The week of

September 14, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Understanding and Managing Wetlands


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Understanding and Managing Wetlands Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, September 30  9 – 4 Curtis W. Helm Arborist, Environmental Consultants, Inc. Anne Brennan...

Open House for SCORE Volunteers


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SCORE Big for Small Business Share your experience to help build small businesses. Consider becoming a SCORE volunteer and using your knowledge, skills, and business savvy to counsel small business...

Just For Men: Increasing Male Involvement in Education


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Office of Parent, Family, Community Engagement & Faith-Based Partnerships PARENT UNIVERSITY PRESENTS “Just For Men: Increasing Male  Involvement in Education” (Fathers & Sons) SAVE THE...

Forum for Childcare Workers


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FALL FORUM OF CHILDCARE WORKSHOPS CADCOM/MICRO-ENTERPRISE RESOURCE CENTER 113 E. Main St. Norristown, Pa. 19401 610-277-6363 September 21, 2009 10:30-12pm            Children’s Health...

2009 Global Tastes Benefit


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2009 Global Tastes Celebrating Philadelphia’s Diverse Communities through Food to benefit Nationalities Service Center ENTERTAINMENT BY: Peter Tang’s Chinese Emsemble DATE: Wednesday,...

Second Saturday Gardening Series


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PENN STATE PHILADELPHIA MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT THE SECOND SATURDAY GARDENING SERIES 2009-2010 JOIN US October 10, 2009 Orchid Specialist Stuart Hughes – Growing Orchids under lights...

Philly Plays Scrabble


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What’s an eight letter word meaning fun for everyone nine to 90? Scrabble!   October is Philly Plays Scrabble month, the After School Activities Partnerships and the Free Library of...

Career Wardrobe Boutique’s Grand Opening


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The Career Wardrobe, a WOMEN’S WAY Community Women’s Fund grantee, is proud to announce the September opening of The Wardrobe Boutique. The Wardrobe Boutique is an upscale women’s...

Homework Help for DelCo students


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Thank you for all of your interest in the SAT and ACT preparation classes at the College Access Center. Unfortunately, both the SAT and ACT classes are full at the moment. However, we are accepting...

BuildGreen 2009


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As you know, green buildings are a huge part of the solution to many sustainability issues from land use planning, resource conservation, energy efficiency, and climate change, and they also have a...

Commission to Build a Healthier America Field Hearing


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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America Co-Chairs Mark McClellan and Alice M. Rivlin invite you to attend the Commission’s second field hearing, on October 2nd in...

New Resources

New Report: The Importance of Peer Learning for Teachers


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A high-quality teaching tide lifts all boats In a study to be released in October in American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, researchers found that high-quality teachers had a “spillover...

Innovation Spotlight Series for Community-Based Service-Learning


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National Service-Learning Partnership Presents the Innovation Spotlight Series Youth Service California and the National Service-Learning Partnership invite you all to participate in the Innovation...

Simulating Congressional Action in the Classroom


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SIMULATING CONGRESSIONAL ACTION IN THE CLASSROOM During The Dirksen Center’s annual Congress in the Classroom® workshop — — participants are asked to introduce the lesson plans,...

Temple Students Review Greenworks


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Temple Students Review Greenworks The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability was excited to learn that local students in Temple University’s Building Information Technology Skills (BITS) summer...

PhillyNeighborhoods website


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ISCV Completes Comprehensive Update of Web Site The web site has undergone a comprehensive update/upgrade. Here are the changes: * Reorganization of home page to provide faster access to...

Service Learning Trainer’s Toolkit


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Introducing the Service Learning Trainer’s Toolkit: Tools for Building High Quality Standards-Based Service Learning Professional Development Think outside the box with the Service Learning...

Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project


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Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project, Mizuko Ito, Heather Horst, et al., The MacArthur Foundation, November 2008. This white paper summarizes the...

New Report: Peer-to-Peer Lending and Community Development Finance


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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Center for Community Development Investments has published a new working paper exploring the potential community development finance implications of...

Arcademics Educational Tools


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Like you, we’ve been gearing up for the fast approaching school year.  It seems the summer has flown by at record speeds, but between backyard barbeques and the family vacation we’ve...

New Tax Data on Brookings’ PolicyMap


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Brookings’ EITC Interactive tax return data are now available on PolicyMap.  Visit to map a variety of indicators for tax years 2000 through 2006 at the ZIP code, city, county, metro area, state,...

Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Serving Communities, Revitalizing the Nation


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The Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the release of Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Serving Communities,...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer Position: Coordinator for Mentor Program at Parkway NW High School


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Volunteer Position: Coordinator for Mentor Program at Parkway NW High School for Peace & Social Justice The mentor program was started a few years ago by concerned individuals who wanted to...

