The week of

January 18, 2010

PHENND Events/Activities

Register for the 2010 PHENND Conference


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PHENND conference has been rescheduled for Friday, April 16, 2010 2010 PHENND Annual Conference Registration is now open! The 2010 Annual PHENND Conference will be held Friday, April 16, 2010 at...

Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Applications for 2010-2011


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Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Applications for 2010-2011 PHENND is proud to announce the 2010-2011 Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program. Scholars in Service to PA is an AmeriCorps...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Philly Spells Writing Center Volunteer Open House


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Philly Spells Writing Center Volunteer Open House Phillly Spells Writing Center, located in the Village of the Arts & Humanities in North Philadelphia, is looking for volunteers to develop and...

Business Volunteers for the Arts volunteer training


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Business Volunteers for the Arts volunteer training Saturday, March 6, 2010 9:00am – 3:00pm Location:           The Bellevue, 7th Floor, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA ...

Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives


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Save the Date for the ICOWHI Women’s Health Conference Please save the date for the International Council on Women’s Health Issues’ (ICOWHI) Conference being held from April 7, 2010...

Healthy Philadelphia’s First Community Meeting


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Healthy Philadelphia’s First Community Meeting The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will be hosting the first Healthy Philadelphia Community Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at...

Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize Event


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Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize Event The Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize is awarded annually to a female author for her work in advancing the dialogue about women’s rights. Established...

Philly Counts Black Male Outreach and Awareness Campaign


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MEE is working with the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania to support their Philly Counts Black Male Outreach and Awareness Campaign to motivate undercounted Black male populations in...

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal launch


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Innovation Journal to launch winter edition The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal will launch its winter edition with a reception on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4-7pm at the BNY Mellon Center,...

United Way’s Center for Youth Development trainings


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United Way announces youth development trainings United Way’s Center for Youth Development has announced its Core Curriculum & Mentor Training Schedule for January to March of this year....

Health Care Reform: Hope for the Welfare of Children


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Symposium discusses health reform and child welfare The Field Center at the University of Pennsylvania will hold its first community symposium of 2010 on the topic, Health Care Reform: Hope for the...

Mazzoni Center adds LGBT legals services


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Mazzoni Center adds LGBT legal services On Thursday, January 21st, the Mazzoni Center will hold a reception to welcome the addition of LGBT legal services to its continuum of services. The reception...

Workshop examines the trauma-informed service model


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Workshop examines the trauma-informed service model The Public Private Task Force on Homelessness, facilitated by the People’s Emergency Center, will present a workshop on the Sanctuary Model...

Resilience in Action: Addressing Risk by Building on Strength


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Workshop examines youth resilience On January 27th, the United Way and Covenant House will present Resilience in Action: Addressing Risk by Building on Strength, a workshop facilitated by nationally...

Parents Empowerment for Advocacy through Knowledge


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Workshop helps parents advocate for their children Beginning Thursday, January 21st, Parents Empowerment for Advocacy through Knowledge, a program of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern...

Commission hearings on school violence


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Commission hearings on school violence set As part of a comprehensive plan to examine and address intergroup violence in Philadelphia public schools, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations...

Black History Month programs at the Crozer Chester Library


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Cancellation: “Only the Ball Was White” Presentation to be Rescheduled Please note that the “Only the Ball Was White” Negro Baseball League presentation, scheduled for...

One Book, One Philadelphia, One World Teachers Lab


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One Book, One Philadelphia, One World Teachers Lab Engaging tips and techniques to enhance teaching about our world and this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia book – Marjane Satrapi’s...

New Resources

Community Development Investment Review: Health and CD


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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Center for Community Development Investments has just published a new issue of its journal, The Community Development Investment Review, which...

Community Works Journal


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COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL -Online Edition The acclaimed Journal is celebrating its 15th year of publication and is now available in a rich online digital format, complete with the inspiring essays,...

New Report: Sizing Up The Market For Assisted Living


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Study: Assisted living programs scarce in poor communities A new report prepared by researchers at Harvard Medical School shows that where seniors live plays a large role in their access to assisted...

2009 Resource Guide: Accessing Homeless Services


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PHMC publishes guide to services for homeless Public Health Management Corporation’s Specialized Health Services component has announced the publication of its 2009 Resource Guide: Accessing...

Free Library’s Recession Resources website


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Library website offers recession tools The Free Library of Philadelphia has created a webpage dedicated to helping Philadelphians deal with the impact of the recession. The library’s Recession...

Paths to 21st Century Competencies through Civic Education Classrooms


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Civic Education Boosts 21st-Century Skills According to a new paper by Judith Torney-Purta and Britt , “Civic education, especially when it is interactive and involves discussion of current...

New Article: Volunteering and Civic Engagement among Recent Veterans


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Volunteering Eases Return to Civilian Life for Young Veterans Recent veterans who have volunteered since returning to the United States show a better adjustment to civilian life than their fellow...

New Report: The Progress of Education Reform – Service Learning


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The Progress of Education Reform – Service Learning The term service-learning is used frequently these days, but confusion remains as to what it is and why it matters. More importantly, are...

Clinical Preparation, Partnerships, and Improved Student Learning


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In search of a redesign for teacher college accreditation The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has convened a panel on Clinical Preparation, Partnerships, and Improved...

New Article: Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Youth Service


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TFA service not necessarily a lifelong commitment A new study has found that the dedication of Teach for America (TFA) participants to improving society at large does not necessarily extend beyond...

