The week of

February 08, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Accounting Workshop for Retailers: Getting Started with QuickBooks


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The Enterprise Center and the Retail Resource Network Present An Accounting Workshop for Retailers Getting Started with QuickBooks Learn how using accounting software such as QuickBooks enables...

Refugee and Immigrant Children Without Parents


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HOLD THE DATE A Long Way From Home: Refugee and Immigrant Children Without Parents Join us for an inter-generational, interfaith panel discussion about experiences of youth who arrive in the without...

Volunteer Management Basics for 2010


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Recruitment Magic and Myths: Volunteer Management Basics for 2010 Presented by: LYNN S. CONNOLLY, , CHSA Senior Partner of Precept Associates and Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Graduate,...

Legs Against Arms 5K Run/Walk


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Online Registration is now Open for the 4th Annual Legs Against Arms 5K Run/Walk April 11, 2010 St. Joseph’s University Race starts 8:30 am CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW For race day details, a...

Penn State Extention in Philadelphia Annual Meeting


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Save the Date! Penn State Extension in Philadelphia’s Annual Meeting will take place April 8, 2010 from 4:00 -7:00 pm at Philadelphia’s City Hall. During the evening, we will be recognizing some...

Youth Action & Art AfterSchool Program


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I’m writing you because Mural Arts Program is recruiting students for our Youth Action & Art afterschool class in mid-February. Details are as follows: Session dates:  Every Wednesday,...

PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference


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On behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) Board of Directors, I cordially invite you to our 20th Annual PASAP Conference. Our theme this year is...

Leadership Development for Non-Profits


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PCOM to host leadership development program The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Collaborative Leadership Project will present Leadership Development for Non-Profits on Tuesday...

Creative Financing in a Tough Economy


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Montco panel discusses project financing The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation will hold a finance panel in Limerick entitled Creative Financing in a Tough Economy on Tuesday,...

United Way 365 Days of Caring briefing


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United Way offers 365 Days of Caring briefing Whether your agency needs volunteers to read to children, lead financial literacy classes for hard-working families, paint your community room or deliver...

Working with Domestic Violence Survivors


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Training set for working with survivors of domestic violence Lutheran Settlement House’s Bilingual Domestic Violence Program is again offering Working with Domestic Violence Survivors: A...

FAFSA Help Days in DelCo


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Free FAFSA help available in suburban counties The College Access Center of Delaware County, a project of the Chester Higher Education Council and United Way, has scheduled FAFSA Help Days in...

Community Driven Research Day and Call for Proposals


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Community-driven research encouraged by CHOP, Penn event The Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, a project of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is sponsoring a Community...

Energy Star and LEED EBOM: A Toolkit for Existing Buildings


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Energy Star and LEED EBOM: A Toolkit for Existing Buildings When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Where: Temple University Center City (TUCC), 1515 Market Street, Room 222 Building...

Learn How to Get and Manage High School Interns


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Need an Intern? Learn How to Get and Manage High School Interns Please join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Youth Network for a session designed just for you! Why should you attend? • To...

Arts for Healing – Arts for Wellness


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Third Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference:  Arts for Healing – Arts for Wellness, Temple University Date: February 19th, 2010. Time: 8:30-5:00pm Conference attendance is free,...

BuildaBridge Community Arts Education Annual Training Conference


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BuildaBridge Institute 2010 Community Arts Education Annual Training Conference June 2-6 Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, PA Register Today (Deadline: May 25) BuildaBridge Institute is a...

New Resources

Making Science Cool Videos


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Making Science Cool The After-School Corporation has produced a series of short videos that make the case for science after school. Each video is 1-2 minutes in length and shows kids engaging in...

New report: Diploma Attainment Among Teen Mothers


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A third of teen moms have no diploma or GED New Child Trends research finds that one in three (34%) young women who had been teen mothers did not earn a high school diploma or a GED, compared with...

New report: Illicit Drug Use Among Older Adults


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Drug use rising among seniors A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has found that of Americans age 50 and older used illicit drugs during the past year, a...

New report: Food Hardship: A Closer Look at Hunger


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New Data Reveal Extent of Hunger in Every Corner of the Food Research and Action Center Releases New Data on Food Hardship in 2008 and 2009, with First-Ever Data for MSAs and All Congressional...

New report: Cost savings analysis of school readiness


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Pre-K: the biggest bang for your education buck A new study by Wilder Research of St. Paul, Minn., undertaken at the behest of Michigan nonprofit Early Childhood Investment Corp., finds that Michigan...

The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future


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Our future success demands new systems of education A new book by Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University proposes a clear set of policies that can be used to create high-quality and equitable...

New Book: Working in the Shadows


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View this online here: An Advocate Grows in Brooklyn Remember all the, “I can’t believe this could happen in my neighborhood,” commotion back in November when the New York Department of Labor...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters: Learning to End Hunger Conference


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Call for Presenters The Learning to End Hunger Connecting Classrooms and Communities Conference Sponsored by the New Jersey Higher Education Service-Learning Consortium* Friday April 9, 2010 9:00am...

Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers Conference


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State senior center conference set for March The Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers will sponsor its annual conference on the theme,  Winds of Change: A Vision for the Future on Thursday and...

Midwest Academy 2010 Training Calendar


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The 2010 Midwest Academy Training Dates have been announced.  You can get more information at the Midwest Academy web page for each training session:  March 8-12            ...

Call for Submissions: Toward a Just Metropolis: From Crises to Possibilities


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Planners Network and several other community-based planning organizations are organizing a big joint conference in June in the Bay Area: Toward a Just Metropolis: From Crises to Possibilities June...

Call for Workshops: US Social Forum


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US Social Forum Registration and Workshops Open (Español abajo) The US Social Forum is… The US Social Forum is more than an event, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war...

