The week of

November 13, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

Homeless Youth Awareness Day

Homeless Youth Awareness Day, November 16th Covenant House Pennsylvania will be accepting monetary donations at every location, as well as donations of hats, gloves and blankets for our youth....

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair November 17, 2011 – 4:00-7:30 PM Scholarships Available! · Over 40 HBCU Admissions Counselors · Application Fees WAIVED...

City of Philadelphia Thanksgiving Open House

The Mayor’s Office, in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of AmeriCorps Alumni, cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Open House Monday, November 14th 2011 4:00 -6:00 PM...

Birth Certificate Clinic for homeless individuals

The Homeless Advocacy Project & PECO Present a Free: “Birth Certificate Clinic” When? Friday, November 18, 2011 9:30 – 11:00 Where? Project 1515 Fairmount Avenue, (Backspace)...

School Food 101: A Community Discussion

School Food 101 A Community Discussion Tuesday, November 15TH 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM At Henry C. Lea School (4700 Locust Street) (Light refreshments to be provided) Join us and take part in a discussion...

Women & Influence: Taking Charge – Women and Work

Women’s Way sponsors ninth annual Women & Influence Conference Women’s Way’s ninth annual Women & Influence: Taking Charge – Women and Work conference takes place on Saturday,...

Early Childhood Summit

Penn State to host 2011 early childhood education summit The fourth annual Early Childhood Summit will be held on November 30th through December 2nd at the Penn Stater in State College. Over 200...

The Delaware River and Bay: Rebirth of a Natural Treasure

The Delaware River and Bay: Rebirth of a Natural Treasure Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Main Auditorium 19th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia Thursday,...

Standards for Youth Fitness and Nutrition

Youth Sports Collaborative seeks new partner organizations The next Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative seminar and peer networking meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15th from 9:30 to...

Ascending Nonprofit Leaders program

Workshops to help ascending leaders recruit mentors The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute will hold two more workshops to help nonprofit ascending leaders access critical professional tools to...

Entrepreneur Works’ 10th Annual Taste of Success

You are invited to the following event: Entrepreneur Works’ 10th Annual Taste of Success Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: December 2, 2011 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM...

Going to College: Financial Aid and Financial Independence

Going to College: Financial Aid and Financial Independence Saturday, November 19th 10am – 12pm Free Library of Philadelphia, City Institute Branch 1905 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730...

Targeted Food Marketing and the Health of Communities of Color

REMINDER! Sonya Grier, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing in the Kogod School of Business at American University, will be visiting the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as...

New Resources

Census: Supplemental Poverty Measure

New poverty measure may show more realistic picture While the federal government’s official figures showed in September that poverty had soared to the highest rate in four decades, a new measure...

Promising Pathways to Careers White Paper and Toolkit

. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) recently released a white paper and accompanying toolkit  entitled “Promising Pathways to Careers” that explores the importance of...

Pennsylvania Older Youth Out-of-School Time Study

The “Pennsylvania Older Youth Out-of-School Time Study” conducted by Penn State University researchers for PSAYDN found that career awareness and work-based learning activities promote...

The Uninsured: A Primer 2011

The Uninsured: A Primer 2011 This report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation provides an overview of sources of health coverage, characteristics of the uninsured, factors behind their number,...

Reimagining the School Day: More Time for Learning

Reimagining the School Day: More Time for Learning reports on a Wallace gathering where leaders in education, after school and other areas grappled with the challenges and merits of carving out more...

Long-Term Sustainability of Service-Learning in Higher Education

CCPH Paper Examines Key Influences on Long-Term Sustainability of Service-Learning in Higher Education.  The latest issue of NSEE Perspectives, published by the National Society of Experiential...

Few nonprofit workers prepared for retirement

Few nonprofit workers prepared for retirement: survey Many nonprofit workers are worried that they won’t have enough money to retire comfortably, according to initial results of a survey about...

Philadelphia recognized as a Citizen Engaged Community

The City of Philadelphia was named by the Public Technology Institute as one of the top “citizen-engaged communities” in the nation. PTI recognizes cities each year that demonstrate excellence in...

About Promoting Youth Development in Schools

About Promoting Youth Development in Schools Despite the widespread interest, youth development principles remain a marginal concern in school improvement policy and practice. This brief resource is...

seven steps of highly successful cross-sector policy and practice

The seven steps of highly successful cross-sector policy and practice With policies and strategies at all levels of government associating educational outcomes with community planning and housing, a...

