The week of

December 8, 2020

Other Local Events and Workshops

COVID-19 Info Session: Recommendations from Experts at the Phila. Dept. of Public Health – Dec 15

City of Philadelphia

On Tuesday, December 15, 6-7 pm, experts from the COVID Containment Division at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) will present on these relevant pandemic topics: Review of Safer at...

Exploring City Service: Pathways to Growth and Success – Jan 21

City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia is our city and when we come together, the work we do for our community is transformative. The City of Philadelphia seeks to provide people with stepping stones to become leaders in...

Homeless Memorial Day 2020 – Save the Date and Call for Names – Dec 21

Project HOME

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day event will take place on the evening of Monday, December 21, 4:30 – 6pm. This will be a virtual event, and more information will be coming soon on how to...

Food Justice Initiatives Garden Talk – Dec 9

Drexel University

The Dornsife Center and Trellis for Tomorrow (the organization that helps run the Dornsife Center Garden) invite you to join us Wednesday, December 9, 5:30-6:30 pm for a virtual gathering and...

Digital Engagement Strategies for Nonprofits – Dec 18

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Digital engagement is critical to connect with key stakeholders and supporters during the COVID-19 crisis. And for many organizations, the challenges involved in developing meaningful virtual...

School Profiles Website: Find and Interpret Data on Any School – Dec 16

School District of Philadelphia

This workshop will be an introduction to the School District’s newly improved School Profiles site. The site is intended to be a user-friendly way to make District and school-level data more...

Middle School STEM Event, CCP – Dec 22 or 23

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia’s Division of Access and Community Engagement presents the Great Energy Escape – Digital Escape Room Event. This FREE virtual Escape Room Event is for Middle...

Civic Engagement Academy: Media & Marketing – Dec 15

Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00 PM –  7:00 PM ET Join us for this free virtual training where we’ll discuss how to use traditional and social media to promote your work. The Civic...

Thinking Beyond Walls: The Role of Nursing in Community-Based Organizations – Dec 8

Rutgers Camden

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is pleased to host Donna Thompson, , , CEO of Access Community Health Network, for a virtual lecture in the Distinguished Nursing Lecture series. Date and Time:...

Community-Based and Engaged Learning Training – Jan 18 & 19

Drexel University

Community-Based and Engaged Learning Training Hosted by The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement Date and Time: January 18th and 19th from 10:00am-3:00pm (with breaks!). We will also work to...

New Resources

6 Things to Know: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Philadelphia Plan

City of Philadelphia

The fact that new HIV infections remain stubbornly high in Philadelphia compared to other places speaks to HIV’s enormous footprint on our area. It also indicates the negative effect structural...

A Go-To Place for Educational Webinars

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

Take a tour of the SSIR Live! webinar library today and catch up on all of the informative content that you missed in 2020. These live discussions of important social innovation topics include:...

Article: Bringing Health Care Into Communities

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Community health workers at the front lines of the pandemic are providing essential care for underserved populations. From balconies in New York City to the National Assembly in Kenya; across Spain,...

The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by College Student Parents

Aspen Institute

Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Jed Foundation (JED) released a literature review titled, The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Student Parents. The report by Shirley Leyro, , assistant...

New Series: Place-based Investing from the Inside Out

Equal Measure

Part I: The 15 Characteristics that Matter Most: A Self-Reflection for Funders Pursuing Place-based Investing Place-based Investing from the Inside Out is a new series from Equal Measure for funders...

New Report: Cross-Sectional Benefits Hubs: An Innovative Approach to Supporting College Students’ Basic Needs

The Hope Center

Faced with tightening budgets, states, and institutions are seeking innovative solutions to help #RealCollege students obtain food & housing supports. We explored The Benefits Hubs model by the...

Podcast: Lessons Earned Launches Season 3

Strada Education Network

Lessons Earned, is Strada Education Network’s podcast featuring interviews with innovative thinkers in education, policy, and workforce development as they shared ideas about how to shape the...

The Key Podcast (New Episode): Student Well Being during the Fall Term

Inside Higher Ed

On The Key with Inside Higher Ed, hear from two higher ed leaders about how their institutions supported their students’ mental health this past fall. Subscribe to this podcast — available on...

How Social Justice Math Can Better Engage Students – Teaching Math Through a Social Justice Lens

Education Week

Math advocates say many students are disserviced by learning about the probability of M&M colors instead of math that better connects to current events. Texas teacher Dashiell Young-Saver’s...

PA STEM Listserv and Fall/Winter Calendar

Pennsylvania STEM Coalition

The Pennsylvania STEM Coalition has teamed up with the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem (PSSE) to offer a series of STEM meetings throughout the year. In partnership with the Pennsylvania...

Lesson Plan: Ending AIDS

Pulitzer Center

World AIDS Day, annually celebrated on December 1, is a day to unite in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic, support people living with HIV, and honor those who have lost their lives. Would you like...

