The week of

October 13, 2020

PHENND Events/Activities

Fall PHENND mtg on Trauma-Informed Practices: Recording and Slide Deck

PHENND

On October 5, PHENND hosted its annual Fall PHENND Meeting. This event had two parts beginning with an overview of PHENND and its activities and opportunities for partnership in the coming academic...

PHENND Fellows Americorps VISTA Program, Recruitment Info Session – Oct 20

PHENND

Interested in making an impact on students, families, and communities in Philadelphia? Become an Americorps VISTA and support local nonprofits and schools in the fight against poverty. Join us for a...

Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit Part Two – Oct 19

PHENND

The Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit Part Two will be held on October 19th from 3pm-4pm. The summit will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to learn about...

Promise Corps, PHENND announce partnership to support Philadelphia high school students

PHENND

Promise Corps and the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) announced a partnership to support about 600 low-income high school students with post-secondary...

Service Stories: Episode 11

PHENND

Hosts Sara Guiang & Sarah Kaplan – who have both completed a year of service as AmeriCorps VISTAs with PHENND – sit down each episode to interview a fellow volunteer serving in Philadelphia....

Other Local Events and Workshops

GreenFutures’ Education for Sustainability for Distance Learning PD – Oct 16

School District of Philadelphia

Are you a School District of Philadelphia teacher looking for ways to bring sustainability education to your classroom? Join us this Friday, October 16th, for your in-service day professional...

Virtual Voting Rights Town Hall – Oct 13

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Election Day is quickly approaching. The nation’s current political climate, the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest have all affected the way this year’s election process is conducted. This...

Sara Jensen Carr: Embodied Environments – Oct 21

Thomas Jefferson University

Sara Jensen Carr explores how disease has historically affected urban design practice and what role the current pandemic might play in altering the built environment. Our changing understanding of...

High School and College Educators: “Spring” Institute, Cultural Responsiveness – Oct 15

Philadelphia Education Fund

Convened by PEF’s Philadelphia Postsecondary Success Program (PPSP), the Institute is a free professional learning opportunity for high school and college educators to convene and share...

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, Camden County – Oct 17

Camden County Women's Center

October is domestic violence awareness month so please join us for a fun and socially distanced/masked domestic violence awareness walk at the park or join us virtually via a live FB stream and/or...

Reimagining School Policing – Oct 14

Caucus of Working Educators

The Northeast regional chapters of 215 PA and the Caucus of Working Educators are hosting a panel of teachers, peer mediators, parents and students to reimagine what schools in Northeast...

How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again – Oct 15

National Constitution Center

Eminent political scientist Robert Putnam discusses his book, The Upswing, with co-author Shaylyn Romney Garrett, exploring the economic, social, and political trends over the past century that...

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Nikole Hannah-Jones: A Conversation on Racial Equity, Health, and Reframing the Legacy of Slavery – Oct 14

Thomas Jefferson University

The Jefferson Humanities Forum and the Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement present 2017 MacArthur Fellow and 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner, investigative journalist Nikole...

2020 Virtual PCSS Conference: Expanding Citizen Voices – Oct 15,22,24

Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies

The 67th Annual Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies is sponsored by FIRE—The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights...

Network of Neighbors November 2020 Training INFO SESSION – Oct 13

Network of Neighbors

Attend this info session to learn about the Network of Neighbors and our upcoming FREE virtual training on Nov 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th (12-4 pm). The Network of Neighbors–an initiative of the Dept....

Women United Fall Social: When Women Lost the Vote – Oct 22

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Women United of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invites you to join us for a special virtual presentation of When Women Lost the Vote with Dr. Marcela Micucci, Curatorial Fellow, Museum...

Closing The Gender Wealth Gap: Saving the Early Childhood Education Sector – Oct 14

Women's Way

Did you know? In 2016 alone, an estimated 2 million parents made career sacrifices due to problems with child care. In a 2018 survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, mothers were 40...

Public Art Community Town Hall – Oct 21

Rutgers Camden

The United States is facing a long-overdue global racial reckoning, a movement that is taking multiple forms, one of which has involved challenges to the memorialization of a range of historical...

#FUELHigherEd Campaign Leader Training, Campus Hunger – Oct 20

Challah for Hunger

Before COVID-19, 1 in 3 college students experienced food insecurity, and 3 in 5 students are experiencing basic needs insecurity during the pandemic. With over 150 colleges and universities in the...

Young Smart and Local Webinar: Connecting Talent to Opportunity – Oct 29

Campus Philly

Young Smart and Local’s next webinar is Thursday, October 29 from 4:00-4:30 PM (EST), with the option to join networking break out rooms from 4:30-5:00 PM. Our October webinar will feature a...

PHENND Fellows Blog

Service Stories: Episode 11

PHENND

Hosts Sara Guiang & Sarah Kaplan – who have both completed a year of service as AmeriCorps VISTAs with PHENND – sit down each episode to interview a fellow volunteer serving in Philadelphia....

