The week of

November 21, 2011

Other Local Events and Workshops

Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Jewish Humanitarians


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International Nominations Invited for Charles Bronfman Prize Honoring Jewish Humanitarians Deadline: January 13, 2012 The Charles Bronfman Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work,...

Financing College Campaign Professional Development Series


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City of Philadelphia and the Phila College Prep Roundtable Financing College Campaign Professional Development Series December 5–8, 2011 For professionals who work with students to help prepare for...

Women’s Way Grant Information Sessions


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WOMEN’S WAY ANNOUNCES NEW GRANTMAKING STRATEGY After three years of planning, WOMEN’S WAY is turning up the volume of its “powerful voice for women.”  The organization, born...

A Workshop on Public Land Management in Fiscally-Constrained Times


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Stewardship on a Shoestring A Workshop on Public Land Management in Fiscally-Constrained Times Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Camden County Boat House 7050 North Park Drive...

5th Annual Benefit Party for the Mill Creek Farm


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Support community-based agriculture and environmental education at Grow Strong: the 5th Annual Benefit Party for the Mill Creek Farm DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2011 TIME:  7:00-10:00 pm LOCATION:...

The Impact of Games and Play on Health


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Center for Public Health Initiatives Annual Forum: The Impact of Games and Play on Health Programs from across the University will be highlighted that focus on using video games to collect...

New Resources

Senior Financial Safety


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Thanks to funding received by the Institute in support of its Senior Financial Safety project, nonprofit organizations now have the opportunity to apply for a waiver of the cost of the educational...

Why Do Early Achievement Gains Slow Down in High School?


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Webcast: Why Do Early Achievement Gains Slow Down in High School? The Center on Education Policy (CEP) invites you to view a new video featuring Jack Jennings, CEP’s president and CEO, and Doug...

Conference Sessions Online: National Summit on Your City’s Families


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Missed the 2011 National Summit on Your City’s Families?  Watch the Sessions on NLC-TV! The 2011 National Summit on Your City’s Families takes place this week as one of four concurrent...

Banking On Opportunity: A Scan of the Evolving Field of Bank On Initiatives


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Two New Resources on Expanding Access to the Financial Mainstream through Bank On Programs Since the launch of the Bank On San Francisco program in 2006, cities across the country have adopted the...

Communities of Color and Public School Reform


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In their terms New research from the Campaign for High School Equity finds that African-American and Latino parents and caregivers perceive high dropout rates and low college attendance as problems,...

Student Voices: What Makes a Great Teacher?


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Voices from the classroom A new publication from the College Board and Youth Communication gives student perspectives on what makes a good teacher. The booklet features five student essays, and...

The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011


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New report: “The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011” released by Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch New research from the Center for Hunger-Free...

Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation


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Zeroing in on drop-out risk A new report from Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center looks at Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS), a collaborative approach by...

Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s


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Extreme poverty reaches the suburbs A new report from the Brookings Institution analyzes metropolitan trends on concentrated poverty in urban areas since 2000, finding that “after substantial...

New Website: CongressLink


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There’s a whole new look to CongressLink – To celebrate the 15th anniversary of CongressLink, The Dirksen Congressional Center is proud to introduce a new edition of the site. Our...

Service-learning Curriculum and Program Exemplars


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Place as the Context, Service-learning as the Strategy,  Sustainable Communities as the Goal Curriculum and Program Exemplars Now Available online We’d like to call your attention to a...

Center for Hunger-Free Communities


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We are excited to introduce the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, which (formerly known as Philadelphia GROW Project and Witnesses to Hunger) as well as our new graphic identity and website.  We...

Beta Version: Community Commons website


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Beta Version of Community Commons Now Available The Community Commons, with the vision to create healthy, livable, sustainable communities, now has a robust site of free tools and resources available...

The Story of Broke


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The Story of Broke: Why There’s Still Plenty of Money to Build a Better Future Solving America’s economic issues has proven a difficult task in recent years.  In The Story of Broke: Why...

Philadelphia Home Buy Now


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Philadelphia Home Buy Now A benefit that keeps you competitive Recruiting and retaining employees—a bottom-line issue Today employers working with a leaner workforce must make every dollar count to...

USDA State Fact Sheets


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The USDA Economic Research Service just released State Fact Sheets to provide information on population, income, poverty, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm...

Partnerships Classifieds

Internship, Mighty Writers


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Internship, Mighty Writers Time: MW opening hours Commitment: 15-20 hours/week for one semester Requirements: -Work with students aged 5-18 individually and in small groups. -Communicate clearly and...

Graduation Pledge Alliance Internships


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Graduation Pledge Alliance Internships, Spring 2012 Since 1987, the Graduation Pledge Alliance has been promoting sustainability by encouraging students to take the following pledge as they graduate:...

