The week of

October 20, 2020

PHENND Events/Activities

Service Stories: Episode 12

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

Creating Cohesive Culture 2.0 – Oct 29

Youth Build Philadelphia Learning Exchange

Creating Cohesive Culture takes restorative understanding to the next level. This workshop dives deeper into restorative culture, focusing on the student experience. We will look at restorative...

Faith Leader’s Wednesday Webinar: Safe and Informed Election – Oct 21

City of Philadelphia

Join Faith-Based & Interfaith Affairs Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00 am to hear from the Office of the City Commissioners about faith communities can support efforts to ensure a safe and...

Hopeworks Fall 2020 Virtual Code Day – Oct 24

Hopeworks 'n Camden

Open to all ages and tech skill levels, Code Day has FREE workshops available for anyone wanting learn about technology or improve their coding skills! This is a virtual event with limited in-person...

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable October Network Meeting – Oct 22

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR)

Do you support, serve and/or recruit students of the School District of Philadelphia? You’ll want to be in attendance at the next Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable meeting on Thursday,...

Graduate Philadelphia – ED TALKS: A SHOWCASE OF LEARNING AND INNOVATION IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 – Oct 27

Graduate! Philadelphia

Join GP (Graduate! Philadelphia) as they celebrate the founding, roots, and future aspirations. In the ED Talks segment, you will hear directly from Graduate! Philadelphia and local college...

Reforming systems that Disproportionately Harm Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ Young People – Oct 22

Youth Advocate Programs

Leaders to Share How Their Work Reforms Systems that Disproportionately Harm Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ Young People A virtual presentation will highlight how restorative practices, gang-involved...

Social Media Platforms and the Fight Against Election Disinformation – Oct 29

National Constitution Center

Nathaniel Persily, co-director of the Stanford Program on Democracy and the Internet, and others explore what social media platforms are doing to tackle disinformation, foreign interference, and...

Gun Buyback & Bucks for Bullets – Oct 24

Philadelphia FIGHT

The Institute for Community Justice in partnership with MANN-UP Association, LLC, and the Philadelphia 22nd Police District presents Gun Buyback & Bucks for Bullets. For every gun/bullet turned...

From Pre-K to Fifth Grade: Early Literacy as Dropout Prevention For Philadelphia Students – Nov 5

Philadelphia Education Fund

It’s long been understood that literacy is the gateway to learning. No doubt you’ve heard the maxim: In grades K-3, a student must learn to read, so that in grades 4-12 they can read to learn....

2020 Youth Advocate Project Share Series: Road Map to Reform – Oct 23 & 30

Juvenile Law Center

Join youth advocates from Juvenile Law Center for a series addressing the state of youth system involvement. Youth advocates will discuss the lack of mental health support available to them, the...

FREE – Expungement Clinic with the Dornsife Center – Oct 30 & Nov 13

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity

Is your record holding you back? Start the process of erasing non-conviction information from your record and get informed about the Pardon Process for erasing conviction information from your...

Gesu 23rd Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education – Nov 11

Gesu School

Join Gesu School for a discussion with Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author, leading antiracist voice, professor, and historian. Moderator Trina Gary will dialogue with Professor Kendi on antiracism in...

Virtual Event: The Common Good and Civil Friendship in an Election Year – Oct 20

Saint Joseph's University

Dr. Robert Vischer, Dean and Mengler Chair of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School, is a scholar on the intersection of law, religion, and public policy. Dr. Vischer keenly articulates...

Structural Racism & Voter Suppression – Oct 22

Penn Public Health

Join Penn Public Health and State Representative Morgan Cephas of the 192nd Legislative District for a conversation about the upcoming election, the importance of voting, and how structural racism...

PHENND Fellows Blog

Service Stories: Episode 12

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

Student-run Civic Engagement Group – Social Action Accomplishments

San Jose State University

Over the past several years, Scott Myers-Lipton has been working with Bobby Hackett, President of the Bonner Foundation, in developing a social action, capstone service-learning experience for Bonner...

America’s Town Hall Program, National Constitution Center: Archived Programs

National Constitution Center

As AMERICA’S TOWN HALL, the National Constitution Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution. Through...

New Guide: Guide for Racial Justice & Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning

Abolitionist Teaching Network

Abolitionist Teaching Network’s mission is simple: develop and support educators to fight injustice within their schools and communities. This guide builds from the premise that injustice...

Digital Collection: Discovering Marian Anderson

University of Pennsylvania Library

Educators can access more than 2,500 letters, diaries, interviews, and private recordings — all from the collections of the Philadelphia-born singer, Marian Anderson — through the Penn...