New Resources

Dispatches from Alternate Futures: Exploratory Scenarios for Greater Philadelphia

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Dispatches from Alternate Futures explores the Future of Greater Philadelphia DVRPC released a new exploratory scenario planning report, Dispatches from Alternate Futures: Exploratory Scenarios for...

New Report: Credit Overdue: How States Can Mitigate Academic Credit Transfer Problems for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center has partnered with Southern Poverty Law Center and Education Law Center-PA to develop a report that shows how state policies are harming educational attainment for youth who...

New Report: The Experiences of Older Youth In & Aged Out of Foster Care During COVID-19

The Field Center for Children's Policy Practice & Research

The results of the study The Experiences of Older Youth In & Aged Out of Foster Care During COVID-19 are now available! This is the first national study on the experiences of older youth in...

Anchor Institutions Collaborating in their Local Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anchor Institutions Task Force

From Marga Inc and the Anchor Institutions Task Force, a report on how anchor institutions are responding to COVID-19 and the pandemic’s consequences in their communities. They released an initial...

Teacher Perspectives on Accelerating Learning, Leadership, and Innovation in the Pandemic

Teach Plus

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures for millions of students across the country, teachers have shown that they are so much more than deliverers of content. They build trusted...

VOTE: Human Rights in Action, Conference Recordings & Lessons for K-12

Kean University

The Human Rights Institute at Kean University has launched its 13th Annual Human Rights Conference, VOTE: Human Rights in Action.  The link to the recordings is here: Each piece is available as a...

New Book: Digital Leadership in Higher Education

Stylus Publishing

In this groundbreaking book, Josie Ahlquist provides readers with the tools they need to take a strong, values-based approach to leadership in the various digital spaces vital to the world of higher...

A Message for Campuses About Voter Participation

American Association of Colleges and Universities

During this time of national reckoning with racial injustice, the commitment to democratic and civic engagement as a vital component of a liberal education has taken on particular urgency. Educating...

Philadelphia Forward: Our Commitment to True and Lasting Equity

City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office

Since the Kenney Administration announced its priorities for the second term in January 2020, the combination of a global pandemic, an escalating economic recession, and unrest tied to systemic...

New Report – The Rise Prize: Fostering Innovation to Support Student Parents

Imaginable Futures

Imaginable Futures and Lumina Foundation are thrilled to release our new report, The Rise Prize: Fostering Innovation to Support Student Parents. This report shares learnings from the Rise Prize —...

Miscellaneous

Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity: Survey On Court Fines & Fees

City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

The City of Philadelphia is surveying residents to understand the impact of criminal court fines/fees and prison fees. If you are a Philadelphia resident who has been convicted or...

Climate Solutions: Next Generation – Oct 14

Washington Post Live

Social consciousness around fighting climate change is expanding. Many around the globe are responding to the crisis with new ideas, including a new and galvanized generation of young people, who are...

America’s Health Future: The Impact of COVID-19 on our Health Systems – Oct 13

Washington Post Live

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the nation’s health-care system, causing traditional systems to begin changing and adapting. Washington Post Live will convene experts to assess the impact of...

The Future Reset: Building a Healthy Food System – Oct 15

Washington Post Live

The most urgent challenges in our food system today concern both the need to preserve the health of the human population and that of the earth itself. We have created a food system designed for...

Find Your Fit: The School Selection Process is Now Open! – Nov 6

School District of Philadelphia

One of the most exciting parts of your education in Philadelphia is how you can customize your learning experience, by choosing a school that’s right for you. Every student is assigned a...

State and Local Eviction Prevention Strategies in the Wake of COVID-19 – Oct 22

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The pandemic has led to large-scale job losses and concerns about how households will pay rent while they are out of work. When the CDC’s temporary halt on evictions expires on December 31, 2020,...

Calling PA Teachers, Student Leaders & Parents: Voting and the Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards

PA Department of State

Educators, parents, students leaders & their friends, families & neighbors! Help everybody vote by supporting school participation in the Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards. The October...

Accepting Applications for TeenSHARP

TeenSHARP

TeenSHARP was founded in 2009 to increase underrepresented students’ access to college and develop student-leaders who are Successful, High-Achieving, and Reaching Potential (SHARP). Since...

Webinar: Incorporating Equity in Disaster Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Programs – Oct 21

EPA Office of Environmental Justice

The Environmental Protection Agency’s second State EJ Training Webinar session for 2020 will focus on “Incorporating Equity in Disaster Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Programs”. In light of...

Wellness Matters: Back to Basics With Pacific Medical Centers – Oct 22

Parent Map

Keeping kids safe and healthy has never felt more daunting. But healthy, happy children need more than protection from COVID-19. Well checks, flu shots and mental health resources are all still...

Webinar: How to Interview Your Data and Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Mission – Oct 27

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

As a social sector leader, you could be sitting on troves of data. But if you don’t know how to utilize data effectively to navigate and transform your organization, it has little value to you! Key...

