The week of

August 13, 2010

Other Local Events and Workshops

Comedy Benefit for EducationWorks

The Philadelphia Joke Initiative will be putting on a 24-hour improv event, “Dazed and Amused”, to benefit EducationWorks, a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and...

4th Annual Success in the City Celebration

4th Annual Success in the City Wednesday, August 25, 6:00-8:00pm Jeanne Ruddy Dance Co. Performance Garage 1515 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130 Empowerment Group invites you to join us for our...

Urban Sustainability Tour: Innovations in Green Infrastructure

Urban Sustainability Tour: Innovations in Green Infrastructure When: August 19, 2010 from 11am- 2pm Join a guided tour of existing, new, and planned green infrastructure projects in Philadelphia. ...

New Resources

New Report: Hidden Health Costs of Transportation

The Connection Between Health and Transportation The American Public Health Association recently published new fact sheets and a report, The Hidden Costs of Transportation, on issues related to...

New Website: Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums

AASHE and CFSC Launch Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), in collaboration with supporting organizations...

New Website: Healthy Food Action

IATP’s Healthy Food Action Website and Advocacy Tool A new resource from the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, called Healthy Food Action, is a website and advocacy tool designed to...

Transportation, Obesity, and Community Food Security

Connecting the Dots: Transportation, Obesity, and Community Food Security On July 15th, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Transportation for America, The Convergence Partnership, and PolicyLink...

New Paper: case study of research in and for school practice

The Distributed Leadership Studies: A case study of research in and for school practice Author: James P. Spillane Published in: Connecting Research, Practice, and Policy in Mathematics Education...

New Report: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets

REPORT FINDS FARMERS MARKETS FACE BARRIERS IN CONNECTING FARMERS & LOW-INCOME SHOPPERS Sweeping yearlong examination of farmers markets nationally finds economic, social and technological...

Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues

Engage Your Students in Math Using Real World Data Imagine a math class where: * Geometric and trigonometric functions are used to optimize solar panel placement while learning about renewable...

Comm-Org: Online Conference on Community Organizing

[posted from Comm-Org list] Hi COMM-ORG, Just in time for fall semester, the COMM-ORG website () has been revamped.  All the important web addresses (papers, syllabi, list messages) are in the same...

Online Training and Benefits Eligibility Tool

Online Training and Benefits Eligibility Tool The Online Training and Benefits Eligibility Tool (OTBET) is an online tool that allows staff and clients to determine their personal Self-Sufficiency...

New Report: Scaling Microlending in the United States

The path to scale for microlenders has always been challenging, and never more so than during these economically tumultuous times. FIELD’s () new publication, Dollars for Dreams: Scaling...

New Report: Impact of School Gardening on Learning

In England, there are currently 12,000 schools signed up to the Royal Horticultural Society’s “Campaign for School Gardening,” benefiting over million students … This week...

New Report: Civic Learning at the Edge: Transformative Stories of Highly Engaged Youth

[posted from K-12 Service-Learning listserv] I am pleased to announce that my research study, “Civic Learning at the Edge: Transformative Stories of Highly Engaged Youth” is complete and a...

Guide: Rebuilding Community: A 9/11 Semester of Service

Fall Semester of Service intended to honor 9/11 victims In response to the events of September 11, 2001, people served in an unprecedented way.  Building upon that spirit, and seeing service as a...

New Brief: Effectively Linking Teacher and Student Data

Essential issues in linking student and teacher data Given the current emphasis of state and federal reform initiatives on statewide longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement, a new...

New Paper: Have Organizers Stalled the Advancement of Social Justice?

[posted from Comm-Org] The papers collection is stretching this year with three new contributions–a travel blog, an essay, and a poem.  All are available at , in the 2010 section. I hope you...

Miscellaneous

Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Opportunity

Live, Online Session: Teacher Education and Compensation Helps () Early Childhood® Scholarship Opportunity Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Offered by the Pennsylvania Statewide...

2010 Out of the Box Prize

2010 Out of the Box Prize The 2010 Out of the Box Prize [pdf], sponsored by the Community Tool Box, honors initiatives that improve community health and development. A group’s innovation may...

Eversave Charity Partnership Program

Eversave Offers Consumers Big Discounts, Donates Portions to Charities Eversave has been partnering with local charities, schools, and non-profits in the Boston-area, and now they’re bringing their...

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach in Your Community

Please register to join us for a free webinar! What: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach in Your Community Presented By: WHY Hunger Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010 Time: 1:00pm...

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards

Student Groups Invited to Submit Entries for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards Deadline: December 1, 2010 A program of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Project Assistant, Student Success Center, Lincoln High School

[emailed 8/5/10 Position Description Position:         Project Assistant, Student Success Center Reports To:        Coordinator, Student Success Center Primary Objective:    To provide...

