The week of

March 20, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

Positive Impact 2nd Annual Young Men’s Conference


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Positive Impact 2nd Annual Young Men’s Conference Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 Time: 12:30p – 5p Location:  Russell Byers Charter School 1911 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA RSVP is...

Endowment: What it Is, Why You Need One, How to Build It and Secure Your Future


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WORKSHOP CANCELED Please join us at La Salle University for a workshop:  Endowment:  What it Is, Why You Need One, How to Build It and Secure Your Future Terry Travis, Assistant VP for Development...

various Entrepreneurship Week events


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It’s that time of year again! Entrepreneurship Week will take place April 18-21, and below are the details for the free events we have scheduled! These events will be great networking opportunities...

Three D’s of Adult Education: Learning Difficulties, Differences, and Disabilities


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Three D’s of Adult Education: Learning Difficulties, Differences, and Disabilities SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION Three D’s of Adult Education: Learning Difficulties, Differences, and Disabilities is...

Business Forum: Social Entrepreneurship


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The La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship will host its final event of the year on social entrepreneurship as part of Heritage Week on Thursday, March 24, from 7 to 8:30 at the Dunleavy Room in the...

Film & Discussion: For Colored Girls Only


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FOR COLORED GIRLS — COME WATCH THE MOVIE Showing At Arcadia University Glenside, PA Friday March 25, 2011 6:00 – 9:30 Stiteler Auditorium In Celebration of Women’s Month: Watch “For Colored...

A New Look on a New Life Job Readiness & Retention Seminar


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A New Look on a New Life Job Readiness & Retention Seminar Sponsored by The School District of Philadelphia Even Start Family Literacy Program and the Conquerors Community Development Corporation...

21st Century Community Learning Centers Regional Trainings


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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, in partnership with the Center for Schools and Communities, is sponsoring three regional trainings for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)...

Center for Youth Development Spring 2011 Training Schedule


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Center for Youth Development (CYD) & The Philadelphia Out-of-School Time Professional Development (OST PD) Project Spring 2011 Training Schedule...

Spotlighting Positive Youth Development Building Our Youth for the Future


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Spotlighting Positive Youth Development Building Our Youth for the Future April 14, 2011 9:00 – 12:00 Live Video Conference / Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Mill Hall, Philadelphia,...

Undocumented Youth: A Future At Risk


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Undocumented Youth: A Future At Risk Illegal immigration is a divisive topic in America’s increasingly polarized political discourse. This panel discussion will address one aspect of the...

Teacher Workshop on 18th Century African-American Life


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Teacher Workshop on 18th Century African-American Life In this workshop teachers will examine African American life and interests in 18th-century Philadelphia.  The ideals of “liberty” and...

Teach & Reach Your True Self


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GAS & ELECTRIC ARTS Do you want to make meaningful change in your classroom and in your community? THEN TAKE our TEACH & REACH YOUR TRUE SELF Professional development workshop April 15-17,...

Center for Male Engagement Summer Enrichment Program


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The Community College of Philadelphia announces the 2011 Center for Male Engagement Summer Enrichment Program.  This program, geared towards African American males, is a four-week intensive summer...

Hope, Change, and the Delaware Valley


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Bread and Roses town hall to discuss response to threats to poor The Bread and Roses Community Fund will hold a town hall meeting to gather input from its supporters on what its roles should be in...

New Resources

New Book: The Abundant Community


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A BK Currents Book John McKnight and Peter Block The Abundant Community Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods * By bestselling author Peter Block and legendary community researcher and...

Youth report on Youth United for Change’s report on Zero Tolerance policy


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The POPPYN crew from Temple University’s University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia report on YUC’s report on the impacts of the zero tolerance policy POPPYN is a youth-produced...

Nutter re-launches Mayor’s Commission on Aging


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Nutter re-launches Mayor’s Commission on Aging Mayor Michael Nutter has re-launched the Mayor’s Commission on Aging and appointed new members who will advise the Mayor on policies and projects...

Law softens impact of tax credits on eligibility


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Law softens impact of tax credits on eligibility For years some families have been afraid to save their tax refunds because the savings could impact their eligibility to receive public benefits....

New Website: NoDropouts.org


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stirs interactive dialogue on dropout prevention Those passionate about fighting the dropout epidemic who would like to engage with others to find solutions can join the conversation at A project...

Impact Network Monthly, new youth newsletter


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America’s Promise Alliance publishes new monthly youth newsletter American’s Promise Alliance has announced the launch of the Impact Network Monthly, a newsletter written by youth for youth...

Food Hardship in America – Data for the Nation, States, etc.


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Nearly One in Five Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food Download the Report: Food Hardship in America – Data for the Nation, States, 100 MSAs, and Every Congressional District...

MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers


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College- and career-readiness are paramount According to the 27th annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, a majority of teachers, parents, and Fortune 1000 executives believe readying all...

New Report: Teacher Incentives and Student Achievement


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So much for that New York City’s $75 million experiment in teacher incentive pay — called “transcendent” when it was launched in 2007 — did not increase student...

