The week of

October 26, 2009

PHENND Events/Activities

Supporting Service Learning through AmeriCorps


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PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service, Scholars In Service to PA, and the Institute for Global Education & Service Learning are pleased to present: Supporting Service Learning...

Writing to Be Heard discussion


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Join Dr. Gretchen Suess, Dr. Eva Gold, Lawrence Mahoney-Jones, and William Crosby, authors of the Writing to Be Heard papers as they discuss realities of public education in Philadelphia from the...

Other Local Events and Workshops

College Access Workshops in DelCo


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“You’re Applying Where?” Wednesday, October 28th 4:00pm – 6:00pm How do you begin your college search when there are over 4,000 two and four year colleges across the country....

Welcome for New ArtsRising Director


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To our friends and colleagues who have helped start the new, exciting arts and education initiative, ArtsRising (Arts for Children & Youth) Please join us as we welcome Varissa McMickens, the new...

Constance Clayton Lecture: Early Education Forum


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th Constance Clayton Lecture: Early Education Forum From 4:30 to 6:00 , Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room Forum Topic: Is Early Childhood Education a Realistic Strategy for Urban...

Mapping and Geographic Information Systems for Nonprofits


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Mapping and Geographic Information Systems for Nonprofits Cases and How To’s Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6:00pm – 9:00pm Buffalo Billiards (2nd floor) 118 Chestnut Street (Olde City)...

Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop


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Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis *Ask about our Non-Profit Discount* Pittsburgh: January 13th and 14th, 2010 Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport-...

SustainaFood Supply Chain Seminar


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SustainaFood Supply Chain Seminar When: Monday, November 30th; 2:30 – 6:00 PM Where: Feast Your Eyes Catering’s New Event Space at Front and Palmer Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Fee:...

Food Access and Community Development


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Food Access and Community Development A Panel Discussion Hosted by The Philadelphia Committee on City Policy Tuesday November 10, 2009 6:00-8:00 PM The Center for Architecture (1218 Arch Street,...

Youth identity in the context of urban violence


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UPCOMING EVENT: Survival and Success – Youth identity in the context of urban violence How do young people in Philadelphia perceive and process the daily violence they encounter in their...

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Happy Hour


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Join Philly EPIP for a Networking Happy Hour at Triumph You are invited to debrief after the Delaware Valley Grantmakers conference or to enjoy a few drinks and conversation with fellow colleagues....

Programs to Help the Uninsured Get Savings on Prescription Medicine


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You Are Invited to a Luncheon Briefing on Programs to Help the Uninsured Get Savings on Prescription Medicine Friday, November 13, 2009 12 Noon to 1:30pm United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania 7...

New Resources

New Report: Teaching for a Living: Voices from the Classroom


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Forty percent of America’s K-12 teachers disheartened A new report from Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates offers a comprehensive look at how teachers across the country differ in...

Parent Engagement Toolkit


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Parent Engagement Toolkit Parents and caregivers are arguably the most important stakeholders in a child’s educational success. With nearly million students dropping out of high school each...

Reimagining Service Report & Website


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Reimagining Service: Converting Good Intentions Into Greater Impact is a community and a platform to foster ideas that make an impact. It is a place for anyone who believes that volunteering is more...

Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide Summer/Fall 2009 Edition Available


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Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide Summer/Fall 2009 Edition Available GPUAC’s Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide, Summer/Fall 2009 Edition, is a comprehensive guide to help professionals...

Free Presentation on Foreclosure for your community


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Free presentation for your community, “Unite to Fight Foreclosure: Help your family and friends keep what’s theirs” The Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Greater...

Health Care Consumer Confidence Index


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Consumer Confidence in Health Care Rises Slightly in September Concern over losing health care coverage continues to grow; three-fourths of Americans believe that health reform would improve access...

New Book: ACORN, Community Organization, and the Struggle for Economic Justice


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The People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organization, and the Struggle for Economic Justice By Robert Fisher, Editor With the election of a community organizer as president of the United States, the...

New Book: Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice


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Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice By Alicia Epstein Korten This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice...

New Report: Economic Burden of Disease in Women


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Analysis Assesses Economic Burden of Disease for Women Women’s Health and Health Care Reform: The Economic Burden of Disease in Women underscores the roles of both preventive care and...

New Report on State Children’s Health Insurance Program


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Brief Highlights Findings on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program What has been learned about expanding children’s health insurance? This brief summarizes findings from research...

Talking About Health Care Quality


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New Resource for Talking About Health Care Quality As the debate around health reform continues, it is important that all of our audiences understand what works and doesn’t work about health...

Articles on Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative


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The latest issue of Metropolitan Universities Journal (MUJ) issue August 2009, features 9 articles from the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a CCPH initiative supported by a...

Diplomas Count: The Challenge of College Readiness for All Students


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Diplomas Count: Broader Horizons: The Challenge of College Readiness for All Students, Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center, supported by the Bill &...

