The week of

August 08, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

Design in Action 2011


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Design in Action 2011 Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11, Philadelphia Radisson, 220 S. 17th Street Presented by the Association for Community Design, the Association of Architectural...

Small Business Resource Fair at the Free Library of Philadelphia


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Small Business Resource Fair at the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm Events for Entrepreneurs Calling all entrepreneurs! Empowerment Group and...

2011 Biz ConneXion Networking Event


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Entrepreneur Works Summer 2011 Biz ConneXion Networking Event Thursday, August 18, 2011 – 6:30pm Events for Entrepreneurs Join us for our Summer 2011 Biz ConneXion Networking Event! When:...

Screening of youth-created food-related shorts at WHYY


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Announcing PUFFA Youth’s WHYY Screening on Friday, August 12th at 6 pm Please save the date for our PUFFA (Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance) Youth Short Video Screening at WHYY next...

Tree Tenders Training


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PHS Tree Tenders Training Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in learning how to plant and care for neighborhood trees by becoming a “Tree Tender” this fall. PHS and its partners...

Brandywine Workshop Fortieth Anniversary Celebration


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Brandywine Workshop Fortieth Anniversary Celebration The Brandywine Workshop, founded in the fall, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is planning  a year-long series of activities to celebrate its...

Mighty Writers Fundraiser


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EAT DRINK READ WRITE A Taste for Literacy Sunday, September 11, 2011 2 Nectar Restaurant 1091 Lancaster Avenue Berwyn, PA Enjoy colorful specialty cocktails. Nibble on Chef Patrick Feury’s...

Briding the Gaps Community Health symposium


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a chance to network with Philadelphia’s health and social services community Join the Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Network for its 21st Annual Symposium with guest speaker Bob Hurley. Friday, September...

New Resources

New Report: Philanthropic Investment in Teachers and Teaching


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A new report from the University of Georgia and Kronley & Associates offers an in-depth review of foundation grantmaking in the 2000s. A key finding is the magnitude of philanthropic investment...

New Initiative Targets ‘School-to-Prison’ Pipeline


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A matter of discipline Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have unveiled a new undertaking from the Departments of Justice and Education, targeting school discipline...

English Language Learners: Becoming Fluent in Afterschool


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A new issue brief from the Afterschool Alliance, English Language Learners: Becoming Fluent in Afterschool, asserts that as the United States’ immigrant and English Language Learners (ELL)...

USDA Releases Guidance on Wellness Policy Updates


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USDA Releases Guidance on Wellness Policy Updates The Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a July 8, 2011 memorandum providing information on the new requirements for wellness policies that local...

Philadelphia-area Food Systems Blog


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Greater Philadelphia Food System Blog Series Hosted by Dodge Foundation In March and April, Food Funders co-chair Alison Hastings of DVRPC “curated” a blog series on Greater Philadelphia’s Food...

State Spending Cuts Kill Private Sector Jobs and Raise Unemployment


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States that cut spending in recession now worse off: study States that made steep public spending cuts in the wake of the recession have seen weaker economic growth in the years since, according to a...

Impact of Federal Debt Ceiling Agreement On Nonprofits


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Impact of Federal Debt Ceiling Agreement On Nonprofits R. Andrew Swinney, president of The Philadelphia Foundation, shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead for the nonprofit sector. Along with...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Asset-Based Community Development in Action


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Join Ron Dwyer-Voss, Mike Green, Steve Kretzmann and Deb Wisniewski for an engaging and interactive learning event. Learn how to put the fundamental principles and practices of Asset-Based Community...

Community Food Security Coalition Annual Conference


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The Community Food Security Coalition’s Annual Conference: Food Justice:  Honoring our Roots, Growing the Movement November 4-8, 2011 The CFSC Annual Conference is an excellent time to connect...

Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative


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Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative Sacred Soil: Cultivating Seeds of Community Transformation September 9th – 11th, 2011 Come early for the Intensive Leadership Facilitator Training...

Grant Opportunities

Community Design Collaborative design service grants


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The Community Design Collaborative offers pro bono predevelopment design services to nonprofit organizations. Over 30 nonprofit organizations throughout greater Philadelphia receive pro bono...

Grants to Promote Healing in the LGBTIQQ Community


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North Star Fund’s Queer Consciousness Fund Offers Grants to Promote Healing in the LGBTIQQ Community Deadline: August 15, 2011 (Letters of Inquiry) The Queer Consciousness Funding Circle, a...

Fund for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Projects Worldwide


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SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Accepting Applications for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Projects Worldwide Deadline: December 1, 2011 The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation...

Community Collaborations to Promote Bicycling


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Bikes Belong Announces Special Grant Round for Community Collaborations to Promote Bicycling Deadline: August 26, 2011 Bikes Belong, which provides grants to organizations and agencies within the...

