The week of

December 08, 2014

Other Local Events and Workshops

Learn to Skate Class

Friends of Laura Sims Skatehouse

Laura Sims Skate House in Cobbs Creek Park, 63rd and Walnut Streets begins its second Learn to Skate Class Schedule. Registration for December for children and adults. Classses held Saturday mornings...

Mindset, Grit and Optimism: Promoting Skills that Lead to Academic Tenacity

Center for Schools and Communities

Research shows that non-cognitive factors such as mindset, students’ beliefs about their intelligence and abilities, their habits of self-control and their reactions to everyday setbacks can...

PD for Biology and Life Science Teachers

University of Pennsylvania

This PD will include two hands-on activities using model chromosomes to understand mitosis, meiosis and fertilization and a lecture on the genetics of food. Philadelphia teachers will receive the...

High School Application Night

Philadelphia Schools Partnership

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION NIGHT! FREE help with the School District’s new online-only application – due on December 12! Wednesday, December 10th 6-8 pm in 7 Free Library Locations: Center...

Physics for the Season of Lights: The Physics of Motion

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the 18th (!!) annual Physics for the Season of Lights: The Physics of Motion Monday, January 12, 2015 & Tuesday,...

Physicians for Social Responsibility 35th Anniversary

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Celebrate the holidays and 35 years of PSR accomplishments at The Oaks Cloister! Please join Dr. Walter Tsou, PSR Philadelphia President, and the PSR Board in our anniversary celebration at the...

Healthcare Enrollment Night

Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church

Do you need health insurance? You can sign up for Obamacare (the Federal Marketplace) until February 15. And you can get FREE HELP at many sites in your community. Walk in or call for appointment:...

Combing Sports and Other Topics

Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

December PYSC Networking Seminar Wednesday, December 15th 9:30-11:30am At The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, 1954 Pattinson Ave – Philadelphia, PA 19145 Topic: “Combing Sports and...

Jordan on the Syrian Border: An International Town Hall


Join WHYY for a live conversation with NPR’s Jacki Lyden in this unique opportunity for international dialogue. America Abroad, PRI’s monthly radio documentary series, is connecting...

New Resources

Patchwork: Stories of Gardens and Community

Community Works Institute

Patchwork offers an inspired collection of vignettes that explore the reasons why people choose to garden together in community. Patchwork includes first person oral histories from ten community...

Community Beautification Resource Guide

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Community Beautification Resource Guide The vitality and economic integrity of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods depends on them being safe and clean. Neighborhoods that are...

National Study on Learning Voting and Engagement


Are your students voting? Find out by signing up for the National Study on Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), a free opportunity to learn your student registration and voting rates for the 2012...

Skills for Success: Supporting and Assessing Key Habits, Mindsets, and Skills in PreK-12

New America Foundation

Academic tenacity. Perseverance toward long-term goals. Emotional intelligence. These kinds of habits, mindsets, and non-technical skills are integral to academic, professional, and personal success....

Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

Community Works Institute

Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators By STUART GRAUER For a new teachers, Real Teachers, is a must read, and with haste before the educational system wears you into their decided groove....

Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study

University of California at Berkeley

Early childhood teachers: critical and underpaid A new report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, a follow-up of a report 25 years earlier, finds that despite a two-fold increase...

Greater Philadelphia AIDS Resource Guide

Philadelphia FIGHT

As World AIDS Day has arrived, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that 2013 The Greater Philadelphia AIDS Resource Guide is available at The AIDS Library, 1233 Locust Street, 2nd...

How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact

Forum for Youth Investment

Approximately 15 percent of Americans live in Over 49 million Americans live in households that experience hunger at some point in the  Scores on reading achievement for 17 year olds have not...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer Tax Preparers needed, Campaign for Working Families

Campaign for Working Families

Help Working Families. Build Your Resume. Volunteer at Tax Time! The Campaign for Working Families invites you to join the team of over 700 volunteers to save working families thousands of dollars in...

Save the Date: Global Youth Service Day 2015

Youth Service America

Save the Date: Global Youth Service Day 2015 is April 17-19 Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers: Community Engagement Institute 2015

Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership

Community Engagement Institute 2015 Call For Papers:  Due February 1, 2015 Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane...

Future of Food and Nutrition Graduate Student Research Conference

Tufts University

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 9th annual “Future of Food and Nutrition” Graduate Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Friedman School...

Call for Proposals: Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning

Volunteer Tennessee

Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning March 8-10, 2015, Franklin, TN Call for Proposals Deadline: January 12, 2015 The fifth annual Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and...

Grant Opportunities

NFWF Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

2015 NFWF Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program Invites Applications The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is inviting applications for the Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program, a...

Crayola Creative Leadership Grants


Crayola Invites Proposals from Elementary Schools for 2015 Creative Leadership Grants Crayola, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications...

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Inequality Research

Russell Sage Foundation

One of the oldest foundations in America, the Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United...

National Center for Best Practices in School-Age Care and Summer Learning

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care announces the availability of up to $2,000,000 to be competitively awarded for a National Center for Best Practices in School-Age...

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants

Youth Service America

YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are looking for 100 of the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. $400 grants are available...

2015 Summer Reading Grants

Dollar General

The Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries for the purpose of hiring summer teen interns to assist with summer reading activities. The Summer Reading Resources...

Women’s Way’s Action Partners 2.0

Women's Way

WOMEN’S WAY is pleased to announce the launch of the Action Partners grantmaking program, where high performing women-led organizations serving the needs of women and girls will be eligible to...

International Reading Association Teacher as Researcher Grant

International Reading Association

IRA Invites Proposals for 2015 Teacher as Researcher Grant The International Reading Association is a global nonprofit network of individuals and institutions committed to promoting literacy around...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA, Promise Zone Initiative, SERVE Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia

SERVE Philadelphia is recruiting a candidate for 1 AmeriCorps VISTA position to support Philadelphia’s Promise Zone Initiative To Apply: CLICK HERE &fromSearch=true The City of Philadelphia...

Customer Service Manager, Bicycle Transit Systems

Bicycle Transit Systems

Bicycle Transit Systems (Bike Transit) aims to be the global leader in bike share system implementation and operation. Leveraging over 25 years combined experience of our staff in sustainable...

Art Teacher, Educators 4 Education

Educators 4 Education

Educators 4 Education (E4E) out-of-school time program for youth, kindergarten through 8th grade in Southwest Philadelphia, is looking to hire a passionate and experienced art teacher. All candidates...


School Bullying and Social Emotional Learning

Center for Schools and Communities

In recent years, the focus of most bullying prevention efforts in schools has been on systemic approaches to improving school climate and bystander behavior. This focus is warranted based upon what...

Planning and Preparing: Collaborating with Partners to Develop Service-Learning

National Youth Leadership Council

NYLC Webinar: Planning and Preparing: Collaborating with Partners to Develop Service-Learning The second of five webinars exploring the IPARD/C student experiences cycle, participants will explore...

Elementary My Dear Watson: A Service Project is Easier Than You Think

Youth Service America

This webinar will focus on the ‘investigation stage’ of creating your own service project. Learn from a youth service leader (Matthew Kaplan, The BE ONE Project), a teacher (Rachel Brunson), and...

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