The week of

August 29, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

1st Annual Philadelphia Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk


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1st Annual Philadelphia Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk! September 18, 2011 9:00am- 1:00pm Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 North Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 About Stop Child Trafficking...

National Conference on Citizenship


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66th Annual National Conference on Citizenship September 15-23, 2011 This year, for the first time, the Conference is being held outside Washington DC. The 2011 Conference will consist of a series of...

Public Health lecture by Dr. Hsiao


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The public is invited to hear Dr. Hsiao for free at Penn.  Or you can come the night before for dinner with Dr. Hsiao ($60) at Tazia Restaurant in Philly.    Leonard Davis Institute of Health...

Film screening and Nonviolent Action Training


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ITVS Community Cinema Screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:30pm-8:00pm (doors open 6pm) WHYY 150 N 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 A film by...

South Philadelphia Garden Tour to Benefit the South Philly Co-op Start Up


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South Philadelphia Garden Tour to Benefit the South Philly Co-op Start Up September 10, 2011 from 11am-3pm (Check in begins at 10:30) Meet at Urban Jungle (1526 East Passyunk Ave, Phila, PA) Tickets...

New Resources

2011 Volunteering in America Website


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Earlier this month we were pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Volunteering in America research. We hope this research is helpful as you work to strengthen the impact of volunteering and...

Food Hardship In America 2010


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In this report the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) looks at rates of food hardship (rates of households answering “yes” over the course of a year to the question whether there were times...

POPPYN: Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News


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Watch the premiere of “POPPYN: Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News” Episode 5 on PhillyCAM (Comcast 66/Verizon29), Thursday, September 1st at 4:30pm or check it out online at...

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice


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[posted from Comm-Org list] From:     Jill Lindsey Harrison <@> I am delighted to announce that MIT Press has just published my book, Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental...

Change Research: A Case Study on Collaborative Methods for Social Workers and Advocates


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[posted to Comm-Org list] From: Sanford Schram <sschram@> Dear Colleagues: Just published is a new book I have co-authored with Corey Shdaimah and Roland Stahl– Change Research: A Case...

Pennsylvania Foundations Online


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Why Subscribe to Pennsylvania Foundations Online? Pennsylvania Foundations Online is a searchable database of more than 2,200 foundations making grants to non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania. ...

New Book: Work on Purpose


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Work on Purpose Work on Purpose tells the stories of five Echoing Green changemakers as they journey from struggle and uncertainty to significance and success by developing careers with purpose. ...

10 Lessons for Engaging Youth on 9/11


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We Serve to Remember: 10 Lessons for Engaging Youth on 9/11 As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we are challenged to explain the significance of the event to America’s young people...

Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being


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Association of American Colleges and Universities Special Issue: Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being Drawing from a national symposium convened by the Bringing Theory to Practice project,...

Community Development Financial Institutions: A Study on Growth and Sustainability


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The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC, recently commissioned and published Community Development Financial Institutions: A Study on Growth and Sustainability, featuring input from...

Proceedings and Speeches from Local Living Economies Conference


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Living Economies 2011 BALLE Business Conference Place Matters Download Conference Sessions Now! All plenary and interactive workshops are now available in video or audio. More than 600 people...

The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support


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I am excited to announce the release of my book, The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support, published by Teachers College Press. The book describes how...

Condition of College and Career Readiness


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Every year, ACT provides an update on the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. We offer this report as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected...

Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success


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The American Youth Policy Forum, Gateway to College National Network, and the National Youth Employment Coalition with support from numerous national youth-serving organizations have produced an...

The Design of Clinical Experience in Teacher Preparation


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Learning to Practice: The Design of Clinical Experience in Teacher Preparation Pam Grossman, The Partnership for Teacher Quality, May 2010 Few would disagree that clinical experience is critical for...

Free Parent Engagement Resources Available


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Free Parent Engagement Resources Available PA PIRC has available several quality print resources pertaining to family engagement and issues of importance to parents. Upon request, PA PIRC will...

New Report: Mortgage Lending in Vulnerable Communities


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Mortgage Lending in Vulnerable Communities: A Closer Look at HMDA 2009 A new study from NYU’s Furman Center finds lending to LMI borrowers partially rebounded, particularly in higher income...

Partnerships Classifieds

STEM Volunteers needed, Ipraxis


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Ipraxis, a non-profit located in the University City Science Center, is looking for volunteers to help enrich STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in the Philadelphia School...

Philly Fellows seeks host agencies


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Philly Fellows is now seeking new host agencies for the 2012-2013 fellowships.  Interested non-profits must submit a Reply Form outlining their potential projects to Philly Fellows staff by Friday,...

Legislative/Policy Intern, Office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.


