The week of

August 26, 2013

Other Local Events and Workshops

Remembrances of Howard Zinn


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In celebration of what would have been Howard Zinn’s 91st birthday this Saturday, August 24, we are thrilled to share this collection of personal remembrances from Zinn’s students at...

Connect Philly Youth Development Consultants meeting


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CONNECT Philly Youth Development Consultants (PYDC) started in April of 2013 in an effort to bring other youth development consultants together around the goals of: *increasing collaboration and...

Powered by Purpose: Innovative ideas for Non-Profit Organizations


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EUSA sponsors conference on nonprofit innovation Entrepreneur USA Philly will sponsor Powered by Purpose: Innovative ideas for Non-Profit Organizations on October 23rd and 24th in Philadelphia. The...

Nonprofit Consultant Network meeting


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Nonprofit Consultant Network meets The Nonprofit Consultant Network will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 8:45pm at LaSalle University’s facility at the Metroplex Corporate...

Safety Summit for Women & Children


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DA Williams plans women and children safety summit Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams has announced that he will sponsor a Safety Summit for Women & Children on October 19th from 9am...

GenPhilly Garden Gallivant in Kensington


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GenPhilly sets ‘garden gallivant’ in Kensington GenPhilly will sponsors a Garden Gallivant on Thursday, August 29th at the Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center in Kensington. A program...

Call for Presenters: Breaking the Silence on Mental Wellness


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Hughes sets community mental health conference PA State Sen. Vincent Hughes will sponsor Breaking the Silence on Mental Wellness. Real Talk. Real Help. Real Solutions, a two-day conference on Friday,...

Info session on Medicare Open Enrollment


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Encore offers advice on Medicare open enrollment Encore Experiences at Harleysville, located at 321 Alumni Avenue in Harleysville, will offer information and advice on Medicare open enrollment on...

Panel disucssion on March on Washington


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UAC sets panel discussion on 1963 March on Washington The Urban Affairs Coalition will host a panel discussion entitled A Reflection: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Thursday, August 29th...

50th Anniversary of March on Washington


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Join UAC Program Partner MLK365 in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at The National Constitution Center. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of...

Opening Celebration, Mighty Writers West


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WRITERS BLOCK PARTY to celebrate the opening of Mighty Writers West! Sunday, October 6th 3:00-6:00pm 3861 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia All are welcome! RSVP and learn more at: Mighty Writers is a...

PA Campus Compact 25th Anniversary


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PACC 25th Anniversary Celebrating 25 Years For the Public Good: Celebrating and Affirming Higher Education’s Public Purpose Philadelphia Marriott Downtown October 23-24,2013 This event will...

New Resources

20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps


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As you know, the year-long commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps will begin on September 20, 2013 and continue through September 2014. All of us will be involved in education and...

Deloitte Impact Survey on Skills-Based Volunteers


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Deloitte Impact Survey Deloitte’s 2013 Survey results indicate that skills-based volunteering experience provides a marketability edge for those seeking gainful employment. The findings support...

Policy Brief on Homelessness in PA


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PEC Policy Brief: PA Homeless The policy brief from the People’s Emergency Center reports that reports that while the National Alliance to End Homelessness found that 235,000 Pennsylvanians...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey 2012 Annual Report


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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey 2012 Annual Report Advancing the Common Good Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable...

TutorChatLive


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TutorChatLive TCL is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to support under-served middle and high school students in achieving academic success by providing access to free, live, online tutoring and...

Bringing Theory to Practice Monographs: The Civic Series


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Bringing Theory to Practice Monographs The Civic Series At a time when people are changing in their civic, demographic, technological, and economic characteristics—in society and higher...

New Website: Center for Environmental Transformation


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CFET is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental transformation for the neighborhoods of Camden, New Jersey. Although founded out of a faith community, rooted in the Roman Catholic...

Video of Town Hall Meeting On Philadelphia’s Education Crisis


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PCCY Participates in Town Hall Meeting On Philadelphia’s Education Crisis PCCY was Clear Channel’s co-producer for its live “Digital Town Hall Meeting” discussing the public school...

Farmers Markets and Local Health


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Medical Center Farmers Markets: A Strategic Partner in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Abstract Background The number of medical center–based farmers markets has increased in the past decade, but...

Health Care Navigator Grants Awarded


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Recently, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State...

National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement seeks campuses


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2013-2014 Assessment Cycle of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement We are currently recruiting schools to participate in the 2013-2014 assessment cycle of the National...

Materials from Let’s Move webinar: Active Kids at Play


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Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) Goal V: Active Kids at Play On May 23, 2013, the National League of Cities hosted this webinar on how local elected officials can make progress on...

The Hidden Rise in Asian American Poverty


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The Hidden Rise in Asian American Poverty The number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) living in poverty has grown by more than a half million in the last five years, making this group...

New Research on Geography and Income Mobility


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Is Income Mobility a Myth? Depends on Where You Live Where you live may determine how likely you are to climb the income ladder, according to a new study by four economists from Harvard and the...

