The week of

March 15, 2010

PHENND Events/Activities

2010-2011 Scholars in Service to PA Campuses Announced


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2010-2011 Scholars in Service to PA Campuses Announced I am pleased to announce the 2010-2011 host campuses of the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program! Scholars in Service to PA is an...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Making Systems Work for Reentry


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April 8: Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for Reentry On Thursday, April 8, Rutgers University Law School-Camden, will hold a conference, Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for...

LGBT Activism in Greater Philadelphia


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March 18: Striving for Equality: LGBT Activism in Greater Philadelphia The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia hosts a dialogue with scholars and community leaders. What are the challenges facing...

Community Meeting about Vacant Land in North Philadelphia


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Community Meeting about Vacant Land in North Philadelphia:  Tuesday March 23rd, 2010 at Temple Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. 7th St. (7th and Thompson).  Hosted by Friends Neighborhood Guild,...

Film Screening & Discussion: Sisters on the Planet


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Join us for a celebration of International Women’s Month with a film and discussion on the critical effects of climate change on women. Panelists will explore the challenges facing women in...

After School Activities Partnership 24-Hour Chess Marathon


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“Checkmate Violence” at the PECO-ASAP 24-Hour Chess Marathon from Friday, April 16 to Saturday, April 17 at Temple University’s Gittis Student Center, 13th & Montgomery.  Students from...

UN Collegiate Conference on Human Rights


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UN Collegiate Conference on Human Rights UNCCHR Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 Premise:  A one day student conference on human rights education involving Philadelphia area colleges and universities....

4th Annual SustainaBall and Silent Auction


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4th Annual SustainaBall and Silent Auction When: Friday, April 23rd; 7:30 – 11:00 PM Where: The Chestnut Club at Arcadia Theater 1529 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Fee: $75 per person,...

Compost Matters


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Compost Matters Sponsored by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance &  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society When: Friday, April 9th; 8:00AM – 3:00 PM Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut...

GIS Workshop in Camden


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Hopeworks ‘N Camden will be hosting a GIS workshop on March 16th, 2010 from 12pm until 2pm at Camden County College. This workshop will feature ESRI’s own Dr. Joseph Kerski. We are...

DVRPC’s 9th Annual Celebration of Regional Excellence


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Mark your Calendar! You are cordially invited to join us for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s 9th Annual Celebration of Regional Excellence. Thursday evening, May 20, 2010...

Spring 2010 Youth Development & Mentor Training Schedule


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Center for Youth Development (CYD) is proud to announce its Spring 2010 Core Curriculum & Mentor Training Schedule! Please take note of the identified...

Obama’s Vision for Reforming Public Schools


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Obama’s Vision for Reforming Public Schools A workshop for teachers and advocates on the Race To the Top Grants Freire Charter School 2027 Chestnut Street Thursday March 18th, 6:15-8:15 PM...

Nonprofit Institute at Penn


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Save the date for the Nonprofit Institute at Penn! April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5 Location TBA Topics include: Legal Responsibilities of Board Members Time Management Nonprofit Administration Logic...

Protecting Philadelphia’s Backbone: A Strategy for Vital Neighborhoods


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The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development & NeighborhoodsNow Announce the release of “Protecting Philadelphia’s Backbone: A Strategy for Vital...

Mission Mob: A happy hour with good intentions


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UPCOMING EVENTS The Mission Mob: A happy hour with good intentions March 16, 2010 6:30pm Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom Street, Center City Blake Jennelle, of Philly Startup Leaders fame, is hosting a new...

New Resources

Policy Brief: School Violence


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Policy Brief: School Violence In December 2009 the Pennsylvania Department of Education reported disappointing news about violence in the state’s schools. While Pennsylvania school districts...

Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide Winter/Spring 2010 Edition Available Online


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The Urban Affairs Coalition and the UAC Foreclosure Prevention Task Force are pleased to present the Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide Winter/Spring 2010 Edition.  The Guide is designed to help...

New Report: Out-of-School Time: Leveraging Higher Education for Quality


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Foundations, Inc., in partnership with The After-School Corporation (TASC), is pleased to announce publication of “Out-of-School Time: Leveraging Higher Education for Quality,” a white...

New Report: Chronic Early Absence


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NEW ECS PUBLICATIONS from the Education Commission of the States March 8, 2010 CHRONIC EARLY ABSENCE – The newest issue of The Progress of Education Reform looks at two recent research studies...

Philadelphians Remain Optimistic about City’s Direction


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Philadelphian’s Optimistic About Their City. The Philadelphia Research Initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts released the results of a new poll revealing how Philadelphia’s citizens...

Humanities Indicators Project


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AAAS Releases First Humanities Indicators Survey. As part of its effort to begin charting trends in humanities research and education, the Humanities Indicators project released its analysis of...