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LEGISLATIVE/POLICY INTERN Learn the legislative process and policymaking from the inside.  The Office of Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. is looking for talented, energetic,...

gardening needed, Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School


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Volunteers Needed! Southwest Leadership Academy CS is seeking volunteers to assist in landscaping and gardening at the school before school begins September 6, 2011.  Your support will secure that...

Service Trips in Camden, NJ


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When you think of places where students spend their semester breaks, what comes to mind?  Cancun, Daytona Beach, San Juan?  What about Camden, New Jersey? While the media tells us about the droves...

Communications and Marketing Interns, Institute for Global Education and Service Learning


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The Institute for Global Education & Service Learning is seeking two part time Interns in the areas of Communications and Marketing. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students. These...

Volunteers needed, Boo at the Zoo


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Philadelphia Zoo OCTOBER 22, 23, 29 & 30: BOO AT THE ZOO Shifts are 8:30am – 12pm, 11am – 2:30pm or 1:30pm – 5pm. It’s our annual Halloween event! Guests enjoy trick or...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Civic Reflection Facilitation Training Workshops


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Facilitation Training Workshops Civic Reflection Facilitation Training Workshops help participants learn how to facilitate civic reflection discussions, which use reflective reading and conversation...

Innovations in Microenterprise and Community Economic Development


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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and The Virginia Microenterprise Network Presents – Strategies for Change: Innovations in Microenterprise and Community Economic Development September 15...

Moving Us Forward: Recognizing and Rewarding Civic Engagement


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Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference October 27-28, 2011 LaGuardia Airport Hotel 100-15 Ditmars Boulevard East Elmhurst, NY 11369 Registration Deadline:  October 7, 2011 Please follow this link:...

Call for Proposals: Student Leadership and Engagement Conference


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Call for Proposals PACC’s “Best in Class” Student Leadership and Engagement Conference October 21-22, Holiday Inn-Harrisburg East, Harrisburg, PA PA Campus Compact seeks workshop proposals for...

Facilitative Leadership workshop


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The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) invites you to attend a New York City-based public offering of our acclaimed Facilitative Leadership® workshop. This two-day practical, relevant,...

Call for Proposals: PA Nutrition Education Network Annual Conference


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PA Nutrition Education Network 2012 Annual Conference What’s On Your Plate? April 24-25, 2012 Harrisburg, PA Request for Speaker Proposals: Due September 30, 2011 Here’s your chance to...

Grant Opportunities

Clorox: Power a Bright Future Grants


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Clorox: Power a Bright Future Grants Clorox Power a Bright Future Grants aim to provide necessary resources to help support school programs that enrich kids’ lives. Maximum award: $50,000....

Project Ignition Grants for Teen Driver Safety


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Project Ignition Grants Available for High School Students to Address Teen Driver Safety Deadline: November 15, 2011 The National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm have announced the...

School Garden Grants


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Whole Kids Foundation Invites Applications for New Grant Program to Support School Gardens Deadline: December 31, 2011 The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Whole Foods...

Grants to Research Value and Impact of the Arts


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National Endowment for the Arts Offers Grants to Research Value and Impact of the Arts Deadline: November 8, 2011 The Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts has...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Adult Literacy Program Assistant Director


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Adult Literacy Program Assistant Director The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is moving forward dynamically to create a system that engages all adults in Philadelphia in lifelong learning for their...

Teaching artists, Mural Arts Program


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City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create...

Director, College Access Program, Philadelphia Education Fund


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Director, College Access Program Job Description Summary: The College Access Program is a signature program of the Philadelphia Education Fund (the Ed Fund), a not-for-profit organization whose...

Instructor: The Choice is Yours (TCY) Initiative, Center for Literacy


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Instructor: The Choice is Yours (TCY) Initiative                             53% PT CFL’s goal is to provide work-based skills to adjudicated participants, assisting them in...

Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Community Service, Gwynedd-Mercy College


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Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Community Service Gwynedd-Mercy College, an independent, co-educational Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia, invites resumes for the position of...

Manager, College Access Center, Philadelphia Education Fund


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Philadelphia Education Fund Manager, College Access Center Center City Job Description The Center City College Access Center, located in the Gallery Shopping Mall, is one of two College Access...

Coordinator, College Access Program, Philadelphia Education Fund


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Philadelphia Education Fund Coordinator, College Access Program Job Description The College Access Program is a program of the Philadelphia Education Fund, a not-for-profit organization whose mission...

Senior Accountant, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program


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City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program – Senior Accountant The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of...

Miscellaneous

At-Risk Afterschool Meals Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program


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Please join us! The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Webinar Series Learn about the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the CACFP.  The At-Risk...

Increasing Effective Anti-Hunger Outreach Using Map-Based Technologies


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Please join us! Outreach Coalition Webinar Series: Increasing Effective Anti-Hunger Outreach Using Map-Based Technologies Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time Registration...


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