The week of

April 16, 2012

Other Local Events and Workshops

Trauma and Healing Through the Arts: An Interactive Workshop


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You are cordially invited to attend ArtWell’s upcoming event: Trauma and Healing Through the Arts: An Interactive Workshop for Educators, Counselors and Other Youth Professionals, on May 15th from...

Science Festival: Sustainability + Zoo + You


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Science Festival: Sustainability + Zoo + You Saturday, April 21, 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Sister Cities Park Cafe 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free Curious about how America’s...

Heightening Public Awareness of Human Trafficking


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Heightening Public Awareness of Human Trafficking On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, please join WOMEN’S WAY for a FREE film screening of the documentary Very Young Girls followed by an interactive...

Food Trust 20th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast


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On Sunday April 29th, from 9:00-1:00 at 2nd and Lombard, The Food Trust will be celebrating the opening of the farmers’ market season and our 20th Anniversary. We’ll be serving a delicious...

Framing Forgiveness in Song & Story


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Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College Presents Framing Forgiveness in Song & Story Concert April 17, 2012 7:00 Sorgenti Arena “. . . it is the few people like...

Service-Learning as Rigorous, Real Life Project-Based Learning in OST Programs


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SAVE THE DATE! Service-Learning as Rigorous, Real Life Project-Based Learning in OST Programs Date:   Monday, May 7, 2012 Time:     8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: United Way of Southeastern...

Fair Housing Strengthens Communities


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The Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania presents AN OPEN HOUSE AND CELEBRATION OF THE 44th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT Theme: “Fair Housing Strengthens...

Volunteer Management Series


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Volunteer Management Series Volunteers have always been fundamental to the success of nonprofit organizations. But in challenging economic times, the value of volunteers as a resource is underscored....

Legs Against Arms VI 5K Run/Walk


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“Teams Run to Honor Loved Ones Lost to Gun Violence” April 29 “Legs Against Arms VI” 5K Run/Walk Towards a Safer Philadelphia Run, walk, roll to strengthen your limbs as we oppose illegal...

2012 Safe Schools Conference


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If you have not already registered for the 2012 Safe Schools Conference (to be held May 8-9, 2012, Hilton Harrisburg), please act now to secure seating in your first choice session(s).  Details and...

Immigrants and the American Dream in Cinema


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Upcoming Cultural Events in Support of PICC Join us for one of these exciting film events and support PICC’s advocacy for immigrants in Pennsylvania! Immigrants and the American Dream in...

Tour a High Tech Urban Food Lab


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Tour Philadelphia’s Newest High Tech Urban Food Lab During Earth Day 2012 Weekend Events. An anticipated 500 people will participate in the Earth Day Weekend of Community Events hosted by The...

A Night of Urban Farming and Astronomy


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A Night of Urban Farming and Astronomy Sponsored by The Federation of Neighborhood Centers and The Franklin Institute Teens 4 Good, the Federation of Neighborhood Centers’ stellar program, is a...

Entrepreneur Works Business Skills Course


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Entrepreneur Works’ Next Business Skills Course in PHILADELPHIA Begins April 17th! The Business Skills Course is a multi-week class designed to teach the fundamentals of running a small business,...

2012 Youth Media Summit


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**Save the date** 2012 Youth Media Summit Tuesday May 8th, 10-3pm Peirce College: 1420 Pine Street. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Final...

Forum to Discuss Act 24


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Invitation to Forum to Discuss Act 24 MIMIC (Men in Motion in the Community) would like to invite you to a public forum to discuss Act 24 with the community as well as many of your city and state...

Engaging Students in STEM


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Integrating Scientific Practices Through Service-Learning: Engaging Students in STEM KIDS Consortium, a non-profit organization based in Maine, just released a new Guide: Integrating Scientific...

IDAAY Founders Day Banquet


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Institute for the Development of African-American Youth, Inc (IDAAY) is pleased to announce our 21st Annual Founder’s Day Banquet, “Celebrating Our Youth and Families”, which will be held...

New Resources

University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia Annual Report


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This past year marked our tenth anniversary of developing young leaders.  While it was tempting to re-count all of those wonderful years in the 2011 Annual Report, we exercised extreme discipline...

Book review of The Village Proposal


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Book review of The Village Proposal by Samuel Reed III “Reforming our schools to deliver a world-class education is a shared responsibility – the task cannot be shouldered by our nation’s...

Report: Older Populations Face Housing Affordability Challenges


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Report: Older Populations Face Housing Affordability Challenges Posted under Resources on April 6, 2012 A new report from the Center for Housing Policy, Housing an Aging Population—Are We Prepared?...

New book: Poverty in Common: Politics of Community Action


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Alyosha Goldstein POVERTY IN COMMON: The Politics of Community Action during the American Century (Duke University Press, 2012) “Poverty in Common is a highly original and nuanced study of how...

