The week of

January 11, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Philadelphia Green Skills Conference

PHILADELPHIA GREEN SKILLS CONFERENCE Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Water Department & University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) Saturday, January 30, 2010   8:45am-12:45pm USP McNeil...

Building Safer Communities through Sustainable Land Use

Urban Sustainability Forum: Building Safer Communities through Sustainable Land Use When: Thursday, January 28; Reception:6:00PM Program:6:30-8:00PM. Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900...

Young Scholars Student Silent Art Auction

Save The Date Young Scholars Charter School Student Silent Art Auction March 4, 2010, 6pm-8pm Young Scholars Student Silent Art Auction DATE: March 4, 2010 TIME: 6pm to 8pm LOCATION: Nelson...

Tree Tender Trainings

Learn to plant and care for trees in your neighborhood! BECOME A TREE TENDER! Tree Tenders is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and...

On the Rise: Transition from a Home to a Commercial Kitchen

Tuesday, February 23: On the Rise: Transition from a Home to a Commercial Kitchen 6:00-8:00 Philly Kitchen Share 1514 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Cost: Free From pickles to cupcakes to...

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Visits Sweetie’s Pie Diner

Saturday, January 30: Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Visits Sweetie’s Pie Diner 3:30-5:30 Sweetie’s Pie Diner 1822 Spring Garden Street (corner of 19th and Spring Garden Streets) Philadelphia, PA...

How to Immerse Your Organization in Social Media without Drowning

PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations workshop focuses on using social media Too frequently social media strategies consist of responding to an executive, volunteer or donor saying “we need a...

Keeping Parents Engaged and Children Motivated

Author Les Brown to speak on parent engagement Author and motivational speaker Les Brown will be speak on Keeping Parents Engaged and Children Motivated on Saturday, June 9th from 10am to noon at the...

Income Opportunities in Urban Agriculture

Income Opportunities in Urban Agriculture The program is focused on enterprise startup and diversification of existing agricultural operations. Whether you are exploring additional enterprises to...

New Resources

Revolutionizing Education through Innovation

Revolutionizing Education through Innovation: Can Openness Transform Teaching and Learning?, Catherine M. Casserly and Marshall S. Smith, MIT Press/The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of...

New Report: Educational Technology in Public School Districts: Fall 2008

Educational Technology in Public School Districts: Fall 2008, Lucinda Gray, Laurie Lewis, Peter Tice, December 2009. This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational...

Gang Prevention Toolkit

Gang Prevention Toolkit Now Available to City Leaders Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive The YEF Institute has published a new toolkit entitled...

Advance Copies of Soul of a Citizen’s New Edition

[update from Paul Loeb] I’m still focusing on Soul of a Citizen’s new edition, so haven’t been writing many articles, but I have created some new material that I think will be useful. With...

New Website: PowerMinders

PowerMinders Announces New Website We’re pleased to begin the year by inviting you to visit our newly revised website.  You’ll find a new look, and a variety of new interactive tools to...

New Website: Community Action Agency of Delaware County

Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC) Announces New Website Please take a moment to view our new and improved website.  It’s easier to navigate, contains a lot more information,...

Community Mental Wellness Toolkit

MEE Productions is looking forward to an exciting and eventful 2010.  One of our first big projects is the release of our Community Mental Wellness Toolkit, based on a just-completed national...

National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

FDIC National Survey on Underbanked a Crucial Piece to Understanding the Demographics of the Underbanked in the The FDIC’s National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households is an essential...

U.S. Census Outreach Resources for nonprofits

Census Outreach Resources It only comes once a decade, so make it count! The Census, conducted once every ten years, serves as the primary lens to understanding our population.  An important part...

New Report on Runaway Teens

Study questions stereotypes of runaways Most runaway teens return home on their own shortly after leaving, and few fit the stereotype of deeply troubled youth, according to researchers at UCLA. The...

New Report: Caregiving in the U.S. 2009

Nearly one in three adults in is a caregiver Caregiving is still mostly a woman’s job and many women are putting their careers and financial futures on hold as they juggle caregiving and job...

New Report: Ready, Willing and Unable to Serve

Military: US youth ‘ready, willing, and unable to serve’ According to a new report, 75 percent of young people ages 17 to 24 are unable to enlist in the military because they fail to...

New Report: Food Policy Councils: Lessons Learned

New report highlights tools to fight hunger and fix the food system Just weeks after the USDA announced that one in seven Americans would go hungry at some point in 2009, a new report from Food First...