Schooling for Sustainability: Strategies That Make Learning Come Alive


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Please join the Center for Ecoliteracy for “Schooling for Sustainability: Strategies That Make Learning Come Alive” on June 23-25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. This dynamic three-day...

Call for Submissions: Community Works Journal


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JOURNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ABOUT THE JOURNAL Community Works Journal is published online by Community Works Institute, in support of teaching practices that build community. CWJ is now in its...

13th Annual Continuums of Service Conference


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Registration is open for the 13th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, March 31 – April 2, 2010 in Portland, Oregon! You can register now! This year’s theme is Vision, Courage,...

Building and Sustaining Engagement in Critical Times


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PEOPLE, PLACE, & PARTNERS: Building and Sustaining Engagement in Critical Times March 3-5, 2010 Hosted by The University of Georgia, Athens, GA This year’s Gulf-South Summit on...

Annual Conference on Financial Education


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Save the Date! Annual Conference on Financial Education October 6 – 8, 2010 Hyatt Regency | Boston RFP process for conference presentations now open As we enter a new year and a new decade,...

Journal of Sustainability Education


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The Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE) is still receiving submissions for our inaugural edition due out in May 2010.  The extended submission deadline is February 15th, 2010. Please visit our...

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Conference


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Registration for PA NEN’s 2010 Annual Conference, Diversity: It’s More than Ethnicity, is now open!  The conference will be held on April 27-28 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel...

Grant Opportunities

Capital & Capacity for Economic Recovery Grants


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Capital &  Capacity for Economic Recovery Nonprofit Finance Fund is pleased to introduce a new program: Capital & Capacity for Economic Recovery. Through this program we will offer capacity...

Management of Keystone STARS Request for Application


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OCDEL seeks regional Key operators The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning has released the PA Keys to Quality: Regional Key Professional Development Delivery and Management of Keystone...

Communities Creating Healthy Environments


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Communities Creating Healthy Environments: Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Safe Places to Play in Communities of Color Deadline: February...

Green Heroes Grant Program


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Clorox Announces 2010 Green Heroes Grant Program Deadline: February 18, 2010 With assistance from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth...

Dollar General Literacy Foundation


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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Offers Funding for Family and Adult Literacy Programs Deadline: February 25, 2010 The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for its Family...

Powerful Difference Contest for Women


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Makers of Pine-Sol Launch the Make a Powerful Difference Contest for Women Deadline: March 22, 2010 The makers of Pine-Sol cleaners, a product line of Clorox Company, have launched the 2010 Make a...

Entertainment Software Association Foundation Grants for Youth Programs


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Entertainment Software Association Foundation Offers Grants for Youth Programs Deadline: April 15, 2010 The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs...

Boating Safety & Clean Water Grassroots Grants Program


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Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water Invites Applications for Grassroots Grants Program Deadline: February 28, 2010 The Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water Grassroots Grants...

Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Construction Grants


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Tony Hawk Foundation Offers Grants for Skatepark Construction Deadline: March 1, 2010 The Tony Hawk Foundation makes grants to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Vice President of Finance, Philadelphia Youth Network


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[posted 1/30/10] The Philadelphia Youth Network is seeking a Vice President of Finance with 5-10 years experience, with solid experience in nonprofit accounting and at least 3 years in management...

Operations Coordinator, Philadelphia Youth Network


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[posted 1/30/10] Philadelphia Youth Network – Operations Coordinator The Philadelphia Youth Network is seeking an Operations Coordinator who will lead operational processes for all PYN models,...

Director, Municipal Energy Office


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[posted 2/1/10] Director of the Municipal Energy Office The primary responsibilities of this position include managing the procurement of electricity for the City of Philadelphia and developing...

Development Asst/Special Asst to the President, WORC


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[posted 2/01/10] Development Asst/Special Asst to the President Women’s Opportunities Resource Center – Philadelphia, PA * To assist the President in editing reports, grant requests, news...

Miscellaneous

Writing Workshop Proposals Sought


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Mighty Writers welcomes all kinds of imaginative workshop proposals from Philadelphia writers, playwrights, filmmakers and other artists. Our workshop leaders plan multi-week sessions with students,...

Champions of Caring Accepting Student Applications


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Champions of Caring 15th Annual Recognition Program Do you know a teen who is making a difference in the community? Champions of Caring () is currently accepting applications from students in grades...

Webinar Series for Nonprofit Boards


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LaSalle offers webinar series for nonprofit leaders Sometimes the greatest challenge nonprofit leaders face is finding the time to do the things they know they should be doing. That’s why the...

Community Impact Award


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Nominate a female leader Women’s Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) is looking for Women Entrepreneurs who are making a Impact in the community – help us find leading women by nominating...

America’s Greenest School Contest


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Entries Invited for America’s Greenest School Contest Deadline: March 8, 2010 School bus manufacturer IC Bus has announced the 2010 America’s Greenest School contest. Students across the...

Colin Higgins Foundation Youth Courage Awards


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Colin Higgins Foundation Seeks Nominations for Youth Courage Awards Deadline: March 1, 2010 The Colin Higgins Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Youth Courage Awards. Through these...

Funding and Resources to Help Your Organization Feed Hungry Children This Summer


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Due to inclement weather, the Federal Government was closed in the Washington area  Monday, February 08, and Tuesday, February 9.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Webinar scheduled for...

Caring Institute Invites Nominations for Caring Awards


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Caring Institute Invites Nominations for Caring Awards Deadline: March 1, 2010 The Caring Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to honor and promote the values of caring, integrity, and...

Sodexho STOP Hunger Scholarships


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Sodexo Foundation Accepting Applications for STOP Hunger Scholarships Deadline: February 26, 2010 The Sodexo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sodexo, Inc., has opened the application period for...


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