The week of

December 16, 2013

Other Local Events and Workshops

ITWorks PA Fall 2013 Graduation


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You’re Invited ITWorks PA Fall 2013 Graduation We are reaching out to our community partners to invite you to meet our students, our team, learn about our students’ accomplishments and...

Free SAT Prep in Philadelphia


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Free SAT Prep in Philadelphia: Temple Let’s Get Ready Spring 2014 Let’s Get Ready will be hosting a program at Temple University this spring to provide high school students with FREE SAT...

Penn Holiday Physics Demonstration Show for youth


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The annual Penn Holiday Physics Demonstration Show will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, January 13 & 14, 2014.  It will be in the main auditorium of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory on the...

Proposal Writing Basics


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Proposal Writing Basics Tuesday, January 14 | 9:30 – 11:00 Regional Foundation Center | Second Floor | 1901 Vine Street | Philadelphia Learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit...

Foundations 101


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Foundations 101 Tuesday, January 7 | 9:30 – 11:00 Regional Foundation Center | Second Floor | 1901 Vine Street | Philadelphia This workshop provides an introductory overview of the basics of...

Public hearings on PA’s proposed Medicaid Expansion


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Corbett announces Medicaid expansion Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has released a draft application for Healthy Pennsylvania Private Coverage Option and Medicaid Reforms. An overview of the plan...

Capturing the Energy and Expertise of People Age 50+ Learning Lab


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New Coming of Age Learning Lab planned Last spring, The Philadelphia Foundation underwrote the Coming of Age Capturing the Energy and Expertise of People Age 50+ Learning Lab. The program proved to...

STEM & Out-of-School Time Peer Networking Meeting


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STEM is subject of OST peer networking meeting The December Out of School Time Peer Networking Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 18th from 9:30-11:30am at United Way, 1709 Benjamin...

Nonprofit Professionals Summit


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Summit to convene nonprofit leaders Philadelphia’s first Nonprofit Professionals Summit will be held on January 9th from noon to 6pm at Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia....

New Resources

Cultivating parent engagement


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Cultivating parent engagement Getting parent engagement right takes dedicated and continued effort, writes teacher Angie Trae-Greenbarg in The Hechinger Report. Parents, teachers, and students alike...

A retreat from the zero-tolerance fiasco


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A retreat from the zero-tolerance fiasco Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement, and high dropout rates, districts...

New Report: Investing in Young Children


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A serious problem with early care and education The Center for Law and Social Policy and the National Center for Children in Poverty have released a fact sheet on early care and education in this...

College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields


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STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields This Statistical Analysis Report presents the most recent national data on beginning bachelor’s and associate’s degree...

Ten Facts About Internet Access in Philadelphia


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10 Facts About Internet Access Recent polling by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia research initiative shows that the percentage of city residents who have Internet access has been growing,...

2014 PA One Book Every Young Child selected


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One Book, Every Young Child selection made The 2014 PA One Book Every Young Child selection is Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale. Stripes of All Types explores how animals around the world...

Economic and Food Security in the Suburbs


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Poverty, hunger spreading in Philadelphia suburbs Double digit increases in the number of low-income children living in the Philadelphia suburbs means that the 62 school districts and the four...

Book & Book Review: Price of Inequality


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Our Financial Reform, Our Health: Review of Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers our Future, by Joseph Sitglitz Reviewed by Ted Wysocki Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel...

Developments in Institution-Based Community Organizing


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A Decade of Growth By Sheila Beachum Bilby Organizations like PICO “are increasingly serious about winning on big issues,” says Kathy Partridge, executive director of Interfaith Funders,...

SERVE Philadelphia 3-Year Progress Report


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Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service are proud to release the SERVE Philadelphia 3-Year Progress Report. “By uniting volunteers from across...

Partnerships Classifieds

Social Media and Outreach Intern, SERVEPhiladelphia


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SERVEPhiladelphia Social Media and Outreach Intern Description Location Philadelphia, PA (City Hall) Reports To SERVEPhiladelphia VISTA Team Leader and Outreach Coordinator Status Unpaid part-time...

Economic Development Internship, Urban Affairs Coalition


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Job Description Economic Development Internship XVII Special Projects in Economic Development, Financial Education and Community Reinvestment Spring Semester 2014 Urban Affairs Coalition Community...

Puentes de Salud Spring 2014 Education/Wellness Program Volunteers


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Puentes de Salud Spring 2014 Education/Wellness Program Volunteers Hello friends, We are asking our supporting school and university departments to forward the following message to your student...