Journal issue: Food Systems and Public Health

The Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition has released a special double issue: Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities in Volume 4,...

New Book: A Grand Bargain for Education Reform

A Grand Bargain for Education Reform New Rewards and Supports for New Accountability Edited by Theodore Hershberg and Claire Robertson-Kraft This book offers an ambitious new system for evaluating,...

Miscellaneous

MLK Day Virtual Town Hall

MLK Day Virtual Town Hall January 18, 2010 Join Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network on January 18 as we engage the nation in a MLK Day Virtual Town Hall–an online, interactive...

New Ideas for Promoting a Local Asset Building Agenda at Tax Time

Audioconference to Focus on Asset Building at Tax Time This month, a free, hour-long YEF Institute audioconference  will highlight “New Ideas for Promoting a Local Asset Building Agenda at Tax...

Webinar: Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Launches STARS — Don’t Miss the Webinar! The full, formal launch of STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment...

2010 National Green Cup Challenge

The Green Schools Alliance and National Green Cup Challenge Coordinators invite ALL schools to participate in: The 2010 National Green Cup Challenge Monday, January 25 to Monday, February 22 The...

Webinar: Advanced Technological Education and Dropout Prevention

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Tuesday, January 12, 2010    3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time Making the Connection: Advanced Technological Education and Dropout Prevention presented by Elaine L. Craft...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Educator, West Nile Virus Program Coordinator

[emailed 1/7/10] VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Position Title:    Educator, West Nile Virus Program Coordinator (#31329) (Fixed-Term position, 75% appointment renewed annually, months worked March –...

Part-time Program Coordinator, Project SHINE

[emailed 1/7/10] Part-time Program Coordinator for Project SHINE, Temple University Intergenerational Center: The part-time Program Coordinator will develop and help manage the start-up AmeriCorps...

Bilingual After School Group Leader, United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

[posted 1/1/10] United Communities Southeast Philadelphia – Bilingual After School Group Leader United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has an immediate opening for an experienced, bilingual...

Operations Manager, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

[posted 1/1/10] Rebuilding Together Philadelphia – Operations Manager. Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is searching for a part-time operations manager, responsible for the planning, coordination,...

Coordinator of Special Events, American Red Cross SEPA

[posted 1/1/10] American Red Cross SEPA – Coordinator of Special Events The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking a Coordinator of Special Events, who works as a...

Education & Youth Advocate, Lutheran Settlement House

[posted 1/1/10] Lutheran Settlement House: Education & Youth Advocate Lutheran Settlement House is seeking a Education and Youth Advocate for its Jane Addams Place Emergency Homeless Shelter. The...

Grant Opportunities

21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Availability of 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) 2010-2013 Request for Applications (RFA) Guidance document and the 2010-2013, 21st CCLC e-grants online application. The Pennsylvania...

Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund

Department of Education Releases Proposed Criteria for Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund Earlier this month, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Department’s priorities for grants...

Campbell Soup Foundation

Campbell Soup Foundation The Foundation places particular emphasis on Camden, , birthplace of Campbell’s flagship soup business and home of our world headquarters. Each year, the Foundation donates...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: SW PA Service-Learning Symposium

Call for Proposals The Southwestern PA Regional Network for the Growth of Service-Learning (SPRING) is currently accepting proposals for our 2010 Service-Learning Symposium on March 24, 2010, hosted...

Family Financial Security Symposium

Family Financial Security Symposium Date: April 19-20, 2010 Jennie Romich will be presenting a session on prepaid stored cards based on a paper authored by her and CFSI’s nonprofit relationship...

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

IMPACT: National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy & Social Action March 19-21, 2010 The Clinton School of Public Service Little Rock, Arkansas Early Registration for the IMPACT Conference...

Call for Workshops: International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research

The 2010 International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference will take place from October 28-31, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The...

National Volunteer Week Self-Organizing Summit

Save the Date Self-Organizing Summit April 20, 2010 The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, Join more than 200 leaders and innovators in community engagement from across the nation. The...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers needed, MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” On January 18, 2010, thousands of Americans across the country...

Communications Intern, Phila Physicians for Social Responsibility

Internship description Intern wanted as a ‘communications-savvy’ member of a spirited team hosting the 4th Annual Legs Against Arms 5K run to strengthen our legs as we oppose illegal handguns in...

MLK Day volunteers needed, Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Meaningful Way to Spend MLK Day Are you looking for a meaningful, fun and healthy way to celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Day with family and friends? If so, then put on your walking shoes and join...


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