middle school to college for low-income students from...

Effectively Promoting Mentoring: A Communications Framework


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Intensive mentor recruitment training offered MEE Productions will present a two-session marketing and recruitment workshop for volunteer mentors, Effectively Promoting Mentoring: A Communications...

Linking Food Production and Distribution with Food Security


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Save the Date – Bridging the Pennsylvania Network: Linking Food Production and Distribution with Food Security The PA Association of Regional Food Banks, the PA Department of Agriculture...

New Resources

2008 Review of Campus Sustainability News


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AASHE Digest 2008 Now Available American Association for Sustaianability in Higher Education has released AASHE Digest 2008 (pdf), which documents the continued rapid growth of campus sustainability...

Expanding Opportunities for After School Physical Activity


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New from :  Expanding Opportunities for After School Physical Activity This policy brief presents recommendations from the Youth Activity Policy (YAP) project funded by Kaiser Permanente, Northern...

Briefs: Implementing High-Quality Youth Programs


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From Child Trends: Implementing High-Quality Youth Programs Three new Child Trends briefs present research findings and effective strategies to implement high-quality out-of-school time programs. ...

New Report: Benefits of Expanded Learning Opportunities for Older Youth


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We are pleased to announce the release of a new American Youth Policy Forum publication, Learning Around the Clock:  Benefits of Expanded Learning Opportunities for Older Youth, which profiles 22...

Draft of new Philadelphia Parks plan


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City issues draft of new park goals The Commissioner of Philadelphia’s new Department of Parks and Recreation, Michael DiBerardinis, has released a draft statement of the vision, mission and goals...

New Website to connect volunteers with opportunities


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United Way launches new website to boost area volunteerism In an effort to advance the common good and strengthen nonprofits throughout the region, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has...

New Article: Community Organizing in Britain


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The sociology journal, City & Community, has just published an article from my research on the Citizens Organising Foundation in Britain, a sister network to the Industrial Areas Foundation...

Partnerships Classifieds

Agency projects sought for 2009 Days of Caring


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Agency projects sought for 2009 Days of Caring United Way’s annual Days of Caring is a special service project event that builds partnerships between United Way, nonprofit agencies, community...

State launches “Get Help Now;” needs professional volunteers


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Rendell launches “Get Help Now” volunteer effort Governor Ed Rendell has launched the Get Help Now, Pennsylvania volunteer initiative to provide financial and legal help to the many...

Internship Mentors, Mastery Charter Schools


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Mastery Charter Schools is seeking mentors to participate in its Internship Program, which challenges students to connect academic and personal skills to real world experiences. Through these unpaid...

Volunteers needed, Tabula Rasa Project


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THE WATERFRONT GROUP FOUNDATION Presents “Tabula Rasa Project” ABOUT OUR WORK The Waterfront Group Foundation (WGF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Philadelphia area residents...

Villanova looking for service sites


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Villanova volunteers looking for September service sites Volunteers from Villanova University are looking for service sites for student and faculty volunteers for a day of service on Saturday,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Institute on Youth Philanthropy


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Upstate Institute at Colgate University will host three day discussion of Youth Philanthropy July 15-17, 2009 The Upstate Institute at Colgate University will provide an opportunity for primary,...

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life


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Culture, Crisis and Recovery, ninth annual conference by Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, New Orleans, La., October 1-3, 2009. Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public...

Creative Entrepreneurship and Education in Cultural Life


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Creative Entrepreneurship and Education in Cultural Life, by the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department and the Arts Entrepreneurship Center of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Ill.,...

Grant Opportunities

Tom’s of Maine’s 50 States for Good initiative


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Tom’s of Maine provides grants for positive community change Tom’s of Maine’s 50 States for Good initiative, will award five $20,000 grants to nonprofits focused on lasting,...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation


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Build-A-Bear grants support children’s health The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is seeking applications for its Champ-A Champion Fur Kids grants for children’s health and...

Afterschool Mini-Grants


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4-H provides afterschool grants The National 4-H Council has released an request for proposals for Afterschool Mini-Grants.   Organizations interested in 4-H funding opportunities must form a...

Elton John AIDS Foundation


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Elton John supports AIDS programs The Elton John AIDS Foundation focuses on supporting community-based prevention programs, harm reduction programs, public education to reduce the stigma of HIV and...

Fund for Better Health


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AMA encourages healthy lifestyles The American Medical Association Foundation created the Fund for Better Health to provide seed grants for grassroots public health projects that target the issue of...

HIV/AIDS Services for Women Partners of Recently Released Men


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HHS funds HIV services for women partners of inmates, ex-offenders The US Dept. of Health and Human Services has released a request for proposals for HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Services for...

Fund for a Just Society


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Unitarian fund supports social change The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address issues of social and...

13th annual IMPACT grants


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Glaxo SmithKline offer 13th annual IMPACT grants Glaxo SmithKline has opened the competition for its 13th annual IMPACT Awards to nonprofits providing access to healthcare for the underserved.  Up...

Early Head Start Expansion


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New stimulus funds benefit Early Head Start The US Administration for Children and Families is offering funding for new grants as high as $5 million to support the enrollment of additional children...

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


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Another Grant Announcement: Reaching Underserved Elderly and Working Poor in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is soliciting applications to...

Community Living Programs, Administration on Aging


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Grant Opportunity: Community Living Programs, Administration on Aging The Administration on Aging will award Cooperative Agreements to assist State Units on Aging.  The grant is meant to strengthen...

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants


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NEA: Learning & Leadership Grants NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants are given to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public...

LEGO Children’s Fund


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LEGO: Grants for Early Childhood Education and Development The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide grants for collaborative programs, either in part or in total, to organizations that focus on...

Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Grants


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Grants Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research are national programs that support research to identify...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Assistant, Women’s Business Development Center


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[posted 6/27/2009] Women’s Business Development Center – Executive Assistant. The Women’s Business Development Center seeks a highly motivated Executive Assistant to the President.  The...

School Director, Youth Empowerment Services


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[posted 6/27/09] Youth Empowerment Services – School Director. Youth Empowerment Services is seeking a School Director for the Center for Art, Media and Communication, a new credit recovery...

Lead and Assistant Art Instructors, West Philadelphia High School Summer Bridge Program


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[emailed 6/29/2009] Mural Arts Program, Art Education Department Lead and Assistant Art Instructors, West Philadelphia High School Summer Bridge Program Description: Mural Arts Program is partnering...

Grant Writer/Program Manager, LGBT Health Program, Drexel


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Drexel University School of Public Health – Grant Writer/Program Manager, LGBT Health Program. The Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health at the Drexel University School of...

Miscellaneous

Campus and Student Sustainability Leadership Awards


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American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education is inviting applications and nominations for our 2009 Awards program. All award winners will be announced at Greening of the Campus in...

2009 Youth Leadership Development Academy


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Registration Deadline Extended for Fellowship Farm Leadership Academy! 2009 Youth Leadership Development Academy August 9-14 ~ Sponsored by The Comcast Foundation with additional support from the...

American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute


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American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute: Year-long Scholarship The American Management Association (AMA) and Leader to Leader Institute scholarship program assists...


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