The week of

November 23, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Teacher Workshop: Japan in the 21st Century


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Phila-Nipponica 2010: Japan in the 21st Century Preparing to teach about contemporary Japan For educators in the Greater Philadelphia area The University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies...

Emerging Philanthropy Peer Learning Circle


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Philly EPIP Hosts Peer Learning Circle Wednesday, December 9 Philly EPIP Peer Learning Circles provide an opportunity for emerging leaders and practitioners in philanthropy to convene and discuss...

My Block, My Business Competition Celebration/Announcement Party


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My Block, My Business Competition Celebration/Announcement Party Tuesday, December 1, 2009 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM World Café Live 3025 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104 Cost: Free Join Empowerment Group at...

Pruning Workshops


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Pruning is the topic with the following covered: Summary: Learn the fundamentals of pruning trees and shrubs in the landscape through classroom lecture and hands-on demonstration. Topics include...

New Resources

New Website: ScienceWorksForUS


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Members of Congress, University Leaders, Scientists Launch ScienceWorksForUS New Initiative Highlights Role of ARRA-Funded Research in America’s Recovery and Revitalization Representatives of the...

New Report: Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap?


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Empirically assessing HCZ A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a program run by Geoffrey Canada in New York City that combines...

New Report: Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Public Education Policy


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A look at remaining deseg programs A new report from the Teacher College at Columbia University is the first to comprehensively study the nation’s eight remaining inter-district school...

Webinar: Semester of Service


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Semester of Service links prominent national service events – such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day – through an extended service-learning framework...

Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education


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The Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education, Gerald W. Bracey, EPIC/EPRU, November 2009. This year’s Bracey Report identifies and discusses the research support for what the author...

New Report: America After 3 PM


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TASC  Report: New Survey Shows More Kids Home Alone The number of kids left home alone or unsupervised after school has risen to million, the Afterschool Alliance’s latest national survey of...

New Report: Implementing Green Infrastructure


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New Report Identifies Ways to Fund Greening Programs in Philadelphia Prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, the report “Implementing Green Infrastructure” provides...

How to Communicate More Effectively With Donors, Members and Volunteers


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Whether it’s donors, members or volunteers, it’s all about getting their undivided attention and keeping it. Our newly-published manual, How to Communicate More Effectively With Donors,...

New Report: State of Community Gardens in Philadelphia


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We’re writing to share our Harvest Report on community gardening in Philadelphia, which summarizes our research quantifying food production in gardens and tracing gardeners’ distribution...

New Report: Consolidating Philadelphia’s Row Offices


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Report: Consolidate Philadelphia’s Row Offices. The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) recently released a report entitled “A History We Can No Longer Afford:...

New Report: Community Food Security in United States’ Cities


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COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY IN UNITED STATES CITIES A Survey of the Relevant Scientific Literature Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Recognizing the importance...

Directory of STEM Programs for Girls


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The online Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue STEM careers. The purpose of the directory is to help organizations and individuals network,...

Interactive EITC data on Brookings PolicyMap


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You can now link dynamically from our EITC Interactive application to see your data on   Visit EITC Interactive (), request tax return data for the geography of your choice, and choose to view your...

New Report: Arts Education and High School Graduation Rates


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Arts education boosts graduation A study from the Center for Arts Education looks at the relationship between school-based arts education and high school graduation rates in New York City public...

Teacher Preparation: Reforming the Uncertain Profession


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Needed: an overhaul of teacher prep At a speech to Columbia University’s Teachers College, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for a broad overhaul of the nation’s teacher colleges....

Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs


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Structured after-school yields mediocre results A new report on behalf of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education looks at whether structured academic instruction in...

Partnerships Classifieds

Mighty Writers Writing Internship


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Writing Internship Mighty Writers values its interns and opens doors into the worlds of education, arts, and nonprofit administration. This unpaid internship offers college students, recent...

Volunteer at Tax Time, Delaware County


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Volunteer to help the Free Tax Preparation Program in Delaware County, PA Would you like to help put more money in the local economy by helping low-income taxpayers? Each year, Americans spend...

Greater Philadelphia Cares 14th Annual 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...

African American United Fund Toy Drive


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African American United Fund Cordially Invites You to Participate Our 11th Annual Toy Drive December 1 to December 18 Drop off site: 2227 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19132 Please contribute new...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Workshops: IMPACT Conference


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What is your IMPACT going to be? IMPACT 2010:  The National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy and Social Action Join us in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the conference — March 19-21, 2010! The...

Call for Proposals: 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service


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Save the Date 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service –Now Accepting Presenter Proposals– Make plans now to attend the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service,...

Community Outreach, Community Reinvestment, and Credit Unions: Facts. Resources. Strategies


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Federation Offering Intensive Seminar for Credit Unions on Community Reinvestment On December 3, 2009 the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) will hold an...

