The week of

November 16, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Chester Education Foundation Barnes & Noble Bookfair


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The Chester Education Foundation Barnes & Noble Bookfair Saturday, December 12, 2009 All Day @ your Nearest Barnes & Noble anywhere in the Shop this Holiday Season at Barnes & Noble on...

GPUAC Foreclosure Prevention Training


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GPUAC Foreclosure Prevention Training As the unemployment rate rises, more homeowners – with decent financial histories – face foreclosure.  The challenge of saving one’s home from...

Protecting Women’s Health


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Carol Rogers: “Protecting Women’s Health” Thursday, November 19, 2009 Please join the Board of Directors of The New Century Trust for a talk by Carol Rogers, a health educator at the...

College Prep Workshop and Resource Fair for Middle Schoolers


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • You Got Next! Make Your Move to College Now!! College Prep Workshop and Resource Fair Location:  Philadelphia High School for Girls, 1400 W. Olney Avenue • Time:...

Women’s Law Project Annual Party


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Women’s Law Project Cordially invites you to attend our Annual Party! Friday, December 4, 2009 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm Marketplace Design Center 2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Beer and Wine...

PhilaPlace Launch Party


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PhilaPlace Launch Party Wednesday, December 09, 2009 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (ET) Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Mayor Michael A. Nutter as we celebrate the launch...

Special Education Advocacy Training for Parents


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Training set for special education advocates Have you wondered if there was something more that you or your organization could do to ensure that children with disabilities receive the most...

Give the Children Music event


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Give the Children Music * Interactive workshops * Live performances * Free food and fun for all ages * Help raise music awareness for children November 21st, 1-4PM Houston Hall at UPenn 3417 Spruce...

Community Open House Meeting


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Community Open House Meeting Graciously hosted by: Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church 647 N 42nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Time & Date Monday, November 16 6pm-7:30pm The CHORDS program of...

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition 40th Anniversary Breakfast


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GPUAC honors leaders at 40th anniversary breakfast The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition will holds its 40th Anniversary Breakfast on Friday, November 20th from 7:45-9:30 , at the Crystal...

2010 Inglis Awards for Continuing Excellence


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Inglis Fund supports programs for the physically disabled The Inglis Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 Inglis Awards for Continuing Excellence. Now in its fifth year, the awards...

Days of Caring goes Year-round


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United Way expands Days of Caring to year-round project For the past 17 years, United Way’s Days of Caring volunteer participation rates have continued to steadily increase. In an effort to take...

Create, Stand and Deliver: Effective Public Speaking Skills


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Intensive public speaking training offered by UWSEPA Whether you work for a large corporation or a small community organization, everyone can benefit from the skill of becoming a commanding and...

Workshop on LGBT Homeless Youth


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PPTF workshop focuses on LGBT homeless youth The Public/Private Task Force on Homelessness will present a workshop on homelessness in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth on...

Choosing a Response to Workplace Change


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Leadership Montco holds training on ‘change at work’ Does change at work bring good fortune about as often as it creates bad outcomes?  Does it usually provide people like you an opportunity for...

6th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair


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District sponsors black colleges fair The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of High School Reform will host the 6th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Thursday,...

Give Kids Sight Day


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Give Kids Sight Day sponsors by Eagles, PCCY Public Citizens for Children and Youth and Eagles Eye on Eye Health will sponsor Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday, November 21st. The event will provide...

Town Meeting on Proposed Keystone Exam


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Public Town Hall Meeting about Pennsylvania’s Controversial ‘Keystone Exam’ “Will Pennsylvania Students Make the Grade to Earn their Diplomas?” The general public is...

Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner at Chestnut Hill College


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Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner On Thursday, November 19, 2009, join the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN), a WOMEN’S WAY Community Women’s Fund grantee, for the...

7th Annual Women & Influence Conference: Confident Girls, Courageous Women


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Join WOMEN’S WAY on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Moore College of Art & Design (20th Street and the Parkway) for the 7th Annual Women & Influence Conference: Confident Girls,...

Social Media for Nonprofits: Get With It!


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Social Media for Nonprofits: Get With It! Plan on attending a free social media workshop on November 18th for employees and volunteers of nonprofits to provide an overview of popular social media...

Ethical Electronics Recycling Drive


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Ethical Electronics Recycling Drive We’ve received a number of inquiries from folks asking where/how they can recycle electronics. The Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership is hosting...

Annual Special Event Meeting, Phila. Right to Education Task Force


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Thu. November 19. The Philadelphia Right to Education Task Force: Annual Special Event Meeting. 6–8 School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Rm. 1075, 440 N. Broad St. Meet and greet new...

Speaking Up workshop for parents


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Wed. November 18. Speaking Up-Karen Shanoski-PA PIRC (Parent Information Resource Center).5:30-7 School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, first floor,...

Applications available for Teaching Franklin workshops


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NEH Funds Benjamin Franklin Summer 2010 Teachers’ Workshops in Philadelphia The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a major grant to Penn State University’s Capital College that...

New Resources

New Book: Live Your Legacy Now


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Introducing Barbara Shaiman’s new book, LIVE YOUR LEGACY NOW!: TEN SIMPLE STEPS TO FIND YOUR PASSION AND CHANGE THE WORLD I am excited to let you know that my new book, Live Your Legacy Now!:...

