The week of

May 17, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Community Legal Services Breakfast of Champions


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CLS honors public interest law activists Community Legal Services will sponsor its annual Breakfast of Champions event to recognize the contributions of public interest law volunteers, colleagues,...

Champions for Impact Celebration


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UWSEPA celebrates community champions United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania will holds its annual Champions for Impact Celebration on Friday, May 21st at the Hyatt Regency on Columbus Blvd. This...

2010 Pennsylvania Family Engagement Conference


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Parent engagement conference set in Harrisburg The 2010 Pennsylvania Family Engagement Conference – Powerful Partnerships for Successful Students will take place on Thursday, June 3rd at the...

PECO Smart Ideas Workshops for Nonprofits


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PECO Smart Ideas Workshops PECO, in partnership with the seven regional non-profit community organizations, invites you to attend a FREE workshop to learn about PECO Smart Ideas, a full suite of...

Chester seniors explore city’s black history


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Chester seniors explore city’s black history Chester Senior Center is again making news by exploring its city’s unique Black historical experience with an exciting play aimed at not only...

Conversations About African American Females


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Workshop targets engaging African American girls United Way’s Center for Youth Development is offering You Go Girl! –  Conversations About African American Females, on Saturday, May 22nd...

Call for Proposals, National Brownfields Conference


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Submit Your Session Proposals for the National Brownfields Conference The 14th National Brownfields Conference is headed to Philadelphia on April 3-5, 2011.  This is the largest, most comprehensive...

Building a Sustainable Workforce


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Pennsylvania Partners Employment, Training & Education Conference Pennsylvania Partners, an association of representatives from the State’s 23 Workforce Investment Areas, will be hosting...

GreenWorks First Annual Progress Report


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GreenWorks First Annual Progress Report Join the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability as they present their first annual progress report on the GreenWorks Philadelphia Plan.  Be part of a...

Support Our Community Members who are Coming Home from Prison and Their Families


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GERMANTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD SEEKS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY MEMBERS COMING HOME FROM PRISON AND THEIR FAMILIES Our city’s prison/reentry crisis is a community problem. When someone goes to prison, the...

Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease & the Spiritual Self


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The University of Pennsylvania’s Thirteenth Annual Spirituality Research Symposium Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease & the Spiritual Self Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Registration (free): 8:00...

PACDC Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony


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CDC Association hosts annual gala The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations will hold its annual gala and awards ceremony “celebrating a night of community development...

Working for a Nonprofit – Investing in Your Future


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Workshop discusses working for nonprofits The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business will sponsor a workshop on Working for a Nonprofit – Investing in Your Future, on Friday,...

Our Budget, Our Economy Town Hall Meeting


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Foundations support town meetings on US fiscal challenges The Peter G. Peterson, MacArthur, and Kellogg foundations have announced grants totaling $ million for an effort that will convene thousands...

New Resources

Policy Brief: Regional Economic Challenges


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Policy Brief: Regional Economic Challenges Foreclosure rates nationally are much higher than they are in the Philadelphia region, reflecting the comparative resilience of this region’s response...

Conference Materials available from Common Wealth Symposium


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Common Wealth Symposium posts conference materials The 4th Annual Common Wealth Symposium took place on May 10-12 in Grantville, PA, and sponsors have now posted the conference materials,...

City of Philadelphia Summer Opportunities Website


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City launches summer opportunities website The City of Philadelphia has launched a Summer Opportunities Website—a one-stop shop for Philadelphia youth of all ages who would like to learn about...

Handouts from 2009 Financial and Grants Management Institute


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Financial and Grants Management Institute Workshop Sessions, Slideshows, Handouts, and More Now Available at the Resource Center In November 2009, MacArthur & Baker International (the financial...

Inaugural Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education


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The May 2010 Inaugural Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE) is now available Theme:  Emerging Visions of Sustainability Education Guest Editor:  Dan Garvey, President Prescott...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals, National Brownfields Conference


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Submit Your Session Proposals for the National Brownfields Conference The 14th National Brownfields Conference is headed to Philadelphia on April 3-5, 2011.  This is the largest, most comprehensive...

Education in a Changing Climate


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Education in a Changing Climate August 1 – 4, 2010 Unity College in Maine Climate change is not just for scientists to deal with.  Teachers, advocates, environmental organizations, media and...

Principles and Promising Practices of Place-Based Education


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Principles and Promising Practices of Place-Based Education JUNE 24-26, 2010 • Thursday-Saturday FEE: $450. One graduate credit available for additional $115 PRESENTED BY: Shelburne Farms...

Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Kids Workshop


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Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Kids Workshop AUGUST 6, Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm FEE: $90/person (includes copy of the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Kids Guide) LOCATION: Fletcher Free...

Education for Sustainability (EFS) Institute


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Education for Sustainability (EFS) Institute AUGUST 3-5,  Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm FEE: $450 includes materials, light breakfast & lunch; scholarships available. One graduate credit...

21st Century Schools Workshops


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Please join us in San Antonio in July for these professional development workshops offered by 21st Century Schools. San Antonio, Summer Institute – attend one, two or all three workshops during...