Linking Policies that Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity


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Linking Policies that Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity In the past, food insecurity and obesity were viewed as separate public health problems, yet research now shows that people with unreliable...

Children’s Nutrition Resource: Keystone Kids Go!


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“Keystone Kids Go!” has resources to improve children’s health! Are you looking for new initiatives that focus on improving young children’s nutrition and physical activity? Then what...

Helping Low-Income and First-Generation Students Make Good College Choices


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Matchmaker A new policy brief from MDRC looks at the College Match Program in Chicago, which targets a population often overlooked by other college-success initiatives: moderately to high-achieving...

Campus Vote Project Toolkit


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Campus Vote Project Toolkit The Campus Vote Project, launched in 2012, is a campaign to help college students work with administrators and local election officials to make the process of voting...

First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning


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Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. Make a move to end childhood obesity on...

Creating & Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus


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New Publication! Creating & Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus This step-by-step guide, written by Champlain College’s Sustainability Director Christina Erickson, takes readers...

Revised website: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


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Introducing the New AASHE Bulletin and Monthly Global Edition AASHE is very excited to announce the debut of its redesigned AASHE Bulletin! We are celebrating the e-newsletter’s sixth year...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Presenters: Read.Write.Act 2012 Virtual Conference


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The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) is hosting a conference this November (details below) and is soliciting presentations. This is an ideal opportunity for faculty...

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop


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You are invited to an engaging workshop where you will learn how to look at your communities as places of great assets! Mike Green is the lead trainer. May 9-10, 2012 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Loudermilk...

Call for Proposal: 24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference


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Summary The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC) in partnership with The Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Family and Community Outreach, Bureau of Exceptional Education and...

Integrating Sustainability In Education (WISE)


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Workshop for Integrating Sustainability In Education (WISE): Registration Deadline May 15 Apply Now for this three-day workshop, to be held June 4-6, in San Diego, CA, allows academic faculty to...

Call for Presentations: Sustainability in Higher Ed Student Summit


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Call for Presentations: Deadline April 23 Download the AASHE 2012 Submitters Packet for the full Call for Presentations and instructions on submitting your abstract. AASHE 2012: Investing in the...

Grant Opportunities

Community Economic Development (CED) Projects


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Community Economic Development (CED) Projects For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Community and Economic Development (CED) program, administered by the...

Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Housing


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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Accepting Grant Requests From Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Housing Issues Deadline: April 30, 2012 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is inviting...

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization


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Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and...

Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund


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Administered by the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund announced a funding opportunity (ranging from about $5,000 to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

College Access and Career Readiness Coordinator (VISTA), Penn


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The Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC)-VISTA College Access and Career Readiness (CACR) Coordinator is a 12 month, full-time position with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships of the...

AmeriCorps PACC-VISTA, College Access Center of Delaware County


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Job Description Position: AmeriCorps PACC-VISTA – College Access Center of Delaware County/Swarthmore College-Program Capacity Building Coordinator for High School College Access Initiatives...

SERVE Philadelphia AmeriCorps VISTA positions


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SERVE Philadelphia 2012-2013 AmeriCorps VISTA Information and Application In September 2010, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter created the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service to...

Research for Action: Summer Fellowship Opportunity


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Research for Action: Summer Fellowship Opportunity Research for Action is seeking a graduate-level summer fellow to contribute to our Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Education Research (PACER)...

PA Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions


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Now Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 PA Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce its search for 18 full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members to...

Pt-time Family Case Manager, Oxford Circle CCDA


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Family Case Manager – part time with Oxford Circle CCDA, Qualifications: 1.      Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. 2.      Knowledge, experience and skills in working...

Miscellaneous

Camp Save-a-Life 2012


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Camp Save-a-Life 2012 Hosted by the American Red Cross & RC Club Youth Council Date: M-F, June 25-29, July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 Location: Red Cross House 40th Street and Powelton Avenue...

Sex Education Program availbale for OST programs


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My name is Marc Calica from Concilio. We are reaching out to all Summer Programs to discuss an Abstinence based program for middle-school young people. Here is a link to the curriculum that we are...

The Small Business Side of Improving School Food


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The Small Business Side of Improving School Food May 1, 2012 · 1:00-2:00 central · Webinar What role do small businesses play in creating healthy school food? How does the movement for healthy...

Awards Honoring Exemplary Women Community Volunteers


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L’Oreal Invites Nominations for Women of Worth Awards Honoring Exemplary Women Community Volunteers Deadline: May 31, 2012 L’Oreal Paris, a division of L’Oreal USA, Inc., has...

Outstanding Young Educator Award


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ASCD: Outstanding Young Educator Award The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Young Educator Award, which recognizes a teacher under the...

CNCS National Service Impact Awards


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National Service Impact Awards Deadline: May 1 The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking nominations for the National Service Impact Awards from grantees, strategic...

Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching


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Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching Deadline: April 30 This award recognizes educators who are adept at fostering productive, caring relationships with students...


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