The week of

April 24, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

1st Annual Philadelphia Education Conference

Community leaders plan citywide education conference The 1st Annual Philadelphia Education Conference will take place on Sunday, June 5th from 10am to 6pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at...

4th Annual College, Trade & Tech Fair

School District sponsors annual college and trade fair The School District of Philadelphia will sponsor its 4th Annual College, Trade & Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 26th from 4:30pm to 7pm at the...

Financial Literacy for Non-Profit Professionals

Financial Literacy for Non-Profit Professionals Terry Travis, Assistant VP for Development at La Salle University with some practical information about financial literacy  – from a basic...

Education Equity and Excellence Commission Town Hall Meeting

Equity and Excellence Commission WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 RSVP: To RSVP for...

Cultivating New Managers by Supervising Interns

Please join us at the Philadelphia Youth Network’s next program, “Cultivating New Managers by Supervising Interns” on May 13th at the PYN Office. The panel will discuss the importance of...

Penn STEM Scholars Program

Penn STEM Scholars Program July 5 – July 29, 2011 The Penn STEM Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically exceptional Philadelphia public and charter high school students to perform...

LEAP into Science Education Conference

“LEAP into Science” is a partnership between the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia, funded by the National Science Foundation, which aims to engage...

7th Annual Provider Luncheon for Early Childhood Providers

7th Annual Provider Luncheon will be held Tuesday April 26th in appreciation of the essential service child care providers give each day.  Childspace CDI and the Provider Committee of the SEPA Early...

How to Protect Our Health, Communities, and Pocketbooks by Using Water Wisely

How to Protect Our Health, Communities, and Pocketbooks by Using Water Wisely Thursday, May 19, 2011 The Academy of Natural Sciences – Main Auditorium 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 6:00 –...

Tree House Books CD Release Party

Waking Up The Town Legacy! Wednesday April 27, 2011 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Tree House Books Please join us for our CD release party of Waking Up The Town Legacy. For 6 weeks our students collaborated...

Financing Healthy Food Options series

Opportunity Finance Network is pleased to announce the launch of the CDFI Fund’s Financing Healthy Food Options series! The goal of this CDFI Fund-sponsored initiative is to bring greater access to...

New Resources

Nonprofit Technology Journal

Free online journal focuses on technology for nonprofits Technology can help nonprofits create the change they want to see in the world. But even with daily evidence of world-changing innovations and...

Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace

Nonprofits continue to struggle with diversity issues: survey Two national organizations that work to improve the diversity of the nonprofit workforce have issued a report on a survey intended to...

Community-Based Research Assessment Tool

We write to let you know about an assessment tool we’ve developed and to offer it for your use.  Our research team has developed a survey instrument to assess the student learning outcomes of...

New Book: Collective Action for Social Change

[posted from Comm-Org] From: Aaron Schutz <schutz@> COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZING Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2011) see...

How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

At risk from the get-go A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a...

Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in America

Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in America Wendy Cervantes, Donald J. Hernandez, First Focus, March 2011. Children in immigrant families account for nearly...

Do Low-Income Students have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers?

NCEE Evaluation Brief: Do Low-Income Students have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers?, Steven Glazerman, Jeffrey Max, National Center for Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance,...

New Issue: Critical Ethnography and the Neoliberal City

From: “Robert P. Fairbanks II” <rpf@> Below please find the table of contents for the most recent special issue of Ethnography, co-edited by myself and Richard Lloyd. While we had...

New Book: Hillbilly Nationalists, Radical Greasers and Black Power

[posted from Comm-Org list] From: James Tracy <jamestracysf@> Below, please find a description of a book I co-authored with Amy Sonnie, due out September 27, 2011. We’ll be hitting the...

Miscellaneous

Women of Worth Awards

L’Oreal Announces the Sixth Annual Women of Worth Awards Honoring Women Dedicated to Volunteerism and Community Deadline: June 30, 2011 L’Oreal Paris, a division of L’Oreal USA,...

South Philly HS LED light bulb sale to support robotics team

The South Philly High School team is selling LED light bulbs just like the girl scouts sell cookies.  Here are the details: FIRST®Green e-watt saver light bulbs are the newest energy-saving...

Understanding Extended Year Graduation Rates: Lessons Learned by States

Webinar – Understanding Extended Year Graduation Rates: Lessons Learned by States Join us for a Webinar on April 26th co-hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum, Gateway to College National...

Nonprofit Executive Succession Planning

Nonprofit Executive Succession Planning On-Line Webinar Is your nonprofit prepared for the emergency or unexpected departure of your current executive? This free on-line webinar will help your...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs

Executive Director, Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs The Executive Director is responsible for the advancement and general operation of the PA State Alliance which serves to: positively impact...

Research Consultant, African Cultural Alliance of North America

Research Consultant, African Cultural Alliance of North America Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ACANA is seeking a temporary Research Consultant to research and collect data for its Strategic Workforce...

Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Parks Alliance Posted on: April 12, 2011 The Philadelphia Parks Alliance (PPA) is seeking a Program Coordinator to work as part of our three-person staff to generate...

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County Position located in Chalfont, PA Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, a Christian-based nonprofit organization providing affordable housing...

Executive Director, Back On My Feet

Executive Director, Back On My Feet Posted on: April 13, 2011 The Organization BoMF is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running...

Truancy Department Manager, Women’s Christian Alliance

Truancy Department Manager, Women’s Christian Alliance Posted on: April 14, 2011 Summary of Job Responsibilities include but not limited to: •Supervising the Case Mangers and Administrative...