Updated Survey: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey – Student Viewpoints on Impacts to Completion

Strada Education Network

Currently enrolled college students report the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their educational experience, including graduation plans, emotional health, and ability to learn. For six months, Strada...

Report: College Students, Voting and the COVID-19 Election

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

College students demonstrated some of the most dramatic surges in voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election of any voter group, prompting high expectations for their presence at the polls in 2020....

New Curricular Resources: The 1857 Project

Pulitzer Center

Inspired by The 1619 Project from the New York Times Magazine, The 1857 Project is a special issue of the Gateway Journalism Review that chronicles the wrenching history of racial injustice in St....

New Guide: BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY: When It Comes to Caring About Your Students, a Little Can Go a Long Way

The Hope Center

Basic needs security is a key factor in determining a student’s likelihood of finishing college, but there is more to our humanity than food and shelter: relationships, especially those developed...

SparkVotes Parties

University of Michigan

We’ve developed a game-night style virtual party package that we’re calling SparkVotes Parties. Students gather over Zoom and compete in non-partisan voting-themed games (via the miracle of...

Election Resources from James Madison Center for Civic Engagement

James Madison University

Just want to share all the resources we’ve put together for the election: And we’re happy to share this new guide for faculty, students and Resident Advisors on facilitating difficult...

New Early Voting Video and Congressional Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project

We’ve created a couple of additional CEEP resources that we thought would be useful, including a new early voting video and our national Congressional guide. We hope that you might be able to...

Article: Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

EdSurge

The fall semester of 2020 is like nothing we have seen before in higher education. Most colleges and universities in the United States are conducting classes either partly or fully online. Many...

New Guide: Planning for Uncertainty: An Educator’s Guide for Navigating the COVID-19 Era & Webinar – Oct 29

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Planning for Uncertainty: An Educator’s Guide for Navigating the COVID-19 Era provides educators with a framework for decision making and action planning amidst so much uncertainty, with a...

Free Chapter: Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings

American Association of Pediatrics

Free Online Chapter Available from Dr. Kenneth Gingburg’s Book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, 4th edition The fear and stress families are experiencing...

Find Your Future Fit with the Career Pathways Tool

School District of Philadelphia

The Collaborative Office of Postsecondary Readiness is proud to share our newest postsecondary tool: the School District of Philadelphia Guide to Career Pathways. This pathways tool will help...

New Report: Monitoring Philadelphia’s Economic Recovery, October 2020

Center City District

Philadelphia is gradually recovering from the economic downturn prompted by the pandemic and the stay-at-home orders that were issued in mid-March. This new report from Center City District/Central...

Report: Closing The Racial Inequality Gaps

Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions

“Racial equity means just and fair inclusion in an economy in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We will know we have achieved racial equity when race no longer...

Miscellaneous

ASCD Virtual Symposium: Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools – Oct 28

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Trauma-sensitive practices are vital for educators—but there’s so much to learn and so little time. No matter where you are in your study of these practices, you don’t have to do it...

Mazzoni Center’s Housing Subsidy Program

Mazzoni Center

Mazzoni Center’s Housing Subsidy Program currently supports 25 individuals. It has capacity to support an additional 25 individuals. The Housing Subsidy Program provides up to 12 months of...

CARES Assistance Program Renters and Homeowners Deadline – Extended to Nov 4

PA Housing Finance Agency

Governor Tom Wolf issued an emergency order suspending the statutory deadline provision in the COVID Relief-Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program. The deadline under section 191-C(g)(3) of Act...

Innovator in Social Justice Prize – Oct 31

Grinnell College

Nominate Social Innovators for the $50,000 Grinnell Prize. Nominations are open until October 31: Grinnell College recognizes changemakers working on the cutting edge of social innovation; leaders...

Post Election Planning & Training Session – Oct 22

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

On October 8, over 100 stakeholders in the student voting space came together to ideate around the question “How might we prepare to support campus stakeholders in processing and responding to a...

Moving Towards Wholeness: Group Coaching for Anti-Racist White Leaders – Nov 11 or 19

Hillary Blecker Consulting

This series is intended for white leaders ready to reflect on personal racial bias and other obstacles to build relationships and work more effectively with Black people, Indigenous people, and other...

Webinar: Education Benefits to Enrollment Gap – Oct 28

Guild Education

Over 60 million working adults are eligible for education and training benefits from their employers. However, only a relatively small percentage of these potential students actually take advantage...

#RealCollege Bears Witness – Share Your Pandemic Experience

The Hope Center

The #RealCollege movement is committed to being real about the lived experiences in colleges and universities. COVID-19 is changing our lives in so many ways. As a student, a professor, a staff...

