April 13, 2021

PHENND Events/Activities

Other Local Events and Workshops

The Evolution of the Racism Sequence, Speaker Series – Apr 20

More than 50 years ago, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) introduced the Racism Sequence curriculum—a series of courses that deeply examine the implications of racism for...

Change the Subject: A documentary film and discussion – Apr 14

Melissa and Óscar noticed that the term “illegal alien” in Dartmouth’s library catalog refered to undocumented migrants. Their inquiries on when the term started to be used and how...

Family Literacy Program, May 17 – July 17

Nationalities Service Center is now enrolling for its Family Literacy Program. Our family literacy program aims to help immigrant parents enrich their English language,literacy, and parenting skills,...

Webinar: PA Redistricting 101 – Apr 22

Join LatinoJustice PRLDEF and CEIBA for its Pennsylvania Redistricting 101 webinar on April 22, 2021 at noon.  A fair redistricting process is crucial to ensuring voting districts are drawn...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Separating Fact from Fiction – Apr 14

Dr. Florencia Polite of Penn Medicine will be leading a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine on April 14th at 4:00PM. This event is open to the public; please RSVP via this form so event organizers...

Community College of Philadelphia – News and Updates for HS Counselors – Apr 16

We hope you will be able to join us (Community College of Philadelphia) for our Annual Spring Counselor Professional Development on April 16, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM via Zoom. As we look toward the fall,...

Virtual Town Hall: The American Rescue Plan – Apr 16

Eleven years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the American Rescue Plan, passed last month in Congress, is the boldest expansion of health care in a decade.  It will lower health care...

Civic Saturday Philadelphia: Voicing Your Vote – May 8

Join emerging civic leaders for original music, poetry, and discussion about the upcoming election. Learn what’s on the ballot and how you can make an immediate impact in your community by...

Tax Benefits: Getting the Money You’re Owed & Deserve – Apr 13

Every year, Philadelphians miss out on receiving hundreds of millions of dollars that are owed to them through many local, state and federal tax benefits. Now, more than ever, it’s important that...

2021 Summer Institute on GIS & Public Health – June 14-18

This comprehensive institute is designed to develop the following skills: Understand a broad range of ways the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used Critically analyze maps and research...

An Inside-Out Approach to Equity in STEM – Apr 20 & May 4

The Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators (PRISE) is hosting a speaker and panel series titled: An Inside-Out Approach to Equity in STEM. We are taking a systems view of examining how...

Closing the Gender Wealth Gap: Increasing Access to Affordable Housing – Apr 28

In fall of 2017, WOMEN’S WAY launched The Women’s Economic Security Initiative (WESI), a long-term, systems-level collaborative initiative centered around the shared vision that all women in the...

Heritage Storytime: Cooking Culturally – Let’s Cook for Ramadan – Apr 15

What is Heritage Storytime? Heritage Storytime (HS) is a series of monthly storytime episodes presented virtually for children. Each HS episode will focus on a heritage-related theme and will feature...

5th Annual Children with Complex Challenges Conference – May 7

Our 5th Annual Children with Complex Challenges Conference will be held virtually from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021. The keynote speaker, Dr. Russell Barkley, will talk about ADHD...

Virtual Workshop: Success Depends on You! WHY and HOW to Measure Program Effectiveness – May 19

Participants will discuss how success is measured within your organization and learn how to plan, execute, and measure program outcomes and meet stakeholder objectives. Nonprofits define success...

New Resources

Stand Up, Speak Up, Let’s Keep Each Other Safe: Stop Asian Hate

Atlanta’s tragic shootings on March 16, 2021 broke the hearts and minds of the Asian and Asian American community across the United States. After generations of marginalization and invisibility,...

New Tool: Self-Assessment of Place-Based Systems Change Efforts

Dismantling Disparities in Communities: Resources and Tools to Advance Systems Change Regardless of focus—whether on cradle-to-career education, health, transportation, economic development, or...

New Article: What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis?

Universities and schools are undertaking clearer roles in one of our most fundamentally global issues: environmental sustainability and resilience. Initiatives underway across our state include a...

PCCY Resources for the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (Rescue Act) has all the potential to be a game changer for children. Congress has done its part in passing this historic legislation that can cut the national child...

Each One Teach One Early Childhood Training Digital Resources

Each One Teach One Early Childhood Training provides digital resources to increase adults’ understanding of how to support the learning of children ages 0 to 8 years. We support new educators...

