The week of

October 12, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Environmental Justice and Climate Change Conference


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Energy Justice Network, Sierra Student Coalition, and the KEY (Keystone Environmental Youth) Coalition will host an environmental justice and climate change conference on October 24 & 25th in...

Technical Assistance Workshop for AmeriCorps funding


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PennSERVE is pleased to announce its training and technical assistance workshop being offered for those interested in the 2010-2011 Request for Applications for AmeriCorps funding.  The workshop...

Latino Children’s Health Conference


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Family Services presents Latino Children’s Health Conference Latino children are at high risk for diabetes mellitus, dental caries, asthma, and mental health issues. They often lack health...

Public Input sought on Parks and Recreation merger


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City seeks input on merger of parks, recreation Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis has invited Philadelphians to participate in “a conversation” on the merger of...

Marketing and Communications Workshop for Nonprofits


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Bucks workshop on nonprofit marketing set The Bucks County Center for Nonprofit Management is offering a workshop on Braving the Marketing/Communications  “”: Special Events, Websites,...

Open Discussion on Budget Crisis and Child Care


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OCDEL’s Dichter to hold county meetings The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning will be hosting community meetings with Harriet Dichter, OCDEL Deputy Secretary,...

Philadelphia Development Partnership Business Skills Course


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PDP offers business skills course The Philadelphia Development Partnership is offering a 10-week business skills course designed to teach the fundamentals of running a small business. The course...

Education Forum at Fleischer Art Memorial


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Fleisher Art Memorial hosts educational forum The Fleisher Art Memorial will host an educational forum with Louis Massiah, founder and executive director of Scribe Video Center, on Friday, October...

How to Avoid Foreclosure


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Foreclosure prevention training planned A free training forum on How to Avoid Foreclosure will be presented by Philadelphia Legal Assistance and hosted by the Kinship Institute at Turning Points for...

Community Impact Training Institute


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Community Impact Training Institute Trainings. Register online now for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Center for Youth Development fall trainings. Space for trainings is limited, so register...

Promising Practices Extra Learning Opportunities Conference


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March 9-11: The 5th Annual Promising Practices Extra Learning Opportunities Conference. Save the date for this conference sponsored by the PA Department of Education in conjunction with the Center...

Introduction to Nonprofit Boards of Directors


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November 10: Introduction to Nonprofit Boards of Directors. In this Regional Foundation Center workshop Sharon Wilson, Esq., former head of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law’s...

National Career Academy Coalition Conference


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November 1-3: National Career Academy Coalition Conference. NCAC is returning to Philadelphia for its 12th Annual National Conference. Join hundreds of others as they honor the 40th Anniversary of...

Foundations 101


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October 13: Foundations 101. This is an introductory overview of the basics of grant research and Regional Foundation Center resources. It is FREE, but registration is required and space is limited....

Serving Students with Special Needs


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October 22: Peer Networking Meeting – Serving Students with Special Needs. Meet OST staff, share challenges and victories, exchange resources, and develop new relationships in an informal...

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable


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October 15: Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable. Explore issues related to college preparedness with a network of professionals from non-profit and campus-based college prep programs, university...

Communication that Leads to Action


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Goodman returns for workshop on nonprofit communication Andy Goodman is coming back to the Free Library of Philadelphia to present a workshop on effective nonprofit communications Goodman says that...

Creating Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits


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Workshop reviews strategies for sustainable funding The Riva Group at Merrill Lynch will host a presentation and interactive discussion on Creating Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits on October 14th....

New Resources

New Online Health Database


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New Online Database Features Nutrition, Physical Activity, Early Childhood, Tobacco and Healthy Communities Resources The Commission has created a comprehensive database listing experts,...

A New Generation of Apprentices


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TASC September eNews: A New Generation of Apprentices The latest e-newsletter from The After-School Corporation focuses on a new approach to after-school programming for high school students:...

Summer Learning Programs and Approaches for Economically-Disadvantaged Children


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Report describes characteristics of effective summer programs Effective summer programs can reduce summer learning loss among low-income youth, a leading cause of the achievement gap between...

PA Pre-K Counts Annual Report 2008-2009


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PA Pre-K Counts releases Year 2 outcomes The newly released PA Pre-K Counts Annual Report 2008-2009 demonstrates the success of the PA Pre-K Counts program for Pennsylvania families for Year 2....

Coming of Age for Delaware County


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Delco Foundation launches county “Coming of Age” site Hundreds of nonprofit service organizations that need volunteers and learning institutions such as colleges, universities, high schools,...

New Census Data shows increase in poverty in PA


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[posted from United Way’s What Matters Newsletter] PA only one of 7 states with increasing poverty Pennsylvania is among only seven states that saw an increase in the number of people thrust...

Helping Students Navigate the Path to College


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Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do, William G. Tierney, et al., National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute for Education...

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making


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Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making, Laura Hamilton, et al., National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute for Education...

New Report: How Financial Supports Can Improve Postsecondary Success


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Work Less, Study More & Succeed How Financial Supports Can Improve Postsecondary Success September 29, 2009 By Viany Orozco Nancy K. Cauthen Even though more of today’s young adults are...

