The week of

February 27, 2011

PHENND Events/Activities

PHENND Annual Report

We are pleased to share the 2011 PHENND Annual Report which profiles our accomplishments during the 2009-2010 academic year. The report also includes brief summaries from many of our member...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Darby Borough Community Development Corporation Open House

Darby Borough Community Development Corporation invites you to our Open House at our new location… The Darby Free Library When: March 9, 2011 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Where: Darby Free Library at...

What Clinicians Need to Know About Our Food System

Food Matters: Clinical Education & Advocacy Program WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 8am – 12pm WHERE: Thomas Jefferson University & Hospital, Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 233 S....

Film: A Chemical Reaction

What:           A Chemical Reaction movie with panel discussion When:          Tuesday, March 8 Where:         Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler...

Global Youth Service Day Planning Meeting

Each year, on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), children and youth around the world work with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national...

Womenomics Forum

Womenomics Forum Please join numerous groups as they celebrate the 5th WOMENomics® Forum.  The purpose is to bring together women of all ages to help identify women’s economic issues and get...

Philadelphia Writing Project Summer Invitational Institute

The Philadelphia Writing Project invites Philadelphia educators from Kindergarten through University who are interested in joining a community dedicated to improving the teaching of writing as a...

Sustainability: Is It More Than We Think?

La Salle University’s Sustainability Symposium 2011 “Sustainability: Is it More Than We Think?” Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9:15 AM – 2:30 PM Sustainability Symposium 2011:...

The Roadmap to Financial Aid for College

State Senator Vincent Hughes, PHEAA, PA State System of Higher Education, Mayor’s Office of Education & The School District of Philadelphia–Division of College Readiness present Show Me the...

PA Family Engagement Conference

Plan now to attend the 2011 PA Family Engagement Conference, Now More Than Ever: Powerful Partnerships for Student Success.  This third annual family engagement statewide conference will be held in...

Parenting Workshop Series at Aspira

Aspira offers new parent empowerment series Aspira of Pennsylvania is offering a free 12-week series aimed at helping parents develop a positive, cooperative relationship with their child with a...

Seminars for Immigrant Professionals

Welcoming Center schedules seminars for immigrant professionals On March 7th and 8th, in partnership with World Education Services and Drexel University, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians...

Privacy & Social Change on the Web

Net Tuesday reschedules web privacy, social change discussion Privacy on the web, especially as it relates to social change, is a crucially important and timely issue. Rescheduled from February 1st,...

How Do We Talk to Black Boys About Dealing With The Police?

Workshop deals with issues of black youth, police The Black Male Development Symposium will sponsor a special forum entitled 10 Rules of Survival When Stopped by the Police: How Do We Talk to Black...

Community meeting on youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is topic of community meeting The Mural Arts Program, WHYY and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement are hosting a community engagement meeting to discuss issues of youth...

New Resources

Responding to the New Geography of Poverty

The Metro Program has released a new analysis that compares trends in EITC receipt with changes in the size and location of the low-income population over the course of this decade (tax years 1999 to...

The Influence of Teach for America

The 900-lb. presence in education In a post on his Taking Note blog, John Merrow writes that he has participated in balanced coverage of Teach for America, on PBS’s NewsHour, in a web-based...

Collective Review of The New Teacher Book

Collective Review of The New Teacher Book The New Teacher Book – Second Edition, Edited by Terry Burant, Linda Christensen, Kelley Dawson Salas, Stephanie Walters. We began this school year...

CDC Grant Funding Profiles Tool

CDC Announces New Funding Assistance Data and Profiles Website The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a new website that provides information on grant awards made to state and...

Farm to School Community Action Planning Guide

How-To Guide for Developing a Farm to School Program from VT FEED Vermont FEED developed the “Farm to School Community Action Planning Guide” to provide support in the development of Farm to...

Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places

APA Releases New Report on Urban Agriculture “Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places,” was published and released by the American Planning Association in response to the growing...

New CDC data on leisure-time inactivity and obseity

CDC Releases County-by County Estimates for Leisure-time Physical Inactivity The CDC recently released estimates on leisure-time inactivity for all counties in the United States. Counties in the...

New Book: Call of the Land

2nd Edition of The Call of the Land Released Ahead of Schedule The 2nd Edition of “The Call of the Land: America’s Growing Agrarian Movement” by Steven McFadden was released early in...

New Report: Southeastern Pennsylvania & the Commonwealth Budget

ELGP measures region’s contributions to PA revenues A new Economy League study commissioned by the Metropolitan Caucus shows that southeastern Pennsylvania is a net contributor to the...

New Report: Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools: Five Steps Districts Can Take to Improve Their Chances of Success Author: Karen Baroody Published in: Center for American Progress...

Corporation for National Service 2011-2015 Strategic Plan

We are very pleased to present the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which was unanimously approved by our board of directors earlier today.  The full...

Miscellaneous

Harold McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

McGraw-Hill Companies: Harold McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education The 2008 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates the theme of global awareness in education and recognizes those behind...

Writers wanted for Artsedge Residency Project

We are now accepting applications for the ARTSEDGE RESIDENCY PROJECT, a joint venture of the Kelly Writers House and Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services: DEADLINE: April 29, 2011. The...

National Hunger Hotline

National Hunger Hotline Assists Americans in Need The National Hunger Hotline (1-866-348-6479), managed by WhyHunger, connects individuals in need of food assistance to local resources including...

Creating a Culture that Values the Inclusion of Those with Mental Illness

Webinar: Changing Perspectives-Creating a Culture that Values the Inclusion of Those with Mental Illness Date: Monday, March 7th, Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST (3:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Mountain,...

Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

American Legacy Foundation Invites Applications for Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications Deadline: April 30, 2011 The American Legacy Foundation is accepting...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Recruitment Director, EducationWorks

RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR The Recruitment Director will plan and implement a comprehensive program to recruit AmeriCorps members to serve in EducationWorks programs. The Recruitment Director is an...

Director, Human Resources, EducationWorks

Director, Human Resources Position Description The Director of Human Resources will provide professional leadership and execution to the HR function, both tactical and strategic, in support of the...

Director of Employment and Educational Opportunities, Project H.O.M.E.

Director of Employment and Educational Opportunities, Project Posted on: February 17, 2011 The Employment and Education Opportunities Department connects members of the Project community to job and...

Post Secondary Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia

Post Secondary Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia Posted on: February 15, 2011 The Post Secondary Coordinator will be responsible for working as part of the Student Success Center...

Development Officer, Child Advocates

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER CORPORATE RELATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS The Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) is seeking a DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CORPORATE RELATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS to...

Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Posted on: February 15, 2011 The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is accepting applications for Group...

Communications Coordinator, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Communications Coordinator, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Posted on: February 15, 2011 The Bicycle Coalition is looking for an eloquent and creative communicator to bring focus to the...

Vice President of Fundraising & External Affairs, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

VICE PRESIDENT OF FUNDRAISING AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. Posted on: February 15, 2011 Congreso is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and dedicated individual to...

Bi-lingual Social Worker, Best Nest, Inc.

BI-LINGUAL SOCIAL WORKER, Best Nest, Inc. Posted on: February 15, 2011 Best Nest, Inc., a social service agency located in South Philadelphia, is currently looking for full-time social workers for...

Parenting Coordinator/Therapist, CHANCES

PARENTING COORDINATOR/THERAPIST, Public Health Management Corporation Posted on: February 16, 2011 CHANCES, a program of the Public Health Management Corporation, has an opening for a full-time...

Shelter Manager, Laurel House

LAUREL HOUSE POSITION POSTING Shelter Manager Resumes/Cover letters to/Application:  Attn:  Jenny Boyer   Box 764, Norristown, PA  19404 (internal applicants through interoffice mail to Shelter...

Family Advocate, Maternity Care Coalition

Family Advocate, Maternity Care Coalition Posted on: February 17, 2011 Maternity Care Coalition, a dynamic $7M nonprofit, works to improve maternal/child health and well being. The following position...

Grant Opportunities

American Water Works Environmental Grant Program

American Water Accepting Applications for Environmental Grant Program Deadline: March 25, 2011 American Water Works Company, a water and wastewater utility company, has announced that applications...

Community Employment Grant Program

Kessler Foundation Invites Applications for Programs to Assist Employment Opportunities for New Jersey Residents With Disabilities Deadline: April 1, 2011 The Kessler Foundation’s Community...

Parent program for Organizations Serving Low-Income Hispanic Families

AVANCE Invites Grant Proposals From Nonprofit Organizations Serving Low-Income Hispanic Families Deadline: March 16, 2011 AVANCE, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides parent and early...

ING Run For Something Better School Award Program

ING Run For Something Better Invites Applications for School Award Program Deadline: May 1, 2011 ING Run For Something Better, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical...

Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program

Hitachi Foundation: Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs The Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program supports young entrepreneurs who have formed financially viable businesses that create jobs, supply goods...

Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge

RFA for Childhood Obesity Prevention Projects – Due May 18, 2011 On Wednesday, January 26, USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a Request for Applications (RFA)...

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program Grants

ERS Announces Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program Grants – Due April 4, 2011 The Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) invites...

USDA 2011 Team Nutrition Grants

USDA 2011 Team Nutrition Grants Now Available – Letter of Intent Due March 15, 2011 The purpose of the Team Nutrition Grants program is for State agencies to expand and enhance their training...

Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Eating Research Announces 2011 Call for Proposals – Deadline March 10, 2011 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced a call for proposals (CFP) for the Healthy Eating...

Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund

Children’s Trust Fund to announce grant process The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund provides grant funds annually to community-based agencies for the implementation of primary child abuse and...

End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life

DOJ offers funding for protection of older women In an effort to protect elderly women from abuse and domestic violence, the US Department of Justice is making available $3 million for organizations...

Help Senior Centers Receive Accreditation

Senior centers offered help in accreditation United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has issued a Request for Proposals to support senior centers in the region to obtain accreditation from the...

Audience Engagement Grants

Open Society Documentary Photography Project Invites Proposals for Audience Engagement Grants Deadline: May 13, 2011 The Open Society Foundations’ Documentary Photography Project is offering a...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Connecting Campuses with Community

The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact are pleased to announce a two-part workshop: Connecting Campuses with Community Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis...

Food Policy From Neighborhood to Nation

Food Policy From Neighborhood to Nation – REGISTER NOW! Portland, Oregon, May 19 – 21, 2011 Registration is now open for the Community Food Security Coalition’s conference on food policy in...

National Hunger Free Community Summit

National Hunger Free Community Summit March 5, 2011 in Washington, DC The 2011 National Hunger Free Community Summit is a free event sponsored by the Alliance to End Hunger in cooperation with the...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer for the Philadelphia International Flower Show

Volunteer for the Philadelphia International Flower Show March 6-13, 2011 Spring is coming, and in Philadelphia it begins on March 2! Volunteer one or more days at the Flower Show and enjoy the Show...


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