The week of

July 13, 2009

PHENND Events/Activities

Quarterly PHENND Meeting


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Quarterly PHENND Meeting – Asset Development Focus Thursday, October 1 9:00AM – 12:00 PM MacAlister Hall 6th Floor, 33rd & Chestnut Streets, Drexel University The Quarterly PHENND...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy


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Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Returns to Philadelphia! Founded in 2001, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national organization created to strengthen the next generation of...

Fundraising Workshop Series


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Summer fundraising series offered The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is presenting a series on the Essentials of Fundraising this summer. The series will...

West Philadelphia: Building a Community


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West Philadelphia: Building a Community July 7 – October 11, 2009 On view at the Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA-West Philadelphia: Building a Community opens...

Philly Fellows Welcoming Reception


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Philly Fellows hosts welcoming reception The fourth annual Philly Fellows welcoming reception, introducing the new set of fellows to Philadelphia, will be held on Monday, July 27th.  Speakers...

Special Education focused bilingual training for parents and educators


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HUNE offers bilingual special education training Philadelphia HUNE is offering free bilingual (English and Spanish) special education training sessions for parents and caregivers.  Participants will...

Money Talks workshop for women entrepreneurs


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Workshop offers money management help to women The Women’s Business Development Center offers Money Talks,  a workshop on managing personal and/or business finances.   The event will be held on...

Project Forward Leap Open House


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Project Forward Leap hosts open house Project Forward Leap will host an Open Day on Friday, July 30th. Project Forward Leap is an educational enrichment program for at-risk students who have been...

Strawberry Mansion Day


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Sponsorships sought for Strawberry Mansion Day The Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, along with Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clark, are looking for sponsorship for the Fifth...

Free Seminar on CyberTeaming


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The Institute for Educational Excellence and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Delaware Valley Innovation Network presents Overview The CyberTeaming for Life Sciences seminar is a two day...

United Way’s 365 Days of Caring Briefing


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LIVE UNITED: 365 Days of Caring For the past 17 years, United Way’s Days of Caring volunteer participation rates have continued to steadily increase. In an effort to take advantage of that caring...

Women’s Business Development Center: FastTrac Growth Venture


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Women’s Business Development Center: FastTrac Growth Venture WBDC Offices at 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124. Every Tuesday from July 14 – August 25 , 2009 @ 9:30AM – 4:30PM....

Business Boot Camp 2009


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Business Boot Camp 2009 The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street, August 3 – August 7, 2009 @ 9AM-5PM Business Boot Camp engages 100 youth in five days of rigorous training in business,...

Dancing With The American Bandstand Stars


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Dancing With The American Bandstand Stars The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street, Home of the Original American Banstand Studio.  Wednesday, July 15 @ 5PM We need your HELP! The Enterprise Center...

Ed Bacon Student Design Competition


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brown green An urban sustainability design challenge focusing on the Gray’s Ferry Crescent in South Philadelphia Presenting the Fourth Annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition Presented by...

New Resources

New Book: Introduction to U.S. Health Policy


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Introduction to Health Policy: The Organization, Financing and Delivery of Health Care in America By Dr. Donald A. Barr Home to the world’s most advanced medical practices, the United States...

New Report: Putting Women’s Health Care Disparities on the Map


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Report Explores Differences in the Health Experiences of Women Across the Nation and by Sate Putting Women’s Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the...

New Report: Paid Sick Days Health Impact Assessment


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New Research Confirms Public Health Benefits of National Paid Sick Days Law Guaranteeing workers the chance to earn paid sick days would significantly improve the nation’s health, according to...

New State Report on After School Programs


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State report confirms value of after school programs A report issued by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly recommends the creation of a Statewide...

New Book: Free Labor: Workfare and the Contested Language of Neoliberalism


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[posted to Comm-Org listserve] I would like to let you know about my new book, Free Labor: Workfare and the Contested Language of Neoliberalism (U. Chicago Press, 2008). It is an analysis of efforts,...

Publication: Community Investments Online


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The Green issue of Community Investments is now available online.  This Green Issue highlights ways in which developers, investors, and grassroots organizations are seeking to address environmental...

2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congree


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Federal report emphasizes family homelessness New research published by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development indicates the need for greater emphasis on family homelessness in federal...

New Report: The Economic Crisis and Community Development Finance


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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Center for Community Development Investments recently published a state of the community development finance industry working paper. The Economic...

New Website for Philadelphia Zoning Updates


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Website campaigns for city zoning code reform The When We Fix It Coalition, organized to reform Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code and cumbersome development approval process, has announced , a...

New Report: State budget cuts will cause unemployment


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Research group says state cuts = higher jobless rate A Pennsylvania state budget based entirely on cuts will accelerate state job losses and delay any economic recovery in the state when the...