User’s Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning


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A User’s Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes...

Moving English Language Learners to College- and Career-Readiness


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Moving English Language Learners to College- and Career-Readiness. This American Youth Policy Forum issue brief explores effective educational models for serving English Language Learners (ELLs) in...

Special Journal Issue: Economic Justice, Labor and Community Practice


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Economic Justice, Labor and Community Practice, is the theme of a recent Special Issue of the Journal of Community Practice – Vol. 17, Nos. 1-2, edited by Louise Simmons and Scott Harding, both of...

Call for Papers: Community Development Approaches to Public Health


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CALL FOR PAPERS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES TO IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH A special issue of Community...

New Guide: Supporting Foster Youth Transitions to Adulthood


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Municipal Action Guide to Help Cities Support Foster Youth Transitions Supporting Foster Youth Transitions to AdulthoodNLC and its YEF Institute have published a new Municipal Action Guide on...

Partnerships Classifieds

Board Members needed, PA Association for Environmental Educators


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Pennsylvania Association for Environmental Educators: Board Members. PAEE is looking for qualified individuals to fill two vacant board of director positions. Applicants for Membership Director...

Tutors needed, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School


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YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is looking for dedicated volunteers to donate at least one hour each week to tutor high school students. This after school tutoring program will assist...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Student Posters, PA Nutrition Education Conference


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The PA Nutrition Education Network invites you to present a poster at the PA NEN annual meeting April 27th and 28th at Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA! This poster session at the...

Call for Proposals: Continuums of Service Conference


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The Western Region Campus Compact Consortium is now accepting proposals for the 13th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, March 31 – April 2, 2010 in Portland, Oregon! This year’s...

National Nursing Centers Consortium Conference


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Conference highlights nurse-managed centers The National Nursing Centers Consortium will hold its 8th annual conference, Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Disruptive Innovations for Comprehensive Care,...

Annual Development Banking Conference


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The 2009 NCIF Annual Development Banking Conference is fast approaching and will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on November 4th and 5th, 2009.  Early registration has been extended...

Grant Opportunities

Women’s Way Turning Point Prize


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WOMEN’S WAY and Women for Social Innovation are excited to announce a call for applications for the Turning Point Prize. The Turning Point Prize is being offered by Women for Social Innovation,...

Do Something Grants


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Do Something Awards to Honor Young Social Change Activists Deadline: December 15, 2009 Since 1996, Do Something has honored some of America’s best young “world-changers” (age 25 and...

Powered by Service Seed Grants


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Powered by Service Offers Funding to Seed Youth-Led Service Projects Deadline: Open Usher’s New Look, a nonprofit organization founded by entertainer Usher Raymond IV that supports...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Preview Day for Eastern’s Urban Studies Department


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The Urban Studies Department at Eastern University has an upcoming Preview Day and Online Information Session coming up. I was wondering if could be included on your site and email blast? The Urban...

Family Services Manager, Child Care Information Services Northeast


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Child Care Information Services Northeast – Family Services Manager, Receptionist. Child Care Information Services (Northeast Philadelphia)  is looking for a Family Services Manager.  This...

Manager, Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program


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Disability Rights Network – Manager, Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time Manager for its Protection and...

Housing Coordinator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos


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Congreso is seeking a Housing Coordinator for its Neighborhood Family and Development Services division.  This individual will be responsible for the direct supervision, coordination, and...

Data & Evaluation Training Coordinator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos


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Congreso – Data & Evaluation Training Coordinator Congreso de Latinos Unidos is seeking a Data and Evaluation Training Coordinator who will be a member of its Quality Assurance...

Career Navigator, Center Foundation


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The Center Foundation – Career Navigator The Center Foundation is seeking a full-time Career Navigator for a new career-focused mentoring and job coaching program aimed at assisting young...

Work Readiness Specialist, Arbor


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Arbor is seeking a Work Readiness Specialist.  This position will assist with workshops, motivational/attitudinal courses, life skill training as well as training for skills related to job readiness...

In-School Youth Coordinator, Arbor


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Arbor – In-School Youth Coordinator Arbor is seeking a Youth Coordinator to supervise education assistance services for youth in school.  The Youth Coordinator will provide in-depth guidance...

Crisis Hotline Manager, Contact Greater Philadelphia


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Contact Greater Philadelphia – Crisis Hotline Manager Contact Greater Philadelphia, is seeking an energetic self-starter to manage the Main Line office of its telephone crisis hotline service....

Miscellaneous

Out-of-School Time Professional Development survey


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The Out-of-School Time Resource Center, through funding from the William Penn Foundation, is conducting a citywide out-of-school time (OST) professional development (PD) needs assessment.  Your...

Participatory Policy Analysis: Achieving Systems-Level Change through CBPR


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Register Today for October 21st Educational Conference Call on “Participatory Policy Analysis: Achieving Systems-Level Change through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).”  The 5th...

Connecting Your Community to Financial Education


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Connecting Your Community to Financial Education: An Introduction to the Connecticut Money School Web Seminar, 10:00AM EDT, Wednesday, October 14th In April 2009, the Connecticut Association for...


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