Partnerships Classifieds

Tree Plantings all over the region


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Help Delaware Valley Communities Plant Trees! Tree planting events sponsored by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and DCNR’s TreeVitalize program are being planned for 60 different locations...

Grant Reviewers Needed, PennSERVE


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PennSERVE is once again looking for peer reviewers for the 2010-2011 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps*State Applications. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 3, 2009. If you know individuals...

Big Tree Planting in University City


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SAVE THE DATES: NOVEMBER 21 AND 22, 2009 ARE THE UC GREEN BAREROOT PLANTING DAYS The fall planting of 152 bare root trees will take place starting on Saturday, November 21st from 9am-12pm.  More...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

IMPACT: National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy & Social Action


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IMPACT: National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy & Social Action March 19-21, 2009 The Clinton School of Public Service Little Rock, Arkansas We are pleased to inform you that...

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Social Psychology and Citizenship


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Call for Papers Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology Special Issue:  Social Psychology and Citizenship. Guest Editor: Susan Condor  (Lancaster University, UK) Background: The concept...

2009 Farm-Based Education Conference


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Don’t Miss the Educational Fun! The 2009 Farm-Based Education Conference Hosted by the Farm-Based Education Association & Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Tarrytown, NY November 12...

Introduction to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice


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Introduction to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: December 9 – 11, 2009 Diversity, inclusion and social justice (DISJ) are increasingly important issues for organizations, communities,...

Grant Opportunities

Learn and Serve K-12 School Based Grants


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Availability of Learn and Serve K–12 School-Based federal grant funding for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the Learn and Serve K–12...

Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker funds


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Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board (PWIB) held a news conference Monday at 2 pm to announce a second request for proposals (RFP) for Recovery funds slated for...

In-Kind Consulting Grants for Nonprofits


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Consulting Firm Offers Grants for Forward-Thinking Nonprofit Organizations Deadline: November 15, 2009 Achieve, an Indianapolis-based consulting firm serving the needs of nonprofit organizations with...

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Funding


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Schools of Nursing to Apply for New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Funding Deadline: December 15, 2009 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing...

National Geographic Conservation Trust


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National Geographic Conservation Trust Offers Funding to Preserve Earth’s Resources Deadline: Open The objective of the National Geographic Conservation Trust is to support conservation...

Big Read Program


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Big Read Program Offers Grants to Support Community Reading Projects Deadline: February 2, 2009 The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, is...

Engage 2020 Innovation Grant Program for arts orgs


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Philadelphia Arts Organizations Invited to Apply for Engage 2020 Innovation Grant Program Deadline: December 1, 2009 (Letter of Intent) The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Philadelphia...

Earthwatch: Educator Fellowship


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Earthwatch: Educator Fellowship The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation on one of 130...

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program


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IMLS: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports efforts to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians and the faculty who will...

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants


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State Farm Good Neighbor Grants (Deadline: November 9) Youth Service America is currently accepting applications for State Farm® Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants to support service-learning...

Assets for Independence Demonstration Project


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Assets for Independence Now Accepting Grant Applications! The Assets for Independence Demonstration Project (AFI) is pleased to announce the recent award of over $ million to 24 AFI project grants. ...

Changes to AmeriCorps Planning Grants RFP


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National Service Agency Announces Changes to Availability of AmeriCorps Planning Grants The Corporation for National and Community Service announced key changes to the planning grants designed to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Data-Entry Assistant, Mural Arts Program


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Data-Entry Assistant for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Job Description: • Collect Mural Arts Program (MAP) instructor applications, student applications, and attendance information...

Junior Fellowship, PA Council of Children, Youth, & Family Services


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Junior Fellowship opportunity for exceptional graduate interested in public service to work for one year beginning July 2010 with an organization in the non-profit child welfare/child abuse...

Refugee Resettlement Case Manager, HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia


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HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Program MISSION HIAS and Council Migration Services of Philadelphia (“HIAS and Council”) was founded in 1882 to provide...

Miscellaneous

Webinar Series on Service-Learning


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National Service-Learning Partnership presents Gear Up for Service-Learning Success: The National Learn & Serve Challenge The National Youth Leadership Council and the National Service-Learning...

Survey for Out of School Time Providers


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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...

Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards


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AFN International: Young Eco-Hero Awards Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards recognize the individual accomplishments of young people whose personal actions have significantly...

Ready By 21 Webinar


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Ready By 21 Live Webinar: Changing the Odds for Youth by Changing the Way We Do Business Live webinar for foundations and agencies that support positive youth development in communities and...

Read.Write.Act 2nd Annual Virtual Conference


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2nd Annual Virtual Conference November 4-6, 2009 Registration Deadline – October 30th We invite you to register to attend! There is no cost for attendance. Please complete the first part of...

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge


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Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (Deadline: January 31 for Elementary Schools; March 15 for Middle Schools) The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge gives students the opportunity,...


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