The week of

February 19, 2012

Other Local Events and Workshops

Achieveability’s 30th Anniversary Event


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Join Us on March 24, 2012  for Food for Thought! Congratulations to our participating chefs Marc Vetri of Vetri and Michael Solomonov of Zahav for being awarded the highest rating of four-bells from...

Asia Adams Save OUR Children Foundation benefit


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“Love Speak for ME” Benefit When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 6:30 – 9:00PM Where: The new Kurtz Performing Arts Center on the historic campus of William Penn Charter Quaker School, at...

Grant Professionals Networking event


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Southeastern PA Grant Professionals Association Chapter Friday, March 9, 2012 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Melville Hall, Harcum College, 750 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA RSVP to Susan...

Enterprise Center Hosts Reception and Lecture with Martha N. Johnson


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The Enterprise Center Hosts Reception and Lecture with Martha N. Johnson Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 PM The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA Martha N. Johnson,...

Physical Activity and Child Health


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Save the Date! On Wednesday, March 7, Dr. Jamie Chriqui from the University of Illinois at Chicago will be discussing the role of physical activity in child health and practical policy applications...

Coming of Age Against the Odds: Advocating for At-Risk Youth


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2012 EDWARD V. SPARER SYMPOSIUM Date:  Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Penn Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street Topic:  “Coming of Age Against the Odds: Advocating for At-Risk...

Exploring Cooperatives: Economic Democracy and Community Development


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Exploring Cooperatives: Economic Democracy and Community Development in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin This one-day conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia will explore what two cities can learn...

Individualized Learning Plans


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Free Workshop Series: Individualized Learning Plans The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia (UCCP) and Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) invite you to a 2-part workshop on...

8th Annual Smart Growth Symposium


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8th Annual Smart Growth Symposium “Smart Growth: Why is it so hard here?” Friday, March 30, 2012, 8:00 to 11:15 am PECO Building, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia Please join the Delaware...

Predatory Lending, Housing Discrimination, and Foreclosure Awareness Training Session


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Predatory Lending, Housing Discrimination, and Foreclosure Awareness Training Session Thursday, March 15, 2012, 10 – 3 , Newark, NJ New Jersey Citizen Action will hold a daylong, free...

Youth Engagement Conference


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Youth Engagement Conference “IT’S OUR TIME” Youth Engagement Conference SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER 4200 Wissahickon Avenue Saturday, June 16, 2012 Workshops, panels,special...

Philadelphia Orchard Project to Host a Day-Long Orchard Training


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Philadelphia Orchard Project to Host a Day-Long Orchard Training Saturday, March 10, 2012 9am-3pm Bartram Gardens (5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philadelphia) $50 for general public, $40 for POP...

Fair Food and PASA Present: Philly Farm & Food Fest


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Fair Food and Pasa Present: Philly Farm & Food Fest Sunday April 1, 2012 11am to 4 pm PA Convention Center Annex Ticketed event. Kids under 12 are free The first ever Philly Farm & Food Fest...

New Resources

2012 OSTRC Resource Directories


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2012 OSTRC Resource Directories Latest and Greatest! The same helpful Directories you have always known are now updated (with a handful of brand new profiles) and available in the links below. We...

Practising Social Change journal


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EDITION 04 IS OUT NOW! Practising Social Change is the new, on-line practitioner’s journal of The NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science in which the world-wide professional community of NTL...

Strengthening Our Democratic Enterprise: Education Policy in the 21st Century


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Strengthening Our Democratic Enterprise: Education Policy in the 21st Century This guest post is from Dr. Barbara Ferman, Founder and Executive Director, University Community Collaborative of...

Public Health Management Corporation Annual Report


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PHMC is pleased to present its FY2010 annual report, “Plugged In,” highlighting some of the year’s new initiatives and reporting on financial performance. Plug in to view or...

Maximizing “Fostering Connections” to Benefit Pennsylvania Youth


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Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, in cooperation with the Juvenile Law Center, is pleased to release a new report, Maximizing “Fostering Connections” to Benefit Pennsylvania Youth, which...

New book: Building Powerful Community Organizations


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Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World by Michael Jacoby Brown Intended for individuals who want to start,...

Public Education Primer


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Public education matters, whether you’re a student, parent, teacher, administrator, employer, or taxpayer. Although you undoubtedly know something about public education, you may be unaware of...

Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It


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Forum Brief – Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It – November 18, 2011 The vast majority of youth in developed nations finish high school, many...

Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health


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On the one-year anniversary of IFPRI’s 2020 conference on “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health,” we are very pleased to announce the publication of Reshaping Agriculture...

Childhood Obesity Journal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Let’s Move! Initiative


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Special Issue of Childhood Obesity Journal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Let’s Move! Initiative With Foreword by First Lady Michelle Obama Publisher Mary Ann Liebert released a special issue of the...

Sustainable Communities Resource Center


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HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC),in partnership with the Office of Policy Development and Research, is pleased to present the Sustainable Communities Resource Center...

New Youth Entrepreneur Classroom Kits


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New Youth Entrepreneur Classroom Kits The original New Youth Entrepreneur (Basic) and the New Youth Entrepreneur Intermediate workbook-based curricula are both now offered in convenient Adobe®...

