The week of

March 24, 2014

Other Local Events and Workshops

Together in Struggle: Supporting Youth and Community Organizing Through Engaged Scholarship

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF URBAN PHILLY at the American Educational Research Association CONFERENCE Come to these great feature events to learn more or visit our website at Together in Struggle:...

American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference

American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference The AAACS is the United States chapter of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, a...

Healthcare and Housing right

Healthcare and Housing rights: Do you have questions about medical coverage, health insurance or your rights as a housing tenant? Then come attend this free event sponsored by leaders from the Health...

Passionate Conversations about Youth Development

Join us for next Sandbox Collective “Passionate Conversations about Youth Development” RSVP here The Goals of The Sandbox Collective: To create a monthly forum for networking, resource...

Our Schools are Not for Sale

Join the Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) of the American Educational Research Association for a Free Community Event Philadelphia teachers, parents,students, and communities discuss...

Film: Unacceptable Levels

Sue Duffy Arroyo writes: I’m helping to promote an environmentally-conscious documentary that’s coming to our area for one night only. It’s being screened on Thursday, April 10th at...

The (Non Partisan) Politics of Eating Right

The (Non Partisan) Politics of Eating Right MANNA celebrates National Nutrition Month with a very special Open House on Wednesday, March 26th from 3-5pm in the MANNA kitchen. Finally, an experience...

Not JUST Education: An examination of the role of arts and media in a just education

Not JUST Education: An examination of the role of arts and media in a just education – part 1 Monday, March 31, 2014, 5 pm: Arcadia University – Grey Towers Castle, Mirror Room This meeting...

What’s Wrong with Women’s History Month?

What’s Wrong with Women’s History Month? The average young person doesn’t know much about women in American history.  Alice Paul, anyone? The sad truth is that American young...

Creating Sustainable Funding For Your Nonprofit

Benevon sets sustainable funding workshop Benevon will sponsor a workshop, Creating Sustainable Funding For Your Nonprofit, on Tuesday, May 13th from 10-11:30am at the Parkway Central Library, 1901...

VISTA Networking Happy Hour

The SERVEPhiladelphia VISTA Professional Development Committee Presents: our 1st Networking Happy Hour Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (5:30p-7:30p) Las Cazuelas Restaurant 426 West Girard Avenue For more...

3rd Annual Youth Engagement Conference: The Next Level Leaders

Growing up in a big city today is not easy.   Every day youth in Philadelphia are faced with many obstacles.  The challenges vary from using the social media responsibly, driving safely,...

Growing Up Homeless Forum

GROWING UP HOMELESS FORUM Schools and Communities Responding to Students Experiencing Homelessness and High Mobility When: Friday April 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT Where: United Way of...

Citizens Planning Institute spring workshops

CPI opens registration for spring workshops With a growing number of Philadelphia residents taking a more active role in improving or shaping the future of their neighborhoods, the Citizens Planning...

Fundraising RX

Fundraising RX Fundraising RX is an interactive training that covers the fundamentals of fundraising, common misconceptions about making the “ask”, and provides insight into writing...

Planning a fundraiser

Planning a Fundraiser? How to Get from “Shoot Me Now” to “Shoot For The Stars” Yes, you really can make a profit on special events. Learn how to make your event worth the...

Celebrate West Philadelphia Wellness Day

Celebrate West Philadelphia Wellness Day – April 12, 2014 Health Checks, Music, and Fun for Kids of All Ages Planned for Penn Nursing’s Fourth Annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day Young...

Pedalogical Workshops

Good morning! I hope this finds you well and warm, as we inch towards to all who came out in February for my “Personal Strategic Planning,” “Make Work Work for You,” and...

Give Kids Sight Day: Free Eyecare and Eyeglasses

FREE EYE CARE & EYEGLASSES For children (18 years and under) who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome. Saturday,...

Film: Anonymous People

Two showings of The Anonymous People set The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT will sponsor two screenings of The Anonymous People, a feature-length documentary about the million...

