The week of

November 9, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Job Searching Assistance Available


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Get Job Search Assistance From the Experts! HR Professionals will be available to provide: Job Search Coaching Resume Writing & Critique Interview Prep/Mock Interviews Learn the inside tips to...

New Initative and Events: PhillyGoes2College


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PhillyGoes2College Initiative: The overall purpose of the PhillyGoes2College Initiative is to motivate more youth, adults and current college students in Philadelphia to pursue and complete...

Obtaining Health Care for Immigrants


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Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition is pleased to announce a training opportunity on Immigrant Access to Health Care to be held in Upper Darby, PA on Friday, November 13, 2009. Are...

Planning for Justice: Civil Rights and The Future of Philadelphia


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Saint Joseph’s University’s Faith-Justice Institute Outreach Lecture Series Presents: PLANNING FOR JUSTICE:  Civil Rights and The Future of Philadelphia Thomas J. Sugrue, University of...

EPA Environmental Education Grants


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EPA Environmental Education Grants (Deadline: December 15) These grants support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible...

Leading Tree Plantings Workshop


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COME A NOVICE, LEAVE A LEADER! To demonstrate just how easy it is to plant and supervise other volunteers in the planting of bare root trees, PHS’s Tree Tenders Program is offering a short and...

Economics without Ecocide: Building a Whole Earth Economy


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Economics without Ecocide: Building a Whole Earth Economy November 18, 6:30PM, KINSC Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College Peter Brown (Haverford College class of ’61), Professor of Geography...

Health Care Reform 2009: Can it Provide Health Care for All?


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THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA Section on Public Health Health Care Reform 2009: Can it Provide Health Care for All? Will Race/Ethnic Disparities be a Thing of the Past? Monday, November...

Evaluation 101 and Logic Models Workshops


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Fall Regional Workshops in Philly VSA presents regional workshops at the Franklin Institute this November.  Sign up for one workshop or both. Multiple attendees from a single institution receive...

Hot Legal Issues for Nonprofit Arts Organizations


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What:   Out of the Frying Pan and Avoiding the Fire: Hot Legal Issues for Nonprofit Arts Organizations Who:    Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia & an Attorney Panel from...

Reinventing Older Communities: Rethink, Recover, Rebuild


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Save the Date — Reinventing Older Communities: Rethink, Recover, Rebuild May 12-14, 2010, Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing The fourth national biennial conference organized by the...

2009 Homes Within Reach Conference


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Join us for the 2009 Homes Within Reach Conference Hearth & Home Survive and thrive in the new economy Wednesday, December 9 – Friday, December 11, 2009 At the Hilton Harrisburg The focus...

Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Future: Latino Students In The Era Of Globalization


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Roots for Change: Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Future- Latino Students In The Era Of Globalization La Cumbre Latina de Educación – Pennsylvania Summit on Educational Excellence for Latino...

New Resources

New Report: A Look at Community Schools


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Breakthrough for Community Schools Tony Blair and Secretary Duncan join forces to promote community schools. In a packed room at the Center for America Progress (CAP), former Prime Minister Tony...

Exam Copies of Soul of a Citizen New Edition Available


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[from Paul Loeb] Thought you’d be interested in an updated edition of my civic engagement book Soul of a Citizen. It will be published March 30, but free electronic exam copies are available now by...

Publishing Diverse Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship


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Online Resource for Publishing Diverse Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship Now Available Peer Review Process Helps to Ensure Products “Count” in Promotion and Tenure Decisions &...

Free Inquiry At Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times


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Social Research is pleased to announce that Free Inquiry At Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times, Part II is currently in press and will be shipping in two to three weeks time. The issue gathers...

New History Lessons for Middle School


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NEW!!! Middle School e-Lessons for History, World History, and Social Studies Buy Online and Download NOW!!!!!! Download the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s most popular standards-based lessons...

New Report: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond


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We are pleased to announce the release of a new publication! Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond (2009) This compendium describes programs that have...

New Report from Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance


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Research into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities Summary: In 2008, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance set an ambitious goal of doubling that region’s cultural engagement in a dozen...

New Report for Small Nonprofits: Beyond the Award Letter


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Beyond the Award Letter was created for executive directors, directors of finance and administration, and program managers of small youth-serving non-profit organizations. This guide supports and...

Youth Service America Launches New Website


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Youth Service America Launches New Website Youth Service America is proud to present our brand new website. Check it out at http://www.ysa.org

Cities of Service Initiative


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Cities of Service is a bi-partisan coalition of the mayors of large and small cities from across our country who will work together to engage citizens to address the great challenges of our time....

High School Discussion Guide for film Food, Inc.


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FOOD, INC. Discussion Guide Resource for Grades 9-12, by the Center for Ecoliteracy Do people have the right to know what is in their food? Should companies be able to own the DNA contained in plant...

New Paper: A Critique of “Community Organizing in the Eighties”


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[posted from Comm-Org] I am very pleased to announce an addition to the COMM-ORG papers collection: Mike Miller, A Critique of John McKnight & John Kretzmann’s “Community Organizing...

New Report: Climate Change and Agriculture


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FAO Report on Climate Change and Agriculture A recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations focuses on the impacts climate change will have on agriculture,...

New USDA Tools to Help Improve Consumer Nutrition


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New USDA Tools to Help Improve Consumer Nutrition USDA has launched three new online tools to “re-connect these long standing ties between the people who produce the food and those who purchase...