New York City’s Strategy for Improving High Schools


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New York City as a case model for reform As federal policymakers consider reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, they are looking to districts undergoing major reform to...

Habitat for Humanity Elementary School Lessons


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Habitat for Humanity Elementary School Lessons The Habitat for Humanity classroom lessons include handouts, worksheets, assessments, answer keys and rubrics designed to teach elementary school...

Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs


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New Strategy Guide on Strengthening Partnerships and Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs With support from The Wallace Foundation, the Youth, Education, and Families Institute has...

New Semester of Service Strategy Guide


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New Semester of Service Strategy Guide Available Youth Service America’s new Semester of Service Strategy Guide, developed to help educators engage young people in an extended service-learning...

Pennsylvania advances as finalist in Race To The Top


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Pennsylvania advances as finalist in Race To The Top competition.  The press release (below) is available on the US Dept. of Education website at Also, please see the announcement about a forum...

Community Outreach Training


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Community Outreach Training Is your organization thinking about developing a community outreach team? Based on The Enterprise Center-CDC’s experience in designing and implementing our award-winning...

Webinar Recording: Food Systems and Public Health


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Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities (recorded February 23, 2010) The webinar “Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve...

Fall/Winter 2009 Edition of Shelterforce Magazine


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The latest edition of Shelterforce is available: Shaun Donovan Interview: By Matthew Brian Hersh & Harold Simon One Voice for Community Development: By Dee Walsh and Robert Zdenek Cleaning Up...

Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits


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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Idealware’s first book: The Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach. Look inside the book, via a PDF...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for papers: Climate Change and issues of Race/Gender/Class


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Call for papers on Climate Change and issues of Race/Gender/Class For this special issue of Race, Gender, Class we seek articles that take on this challenge in their approach to climate change by...

Call for Workshops: American Community Gardening Association


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The American Community Gardening Association annual conference, titled Holistic Approach to Building Sustainable & Healthy Communities – The Choice is Yours, will be held August 5-8, 2010...

National Education for Women’s Leadership Development Institute


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The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute will be held June 5-9, 2010 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The intensive five-day residential...

1st Global Youth Justice Institute


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1st Global Youth Justice Institute June 15-17, 2010 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA This institute is designed for adult staff who currently or previously worked full or part-time in a local youth...

Grant Opportunities

Energy Efficient Lighting Grants


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Energy ALERT Alliance Invites Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Energy Efficient Lighting Grants Deadline: March 31, 2010 VistaBright Lighting, a national supplier of energy efficient lighting...

Dollar General Back to School Library Grants


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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Back to School Library Grants Deadline: May 21, 2010 The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grants provide funding to...

Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program


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Hitachi Foundation Invites Applications for Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program Deadline: March 22, 2010 The Hitachi Foundation’s Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program seeks to identify up to...

How Housing Matters to Families and Communities


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MacArthur Foundation Seeks Research Proposals on How Housing Matters to Families and Communities Deadline: March 22, 2010 (Initial Proposals) The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is...

Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs


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got breakfast? Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs Deadline: April 1, 2010 The got breakfast? Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of...

Dominion Foundation: Education Partnerships


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Dominion Foundation: Education Partnerships The Dominion Foundation is currently accepting applications for Education Partnership grants to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen...

Grants for Youth Science Education


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American Honda Foundation: Grants for Youth Science Education The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit...

Grant for Geographic Literacy


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NCSS: Grant for Geographic Literacy The National Council for the Social Studies Grant for Geographic Literacy is awarded in order to promote geography education in schools; to enhance the geographic...

Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education


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Solicitation: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE) NSF 10-541 View Solicitation Online: Description The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Membership Director, Sustainable Business Network


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[emailed 3/12/10] The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is a membership organization building a just and sustainable economy in the Philadelphia region by connecting, supporting...

VISTA, UCCP POWER Internship Program Coordinator, Temple Univ.


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UCCP POWER Internship Program Coordinator The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia (UCCP) at Temple University is seeking a VISTA Member to Coordinate the POWER Internship, a credit...

Dean of Faculty and Students, Green Woods Charter School


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Dean of Faculty and Students – Green Woods Charter School The Dean of Faculty and Students provides leadership, management, oversight and accountability of the academic program of the award-winning...

MPH Program Project Coordinator, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives


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Below is posting for a project coordinator position at the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives.  We are looking for a person who can start at the beginning of June 2010 and has...

General Contractor on Retainer


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[emailed 3/3/10] Wanted: General Contractor on Retainer The Enterprise Center-CDC has been approved by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) to participate in the City’s Targeted...

Miscellaneous

Webinar: Community impacts of service-learning


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New Calls Announced in CCPH Series on Building Community Capacity for Research! All calls are from 3:30-5 pm ET and free for those dialing in from Canada and the US.  Audiofiles & handouts from...


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