The week of

February 15, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Managing in a Changing Economy


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NFF workshop helps nonprofits in recession The Nonprofit Finance Fund is offering Managing in a Changing Economy, a workshop  that shares practical approaches to managing a nonprofit organization in...

Nonprofit Capacity-Building Workshops


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Montco project offers capacity building training Project ECO – Enhancing Community Organizations – offers free and customized technical assistance and capacity building training to help...

Workshops for Urban and Suburban Ag Project Startups


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Doing It in The City – 2010 Workshops for Urban and Suburban Ag Project Startups URBAN AG WORKSHOPS Saturday, February 20, 2010, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Community College of Philadelphia Center of...

NPower PA February Training Calendar


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NPower PA February Training Calendar Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace in today’s society, and learning to use technology effectively is becoming more important everyday. There is...

Superintendent’s Community Meeting


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Thursday, February 18. The Superintendent’s Community Meeting. 6:30 William Dick Elementary School, 2498 W. Diamond St. An opportunity to receive information, such as updates on the five-year...

Institutional Approaches to Sustainability


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Urban Sustainability Forum: Institutional Approaches to Sustainability When: Thursday, February 18, 2010; Reception: 6:00 – 6:30 Program: 6:30-8:00 Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th...

Environmental Sustainability in Low-Income and Minority Neighborhoods


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I am pleased to announce the first annual Diversity Symposium; Planning and Diversity in Perspective: Environmental Sustainability in Low-Income and Minority Neighborhoods, on Friday, February 19,...

2010 Invitational Summer Institute In Writing and Literacy


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Writing and Literacy Institute General Information Monday to Friday August 2, 2009-August 20, 2010 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mandatory—Two School Year Meetings—TBA Mandatory—Pre-acceptance Interview...

Workshop: Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement


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PACC Workshop: Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement March 25, 2010 9:30 – 3:00 Messiah College, Grantham This PACC-sponsored practical, hands-on workshop focuses on how to...

Introduction to Federal Funding for Nonprofits


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Workshop helps nonprofits obtain federal funding Introduction to Federal Funding for Nonprofits is a workshop sponsored by the Regional Foundation Center that will take place on Tuesday, March 9th,...

Strategic Approach to Cost-Effective Marketing


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March 2: A Strategic Approach to Cost-Effective Marketing. Learn the keys to developing a strong, integrated strategy reflecting organizational context, goals and stakeholders. The stronger the...

PhillyGoes2College Launch


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The Honorable Michael A. Nutter: Mayor, City of Philadelphia Cordially Invites You to the Launch of “PhillyGoes2College” Office & Website Another “first” for Philadelphia!...

Foundations 101


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March 2: Foundations 101. This is an introductory overview of the basics of grant research and Regional Foundation Center resources. It is FREE and registration is first come first served (max 12)....

Philadelphia Foundation Open House


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February 25: Philadelphia Foundation Open House. The Philadelphia Foundation will hold these open-house events to allow local organizations to meet with the foundation’s community impact staff...

Arthur Ashe Open House


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February 24: Arthur Ashe Open House. This open house is an opportunity for sponsors and donors to get to know the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center and its people through a brief tour, as...

Breaking Ground: Building Livable Communities in Greater Philadelphia


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Breaking Ground: Building Livable Communities in Greater Philadelphia WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 UNION LEAGUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA A one-day workshop designed for local planning partners, practitioners,...

New Resources

Re-engaging High School Dropouts as a Growth Strategy for Pennsylvania


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Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children has released a report that shows there are nearly 120,000 high school dropouts ages 16-24 who cost state, local and federal governments money through lost...

The Economic Benefits from Halving Philadelphia’s Dropout Rate


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Report highlights economic value of dropout reduction In the Philadelphia metropolitan area, an estimated 16,400 students dropped out from the Class of 2008 at great cost not only to themselves but...

2009 Volunteering in the United States Report


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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently issued a report that million more Americans volunteered between September 2008 and September 2009 than did in the previous year!  Read the press release...

New Report: The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color


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Far removed from opportunity, and despairingA new report from the College Board cites “overwhelming barriers” for minority males in becoming educated and productive citizens, proposes...

Newsletter on Urban Youth Culture


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In 2002, MEE conducted a national lifestyle survey with urban youth as part of our groundbreaking research study, This Is My Reality: The Price of Sex.  The Inner City Truth survey provided an...

Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success


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College- and Career-Ready: Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success, Chad Aldeman, Education Sector, January 2010. “The goal of helping all students become...

2008 Philadelphia Area Housing Data Now Online


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2008 Housing Data Now Online MetroPhilaMapper now has 2008 housing data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Which municipalities have the highest average purchase mortgage? Which...

Policy Brief: Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Philadelphia


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Policy Brief: Ambulatory Surgical Centers As we debate national health care, it is important to recognize that the health care delivery system is rapidly changing in response to rising costs,...

Promoting Social Behavior of Young Children in Group Settings


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Promoting Social Behavior of Young Children in Group Settings: A Summary of Research. This report provides a summary of intervention practices that are supported by empirical evidence for promoting...