Higher Ed Budgets for the Post-COVID Era

Lumina Foundation

Now’s Our Chance to Do This Right The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global and economy more profoundly than any other event since World War II. Just as the subprime mortgage crisis ushered...

FBIA Spiritual Resource Guide During COVID-19

City of Philadelphia

Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs (FBIA) is compiling a Spiritual Resource Guide of the virtual workshops, webinars offered during these challenging times. This guide includes updates and...

What the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Has in Store for 2021

City of Philadelphia

The past year was a difficult one for Philadelphia’s arts and culture community, including the City’s own Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE). Despite a reduced budget and...

Miscellaneous

AmeriCorps and Higher Education: Partnering for Public Good – Dec 15

AmeriCorps

Join us on Tuesday, December 15 at 2:00-3:00 ET for a special announcement and discussion on how national service programs and higher education support each other in advancing the public good....

Apply to Be a Board Member – YouthBuild Pennsylvania Coalition – Jan 8

YouthBuild

YouthBuild Pennsylvania Coalition is seeking to expand its board and encourage YouthBuild alumni and those with connections to Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Youth network to apply. YouthBuild...

Forum on Women and Girls SOAR Leadership Series: Legacy, Meaning, and the Power of Stories – Dec 8-9

Aspen Institute

Join Us for the Aspen Forum on Women and Girls SOAR Leadership Series In celebration of our inaugural SOAR Fellowship, the Aspen Institute’s first-ever fellowship of all women leaders committed to...

Meaningful Meals – FREE Healthy Food Boxes for Families! & Virtual Cooking Classes

School District of Philadelphia

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in...

Engaged Faculty Retreat – Feb 19

Weber State University

The Engaged Faculty Retreat will take place virtually on February 19, 2021. This year has seen an interruption in typical ways of interaction and engagement with the community. The 2021 Engaged...

Call for Nominations: Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Award – Jan 31

Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Award. Please help us elevate the good work taking...

Webinar: PA School Funding – Barrier to Economic Growth and Community Revitalization – Dec 8

PA Schools Work

PA Schools Work is supporting an important webinar Tuesday, December 8 from 4:00-5:00 PM put on by the Jefferson Educational Society. An expert panel will discuss Pennsylvania’s K-12 funding...

Free Virtual Writing Support for Students in Grades 6-12 – Dec 31

Write Away

Free Virtual Writing Support — Enroll your grade 6-12 student in Write Away’s Digital Literacy Mentoring Program Write Away is on a mission to close the digital divide by creating...

FREE SAT & College Mentoring for Philly Students, Let’s Get Ready – Feb 8

Let's Get Ready

Studies show that by 2020, 65% of job openings in the United States will require a postsecondary degree. Yet compared to their higher-income peers, students from low-income backgrounds are less than...

Flux Teacher Institute – Elementary Edition – Dec 9,12,16,19

Flux Teacher Institute

Flux Teacher Institute provides workshops by teachers and for teachers focused on remote learning possibilities. We have held training sessions with educators in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mexico...

Partnerships for Transformative Change – Dec 14

Ithaca College

Ithaca College, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, Sustainable Tompkins, and Building Bridges, is pleased to invite campus sustainability professionals and their...

Webinar: Honoring Ways of Knowing for Biocultural Restoration and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change – Jan 14

Campus Compact

Our civic engagement work with and in diverse communities is authentic to the extent that we honor and amplify the ways of knowing of our partners, be they experts from community-based organizations,...

Webinar: Building Bridges for Health Equity: Clinical Scholars Leadership Lessons – Dec 15

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

This session brings together four Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars’ alumni from the 1st cohort of the new RWJF Clinical Scholars program, to share their lessons learned from...

Webinar: How to Stay Motivated and Inspired Post-Election – Dec 8

Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is hosting a webinar Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm EST, How to Stay Motivated and Inspired Post-Election. Register here. We will continue this series of...

Re-Imagining Philadelphia — Steering Committee Application – Dec 15

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Are you interested in being part of a new initiative to lend your voice to city government decision-making? The Philadelphia City Planning Commission maintains and updates the city’s comprehensive...

Free Webinar: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment – Dec 10

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle...

Nonprofit Management Series: Managing for Resilience in a Crisis – Dec 8

Case Western Reserve University

Join us to learn about organizational resilience and the key dimensions around which nonprofits are developing their resilience strategies. If you can’t attend, please register to receive a...

K-16 Partnerships

Middle School STEM Event, CCP – Dec 22 or 23

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia’s Division of Access and Community Engagement presents the Great Energy Escape – Digital Escape Room Event. This FREE virtual Escape Room Event is for Middle...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Paid Digital Experiences for High School Students

City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

In partnership with Philadelphia Youth Network’s Work Ready program we are able to offer a paid, virtual career exposure program to 75 young people and will be launching an application for a more...

2021 Spring Internship, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) – Dec 14

Trust for America's Health

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is currently seeking motivated undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates for our Spring 2021 internship program (January 2021 – April/May...