Delaware County Feeding Forum

Delco forum discusses child hunger There are 42,000 children in Delaware County who qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school.  From 2008 to 2012, the number of eligible students rose 20%...

How the Business Community Can Lead on Early Education

Forum focuses on business leadership in early education United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia will present a forum of business and...

College Prep Roundtable: The Scholarship Search

What: The Scholarship Search When: March 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Where: Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 During this networking meeting we will have the...

New Resources

The State of Child Welfare 2014

The State of Child Welfare 2014 The report finds Pennsylvania has experienced several positive trends in the past five years as it works to improve its child welfare system, but more work remains. As...

Diversity Data on Children and Youth

Measures of Child Well Being & Equity The Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, with help from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, has launched , a website that...

Film: Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Movie Premiere Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves...

White House’s proposed education budget

The White House’s education wish list The president’s FY 2015 budget includes level funding for key formula programs and introduces several new competitive initiatives, reports Alyson...

Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding

Please see below for a recent study, in Education Week, on the positive effects of better school funding. The article “Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding” is also available at One of the...

Winter edition: PA Nutrition Education Food for Thought newsletter

The Winter 2014 edition of PA Nutrition Education Network’s Food for Thought newsletter is now available online! This edition is comprised of future events and past accomplishments. Find...

Can’t Wait List: Stories of the Affordable Housing Crisis

CAN’T WAIT LIST Website Aims to Collect Thousands of Stories Brought On By The Affordable Housing Crisis The is a webspace and storybank that will document the lives of countless individuals and...

Big Data and Social Research

Big Data and Social Research Leading tech companies have used big data techniques, which extract knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data, for commercial purposes and...

Miscellaneous

Youth Work Certificate Program

Register NOW for summer AND fall classes in the Youth Work Certificate Program at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). The three classes in the certificate are: 1. Intro. to Youth Work (101),...

Webinar: Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

Webinar: Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00 pm Eastern With so many people using these platforms, social media can be an effective tool for raising awareness about...

Innovating to End Urban Poverty

Innovating to End Urban Poverty March 27-28, 2014 University of Southern California Register: Online live stream Description: 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional War...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Summer Camp positions, Neighborhood Bike Works

Neighborhood Bike Works has a few open positions for our summer camps. Please help spread the word by posting the job descriptions in your newsletters or forwarding them to folks who might be a great...

AmeriCorps positions, Digital Service Fellows

The Urban Technology Project (UTP) team is in the process of recruiting Digital Service Fellows (DSF) candidates for the class of 2015. The DSF program offers recent Philadelphia public high school...

VISTA positions, New Foundations Charter School

NFCS is a K-12 public charter school located in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. NFCS was established in 2000 as a k-8 school with a mission to provide students with the academic,...

Local Food Operations Fellow, Common Market Philadelphia

Local Food Operations Fellow, Common Market Philadelphia Posted on: March 13, 2014 The Opportunity: Common Market Philadelphia is looking for an energetic, organized self-starter seeking to launch...

Coordinator, Member Relations, Philabundance

Coordinator – Member Relations (Monitor), Philabundance Posted on: March 13, 2014 About Philabundance:Hunger is a community-wide problem that requires community support. Philabundance has a...

Content Editor, Solutions for Progress

Content Editor, Solutions for Progress, Inc. Posted on: March 14, 2014 Solutions for Progress (SfP) is a mission-driven company committed to assisting low-and moderate-income individuals and families...

AmeriCorps Community Projects Coordinator, YouthBuild Philadelphia

AmeriCorps Community Projects Coordinator, YouthBuild Philadelphia Posted on: March 14, 2014 YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is an education and job-training program for young adults who have...

Director of Integrated Health Services, Project HOME

Director of Integrated Health Services, Project HOME Posted on: March 14, 2014 Job description The Director of Integrated Health Services is a Family Medicine physician who is responsible for...

Housing Operations Coordinator, Project HOME

Housing Operations Coordinator, Project HOME Posted on: March 14, 2014 Project HOME – A Great Place to Work and Make A Difference! The mission of Project HOME is to empower adults, children,...

