The week of

March 29, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Philadelphia $aves and FinanciallyHers workshops

JOINT WORKSHOP SERIES – PHILADELPHIA SAVE$ & FINANCIALLYHERS APRIL IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH!!! Are you ready to take the first step in taking control of your finances? Join Consumer...

Youth Economic Empowerment Conference

Juanita Kidd-Stout Youth Economic Empowerment Conference The Truth Behind Your S. W. A. G. (Savings With A Goal) Saturday, April 17, 2010 St. Joseph’s University Bellarmine Hall 5600 City Avenue...

Financial Boot Camp for Life

Financial Boot Camp for Life April 10, 2010 Spring is almost here!  A time of new beginnings and warmer weather!  April is financial literacy month.  A great time to start small, and think big! ...

Global Education Lab

The University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, African Studies Center, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Middle East Center will host another full-day workshop on global education on...

Free Workshops on Engineering Education for High School Teachers

FREE WORKSHOP ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS April 16th 1:00 – 5:00 Lafayette College Easton, PA Held in conjunction with the: Spring 2010 Mid-Atlantic American Society of...

Leadership Development for People with Disabilities

Disabilities group offers leadership training The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families is offering an Introduction to Leadership Development workshop to...

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Annual Conference

PANO’s annual conference set for April The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations will sponsor its annual conference and nonprofit advocacy day on April 7th and 8th in Harrisburg. The...

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting

Workshop on domestic violence in health settings Laurel House will present Addressing Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting, a workshop focusing on the assessment of domestic violence in the...

Local Forums on new federal homeless initiative

PEC plans forum to prepare for new homeless initiative Last May, President Obama signed the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition Act, better known as HEARTH, as part of an effort to...

Training Series for Licensing for Center-Based Child Day Care Sites

Please be advised of an upcoming training series on Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Licensing for Center-Based Child Day Care Sites being offered through the United Way of Southeastern...

Voter Registration Training

Register Voters with Vote for Homes! Vote for Homes! is a NONPARTISAN coalition registering thousands of people who are people who are living on low-incomes, including those who are homeless, living...

VITA Volunteer Celebration in MontCo

Save the Date! On Friday, April 16, 2010, the North Penn United Way and the Greater North Penn Collaborative for Health and Human Services’ Financial Stability Cabinet will recognize the...

Foundations for Career and Financial Success for Young Women Workshop

FREE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG WOMEN AGES 13-17 Sign-up for the “Foundations for Career and Financial Success for Young Women Workshop” Sponsored by: Young Women’s Leadership...

Tree Planting Leaders Workshop

COME A NOVICE, LEAVE A LEADER! Join us for a Tree Planting leaders workshop!   PHS’s Tree Tenders is offering a short  demonstration and workshop on planting and caring for Bare root Trees,...

New Resources

New Issue: Civic Engagement magazine

Rutgers-Newark SPAA is proud to announce the third issue of Civic Engagement, a magazine that seeks to deepen the discourse about, and underscore our shared commitment to, public service. This...

Low Income Families Pay More for Child Care

Poor families pay more for childcare: study A new study released by the Carsey Institute of the University of New Hampshire has found that working families with young children living in poverty pay...

Barely Hanging On: Middle-Class and Uninsured

Health crisis hits middle class hardest: report The two recessions that have hit the United States in the first decade of the twenty-first century have taken a significant toll on Americans’...

A Work in Progress: Philadelphia’s 311 System After One Year

Philadelphia’s 311 System: A Work in Progress A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative finds that the City’s 311 system succeeded in giving...

Gender Gap in Math Achievement Closes

One part of the gender gap closes A new report from the Center on Education Policy (CEP) finds that girls now perform as well as boys on state math tests, but boys consistently trail girls on state...

New Paper: Gray to Green: Jumpstarting Private Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure

If the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) proposal to the Environmental Protection Agency passes, the City will begin a massive installation of green infrastructure to reduce demand on the sewer...

New Report: Teaching for a Living

Teaching for a Living, Learning Point Associates and Public Agenda with the support of the Joyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, October 2009. This report highlights the views...

Farm to school programs motivate school food service professionals

Farm to school programs motivate school food service professionals A new study in the March 2010 Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior shows Farm to School programs motivate food service...

