The week of

July 29, 2013

PHENND Events/Activities

Call for Service-Learning Syllabi


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It’s that time of the year when PHENND expands its collection of service-learning syllabi available on our website. If you have recently taught a service-learning class, please share your...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Community Meeting on new School Report Cards


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AS OF JULY 31, THESE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. DEAR PARENT or GUARDIAN, WE NEED YOUR HELP! This year, the School District of Philadelphia—in collaboration with the charter schools of...

Stronger Nonprofits for a Stronger Chester


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For Nonprofits in Chester and those Serving Chester, PA Coming September 24 – 1/2 Day Forum Stronger Nonprofits for a Stronger Chester The nonprofit organizations that serve the people of...

Idealist Grad Fairs


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The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work,...

New Resources

2013 KIDS COUNT Data Report


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Child Poverty Still on the Rise, but Outlook for Children Better in Education and Health, KIDS COUNT Report Finds Gradual economic recovery presents national opportunity to refocus on investments in...

Using Data to Better Match Students to College


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New programs use data to steer poor kids into college By     Jon Marcus This story also appeared at: Thick white envelopes are landing in the mailboxes of thousands of high-school juniors...

Rethinking Schools editorial on Common Core


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The CCSS and the same old narrative In an essay against the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the editors of Rethinking Public Schools write they’d like to believe the claims on behalf of...

New Report: States and Single Payer Health Insurance


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A Road Map to ‘Single Payer’ How States Can Escape the Clutches of the Private Health Insurance System July 10, 2013 — Although states are blocked by various factors from instituting a...

Check Cashing and the Poor


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The first piece coming out of my new research on check cashing and the poor has been published.  Check it out: Exerpt: The South Bronx is Exhibit A of what researchers call a “geography of...

Civic Values, Civic Practices


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Civic Values, Civic Practices, the second monograph in Bringing Theory to Practice’s The Civic Series, is composed of fourteen accessible essays (written by national, international,...

New Service-Learning Website: CBK Associates


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You are invited to visit my brand new website:   With great delight, CBK Associates has a new look and new content. Many articles to download (in Resources), blogs to read, videos to watch. Click on...

Partnerships Classifieds

Stuff the Bus 2013


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We need YOU to help us “stuff” more than 1200 backpacks with all the items kids need to start the school year off right! This is a GREAT volunteer opportunity for any age…kids,...

Grant Opportunities

Discover: Pathway to Financial Success Grant


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Discover: Pathway to Financial Success Grant Discover is investing up to $10 million in financial education, and any high school can apply for a grant toward a financial education curriculum....

Using Mathematics to Teach Music


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NCTM: Using Mathematics to Teach Music The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Using Mathematics to Teach Music grant encourages the incorporation of music into the elementary school...

Good Neighbor Grants


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The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields announces “Good Neighbor Grants”. Up to $1,500 in financial assistance each is available to local* 501©3 non-profit organizations matching our...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Adult Literacy Program Assistant Director


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Adult Literacy Program Assistant Director Job posted by: The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy – Philadelphia Posted on: July 23, 2013 Job description This position requires residence in the...

Education Director, Lenfest Center


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Position: Education Director Salary and Benefits: Competitive Salary, plus full benefits Applications Accepted through August 16 The Lenfest Center is a privately owned and operated community center...

Career Advisor Position, YESPhilly


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Career Advisor Full-time Position YESPhilly (aka Youth Empowerment Services) seeks a Career Advisor with youth development and labor market experience who can both prepare students for the world of...

Academic Coach, ACHIEVEability


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Company Description: ACHIEVEability is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive and intensive support for families so that they can break the generational cycle of poverty, maximize their...

Miscellaneous

21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) seeks member orgs


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The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) engages young Americans and veterans nationwide to protect, restore, and enhance America’s great outdoors. A bold national effort that builds...

Employeers needed to identify areas for job growth


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Contact: Susan Buehler/Alex Styer 215-893-4284/4293 Philadelphia Works seeks input on “High Priority Occupations” Agency wants input from employers and educators on jobs projected to grow...

Uptown Youth Got Talent Auditions


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Uptown Youth Got Talent! Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation Hosts Auditions for the Uptown Youth Got Talent Show Beginning Friday, July 26, 6 at the African American United Fund...


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