The week of

March 16, 2015

PHENND Events/Activities

2015 PHENND Annual Report

PHENND

2015  PHENND Annual Report We are pleased to share the new PHENND Annual Report which profiles our accomplishments during the 2013-2014 academic year. The report also includes brief summaries from...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Genomics for Teachers

University of Pennsylvania

Drug target identification and translational research using RNA sequencing in single cells This free session will provide an overview of the latest technologies and directions in the field of...

Esperanza College Open Houses

Eastern University

Esperanza College of Eastern University is holding two Open House events in March. The Admissions Team is inviting students and family members to learn more about opportunities available at Esperanza...

AmeriCorps VISTA’s 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight

Corporation for National and Community Service

Make Poverty History Join Us AmeriCorps VISTA’s 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight April 24, 2015 1-5 PM National Constitution Center Philadelphia, PA Reception to follow Register...

Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference

Chester County Community Collaborative

Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference Saturday, April 11, 2015 8 AM – 3 PM Free Event! HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL 400 Montgomery Avenue West Chester, PA Celebrate: We Can Do This! Event...

Do Black and Brown Lives Matter? Reframing Public Media Racial Narratives for Urban Schooling

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. James Peterson: Do Black and Brown Lives Matter? Reframing Public Media Racial Narratives for Urban Schooling Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 4:30pm – 6:45pm Lecture: 4:30PM-5:45PM,...

School to Prison Pipeline

University of Pennsylvania

Penn GSE Presents an evening with Anna Deavere Smith – Actress, Playwright, Social Commentator – “The School to Prison Pipeline” March 30, 2015, 5:00-7:00 PM RSVP required....

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Network Meeting

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable

What: Phila College Prep Roundtable Network Meeting When: March 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Where: Temple University’s Ritter Annex – KIVA Auditorium located at 1301 Cecil B. Moore...

Organizations sought for OppFest 2015, UArts

University of the Arts

The Career Services Office at the University of the Arts invites you to OppFest 2015 on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please join us at this free campus event. This event will...

Principal/Teacher Candidate Meets & Greets

School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia April Principal/Teacher Candidate Meets & Greets and Teacher Leaders Panel We’re excited to invite you to attend our upcoming Principal/Teacher...

Eats and Beats Dinner

University of Pennsylvania

Eats and Beats Newman Center 3720 Chestnut Street – the entrance to the event is on Sansom Street between 37th and 38th March 28, 2015 5:30-8:30 pm Eats and Beats is a community event including...

Creating Sustainable Funding For Your Nonprofit

Free Library of Philadelphia

Tuesday, April 21 | 1:30 to 3:00 Parkway Central Library | 1st Floor | Room 108 Join Benevon for this free seminar to learn how to implement a mission-based system for raising sustainable funding...

Fiscal Sponsorship 101

Free Library of Philadelphia

Fiscal Sponsorship 101 Wednesday, April 15 | 4:00 to 6:00 Parkway Central Library | 4th Floor | Rooms 405-407 Fiscal sponsorship is a great way to quickly start and incubate a nonprofit, as well as...

Philadelphia Festival of Play Open House

Pop Up Play

Attend an Open House on Wed. April 15th to find out about the best leadership opportunity for youth in the City of Philadelphia right now, and how YOU and YOUR YOUTH can take part. Pop-up Play is...

Fighting Childhood Hunger When School is Out

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Fighting Childhood Hunger When School is Out: Learn How You Can Host a Summer Meals Site Do you know children in your community who rely on school meals and risk going hungry during summer months?...

New Resources

Battling America’s other PTSD crisis


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Battling America’s other PTSD crisis Research shows that inner-city violence can be as traumatizing as war. A program in Philadelphia is pioneering new ways to treat the urban wounded [new research...

School District of Philadelphia’s new Strategic PLan

School District of Philadelphia

From Superintendent William Hite: I am excited to share with you the latest update to the District’s strategic vision, Action Plan Building on our four Anchor Goals, the plan continues our...

Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Economic Inclusion

PolicyLink

New Publication: Anchor Strategies for a Stronger Economy How can hospitals, universities, and other anchor institutions foster more inclusive growth? Read our new brief, Leveraging Anchor...

Lessons from the Lunchroom: Childhood Obesity, School Lunch

Union of Concerned Scientists

Lessons from the Lunchroom: Childhood Obesity, School Lunch, and the Way to a Healthier Future (2015) Children need healthy food. This should go without saying, but the current food system makes it...

New Report on SNAP participation rates by state

U.S. Department of Agriculture

SNAP Participation Rates Rise, but Working Poor Still Often Left Out The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation rate among eligible households was 83 percent in 2012-a 5...

Tax Preparer’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Starting with the 2014 tax filing season, tax returns will include new questions and forms related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities developed The Tax...

County Day of Recognition for National Service

Corporation for National and Community Service

Every day, in counties across America, national service is tackling tough problems and strengthening communities. On April 7, 2015, county leaders across the nation will recognize the impact of...

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Penn State University

The editorial team is pleased to announce that Volume 3 of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research has been published online. Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning...

Currents in Teaching and Learning: service-learning edition

Worcester State University

Currents in Teaching and Learning Special edition on Service-Learning This special edition of Currents in Teaching and Learning points a wide-angle lens on the pedagogy of service-learning. In...

New Book: Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building


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Building Together: Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building by Roger Katan Participatory planning, far from being a fashionable or politically correct form of practice, is...

