The week of

February 22, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Giving Cambodia Hope through Education


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Giving Cambodia Hope through Education Noreen Neal, a high school senior, strives to improve the quality of education in Cambodia with an eco-friendly computer lab When:         Saturday,...

Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Visits Integrity Cleaning


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Saturday, March 27: Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle Visits Integrity Cleaning 10:00am-12:00pm Integrity Cleaning 3426 Conrad Street Philadelphia, PA 19129 Cost: Free Have your businesses ideas and...

Tools of the Trade: Turn Your Bright Idea into a Successful Start-up


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Tuesday, March 9: Tools of the Trade: Turn Your Bright Idea into a Successful Start-up 6:00-7:30pm Free Library of Philadelphia, Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Branch 68 W. Chelten Avenue...

Brewer’s Plate 2010


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The Brewer’s Plate 2010 – Where craft beer & gourmet food unite! Sunday, March 14 at the Penn Museum 3260 South Street Now in its sixth year, The Brewer’s Plate is Fair Food’s...

Meeting the Challenge of Hunger in Delaware County


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Hunger Conference Being Planned for Delaware County. those concerned about hunger related issues in our country for a day of exploration, networking and creating action plans that address these...

Financial Boot Camp for Life


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You are invited to “Start Small, Think Big” during Philadelphia Saves Week 2010 – February 21st-27th Since 2004, Philadelphia Saves has helped thousands of local residents to save for a goal...

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coaliition Public Forum


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Commentator Robinson featured at GPUAC forum The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition will host Eugene Robinson, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and commentator on MSNBC and NBC, as the...

Annual Wellness Breakfast for Men


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Men-only wellness breakfast scheduled Now in its thirteenth year, the Annual Wellness Breakfast for Men is a gathering where males of all ages are encouraged to enjoy a complimentary healthy...

Bike drive for Neighborhood Bike Works


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Bike drive supports Neighborhood BikeWorks The Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association is sponsoring a bike drive on Saturday, February 27th from 10am to 3pm at Summit Avenue and Old Line Road in...

Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Families


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City offers family preparedness workshops The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management will hold workshops to help families prepare for disasters and emergencies in Roxborough and...

Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference


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SAVE THE DATE:  On June 10 – June 12, 2010 Messiah College will host the 6th Biennial Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference entitled “Sustaining Our Call to Service”.  The...

New Resources

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills


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Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills: A Workshop Summary, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2010. An emerging body of research suggests that a...

Partnership for a Healthier America


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New foundation targets childhood obesity The Partnership for a Healthier America is a new foundation that has been launched to address the serious epidemic of childhood obesity by bringing together...

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


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The Office of University Partnerships would like to inform you that the Webinar “Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development, and Community Renewal” is now...

Building Active Strategies to Inform Children in School


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Children’s Health Fund’s Healthy series (Building Active Strategies to Inform Children in School) is a project devoted to bringing simple, engaging and culturally relevant health education...

New Paper: Community Organizing as an Instrument of Change Management


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[posted from Comm-Org] Community Organizing as an Instrument of Change Management,  by Lukas Bischof. The paper is available at I am among those who believe that community organizing is good for...

Partnerships Classifieds

Third Annual Philly Spring Cleanup


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Third Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on April 10 Last year was so much fun that Mayor Nutter wants to do it again – mark your calendars for the annual Spring Cleanup!  It will be held on...

YouTube’s Video Volunteers seek project


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New YouTube page pairs videomakers with nonprofits YouTube’s new Video Volunteers page, pairs nonprofits with creative video producers willing to help them. Since its start several months ago,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference


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Why Attend the NCRC 2010 National Conference? We hope to see you at this special 20th Anniversary Celebration, March 10-13, 2010, at the Washington Court Hotel, Washington DC. This event is the...

Transforming Race: Crisis and Opportunity in the Age of Obama


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Some thought the election of Barack Obama confirmed the end of race as an issue worthy of national discussion, much less policy debate. Subsequent events — Henry Louis Gates, Sonia Sotomayor,...

32nd Annual Summer Institute on College Teaching


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The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education is pleased to announce its: 32nd Annual Summer Institute on College Teaching, June 6-10, 2010 The College of William and Mary Williamsburg,...