Using Sustainability to Create New Course Content


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Registration now open! Using Sustainability to Create New Course Content: A Curriculum Development Institute for Faculty in All Disciplines May 24, 2010 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Middlebury College,...

Grant Opportunities

Books for Children Program


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Libri Foundation Accepting Applications for Books for Children Program Deadline: August 15, 2010 The Libri Foundation is a nationwide nonprofit organization that donates new, quality hardcover...

Toshiba America Foundation Classroom Innovators Grants


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Toshiba America Foundation Accepting Applications for Classroom Innovators Grants Deadline: August 1, 2010 Toshiba America Foundation Classroom Innovators Grants are available for schools serving...

Check Into Literacy Grants for NJ Orgs


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Verizon Invites New Jersey Literacy Organizations to Apply for Grants Deadline: June 11, 2010 With support from Verizon customers who participated in the company’s Check Into Literacy program,...

CVS Caremark Community Grants Program


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CVS Caremark Community Grants Program Accepting Applications Deadline: October 31, 2010 The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting...

Grants to Support Uninsured People and Children with Disabilities


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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Offers Grants to Support Children with Disabilities and Uninsured or Underserved People With Healthcare Needs Deadline: June 15, 2010 The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust,...

Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation


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Foundation supports evaluation of innovative youth programs The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation provides grants to help nonprofit organizations that serve youth in innovative ways evaluate their...

Verizon Foundation Grants


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Verizon Foundation Grants The Verizon Foundation makes grants that help people to increase their literacy and educational achievement; avoid being an abuser or a victim of domestic violence; or...

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation


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American Legion Child Welfare Foundation: Grants to Help Children American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grants to Help Children fund proposals that aim to contribute to the physical, mental,...

Lindbergh Foundation Grants


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Lindbergh Foundation Grants Lindbergh Foundation Grants honor Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s legacy by funding projects that improve the quality of all life by seeking a balance between...

Grants for Youth with Disabilities


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Mitsubishi: Grants for Youth with Disabilities Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants Program is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and fully...

Youth Engagement Zone grants


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Feds offer Youth Engagement Zone grants The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of $ million in grants to establish Youth Engagement Zones, as called for by...

Greater Philadelphia Food System Implementation Grant program


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DVRPC seeks proposals on food policy The Greater Philadelphia Food System Implementation Grant program, made possible with funding from the William Penn Foundation and administered by the Delaware...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Community Radio Coordinator, Prometheus Radio Project


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Community Radio Coordinator with The Prometheus Radio Project please visit for any updates or contact  jobs@ with any questions Job Description: The Prometheus Radio Project is looking for a...

Public Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania


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Public Health Outreach Coordinator Student Health Service University of Pennsylvania The primary focus of the Public Health Outreach Coordinator position will be to build and maintain connections...

VISTA positions, Temple University Intergenerational Center


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[emailed 5/11/10] 3 AmeriCorps VISTA positions are open at the Temple University Intergenerational Center. All three positions will begin in August. 2 VISTA members (National Program Coordinator and...

Comptroller/business manager, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia


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[posted 5/1/10] PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER OF PHILADELPHIA—COMPTROLLER/BUSINESS MANAGER POSITION The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, a nationally-renowned public interest law firm...

Harm Reduction Counselor/Site Worker, Prevention Point Philadelphia


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[posted 5/1/10] SEP Harm Reduction Counselor/Site Worker, Prevention Point Philadelphia Position Summary: Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) is a multi-service public health organization dedicated...

Program Outreach Coordinator: Sustainable Communities, APM


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[posted 5/1/10] Program Outreach Coordinator: Sustainable Communities, APM Description: Organization: APM is a Latino based health, human services and community development organization that assists...

Pt time Youth Program Quality Assurance Coordinator, Arbor


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[posted 5/1/10] Position:  Youth Program – Quality Assurance Coordinator [Part Time] RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts reviews of case files according to a checklist to determine accuracy and...

Construction / Cost Estimator, Norris Square Civic Association


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[posted 5/1/10] Construction / Cost Estimator (NSPII Rehab Specialist), Norris Square Civic Association Description: Develops construction specifications and cost estimates for housing rehabilitation...

Electricity Program Manager, Energy Cooperative


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[posted 5/1/10] Electricity Program Manager The Energy Cooperative is seeking an Electricity Program Manager. Your role will be to manage the growth and administration of The Energy...

Miscellaneous

National Afterschool Matters Initiative Practitioner Fellowships


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NATIONAL AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS INITIATIVE PRACTITIONER FELLOWSHIPS The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College is accepting...

Faculty Rewards for Civic Engagement: Tools for institutional assessment and change


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Faculty Rewards for Civic Engagement: Tools for institutional assessment and change May 27, 2010, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time Webinar Faculty seeking tenure or promotion using community-engaged...

Pest Prevention: Integrated Pest Management in Schools


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Going buggy over pest management? Attend an IPM webinar! Pest Prevention: Integrated Pest Management in Schools Thursday, June 3, 2010, 1:00 PM ET Register today for this free webinar! Speakers:...


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