School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity


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A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program finds that more elementary schools are offering whole grains and low-fat milks for lunch; yet, there has been little...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, Bartram’s Garden


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Hello to all of you interested in helping at the Nursery at Bartram’s Garden, We are very excited to let you know that toward the end of February, we will be receiving shipments of plants that...

accounting volunteers needed, Women’s Way


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Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer needed with expertise in reading and interpreting non-profit financial statements as part of our Community Women’s Fund grant review process and/or WOMEN’S...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

2012 National Forum on Dropout Prevention


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2012 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities Please plan to join fellow educators from throughout the country at The National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and...

Dig In! Food & Garden Conference


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Dig In! Food & Garden Conference Registration Closes March 9th! If you grow, prepare, market, eat, compost, educate or set policy about food, this event is for YOU! Participants may include...

6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference


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Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network,...

Leadership Academy on Combating Child Hunger


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Cities Invited to Apply for Leadership Academy on Combating Child Hunger through the Federal Afterschool Meal Program NLC Initiative to Offer Additional Funding and Assistance National League of...

Boundaries of Consumption: Critical Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, Citizenship and Space in Changing Markets


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Call for Abstracts for the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting: Boundaries of Consumption: Critical Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, Citizenship and Space in Changing Markets Anthropologists are continuing...

Call for presenters: Connecting Campuses with Communities


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Connecting Campuses with Communities hosted by Indiana Campus Compact  & IUPUI Center for Service and Learning May 14-18, 2012 Apply () Application deadline:  March 9, 2012 Download a PDF of...

School Garden Workshop


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School Garden Workshop Saturday  March 24 9am-4pm or Monday June 18  9am-4pm Cost: $ Local_Food_Summit on-line registration and payment Crestwood Christian Church 1882 Bellefonte Dr. Lexington, KY...

Grant Opportunities

Motorola Mobility Foundation Empowerment Grants


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Motorola Mobility Foundation Invites Applications for Empowerment Grants Deadline: March 23, 2012 The Motorola Mobility Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility, is accepting...

New Jersey Environmental Education Sustainability Grant Program


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PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Invite Proposals for Sustainability Grant Program Deadline: March 15, 2012 The PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey...

K-12 Teacher Grant Program


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Elmer’s and Kids In Need Foundation Announce K-12 Teacher Grant Program The Kids In Need Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to...

School Programs and Technology Innovations That Motivate Children to Be Physically Active


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New National Competition Launched to Identify and Support School Programs and Technology Innovations That Motivate Children to Be Physically Active Deadline: April 2, 2012 ChildObesity180 and the...

Retirement Research Foundation


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Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging Deadline: May 1, 2012 The Retirement Research Foundation, a private foundation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement...

Media Project Matching Grants


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Knight Community Information Challenge Invites Community Foundations to Apply for Media Project Matching Grants Deadline: February 27, 2012 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation welcomes...

2012 Environmental Grant Program


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American Water Accepting Applications for 2012 Environmental Grant Program Deadline: March 10, 2012 American Water Works Company, Inc., a water and wastewater utility company, has announced that...

Congressional Research Award


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DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2012. The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the Congress....

Humane Society Education Mini-grant


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Humane Society of the United States: Education Mini-grant The Humane Society of the United States is now accepting applications for the 2012 Humane Education Mini-Grant, designed to fund innovative...

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program


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Kohl’s Corporation: Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program Every year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their...

USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program


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USDA Announces Availability of $ Million in Matching Grants For Market Research Projects Under Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program USDA recently announced the availability of $ million in...

Everybody at the Table for Health


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The Praxis Project is proud to announce the call for Letters of Interest for Everybody at the Table for Health (EAT4Health), a national leadership development initiative of the Jessie Smith Noyes...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Intern Program Director, UrbanPromise Ministries


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Intern Program Director Position Announcement UrbanPromise Ministries is looking to hire a passionate and experienced individual for a full-time position directing our Intern Program beginning in May...

Research Analyst, Econsult Corporation


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ECONSULT CORPORATION MEMBER OF THE ECONSULT/FAIRMOUNT GROUP Job Opening: Research Analyst Economic Consulting Firm, Philadelphia PA 19102 Job Description · Create and manipulate spreadsheets for...

Executive Director, Philadelphia Youth Commission


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JOB DESCRIPTION The Philadelphia Youth Commission The Commission represents Philadelphia’s youth in public hearings and gives testimony that reflects the youth perspective. We work with the city,...

Dance Instructor, Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative


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[emailed 2/13/2012] The Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative (SEPC) informs, educates and organizes a broad and diverse network of community partners, policymakers and stakeholders to leverage...

GeoKids LINKS Fellowship Program


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GeoKids LINKS (Learning Integrating Neighborhoods, Kids, and Science) Fellowship Program This program places in Biology graduate students into schools as a part of their training in science....

Family Literacy Specialist/Home Visitor, ACLAMO Family Centers


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Family Literacy Specialist/Home Visitor, ACLAMO Family Centers ACLAMO Family Centers is a community agency whose mission is to achieve improved access to economic, educational, social and cultural...

Miscellaneous

Join an Entrepreneur’s Peer Group


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Entrepreneur Works wants to help you get more for your business!! Join a peer group and do just that. What’s a peer group? A peer group is a structured and organized networking program that...

Philly Residents: Free Trees!


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Philly Residents: Free Trees! TreePhilly is a new tree-planting initiative led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation that directly engages property owners, businesses and neighborhood residents to...

Counseling in Korean For Montgomery County Koreans


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Counseling in Korean For Montgomery County Koreans The Jaisohn Medical Center with consultation and support from Family Services of Montgomery County, PA is pleased to announce the availability of...


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