Assistant Director, PEAK Center

Assistant Director, PEAK Center Last day to apply: September 10, 2010 Description: Based in Lansdale, PA, The Peak Center is seeking an Assistant Director. The Peak Center is a community center for...

Development Director, Travelers Aid Family Services

Development Director, Travelers Aid Family Services Last day to apply: September 27, 2010 Description: The Development Director is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Travelers Aid...

Development Associate, Mazzoni Center

Development Associate, Mazzoni Center Last day to apply: September 27, 2010 Description: Mazzoni Center LGBT Health, a well respected nonprofit organization in Center City Philadelphia, seeks to hire...

Associate Director of Education, Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Associate Director of Education, Philadelphia Young Playwrights Last day to apply: September 27, 2010 Description: Philadelphia Young Playwrights () seeks a dynamic Associate Director of Education to...

Group Leader, Interfaith Youth Program

Walking the Walk Job Description Group Leader, Interfaith Youth Program The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia is seeking a Group Leader for Walking the Walk, an innovative interfaith youth...

Executive Director, Sustainable Lawrence

[posted 8/1/10] Sustainable Lawrence seeks a full-time Executive Director Sustainable Lawrence seeks a full-time Executive Director to oversee the operations and management of this growing...

Grant Opportunities

Merchants Fund Small Business Grants

The next grant deadline for The Merchants Fund is Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (postmarked).  Please forward this email to your clients, colleagues, business owners, community partners, etc.   If...

Patagonia Offers Support for Grassroots Environmental Work

Patagonia Offers Support for Grassroots Environmental Work Deadline: August 31, 2010 Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides support for environmental work through grants to nonprofit...

Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program

Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program Invites Applications from Youth Organizations Working in Greater Philadelphia Area Deadline: August 31, 2010 The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program, a new...

Healthy Sprouts Youth Garden Grants

National Gardening Association’s Healthy Sprouts Awards to Support Youth Gardening Programs Deadline: October 1, 2010 The Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award, which is administered by the National...

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Dance Advance Program

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Invites Applications From Philadelphia-Area Dance Artists and Organizations Deadline: September 8, 2010 (Letter of Intent) The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage...

Grammy Foundation Music Preservation and Research Grants

Grammy Foundation Accepting Applications for Music Preservation and Research Grants Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry) The Grammy Foundation Grant Program, funded by the Recording Academy,...

UnitedHealth HEROES program

United Health HEROES combat child obesity The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America. The program...

Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education

The Department of Commerce, NOAA, requests proposals for Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education.  This RFP will support K-12 education projects that advance inquiry-based Earth...

MLK Day Grants from Campus Kitchens

The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is proud to provide funding opportunities for schools to develop campus and...

Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

Herb Society of America: Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant The Herb Society of America has established indoor herb garden grants for teachers in grades 3 through 6, to ensure that teacher...

Mockingbird Foundation: Grants for Music Education

Mockingbird Foundation: Grants for Music Education The Mockingbird Foundation grants funds to schools and nonprofits to effect improvements in music education for children (see website for specific...

Capital Improvements for Affordable Housing

TD Charitable Foundation Offers Grants to Support Capital Improvements for Affordable Housing Deadline: September 3, 2010 The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has...

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Offers Instruments for School Music Programs Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Online Pre-qualification Form) The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates both new and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters, PA Nutrition Education Network Conference

PA Nutrition Education Network Annual Conference 2011 2011 PA NEN Annual Conference Lets Keep Moving Towards Better Nutrition April 26-27, 2011 Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel Harrisburg, PA SAVE...

Where Theory and Practice Intersect: Pointing the Way to P-20 Success

SAVE THE DATE! The University of Oklahoma Community Engagement Center presents: The 2nd Annual University-Assisted Community Schools Southwest Regional Conference: “Where Theory and Practice...

Food, Culture, & Justice: The Gumbo that Unites Us All

Food, Culture, & Justice: The Gumbo that Unites Us All Registration is now open for October 16-19, 2010 Register by August 13 for the Early Registration discount. View registration rates &...

Aligning the Metropolitan University with Business, Government, and the Nonprofit Sectors

The 16th annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference, hosted by California State University, Fresno from October 24 to 26, 2010 will focus on “Aligning the Metropolitan...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign

August 19th: Door-to-door outreach, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED To promote the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign, NeighborWorks will be conducting a door-to-door outreach action through its local...

Board members sought, Community Women’s Education Project (CWEP)

Community Women’s Education Project (CWEP) 2801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 P: 215-426-2200  F: 215-426-3284 General Description Community Women’s Education Project (CWEP) is...

Volunteers needed, Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes

Montco project needs volunteers to work with seniors Family Services’ Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is in need of dedicated volunteers to work with seniors living in...

Marketing & Outreach Internship, Sustainable Business Network

[emailed 8/1/10] SBN Marketing & Outreach Internship The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is looking for talented Marketing & Outreach Interns to join our team!  The Marketing &...


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