Nominate a Student, Student Leadership Advisory Council – Oct 31

The Hope Center

Our new #RealCollege Student Leadership Advisory Council is a wonderful opportunity for colleges and universities to support professional development and networking for strong, committed individuals....

Webinar: Learn How to Interview, Troubleshoot, and Parse Data to Drive Strategic Direction – Oct 27

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

On October 27, 2:00-3:30 PM, join this interactive SSIR Live! webinar-workshop as Cheryl Phillips, a professor from Stanford University and Jonathan Schwabish a senior fellow from the Urban...

Business on Board: Training and Matching Business Leaders with Arts + Culture Nonprofits

Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

There’s no better time than now to support the arts and culture community by serving on an arts nonprofit’s board. Fine tune your leadership skills and learn valuable best practices for...

STEM Presentations for HS Students from University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Every fall, University of Pennsylvania normally offers activities on campus to promote STEM activities to high school level classes. Since on-site events were cancelled this fall, Penn graduate...

Webinar: Higher Education Institutions: Partners in Social & Economic Community Resilience – Oct 28

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

This webinar is is brought to you by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) with support from Second Nature and the American Society of Adaptation...

Webinar: From Data to Storytelling: Annual Reporting and Data Collection – Oct 29

GivePulse

There are no limits to the amount of program data, activities, and stories you can track and understand from your volunteers, donors, and constituents through GivePulse. This month, we invite you to...

Webinar: How to Successfully Research Grants – Oct 22 or Nov 11

CharityHowTo

Join us on this nonprofit training webinar and get all the tools and strategies you need to help your organization identify strong funding matches that will ultimately set you up for grant funding...

Webinar: Community Engagement Practitioner Gatherings: Reflections on the Current Realities – Oct 21

GivePulse

We are excited to continue our Community Engagement Practitioner Gatherings with a discussion webinar, Reflections on the Current Realities. In this webinar, we will be joined by guest panelists...

Project YES YouthBuild looking for participants

Connection Training Services

Are you ready to change your life? Are you 16-24 years old? Do you live in Philadelphia? Do you need your GED? Do you have an interest in construction? If you answered YES than you qualify for...

Voting Power Hour Week of Action Texting – Week of Oct 19

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

We had so much fun texting thousands of people during our first Couch Parties that we’ve invited some friends for a week of Voting Power Hour couch parties starting Monday, October 19th! Friends...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Partnership Manager, OIC of America – Dec 1

OIC of America

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: OIC of America (OICA) is a nonprofit organization and the national office of a network of 31 workforce development organizations spread across the United States. Our mission is...

City Homeless Office Offers Youth Internship

City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services (OHS) is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to serve as the Continuum of Care Youth System Intern, who will report to the...

Learning Pod and Resource Center: Educators Needed

Temple University

Job Opportunity, Immediate Hiring Need in Philadelphia (3-month contract work for unemployed Teachers, Recent Education grads, or retired Educators): The Learning Pod and Resource Center will open in...

Virtual Instructional Coaching for High School Science Department

Foundations Inc

Virtual Instructional Coaching for High School Science Department- Two days per week, now until the end of the school year. Scope of Work: Provide mentoring support to three HS Science Teachers...

Coordinator: School Health Services, School District of Philadelphia

School District of Philadelphia

Job Summary Develops and monitors implementation of effective practices in the delivery of student health support services to optimize student achievement. Serves as a resource and provides technical...

Media Relations Director, American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee

Application Deadline: November 11, 2020 For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application. Summary of Principal Responsibilities The Media Relations Director...

Grant Opportunities

Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice – Nov 24

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation welcomes applications to its Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice program. According to the foundation,...

Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures Fund – Nov 9

Collective Futures Fund

The Collective Future Fund is a pooled fund established in 2019 to bring together donors, social justice movements, and survivors to shape a collective future free from sexual harassment and...

PennSERVE Seeks Organizations to Serve Pennsylvania Communities in the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps AmeriCorps Program – Oct 23

PennSERVE

PennSERVE is excited to reissue a Request for Applications for Pennsylvania AmeriCorps State Grants: Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps. Now more than ever, AmeriCorps members are needed to...

Core Mission Grants of $100,000, Impact100 Philadelphia – Nov 5

Impact100 Philadelphia

As we move toward the start of a new grant cycle, we are reaching out as broadly as possible in the five-county Philadelphia region to inform organizations about Impact100 Philadelphia and our...