A broader and bolder approach uses education to break the cycle of poverty

Bold assertions don’t change the evidence In Phi Delta Kappan magazine, Pedro Noguera writes that while it might seem encouraging to claim poverty isn’t an obstacle to higher student...

Miscellaneous

Community Outreach and Design: Service-Learning in the Landscape Architecture Studio

Clemson University – Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Community Outreach and Design: Service-Learning in the Landscape Architecture...

2011 Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge

2011 Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge Deadline: December 9 The White House Office of Public Engagement and mtvU are proud to announce the first ever Campus “Champions of...

James Bryant Conant Award

ECS: James Bryant Conant Award The Education Commission of the States James Bryant Conant Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving education across the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Pt-time Family Literacy Teacher, Center for Literacy

Family Literacy Teacher / Assessor               _    56% Part – time Since 1968, the Center for Literacy (CFL) has been unleashing the power of literacy to improve lives. Through...

Coordinator, Development and Volunteer Services, People’s Emergency Center

Coordinator, Development and Volunteer Services, People’s Emergency Center Posted on: November 1, 2011 Background Founded in 1972, PEC is a comprehensive homeless services provider and...

Communications & Advocacy Coordinator, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement

Communications & Advocacy Coordinator, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement Posted on: November 2, 2011 Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM), Philadelphia, seeks a Communications & Advocacy...

Program Director/Case Manager, My Place Germantown

Program Director/Case Manager, My Place Germantown Posted on: November 2, 2011 This full-time position offers a unique opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new and exciting program in...

Homeless Outreach Worker, Project H.O.M.E.

Homeless Outreach Worker, Project Posted on: November 2, 2011 Outreach Worker The responsibilities of the Outreach Worker include: Respond to calls from individuals, businesses, agencies and police...

Seasonal Case Managers, Project H.O.M.E.

Seasonal Case Managers, Project Posted on: November 2, 2011 Part Time Respite Case Manager – Women of Change As part of Project ’s Winter Initiative, 5 Respite beds will be provided for...

Senior Web Architect, Freedom Rings Partnership

Senior Web Architect, Drexel University Posted on: October 31, 2011 Drexel is ranked one of the best national universities in the category of Best National Universities in “America’s Best...

AmeriCorps Technology Classroom Assistant, YouthBuild

Technology Classroom Assistant (AmeriCorps Member) Posted on: October 31, 2011 Background: The YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is an education and job-training program for young adults who...

Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact, American Friends Service Committee

Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Posted on: October 31, 2011 TITLE: Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact STATUS:...

Pt-time Administrative Assistant, Childspace CDI

Administrative Assistant, Part time, is needed for a small friendly nonprofit organization based in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  We are looking for a highly organized person with at...

Major Gifts Associate, Salvation Army

Major Gifts Associate, Salvation Army Posted on: November 4, 2011 The Major Gifts Associate (MGA) provides strategic direction and support for a wide range of activities associated with the...

Operations Manager, Supportive Older Women’s Network

Operations Manager, Supportive Older Women’s Network Posted on: November 4, 2011 Duties and Responsibilities Plan, manage and coordinate the administrative and technical functions of the...

Non-Profit Call Center Representative, Benefits Data Trust

Non-Profit Call Center Representative, Benefits Data Trust Posted on: November 4, 2011 Benefits Outreach Specialist Benefits Data Trust is a not-for-profit organization committed to making a positive...

TIP Program Coordinator, Prevention Point Philadelphia

TIP Program Coordinator, Prevention Point Philadelphia Posted on: November 4, 2011 Organizational Overview: The Trans-health Information Project (TIP) is a peer-led multi-service health education...

In Home Protective Services Case Manager, Lutheran Children and Family Service

In Home Protective Services Case Manager, Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania Posted on: November 4, 2011 Lutheran Children & Family Service, a non-profit organization...

Projects and Operations Associate, Summer Search National

Projects and Operations Associate (Philadelphia), Summer Search National Posted on: October 28, 2011 Summer Search Philadelphia Projects and Operations Associate OUR MISSION Summer Search is a...