Policy Intern, People’s Emergency Center


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Policy Intern/People’s Emergency Center People’s Emergency Center (PEC) nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. We are committed to increasing equity and opportunity...

Volunteers needed, Philadelphia Marathon


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Be a Philadelphia Marathon Volunteer Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 21 Be part of the Philadelphia Marathon, a world-class athletic event! Be among some two thousand volunteers on hand...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Middle School Association Annual Conference


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NMSA 36th Annual Conference & Exhibit NMSA09 • November 5–7, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana Plan now to attend the largest and most comprehensive middle level professional development opportunity...

Call for Submissons: Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference


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Call for Papers for the 68th MPSA National Conference, April 22 – 25, 2010, Chicago Proposal Submission Deadline: October 9, 2009.   Please remember to submit a proposal to present at the...

Partnerships That Work: The Challenges and Successes of Sustaining Campus/Community Collaborations


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Register now for the NYCC/PACC Conference:  “Partnerships That Work:  The Challenges and Successes of Sustaining Campus/Community Collaborations”, October 21-23 at the Chateau Resort in...

Asset Building along U.S.-Mexico Border


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FABN 2009 Annual Conference, October 20th and 21st, El Paso, TX The Frontera Asset Building Network in partnership with the Border Philanthropy Partnership will host its Annual Conference in El...

Greening of the Campus VIII


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The Greening of the Campus VIII conference and expo in Indianapolis, Indiana (September 20-23) is just around the corner. AASHE and Ball State University are making final preparations and want to be...

Partnering for Success: The Keys to Effective Service-Learning


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Partnering for Success: The Keys to Effective Service-Learning October 23-24, 2009 Medaille College A service-learning conference with individual presentations, community based workshops, panel...

STEM Education Research Designs


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STEM Education Research Designs: Conceptual and Practical Considerations for Planning Experimental Studies Workshop III: Summative Convocation Workshop Theme: Scientific Research in Education Monday,...

Grant Opportunities

Kresge Foundation Announces Two New Health Initiatives


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Kresge Foundation Announces Two New Health Initiatives The Kresge Foundation has announced two new granting opportunities to directly support community health organizations working to address the...

Knight Foundation News Challenge


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Innovative Digital Projects Invited for 2010 Knight News Challenge Deadline: October 13, 2009 The Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, seeks innovations...

Responsible Sports Community Grant program


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Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Grants Available to Help Fund Youth and School Sports Programs Deadline: November 30, 2009 Responsible Sports, a philanthropic program of insurance company Liberty...

Philly Fellows seeks Host Agencies


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We’re excited to announce that we’ve begun the process of recruiting a new group of host agencies to become part of the fellowship for 2010-2011.  Host agencies get matched with a...

ReStore Retail Incentive Grants


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It is with great pleasure that The Merchants Fund announces the availability of $500,000 for ReStore Retail Incentive Grants (RRIG) Round 2.  TMF will present a request for proposals on 16 September...

D2D US Savings Bond Pilot


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Request for Proposal: D2D US Savings Bond Pilot (Tax Season 2010) D2D Fund is pleased to announce the fourth year of its tax season Savings Bond pilot test (for tax season 2010).   A Request for...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

After School Group Facilitator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos


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After School Group Facilitator Act. Leaders are responsible for working with their supervisors to develop and implement lesson plans for elementary school or middle school aged youth 5 days per week...

Love 2 Serve Teacher, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education


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Love 2 Serve Teacher Job Description Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (“Ashe”), a long-standing nonprofit organization in the City of Philadelphia, is in search of a highly organized,...

Miscellaneous

State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award


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Now accepting nominations for the 2010 State Farm® Service-Learning Champion Award. State Farm supports service-learning as a teaching method that enhances the academic achievement of students while...

Housing Assistance and Repairs for Seniors


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Housing Assistance and Repairs for Seniors Low-income Philadelphia homeowners, age 60 and over, may apply for free repairs and modifications through PCA’s Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program...

Property Maintenance/GED Program


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Orleans Technical Institute Recruiting Out-of-School Youth for Property Maintenance/GED Program Orleans Technical Institute, a program of JEVS Human Services located at 2770 Red Lion Road in...

Educating for Sustainability in K-12 Schools


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EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN K-12 SCHOOLS WEBINAR The webinar will be held on November 5, 2009 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. To request registration information contact @ Join us for...

Nonprofit 911: Your Best Email Campaign Ever


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With Labor Day behind us and your white shoes tucked neatly back into your closet, your focus should be shifting from summer days of planning to autumn late nights dedicated to fall and holiday...


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