Faculty Updates

Request for Proposals: 2021 Gulf-South Summit – Oct 31

Gulf-South Summit

The 2021 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education will be held in a virtual format, March 15 – 18, 2021. Proposals for Interactive Workshops, Panel...

Updated Survey: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey – Student Viewpoints on Impacts to Completion

Strada Education Network

Currently enrolled college students report the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their educational experience, including graduation plans, emotional health, and ability to learn. For six months, Strada...

#RealCollege Bears Witness – Share Your Pandemic Experience

The Hope Center

The #RealCollege movement is committed to being real about the lived experiences in colleges and universities. COVID-19 is changing our lives in so many ways. As a student, a professor, a staff...

Nominate a Student, Student Leadership Advisory Council – Oct 31

The Hope Center

Our new #RealCollege Student Leadership Advisory Council is a wonderful opportunity for colleges and universities to support professional development and networking for strong, committed individuals....

New Guide: BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY: When It Comes to Caring About Your Students, a Little Can Go a Long Way

The Hope Center

Basic needs security is a key factor in determining a student’s likelihood of finishing college, but there is more to our humanity than food and shelter: relationships, especially those developed...

Webinar: From Data to Storytelling: Annual Reporting and Data Collection – Oct 29

GivePulse

There are no limits to the amount of program data, activities, and stories you can track and understand from your volunteers, donors, and constituents through GivePulse. This month, we invite you to...

Webinar: Community Engagement Practitioner Gatherings: Reflections on the Current Realities – Oct 21

GivePulse

We are excited to continue our Community Engagement Practitioner Gatherings with a discussion webinar, Reflections on the Current Realities. In this webinar, we will be joined by guest panelists...

Article: Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

EdSurge

The fall semester of 2020 is like nothing we have seen before in higher education. Most colleges and universities in the United States are conducting classes either partly or fully online. Many...

Democratic Engagement

Student-run Civic Engagement Group – Social Action Accomplishments

San Jose State University

Over the past several years, Scott Myers-Lipton has been working with Bobby Hackett, President of the Bonner Foundation, in developing a social action, capstone service-learning experience for Bonner...

America’s Town Hall Program, National Constitution Center: Archived Programs

National Constitution Center

As AMERICA’S TOWN HALL, the National Constitution Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution. Through...

Social Media Platforms and the Fight Against Election Disinformation – Oct 29

National Constitution Center

Nathaniel Persily, co-director of the Stanford Program on Democracy and the Internet, and others explore what social media platforms are doing to tackle disinformation, foreign interference, and...

Post Election Planning & Training Session – Oct 22

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

On October 8, over 100 stakeholders in the student voting space came together to ideate around the question “How might we prepare to support campus stakeholders in processing and responding to a...

Report: College Students, Voting and the COVID-19 Election

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

College students demonstrated some of the most dramatic surges in voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election of any voter group, prompting high expectations for their presence at the polls in 2020....

SparkVotes Parties

University of Michigan

We’ve developed a game-night style virtual party package that we’re calling SparkVotes Parties. Students gather over Zoom and compete in non-partisan voting-themed games (via the miracle of...

Election Resources from James Madison Center for Civic Engagement

James Madison University

Just want to share all the resources we’ve put together for the election: And we’re happy to share this new guide for faculty, students and Resident Advisors on facilitating difficult...

New Early Voting Video and Congressional Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project

We’ve created a couple of additional CEEP resources that we thought would be useful, including a new early voting video and our national Congressional guide. We hope that you might be able to...

Voting Power Hour Week of Action Texting – Week of Oct 19

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

We had so much fun texting thousands of people during our first Couch Parties that we’ve invited some friends for a week of Voting Power Hour couch parties starting Monday, October 19th! Friends...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Request for Proposals: 2021 Gulf-South Summit – Oct 31

Gulf-South Summit

The 2021 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education will be held in a virtual format, March 15 – 18, 2021. Proposals for Interactive Workshops, Panel...

Northeast Media Literacy Conference, Nov 6 – 7

Media Education Lab

It’s time to register for the Northeast Media Literacy Conference. The 15th Annual Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, educators from...

College Success Network

Find Your Future Fit with the Career Pathways Tool

School District of Philadelphia

The Collaborative Office of Postsecondary Readiness is proud to share our newest postsecondary tool: the School District of Philadelphia Guide to Career Pathways. This pathways tool will help...

Partnerships Classifieds

Call for Partnerships + Community Volunteers: Callowhill Community Fridge

Callowhil Community Fridge

In Philadelphia alone, over 21% of our community is experiencing food insecurity[1] and over a quarter of our city is living in deep poverty[2]. As we stand with the revitalized movement for Black...


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