The week of

September 05, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

Peace Talks: Opportunities for Building Peace


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Peace Day – Philly 2011 & Office of International Programs Drexel University PRESENT Peace Talks: Opportunities for Building Peace Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut...

Park(ing) Day


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The number of parks throughout Philadelphia will increase dramatically on September 16, 2011 during Park(ing) Day where activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transform metered parking...

Urban Agriculture and Food Access Resources for Neighborhood Revitalization


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Growing and Greening: Urban Agriculture and Food Access Resources for Neighborhood Revitalization As Philadelphians clamor for fresh food in their communities, neighborhood organizations work to...

Principles of Fundraising


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AFP schedules workshops on fundraising The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will offer a series of classes in the Principles of Fundraising at Villanova...

2011 Inclusion Conference for Eastern Pennsylvania


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Eastern state conference on education inclusion scheduled Registration is now open for the 2011 Inclusion Conference for Eastern Pennsylvania, hosted by Pennsylvania’s Education for All...

Philadelphia Interfaith Children and Youth Festival


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Philadelphia to host interfaith children and youth festival This year’s Philadelphia Interfaith Children and Youth Festival, with the theme “Choosing Hope,” is sponsored by the Metropolitan...

Citizen’s Planning Institute


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Citizen’s Planning Institute sets fall course schedule The City of Philadelphia’s Citizen’s Planning Institute, the City’s first educational program designed to engage citizens in the city...

City of Philadelphia 9.11 website and activities


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As the nation prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Philadelphia prepares to take part in this National Day of Service and Remembrance with events throughout the...

Urban Sustainability Forum: Attracting Sustainable Business


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Academy of Natural Sciences 19th St and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 15, 2011 6:00 – 6:30 Reception 6:30 Program Register:  Forget Philadelphia’s inferiority complex. Philly is a...

Philadelphia Youth Growers’ Market


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Philadelphia Youth Growers’ Market Friday, September 9th, 4:00pm-7:00pm Malcolm X Park 52nd and Pine Youth Grown Vegetables and Fruit! Local, Affordable, Organic, Fresh Come Support the Youth...

Local Living Economies: Green, Fair & Fun


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Third Annual Thomas Berry Lecture Judy Wicks Founder, White Dog Cafe, Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network “Local Living Economies: Green, Fair & Fun” Thursday, October 6, 2011...

Homes Within Reach Conference


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Homes Within Reach Conference Join us for Pennsylvania’s premier conference on housing, homelessness and community development. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is a statewide coalition...

No Place Like Home: Philadelphia’s Approach to Foreclosure Preventions


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Community Development Events No Place Like Home: Philadelphia’s Approach to Foreclosure Preventions Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2011 Pennsylvania Room, Federal Reserve Bank of...

New Resources

New Book: Acting Together


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Acting Together We are very proud to have just released the first book of a two-volume series exploring the role of theater and performance as peacebuilding tools in contexts of war, violence,...

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic 2011


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University of Pennsylvania’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic 2011 The University of Pennsylvania’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic has some openings for the 2011 Fall Semester for those in...

Senior Economic Insecurity on the Rise


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Brandeis study shows worsening of senior economic security The Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University has published From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity on the Rise,...

Management Assessment Plan


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Nonprofit Center offers management assistance The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University has created The Management Assessment Plan as part of its consulting offerings to local nonprofits. The MAP...

What Do We Know About Homeless Students?


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PEC: increase in homeless students The People’s Emergency Center has published a report comparing data on the education of homeless students in Pennsylvania and the United States that shows that...

Positive Minds’ Care About Us youth video


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Here is the link to the music video our Positive Minds students created this summer…Care About Us…please take time to personally share it with some of the people in your life that you...

Recession Increases Number of Children in Low-Income Families


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One in five A national study on child wellbeing from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009, according to the Associated Press. Nearly 15...

Proceedings from Mini-Summit on Minority Health


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Just published through CES4Health!  Proceedings from mini-summits, unique community forums that unite & mobilize diverse stakeholders to address & improve minority health outcomes through a...

America’s Tomorrow: new census data released


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America’s tomorrow is today. Newly released census data on race/ethnicity by age shows our rapid demographic transformation. Nationally, 80 percent of seniors are white and only in a few...

The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform


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The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform Now available through Penn Press, this book focuses on the causes of the housing market collapse and proposes solutions to prevent another mortgage...

October is National Farm to School Month


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In November 2010, Congress approved a resolution introduced by Representative Rush Holt (NJ) to officially designate October as National Farm to School Month. To celebrate the first National Farm to...

Get Healthy Philly Annual Report


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What can we do to help smokers in Philadelphia quit for good? How can we make healthy foods more available and affordable? What can we do to protect Philadelphians from secondhand smoke? How can we...

Partnerships Classifieds

mentors needed, cyMentors


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cyMentors is a collaborative project with the sophomore class of Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus in West Phila (53rd and Media) and iMentor, a non-profit from New York who has developed a...