Membership Coordination Internship, Mariposa Food Co-op


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Mariposa Food Co-op has been providing its members access to healthy, locally-grown, and sustainably-produced food for almost 40 years. Mariposa has outgrown its current space. In January 2012 we...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters: At-Risk Youth National Forum


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Submit a Proposal to Present at the 24th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 24th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM. The deadline for...

Call for Workshops: National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy and Social Action


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IMPACT 2012:  The National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy and Social Action Request for Conference Workshop Proposals IMPACT is… * historically the largest national gathering of...

Strategic Data Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods


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The Federal Reserve Board of Governors The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and national and local partners present Strategic Data Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 1 –7...

Call for Proposals: College University Work Family Association (CUWFA) Conference


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Call for Proposals to present at the 2012 College University Work Family Association (CUWFA) Conference CUWFA will hold its 18th annual conference, “Reinventing Work/Life: Succeeding in the...

Call for Workshops: National Conference on Volunteering and Service


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The deadline for workshop proposals for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service is four weeks away. Remember to submit your proposal by 11:59 ET, December 5, 2011. We are excited to...

Call for Workshops: Biennial National Conference on Faith-Based Service-Learning


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The Biennial National Conference on Faith-Based Service-Learning: “Serving Our Neighbors:  Learning Across the Lines that Divide Us” will be hosted at Messiah College on May 31-June 2nd,...

Grant Opportunities

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge


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IBM Invites Cities Around the World to Apply for Second Year of Smarter Cities Challenge Deadline: December 16, 2011 IBM has opened the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to new applications for 2012....

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries


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Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Accepting Book Grant Applications From School Libraries Deadline: December 31, 2011 The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, a fund...

Captain Planet Foundation


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Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to...

Fund for Teachers


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Fund for Teachers: Grants The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers...

Sodexo Youth Grants


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Sodexo Youth Grants Deadline: January 17 YSA will award 100 Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to support youth-led service projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger on...

Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards


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Applications Invited for Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards Deadline: December 5, 2011 The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation created the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child...

AmeriCorps*VISTA grants, PA Campus Compact


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In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce the availability of up to twenty (20) AmeriCorps*VISTA awards...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Pt-time Classroom Observers, Delaware Teaching Fellows


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The New Teacher Project Part Time Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness (ACE) Observers – Delaware Teaching Fellows Our Program The Delaware Teaching Fellows is administering the Assessment of...

AmeriCorps position, Playworks Flex Program Coordinator


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Playworks Philadelphia’s mission is to increase and health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for safe, meaningful play. The Playworks Flex Program Coordinator will work in...

Philadelphia Housing Authority Career Counselor, Center for Literacy


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Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Career Counselor    ____        53% – Part time The Center for Literacy is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a range of literacy...

Stoneleigh Fellow, Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Education Research


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Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Education Research: Expanding the Policy Impact To apply for this fellowship, please go to the Stoneleigh website and complete the individual application. Send the...

various positions, PathWays PA


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PathWays PA Job Postings 11/15/2011 Part-Time Math and English Teacher (Bucks, Delaware & Montgomery Counties) PathWays PA is in need of a Math and English teacher to teach Healthcare...

Development Coordinator, Pan American Academy Charter School


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Development Coordinator Pan American Academy Charter School Congreso is actively looking for an enthusiastic individual to fill the Pan American Academy Charter School Full-Time Development...

AmeriCorps*VISTA, SERVE Philadelphia


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SERVE Philadelphia 2012-2013 AmeriCorps VISTA Information and Application Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is accepting applications for two...

Miscellaneous

Purpose Prize for Social Innovators in Encore Careers


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Purpose Prize Accepting Nominations of Social Innovators in Encore Careers Deadline: March 22, 2012 Now in its sixth year, the Purpose Prize is the nation’s only large-scale investment in...

Webinar: Launching and Scaling Up a Community Schools Strategy


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November 30 Webinar on Launching and Scaling Up a Community Schools Strategy Registration is now open for a free, hour-long webinar on “Launching and Scaling Up a Community Schools Strategy:...

State Policies for Service-Learning: Opportunities and Obstacles


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State Policies for Service-Learning: Opportunities and Obstacles Tues., December 6 4:00 (ET); 3:00 (CT); 2:00 (MT); 1:00 (PT) Ann Rautio, National Center for Learning and Citizenship,ECS Free...

Applying Behavioral Economics in the Cafeteria


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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Webinar on School Food What: Applying Behavioral Economics in the Cafeteria – For Food Service Directors and Managers When: December 6, 2011, 10:00 AM, and...

Benefits of School Breakfast Programs


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Webinars Show the Benefits of School Breakfast Programs Please join Action for Healthy Kids for a series of five interactive webinars designed to showcase the health, fiscal, and academic benefits of...


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