Government Services Coordinator, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Government Services Coordinator, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning – CAEL Posted on: March 12, 2014 Overview:The Government Affairs Coordinator is responsible for sourcing and...

AmeriCorps positions, Rebuilding Together

CapacityCorps is currently accepting applications for our August 2014 class of AmeriCorps members, who will serve from August 2014 – June 2015.  Though the postings state that the deadline to...

Director of Programs, Bread & Roses Community Fund

Posted March 3, 2014 Bread & Roses Community Fund Seeks Director of Programs Do you want to help grassroots community groups get the funding they need to create real change in the Philadelphia...

Development Director, Kids Smiles

Purpose and Scope The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy for the organization. Reporting to the CEO, the incumbent will be responsible...

Field Organizer, Enroll America

Field Organizer Summary Organizers will be responsible for the on-the-ground execution of the field plan through a combination of metrics-based program evaluation and relationship building....

Philadelphia Teacher Residency

Group seeks math, science professionals to teach in city The Philadelphia Education Fund’s Philadelphia Teacher Residency (PTR) is asking for help in referring math and science professionals who...

various positions, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is continuing to build its founding team.  We are in the process of hiring our third cohort of faculty and staff members. The following positions are available:...

Grant Opportunities

Chester County TANF Youth Program Provider

Chesco issues TANF youth RFP The Chester County Department of Community Development and Workforce Investment Board has announced the availability of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2014 DPW...

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) In FY 2014 NIFAs CFPGCP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects...

American Honda Foundation: Grants for Education

American Honda Foundation: Grants for Education The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for...

Target: Arts and Culture in Schools Grants

Target: Arts and Culture in Schools Grants Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grants help schools and nonprofits to bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students. These programs must...

Target: Early Childhood Reading Grants

Target: Early Childhood Reading Grants Target Early Childhood Reading Grants promote a love of reading and encourages young children to read together with their families by supporting programs such...

Bureau of Autism Services Family and Individial Mini-Grants

BUREAU OF AUTISM SERVICES 2014 FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL MINI-GRANTS The Bureau of Autism Services of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grants...

College Board Award for Excellence in the Arts

College Board Seeks Application for 2014 College Board Award for Excellence in the Arts DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2014 The College Board is accepting applications for the 2014 College Board Award for...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) Activity Description The IOM/NRC Board on Children, Youth, and Families, in collaboration with the IOM’s Board on Global Health, has...

NeighborWorks Training and Certification

NeighborWorks Training and Certification Registration Now Open for the Louisville Training Institute Louisville, KY | May 19-23, 2014 Join us in Louisville for a week of cutting-edge learning and...

Call for Blog Posts: School Transformation

LAEP announces a blog focused on school transformation and is looking for voices from the field that address the Six Core Elements we use as our model. We invite teachers, students, parents, policy...

Call for Proposals: Civic Mission of Schools

The 61st Annual Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Conference October 16—October 18, 2014 Frank J.  Pasquerilla Conference Center 301 Napoleon Street Johnstown, PA 15901 Conference Theme:...

Call for Workshops: From Civil Rights to Critical Engagement

The Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference invites Workshop and Poster Session Proposals for the Fourth Annual Conference which will be held October 15 – 17, 2014 at the Downtown Omni Hotel in...

Partnerships Classifieds

Audio Visual Specialist, CADCOM

Title of Position: Audio Visual Specialist Salary Range: VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION The Audio Visual Specialist will be required to use various media tools to visually document and present the impact of...

Volunteers needed for MS Walks

Volunteers needed for MS Walks Two Walk MS events will take place soon in Philadelphia and Delaware County. The Delaware County event will take place on April 27th at Ridley Creek State Park....

volunteers needed, United2Feed event

United2Feed volunteers needed United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is recruiting volunteers during National Volunteer Week (April 5-12) to help in pre- and post-event activities...


Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.

Get the Update Delivered
Subscribe