Combating Election Disinformation Twitter Chat – Oct 15

Union of Concerned Scientists

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, 2-3 pm ET, The Union of Concerned Scientists will host a #FightDisinfo twitter chat to cut through the disinformation and deceptive attempts that sideline voting and...

CUMU: Learning & Sharing Virtual Series – Sep 25-Dec 11

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning & Sharing Virtual Series is a CUMU members-only program focused on critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director of Operations Fellow (SY 21-22), Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools

Location: Camden, NJ Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage...

Assistant Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Penn Center for Community Health Workers

About the position: If you want to lead expansion and continued quality of a transformational healthcare program to improve health disparities in the Philadelphia region, this is the job for you! We...

Deputy – Employee and Labor Relations, School District of Phila. – Oct 31

School District of Philadelphia

Job Summary Plans, develops and directs a comprehensive and expanding employee and labor relations services program.  Serves as a chief resource to management in the interpretation of management and...

Grant Opportunities

Small grants for environment, food, health, community building – Oct 1

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation Invites Applications for Small Grants The Clif Bar Family Foundation was established in 2006 to support grassroots groups with inspiring ideas and limited funds. In support...

K-5 STEM Projects – Oct 1

Toshiba America Foundation

Toshiba America Foundation Invites Applications From K-5 Teachers The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting grant applications from grade K – 5 teachers for innovative science, technology,...

Youth Conservation Grants – Oct 1

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Conservation Grants The Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation is unique in its focus on both wildlife science and...

CCNYPA Releases AmeriCorps VISTA Host Site Application for 2021-2022 – Nov 12

Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania

In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania (CCNYPA) is pleased to announce the release of the Host Site Application for...

Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Program – Oct 8

US Department of Labor

The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Program (referred to as Strengthening Community Colleges or SCC) aims to build the capacity of community colleges to collaborate with employers...

For Students

Webinar for Students: The Fight Against Voter Suppression – Oct 29

The Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center education team invites students and their teachers and parents/guardians to join us for a webinar on voter suppression in the —and the people who are fighting back against it....

Faculty Updates

Campus Compact 2020 Election Series – “Nothing About Us, Without Us”: Students and Communities of Color in the Electoral Process – Sep 23

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is pleased to present a virtual series focused on the 2020 Election. This multi-part series is presented as a program of Campus Compact’s Education for Democracy initiative,...

Campus Compact: Announcing the Election 2020 Series – Countdown to Election 2020: Together, We Got This! – Sep 16

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is pleased to present a virtual series focused on the 2020 Election. This multi-part series is presented as a program of Campus Compact’s Education for Democracy initiative,...

Webinar: From Random Interactions to Intentional Agendas: Curating a Community-Engaged Identity and Image through Data – Sep 15

Collaboratory

For those of you who are grappling with what data you’ve historically captured (SL courses, service hours, etc.) and are trying to figure out how the data you collect moving forward is useful...

CCNYPA Releases AmeriCorps VISTA Host Site Application for 2021-2022 – Nov 12

Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania

In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania (CCNYPA) is pleased to announce the release of the Host Site Application for...

Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Program – Oct 8

US Department of Labor

The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Program (referred to as Strengthening Community Colleges or SCC) aims to build the capacity of community colleges to collaborate with employers...

Conference on Race, Social Justice and Civic Leadership – Sep 30-Oct 2

West Chester University

Registration for the 2nd Annual Ruby Jones Conference on Race, Social Justice and Civic Leadership is now open. Our conference planning committee is working diligently to provide a high-quality...

Campus Compact: Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program Enrollment Open

Campus Compact

Our fall-winter application cycle is now open through December 20, 2020! Start a micro-credential application now and submit all materials by December 20th. Make sure to check out our website to see...

CUMU: Learning & Sharing Virtual Series – Sep 25-Dec 11

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning & Sharing Virtual Series is a CUMU members-only program focused on critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create...

Virtual Conference: 2020 Assessment Institute – Oct 25-28

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute, hosted by IUPUI and usually held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education event of its type, offering more than 200 educational...

Democratic Engagement

Summer of Census – partners needed

Philly Counts

Our partnership with community organizations and census advocates is essential right now, as trust in government is historically low. Trusted messengers like yourself are more appropriately...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Virtual Conference: 2020 Assessment Institute – Oct 25-28

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute, hosted by IUPUI and usually held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education event of its type, offering more than 200 educational...

Partnerships Classifieds

MASK ON! Philly Project – Volunteers Needed

Operation MASK ON! Philly

The MASK ON! Philly Project sews face masks for those in need. The program has expanded in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Vaux Big Picture School’s STEAM Lab....

Bethesda Project – Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Bethesda Project

You can help Bethesda Project at home or remotely! Some of these roles include: Becoming a Volunteer Courier to assist us in transporting supplies to Bethesda Project locations. This physical role...

Summer of Census – partners needed

Philly Counts

Our partnership with community organizations and census advocates is essential right now, as trust in government is historically low. Trusted messengers like yourself are more appropriately...


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