Libri Foundation: Books for Children


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Libri Foundation: Books for Children The Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover children’s books for small, rural, public libraries across the country....

Verizon Literacy Grants


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Verizon Literacy Grants One of the goals of the Verizon Foundation is to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps positions, YESPhilly


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YESPhilly has AmeriCorps job openings! The YESPhilly program combines an intensive academic skill-building curriculum that prepares students for the GED tests, and for post-secondary success with...

Housing Specialist, ActionAIDS


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Housing Specialist, ActionAIDS Posted on: July 22, 2011 ActionAIDS POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Title : Housing Specialist Reports To: Housing Program Coordinator Department: Direct Services...

Prevention and Care Outreach Case Manager, Prevention Point Philadelphia


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Prevention and Care Outreach Case Manager, Prevention Point Philadelphia Posted on: July 22, 2011 Organizational Overview: Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) is a multi-service public health...

Director, Rising Sun Children’s Center


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Korean Community Development Services Center 6053-55 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120 215-276-8830 Rising Sun Children’s Center Position: Director of child care center Location: Rising Sun...

Legal Director, Mazzoni Center


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[emailed 7/23/11] LEGAL DIRECTOR Mazzoni Center The legal director’s duties can be divided into four primary areas of responsibility: (1) legal clinic management and supervision of legal clinic...

Pt-time AmeriCorps, Program Facilitator, EducationWorks


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[emailed 7/23/2011] Program Facilitator, EducationWorks Position Description The Program Facilitator (PF) is a part time AmeriCorps position primarily serving youth in grades K‐8th. The PF serves...

Healthy Start Site Coordinator, Maternity Care Coalition


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Healthy Start Site Coordinator, Maternity Care Coalition Posted on: July 19, 2011 Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit, works to improve maternal and child health and well-being...

Substitute Teacher, Norris Square Civic Association Children’s Center


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Substitute Teacher (Children’s Center), Norris Square Civic Association Posted on: July 19, 2011 The Norris Square Civic Association’s Children’s Center is currently seeking...

Coordinator of Strategic Communications, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education


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Coordinator of Strategic Communications, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education Posted on: August 4, 2011 Summary: Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (AAYTE), a long-standing nonprofit...

Human Resources Director, Pathways to Housing, Inc.


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Human Resources Director, Pathways to Housing, Inc. Posted on: July 21, 2011 The Human Resources Director is a part-time position that will identify agency labor law compliance/staffing/employee...

ACT Team Leader, Pathways to Housing, Inc.


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ACT Team Leader, Pathways to Housing, Inc. Posted on: July 21, 2011 Responsibilities include the daily operation and clinical supervision of a modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and...

Court Advocate, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia


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Court Advocate, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia Posted on: July 21, 2011 Organization/Program Summary: Families of Murder Victims (FMV) is a program of the Anti-Violence Partnership of...

Recruitment Manager, Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program


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[emailed 8/3/11] Recruitment Manager, Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program About the Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program (PTR) The Philadelphia Teacher Residency (PTR) is a program of the...

Primary College Coach, Russell Byers Charter School


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[emailed 8/3/11] Primary College Coach Philadelphia Daily News columnist Russell Byers believed that the greatest gift you can give a child is roots and wings. He wrote frequently and passionately...

Bi-lingual Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate, Philadelphia Unemployment Project


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Bi-lingual Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate, Philadelphia Unemployment Project Posted on: July 21, 2011 The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is hiring a Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate....

Accountant, Rock School for Dance Education


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Accountant, Rock School for Dance Education Posted on: July 18, 2011 The Philadelphia-based Rock School for Dance Education, a pre-professional ballet training institution with two schools, is...

Building Trades Instructor, YouthBuild Philadelphia


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Building Trades Instructor, YouthBuild Philadelphia Posted on: July 18, 2011 BACKGROUND: YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is a 12th-Grade-only program of academics and job-training for young...

Director, Individual Giving, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


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Director, Individual Giving, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Posted on: July 15, 2011 Start Something With Us! Be a part of something BIG… Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is seeking an...

eCommunications Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


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eCommunications Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Posted on: July 15, 2011 Start Something With Us! Be a part of something BIG… Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is seeking an...

Miscellaneous

Money Habitudes: Understanding the Behavioral Side of Finances


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Money Habitudes: Understanding the Behavioral Side of Finances Money Habitudes is a game-like tool used by educators and counselors to help thinking and talking about money be fun and approachable....

Soros Justice Advocacy and Media Fellowships


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Applications Invited for Soros Justice Advocacy and Media Fellowships Deadline: October 12, 2011 An annual program of the Open Society Institute, the Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program


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Applications Invited for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program Deadline: October 12, 2011 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research...

AMA/Leader to Leader Institute: AMA Scholarship


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AMA/Leader to Leader Institute: AMA Scholarship The American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute scholarship program is intended to assist social-sector nonprofit organizations in...


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