VITA Volunteers, Montgomery County


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Montco group seeks tax volunteers The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a free tax assistance preparation service provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through Montgomery...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Destination Equity 2014


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Destination Equity 2014 Charting Bright Futures for All Students April 11-12, 2014 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel | Los Angeles, CA Deadline extended! Propose a session for Destination Equity 2014 NOSCA...

Call for Proposals: Appalachian Summit on Service Learning Pedagogy & Practice


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The Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University is excited to host an Appalachian Summit on Service Learning Pedagogy & Practice on February 1, 2014. The...

Call for Proposals: Black Male Development Symposium


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Call For Proposals: Do you want to present your workshop at the upcoming 2014 BMDS?  We offer three distinct formats to share knowledge and experience and facilitate participant learning: 1)...

Grant Opportunities

LEGO: Children’s Fund Grants


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LEGO: Children’s Fund Grants The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide grants for collaborative programs, either in part or in total, to organizations that focus on early childhood education...

Impact100 Philadelphia


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Impact100 Philadelphia Letters of Inquiry due January 6 The goal of Impact100 Philadelphia is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, raise the profile of deserving but...

TJX Foundation


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TJX Foundation supports nonprofits The TJX Foundation, the charitable giving program of Maxx and Marshall’s stores, provides funding for basic needs of disadvantaged women, children and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Early Childhood Education Outreach Manager


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Request for Qualifications for Early Childhood Education Outreach Manager by Philadelphia LISC Philadelphia LISC is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to hire a consultant with expertise in...

Part-time Special Education Lawyer, Public Interest Law Center of Phila


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PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER OF PHILADELPHIA—Part-time Special Education Lawyer Position Available The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, a nationally-renowned public interest law firm...

Social Services Coordinator, EducationWorks


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Social Services Coordinator, EducationWorks Posted on: December 6, 2013 Job description About PowerCorpsPHL: PowerCorpsPHL is a new youth workforce development initiative with significant funding...

Director of Fund Development, Women Against Abuse


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Director of Fund Development, Women Against Abuse Posted on: December 6, 2013 Job description Be a Part of a Growing, Vision-Focused Team! Are you looking for a meaningful career opportunity that...

Human Resources Associate, Women Against Abuse


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Human Resources Associate, Women Against Abuse Posted on: December 6, 2013 Job description Be a Part of a Growing, Vision-Focused Team! Are you looking for a meaningful career opportunity that will...

Leadership Gifts Officer, Temple University


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Leadership Gifts Officer, Temple University Posted on: December 5, 2013 Job description Temple University Leadership Gifts Officer Position # TU-17310 Consider joining the award winning Leadership...

Graphic Designer, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


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Graphic Designer, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Posted on: December 5, 2013 Job description ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: • Inspire • Transform • Build • Sustain The Pennsylvania Horticultural...

Tester and Counselor, Philadelphia FIGHT


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Tester and Counselor, Philadelphia FIGHT Posted on: December 5, 2013 Job description Agency: Philadelphia FIGHT Department: Education Department: Youth Health Empowerment Project Title: I AM…Tester...

Fund Development & Communications Manager, SEAMAAC


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Fund Development & Communications Manager, SEAMAAC – Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition Posted on: December 5, 2013 Job description Position Summary: The Fund...

Development Director, Good Shepherd Mediation Program


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Development Director, Good Shepherd Mediation Program Posted on: December 5, 2013 Job description Development Director with a Passion for Peacemaking Good Shepherd Mediation Program, , seeks a...

Associate, Communications & Marketing, Philadelphia Youth Network


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Associate, Communications & Marketing, Philadelphia Youth Network Posted on: December 3, 2013 Job description About PYN: The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a nationally-recognized...

Miscellaneous

Philadelphia City Council Approves Land Bank Legislation


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Philadelphia City Council Approves Land Bank Legislation Historic measure will reform the City’s broken vacant property system Last Thursday, Philadelphia’s City Council approved Bill No....

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education


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Application Period Now Open – EPA’s EE Teacher Awards Deadline: February 28, 2014 EPA is welcoming applications from public school teachers (K-12) for the third annual Presidential...

In-kind tech consulting: Give Camp 4


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Philly Give Camp 4 Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19 Great Valley Corporate Center | 45 Liberty Blvd | Malvern Give Camp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and...


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