The week of

May 18, 2015

Other Local Events and Workshops

Five Critical Success Factors: A Workshop for Small Business Growth & Success

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State Great Valley Presents: The Five Critical Success Factors: A Workshop for Small Business Growth & Success Thursday, June 18, 2015 am – pm Philadelphia Navy Yard Bldg 661, Symposium...

Breakfast with the Stars: Major Gifts Edition

Here's My Chance

Breakfast with the Stars: Major Gifts Edition Learn From Philly’s Top Fundraisers Hosted by Here’s My Chance THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA 1901 Vine Street, Fourth Floor, Philadelphia,...

Phila College Prep Roundtable Meeting

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable

What: PCPR Meeting Date and Time: May 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Where: Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Phila, PA 19102 RSVP: Network roundtable discussions: “It’s Post May...

I’m FREE Partners in Freedom event

I'm FREE (Females Reentering Empowering Each Other)

I’m FREE invites you to the 2nd Annual PARTNERS IN FREEDOM Fundraising Event and Award Presentation Honoring Activist Chaplain Phyllis B. Taylor, Keynote Speaker – Dr. Beth E. Richie...

OST Career Ladders and Professional Development

University of Pennsylvania

Next Peer Networking Meeting: Register Today! Out-of-School Time Career Ladders and Professional Development Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:30 – 11:30 AM Location: PHMC, 1500 Market Street, Lower...

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable’s 7th Professional Conference

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable

Join us for the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable’s 7th Professional Conference: It’s A New Day: Growing in the Midst of Change Saint Joseph’s University – Campion Student Center...

Addressing Challenges to HIV Adherence Research and Practice in Low-Resource Settings

University of Pennsylvania

Robert Remien, Professor of Clinical Psychology Columbia University Medical Center “Addressing Challenges to HIV Adherence Research and Practice in Low-Resource Settings” Thursday, May 21st,...

The Intersection of Early Childhood and Immigration Policy

Public Health Management Corporation

Meet us at The Intersection of  Early Childhood and Immigration Policy Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Public Health Management Corporation Centre Square East...

LIVE FEST Basketball Tournament and Film Screening

Tree House Books

Saturday, May 23rd 12PM-7PM “LIVE FEST” Join us for Tree House Books’ 10th Anniversary, 16th & Philly Basketball Tournament & Philadelphia Urban Creators’ 2015...

Summer Book Camps

Tree House Books

Registration for Tree House Books’ Summer Book Camps: [Monday – Thursday, 1:00-4:00 starting July 6th 2015] Tree House Books’ 4-week summer camp is a diverse learning experience for...

Free CEUs for Teachers at Media Literacy Conference

National Association for Media Literacy Education

On June 26 – 27, educators, researchers, librarians and youth-media experts will converge in Philadelphia for two energetic days of idea-sharing, brainstorming, and professional development and...

Aviation Summer Camp for Juniors

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

CURRENT JUNIOR SUMMER CAMP Where: Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 3001 Grant Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19114 When: July 13th-17th,2015 and July 20th-24th,2015 From: 9 am till 4 pm Breakfast and lunch...

New Resources

Integrating Play Into Frameworks of Middle Grades Teaching

American Educational Research Association

Toward More Joyful Learning: Integrating Play Into Frameworks of Middle Grades Teaching Recent efforts to define qualities of effective teaching practice have done little to capture the role of...

Book Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

National Housing Institute

This Book Changes Everything Book Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein By Ted Wysocki Posted on March 11, 2015 “Because the thing about a crisis this big, this...

College Access, Initial College Choice and Degree Completion

National Bureau of Economic Research

The relatively low degree completion rate of college students has prompted debate over the extent to which the problem is attributable to the students or to their choice of colleges. Estimating the...

Low-Income Working Families: The Race/Ethnic Divide

The Working Poor Families Project

There is a large and growing economic divide among America’s million working families, with whites and Asians at the top and other racial/ethnic groups falling behind. In 2013, working families...

What does middle class mean?

American Enterprise Institute

“Middle-class economics” has been a focal point of President Obama’s latest economic proposals. What does it mean to be middle class? The March issue of AEI’s Political Report examines how...

Widening Rural-Urban Disparities in Youth Suicides

Journal of the American Medical Association

Importance Little is known about recent trends in rural-urban disparities in youth suicide, particularly sex- and method-specific changes. Documenting the extent of these disparities is critical for...

Comparable but Unequal: School Funding Disparities

Center for American Progress

Comparable but Unequal: School Funding Disparities By Robert Hanna, Max Marchitello, and Catherine Brown March 2015 In 1954, the Supreme Court made clear with its Brown v. Board of Education...

Where Have All the Teachers Gone

National Public Radio

New teachers decline New-teacher numbers are way down in states producing many of the nation’s teachers, reports Eric Westervelt for NPR. In California, teacher-training enrollment fell 53...

The Project-Based Learning Continuum


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Developed out of work with the Gates Foundation, this chart shows the development of project-based learning across four stages of increasing complexity and student ownership.  Stage four of this...

The Secrets of Social Fundraising Success

Network for Good

How to crush your fundraising goals with peer-powered campaigns Let’s face it: your long-term fundraising success is about more than just meeting a one-time dollar goal. It’s about...

Grounded In Philly: Updated Vacant Land Website

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

The Public Interest Law Center has added new data and improved the user experience on its website so it is even easier for residents to locate and gain access to vacant land in their neighborhood...