The Continuing Home Foreclosure Tsunami: Disproportionate Impacts on Black and Latino Communities


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The Continuing Home Foreclosure Tsunami: Disproportionate Impacts on Black and Latino Communities, a white paper by the William C. Velasquez Institute This William C. Velasquez Institute White Paper...

Discussion Guide for Food, Inc Film


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FOOD, INC. DISCUSSION GUIDE RELEASED Guide for high school teachers available as free download The Center for Ecoliteracy announces the publication of the discussion guide it developed for Food,...

New Report: Talented Teachers in Every Classroom, Talented Principals in Every School


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Overhauling education’s human capital system A new report from the Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education Project outlines six broad principles and 20 state and local...

New Report: Faith in Common Standards Not Enough


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The elusive relationship between standards and achievement In response to surprise over a Brown Center Letter on Education that posited weak association between the quality of state content standards...

Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum: A Workbook for Teachers and Administrators


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DON’T BE WITHOUT THE WORKBOOK! A premier publication in the field, Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum: A Workbook for Teachers and Administrators is now in use by teachers in more...

New Report: Raising Graduation Rate and College Going Rates


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New Report Highlights Positive Impact of Community Schools on Graduation Rates The Coalition for Community Schools, in partnership with the National Association for Secondary School Principals,...

Resources from the 2009 National Summit on Your City’s Families


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Resources from the 2009 National Summit on Your City’s Families Now Available More than 350 municipal leaders and community partners gathered in Boston last month to take part in the 2009...

Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity


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Shaping a Healthier Generation A new report by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, “Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood...

New Research on Food Stamps and Food Insecurity


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Does SNAP Decrease Food Insecurity? Untangling the Self-Selection Effect A new report from the Economic Research Service of USDA, “Does SNAP Decrease Food Insecurity?” analyzes the effect of...

Half of all US Children on Food Stamps


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Nearly Half of US Children Living in Families Receiving Food Stamps In the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, it was reported that nearly half of all children would...

Partnerships Classifieds

Development Communications Intern, Salvation Army


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Salvation Army – Development Communications Intern The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for an unpaid part-time Development Communications Intern. This is an opportunity to...

Tax/FAFSA Assistance Volunteers, Campaign for Working Families


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Campaign for Working Families – Tax/FAFSA Assistance Volunteers Low-income working families are hit the hardest in these rough economic times. Each year, the Campaign for Working Families helps...

Volunteers need, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic


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Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic needs volunteers Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic is seeking volunteers to help ensure students with disabilities have equal access to education. Volunteers...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Abstracts, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning


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Are you interested in submitting an article to the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL)?  We now seek articles for volume 17 (fall 2010, spring 2011). The first step in the...

Reaching At Promise Students National Conference


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Inspiration and Success Effective teachers and education leaders are in every classroom, in every community. Who will you nominate? Awards and Honors Recipients for the Best Practices Awards for...

Community Works Annual Institute on Service-Learning


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REGISTER NOW, LIMITED OPENINGS! SUMMER INSTITUTE 2010 Professional Development in a Uniquely Beautiful Setting We’re pleased to announce that registration is now underway for Community Works...

Grant Opportunities

Facilitated Self-Prep Tax Preparation


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The EITCplatform and One Economy are pleased to be able to offer small grants for free tax preparation programs interested in expanding their services to include facilitated self-preparation....

Offender Reentry Program


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SAMHSA offers support for ex-offender re-entry The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering grants through its Offender Reentry Program expand or enhance substance abuse...

J. Jill Compassion Fund for Poor and Homeless Women


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J. Jill Compassion Fund Seeking Grant Applications to Support Poor and Homeless Women Deadline: November 30, 2009 For the eighth straight year, the J. Jill Compassion Fund, a donor-advised fund at...

Samuel Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health Grants


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Samuel Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health Grants Program Invites Applications Deadline: January 8, 2010 The American Dental Association Foundation established the Samuel Harris Fund for...

Clorox Fund for Youth Programs


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Clorox Announces New Grant Initiative to Fund Youth Programs Deadline: November 29, 2009 Clorox Clean-Up, a product of the Clorox Company , has announced that its new Power A Bright Future program...

Health Impact Project


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Health Impact Project Call for Grant Proposals The Health Impact Project released a call for proposals to fund up to 15 health impact assessments at the local, state and tribal levels. These...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, PA Coalition of Charter Schools


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[posted 11/7/09] Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools – Executive Director The Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools is a membership organization that represents the state’s charter...

Adult Student Coordinator, Community College of Philadelphia


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Community College Hiring Adult Student Coordinator Categories: Adult Education, Communications, Outreach Type: Paid Community College of Philadelphia is seeking an Adult Student Outreach Coordinator...

Miscellaneous

Call for Unsung Heroine Award Nominations


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Call for Unsung Heroine Award Nominations Help us celebrate a remarkable woman! WOMEN’S WAY will host its 32nd annual event, the Powerful Voice Awards, on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Among those...

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute


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Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute accepting applications The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute of Bryn Mawr College is now accepting applicants for its 2010 Executive Leadership...

Social Impact Business Plan Competition


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Social Impact Business Plan Competition Invites Entries From Nonprofit Organizations Deadline: December 18, 2009 The Social Impact Business Plan Competition identifies social sector scaling...

City Strategies to Support Homeless Youth


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Youth Homelessness to be the Focus of YEF Institute Audioconference The YEF Institute will sponsor a free, hour-long audioconference on Thursday, November 19, 2:30 Eastern Time on “City...


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