The week of

January 25, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

VITA Kick-Off in Delaware County

VITA Kick-Off DelCoAD is kicking off this year’s free VITA tax season for Delaware County residents on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:30pm at the Delaware County CareerLink. The Volunteer Income...

8th Annual State Budget Forums

Invitation to the 8th Annual State Budget Forums in Southeastern Pennsylvania United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania will host its annual forums on the Pennsylvania state budget.  The forums will...

Additional Out-of-School Time Trainings

In addition to the Center for Youth Development (CYD) Winter Core Curriculum & Mentor Training Schedule (distributed earlier this month), we are pleased to announce the release of an additional...

TreeVitalize Pre-Application Workshop

Save the Date: The TreeVitalize Philadelphia Tree Planting Applications will be sent out next week.  If you are a Tree Tender group applying for the first time please plan on sending at least one...

Entrepreneurship Training Course

Thursday, January 28: Entrepreneurship Training Course Registration Deadline Cost: Varies, based on incom Don’t miss the deadline to register for the Entrepreneurship Training Course starting...

Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement Workshop

SAVE THE DATE:  March 25, 2010 Pennsylvania Campus Compact will host a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement Workshop on March 25th at Messiah College from 9:00 – 3:00   This...

Special Tax Help fo Sole Proprietors

ARE YOU READY FOR TAX SEASON? CALLING ALL SOLE PROPRIETORS! Get organized, and possibly get a nice tax refund, with FREE help from: CHESTER MICROENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (CMP) and The WIDENER SMALL...

Montgomery County Tax Coalition Kick-Off

2010 EITC National Awareness Day Rally! Please come out and join the Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM), in conjunction with the Montgomery County Tax Coalition, in...

Next Teen Cafe: Race Culture and Mass Media (RCMM)

Youth Action Scholars is a group of 15 high school students who’ve completed a year in UCCP’s Temple Youth VOICES or the POWER Internship. As YAS, they develop, design and implement...

Introduction to PhilaPlace

Register Now for PhilaPlace Workshop! Introduction to PhilaPlace Wednesday, January 27 at 6 At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia Everyone has a story to tell....

Working Families Resource Summit

Working Families Resource Summit WHEN: Saturday, February 27th 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM WHERE: Interboro High School -16th and Amosland Road, Prospect Park, PA The summit will include a service fair...

North of Center: A History of North Broad Street

WINTER/SPRING 2010 EVENTS February & March: North of Center: A History of N. Broad Street April 24: 2nd Annual Treasures of North Philadelphia Open House Please join the North Philadelphia Arts...

Evaluating Peer Networking Meetings and Participant Outcomes in Out‐of‐School Time: Overview & Findings

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice The Pauline Shaw Holsaert Research Colloquium Series is featuring Nancy Peter, Director & Lisa Colby, Senior Research Coordinator...

Choose to be Great: Make The Honor Roll

Jubilee School sponsors book talk, fair The Jubilee School is sponsoring two events featuring nationally-known author and educator Salome Thomas-El at the end of January. Thomas-El will speak on...

Fixing Our Board’s Fiduciary and Fundraising Phobias

Workshop on board fundraising scheduled The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations will offer Fixing Our Board’s Fiduciary and Fundraising Phobias, a workshop designed to help...

North Penn Community Health Foundation Info Session

North Penn Foundation schedules information session The North Penn Community Health Foundation has updated its strategic plan, refined its grantmaking strategies and set its application deadlines for...

Using Visual Strategies to Better Communicate Change, Innovation and Other Complex Messages

Leadership Montco continues advanced workshop series Leadership Montgomery County will sponsor the second in its Advanced Leadership Workshop Series, Abstract to Concrete: Using Visual Strategies to...

Diversity, Bullying and School-Aged Violence – Challenges and Solutions

Drexel hosts symposium on school  violence Drexel University’s Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence will sponsor a symposium entitled South Philadelphia High School: Diversity,...

Workshop on Making Home Affordable program

PUP sponsors workshop on Obama mortgage program Homeowners with trial mortgage modifications under President Obama’s Making Home Affordable program are invited to a workshop sponsored by the...

The Suburbs: The New Frontier of Immigration?

Seminar examines how suburbs handle immigrant influx On Wednesday, January 27th, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians will host a community discussion themed The Suburbs: The New Frontier of...