New Report: School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children


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IOM Report Recommends Improved School Meal Nutrition Standards The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released “School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children,” a report to the USDA...

Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Clubs for Women and Others


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Women and Money Project The Pennsylvania Department of Treasury has started a Women and Money Project that supports projects and partnerships that contribute to women’s success at stages when...

New Report: Alliances for Change: Organizing for the 21st Century


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NEW REPORT! Alliances for Change: Organizing for the 21st Century Workers’ centers, youth-based action groups, and urban justice organizations are among those changing the face of traditional...

New Book: Change Philanthropy


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[posted from Comm-Org] Got Grants? Maximizing Impact? Funders are getting advice from all over the place these days… hold the line, be strategic, cut back on grants, make more grants, stick...

Partnerships Classifieds

Be a Philadelphia Volunteer Income Tax Assistant


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Help Working Families.  Volunteer at Tax Time! Learn how you can join our tremendous city-wide effort to: Ø save families hundreds of dollars in tax preparation fees, Ø ensure that they receive...

Philadelphia Cares Winter Coat Drive


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Greater Philadelphia Cares 14th Annual Winter Coat Drive We all know it gets very cold in the Greater Philadelphia region during the winter months. A warm coat is a necessity that is often taken for...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Strategies for Success with Literacy: A Learning Curriculum that Serves


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UPCOMING INSTITUTE! Strategies for Success with Literacy: A Learning Curriculum that Serves Presented by Program Author Cathryn Berger  Kaye An innovative curriculum designed to engage students...

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Conference


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND REGISTER TODAY! 8th Annual BALLE Business Conference Lighting the Way to a New Economy Join us in Charleston, South Carolina – May 21-23, 2010 Charleston is world...

5th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum


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Registration Open for 5th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum. This year’s conference will be held on...

Call for Papers: Agriculture, Food System, and Community Development


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ATTENTION: Agriculture, Food System, and Community Development Practitioners and Applied Researchers The Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development announces its INAUGURAL Call for Papers...

Beyond School Hours XIII Conference


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Beyond School Hours XIII Conference National Conference The Winter Institute February 17-20, 2010 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jacksonville, Florida Join us in Jacksonville for the most...

Call for Papers: Politics of Everyday Life: Feminisms and Contemporary Community Development


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[posted from Comm-Org] The Politics of Everyday Life: Feminisms and Contemporary Community Development Community Development Journal Special Issue Call for Papers In 1977 Elizabeth Wilson set this...

Call for Papers: Crises, Social Movements, and Revolutionary Transformations


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[posted from Comm-Org] Interface – A Journal For and About Social Movements Call for papers – Issue 3: CRISES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATIONS Interface is a new journal...

Grant Opportunities

2010-2011 AmeriCorps*State programs


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Please allow me to alert you to a national service grant opportunity, and encourage you to consider it for your organization. If for whatever reason you do not feel that this meets your needs at this...

Campus Kitchens Project MLK Day of Service Grants


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MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2010 JANUARY 18, 2010: A DAY ON -NOT A DAY OFF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS REQUEST FOR PROGRAMMING PROPOSALS The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), through funding from the Corporation for...

Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative


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Dear friend, I was pretty surprised to learn recently that some states use the literacy levels of 3rd graders to predict prison population growth. The lower the number of readers, the more prisons...

JPMorgan Chase U.S. & International Grants Programs


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JPMorgan Chase & International Grants Programs (Deadline: Ongoing) JPMorgan Chase supports non-governmental organizations working internationally in three focus areas: community development,...

Summer of Service Grants


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Summer of Service Grants (Deadline: December 10) Summer of Service grants will support collaborative efforts to implement community-based service-learning projects during the summer months. Programs...

Cities of Service Leadership Grant


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Leadership Grants for Cities Due to the generous lead support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fund for Cities of Service, a 501(c)(3) formed to support the mayors coalition, will award 10 cities...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Project Coordinator/Facilitator, Montgomery County Tax Coalition


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[Note: We are pleased to announce this opportunity as it is partially funded by PHENND’s Learn and Serve Grant: Higher Education as Guides to the Credit Path.] Montgomery County Tax Coalition...

Capacity Building Team Leader, Capacity Building Team Leader


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[posted 11/3/09] Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America: Project Liaison / Capacity Building Team Leader. This position is within OICA’s the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF)...

Project Coordinator/Program Monitor, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America


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[posted 11/3/09] Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America: Project Coordinator/Program Monitor. This position is within OICA’s the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) Nonprofit...

Healthy Relationship Program Educator, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America


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[posted 11/3/09] Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America: Healthy Relationship Program Educator / Trainer. This position will deliver effective healthy relationship program instruction to...

Director, Jane Addams Place Emergency Homeless Shelter


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[posted 11/3/09] Lutheran Settlement House: Director for the Jane Addams Place Emergency Homeless Shelter. Lutheran Settlement House/Jane Addams Place serves 29 homeless women and their children,...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Free Tax Preparation and EITC


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Marketing and Outreach Training Series Part I: Free Tax Preparation and EITC Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Time: 2:00pm (Eastern); 1:00pm (Central); 12:00pm (Mountain); and 11:00am (Pacific)...

Nominations sought for Arts and Business Partnerships


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What:   Business and Arts Partnership nomination Who:    Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia When:   Nomination deadline is Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Winners will be honored...


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