The week of

October 5, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

2nd Saturday Gardening Series


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Join the Philadelphia County Master Gardeners for our 2009-2010 2nd Saturday gardening series Saturdays, October 10, 2009; November 14, 2009; January 10, 2010; February 13, 2010; March 13, 2010,...

7th Annual Open House & Outdoor Arts Festival


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7th Annual Open House & Outdoor Arts Festival Jen by Deborah Boardman The artists’ center, CEC (Community Education Center), presents the 7th Annual Open House and Outdoor Arts Festival,...

FinanciallyHers Workshop Series


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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW The Women’s Financial Education Program at CCCS has a new name – FinanciallyHers – and a new attitude As the year begins to wind down, it is easy...

Project Great Potential for Young Men


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THE ENTERPRISE CENTER’S PROJECT GREAT POTENTIAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM PREPARES YOUNG MEN FOR THE GREEN ECONOMY ON THE PATH TOWARD OWNING ENTERPRISES AND CREATING WEALTH The Enterprise...

My Block, My Business Advertising Competition


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The “My Block, My Business” Advertising Competition Tell us why you opened your business in Philadelphia and how it contributes to the vibrancy of your block for a chance to win up to $2,600 in...

Trauma and the Family


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Trauma and the Family: The Importance of Knowing for Consumers and Family Members The impact of a traumatic event on a family member can have a ripple effect on the entire family.   Adults and...

Heart Healthy Philadelphia


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Health fair and fitness program planned Heart Healthy Philadelphia will hold a free health fair at Dilworth Plaza at Philadelphia City Hall on Thursday, October 8th. Participants will have the...

Seminar for Nonprofits on Public Funding


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Workshop explores obtaining public funding On Friday, October 16th, the Association of Funding Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter will offer a half-day seminar for non profits organizations...

Finding Donors to Fund your Nonprofit


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Workshop focuses on finding donors JF Smith Associates will present, Introduction to Prospect Research: Finding Donors to Fund your Nonprofit Organization on Friday, October 30th. The workshop for...

Delaware Valley Grantmakers’ 2009 Fall Conference


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October DVG conference focuses on innovation Registration is now open for Delaware Valley Grantmakers’ 2009 Fall Conference – Information * Innovation * Inspiration,  being held Thursday,...

Transition Conference for Youth with disabilities


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Transitions conference for disabled youth set Moving Forward: Transition Conference for Youth in Southeastern Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9am to 4pm at the Holiday Inn,...

Working with Domestic Violence Survivors


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Domestic violence training offered The Bilingual Domestic Violence Program of Lutheran Settlement House will offer Working with Domestic Violence Survivors, a training for professionals, on Thursday,...

Women’s Business Luncheon and Opportunity Fair


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Women’s business opportunity fair planned The Women’s Business Enterprise Council will host a luncheon and business opportunity fair on Friday, October 16th. Fortune 500 corporations and women...

Financial Workshop for Seniors


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Senior center workshop examines the fine print Center in the Park is hosting a free workshop for  senior citizens on how to read the fine print. On Friday October 9th, the northwest Philadelphia...

Civic Opportunities Fair for High School Youth


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Civic engagement fair planned for students The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy will hold a Civic Opportunities Fair for students on Monday, October 12th. The expo will provide...

Congreso Latina Domestic Violence Program


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Congreso event raises domestic violence awareness On Wednesday, October 7th, the Congreso Latina Domestic Violence Program will host Open Your Eyes, an event aimed at raising community awareness...

Health, Housing and Policy Initiatives in New York City


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Our sixth annual PSCIP (Philadelphia School & Community IPM Partnership) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2009. What:  Sixth Annual PSCIP Meeting When:  Wednesday, October 21,...

New Resources

Website Upgrade: Congress.org


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A Brand New ! We’re excited to tell you about the relaunch of ! The site still has the same great tools to help you look up your Members of Congress and send them e-mail. But we’ve added...

New Book: Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research


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The link between our nation’s health and our transportation policies has never been more clear – or more vital. Equitable, opportunity-rich communities require smarter, more innovative...

New Report: Examining the Disparate Impacts of Vacant Lender-Owned Properties in Chicago


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Chicago’s communities of color face slower recovery from foreclosure crisis, says new report Lender-owned properties take 25% longer to sell than those in predominantly white communities...

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)


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Do You Need Help Paying for Post-Secondary Education? PathWays PA offers Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a matched savings program that offers financial education while helping you save for...

New Tool: DataFinder


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New Tool: DataFinder The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) created a new tool, DataFinder, which makes it easy for advocates, policymakers and others to download and synthesize data about...

New Report: State of Working Pennsylvania 2009


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Keystone report describes status of state’s working families The Keystone Research Center has released The State of Working Pennsylvania 2009, an annual checkup on the state of the economy with a...

Promise Neighborhoods planning guide


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Groups publish Promise Neighborhoods planning guide The Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America have published a planning guide to prepare for implementation of...