Preparing Educators to Engage Families


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Preparing Educators to Engage Families. This publication from the Harvard Family Research Project supports educator training and professional development in the area of family engagement. This volume...

Turn Your Organisation into a Volunteer Magnet


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[from Volunteer2] Turn Your Organisation into a Volunteer Magnet January’s book of the month is a compilation of articles written by a number of international volunteer articles in the online...

Partnerships Classifieds

U.S. Election Assistance Commission seeks grant reviewers


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The Election Assistance Commission is looking for peer reviewers for its high school mock election and college poll worker grant programs. Details can be found at:...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Growing Healthy Food Systems: Block by Block


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SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual CFPAC Summit Growing Healthy Food Systems: Block by Block In partnership with Family Farmed EXPO DATE: Friday March 12, 2010 TIME: 8:00am-5:00pm LOCATION: UIC Forum –...

Conference on Community-Based Research


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CCPH Supports Regional Workshops on Community-Engaged Research!  CCPH is helping to support regional workshops on community-engaged research taking place in March and April 2010.  Workshops marked...

Call for Papers: Activists Engagements in the Creation of Alternative Media


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Please find attached a CFP for the next issue of Interface: A journal for and about social movements on the special theme of: Voices of Dissent. Activists Engagements in the Creation of Alternative,...

2010 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference


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2010 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Office of the Comptroller...

The Diversity Journey 2010: Different Paths, Shared Destiny


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SAVE THE DATE The Diversity Journey 2010: Different Paths, Shared Destiny Thursday, October 7, 2010 Friday, October 8, 2010 Save the date for Different Paths, Shared Destiny, a two-day conference...

Higher Education’s Leadership in Community and Economic Transition


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Call for Papers, due March 1: Ohio Campus Compact’s “Higher Education’s Leadership in Community and Economic Transition” Conference, April 6th Call for Papers, due March 1:...

Call for Proposals: Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference on Higher Education


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Proposals for The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference on Higher Education — Due March 1, 2010 Call for Proposals, due March 1: The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference on Higher...

2010 National Planning Conference: Planning & Community Health


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The American Planning Association’s Planning & Community Health Research Center invites you to attend the 2010 National Planning Conference. Saturday April 10 – Tuesday, April 13, 2010 New...

Grantwriting Workshop


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NELLCO is hosting a two-day grant-writing workshop in Albany in March. This workshop is open to the non-profit community and I would encourage you to consider whether this may be of interest to you...

Call for Proposals: Growing Green Schools Across America


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Join over 1,500 school leaders and advocates in Minneapolis for the 1st annual Green Schools National Conference October 24-26, 2010. The time is right for this groundbreaking event to bring together...

Grant Opportunities

Pepsi Refresh Project Grants


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Pepsi Refresh Project plans to fund good ideas Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and nonprofits with ideas that will have a positive impact in their communities.  With its Pepsi Refresh...

Kristin Mitchell Foundation Dating Violence Prevention grants


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Kristin Mitchell Foundation supports date violence prevention The mission of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation is to support educational efforts that raise awareness among young adults about the...

School District seeks support service providers


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School District seeks support service providers The School District of Philadelphia is seeking neighborhood-based community service organizations to provide support to students attending Renaissance...

American Library Association Diversity Research Grants


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American Library Association Diversity Office Seeks Research Grant Proposals Deadline: April 30, 2010 The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity...

Igniting Creative Energy Challenge


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National Energy Foundation: Igniting Creative Energy Challenge The National Igniting Creative Energy Challenge is an educational competition designed to encourage students to learn more about energy...

Pennsylvania Afterschool Supper Program


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Pennsylvania Afterschool Supper Program.  Pennsylvania is one of eight states in the country with the Afterschool Supper Program. It is a part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and...

OIC of America’s Strengthening Communities Fund


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OIC of America’s Strengthening Communities Fund. OIC of America is looking for qualified non-profit organizations in specific areas of Philadelphia to provide one-to-one technical assistance to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director, Development and Communications, Parent Infant Center


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Parent Infant Center  – Director, Development and Communications This position is  responsible for content and production of internal and external newsletters, annual report, website,...

Director, School Age Programs, Parent Infant Center


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Parent Infant Center  – Director, School Age Programs The Parent Infant Center is seeking an individual for a position that is responsible for administration and programming of after-school...

Director of Development, Caring Center


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The Caring Center – Director of Development The Caring Center, a non-profit organization located in West Philadelphia and dedicated to high quality early childhood education, is seeking a part-time...

Miscellaneous

Campus Philly Online Internship Fair


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Campus Philly plans online internship fair This March, Campus Philly’s career matching website will be the center of online talent recruitment for the Philadelphia region during its fourth Online...

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis


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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Promoting Powerful Professional Learning to Advance Student Achievement * Examine the vision and definition for professional development advocated by the National...

Legs Against Arms Youth Poster Contest


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Poster Contest. Physicians for Social Responsibility is looking for K-8 youth to use their creative talents to help them envision what it takes to create and keep the peace in Philadelphia! Create a...


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