The week of

April 28, 2014

Other Local Events and Workshops

National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


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National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care May 29-30, 2014 Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Registration is now open for the 2014 National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster...

Facilitator Train-the-Trainer Series


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Are you looking to connect with other Philadelphia-area trainers, educators, and organizers in a learning community? Want to go a little more in-depth into the theory and practice of participatory...

Stand Up for the Arts


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Stand Up for the Arts Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, Room 222 Join diverse young artists, child development experts and...

The Role of Board and Senior Management in Financial Oversight


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THE ROLE OF THE BOARD AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT May 16, 2014 At the offices of DLA Piper 500 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC with videoconference sites at: Atlanta, Austin,...

Wall Ball 2014


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Wall Ball 2014 UNION TRANSFER 1026 Spring Garden Street THURSDAY, MAY 29TH THIS YEAR’S HONOREES JOE GOLDBLUM MURAL ARTS BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT OF G-II EQUITY INVESTORS M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN...

Philadelphia STEM Summit


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Philadelphia STEM Summit String Theory Schools & UNCF Present In Partnership with William Penn Coalition Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Philadelphia , PA Join us for a...

Game-themed PhilanthroParty for PCAT


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POPULAR CHARITY EVENT RAFFLES GAME-THEMED PACKAGES FOR A GOOD CAUSE Gaming-themed PHILANTHROPARTY: Thursday, May 8 Welcome to the next-gen of philanthropy! Give & Get is back with a gaming-themed...

New Resources

Asset-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education


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Minnesota Campus Compact is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Asset-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education. The book, edited by John Hamerlinck and Julie Plaut, contains...

Policy Brief: School Garden Programs


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School Garden Programs are on the Rise in US Public Elementary Schools, but are Less Common in Schools with Economically Disadvantaged Student Populations School garden programs can increase...

Development Without Displacement


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Policies for Developing Without Displacement The latest boom in cities can mean rising housing prices and the increased risk that low-income communities of color will be pushed or priced out. Causa...

Clean Water Strong Communities


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Water, Water, Everywhere Cities are investing billions in sorely needed water system upgrades over the next 20 years, and many of those dollars will flow through low-income communities and...

Camden Goodness Project


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There are good things that happen in Camden and Hopeworks is proud to be one of 12 local organizations involved in the Camden Goodness Project. The is the product of these local Camden agencies and...

Half of PA Schools Don’t Meet Proficiency Expectations


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Half of PA Schools Don’t Meet Proficiency Expectations A new analysis from the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia finds 49 percent of Pennsylvania public schools fail to meet the...

Low numbers for Teacher Engagement


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Hope and engagement aren’t frills Regarding the recent Gallup poll that asked teachers, principals, students, and other professionals about their hope, emotional engagement, and wellbeing at...

Impact of School Turnaround on Teacher Turnover


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What price turnarounds? At 16 of the 17 Chicago public schools that underwent turnaround between 2007 and 2011, more than half the teachers hired in the first year had left by the third, reports...

Brown v. Board at 60


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60 years after Brown A new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that school segregation remains a central feature of American public education 60 years after Brown vs. Topeka Board of...

Juvenile justice: Part of the problem


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Juvenile justice: Part of the problem A new report from the Southern Education Foundation finds that youth in the juvenile-justice system — predominately minority males, incarcerated for minor...

Partnerships Classifieds

Teen Program Summer Intern, Project H.O.M.E.


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Project Teen Program Summer Intern The summer intern working with the teen program will oversee and manage the Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market and assist with associated tasks as necessary,...

Communications and Fundraising Internship, Committee of Seventy


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2014 Communications and Fundraising Internship The Committee of Seventy fights for honest and effective government, fair elections and better informed citizens in Philadelphia and the region. We...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for presentations: Conference for Community Arts Education


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Call for presentations: Conference for Community Arts Education November 19-22, 2014; Los Angeles, Calif. Deadline: May 15, 2014 This year’s conference will focus on collaboration to engender...

Call for Syllabi: Community Organizing


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Are you teaching about community organizing or one of its related fields?  If so, I invite you to send your syllabus (or a link to it), for the COMM-ORG syllabi collection. If your syllabus is not...

Call for Syllabi: Community Organizing


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Are you teaching about community organizing or one of its related fields? If so, I invite you to send your syllabus (or a link to it), for the COMM-ORG syllabi collection. If your syllabus is not...