Summer Institute of Civic Studies


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Announcing the Second Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies at Tisch College, Tufts University July 12-24, 2010, Medford, Massachusetts Led by Peter Levine, Tisch College, and Karol Soltan,...

Call for Chapters: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning


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Call for Chapters for an edited volume on International Service-Learning from Stylus Publishing: Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning Please consider...

Grant Opportunities

Active Living Research Grant


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Active Living Research and New Connections Grant Opportunities Deadline: April 14, 2010 A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active Living...

American Water Environmental Grant Program


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American Water Announces 2010 Environmental Grant Program Deadline: March 22, 2010 American Water state subsidiaries are accepting applications for the 2010 Environmental Grant Program. The program...

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education


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Nominations Invited for 2010 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Deadline: March 19, 2010 Now in its 23rd year, the annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education recognizes notable individuals...

Sustainable Community Development Awards


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Home Depot Foundation Accepting Letters of Interest for Sustainable Community Development Awards Deadline: March 31, 2010 (Letter of Interest) The Home Depot Foundation’s Awards of Excellence...

Assets for Independence IDA program


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New funding for IDA programs announced The Assets for Independence program, which offers federal matching funds for low-income individuals and families saving for postsecondary education,...

Keep Gym in School grants


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NFL Network funds physical education programs The NFL Network has announced Keep Gym in School grants aimed at improving physical education programs and raising awareness for the important role that...

McCormick Foundation Veterans Program


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McCormick Foundations supports veterans programs The mission of the McCormick Foundation Veterans Program honors the service of America’s veterans by supporting nonprofit organizations that assist...

Do Something Awards


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Do Something awards celebrate youth accomplishments The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with...

Knight Foundation Community Information Challenge


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Knight Foundation Community Information Challenge Calls on Community Foundations for Local Information Experiments Deadline: March 8, 2010 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is accepting...

Neighborhood Builders and Local Heroes Programs


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Bank of America Accepting Applications for Neighborhood Builders and Local Heroes Programs Deadline: June 1, 2010 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Neighborhood Excellence Initiative is...

Awards of Excellence for Affordable Housing Built Responsibly


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Home Depot Foundation Accepting Applications for Awards of Excellence for Affordable Housing Built Responsibly Deadline: March 31, 2010 The Home Depot Foundation’s Awards of Excellence for...

Jumpstart seeks research proposals


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Jumpstart Invites Research Proposals to Measure Organization’s Impact in Early Education Deadline: April 2, 2010 Jumpstart, a national early education organization, has announced a new grant...

Investigator Initiated Research on Youth Settings


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William T. Grant Foundation Offers Grants for Investigator Initiated Research on Youth Settings Deadline: April 6, 2010 (Letters of Inquiry) The William T. Grant Foundation supports work to improve...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Manager, Banking on Our Future


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JOB DESCRIPTION Program Manager – Banking on Our Future JOB TITLE:                           Program Manager – Banking on Our Future...

Loan Officer, Philadelphia Development Partnership


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Philadelphia Development Partnership POSITION:         Loan Officer (Full-Time) REPORTS TO:     Executive Director/Managing Director POSITION SUMMARY: The Philadelphia Development...

Miscellaneous

Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award


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Nominations Invited for Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award Deadline: July 1, 2010 A program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving...

A Preview of Dealing with Covert Processes


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Please join us for the upcoming Free webinar- A Preview of Dealing with Covert Processes Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 from 12noon-1pm EST. NTL Institute Faculty: Bob Marshak CLICK HERE to register for...

Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program


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Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program Invites Nominations of Young Volunteers Deadline: March 15, 2010 The Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young...

Program Innovation Award in Health and Aging


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American Public Health Association Seeks Nominations for Program Innovation Award in Health and Aging Deadline: April 1, 2010 The Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health...

Patrick Corvington Approved to Head CNCS


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Patrick Corvington Approved to Head CNCS Corvington Brings Expertise in Nonprofit Community, Awaits President’s Final Approval On Thursday, February 11, the US Senate confirmed Patrick...

Online Training for Afterschool Professionals


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Center for After School Education Offers Core Training for Afterschool Professionals PD@ brings the Center’s experienced afterschool educators to you with convenient, affordable professional...


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