FRAC Focuses: Obesity and Poverty

New Publication: FRAC Focuses: Obesity and Poverty This month The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released a new periodical e-newsletter focused on obesity as it relates to low-income children...

New Issue: Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition Volume 5, Issue 1 is now available at ~db=all~content=g919886370 Issue Highlights: Beyond Eating Right: The Emergence of Civic Dietetics to Foster...

New Paper: Online Organizing at ACORN

[posted from Comm-Org} I’m very pleased to announce the first COMM-ORG paper of 2010: Janna Moseley, Online Organizing at ACORN It is appropriate that we start off the new century for community...

New Report: The Beliefs and Values of Teens and Tweens Today

Good Intentions:  The Beliefs and Values of Teens and Tweens Today Girl Scout Research Institute New research by the Girl Scout Research Institute and pollsters Harris Interactive, finds that...

Diversifying the STEM Pipeline

Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: The Model Replication Institutions Program Institute for Higher Education Policy This report describes effective practices and policies that have enhanced and...

Creating Pathways to College and Careers for Latino Youth

Beyond the Classroom: Creating Pathways to College and Careers for Latino Youth National Council of La Raza This report provides evidence that Latino youth have a greater potential to diversify and...

Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer among Low-Income and First-Generation Students

Bridging the Gaps to Success: Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer among Low-Income and First-Generation Students The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education This report...

Building a Learning Agenda Around Disconnected Youth

Building a Learning Agenda Around Disconnected Youth MDRC Built on a research review and consultation with youth policy experts, this paper makes the case for developing a menu of approaches for the...

Learning Outside of the Classroom and Its Relationship to Student Academic Achievement

After the Bell Rings: Learning Outside of the Classroom and Its Relationship to Student Academic Achievement Educational Testing Service This report provides highlights from an October 2009 symposium...

New Book: The Power of Collaborative Solutions

[posted from Comm-Org] From: tom@ I am so pleased to announce that The Power of Collaborative Solutions, my new book, is off the presses and available for you, and your communities, to enjoy. I’m...

New Website: National Housing Institute

The National Housing Institute, publisher of Shelterforce magazine, has launched our newly redesigned Web site and introduced Rooflines, , our new group blog. Visit or to explore the beautiful,...

New Report: The Grocery Gap: Who Has Access to Healthy Food and Why It Matters

Improving access to healthy food has suddenly become all the rage. A celebrity chef has a new network TV show all about food-access. Urban gardens are popping up all across America. And when the...

Miscellaneous

Give Kids a Smile Day offers free dental care

FREE dental care will be available for children in Philadelphia on “Give Kids a Smile Day” Thursday, April 1, 2010 (Philadelphia public school children have this day off!) Participating...

Webinar: Regional Career Education Partnerships

Regional Career Education Partnerships and PA Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:...

Breakthrough Schools Awards

NASSP/MetLife Foundation: Breakthrough Schools The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the MetLife Foundation are calling for entries in the search for the nation’s...

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Course Work Scholarships

NCTM: Scholarships for Prospective Secondary School Teachers of Math National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Texas Instruments Demana-Waits Fund Prospective Secondary Teacher Course Work...

Recovery Zone Financing Available in Chester County

Recovery Zone Financing Available Chester County Industrial Development Authority and Chester County Economic Development Council Announce Availability of Recovery Zone Financing Background The...

2010 Spirit of Service Awards

Nominations Deadline April 12, 2010 The Corporation for National and Community Service is calling for nominations for the 2010 Spirit of Service Awards to pay tribute to the most outstanding...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Assistant Director, Pace Center, Princeton University

Assistant Director, Pace Center The mission of the Pace Center, Princeton’s center for civic engagement, is to integrate civic engagement with the teaching and learning mission of Princeton...

Saving Homes/Saving Neighborhoods Outreach Coordinator

Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Coordinator Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC) (Position stationed at West Oak Lane CDC) Job Title: Saving Homes/Saving Neighborhoods Outreach...

Middle School Math teacher, Wissahickon Charter School

[emailed 3/23/10] Middle School Math teacher Wissahickon Charter School is an innovative urban school with environmental focus, and service learning as part of its mission.  It is not an...

IT Services Desktop Support Specialist, Solutions for Progress Inc.

IT Services Desktop Support Specialist, Solutions for Progress Inc. Description: Solutions for Progress Inc., is a progressive, public technology company located in Philadelphia which created and...