City of Philadelphia Homeless Prevention Program


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New city homeless prevention program starts The City of Philadelphia’s new Homelessness Prevention Program offers help to individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless as a result...

Website: Children’s Advocacy Project of Philadelphia


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Cap4Kids site shows resources for children, families The Children’s Advocacy Project of Philadelphia offers a wide variety of resources in Philadelphia for families and children on its website. The...

Leadership Philadelphia Executive Program


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The Leadership Philadelphia Executive Program is a seminar dinner series for senior executives who are new to the area or who have recently been promoted to a position with high community visibility....

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal


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New web journal to highlight regional social innovation Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, the first regional web-based journal of its kind, launches on October 14th to bring together the...

New Report: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Asset Building Strategies in Europe


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[posted to Community Development Banking listserve] This is a new publication from the new economics foundation that may be of interest to asset builders of which there should be many, if not all, on...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Institute on Service-Learning


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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Community Works’ nationally acclaimed Institute on Service-Learning which will be held at Shelburne Farms in Vermont, July 19-23,...

Call for Proposals, Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (P.A.C.E.) Conference


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Call for Proposals – Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement () Conference February 10, 2010, Elon University, Elon, NC NC Campus Compact is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2010...

Western Regional ABCD into Action Learning Gathering


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Western Regional ABCD into Action Learning Gathering, 12/7-8, 2009 To Community organizers, community builders, and resident services staff from nonprofit organizations and government: We invite you...

Call for Chapters: Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships


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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS HIGHER EDUCATION, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: CONCEPTS, MODELS, AND APPLICATIONS A book edited by Melody Bowdon, PhD (Associate Professor, Department...

Exploring the Service Learning Trainer’s Toolkit


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HELP YOUR STAFF BECOME TRAINED AND PREPARED TO TRAIN OTHERS IN SERVICE LEARNING WITH THE SERVICE LEARNING TRAINER’S TOOLKIT! TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE! Professional Development Trade Secrets:...

Educating Homeless Children in Pennsylvania Conference


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State conference focuses on educating homeless children The 2009 Meeting the Challenge: Educating Homeless Children in Pennsylvania Conference, a statewide conference, will be held October 15th-16th...

Learning from the Harlem Children’s Zone Model


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SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2009 Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, NYC CHANGING THE ODDS: LEARNING FROM THE HARLEM CHILDREN’S ZONE® MODEL Prompted and energized by the Obama...

National Housing Education Research Association Conference


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National Housing Education Research Association Conference November 1-4, 2009 Santa Fe, NM 43rd Annual Conference of the Housing Education & Research Association (HERA) Santa Fe, New Mexico Plan...

Grant Opportunities

Host an AmeriCorps NCCC team


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AmeriCorps NCCC would like to work with you to help Get Things Done! AmeriCorps NCCC is requesting proposals for its 2010 service year.  Now is your chance to take advantage of a team-based, high...

2010 AmeriCorps Grant Opportunity


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National Service Agency Announces 2010 AmeriCorps Grant Opportunity Competition Reflects Serve America Act; Up to $363 Million May Be Available The Corporation for National and Community Service has...

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation


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M. & S. Dell Foundation supports children in poverty The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s primary goal is to support and initiate programs that serve the needs of children living in...

PNC Grow Up Great Grants


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PNC Foundations supports strengthening local communities PNC Foundation has a long history of strengthening and enriching the lives of communities where PNC has offices. As part of this commitment,...

Impact100 Grant


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Impact 100 presents grant applicants workshop On Thursday, November 5th, Impact100 will hold a grant applicants workshop to fully describe its 2010 grant-making process. The organization awards...

Champions in Action award


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Citizens Bank awards Champions in Action Citizens Bank, in partnership with NBC 10, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, and Greater Philadelphia Cares, is looking for nonprofit organizations...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Liaison to Community Based Organizations, Family Services


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JOB DESCRIPTION Liaison to Community Based Organizations (CBO Liaison) I.    EMPLOYMENT The CBO Program Liaison is directly responsible to the Program Director II.    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS...

Request for Proposals: QuickBooks Workshop


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Request for Proposals: QuickBooks Workshop Empowerment Group (EG) is a nonprofit business development organization. Its overarching aims are to teach entrepreneurs according to their learning styles,...

Workforce Development Youth Advocate and Retention Specialist, Arbor


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Arbor – Workforce Development Youth Advocate and Retention Specialist Arbor is seeking a Workforce Development Youth Advocate and Retention Specialist.  The position will work with youth to...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Education for Sustainability in K-12 schools


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EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN K-12 SCHOOLS WEBINAR Join us for a presentation and discussion on the national trend occurring in K-12 schools, education for sustainability (EFS). EFS is founded on...

Student Energy Efficiency Case Study Contest


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Student Energy Efficiency Case Study Contest: Win $500! Attention students and educators! Are you currently teaching or learning about energy efficiency? Students can now enter for a chance to win...


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