Grant Opportunities

Do Something Feed the Need Campaign


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Do Something Invites Teens to Organize Food Drives Deadline: December 15, 2009 Through the Feed the Need food drive campaign, Do Something invites young people to conduct food drives in their schools...

New Jersey Grants for At-Risk Young Men


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2010 New Jersey Health Initiatives Program Announces Focus on At-Risk Young Men Deadline: January 28, 2010 New Jersey Health Initiatives 2010, a statewide...

Cora L. Brooks Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds


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Cora L. Brooks Foundation Offers Funding for Environmental Efforts Focused on Delaware and Susquehanna River Watersheds Deadline: December 18, 2009 (Application Checklist Request) The Cora L. Brooks...

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program


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Funding for Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for a total of $1 million in funding for projects aimed at addressing environmental and public...

Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Humanitarian Work


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Nominations Invited for Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Humanitarian Work Deadline: January 15, 2010 The Charles Bronfman Prize is a humanitarian award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of an...

Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Music Matters Grants


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Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Music Education Programs Deadline: February 5, 2010 The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a nonprofit public charity established by...

Grants to Mayors for Community Service Plans


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Cities of Service Coalition Offers Grants to Mayors for Community Service Plans Deadline: December 15, 2009 The Cities of Service Coalition was founded in September 2009 by mayors from around the...

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries, Outreach, and Restoration Grant Programs


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Chesapeake Bay Trust Accepting Applications for Fisheries, Outreach, and Restoration Grant Programs Deadline: December 4, 2009 The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private nonprofit organization that makes...

New Voices Community News Grants


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Institute for Interactive Journalism/John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: New Voices Community News Grants The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation...

Common Counsel Foundation


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Common Counsel Foundation Available for Children, Youth and Minority Programs Common Counsel Foundation is offing grants ranging from $5,000 to $12,000. Most grants are made for one year and provide...

American Historical Association: Beveridge Family Teaching Prize


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American Historical Association: Beveridge Family Teaching Prize The American Historical Association Beveridge Family Teaching Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Urban Studies Program Recruiter, Eastern University


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EASTERN UNIVERSITY Position Description Department    CCGPS (Urban Studies) Position    Program Recruiter (MAUS) Cost Center(s)        CUOA-HR # I. Position Summary The Program Recruiter...

Technology and Energy Services Manager, Chester County Economic Development Council


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[posted 11/18/2009] Job Opening with CCEDC The Chester County Economic Development Council is looking for a Technology and Energy Services Manager to provide project management and outreach for CCEDC...

Director of Service & Social Justice, Villanova University


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Director of Service & Social Justice Campus Ministry Villanova University The Director of Service and Justice Education is a leader in the design, delivery, evaluation and continuous enhancement...

Associate Director Campus Ministry, Villanova University


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Associate Director Campus Ministry Villanova University Full Time Temporary Position (one year) A Campus Minister at Villanova University responsible to support the Mission of the University as...

Program Director, A Chance to Heal


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Program Director Position Description and Core Competencies A Chance to Heal (ACTH) is a growing non-profit organization in the Philadelphia region committed to preventing the incidence and reducing...

Website Consultant, Sustainable Business Network


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The Sustainable Business Network is excited to announce that we are seeking consultants for a new communications project to enhance our ability to bring value to our members and to educate the...

Printer/Designer needed, Sustainable Business Network


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The Sustainable Business Network is excited to announce that we are seeking consultants for a new communications project to enhance our ability to bring value to our members and to educate the...

Miscellaneous

Individual Development Accounts available


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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...

PYNL’s Annual Toy Drive


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Philadelphia Young Nonprofit Leaders’ Annual Toy Drive Tuesday, December 8, 2009 5pm – 8pm Fado Irish Pub &  Restaurant, 15th and Locust Sts., Center City ‘Tis the event of the...

David Eisner named head of Constitution Center


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[emailed from CNCS staff] I wanted to make sure you saw today’s exciting announcement that David Eisner will join the National Constitution Center as its new President and CEO.  The National...

2010 National Online Youth Summit: How the First Amendment Affects You in the 21st Century


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Register for the 2010 National Online Youth Summit – It’s Nothing to LOL About: How the First Amendment Affects You in the 21st Century American Bar Association Division for Public...

Champions of Caring Day at Barnes and Noble


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Champions of Caring Day at Barnes and Noble This holiday season, buy a book and support Champions of Caring! When: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 All Day Where: Your Nearest Barnes & Noble anywhere...

New Scholarship Program for Immigrant Families


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Western Union Foundation Announces New Scholarship Program for Immigrant Families Deadline: February 5, 2010 The Western Union Foundation’s Family Scholarship Program is a new educational...


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