Research Assistant, Public/Private Ventures

Research Assistant, Public/Private Ventures Description: Public/Private Ventures Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a national leader in creating and strengthening programs that improve lives in...

Outreach Worker, Covenant House Pennsylvania

Outreach Worker, Covenant House Pennsylvania Description: Covenant House Pennsylvania has an immediate opening for an Outreach Worker to conduct street outreach in all areas of the City with a high...

Behavioral Intervention Specialist, Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia

Behavioral Intervention Specialist, Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia Description: This professional support position requires the Behavioral Specialist to collaborate with educators...

Financial Reporting Analyst, Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation

Financial Reporting Analyst, Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation Description: In this position you will be responsible for the following duties: Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting...

Development Coordinator, Gift of Life Transplant Foundation

Development Coordinator, Gift of Life Donor Program Gift of Life Transplant Foundation, the non-profit fundraising subsidiary of the Gift of Life Donor Program, has an exceptional opportunity for a...

RFQ for Grant Writing Services, DVRPC

RFQ for Grant Writing Services Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Created in 1965, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is an interstate, intercounty and intercity...

Grant Opportunities

Funding for dropout prevention summits – revised

State Farm supports dropout prevention summits In 2008, with the support of State Farm Insurance Company,  Philadelphia, Harrisburg and other communities sponsored neighborhood dropout prevention...

Encore Volunteer Managers Program

Recently, Coming of Age has sent you information about next month’s “Capturing the Energy and Expertise of People Age 50+ Learning Lab” here in Philadelphia. Now, to further support your work,...

Neighborhood Funding Stream

NFS supports emergency needs of nonprofits The Neighborhood Funding Stream is a grant-making program administered by Philadelphia’s Commerce Department in partnership with United Way of...

Aetna Foundation

Aetna Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Program Funding Priorities Deadline: Quarterly The Aetna Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for...

2010-11 Scholars Program in Youth Settings Research

William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for 2010-11 Scholars Program in Youth Settings Research Deadline: July 7, 2010 An initiative of the William T. Grant Foundation, the William T. Grant...

Teaching Artists With Disabilities Professional Development Fellowship Program

VSA arts Invites Applications From Teaching Artists With Disabilities for Professional Development Fellowship Program Deadline: April 23, 2010 VSA arts is seeking applications from artist-educators...

NEA Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants The NEA Foundation gives grants for high-quality professional development or implementing project-based learning and break-the-mold innovations that...

NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants

NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants aim to improve the academic achievement of students in public schools and public higher education institutions in...

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

Community Putting Prevention to Work Grant Opportunity The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided $650 million for a Prevention and Wellness Fund to implement proven...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

4th Annual National Urban Soccer Symposium

4th Annual National Urban Soccer Symposium Presented by: the Soccer Foundation and the Urban Soccer Collaborative April 21-April 23, 2010 – Washington, DC &auid=6050297 The Soccer...

Developing Food Policy: U.S. & International Perspectives

FYI: Developing Food Policy: & International Perspectives April 16-17, 2010 We live in a world in which we produce more food than ever before and in which the hungry have never been as many....

Partnerships Classifieds

CommuniTech’s Middle School Mentoring Program seeks participants

Penn CommuniTech’s Middle School Mentoring Program WHO: Any student, Grades 4-8, who is interested in learning about computers. WHAT: Three great computer training sessions, we’ll be...

Volunteer Opportunities at Project HOME

In Kind Donation/Volunteer Opportunities at Project HOME There are hundreds of ways to volunteer at Project Here are two new volunteer opportunities that have sprung up: One of our Safe Havens, St....

Stroehmann Bakeries Walk Against Hunger

April 10, 2010 Philadelphia Museum of Art How Much Good Can You Do? Thanks to the commitment of thousands of individuals, the Stroehmann Bakeries Walk Against Hunger raises over $250,000 for for...

Homework Helpers seeks partners for computer lab projects

Homework Helpers Organization Seeks West Philly Community Partners for Computer Lab projects Homework Helpers, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is interested in providing under-served middle and...

Upenn’s Educational Opportunity Center seeks candidates

Do you have a family member who has always wanted to earn a college degree, but never got around to it? Do you know someone who is a single parent but put their college dream on hold because life got...


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