Request for Information: Financial Empowerment

City of Philadelphia

The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity invites you to submit your best financial empowerment ideas. In 2013, we launched the Financial Empowerment Centers with our...

Words on Wheels: Free book-delivery

Tree House Books

Registration for Words on Wheels: Free book-delivery for children in 19121 or 19132 [June 29th-July 24th, 2015] Do you live in either of these Philadelphia zip codes? Then your family qualifies for...

Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library After years of communities’ hard work creating regional coalitions to strengthen their economies; obtaining comprehensive public input to...

Resources to Advance Equity and Student Success

American Association of Colleges and Universities

New Resources to Advance Equity and Student Success AAC&U is pleased to offer two new—and complimentary—releases to help campuses design and implement diversity, equity, and student success...

Bring Expert Training to Your Organization

La Salle University

Bring Expert Training to Your Organization Save Time. Save Money. Create a Shared Learning Experience. Fit Your Schedule and your Organization. Minimize Downtime. Empower Staff. On-site group...

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

Roosevelt Institute

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity. You can download the report and watch the live launch event in DC at...

New Report: Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

Center for American Progress

College for All: Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid In 2015, approximately million students are expected to graduate from high schools...

Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping Toolkit

fhi360

FHI 360 announces updated Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping (PSAM) — A Toolkit for School Improvement FHI 360’s Postsecondary Success team is very pleased to announce that an updated version of...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, Philadelphia’s Festival of Play

Pop Up Play

Looking for a GREAT volunteer opportunity? Love to play? Then sign up to volunteer at Philadelphia’s Festival of Play which will take place on June 6th from 10-2 at the Independence Seaport...

volunteers needed, Our Closet

Our Closet

Volunteer With Us! Our Closet will be operating pop-ups throughout the summer and need your help! We will be adding in additional dates and locations throughout the summer as we pilot new locations....

Public Administration Externship, North Penn United Way

North Penn United Way

NORTH PENN UNITED WAY Public Administration Externship ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION North Penn United Way (NPUW) is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with local community leaders,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Welcome to the 16th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact The Engagement Scholarship Consortium journey continues at Penn...

Leading the Way in College Access and Attainment

National College Access Network

Registration Now Open for the NCAN 20th Anniversary National Conference! NCAN invites you to register for the 2015 NCAN National Conference, Leading the Way in College Access and Attainment. The...

Call for Presenters: Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact

Campus Compact

Call for Presenters – Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact – Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference – March 21-23, 2016 – Boston, MA During the 2015-2016 academic...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Summer AmeriCorps positions, Local Initiatives Support Coalition

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

One or more Summer LISC AmeriCorps member slots available. Minimum Time (MT) Members must serve 300 hours and must start after May 1 and before July 1. We hope to fill all slots before the end of...

Operational Manager, Change 4a Dollar

Change 4a Dollar

Department: Executive Leadership Reports to: Director of Operations Job Type: Full Time Salary: $21,840 – $32,760 annually I. Objective: To assist in operation and provide direct support to...

Assistant Operational Manager, Change 4a Dollar

Change 4a Dollar

Department: Executive Leadership Reports to: Operational Manager Job Type: Full Time Salary: $18,200 – $29,120 annually : To assist in operation and provide direct support to operational staff....

Pt-time Operational Supervisor, Change 4a Dollar

Change 4a Dollar

Operational Supervisor Job Description Position Title: Operational Supervisor Department: General Operations Reports to: Operational Manager Job Type: Part Time Salary: $16,380 – $21,840 I....

Program Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service

Corporation for National and Community Service

Job Title: Program Officer Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service Hiring Organization:Office of Field Liaison Job Announcement Number: CNS-15-041-1402218 This position is located in...

VISTA, Camden College Access Network

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

New Jersey Campus Compact Collective Impact VISTA Project VISTA Recruitment Position Description, 2015-16 Camden College Access Network (CCAN) About New Jersey Campus Compact Collective Impact VISTA...

Miscellaneous

Breakthrough Schools

National Association of Secondary School Principals

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the MetLife Foundation are calling for entries in the search for the nation’s top Breakthrough Schools. Applicants should be...

Parent Group of the Year Contest

PTO Today

PTO Today’s Parent Group of the Year Contest is an excellent opportunity for parent groups to showcase their hard work while giving their school the chance to win cash and prizes. Maximum...

Young Heroes Award

National Liberty Museum

This annual award, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions. Acting on the principle that liberty is a right every person and community should...

10 Tips to Get Your Board Fundraising in One Hour

Network for Good

Nonprofit 911: 10 Tips to Get Your Board Fundraising in One Hour Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1pm EDT Few things are more critical to your nonprofit’s success and sustainability than an...

Women and Tobacco

Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative

WOMEN AND TOBACCO – The Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative invites you to a free webinar that will examine why gender matters in tobacco control. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 20...

Teacher Q&A with Dr. Hite re: Action Plan 3.0

School District of Philadelphia

Teacher Q&A with Dr. Hite – Action Plan “Times of diminishing resources require an even greater commitment to equity.” – Dr. William Hite, Superintendent Join Dr. Hite as...

Youth Voices and Recommendations for Reforming Education in the Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Law Center

Registration Now Open for Free Webinar May 20, 2015, 4-5:00 PM EST Youth Voices and Recommendations for Reforming Education in the Juvenile Justice System Youth Advocates from Juveniles for Justice,...


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