The week of

February 01, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle


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Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Meets Jennifer Gleeson Blue Saturday, February 27 3:00-5:00 Milk & Honey Market 4435 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 Cost: Free Do you need some direction? Are...

Promoting Healthy Youth Relationships


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February 17: Promoting Healthy Youth Relationships. Meet Out-of-School Time staff, share challenges and victories, exchange resources, and develop new relationships in an informal environment....

Recycling Tools: K-12 Schools Workshop


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The DVGBC Green Schools Circle Presents… Recycling Tools: K-12 Schools Workshop Collect It, Haul It, Recycle It! Come Share Ideas, Recycling Program Success Stories, and Bring it Back to YOUR...

Philadelphia Community Access Media public meetings


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PhillyCAM holds community meetings on public access TV Philadelphia Community Access Media has scheduled a series of meetings throughout Philadelphia for people who are interested in getting involved...

Schools, Education and the Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle


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Temple, Drexel sponsor summit on education and civil rights Schools, Education and the Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle is the theme of the second annual leadership summit of The REACH Project,...

Institute on Disabilities Leadership Institute


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Training series shapes leaders among disabled Beginning in February, the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University will present a free leadership development training series, Competence and...

Course: Developing and Implementing Student Mediation Programs


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Developing and Implementing Student Mediation Programs This course introduces the process of and skills necessary for peer mediation within a classroom setting and encourages teachers and...

Delaware County Environmental Summit


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Delaware County Environmental Summit Delco Concerned Citizens for Environmental Change will be hosting the 5th Annual Delaware County Environmental Summit titled, “Being Prepared for...

Compost Matters


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Compost Matters Sponsored by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society When: Wednesday, February 10th; 8:00AM – 3:00PM. Where: Ben Franklin Hall, American...

New Resources

Service-Learning Trainer’s Toolkit


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SERVICE LEARNING TRAINER’S TOOLKIT Special Pre-Conference SALE! 15% OFF The IGESL is offering the Service Learning Trainer’s Toolkit: Tools for Building High Quality Standards Based Service...

New Report: Suburbanization of Poverty: Trends in Metropolitan America, 2000 to 2008


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Recession increases poverty in area suburbs Poverty increased nearly 1 percent in Philadelphia’s suburbs between 2000 and 2008, partly because of two recessions, according to a report issued by...

Career Exploration Toolkit


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America’s Promise releases career exploration toolkit Through real-world experiences, students have opportunities to be exposed to new things, helping them appreciate the relevance of their...

Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression


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Training disadvantaged kids in resilience Researchers at U Penn have developed a curriculum to teach middle-school students specific strategies to challenge negative thought patterns and manage...

Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success


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Facilitating information flow between K–12, higher ed, and the workforce College- and career-readiness has become a focal point in American education, but a new report by Education Sector finds...

Head Start Impact Study Final Report


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Lukewarm results prompt Head Start overhaul A congressionally-mandated study on the impact of the 2002-2003 Head Start program showed that at the end of one program year, access to Head Start...

2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning


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Institutional innovation in an era of change As part of its 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning initiative, the KnowledgeWorks foundation has released a series of policy briefs to address...

GoToServiceLearning Lesson Plan Database


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GoToServiceLearning Lesson Plan Database GoToServiceLearning is an interactive Web site housing a database of quality service-learning lesson plans from across the country, all tied to state academic...

Gauging the Gaps: A Deeper Look at Student Achievement


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Gauging the Gaps: A Deeper Look at Student Achievement, Anna Habash Rowan, Daria Hall, and Kati Haycock, The Education Trust, January 2010. Leaders in schools, districts, and states, along with...

Greater Philadelphia Food System Study


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Local Food Economy is Focus of New Study DVRPC recently completed the Greater Philadelphia Food System Study, a project that evaluates the food system comprising the nine-county region. This study...

Out-of-School Time Regional Training Directory


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We are pleased to announce that the OSTRC’s 2010 Regional Training Available is now available! Through support from Philadelphia’s OST PD Project, the expanded Training Directory now includes:...

New Report: Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US Economy


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Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US Economy McKinsey & Company has published a report that details the magnitude of the efficiency potential in non-transportation uses of energy, conducts a...

Refund Anticipation Loans Drain Wealth from Communities of Color


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Report:  Tax filers in African-American communities times more likely to use high-cost loans to get refunds 2010 sees some regulatory progress, but room for improvement CHICAGO—Refund...

Farm to School Tips, Tools & Guidelines


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The new Farm to School Tips, Tools & Guidelines for Food Distribution & Food Safety manual is intended to provide information, insight and useful tools for farmers and school food service...

Building and Using Longitudinal Data Systems for Effective Reporting


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New AYPF Issue Brief: Building and Using Longitudinal Data Systems for Effective Reporting and to Improve Student Achievement: This issue brief describes AYPF’s field trip and learning exchange...

Alternative Pathways to Education and Employment Training for Disconnected Youth


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New Forum Brief:  Leveraging Resources to Create Alternative Pathways to Education and Employment Training for Disconnected Youth: Comprehensive reform strategies to serve disconnected youth ensure...

