The week of

March 01, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Philadelphia’s First Annual Education for Liberation Curriculum Fair


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Philadelphia’s First Annual Education for Liberation Curriculum Fair Date:     Saturday, May 1, 2010 Time:    1:00pm – 5:00pm Street:    Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures School 1023...

2010 Census: Immigrant Community Participation


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The 2010 Census: Immigrant Community Participation in partnership with the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Join us on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 4:00pm – 5:30pm At the United Way of...

PennCORD Civic Opportunities Fair


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The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD) invites you to participate in our second annual Civic Opportunities Fair for high school and college students, taking place at the...

Public Forum on Earned Sick Time


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The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces invites you to our Public Forum on Earned Sick Time March 10, 2010,10 AM to 12 PM Central Branch of the Free Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia...

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Emerging Leaders Program


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Emerging Leaders Program is an intensive leadership development program offered to 15 to 20 mid-level nonprofit managers who have demonstrated a commitment...

New Resources

New Report: Assessment Systems that Support High-Quality Learning


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What a superlative student assessment system should look like A white paper from the Council of Chief State School Officers considers what a student assessment system would entail if built from the...

New Report: What Keeps Effective Teachers in the Classroom.


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Sharing expertise, and recognition for it, are key The Center for Teaching Quality has released a report on the results of a Teacher Network survey aiming to better understand the role of...

New Report: Test, Punish, and Push Out


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‘Intertwined’ policies cause widespread alienation, and worse A new report from the Advancement Project examines the joint effects of zero-tolerance discipline and high-stakes testing,...

New Report: Bachelor’s Degree Completion Rates among Initial STEM Majors


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The issue is not encouraging, but keeping, students in STEM A new study from the University of California at Los Angeles’ Higher Education Research Institute finds that while more and more...

New Proposal: Community-Investment Funds


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Community-Investment Fund Proposal. Tax-free institutions like non-profit colleges and universities are receiving increased attention as potential new sources of revenue for their beleaguered host...

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


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President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually recognizes institutions of higher education...

New Report: Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


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Administration Releases Report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. On the one year anniversary of passage of the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Obama...

Service-Learning articles in Principal Leadership Magazine


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Principal Leadership Magazine: “Work That Is Real” Edition Focuses on Service-Learning Principal Leadership magazine focuses on school leaders’ real needs, offering them practical,...

New Report: Sustainable Economic Opportunity Through One- and Two-Year Credentials


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New Report Shows One- and Two- Year Credentials Offer Path to Jobs As President Obama calls for massive increases in Federal college grant aide in the 2011 budget, a new report shows how one-and...

New Report on Unbanked and Underbanked Households


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A new FDIC study shows that 60M people are unbanked or underbanked. With all the anger at Wall Street, Big Banks, will this be a trend that goes higher? About the 2009 National Survey of Unbanked and...

New Book: Free for All: Fixing School Food in America


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New Book: Free for All Hunter College Sociology professor Janet Poppendieck’s new book, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, explains how the current system has broken our American school...

New Report: Food Insecurity Is Associated with Chronic Disease


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Food Insecurity Associated with Chronic Disease Among Study Participants A recent study of over 5,000 adults, published in the Journal of Nutrition, focused on the association of food insecurity and...

Smart Choices in Hard Times


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New FRAC Publication: Smart Choices in Hard Times A new resource from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) highlights strategies state and local institutions can employ to maximize nutrition...

Healthy Food Financing Initiative


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Obama Administration Details Healthy Food Financing Initiative On February 19, 2010, the Obama Administration released the details of its $400 million, multi-year, Healthy Food Financing Initiative...

Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District Is the 2nd Hungriest in the Nation


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Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District Is the 2nd Hungriest in the Nation Philabundance provides relief to areas of North and South Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 28, 2010 —...

New Website: National Community Tax Coalition


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Get to Know the New The National Community Tax Coalition is proud to announce the launch of the new   On our new website, you’ll be able to enjoy the same features of our old site with lots...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, National Mock Trials


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National Mock Trials Come to Philadelphia As some of you already know, this year Philadelphia is hosting the national high school mock trial tournament.  As we prepare to host over four hundred...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Student-led International Convergence for Trade Justice


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[posted to Community Food Security list] I am a student organizer and activist, and am proud to be hosting the annual student-led international convergence on trade justice, fair trade, and fair...

National Association of Cooperatives Annual Conference


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Want to learn more about the broad spectrum of the cooperative movement in the Seeking to develop leadership skills and network with other emerging leaders in the cooperative business sector?...

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance 2010 Annual Conference


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Register now for the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance 2010 Annual Conference, to be held on Thursday and Friday, March 25 and 26 in New Orleans, LA. The Annual Conference is the premier...

Call for Chapters: Urban Education with a Vision: Art, Social Justice, and the City as Possibility


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Call for submissions to an edited book on Art Education and the City:  To be published by Teachers College Press with the following working title: Urban Education with a Vision: Art, Social Justice,...

Taking Root: the 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference


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Taking Root: the 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference Registration is now open for Taking Root: 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference Detroit, MI, May 17 – 19, 2010 Farm to Cafeteria...