Case Manager, Women Against Abuse

Case Manager, Women Against Abuse Posted on: April 14, 2011 Responsibilities: Provide direct case management to a case load of transitional housing residents and/or their children. Provide direct...

Director of Development, Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families

Director of Development Job Summary The Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families seeks a full-time Director of Development.  The Center helps grieving children to grow through their grief,...

Writing Across the Curriculum Teacher, Philadelphia Futures

Writing Across the Curriculum Teacher, Philadelphia Futures Posted on: April 15, 2011 The Writing Across the Curriculum teacher will work collaboratively with a college biology professor and the...

Sponsor-A-Scholar Coordinator, Philadelphia Futures

Sponsor-A-Scholar Coordinator, Philadelphia Futures Posted on: April 15, 2011 The Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) Coordinator assists in the implementation of a comprehensive college preparation program for...

Interim Director of the Wolfington Center, Cabrini College

POSITION:     Interim Director of the Wolfington Center, Cabrini College REPORTS TO:    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs DEPARTMENT:    Academic Affairs START/END DATE: ...

Teaching Fellow Advisor, Delaware Teaching Fellows

JOB POSTING: FELLOW ADVISOR, SUMMER 2011 Inspire and be inspired! Share your knowledge and grow in your own practice. PRIORITY DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 25th APPLY NOW! Materials will be reviewed and...

Delaware Teaching Fellows

Delaware Teaching Fellows Delaware Teaching Fellows is an alternate certification program, committed to helping outstanding mid-career changers and recent college graduates enter the teaching...

Assistant Director for Summer Program, Triskeles Foundation

Assistant Director for Summer Program of Organic Farming, Nutrition and Entrepreneurship for Youth Exton, PA Posted March 31, 2011 Needed: Active and Energetic Assistant Director for Summer Program...

Nutrition Internship, Triskeles Food for Thought Program

Summer Youth Program Organic Farming – Nutrition Internship Kimberton, PA Posted March 31, 2011 Paid Internships – Summer Youth Program Organic Farming – Nutrition Kimberton, PA WOULD YOU LIKE...

Chief Financial Officer, People’s Emergency Center

Chief Financial Officer Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred; Real estate accounting experience or a CPA is a plus. Must have a minimum of 12 years of broad nonprofit...

Grant Opportunities

Drucker Nonprofit Innovation Award

Drucker Institute Announces Call for Applications for Nonprofit Innovation Award Deadline: July 1, 2011 The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has announced a call for applications...

PSEG Environmental Education Grants for NJ teachers

New Jersey Teachers Invited to Apply for PSEG Environmental Education Grants Deadline: June 24, 2011 New Jersey teachers are invited to apply for funding through energy company PSEG’s...

Ideas That Matter Design Grant Program

Sappi Fine Paper North America Seeks Entries for Ideas That Matter Design Grant Program Deadline: July 15, 2011 Sappi Fine Paper North America has announced the 2011 call for entries for Ideas that...

Mental Health Service Projects

American Psychiatric Foundation Offers Grants to Medical Students for Mental Health Service Projects Deadline: May 25, 2011 The American Psychiatric Foundation, the philanthropic and educational arm...

Innovative Employment Development Programs

eBay Foundation and Changemakers Announce International Competition for Innovative Employment Development Programs Deadline: June 15, 2011 The eBay Foundation and Ashoka’s Changemakers have...

Fish Habitat Restoration Projects

FishAmerica Foundation Offers Funding for Fish Habitat Restoration Projects Deadline: May 16, 2011 The American Sportfishing Association’s FishAmerica Foundation, working in partnership with...

Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants

Home Depot Foundation Announces 2011 Community Impact Grants Program Deadline: October 31, 2011 The Home Depot Foundation, a philanthropic vehicle of Home Depot, has announced that it is accepting...

Saucony Run For Good Foundation

Saucony Run For Good Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Youth Running Programs Deadline: June 13, 2011 The Saucony Run For Good Foundation, a giving vehicle of athletic footwear and apparel...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Transition to Adulthood: Roundtable Discussions on Practice and Policy

Forum – Transition to Adulthood: Roundtable Discussions on Practice and Policy – June 21, 2011 Please join us for a day-long event disseminating the research and findings of the Transition to...

Problem-based Service Learning Institute

New York Campus Compact is sponsoring 3 faculty institutes in May and June. Discounted registration to all Campus Compact members. May 18 – 19:  Problem-based Service Learning Institute. Dr. Rick...

Institute on Collaboration in Higher Education

The Association for Consortium Leadership is pleased to announce the Institute on Collaboration in Higher Education to be held in Claremont, California, June 19-22, 2011.  The Institute is designed...

2011 Summer Course Development Institute

2011 Summer Course Development Institute Monday, May 23, 2011 and Tuesday, May 24, 2011 The California University of Pennsylvania am – 3:30pm (each day) Institute Description: The SPRING Course...

Local Living Econonies Conference

BALLE Conference June 14-17, 2011 Bellingham, Washington Did you know that SBN Philadelphia is part of a national movement that is the fastest growing community of socially responsible businesses in...

Call for Proposals: Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

Call for Proposals The 17th Annual CUMU Conference, hosted by Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from October 9 to 11, 2011, will focus on “Creating Tomorrow’s...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers needed for flower market, Dignity Housing

Dignity Housing seeks volunteers for flower market The Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children’s Charities is hosting the 97th year of its signature French flower market in Philadelphia’s...

volunteers needed, Tree House Books

Volunteers Needed: Tree House Books is looking for Spring and Summer volunteers to start in May 2011.  We have volunteer opportunities available for our Tutoring Time program, Magazine Workshop, and...


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