Information Resources needed, ‘What’s In Your Backpack’ Youth Conference


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On Saturday, October 15, 2011,  State Senator Vincent Hughes will host ‘What’s In Your Backpack’ Youth Conference at the High School of the Future, located at 4021 Parkside Avenue,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

International Green Schoolyard Conference


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Greening Our Schools At New Village, we like to bring the theoretical to the practical, and we are doing just that at Engaging Our Grounds, the first international green schoolyard conference to be...

Call for Proposals: The State of Higher Education in Pennsylvania and Beyond


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Pennsylvania Black Conference of Higher Education Journal 2011-12 Paper Call on “The State of Higher Education in Pennsylvania and Beyond” Increasing budget cuts and a decreasing commitment by...

Call for Presenters, Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference


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Virtual Conference Call for Presenters For over 20 years, through a dynamic partnership between campus and community, SCALE has developed leaders who are agents of social change. Each year, SCALE...

Grant Opportunities

Pennsylvania Children Experiencing Homelessness Initiative


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Grants help schools support homeless students The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Teaching and Learning has announced the release of the Pennsylvania Children Experiencing...

K-12 Field Trip Grants Program


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Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program Deadline: October 3, 2011 Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants...

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education


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Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants fund school improvement projects initiated by parents in recognition of the importance of parental involvement in...

Financial Products Innovation Fund


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Request for Proposals – Financial Products Innovation Fund The US Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Human Resources Specialist, Norris Square Civic Association


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HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST, Norris Square Civic Association Posted on: August 15, 2011 General Description: The Human Resources Specialist assists administration in managing employee relations and...

Program Manager, Adult Learning and Workforce Development, Project H.O.M.E.


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Program Manager, Adult Learning and Workforce Development, Project Posted on: August 18, 2011 Job Title:Manager of Adult Learning and Workforce Development DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: OVERVIEW: The...

Human Resources Generalist, Project H.O.M.E.


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Human Resources Generalist, Project Posted on: August 18, 2011 Human Resources Generalist Project (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) empowers people to break the cycle...

Critical Time Intervention Case Manager, Project H.O.M.E.


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Critical Time Intervention Case Manager, Project Posted on: August 18, 2011 Project – A Great Place to Work and Make a Difference! We are a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit agency in...

Vice President of Residential and Homeless Programs, Project H.O.M.E.


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Vice President of Residential and Homeless Programs, Project Posted on: August 18, 2011 The primary responsibility of the Vice President of Residential and Homeless Programs is to provide...

VP, Asset and Property Management, People’s Emergency Center


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VP, Asset and Property Management PEC was founded in 1972 to serve homeless families through a continuum of care that begins in emergency shelter housing, moves to transitional housing and culminates...

Communications Specialist, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Posted on: August 19, 2011 ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: Inspire * Transform * Build * Sustain The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a...

Career Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia


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Career Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia Posted on: August 19, 2011 Student Success Center Positions Job Description Title: Career Coordinator General Description: The Career...

Program Specialist, Public Health Management Corporation


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PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Public Health Management Corporation Posted on: August 19, 2011 Posted by: Public Health Management Corporation The Program Specialist, under the direction of the Monitor...

Perinatal Case Manager, ActionAIDS (Philadelphia Area)


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Perinatal Case Manager, ActionAIDS (Philadelphia Area) Posted on: August 5, 2011 Posted by: ActionAIDS (Philadelphia Area) ActionAIDS POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Title: Perinatal Case Manager...

Programming Assistant, Jewish Heritage Program


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Programming Assistant, Jewish Heritage Program Posted on: August 12, 2011 Looking for a full-time programming assistant for a Jewish non-profit based in University City. Tasks would include event...

Project Expediter/Executive Assistant, Project H.O.M.E.


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Project Expediter/Executive Assistant, Project Posted on: August 12, 2011 ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Expediter/Executive Assistant will assist (2) Housing and Community Development...

Mobile Lab Computer Trainer, Philadelphia OIC


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Title: Mobile Lab Computer Trainer Employer: Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (Philadelphia OIC Digital Initiative) Program: Neighborhood Opportunities thru Mobile Accessible...

Program Coordinator, Shalom Center


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The Shalom Center seeks a Program Coordinator. The position is full-time (40 hours a week), and both civil and Jewish holidays are observed. Salary will be in the mid-$30K range. The qualified...

Miscellaneous

Request for Businesses the Provide Paid Sick Days


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REQUEST FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE PAID SICK DAYS Are you a business owner that provides paid sick days to your employees?  As a worker, are you provided with the opportunity to stay home when...

Service-Learning Excellence Award


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National Youth Leadership Council Invites Applications for Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award Deadline: October 21, 2011 The National Youth Leadership Council’s Youth...

Environmental Interventions Targeting Obesity


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Event Information: Crossing Sectors and Leading Change: Environmental Interventions Targeting Obesity Ground-breaking evidence reveals how our environmental issues, like food availability and policy...

American School Board/Sodexo: Magna Awards


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American School Board/ Sodexo: Magna Awards The American School Board/ Sodexo Magna Awards honor outstanding programs developed or supported by school boards that showcase school district leadership,...


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