The week of

July 6, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

NAACP Economic Stimulus Forum


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NAACP, Black Caucus to sponsor stimulus forum The Philadelphia NAACP and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will sponsor a public forum on economic stimulus efforts in Pennsylvania on Monday,...

Entrepreneurs Forum focuses on Minority-Owned Businesses


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For more than 25 years, the Fed has hosted monthly meetings of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia. On July 14, the event will focus on financing for minority-owned businesses.  Mayor...

Teaching and Learning in Out-of-School Time


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Teaching and Learning in Out-of-School Time Summer Institute July 24–26, 2009 at Arcadia University Glenside, PA Out of school time offers opportunities for learning that are distinctly different...

Issue Forum – Economic Opportunities for Families


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July 15: Issue Forum – Economic Opportunities for Families. This community forum from will present national and regional trends concerning the most compelling opportunities and challenges facing...

Out-of-School Time Resource Fair


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Save the Date. November 19 OST Resource Fair The Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) at the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a city-wide resource fair at the Free Library of...

New Resources

New Report: Promising Practices for Agencies Serving Homeless Students


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Coalition publishes best practice guide for helping homeless youth The Children’s Committee of the Family Service Provider Network has released Promising Practices for Agencies Serving Homeless...

Summer/Fall 2009 Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide


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GPUAC releases updated foreclosure guide The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition’s Community and Economic Development department has released its Summer/Fall 2009 Foreclosure Prevention...

New Report from Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board


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Half of Philadelphians lack work literacy skills: report The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board has released a new report entitled Help Wanted that documents the need for Philadelphia to take...

New Book: Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership


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The Building Movement Project is pleased to announce the release of our new book, Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership Written by Building Movement Project authors...

New Book: Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution


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[posted from Comm-Org] [ed: congrats to Doug on the culmination of this long project.] From: Douglas Schuler <douglas@> “Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication...

Toolkit for Partnering with Neighborhood Stores on WIC Food Packages


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Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) and the California WIC Association announce a new toolkit for advocates working to increase healthy food access in low-income neighborhoods: Changes in the WIC...

City of Philadelphia 2009 Summer Program Guide


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City of Philadelphia 2009 Summer Program Guide. This guide provides comprehensive information for a variety of summer educational and recreational activities provided by the City of Philadelphia....

Issue Brief: Afterschool and Pregnancy Prevention


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Afterschool and Pregnancy Prevention. This issue brief focuses on how afterschool programs help prevent teen pregnancy by encouraging good decision making and providing youth health education and...

New Paper: Case Study of Community Organizing in a Large Metropolitan Area


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[posted to Comm-Org list] Hi COMM-ORG, I am very pleased to finally be getting back on track with the COMM-ORG papers, and announcing the next paper in the queue: Linda M. Bosma, Traci L. Toomey,...

Partnerships Classifieds

Office volunteers, Center for Families and Relationships


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Counseling agency seeks office volunteers The Center for Families and Relationships, a family counseling center in Northeast Philadelphia, is looking for qualified volunteers to greet clients, assist...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

13th Annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference


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13th Annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference Dates:  October 10-13, 2009 Place: Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa Press Contacts: Andy Fisher, Executive Director, (503)...

6th Annual International Bullying Prevention Association Conference


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The Center for Safe Schools is pleased to announce the 6th Annual International Bullying Prevention Association Conference.  This year’s conference will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel,...

CCPH’s 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute


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Final Call for Applications for CCPH’s 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute, July 24-27 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.   The institute is designed for both new and experienced...

Grant Opportunities

CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund Heart and Soul Grant


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CTK Foundation sponsors grant competition The recently launched CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund is sponsoring the Heart and  Soul Grant – a national grant competition that provides the...

Ameriprise Financial Community Giving Program


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Ameriprise Financial Community Giving Program Ameriprise provides grants to nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States where its employees, advisors, and retirees live and work....

2010 Healthy Vision Community Awards


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National Eye Institute – 2010 Healthy Vision Community Awards The National Eye Institute recognizes the importance of strengthening the capabilities of community-based organizations to develop...

IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly


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IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly 100 expected grants.  IRS is authorized to enter into agreements with private or non-governmental public non-profit agencies or organizations, exempt under Section...

Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth


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Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Public Health and Science Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents (CHAT) by Utilizing a Peer-to-Peer...

Veterans Corporation: Development Grant Program


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Veterans Corporation: Development Grant Program The Veterans Corporation’s Development Grant Program supports educational and outreach organizations that help veterans pursue business...

Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program


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The Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program Grants awarded at the state and regional level to programs that have a strong impact within the communities the company serves. The program provides...

National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants Program


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National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants Program The National Gardening Association has announced that the Home Depot is returning as the Youth Garden Grants sponsor for 2010. NGA annually...

Defending Basic Freedoms Program


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Herb Block Foundation Accepting Applications for Defending Basic Freedoms Program Grants of up to $25,000 each will be awarded to nonprofits working to safeguard the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill...

Youth Engaged in STEM & Service


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IGESL SEEKING MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN PA, NY, NJ, DE FOR YESS (Youth Engaged in STEM & Service) PROGRAM Contingent upon federal funding, the YESS program will engage young people in service-learning...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Group Supervisor/Education Specialist, Sunrise of Philadelphia


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[posted 07/03/2009] Sunrise of Philadelphia – Group Supervisor/Education Specialist. Sunrise of Philadelphia is seeking a Group Supervisor/Education Specialist.  The full-time position reports...

Director of Development, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education


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[emailed 07/06/09] Director of Development Job Description Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (“Ashe”), a long-standing nonprofit organization in the City of Philadelphia, is in search of a...

Office Manager, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania


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[emailed 7/2/09] Office Manager, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania Job Description A.    Staff Support •    Play role as part of orientation team for...

Director, PA Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network


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[posted 07/01/2009] Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network: Director. PSAYDN promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy...

Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education


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[posted 7/1/09] Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education: Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs. This position will manage a significant collection of youth tennis and education programs in...

Miscellaneous

Teleconference: Building Community Capacity for Research


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Register Today for July 15 Conference Call! CCPH’s 2009-2010 educational conference call series is focused on “Building Community Capacity for Research.”  The next call, scheduled for July 15...

Conference Call on Ceasefire Program


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Ceasefire: An In-Depth Look at Using Street Outreach Workers to Stop the Epidemic of Youth Violence Thursday, July 23, 2:30 Eastern This call will provide an in-depth look at one aspect of the...


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