Partnerships Classifieds

Fall 2013 Policy Internship, Committee of Seventy


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Fall 2013 Policy Internship The Committee of Seventy fights for clean and effective government, fair elections and a better informed citizenry in Philadelphia and the region. The Committee of Seventy...

Communications and Development Internship, Committee of Seventy


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Communications and Development Internship: The Committee of Seventy fights for clean and effective government, fair elections and a better informed citizenry in Philadelphia and the region. The...

volunteers needed, American Diabetes Association


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Diabetes group needs volunteers The American Diabetes Association is in need of volunteers for an upcoming event as well as general office volunteers. Spanish-speaking volunteers are a special need....

Social Media & Web Outreach Intern, Center for Environmental Transformation


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Wanted: Social Media & Web Outreach Intern If you’re looking to build your resume and have an interest in social media and dynamic web content, contact us today! We’re taking on a...

Plant Trees with Philadelphia Orchard Project


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NOTE: If you intend to volunteer at an event, please RSVP via our website (). By clicking on an event description, you can see how many people have signed up and where your help is most needed!...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Social Entrepreneurship Institute


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You and your students and colleagues may be interested in attending the Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  Presented by...

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference


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Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning will host the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2013 Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 2-5. We...

What Works for Cities competition and conference


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Do you have an idea that will spark an urban evolution? We want to hear from you! We’re looking for YOUR innovation that will create meaningful, beneficial, and scalable change and the future...

Economic Security, Community Prosperity, & Equity Across the Lifespan


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Woodstock Institute 40th Anniversary Research Symposium & Bash In the early 1970s, Aaron and Sylvia Scheinfeld were unhappy with the state of things in the Chicago region. Redlining, predatory...

2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference


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SAVE THE DATE! 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference #NICRC March 30 – April 2, 2014 Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL 60601 Sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance...

Grant Opportunities

Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards


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The John F. Kennedy Center: Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards The Kennedy Center seeks nominations for Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards, awarded to K-12...

Target: Field Trip Grants


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Target: Field Trip Grants Target Field Trip Grants fund scholastic outings for visits to art, science, and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities, and...

Union Benevolent Association grants


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UBA opens fall funding cycle Funding is available from the Union Benevolent Association (UBA) to support 501c3 nonprofits that serve Philadelphia’s needy elderly and children. UBA also supports...

Catch the Spirit Scholarship for goLead Facilitator Training


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You may be eligible for a $500 goLEAD “Catch the Spirit” scholarship! Empower young people to become community change makers by becoming a goLEAD Facilitator! GenerationOn, through the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Organizer, Ceasefire Pennsylvania


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Ceasefire Pennsylvania is seeking an organizer to develop grassroots and grasstops support in Pennsylvania for preventing gun violence from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. Application...

Executive Director, Women’s Way


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The new Executive Director for WOMEN’S WAY will be accountable for providing a strategic vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission in partnership with the strong...

College and Post-Secondary Program Coordinator, Summer Search Philadelphia


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COLLEGE AND POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM COORDINATOR Summer Search Philadelphia Why Work at Summer Search Summer Search is a dynamic national non-profit organization that finds resilient low-income high...

Research Assistant, Maternity Care Coalition


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Research Assistant, Maternity Care Coalition, Phila/Delaw/Montgo Counties Posted on: August 12, 2013 Job description Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit, works to improve maternal and...

Volunteer Services Specialist, American Red Cross


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Volunteer Services Specialist American Red Cross – Philadelphia, PA As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You...

pt-time soccer coaches, Boys & Girls Club of Camden County


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Soccer coaches needed in Camden The Boys & Girls Club of Camden County is seeking paid part-time soccer coaches to instruct youth in its Soccer for Success program in Camden City schools and...

Residential Support, People’s Emergency Center


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[emailed 8/16/2013] Job Description – Residential Support Department: Center for Empowerment and Life Skills Classification: Non-Exempt Reports to: Manager, Center for Empowerment and Life Skills...

Manager, Foundation and Corporate Relations, People’s Emergency Center


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Job Description – Manager, Foundation and Corporate Relations Department: Development Classification: Exempt Reports to: Vice President, Resource and Business Development JOB DESCRIPTION Summary:...

Budget Director, People’s Emergency Center


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[emailed 8/16/13] Job Description – Director, Budget Department: Finance Classification: Exempt Reports to: Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer JOB DESCRIPTION Summary: The...

Miscellaneous

Grant Proposal Feedback Clinic


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PANO offers grant feedback clinic Could you use some targeted feedback on your Letter of Intent or brief grant proposal? Have you participated in trainings but find you need some individual feedback...

City conducts anti-violence survey


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City conducts anti-violence survey The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with Temple University’s Department of Criminal Justice, is conducting a resource assessment and gap analysis through a...

Strategies to Better Serve Veteran Students


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Upcoming Training Webinar:  Strategies to Better Serve Veteran Students Given the draw down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent upgrade in education benefits, more Veterans will...

An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity


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Upcoming Webinar An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12 – 1 Eastern (9 – 10 Pacific) America is becoming more racially and...


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