A Plan for Evaluating Public Schools


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A little caution The first major independent study of school reform has concluded that rising standardized test scores are of limited value in determining whether students are actually learning...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers needed, Urban Promise AfterSchool programs


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We need your help! Our AfterSchool Programs are in urgent need of volunteers! CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW! Consider volunteering your time to change the life of a child… Cut backs in the Camden...

volunteers needed, Vote for Homes voter registration


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Vote for Home! Coalition offers voter registration trainings Local primary elections will be held in the Greater Philadelphia area will take place on Tuesday, May 17th, and the deadline for voter...

Grant Opportunities

CHIP Champion Partner Minigrants


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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to Award Grants To “CHIP Champion” Partners UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will provide mini-grants to partner organizations that agree to conduct outreach...

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Program for Service-Learning


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Service-Learning Projects in the and Canada Supported State Farm Youth Advisory Board National Grant Program The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is composed of young adults who demonstrate exemplary...

Stand Down grants to support homeless veterans


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DOL announces funding for Stand Down events The US Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of $600,000 in Stand Down grants that...

Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund


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Children’s Trust Fund application available The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund has issued a Request for Applications to support activities  aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect by...

JustFilms: Social Issue Film Funding Initiative


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Ford Foundation Announces Social Issue Film Funding Initiative Deadline: Open The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of JustFilms, a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a...

Charles Lafitte Foundation


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Charles Lafitte Foundation: Grants Program The Charles Lafitte Foundation Grants Program gives funds to groups and individuals to foster lasting improvement on the human condition by providing...

Environmental Education Grants


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EPA: Office of Environmental Education Grants EPA Office of Environmental Education Grants support environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to...

Dominion Foundation: Education Partnership Grants


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

American Honda Foundation: Grants for Education


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

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, People’s Emergency Center


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PEOPLE’S EMERGENCY CENTER Nurturing Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods, Driving Change. Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Background Founded in 1972, PEC is a comprehensive homeless...

Intake Associate, Dignity Housing


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Intake Associate at Dignity Housing, for immediate posting [emailed 3/16/2011] Organization Summary: The mission of Dignity Housing () is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing safe, decent...

Pt-time Assistant Program Manager, Urban Affairs Coalition


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Job Description (As of March 1, 2011) TITLE: Assistant Program Manager (APM) TIME: Part-time, permanent.  Up to 28 hours per week. SALARY: Hourly.  Up to $22 per hour. ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: The...

Assistant Vice President for Development, Widener University


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Assistant Vice President for Development, Widener University Posted: March 7, 2011 Recently cited by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Best College to Work for,” Widener University...

Data Analyst, Philadelphia Youth Network


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Data Analyst, Philadelphia Youth Network Posted on: March 7, 2011 General Description: The Data Analyst (DA) functions as part of the Performance Management Unit. The DA is responsible for creating...

AmeriCorps Program Manager, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia


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AmeriCorps Program Manager, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Posted on: March 8, 2011 AmeriCorps Program Manager will play a critical role in increasing RTP’s capacity to maximize impact on...

Director, Special Gifts, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania


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Director, Special Gifts, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Posted on: March 8, 2011 The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s mission is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the...

Program Manager, Banking on Our Future


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JOB DESCRIPTION Program Manager – Banking on Our Future JOB TITLE: Program Manager – Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania DEPARTMENT: Banking on Our...

Trauma Therapist, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center


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Trauma Therapist, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center Posted on: March 9, 2011 Provide mental health services to children (18 months – 13 years) who have experienced traumatic events or...

Roots to Reentry Crew Chief, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


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ROOTS TO REENTRY CREW CHIEF, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Posted on: March 9, 2011 ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: INSPIRE * TRANSFORM * BUILD * SUSTAIN The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a...

Director of Development, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program


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Director of Development, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Posted on: March 10, 2011 The Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates is a Non Profit Corporation qualified under section 501(c) (3) of the internal...

Friends Liaison, American Friends Service Committee


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Friends Liaison, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Posted on: March 10, 2011 Status: Exempt Location: Philadelphia, PA Supervisor: Director of External Affairs Position Summary The Friends...

Miscellaneous

2011 Excellence in Economic Development Awards


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IEDC is Now Accepting Entries for the 2011 Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2011 Awards Timeline Call for Entries Begins: March 1 Early Bird Deadline: April 15 Final Deadline: May 20...

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST): Nominations close April 1, 2011. The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications...

Community Schools: Effectively and Efficiently Investing In Our Youth


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Upcoming Community Schools Webinar Opportunity: Community Schools: Effectively and Efficiently Investing In Our Youth Thursday, March 31st 3pm (EST) Register NOW!...

Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for CDFIs


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Applications Now Open for The 2011 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards The 2011 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance opened for applications today! We hope you are asking yourself if...

Revitalizing Communities with Healthy Food Retail: An Introduction to Redevelopment for Public Health


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Revitalizing Communities with Healthy Food Retail: An Introduction to Redevelopment for Public Health Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Duration:     1...


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