Student Gardens and Food Service


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Student Gardens and Food Service [pdf], a new resource from Bon Appétit, was written to help student gardeners establish a successful relationship between campus food service and student gardens....

Tools for Attracting Healthy Food Retail to Underserved Neighborhoods


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Bringing Grocery’s to Underserved Neighborhoods: A new publication from Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), an Oakland, CA advocacy organization, also promotes retail food development. ...

Toolkit: Greening Grocery Strategies for Sustainable Food Retailing


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Greening Grocery: The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit and CFSC member, recently released an on-line toolkit titled “Greening Grocery Strategies for Sustainable Food Retailing.” The...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Transforming Institutions… Transforming Communities


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The Third Annual Service-Learning Symposium & Showcase Event “Transforming Institutions… Transforming Communities” Save The Date! Wednesday, March 24 8:30am – 3:00pm The...

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! Book Your Hotel Room Reduced...

National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference


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Growing Power’s National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference Come to Milwaukee and help grow the good food revolution. Hosted by Growing Power—a national organization headed by...

Call for Papers: Economics of Local Food Markets


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Call for Papers 2010 NAREA Workshop on Economics of Local Food Markets June 15-16, 2010 Atlantic City, New Jersey Abstract Deadline: February 3, 2010 The 2010 Workshop on the Economics of Local Food...

Strengthening Environmental Justice Research and Decision-Making


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Save-the-Date Strengthening Environmental Justice Research and Decision-Making: A Symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts March 17-19, 2010 Walter E. Washington...

RUST: The Radical Urban Sustainability Training


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We are happy to announce that we will be offering RUST – The Radical Urban Sustainability Training, on the weekend of July 10-11, 2010.  The course will be taught by Scott Kellogg, author of...

Call for Papers: Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions


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The International Geographical Union’s Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions: Challenges...

Grant Opportunities

Technology Assistance Grants


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Clear offers broadband services for nonprofits Mobile Citizen has announced the availability of Technology Assistance Grants for Philadelphia nonprofits. Mobile Broadband offers Clear mobile and...

KaBoom Playground Grants


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Playground funding available Does your organization need a new playspace? KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in North America,...

American Psychological Foundation Grants


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American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Visionary and Weiss Grants Deadline: March 15, 2010 The American Psychological Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that...

M·A·C AIDS Fund U.S. Community Grants Program


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MAC AIDS Fund Announces 2010 Community Grants Program Deadline: March 15, 2010 June 15, 2010 The M·A·C AIDS Fund Community Grants Program supports organizations working to address the link...

Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards


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Jenzabar Foundation Announces Call for Nominations for Annual Student Leadership Awards Deadline: March 31, 2010 The Jenzabar Foundation has opened the nomination process for its third annual Student...

Motorola Foundation STEM Education Grants


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Motorola Foundation Commits $ Million for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Programs The Motorola Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola, Inc., has announced that it will...

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth


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National Endowment for the Arts: Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth The NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth program funds projects that help children and youth acquire...

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative


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USDA’s 2010 Ag and Research Initiative includes funding for nutrition and obesity: USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) expects to release its request for applications for the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Exec. Asst. and Grantwriter, Penn Asian Senior Services


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[posted 1/23/10] Penn Asian Senior Services – Exec. Asst. and Grantwriter Penn Asian Senior Services, a non-profit homecare and training organization based in Jenkintown, seeks an Executive...

Prevention Specialist and HIV/STD/Hep C Coordinator, Colours Organization


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[posted 1/23/10] The Colours Organization – Prevention Specialist and HIV/STD/Hep C Coordinator The Colours Organization is looking for an individual to fill the position of Prevention Specialist...

Executive Director, Playworks


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[posted 1/23/10] Playworks – Executive Director Playworks, a national nonprofit that provides safe, healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools and helps create a positive...

Financial Education and Savings Department Program Manager, WORC


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[posted 1/23/10] Women’s Opportunities Resource Center – Financial Education and Savings Department Program Manager The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center is a nationally...

Miscellaneous

Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development, and Community Renewal


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Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development, and Community Renewal February 2, 2010 10:30am-12:00pm Eastern, 9:30-11:00am Central, 8:30-10:00am Mountain, 7:30-9:00am...

Service-Learning Student Essay Contest


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The Third Annual Service-Learning Symposium/Showcase Event “Transforming Institutions…Transforming Communities” Student Essay Contest The Southwestern PA Regional Network for the...

Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Award


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Earth Island Institute: Youth Award for Outstanding Activism in Environmental and Social Justice The Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Award recognizes young people for their outstanding activism...

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes


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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings and/or on protecting the...

Reviewers Needed, Philadelphia Youth Network


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PYN Seeking Reviewers for WorkReady RFP The Philadelphia Youth Network is currently seeking reviewers to read proposals for the WorkReady Philadelphia Summer 2010 Request for Proposals that was...

Webinar: Using Economic Development Funds to Create Incentives for Healthy Retail


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Planning for Healthy Places and the Healthy Corner Stores Network invite you to join the upcoming webinar: Using Economic Development Funds to Create Incentives for Healthy Retail – which will...


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