Director of Development, Achieveability

Director of Development, Achieveability Posted on: October 28, 2011 Director of Development ACHIEVEability Philadelphia,PA ACHIEVEability is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to permanently...

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, Center for Literacy

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher            50% FTE The Center for Literacy is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a range of literacy services, including reading, writing,...

Program Manager, LIFT-Philadelphia

Open Position: LIFT-Philadelphia Program Manager LIFT-Philadelphia is looking for a dynamic, talented leader to serve as Program Manager.  Supervising the operations of LIFT-Philadelphia’s two...

Grant Writer, Center for Literacy

Grant Writer Since 1968, the Center for Literacy (CFL) has been unleashing the power of literacy to improve lives. Through a variety of programs and services that focus on building reading, writing,...

Teacher, Re-entry Services for Ex-offenders

Teacher (Philadelphia) The Center for Literacy is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a range of literacy services, including reading, writing, math, life and work skills, to help a diverse...

Subsidy & Family Support Assistant, IDAAY

Subsidy & Family Support Assistant Description: To manage family support services including CCIS, Van service, and ensure general program fees are received in a timely fashion, affordable, and...

Out-of-School Time Assistant Instructor, IDAAY

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE:    OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME (OST) ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR REPORTS TO:        PROGRAM DIRECTOR STATUS:        PART TIME, HOURLY EMPLOYEE Education, Experience,...

Administrative Assistant, IDAAY

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT REPORTS TO: TRUANCY SUPERVISOR LOCATION: CITY-WIDE TRUANCY PROGRAM STATUS: FULL TIME, SALARIED EMPLOYEE (+ BENEFITS) EDUCATION: Minimum of...

Case Manager, IDAAY

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE:        CASE MANAGER REPORTS TO:        PROGRAM SUPERVISOR LOCATION:        2221 N. BROAD STREET, SUITE 202 STATUS:            FULL TIME,...

Grant Opportunities

Humane Society Education Mini-Grant Program

Humane Society of the United States Announce Education Mini-Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2011 The Humane Society of the United States is accepting applications for its new Humane Education...

Awards for Workforce Readiness Programs

Applications Invited for National ARAMARK Building Community Innovation Awards for Workforce Readiness Programs Deadline: Various ARAMARK Building Community is ARAMARK’s signature philanthropic...

Research Projects Addressing Youth Social Settings

William T. Grant Foundation Offers Support for Research Projects Addressing Youth Social Settings Deadline: January 5, 2012 (Letters of Inquiry) The William T. Grant Foundation, which supports...

Soccer for Success Replication Grants

Soccer Foundation Invites Applications for Social Innovation Fund Subgrant Program Deadline: December 22, 2011 The Soccer Foundation is offering the opportunity for organizations around the United...

Maintain and Protect Hiking Trails

American Hiking Society Offers Support to Maintain and Protect Hiking Trails Deadline: December 15, 2011 The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund is the only privately funded national...

Arts and Community Building and Artists’ Skills and Resources

Deadline: February 1, 2012 (Preliminary Applications) Kresge Foundation Invites Preliminary Applications for Arts and Community Building and Artists’ Skills and Resources Grant Opportunities...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: Democracy, Governance, and Curbing Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTS DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE AND  CURBING CORRUPTION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM...

Call for Papers: Action Research: Generating Knowledge and Change

[posted from Comm-Org list] From:  Mary Tuominen <tuominen@> I’m organizing an action research panel at the Eastern Sociological Society’s meeting in New York February 23-26, 2012,...

Building a Better Economy for all Americans

NALCAB’s 2011 National Conference Building a Better Economy for all Americans The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) will hold its national conference in Washington,...

Call for Proposals: Transforming Lives Through Collaboration, Community and Citizenship

Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education March 21-23, Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 10th Anniversary Celebrating a Decade of...

Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice

Registration Opens in December!  CCPH’s 15th anniversary conference, “Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We’ve Been & Where We Need to Go,” takes place...

Partnerships Classifieds

Holiday gifs for homebound seniors

Center in the Park seeks gifts for homebound seniors The holidays can be a lonely time for older adults who may be alone and without family and friends to share in the joys of the season. A modest...

computer lab/math tutors, Lutheran Settlement House

Lutheran Settlement House is currently seeking volunteers to serve as computer lab/math tutors. The tutors would monitor the computer lab and offer assistance with basic math problems as needed to...


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