November 24, 2020

Other Local Events and Workshops

Free, Online Learning for Social Change: African American Museum in Philadelphia Virtual Exhibit: Rendering Justice – Dec 3

Throughout their careers, visual artist and filmmaker Titus Kaphar and memoirist, poet, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts have used their varied mediums to confront the abuses of the criminal...

Community Engagement Series on Police Reform: Circles of Truth, Collectively Envisioning an Equitable Future – Nov 30

Join us for the first session of a community engagement series on police reform—Circles of Truths—hosted by the City of Philadelphia’s Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation....

Free Virtual Literacy Program for Grandparents

Grandfamily Resource Center presents Philly Families Read Together, a free virtual program that helps grandparents who are raising their grandchildren learn ways to advance and enrich the...

Mentoring Moments Training – Dec 3

MENTOR Independence Region is offering a free virtual Mentoring Moments training on December 3 at 12:00-1:15 PM for adults in relationship-rich spaces to learn how to approach interactions with youth...

New Resources

Department of Planning and Development Housing Helper Benefit Tool

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) works in collaboration with communities to promote, plan, preserve, and develop successful neighborhoods for all. DPD’s new Housing Helper...

New Issue of Liberal Education: How COVID-19 Turned Higher Ed Upside Down

Welcome to the new Liberal Education, a reimagining of the original Liberal Education that incorporates the themes of the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U)...

New Newsletter: Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation

Welcome to the first issue of the Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation’s new newsletter.  Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation is an effort that began in...

CATCH UP WITH THE LATEST #COMPACTNATIONPOD

We’re back with season five of #CompactNationPod! Join us for a post-election discussion of civic education and the involvement of young people in the political process on our latest episode,...

Youth Voting Data

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University has tracked and reported youth turnout data in the 2020 election. CIRCLE data suggest that...

Compass 2019-20 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our Compass 2019-20 Annual Report, Stronger Together, filled with the many ways you helped our communities during these most unprecedented times. We all stepped up to...

Coalition Against Hunger 2019-2020 Annual Report

The Coalition Against Hunger is proud to release our FY 2019-2020 Annual Report. This past fiscal year, like many other organizations we faced a number of new challenges: the COVD-19 pandemic,...

Virtual Classroom Visits with Public Health Journalists

Are you interested in connecting your students directly with a journalist who has reported on public health emergencies on the ground? These journalists can share a range of expertise, from...

The COVID-19 Writers Project: Evaluating Crises by Analyzing Individual Stories

Inspired by the 1930s Federal Writers Project that produced audio and written recordings of formerly enslaved Americans, The COVID-19 Writers Project (C19WP) captures a hyperlocal viewpoint of the...

New Report: Skills-Based Occupational Transitions for COVID-19 Displaced Workers in the Philadelphia Metro Area

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers in the Philadelphia metro area employed in retail sales, food service, and office and administrative support occupations lost their...

ADVANCE: a Beginning to Healing and Action – Conference Recordings

ADVANCE: a Beginning to Healing and Action – Rising through the pandemic, economic shock, systemic injustices and traumatic disruptions Over a half dozen speakers and hundreds of participants...

Women, Migrant and Refugee, and Remote and Rural Health Care Best Practices

This edition of the Social Innovations Journal is curated by The Network: Toward Unity for Health (TUFH), an official non-state actor of the World Health Organization. TUFH is driven by a moral...

Miscellaneous

Where to Find Free Food and Meals During Thanksgiving Week

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food this year due to challenges caused by COVID-19. In response, the City and partners have created new food and meal sites as well as a food access map....

Monell Science Apprenticeship Program – Summer 2021- Dec 18

We are pleased to announce that our application for the Summer 2021 Monell Science Apprenticeship Program is now live!   MSAP is a great opportunity for high school and college students to get...

Collecting Student Voter Stories

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition partners are interested in hearing about student voting experiences. If you know students who were unable to cast...

Call for Submissions: Undergraduate Poll Worker Essay Contest – Dec 15

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is hosting an essay contest about students’ experiences working the polls. Students can submit a brief essay (400 words or less) about their...

Temple University WELL Program’s Online Remote Classes and Available Services

We wanted to share information about some of our current online remote classes that are available to community members free of charge.  We have several class types and services that may be of...

Webinar: Anchor Institutions, Racial Justice, and Equity in the Era of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter – Dec 3

The year 2020 has been a most extraordinary period, characterized by a raging pandemic and a deep economic crisis as well as a necessary racial reckoning.  The inequities that have been laid so bare...

Free Tech Workshops for Middle School Girls, Grades 6-8

TechGirlz is a nonprofit program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)3 nonprofit of CompTIA, that inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers....

Facilitators Needed: CCNYPA Spring & Summer 2021 Communities of Practice (CoP) – Dec 8

Interested in Facilitating a CoP? CCNYPA invites community engaged professionals such as faculty, directors, and staff to apply for facilitating a Community of Practice (CoP) Spring or Summer 2021....

Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women – Dec 31

The Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women is awarded annually to professionals who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees. Recipients receive up to $5,000 for tuition and/or books within a...

Early Scholars Program, CCP – Dec 7

Earn College Credit While You’re Still in High School — at No Cost Eligible Philadelphia residents entering 11th or 12th grade or those under the age of 21 and actively pursuing a GED or high...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship Opportunities

We are thrilled to announce new opportunities for early career professionals. Through these Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship opportunities, Fellows will spend two years full-time collaborating...

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of Academic Innovation, Albion College, The Phila. Center

The Ethnic Studies Program and The Philadelphia Center (TPC) at Albion College invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Innovation position.  We are...

Director of Training / Associate Director, Drexel University Counseling Center

The Director of Training for the Counseling Center/Associate Director of Counseling is responsible for providing oversight and management of all aspects of the Counseling Center’s APA accredited...

Data Analyst, OIC

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...

Steppingstone Scholars is Hiring Work Study Students

Steppingstone Scholars is hiring Tutors. Do you have work study? Do you work with college students who are seeking employment? Steppingstone Scholars works with families and school partners to...

Partnership Manager, OIC of America – Dec 1

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...

Grant Opportunities

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 #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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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