The week of

December 19, 2011

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Partnerships Newsletter – Nov/Dec edition


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Have you been getting the PHENND K-16 Partnerships Newsletter?  Filled with original content, this monthly e-newsletter profiles stakeholders across the region and highlights the best practices of...

2012 PHENND Conference: Food Justice


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2012 PHENND Conference: Food Justice The 2012 Annual PHENND Conference will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  This year’s theme will...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Green Woods Charter School Open House


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OPEN HOUSE/ENROLLMENT AT GREEN WOODS CHARTER SCHOOL! The award-winning, K-8 Green Woods Charter School located in the Roxborough section of the city of Philadelphia, is holding it’s annual Open...

Inquiry to Action Groups (ItAGs)


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Inquiry to Action Groups (ItAGs) Teacher Action Group (TAG) and The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) are pleased to offer an opportunity for teachers to build community, engage as learners, and...

PhillyCAM Video Trainings


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We have confirmed dates for upcoming workshops that will begin in January 2012. Registration begins next Tuesday, December 13, 10am sharp! Remember you must have attended an orientation and be an...

New Resources

Homeownership Today and Tomorrow: Building assets while preserving affordability


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Homeownership Today and Tomorrow:  Building assets while preserving affordability Permanent affordability vs. building assets has often been considered an either-or proposition. It’s not. By...

Analysis of School-Based Behavioral Health Services in Philadelphia


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Behavioral Health Goes To School – An Analysis of School-Based Behavioral Health Services in Philadelphia. All children should have the opportunity to be happy, healthy and successful. While...

The Declining Expenditures on Food by American Households


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Executive Summary Throughout the past decade – both before the recession and since the recession hit – tens of millions of American families have faced a growing struggle to afford an adequate,...

UCCP 10th Anniversary Video


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2011 marked 10 years since UCCP began its (ad)venture into youth programming. When we started the Temple Youth VOICES Project in 2001, we had no idea youth leadership would become our primary work,...

Job Creation and Job Quality Standards in State Economic Development Subsidy Programs


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Report: States Spend Billions on Economic Development Subsidies that Don’t Require Job Creation or Decent Wages Pennsylvania scored a D, tied for 40th place among the states Pennsylvania is...

Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery


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On November 9-10, 2011 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System hosted a forum entitled Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery in collaboration with the Federal...

Opportunity to Learn campaign


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Repair the pipeline A new study from the Schott Foundation for Public Education indicates that the United States will need to increase its high school graduation rate by percentage points in order...

Transforming Teaching: Connecting Professional Responsibility with Student Learning


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Recommended: sea change A report from the NEA’s Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching calls for “systemic changes in the [nation’s] educational structures by engaging...

Developing Great Schoolyards – A Handbook for Elementary Schools


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Developing school gardens and outdoor activity space can be a daunting task for urban dwellers. Nevertheless, these spaces are critical for a child’s safety, development and enjoyment. Look to the...

Farm to School Toolkit


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Across America collaborative efforts build locally based food systems. Here is the Gretchen Swanson Center’s online toolkit that can enhance your school’s menu by adding locally sourced foods ...

State of the World’s Volunteerism Report


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First-Ever “State of the World’s Volunteerism Report” Released The very first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program...

The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being


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The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being This report from the Pew Research Center compares changes in median net worth of households between 1984 and 2009 by age of head of household.  It also...

HIV Testing in Southeastern Pennsylvania


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HIV Testing in Southeastern Pennsylvania In observation of World AIDS Day (December 1st), this article presents data from PHMC’s 2010 Household Health Survey on HIV testing among adults 18 years of...

Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector


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Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector: Becoming a Learning Organization Through Organizational Change This report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation outlines Casey Family Services’...

2011 America’s Health Rankings


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Preventable chronic disease on the rise, report finds Although health in the United States improved this year in terms of smoking cessation, preventable hospitalizations, and cardiovascular deaths,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

24th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum


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You are invited to attend the 24th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM, “Connecting the Dots of Collaboration” to be held Sunday, February 19, 2012, to Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the...

Grant Opportunities

TDBank Foundation


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TDBank provides funding to nonprofit organizations interested in sending their staff to professional trainings: Individual grant amounts: Organizations shall be eligible to receive no more than...

Assets for Independence IDA grants


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Assets for Independence (AFI): Offers a series of webinars to introduce and explain the AFI federal grant program. AFI provides funding for low income designated and community development credit...

Delaware Community Foundation


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Delaware Community Foundation Invites Applications for Capital and Equipment Grants Deadline: January 31, 2012 The Delaware Community Foundation is accepting applications for capital and equipment...

New Media Women Entrepreneurs Program


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McCormick Foundation’s New Media Women Entrepreneurs Program Offers Funding for Women-Led Projects Deadline: January 27, 2012 J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick...

Funding for Volunteer Groups Serving Public Lands


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National Environmental Education Foundation Offers Funding for Volunteer Groups Serving Public Lands Deadline: January 13, 2012 The National Environmental Education Foundation, with funding from...

Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation


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Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Offers Funding to Bring Cultural Programs to Philadelphia Child Care Centers Deadline: January 13, 2012 The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is...

Shade Structure Grant Program


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American Academy of Dermatology Invites Applications for Shade Structure Grant Program Deadline: January 2, 2012 The American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Grant Program annually...

EarthEcho Water Planet Challenge Grants


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The NEA Foundation – EarthEcho Water Planet Challenge Grants Deadline: February 1 The Water Planet Challenge grants support service-learning programs that improve the health of our water...

2012 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship Program


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Echoing Green Announces 2012 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship Program Deadline: January 9, 2012 Echoing Green will award twelve to twenty two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs around the world...

Blue Water Project Leadership Grant


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Royal Bank of Canada Invites Blue Water Project Leadership Grant Applications for Watershed Protection and Safe Drinking Water Projects Deadline: February 3, 2012 Royal Bank of Canada is accepting...

urban farming, Merck Family Fund


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Merck Family Fund announces new urban program A new program at the Merck Family Fund will support programs in cities in the Northeast that are harnessing the power of young people to create urban...

University Student Leadership Awards in Community Service


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Jenzabar Foundation Invites Nominations for University Student Leadership Awards in Community Service Deadline: February 20, 2012 The Jenzabar Foundation has opened the nomination process for its...

Music Matters Grant Program


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Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation Invites Applications From Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grant Program Deadline: February 17, 2012 The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a nonprofit...

Black Male Achievement Fellowship


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Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green Launch Black Male Achievement Fellowship Deadline: January 9, 2012 The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have announced the Open Society Black Male...

Bicycle Facilities and Advocacy Projects


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Bikes Belong Coalition Offers Funding for Bicycle Facilities and Advocacy Projects Deadline: February 29, 2012 The Bikes Belong Coalition, a national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Development & Communications Associate, Prometheus Radio Project


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Prometheus Radio Project is Hiring a Development & Communications Associate! We are looking for an experienced Development & Communications Associate to join our collective. Applications are...

Civic Engagement Course Instructor, Drexel University


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Drexel University First Year Civic Engagement Course Instructor Job Description The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement at Drexel University invites applications for adjunct instructor positions in a...

various internships, Campus Philly


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School just let out for the holidays, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your spring semester internship. If you love Philadelphia and want to be an important factor in how your...

Program Specialist, Philadelphia Folklore Project


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Program Specialist, Philadelphia Folklore Project Posted on: December 3, 2011 The Philadelphia Folklore Project, a 24-year-old locally-based not-for-profit urban public folklife agency, is looking...

LawWorks Community Economic Development COORDINATOR, Phila VIP


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JOB DESCRIPTION – LawWorks Community Economic Development COORDINATOR Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains and supports volunteer lawyers who provide free...

various positions, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging


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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is one of Philadelphia Region’s Top Workplaces in 2011 PLEASE POST – ALL POSTINGS OPEN UNTIL FILLED –12/2011 ABOUT PHILADELPHIA CORPORATION FOR AGING...

Psychologist Evaluator, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center


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PSYCHOLOGIST EVALUATOR, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center Posted on: December 5, 2011 Lead the treatment process by providing the crucial initial and follow-up evaluations. Set your own...

Regulatory Associate, Philadelphia FIGHT


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Regulatory Associate, Philadelphia FIGHT Posted on: December 5, 2011 Regulatory Associate The Regulatory Associate is an exempt, full time position. The Regulatory Associate (RA) is the liaison...

Managing Director, Broad Street Ministry


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Managing Director, Broad Street Ministry Posted on: December 5, 2011 Broad Street Ministry (BSM) was established in 2005 on the Avenue of the Arts, at the nexus of Philadelphia’s most divergent...

Receptionist/Dispatcher, Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network


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Job Title:    Receptionist/Dispatcher Department/Group:    Communications Reports to:    Director of Communications Travel Required:    No Level/Salary Range:    $12,500 – $24,000...

Director of Food Service, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission


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Director of Food Service, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Posted on: December 6, 2011 Oversee day to day operations of the kitchen, meal planning and preparation (3 meals a day, average 700 people...

Community Outreach Associate, United Communities Southeast Philadelphia


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United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, the lead agency for SouthEast Philadelphia Collaborative, has an immediate opening for a full-time Community Outreach Associate. This is an AmeriCorps...

Interim Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS and Council


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Interim Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia Posted on: December 9, 2011 HIAS Pennsylvania Interim Development and Communications Coordinator...

Miscellaneous

Call for hosts: 2012 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs)


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THE 2012 ALTERNATIVE BREAK CITIZENSHIP SCHOOLS “It has been a wonderfully beautiful opportunity to host, prepare and give insight to Break Away in the summer of 2011. Break Away decided to...

Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program


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Bank of America seeks applicants for student leaders program The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student LeadersProgram is accepting applications for the 2012 program. Since its inception...


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