New Book: Community Projects as Social Activism


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Community Projects as Social Activism: From Direct Action to Direct Services by Benjamin Shepard With the correct guidance and a well-researched plan, it is possible to create lasting positive change...

Worst Case Housing Needs: 2015 Report to Congress

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finds that worst case housing needs decreased during the 2011-to-2013 period but persist at high levels across demographic groups, household...

Book: Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America


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Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America by William H. Frey This book describes the new racial demographic shifts in the US and their implications. The author draws on...

Connect2Ccomplete Resource Guide for Community Colleges

Campus Compact

Reserve Your Free Copy of the Connect2Ccomplete Resource Guide for Community Colleges The success of the C2C program has prompted Campus Compact to create the C2C Resource Guide to help colleges...

Partnerships Classifieds

Call for Proposals: 27th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference

Mayor's Commission on Literacy

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development, invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 27th annual...

Social Media Intern, Graduation Coach Campaign

Mayor’s Office of Education

The Graduation Coach Campaign is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education that provides information, strategies, and resources to adults so that they can better guide their students through...

bike riders needed, Gearing Up

Gearing Up

Gearing Up seeks volunteers to pedal with us! Do you like riding your bicycle? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you want to empower women from all backgrounds to bike through...

Puentes Summer 2015 Internship

Puentes de Salud

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for Puentes Hacia el Futuro, Puentes de Salud’s Education and Wellness program, for summer 2015. Puentes Hacia el Futuro is...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Applications: Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders

Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research

The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) invites applications for its Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders in Peru scheduled for July 6 – July 17, 2015. The...

Sustainable City Year Conference

University of Oregon

Learn the tools you need to launch an award-winning catalytic learning model at your university What is the Sustainable City Year Program model? The SCY model is a catalytic learning model first...

Equity Summit 2015

Policy Link

Are you all in for inclusion, justice, and prosperity? Register NOW for Equity Summit 2015. Join thousands of committed advocates and leaders from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York,...

Authentic Leadership through Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Community College National Center for Community Engagement

Register NOW for the 24th Annual International Conference hosted by The Community College National Center for Community Engagement Tuesday, May 19 – Thursday May 21, 2015 at the DoubleTree...

Grant Opportunities

Grants to Improve Long Term Care

North Penn Community Health Foundation

Grants to Improve Long Term Care Available Again The North Penn Community Health Foundation is again accepting applications from organizations that wish to improve the system of long term care and...

Community Conservation Partnerships Program

Department of Environmental Protection

Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) of the PA Department of Environmental Protection Land Acquisition and Conservation These projects involve the purchase and/or donation of land for...

2015 Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced a Request for Proposals for the 2015 Fuller Challenge. Through the annual program, the institute invites activists, architects, artists, designers,...

Awards for Service Members and Families

Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation Seeks Proposals for Newman’s Own Awards for Service Members and Families The Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports America’s military...

Public Health Nurse Leaders Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications to its Public Health Nurse Leaders Program. When PHNLs have the leadership skills to develop and implement community-based strategies to...

Eliminating Health Disparities Awards

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities program. Through the program, the foundation will award a total of ten grants...

Ecotech Grants

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, a new initiative to support projects that motivate children through the...

First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Research Projects

University of South Carolina

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Invites Applications for Research Projects The University of South Carolina’s National Resource Center for the...

2015 Transformation Awards

Leeway Foundation

The Leeway Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Transformation Award, an annual award program that provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans artists living in the...

Cooking Matters at the Store

Share Our Strength

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook...

Knight News Challenge on Elections

Knight Foundation

The Knight News Challenge on Elections is now open for applications, asking people to submit ideas that address the question: How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement, Widener University

Widener University

Widener University is an innovative, metropolitan university that combines academic quality with career preparation along with a deep commitment to civic engagement. Widener consistently ranks in the...

Project Manager, Research and Evaluation Group

Public Health Management Corporation

PROJECT MANAGER Research & Evaluation Group at PHMC POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR EXTERNAL POSTING POSTING DATE: March 4, 2015 ABOUT PHMC: PHMC is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit corporation founded in 1972....

Miscellaneous

City of Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

Mayor’s Office of Policy Planning and Coordination

City of Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition Spring 2015 Mayor Michael A. Nutter created the Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition in 2014 as an opportunity for college students to...

Public Service Pathways: Exploring Frameworks and Tools

Campus Compact of the Mountain West

Webinar: Public Service Pathways: Exploring Frameworks and Tools for Social Change Education and Research March 19, 2015, 12 pm PST, 1 pm MST, 2 pm CST, 3 pm EST Register now for this one hour...

Call for nominations, David Acosta Revolutionary Leader Award

GALAEI

DARLA 2015 Nomination Form In 2009, Mayor Michael Nutter proclaimed April 16th to be GALAEI Day in Philadelphia. In honor of GALAEI Day, we will honor two individuals (one youth, one adult) that show...

Employers of National Service and AmeriCorps VISTA Champions of Change

White House

The White House is honoring outstanding members of our community—and we need your nominations for three awards by midnight ET, Monday, March 23. We are accepting AmeriCorps VISTA and Employers of...

MOOC: Reclaiming Broken Places: an Introduction to Civic Ecology

Harvard University

Reclaiming Broken Places: an Introduction to Civic Ecology Harvard EdX/CornellX MOOC April 10-May 22, 2015 To Register: Instructor: Marianne Krasny Co-instructor: Keith Tidball; Teaching Assistant:...

Native Plant Education Projects

Wild Ones

Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is accepting applications from projects designed to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature using native plants....


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