The week of

December 7, 2009

Other Local Events and Workshops

Free Performance: Just Around the Block to a Brave New World


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National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour Presents……. “JUST AROUND THE BLOCK TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD” This staged adaptation chronicles gang warfare, violence in the home, schools and...

Critical Questions for Campus-Community Partnerships in the 21st Century


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The Promise & Challenge of SOLIDARITY: Critical Questions for Campus-Community Partnerships in the 21st Century Cabrini College’s Common Good Symposium Friday, March 26, 2010   9:00 AM to...

Strategies for Change


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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: “Strategies for Change” Wednesday, December 9 9am-12pm 7 Ben Franklin Pkway In partnership with United Way’s Community Impact Training Institute and Center for...

NPower PA December Training Calendar


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NPower PA December Training Calendar Classroom Training Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace in today’s society, and learning to use technology effectively is becoming more important...

Foundations 101


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January 5: 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....

The Role of Leadership in Organizational Culture


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December 9: The Role of Leadership in Organizational Culture. In this free webinar from the TCC Group participants will learn why organizational culture makes a difference in building an effective...

Peer Networking Meeting on Youth-Led Civic Engagement


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December 14: Peer Networking Meeting on Youth-Led Civic Engagement. Meet Out-of-School Time (OST) staff, share challenges and victories, exchange resources, and develop new relationships in an...

8th Annual Social Venture Institute


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Save the Date! Social Venture Institute February 26 – 27, 2010 Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Social Venture Institute!  This year, we decided to move the Social Venture Institute from...

New Resources

New Report: State Participation Rates in Food Stamps Vary


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Latest USDA Study Shows State Participation Rates For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Vary Widely USDA today issued a study which shows how successful each State is in reaching families...

Opportunity Scholars Blog


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Blogging the path to college A new blog started by the nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity chronicles 10 students nationwide during their first year in college, writes The Wellesley Townsman....

New Report: Economic Benefits of Reducing High School Dropout Rates


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Mapping the economic cost of dropouts A new analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that the economy would grow significantly if the number of high school dropouts were cut in half....

New Report: An Inequitable Invitation to Citizenship: Non-College-Bound Youth and Civic Engagement


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New Report: “An Inequitable Invitation to Citizenship: Non-College-Bound Youth and Civic Engagement” PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement) is pleased to announce the release of...

Green Jobs Training Program for Youth


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Out of school, out of work? Heard the buzz about green jobs? Here’s your chance to make a change. Enroll today in the Green Jobs Training Program Program launch: January 2010 We’re looking for...

Green-Collar Jobs: Realizing the Promise


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Green-Collar Jobs: Realizing the Promise offers guidance to policymakers and advocates who are ready to seize green jobs opportunities. Green-Collar Jobs: Realizing the Promise Sightline’s...

New Report: Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace


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Successful Local Food Businesses In early December, BALLE and the Wallace Center at Winrock International will release Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace, a multi-year...

New Website: MEE Community Network


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MEE is pleased to announce the launch of a new Website for MEE Community Network members and other non-profit/community-based organizations.  The new Website allows you free, unprecedented access to...

Using the Child Care and Development Fund to Support a System of Quality Improvement for School-Age Programs


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Using the Child Care and Development Fund to Support a System of Quality Improvement for School-Age Programs. This strategy brief provides ideas and considerations for state leaders looking to build...

Secrets of the Charismatic Organization


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Secrets of the Charismatic Organization. This article from Guidestar focuses on how to improve your organization using social capital-relationships with people, who will make introductions, recommend...

Family Engagement: A Shared Responsibility


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Family Engagement: A Shared Responsibility. This Harvard Family Research Project article discusses how families, schools, and communities can create a shared responsibility for children’s...

Child Indicator data


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The Child Indicator. This Fall 2009 edition summarizes the latest child indicator data.  It includes articles on: new data from the National Survey of Children’s Health and Census Bureau;...

Feed A Neighbor Website and Toolkit


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Every day in America children go to bed hungry. A recent hunger report reveals that 17 million households, or of all households in America, were food insecure in 2008 and had difficulty putting...

Partnerships Classifieds

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


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Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off Last January, 65,000 volunteers served in some 900 projects in the 14th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the largest King Day event...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Service-Learning Conference


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Join thousands of attendees from around the world at the National Service-Learning Conference in San Jose, Calif., March 24-27, 2010. Don’t miss this amazing event! Regular conference rates are in...