Beyond the Numbers Math Education Conference

Beyond the Numbers: Celebrating the best of how teachers teach and African American students learn math. Presented by The Benjamin Banneker Association in conjunction with Arcadia University and...

The Super-Training for Social Action Trainers

TRAINING FOR CHANGE The Super-T for Social Action Trainers June 4 to June 20, 2010 • Philadelphia, PA, United States (plus June 2-3 orientation for overseas participants) In the Super-T you will...

Reduced Fare Tickets to No Gang War

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 7:00pm Moonstone Arts Center 110A S. 13th Street  (13th & Sansom St.) 100 Tickets are  available Special Rate $4 per ticket (60% discount of $10 General Admission...

Town Hall on Disinvestment and Gentrification

North Philly. Collingswood. Germantown. Darby. Bella Vista. Phoenixville. What do these communities–and so many more across the Delaware Valley–have in common? Disinvestment....

Campaign for Working Families Open House

Join The Campaign for Working Families to celebrate the opening of 11 free tax preparation sites throughout Philadelphia Come to an OPEN HOUSE at the Northeast Free Tax Site Friday, January 29...

Building Innovative Partnerships for Student Success

Coalition for Community Schools National Forum 2010 Building Innovative Partnerships for Student Success:The Key to America’s Future is this year’s theme. This year we celebrate partnerships...

New Resources

New Website: LIFT-Philadelphia

LIFT-Philadelphia’s new website is here! We invite you to visit to learn about LIFT-Philadelphia like never before. With lots of new features, we aim to give you the most comprehensive and...

New Website: Alliance for Public Service

The Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration has recently launched several online resources for students and professionals who are interested in public service: a public service...

Two-Year Report on Mayor Nutter’s Education Goals

Nutter issues report on education progress Mayor Michael Nutter’s Office of Education has released Shaping an Educated City: A Two-Year Report on Mayor Nutter’s Education Goals, a report on the...

Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice

[posted from Comm-Org] As Editor of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, it is my pleasure to send you our inaugural issue. We are exceptionally proud of this first issue which...

New Report: Teacher Effects on Student Achievement

Using high- or low-level practices, results are the same “A little-noticed but unusually detailed study of teaching practices” reported by The Harvard Education Letter “delivers a...

New Report: Economic Benefits from Halving the Dropout Rate

Reducing drop-outs by half: a stimulus in itself The Alliance for Education has released a study with evidence that lowering the high school dropout rate would have important economic implications...

National Mentoring Month Resources

National Mentoring Month Resources from Search Institute Search Institute will be celebrating mentors and mentoring organizations with free downloads, inspirational stories, and product specials...

New Report: A New Model of Student Assessment for the 21st Century

A New Model of Student Assessment for the 21st Century, Camille A. Farrington, Margaret H. Small, American Youth Policy Forum, 2008. The chronic academic underperformance and student failure of most...

New Report: Shopping For, Preparing, and Eating Food

Taking time to eat well (from our friends at Foodlinks America):  New research finds that SNAP participants spend more time in the kitchen than both higher-income folks and other low-income...

New Report: The Roadmap to End Child Hunger in America by 2015

Ending Childhood Hunger On December 17, 2009, leaders of the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO), of which CFSC is a member, released The Roadmap to End Child Hunger in America by 2015 [pdf]....

Service-Learning Research with Children and Youth

FREE: New Information for Action Journal Now Available Online The National Service-Learning Partnership, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the National Service-Learning...

New Report: Energy Efficiency Program Options for Local Governments

New Report Profiles 40+ Municipal Energy Efficiency Programs The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy recently released a report that profiles more than 40 municipal energy efficiency...

New Eco-Curriculum for secondary school

No Impact curriculum is now available! Our free five-lesson secondary school curriculum can be accessed here. Know an eco-minded educator?   Tell them about our lesson plan which uses...

Miscellaneous

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

Do you know students who want to spend a summer of service in Washington, DC? The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is accepting applications for summer 2010. This academic internship...

Environmental Leadership Program Accepting Applications

Applications are OPEN for ELP’s 2010 Fellowship Classes The 2010 recruitment season is here. Applications for the Regional Network programs are available on our website. The tuition for the...

Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education Award

Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education Award EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2010 Teachers are at the heart of any successful effort to initiate, expand, or sustain service-learning in K-12...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

HIV Care Case Manager, Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE:        HIV Care Case Manager LOCATION:    The Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative – GALAEI SUPERVISION:    Executive Director POSITION:  ...

Paid Internship, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Paid Internship Available A non-profit organization founded in 1827, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community...

Director, Research and Evaluation, Philadelphia Youth Network

Philadelphia Youth Network – Director, Research and Evaluation The work of the Philadelphia Youth Network’s Director of Research and Evaluation will be guided by the vision of strengthening the...

Fiscal Specialist, Child Care Information Services

Child Care Information Services – Fiscal Specialist Child Care Information Services Northeast is seeking a fiscal specialist to be responsible for processing monthly provider payments and...

Grant Opportunities

Green Building Training Grants

‘Green Building’ Training Grants are Now Available To Your College or University Second Nature (), a nonprofit organization focused on sustainability in the higher education sector, is...

Mary Kay Foundation

Mary Kay provides cancer, domestic violence grants The Mary Kay Foundation, the philanthropic effort of the cosmetic company, provides grants for cancer research and for domestic violence shelters....

Verizon Foundation

Verizon supports education, prevention, health care The Verizon Foundation provides grants for projects focusing on education and literacy, domestic violence prevention and healthcare accessibility...

Community-Police Partnership Awards Program

MetLife sponsors community-police partnerships The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation are partnering for the ninth year to recognize, sustain, and share the work of...

Host a Making a Big Difference Team

With support from United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Coming of Age® is seeking proposals from area organizations interested in recruiting Make a BIG Difference teams (MABD) – cadres of...

Fiskars: Project Orange Thumb

Fiskars: Project Orange Thumb Fiskars Project Orange Thumb grants Fiskars garden tools and materials such as plants, seeds, mulch, etc. to eligible gardening groups. Maximum award: $1,000 in...

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Marketing Grant RFP Released:  On December 15, USDA announced a new round of funding to study the challenges associated with marketing agricultural products.  The Federal-State Marketing...

SNAP Healthy Incentive Pilots

SNAP Healthy Incentive Pilots: On December 18, 2009, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) posted its Request for Applications for the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) funded under the 2008 Farm...

Weatherization Assistance Program

$210 million Weatherization Assistance Program The Department of Energy requests proposals for Weatherization Formula Grants.  WAP funds are used to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers on Community Organizing

COMM-ORG:  The On-line Conference on Community Organizing COMM-ORG invites papers for its 2010 Papers Collection Are you writing a paper on: * community organizing? * community development? *...

Call for Proposals: Can Performance Change the World?

Call For Proposals PERFORMING THE WORLD 2010: Can Performance Change the World? The sixth Performing the World conference will be held in New York City from Thursday, September 30 through Sunday,...

Institute on Global Service-Learning

SAVE THE DATE! Institute on Global Service-Learning Thursday, March 25 – Friday, March 26, 2010 Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations Conference Center The Institute on Global Service...

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition

Register for a We Can! Regional Training Today! Join the We Can! movement to help children lead healthy lives… Pittsburgh, PA April 27-28 (many other cities and dates available, check ) If you’re...

2010 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference

NORTH CAROLINA CAMPUS COMPACT 2010 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference February 10, 2010 @ Elon University, Elon, NC REGISTRATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 22, 2010 We invite you to...

Food Project Winter Institute

Register now for…. The Food Project Winter Institute February 4-6, 2010 Lincoln and Boston, MA Learn more and download the registration form here: Many people come to The Food Project during the...

Call for Papers: Cross Pollination and Cultivation of Food Systems, Cultures and Methods

Food in Bloom: Cross Pollination and Cultivation of Food Systems, Cultures and Methods The Twelfth Annual Joint Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) Agriculture,...

Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference

The Local Government Commission (LGC) will be hosting the 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference in Seattle on February 4-6, 2010. The...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers needed for bereavement camp

We want to introduce ourselves as the Director and Program Coordinator for The Center for Loss and Bereavement.   The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the Center and...

Mentors needed, Achieving Independence Center

Change a Life: Become a Mentor to Foster Youth The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) wants caring and supportive adults willing to build a friendship with a foster care youth. You can be that big...


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