New Report: Aligning Systems: Early Childhood Development and Health Forums, 2017-2020

When it comes to giving families the best chance for success, the impact of access to quality health care and early child development is undeniable. Yet silos and inefficiencies among these systems...

New Article: What We Can Learn From the Pandemic To Close the Nutrition Gap

In this week’s Spotlight Exclusive, Healthy Food Community of Practice Advisory Team describes the positive and innovative responses to address food and nutrition insecurity during the COVID-19...

New Survey Results: Alumni Perspectives—Are Student Loans Worth It?

The latest Strada Public Viewpoint provides research gathered over the course of 2020 in partnership with Gallup, and surveyed nearly 5,000 alumni who had borrowed money to pay for school about...

Podcast: The Key with Inside Higher Ed: Mergers and Other ‘Transformational Partnerships’

Merger is something of a dirty word in higher education, given that most of them are takeovers in which one college usually disappears. But as financial, demographic and other changes force many...

New Report: #RealCollege 2021: Basic Needs Insecurity during the Ongoing Pandemic

Entering the fall 2020 term, higher education was reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Enrollment was down—particularly among students most at risk of basic needs insecurity; fewer students had...

Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies: Beautiful Experiments (Vol. 3, Issue 1)

We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest issue of #CritEdPol, the online journal of critical education policy studies at Swarthmore College. The theme of “beautiful experiments,”...

New Report: Adaptive Public Space: Places for People in the Pandemic and Beyond

On March 24, 2021, Knight Foundation released “Adaptive Public Space: Places for People in the Pandemic and Beyond”, a Knight-commissioned report examining seven public spaces across the to...

Partnerships Classifieds

Red Cross Blood Drive – Apr 15

Global Citizen wants you to help get the word out about an upcoming blood drive for the Red Cross. You can also feel free to sign yourself up here. Here are the quick details: Date: Thursday, April...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Post-Capitalism Conference – Apr 22-25

Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 This conference is offered at no cost to participants. Anchored by: Humboldt State University Native American Studies, Politics, Sociology and...

Call for Presentations: NAAEE Annual Conference, The Power of Connections – May 7

NAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education) is holding its annual conference virtually in Fall 2021, October 12–15. The pandemic has made us realize how much we crave connection....

Call for manuscripts: Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion at Urban Institutions – Deadline Extended – May 10

***Deadline Extended to May 10, 2021*** Metropolitan Universities journal is pleased to announce an upcoming issue, “Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion at Urban Institutions.” Over the past six...

Grant Opportunities

Alternative Fuel Foundation Grants for K-12 Schools

Funds are available for educational institutions to aid in the development of programs that promote renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship. Projects that encourage...

Awesome Foundation Grants

The Awesome Foundation awards grants to support anyone working on a project to improve their community in Philadelphia. Please continue to submit your exciting, Awesome projects to us, and...

Gardens for Good Program, Nature’s Path – Mar 24

Nature’s Path welcomes applications for its Gardens for Good Program. Through the program, grants of $5,000 will be awarded to support nonprofit, organically-grown community garden projects...

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Program – Mar 31

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Temporary COVID-19 Administrative Coordinator, Drexel U.

Drexel is hiring a Temporary Administrative Coordinator position to support the CNHP COVID testing team ($17-20/hr). Drexel University’s COVID-19 testing operation is an operation to test...

2021 Summer Scholars Program, PNPI Internship – Mar 12

Since 2016, the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) has been honored to sponsor talented, policy-minded undergraduate and graduate students through our Summer Scholars Program. We are...

Program Coordinator, The Wardrobe – Feb 25

The Wardrobe (aka Career Wardrobe) is hiring a full-time salaried Program Coordinator position to start in March. This position is in-person working at both of The Wardrobe’s resale and service...

Raisers Edge NXT Database Manager (Part Time, Remote), Phila. Education Fund

For more than 30 years, the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) has been opening pathways to college and career success for Philadelphia students. Through our College Access Program, Philadelphia...

Senior Grants Manager (Full-time), Phila. Education Fund

For more than 30 years, the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) has been opening pathways to college and career success for Philadelphia students. Through our College Access Program, Philadelphia...

Executive Director, Green Light Fund

Since its inception in 2012 with support from the federal Social Innovation Fund, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia raised over $8 million, and directly invested $ million across five social enterprises...

Grant Writer Specialist, Tech Impact

Tech Impact is a nonprofit on a mission to use technology to better serve the world.   Tech Impact operates award-winning IT and customer experience training programs designed to help young adults...

Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist (Part-Time), Penn’s Village

Penn‘s Village, (PV) an innovative, volunteer – based organization addressing aging in place in central Philadelphia, is seeking an experienced community outreach specialist with connections...

Miscellaneous

Climate Reality Leadership Corps Virtual Training – Apr 22

With a new president and a new Congress ready to act, 2021 is our moment for change. To face the climate crisis devastating the planet. To confront the systemic racism destroying dreams and lives...

Coronavirus: Addressing Disparities – Feb 19

As California surpasses New York in the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the state continues to grapple with vaccine shortages, disparities in immunizations, and the rapid spread of coronavirus...

PA WW Teaching Fellowship – Mar 1

The WW (Institute for Citizens and Scholars) Teaching Fellowship prepares talented, committed individuals with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to teach in...

Congressional Youth Cabinet, PA 3rd District

U. S. Congressman Dwight Evans is putting together his first Congressional Youth Cabinet. The cabinet will be a non-partisan initiative made up of high school students who live in...

How to be ALL IN for Democracy in 2021 – Mar 3

The 2020 election demonstrated that college students are ready to continue deepening their engagement with democracy. To help your campus institutionalize nonpartisan democratic engagement...

How to Tell Your First-Generation Story to Get Hired – Mar 2

Your story is powerful! We all go through crap in life. Crap stinks! But crap can also be the fertilizer to our dreams. The choice is ours. The FREE webinar: How to Tell Your First-Generation...

Social Action and Justice Education Fellowship – Secondary Education – Apr 1

Are you concerned about the lack of teacher diversity in your schools? We are and are wondering if you have any students of color interested in becoming a teacher.  Through our Social Action and...

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING, Temple University

Ready to Earn Your High School Diploma? Need Help Transitioning to College or a New Career? Enroll in the WELL PROGRAM Today: High School Diploma Prep Career Certifications Academic Improvement...

Free CAREER TRANSITIONS Hybrid Course, Temple University

Career and Employment Preparation What are your Career Goals? We can help you: Utilize career exploration tools that help identify opportunities that lead to realistic careers Learn about the job...

Third Annual #YESCampaign Survey – Feb 21

It’s almost time for the third annual #YESCampaign in March! The goals of this visual campaign are to spread awareness of the organization (YES, Inc.) and to spark conversations about the...

Webinar: Public Viewpoint — How To Help Americans Get Back to Work – Feb 24

In this webinar, Strada Center for Education Consumer Insights researchers and expert guest panelists will discuss the role of employers as individuals look to reskill, upskill, and return to the...

Webinar: Spotlight on Local Climate Wins – Feb 16

To say that 2020 was rough would be an understatement. We experienced a global pandemic, a long overdue reckoning on racial justice, political unrest, and more – all against the backdrop of the...

Democratic Engagement

How to be ALL IN for Democracy in 2021 – Mar 3

The 2020 election demonstrated that college students are ready to continue deepening their engagement with democracy. To help your campus institutionalize nonpartisan democratic engagement...

Better Civics Impact Report

Since our launch this past spring, Better Civics quickly jumped into action. Taking inspiration from our city’s history of revolutionary innovations, Better Civics figured out quickly what we do...

College Success Network

Grassroots First Gen Advising Guide

[Ed note: This guide was written and developed by Josh Farris, a PHENND subscriber and first gen college graduate. Thank you to Josh for sharing his passion with the PHENND community.] Read the full...

Ascend Launches Student Parent Podcast – Feb 16

Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched 1 in 5, a podcast that features conversations with students who are parents and those who advocate for them in the fields of education, philanthropy,...

For Students

Congressional Youth Cabinet, PA 3rd District

U. S. Congressman Dwight Evans is putting together his first Congressional Youth Cabinet. The cabinet will be a non-partisan initiative made up of high school students who live in...

Faculty Updates

New Article: Can urban universities be better neighbors?

Davarian Baldwin began studying universities’ impact on their neighborhoods two decades ago, when he stumbled across a case study in real time at the University of Chicago, where he was...

Call for manuscripts: Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion at Urban Institutions – Deadline Extended – May 10

***Deadline Extended to May 10, 2021*** Metropolitan Universities journal is pleased to announce an upcoming issue, “Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion at Urban Institutions.” Over the past six...

Stockton University Free Homework Program Helping Student across South Jersey

Currently more than 300 students in grades K-12 are registered for the After-School Homework Completion Program. Some students attend almost every day, others pop in just when they need help with a...


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