Grant Opportunities

Funding for AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary and 9/11 Day of Service Activities


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PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service Announcement of Grant Availability (AGA): Funding for AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary and 9/11 Day of Service Activities DUE: May 29, 2014 Grant...

Research Grants for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition


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National Resource Center for First-Year Experience Invites Applications for Paul F. Fidler Research Grants DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2014 The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and...

Lincoln’s Legacy Award: College Readiness


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Lincoln Financial Group Invites Submissions for 2014 Lincoln’s Legacy Award DEADLINE: JUNE 6, 2014 Lincoln Financial Group is inviting submissions for the Lincoln’s Legacy Award, an annual...

Moyer Foundation


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Moyer Foundation Seeks Applications for Youth Grief, Substance Abuse Programs DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2014 Established in 2000, the Seattle-based Moyer Foundation supports programs that serve the...

Social Justice Photography Projects


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Open Society Foundations Invites Applications for Social Justice Photography Projects DEADLINE: JULY 8, 2014 The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is accepting applications for photography...

Annie’s Grants for Gardens


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Annie’s Grants for Gardens Deadline: June 2 Annie’s offers grants to school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or...

EarthEcho Expedition Student Achievement Grants


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EarthEcho Expedition Student Achievement Grants Deadline: June 1 Teachers are invited to apply for EarthEcho Expedition Student Achievement grants of up to $2,000 to support projects that mitigate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Community Development Intern, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


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Community Development Intern – 2 Positions 12- Month Position – up to 15 hours/Week– Paid Background Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), widely recognized as the nation’s...

VISTA, Higher Education Network Coordinator, United Way of Lehigh Valley


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Higher Education Network Coordinator Member Duties : This VISTA will develop a network of the 11 institutions of Higher Education entities in the Lehigh Valley that meets regularly for the purposes...

VISTA, Capacity Building Coordinator, United Way of the Lehigh Valley


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Capacity Building Coordinator Member Duties : Strengthen the way United Way Community Schools interact with and grow community partners in support of strong educational opportunities for low-income...

VISTA Kindergarten Readiness Outreach Coordinator, UW of Lehigh Valley


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Kindergarten Readiness Outreach Coordinator Member Duties : VISTA will identify how early learning providers are currently connected to public schools in 17 school districts in Lehigh Valley. VISTA...

VISTA, Community School Outreach – Lehigh Valley


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Community School Outreach – Lehigh Valley Member Duties : The VISTA will help in developing a sustainable elementary to middle school transition plan; continue the media plan to communicate...

Pt-Time Fundraiser, United Way of GPSNJ in DelCo


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The Delaware County office of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is currently recruiting for a  part-time temporary fundraising professional. The position usually called...

Summer Camp Leader, Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association


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Summer Camp Group Leader Position to begin June 23, 2014 DESCRIPTION: Based in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association...

Miscellaneous

Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship Webinar


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Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship Webinar Wednesday, May 20, 2014 1:00pm to 2:00pm Did you know that 54% of employers indicate they are looking for entrepreneurial experience? Or that by 2020, it’s...

Affordable Loans for Home Repair


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TIME TO REPAIR! AFFORDABLE LOANS AVAILABLE The Urban Affairs Coalition has launched a spring campaign to promote affordable loans for home repairs and energy-related improvements, and to consolidate...

Free Library to offer free SAT Prep


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Due to popular demand, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be offering a 5-week series of SAT prep classes from the week of April 28th – the week of May 26th at three Library locations. These...

Youth Engaged 4 Change Contest


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Youth Engaged 4 Change Contest Deadline: May 4 YE4C wants to hear how youth make a difference directly from the experts: young change makers like you. Can you think of a time when you were eager to...

K-12 Meteorological Education Projects


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National Weather Association Invites Applications for K-12 Meteorological Education Projects DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 The National Weather Association is accepting applications for the Sol Hirsch...

International Reading Association Teacher Recognition Grant


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International Reading Association Invites Applications for Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2014 The International Reading Association is a nonprofit network of...

Costs and Benefits of Preventing Lead Exposure


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PEPH Webinar: The Costs and Benefits of Preventing Lead Exposure – Putting Economics into the Picture May 7, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm As a society, we often make choices of what we can afford....

L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth


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L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Deadline: June 25 L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth program celebrates everyday women who follow their true passion to make a difference in the world...

National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program


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National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program Deadline: June 19 The National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program is for young leaders who want to take their campaigns, causes,...


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