The week of

December 23, 2013

Other Local Events and Workshops

Recreation and Conservation Projects Grants Workshops


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DCNR Grant Workshops for Recreation and Conservation Projects The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Recreation and Conservation 2014 grant program for public...

First Step to Starting Your Business workshop series in ChesCo


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Kutztown University Small Business Development Center to hold Business Planning Workshop Series at the Chester County Economic Development Center in Exton, PA. This 9–part series that starts...

Advocacy 101: Effective Issue Campaigns


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Advocacy 101: Effective Issue Campaigns Whether it is funding for a project, a change in zoning rules, or big reform of City-wide development policies, elected officials make decisions every day that...

Frator Heru Institute Spring 2014 Workshops and Registration


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The Frator Heru Institute (TFHI) is a 501(c)(3) community-based educational consortium that offers to the community-at-large mobile classes, seminars, workshops, courses-on-demand, consultancy and...

Penn Treaty Soup: Raising Money One Bowl at a Time


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From PHENND VISTA Caitlin Roman: I’m excited to say that the school year at Penn Treaty is progressing well. Our seniors are starting to receive their first college acceptance letters (!!!!!),...

New Resources

Book and Review: Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted Out Cities


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Joyful Journey Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted Out Cities, by Mindy Thompson Fullilove, New Village Press, 2013, 333pp. $ (paper). Reviewed by Miriam Axel-Lute I’m...

Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities


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Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities Executive Summary This report presents the results of a survey of 25 of the cities whose mayors serve on The Conference of Mayors’...

Campus Philly’s Strategic Plan


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Campus Philly’s Strategic Plan This past year Campus Philly’s board of directors commissioned a strategic plan, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to guide us as we...

The Role of Local Food Systems in U.S. Farm Policy


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The Role of Local Food Systems in Farm Policy Summary Sales of locally produced foods comprise a small but growing part of agricultural sales.  USDA estimates that farm-level value of local food...

Community schools gaining traction under new funding formula in CA


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Community schools gaining traction under state’s new funding formula Efforts to create full-service community schools that focus on serving the “whole child” with a wide array of services are...

How to develop the next generation of transformational school leaders


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School leadership at the heart of reform A new paper from Bain & Company argues that transformational leadership is vital to solving the nation’s public-education crisis, but most school...

2013 Report: Volunteering and Civic Life in America


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Your neighbor. Your mother. The teacher at your son’s school. And you (we hope)! Millions of Americans make volunteering a priority in their lives. Our annual Volunteering and Civic Life in...

Building and Sustaining Partnerships to Advance a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda


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New Issue Brief:  Building and Sustaining Partnerships to Advance a Postsecondary Systems Change Agenda The OMG Center is publishing a series of Issue Briefs highlighting lessons from the Bill &...

New Report on Community Development Projects


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Report Documents Successful Community Revitalization Strategies New Report Released by Rapoza Associates on Community Development Projects Showcases 31 Projects Resulting in 6,000 Jobs in Communities...

Register your MLK Day of Service Project


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Participate in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20th The team here at the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll encourages your institution to...

Partnerships Classifieds

Spanish speaking volunteers needed, Graduation Coach Campaign


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Volunteer Opportunity with the Mayor’s Office of Education: NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS NEEDED! The Graduation Coach Campaign is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education.  The Campaign...

Call for Reviewers, 2014 Summer WorkReady Program


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The Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. (PYN), on behalf of The Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, a committee of the Philadelphia Works Board, is soliciting your help to serve as a...

Career Day volunteers, Kesington Health Sciences Academy


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Share your story at Kensington Health Sciences Academy’s Career Day Career Day preparations are in full swing! Please save the date for January 23rd from 10:00-1:30 in the gym. There will be...

Operation Warm Hearts Blanket Drive


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OPERATION WARM HEARTS PUBLIC PLEA OF URGENCY DO YOU HAVE A BLANKET TO SPARE? WARMING HOMELESS AND LOW INCOME HEARTS IN PHILADELPHIA FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON Operation Warm Hearts is a volunteer...

Bookstore Operations Intern, Tree House Books


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Bookstore Operations Intern, Tree House Books Posted on: November 25, 2013 Internship description “For me, the best thing about interning for Tree House was working in such a tranquil, hopeful...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

25th National Service-Learning Conference


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About MONUMENTAL: National Service-Learning Conference Don’t miss the opportunity to improve your practice, increase your leadership skills, and further your commitment to changing communities and...

Grant Opportunities

Disney Friends for Change U.S. Grants


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Disney Friends for Change Grants Deadline: February 6 YSA and Disney Friends for Change are offering young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $500 grant to help make a lasting, positive...

Program Administrator, Mantua in Action After School Program


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Request for Proposal December 10, 2013 Mantua In Action After School Program Program Administrator Scope of Work Drexel University is seeking a qualified and experienced Out of School Time Program...

American Honda Foundation


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American Honda Foundation Deadline: February 1, 2014 Meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting...

World We Want Foundation Grants


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World We Want Foundation Grants Deadline: Rolling The World We Want Foundation promotes and supports Young Global Citizens making positive social change in their communities and around the world....

Echoing Green Fellowships


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Echoing Green Fellowships Deadline: January 6 Echoing Green invests in outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to help them launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Dean of Culture, Wissahickon Charter School


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Dean of Culture, Wissahickon Charter School Overview Wissahickon Charter School is looking for a Dean of Culture. The Dean of Culture is responsible for maintaining a safe and positive school...

Lower School Director, Wissahickon Charter School


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Wissahickon Charter School Lower School Director – Fernhill Campus Overview Wissahickon Charter School is looking for a Lower School Director. The Lower School Director at Wissahickon Charter...

Miscellaneous

Tools to Create Social Change through Youth Farming and Gardening


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“Tools to Create Social Change through Youth Farming and Gardening” is a webinar on January 7 at 4:00 PM (EST). Food Project and Grow Dat Youth Farm will share their tools to impact education...

USDA: Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award


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USDA: Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award Each year, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium presents five exceptional...


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