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance (GSIM) Foreman, PowerCorpsPHL

PowerCorpsPHL

PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative, operated in partnership with EducationWorks. Working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water...

Health & Wellness Coordinator, Puentes de Salud

Puentes de Salud

Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant population through...

Howley Alumni Counselor & Career Advisor, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Contributes to the success of the Cristo Rey Philadelphia College Counseling Office by collaborating with the Director of College Counseling as well as key school staff and administration to support...

Director of Learning, Academy of Natural Sciences

Drexel University

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative Director of Learning to reinvent the way people learn in natural history museums. The role...

Crew Leader, PowerCorpsPHL

Education Works

Organization Summary EducationWorks engages children and young people by providing high quality educational programs that make the school day whole and reengage disconnected young adults to...

Director of Development, First Up

First Up

First Up is the region’s most qualified organization to train and coach Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals and families, resulting in high quality ECE programs and positive life outcomes...

Grant Opportunities

Strengthen Democratic Institutions, National Endowment for Democracy – Jan 11

National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to growing and strengthening democracy around the world. To that end, NED welcomes applications for its Grants...

Campus Well-Being Improvement, American College Health Foundation – Feb 1

American College Health Foundation

The American College Health Foundation is inviting applications for its ACHF College Well-Being Funding Opportunity. Through the program, up to two grants of $3,500 will be awarded to institutions...

ecoSolution™ Grants, Captain Planet Foundation – Jan 15

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation was established as a corporate foundation to support youth-led efforts inspired by the show, Captain Planet & the Planeteers, a cartoon program produced by Ted...

Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice, Impact Fund – Jan 21

Impact Fund

The Impact Fund provides grants to advance social justice in the United States. To that end, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofit legal service providers, private attorneys, and/or...

For Students

Paid Digital Experiences for High School Students

City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

In partnership with Philadelphia Youth Network’s Work Ready program we are able to offer a paid, virtual career exposure program to 75 young people and will be launching an application for a more...

FREE SAT & College Mentoring for Philly Students, Let’s Get Ready – Feb 8

Let's Get Ready

Studies show that by 2020, 65% of job openings in the United States will require a postsecondary degree. Yet compared to their higher-income peers, students from low-income backgrounds are less than...

Faculty Updates

The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by College Student Parents

Aspen Institute

Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Jed Foundation (JED) released a literature review titled, The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Student Parents. The report by Shirley Leyro, , assistant...

New Report: Cross-Sectional Benefits Hubs: An Innovative Approach to Supporting College Students’ Basic Needs

The Hope Center

Faced with tightening budgets, states, and institutions are seeking innovative solutions to help #RealCollege students obtain food & housing supports. We explored The Benefits Hubs model by the...

Engaged Faculty Retreat – Feb 19

Weber State University

The Engaged Faculty Retreat will take place virtually on February 19, 2021. This year has seen an interruption in typical ways of interaction and engagement with the community. The 2021 Engaged...

The Key Podcast (New Episode): Student Well Being during the Fall Term

Inside Higher Ed

On The Key with Inside Higher Ed, hear from two higher ed leaders about how their institutions supported their students’ mental health this past fall. Subscribe to this podcast — available on...

Partnerships for Transformative Change – Dec 14

Ithaca College

Ithaca College, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, Sustainable Tompkins, and Building Bridges, is pleased to invite campus sustainability professionals and their...

Webinar: Honoring Ways of Knowing for Biocultural Restoration and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change – Jan 14

Campus Compact

Our civic engagement work with and in diverse communities is authentic to the extent that we honor and amplify the ways of knowing of our partners, be they experts from community-based organizations,...

Democratic Engagement

Strengthen Democratic Institutions, National Endowment for Democracy – Jan 11

National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to growing and strengthening democracy around the world. To that end, NED welcomes applications for its Grants...

Webinar: How to Stay Motivated and Inspired Post-Election – Dec 8

Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is hosting a webinar Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm EST, How to Stay Motivated and Inspired Post-Election. Register here. We will continue this series of...

College Success Network

The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by College Student Parents

Aspen Institute

Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the Jed Foundation (JED) released a literature review titled, The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Student Parents. The report by Shirley Leyro, , assistant...

FREE SAT & College Mentoring for Philly Students, Let’s Get Ready – Feb 8

Let's Get Ready

Studies show that by 2020, 65% of job openings in the United States will require a postsecondary degree. Yet compared to their higher-income peers, students from low-income backgrounds are less than...

Higher Ed Budgets for the Post-COVID Era

Lumina Foundation

Now’s Our Chance to Do This Right The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global and economy more profoundly than any other event since World War II. Just as the subprime mortgage crisis ushered...

Partnerships Classifieds

Puentes Education is Seeking Virtual Volunteers – Jan 3

Puentes de Salud

The Puentes Education Program is seeking volunteers to support our *virtual* education work this Spring!    Volunteers will engage virtually with students through our Early...


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