Beyond Pesticides’ 28th National Pesticide Forum


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Greening the Community Beyond Pesticides’ 28th National Pesticide Forum April 9-10, 2010 – Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH Agnar Pytte Science Center – Schmitt...

Bluegrass Food Security Summit


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Bluegrass Food Security Summit “Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities” Friday March 19, 8-5pm Food Security Workshops in 4 tracks Crestwood Christian Church 182 Bellefonte Dr. ...

Call for Proposals: Aligning the Metropolitan University with Business, Government, and the Nonprofit Sectors


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Call for Proposals The 16th annual CUMU (Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities) conference, hosted by California State University, Fresno from October 24 to 26, 2010 will focus on...

Congress in the Classroom 2010


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2010 Deadline: April 15, 2010 Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in its 19th year. Developed and sponsored...

2010 Sojourn Theatre One Week Summer Institute


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2010 Sojourn Theatre One Week Summer Institute for adults working in Theatre, Education & Community settings In Portland, Oregon at Lewis & Clark College (housing available) June 21- June 26,...

Grant Opportunities

Libri Foundation Books for Children


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Libri Foundation: Books for Children The Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural, public libraries across the country. Maximum...

Social Innovation Fund


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Requests Applications for Social Innovation Fund Competition The Agency Announces $50 Million Available for Organizations to Invest in Effective Nonprofits Working in Low-Income Communities The...

Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program


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Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program Through the Appropriations Act in the 2010 budget, Congress approved $150 million for the Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional...

EPA Pollution Prevention Grant Program


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EPA Pollution Prevention Grant Program The Pollution Prevention Grant Program supports State and Tribal technical assistance programs which help businesses identify better environmental strategies...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator, PHS


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Job Announcement Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is accepting applications for Group Coordinators for its Youth Environmental Stewardship...

Program Coordinator/Site Director Position, Black Women in Sport Foundation


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Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) Program Coordinator/Site Director Position BWSF is seeking a full time Program Coordinator/Site Director to  manage its after school  program at Martha...

Director of Solar Education and Training Programs, Penn State


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[posted 2/23/10] PSU Seeks Director of Solar Education and Training Programs Penn State College of Engineering is currently looking to hire someone for the Director of Solar Education and Training...

Miscellaneous

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching


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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recognize highly qualified teachers for their contributions...

How Service Changes Youth and Community


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2010 Global Youth Service Day Webinar Series: The Reflection Connection & Twice the Impact – How Service Changes Youth and Community Wednesday, March 3 at 3pm Eastern Presenter: Susan...

Nominate a change maker


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Hollywood will celebrate its stars next Sunday at the annual Academy Awards. But Philadelphia celebrates our heroes—the hard-working community leaders, donors and volunteers who make social change...

Assessing and Adapting Your Management Style


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LEADERSHIP PROFILES: Assessing and Adapting Your Management Style Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:30 am — 4:00 pm Dewey & Kaye Offices Click here for more details. Here’s what people said...

Introduction to Green Microenterprise Development


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Introduction to Green Microenterprise Development Join us for a free Webinar on March 10 at 2:00 pm EST Space is limited.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: What does “green” mean for...

How to Improve Instruction and Satisfy Accreditation Demand


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Assessment of Student Learning: How to Improve Instruction and Satisfy Accreditation Demand Friday, March 19th ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT Registration Information If you can not make this date and time, you...

How to Promote Your Service-Learning Programs to Key Audiences


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How to Promote Your Service-Learning Programs to Key Audiences Thursday, March 18th ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT If you can not make this date and time, you can watch the recording. Registration Information...

Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs


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The Hitachi Foundation is searching the country for Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs. They are 18 to 29-year olds, and they are operating viable businesses that create jobs, supply goods or services, or...

Social Media and its Role in Food and Farm-Based Education


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Social Media and its Role in Food and Farm-Based Education: Useful? Time Consuming? What’s Next? Time: March 24, 2010 from 1pm to 2:30pm Come Find out at an FBEA Webinar Free to dues paying...

Webinar: USDA Farm to School: Opportunities to Increase Local Food in School Meals


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Please register for the 1st FNS Farm to School Webinar!! Title: USDA Farm to School: Opportunities to Increase Local Food in School Meals Date & Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 3:00pm-4:00pm EST...

GreenWorks Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program


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GreenWorks Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The City of Philadelphia is providing a 50% match, up to $10,000, for investments in energy improvements such as structural retrofits and...

Marci Resnick Teacher Fund


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Please share this information with teachers with whom you work. The 2010-2011 Marci Resnick Teacher Fund is now accepting applications for $500 awards to support creative classroom projects,...

Clifford The Big Red Dog’s Be Big in Your Community Contest


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Bring YOUR BIG Idea To Life! Enter now to see your little idea turned into a BIG Idea! Clifford The Big Red Dog® is looking for individuals and/or community groups doing great things to make a...

Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship


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2010 ALSTON BANNERMAN SABBATICAL APPLICATION We are accepting applications now for the 2010 Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship. Applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2009 CRITERIA To...


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