Regional Workshops on Community-Engaged Research


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Community Campus Partnerships for Health Supports Regional Workshops on Community-Engaged Research!  CCPH is helping to support regional workshops on community-engaged research taking place in March...

Best of Out-of-School Time Conference


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April 28 – May 1: Best of Out-of-School Time Conference. Location: Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA. Join one of the nation’s largest, most recognized and comprehensive...

2010 National AfterSchool Association Convention


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Be the Change! NAA’s 22nd Annual Convention The 2010 National AfterSchool Association (NAA) Convention will be held in Washington, DC, on April 19-21, 2010. In partnership with the Afterschool...

Grant Opportunities

Small Business Advantage Grant Program


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Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program is now open for applications. The grant will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until the approximately $1 million in funding is...

Delaware Community Foundation Fund For Women


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Delaware Fund For Women Opens Application Period for 2010 Grant Program Deadline: January 31, 2010 The Fund For Women at the Delaware Community Foundation has launched its 2010 grants program, which...

Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants


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Starbucks Foundation Offers Support for Young Social Entrepreneurs Deadline: Open A program of the Starbucks Foundation, the Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help...

Aaron Copland Fund for Music


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Aaron Copland Fund for Music Announces Updated Grant Guidelines for Recording Program Deadline: January 15, 2010 The Aaron Copland Fund for Music seeks to encourage and improve public knowledge and...

Christopher Columbus Awards Program


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Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation: Christopher Columbus Awards The Christopher Columbus Awards Program combines science and technology with community problem-solving. Students work in teams...

Harvest Grants for school gardens


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Welch’s/Scholastic: Harvest Grants The Harvest Grants funding program helps schools across the United States create fruit and vegetable gardens. Maximum award: packages valued at $1,000 each....

Captain Planet Foundation Grants


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Captain Planet Foundation Grants (Deadline: December 31) The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths. In order to be...

2010 Coming Up Taller Awards


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President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities “2010 Coming Up Taller Awards” At the Coming Up Taller awards ceremony held at the White House earlier this month, Mrs. Michelle...

We Can Change the World Challenge


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SIEMENS WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD CHALLENGE Deadline: January 31, 2010 for elementary schools; March 15, 2010 for middle schools This sustainability challenge requires groups of students to work with a...

Sprint Character Education Grant Program


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Through the Sprint Character Education Grant Program, the Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies,...

National Girls Collaborative Project Mini-Grants


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National Girls Collaborative Project Mini-Grants. These are designed to enhance access to and build collaboration between programs and resources in the Northeast. Application resources, including a...

Finish Line Youth Foundation Youth Participation Grants


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Finish Line Youth Foundation Youth Participation Grants. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: (1) Community-based programs...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant, Jewish Museum


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Curatorial Assistant for Jewish Museum Categories: Administration, Communication Skills, Museums Type: Paid The National Museum of American Jewish History is looking for a Curatorial Assistant to...

Green Partnerships Associate, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia


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Green Partnerships Associate, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia The Green Partnerships Associate will recruit and manage partnerships with employers to support three program areas:...

Membership Director, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia


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Membership Director, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia The Membership Director will be responsible for developing programs and services to meet the needs of our member businesses,...

Partnership and Curriculum Coordinator, 3E Institute


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3E Institute Partnership and Curriculum Coordinator The West Chester University Foundation invites applications and nominations for the position of Partnership and Curriculum Coordinator of the 3E...

Miscellaneous

Connecting Your Service-Learning Projects to National Days of Service


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Connecting Your Service-Learning Projects to National Days of Service Thursday, December 17 – – – 3pm ET Presenter: Karen Daniel, Vice President of Engagement, Youth Service America...

Award for Young Female Social Entrepreneurs


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Nominate a Young Female Social Entrepreneur for the Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards Deadline: January 15, 2010 Youth Service America is currently accepting nominations for the first Gladys Marinelli...

Make College Possible Webinar on 529 Plans


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Make College Possible FREE Webinar! Listen online until February 21, 2010. Learn how a 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan can help families save up to 50% of college costs including tuition, room &...

Seeking Community-Engaged Faculty to Serve as Mentors and Portfolio Reviewers


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Seeking Community-Engaged Faculty to Serve as Mentors and Portfolio Reviewers!  Are you a community-engaged faculty member who is committed to mentoring and supporting those coming through the...


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