Partnerships Classifieds

Grant Reviewers Needed for HHS


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Opportunities to Review Grants for US Department of Health and Human Services Three agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services are seeking grant reviewers through online...

Call for Peer Reviewers, HUD’s Office of University Partnerships


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Annual Call For Peer Reviewers, Office of University Partnerships, US Department of Housing and Urban Development Peer Reviewers are sought for their onsite review August 10–15, in Washington, , as...

volunteers needed, Back on My Feet Race


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Back On My Feet 20in24 race next weekend On July 18th and 19th, over 2,000 runners, volunteers, and supporters will gather at the Schuylkill River Running Loop for the largest 24-hour race in...

Student desks available


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SHARE has hundreds of student desks available The SHARE Food Program is distributing a donation of 500 student desks to faith organizations, community centers, nonprofits and individuals for only $5...

Devereux seeks bilingual raters for ECE assessment tool


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Devereux seeks bilingual raters for ECE assessment tool In 2008, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children published the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers.  It is now...

24th Police District National Night Out seeks Resources


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National Night Out was started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, based in Pennsylvania. The first event was put on by 400 communities in 23 states, numbering an estimated million...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Book Submissions: What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask


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Call for Book Submissions: Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask Deadline: July 21, 2009 Lee Mun Wah is seeking contributions to the book entitled “Let’s Get...

National Environmental Public Health Conference


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National Environmental Public Health Conference October 26-28, 2009 Atlanta, GA This year’s conference, Healthy People in a Healthy Environment, aims to improve the nation’s environmental...

New England Regional Minority Health Conference


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New England Regional Minority Health Conference From Disparities to Equity: The Power to Make Change October 14-16, 2009 Providence, RI On October 14, 15 & 16, 2009 the New England Regional...

Health Equity: Through the Cancer Lens


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American Cancer Society’s 2009 Disparities Conference Health Equity: Through the Cancer Lens July 28-29, 2009 Las Vegas, NV Health Disparities Health disparities are differences in the incidence,...

Call for Programs: Women Growing Sustainable Communities


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Call for Programs 2009 Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference: Women Growing Sustainable Communities Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference Wilson College October 3, 2009 8 – 3 The Cumberland...

Grant Opportunities

Community Participation in Research


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Community Participation in Research (RO1) Deadline (Letters of Intent): April 14, 2010 This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research,...

Reaching Underserved Elderly and Working Poor


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Reaching Underserved Elderly and Working Poor in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Deadline: August 3, 2009 The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 ( No. 111-8) provides funds for the...

Children, Youth and Families at Risk Research and Evaluation Grant


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Children, Youth and Families at Risk Research and Evaluation Grant Deadline: July 27, 2009 The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, US Department of Agriculture announces the...

CHIP Outreach Funding


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Feds offer funding for CHIP outreach The US Dept. of Health & Human Services is offering small outreach and enrollment grants for faith and community organizations or consortia of those groups of...

Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation


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Foundation supports children with special needs The Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation was founded to provide financial grants for structuring, developing or modifying special-needs...

Stimulus funds available for out-of-school youth programs


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Stimulus funds available for out-of-school youth programs The Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, a subcommittee of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, will release a...

Grants for Keeping Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets Together


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American Humane Offers Grants for Keeping Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets Together Deadline: Open Recognizing both the urgent need to protect domestic violence victims from further abuse and...

Ronald McDonald House Charities


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Ronald McDonald House Charities Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants to Improve Lives of Children Deadline: September 4, 2009 (Letter of Inquiry) Ronald McDonald House Charities annually provides...

Teaching Tolerance Grants Program


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Teaching Tolerance Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) The Teaching Tolerance Grants Program, administered by the Southern Poverty Law Center, offers grants to pre-K-12 educators for projects designed to...

Jenesis Group Grants


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Jenesis Group Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) The Jenesis Group offers grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, education, and social entrepreneurship. The Foundation...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Director of Agency Services, Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA


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Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA – Senior Director of Agency Services. MHASP is seeking a Senior Director of Agency Services.  The position will directly supervise all division...

Site Director, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia


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BREAKTHROUGH OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA SITE DIRECTOR, ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY POSITION  ANNOUNCEMENT AND JOB DESCRIPTION Founded in 1995 as Summerbridge, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a...

Development Associate, Gesu School


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Development Associate Gesu School Development Office ABOUT GESU Gesu School is an independent Catholic elementary school serving 460 neighborhood children in North Philadelphia.  A former parish...

Miscellaneous

Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award


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NYLC awards shine a spotlight on exemplary leaders from across the service-learning movement and nurture the leaders of the future. Most awards are presented annually at the National Service-Learning...

SEPTA Seeks youth for Youth Advisory Council


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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is now seeking candidates for its new YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL SEPTA is searching for dedicated young adults to serve on a council connecting high...

Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award


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NLC Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award Nominations Due September 28 National League of Cities is inviting nominations for its Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group...


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