USDA Report: The Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Ecosystems


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USDA RELEASES REPORT SUMMARIZING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ECOSYSTEMS See USDA press release, copied below: COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 14, 2009 – The Department of Agriculture (USDA), in...

Fall 2009 Issue of Shelterforce Magazine


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The Latest Shelterforce Is Now Available! Fall 2009 * Shelterforce interviews Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs at the White House Office of Management and...

Regional Plan for a Sustainable Future


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I am writing to you today to personally introduce the tenets of the Long-Range Plan, which was recently adopted by the Board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). Connections...

Partnerships Classifieds

9th Graders Seek Mentors


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9th Graders Seek Mentors Do YOU Care Enough… to help a child be successful? More than 40% of Philadelphia’s 9th graders are dropping out of high school. to make a difference? Growing up, many of...

Philly Spells Writing Center Volunteer Open House


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Philly Spells Writing Center Volunteer Open House Phillly Spells Writing Center, located in the Village of the Arts & Humanities in North Philadelphia, is looking for volunteers to develop and...

Hospice volunteers needed


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Hospice volunteers needed Penn Home Care & Hospice, the first hospice licensed by Medicare in the state of Pennsylvania and affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Asset Based Community Development Training


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Southeast Regional ABCD into Action Training Miami, FL Feb 10-11, 2010 presented by: PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION (P4CT) Asset Based Community Development Mobilizing the gifts of people,...

Key to Dropout Prevention: How to Implement a Freshman Transition Course


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The Key to Dropout Prevention: How to Implement a Freshman Transition Course in the 8th or 9th Grade Space is limited, and several teams are already planning to join us, so RSVP today. Pittsburgh...

Fostering Sustainable Behavior


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This spring I will be delivering a two-day introductory Fostering Sustainable Behavior workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 12th and 13th. As a registered user of the Fostering Sustainable...

Call for Articles: Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers: Food theme


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Call for Submissions: 2010 CARTS Newsletter – foodways CARTS, a national teacher’s newsletter published by City Lore and Local Learning and edited by Amanda Dargan and Paddy Bowman,...

Grant Opportunities

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Program and Conferences


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Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Program and Conferences Eligibility: Nominee must be enrolled in a middle school or high school or, for homeschooled...

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program


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National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Eligibility: Public schools, private schools and charter schools in the United States. Amount:...

Healthy Community Outreach Program


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Healthy Community Outreach Program Awards will be granted to nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts which increase awareness on critical health initiatives through health walks,...

Medtronic Foundation


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Medtronic supports individual self-sufficiency The Medtronic Foundation’s human service grants support programs that help individuals become more self-sufficient. To be eligible, a program must...

Advancing Student Achievement in Math


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Actuarial Foundation offers math programs for schools The Actuarial Foundation is offering Advancing Student Achievement grants in varying amounts for grades 4-12 schools to develop math mentoring...

Goldman Sachs Foundation


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Goldman Sachs promotes excellence in education The Goldman Sachs Foundation’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in education worldwide.  Current priorities are to enhance...

Ben & Jerry Foundation


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Ben & Jerry Foundation emphasize social change The Ben & Jerry Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of the ice cream maker, will consider any type of proposal, as long as the goal is to...

Investor Education Foundation


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FINRA funds financial education programs The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation supports nonprofit research and educational projects that give at-risk investors the...

Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award for Biology Teachers


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NABT: Vernier Software & Technology Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award The National Association of Biology Teachers Vernier Software & Technology Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award will...

Innovative Reading Grant


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American Association of School Librarians: Innovative Reading Grant The American Association of School Librarians Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of programs for...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Coordinator, College Access Center of Delaware County


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Title:        Program Coordinator Reports To:    Director, College Access Center of Delaware County Work Year:    12 Months/Full Time Hours:    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Flexible hours...

Part Time Grant Writer, Unemployment Information Center


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[posted 1/9/10] The Unemployment Information Center – Part Time Grant Writer The Unemployment Information Center, a 35-year-old nonprofit that provides direct services to low-income and...

Executive Director, Bethesda Project


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[posted 1/9/10] Bethesda Project – Executive Director The Bethesda Project, which provides services to Philadelphia’s abandoned poor, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive...

Media Specialist Positions, Department of Public Health


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[posted 1/9/10] Department of Public Health – Media Specialist Positions The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is recruiting for a Tobacco Policy and Control Media Specialist and a...

Grants Manger, People’s Emergency Center


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[posted 1/9/10] People’s Emergency Center – Grants Manger People’s Emergency Center, the oldest provider of emergency shelter and supportive services to homeless women and children...

KEYS Student Facilitator, Montgomery County Community College


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[posted 1/9/10] Montgomery County Community College – KEYS Student Facilitator Montgomery County Community College has a temporary part-time opening for a KEYS Student Facilitator. The purpose...

Bilingual Youth Organizer, Youth United for Change


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[posted 1/9/10] Youth United for Change – Bilingual Youth Organizer Youth United for Change is seeking a Bilingual Youth Organizer to establish and maintain YUC chapters in two high schools. ...

Museum Commission Diversity Internship Program


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Museums offer paid summer diversity internships The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations has created...

Miscellaneous

Japan Study Tour for Educators


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Want to educate your students about global issues? Interested in traveling to Japan? Looking for an exciting opportunity to earn professional development credit? University of Pennsylvania –...


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