The week of

July 20, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Mill Creek Farm Summer Workshop Series


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2009 SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES a partnership between Mill Creek Farm and Preston’s Paradise WEDNESDAY JULY 22 – Herbal Tinctures from the Garden 6pm @ Preston’s Paradise, 839 N....

Back to School Block Party


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District plans back to school block party The School District of Philadelphia will hold an all-day Family and Community Back to School Block Party on Friday, August 7th from 9am to 3pm.  The event...

Emergency Preparedness Workshop


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Emergency preparedness event set for N. Philadelphia The city’s Office of Emergency Management is offering a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop open to the public in North Philadelphia on Monday,...

Film Showing: New Metropolis


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First Suburbs sponsors documentary preview A New Metropolis, which will air on public television in the fall, focuses on America’s “first suburbs” – those suburban communities...

Statewide Meeting on Dropout Crisis


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PA Partnerships to convene dropout coalition Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children has scheduled an initial meeting of a statewide coalition it is convening to advance public policies to re-engage...

SmokeFree Philly workshop


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SmokeFree Philly campaign targets young women Many young women want to stop smoking but don’t know how and don’t have the support that they need. SmokeFree Philly has partnered with MEE...

Philadelphia Writing Project recruiting teachers


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To: Teachers of Philadelphia 11th and 12th grade students in public schools From: The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) Re: Senior Projects PhilWP is partnering with the Office of Teaching and...

New Resources

New Book: Identity Work in Social Movements


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[posted from Comm-Org list] From: Heather Skinner <skinn077@> IDENTITY WORK IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Jo Reger, Daniel J. Myers, and Rachel L. Einwohner, Editors University of Minnesota Press | 328...

New Book: Community Organizations and Service Learning


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Hot off the presses, the new book “The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning,” edited by Randy Stoecker and Elizabeth A. Tryon with Amy Hilgendorf, is now available...

New Report: Disparities in Early Learning and Development


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Achievement gap begins in infancy: study A new Child Trends study finds disparities between poor, at-risk children and more advantaged children as early as 9 months of age – extending prior...

New Report: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Thrive in the Emerging Economy


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TCC report profiles characteristics of sustainable nonprofits Leadership, more than budget, is a key predictor of nonprofit success and appears to be one of the most important factors in...

New Mentoring Book: The Wisdom of Age: A Staff Guide


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MENTOR releases guide for recruiting older mentors MENTOR has published The Wisdom of Age: A Staff Guide,  a handbook to recruiting and most effectively working with the growing number of older...

New program for parenting college students


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New Mommy Grads program seeks mentors Although obtaining a four-year degree is one of the best things a single mother can do for her economic well being and that of her family, most face many...

Neighborhood Stabilization and the Foreclosure Crisis


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The Latest from Shelterforce: Neighborhood Stabilization and the Foreclosure Crisis The most recent issue of Shelterforce, now available online, examines methods of neighborhood stabilization amid...

New Report: Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food


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USDA Releases Food Desert Study The USDA has recently released a report to Congress entitled, “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Desserts and Their...

New website for Sexuality Education


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SIECUS is very pleased to announce the launch of our new website   The website is based on SIECUS’ popular “mini-book,” Talk About Sex, which addresses issues young people deal with everyday...

Partnerships Classifieds

PhillyGoes2College Intern


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City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Of Education is seeking PhillyGoes2College Intern (unpaid position*) The Mayor’s Office of Education is launching the PhillyGoes2College campaign to encourage...

volunteers needed, Creative Economy Convergence Summit


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Volunteer Opportunity for Students in the Creative Industries The 2009 Creative Economy Convergence Summit will take place October 5th and 6th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Summit is an...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters: National Service-Learning Conference


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You are invited to join thousands at the premiere event for young leaders and innovative educators, The 21st Annual National Service-Learning Conference — Inspire. Imagine. Innovate! Held March...

Call for Workshops: National AfterSchool Association (NAA) Convention


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NAA invites you to Submit a Workshop Proposal for 2010 NAA Convention, April 19-21 in Washington, DC! Join thousands of afterschool professionals for the learning and networking experience of the...

Call for Workshops: Young Farmers Conference


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CALL FOR WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION PROPOSALS The Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture, December 3–4, 2009 Hosted by: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture,...

Key Nutrition Science and Policy Issues for 2009 & Beyond


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Presentations & Discussions on Key Nutrition Science and Policy Issues for 2009 & Beyond September 10-12, 2009 Boston, MA Nutrition Labeling & Scoring Childhood Obesity Vitamin D...

Call for Proposals: Western NY Service-Learning Coalition (WNYSLC) Annual Conference


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Save the Date for the 2009 Western New York Service Learning Coalition’s (WNYSLC) Fall Conference “Partnering for Success: The Keys to Effective Service-Learning” October 23-24, 2009 Medaille...

Grant Opportunities

Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants


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Tony Hawk Foundation Announces Deadlines for Skatepark Grants Deadline: October 1, 2009 The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high-quality, public skateparks in low-income...

New Relief Loan Fund for Human Service Agencies


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Kresge Foundation Announces New Relief Loan Fund for Human Service Agencies Responding to the Effects of the Economic Crisis Deadline: Open In response to the economic crisis and the impact it is...

Kids In Need Foundation


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Kids In Need Foundation Invites Innovative Learning Projects for Teacher Grants Program Deadline: September 30, 2009 The Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Grants program provides K-12 educators with...

Building Healthy Communities Grant Program


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Home Depot Accepting Applications for Building Healthy Communities Grant Program Deadline: September 15, 2009 and December 15, 2009 The Home Depot’s Building Healthy Communities Grant Program...

TD Charitable Foundation: Housing for Everyone grant


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TD Charitable Foundation Offers Grants to Support Housing Stabilization Deadline: September 4, 2009 The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank and TD Banknorth, has announced...

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program


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Applications Invited for NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program Deadline: October 30, 2009 The NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Youth...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Teaching Artists and Classroom Assistants, BuildaBridge


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Work with BuildaBridge! Open Call for Fall Program Staff The summer is officially in full swing, the 2009-10 school year will be here before we know it…and so will BuildaBridge’s...

Managing Director, Housing Association of the Delaware Valley


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Housing Association of the Delaware Valley – Managing Director. The Housing Association of Delaware Valley is the nation’s oldest nonprofit housing advocacy agency.  Founded in 1909, the...

Miscellaneous

Education Policy Fellowship Program


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The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP*) Seeks Applicants: Deadline August 2009 Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) flagship leadership program is EPFP, a 10-month in-service...

Uses of Title I for Promising Practices in Parent and Community Engagement


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FAMILY, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT NATIONAL WORKING GROUP Uses of Title I for Promising Practices in Parent and Community Engagement July 30, 2009 2:30 – 4:00 EST Once attendees register,...

National Afterschool Matters Initiative Practitioner Fellowship


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National Afterschool Matters Initiative Practitioner Fellowship 2009-2010 “It provided a professional environment for the first time where I was with like-minded individuals and provided an...

Child Welfare: Uniting Leadership, Policy, and Research to Serve Vulnerable Children and Families


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Webcast focuses on child welfare reform The Urban Institute will hold an audio webcast, Child Welfare: Uniting Leadership, Policy, and Research to Serve Vulnerable Children and Families, on Friday,...


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