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June 3, 2019

Other Local Events and Workshops

Teaching About Caring and Curing in Our City’s Past: Philadelphia, Public Health, and the World, June 24

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Date and Time: Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Measles? Mumps? Ebola? Our news is filled with new...

Book a Tour of “An Immigrant Alphabet” Exhibit

Global Philadelphia Association

An Immigrant Alphabet is a public art installation produced by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, featuring the work of artist Wendy Ewald in collaboration with eighteen Northeast High School students...

Friends Peace and Sanctuary: Center City Exhibitions

Swarthmore College

Opening day June 7th Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary, which was a featured pre-conference event during April’s 30th Anniversary PHENND Conference, is opening their Center City Exhibitions on June...

ECA’s Community Energy Conference 2019, June 7

Energy Coordinating Agency

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019, 8 AM – 4 PM Location: PECO Energy Hall (lower level), 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Join the Energy Coordinating Agency as we look toward the future of...

Safe Spaces Model Training, July 20


Date and Time: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1 PM Where: Drexel University College of Medicine, 2900 Queen Lane, Phila., PA 19144 The BuildaBridge Safe Spaces Model is a person-centered,...

Philadelphia Civic Trust Monthly Meeting, June 26

Philadelphia Civic Trust

The Philadelphia Civic Trust is a community based opportunity for all citizens to engage in public service by implementing a unique style for solving city issues that’s not typically seen in...

Summer Thyme Cooks Program at Free Library, Applications Due June 7

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Culinary Literacy Center’s Summer Thyme Cooks program is open for applications. This year the Nourishing Literacy Kitchen Team is offering a week-long library and cooking program for youth...

New Resources

Out of the Echo Chamber: Rebuilding Trust in News

John S. and James K. Knight Foundation

Out of the Echo Chamber: Rebuilding Trust in News examines the effects of media on democracy. Join Jonathan Rothwell, principal economist for Gallup, in partnership with the John S. and James K....

Annual State of Center City 2019 Report

Central Philadelphia Development Corporation

Today at the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation’s quarterly meeting, Center City District (CCD) released its annual State of Center City 2019, a data-driven compendium, organized by...

First Up Champions for Early Education Annual Report

First Up

These last two years have been momentous for First Up, to say the least. In 2017, we were still DVAEYC and celebrated 50 years of our service to the  Early Childhood Education (ECE) community. In...

New National Youth Turnout Estimates for 2018 Elections


We recently published a new estimate of young people’s participation in last year’s midterm elections: of youth turned out to vote in 2018. This estimate, calculated using the voter file...

Blog Post – Progressive Pedagogy On the Road


Last week, we took Progressive Pedagogy on the road to two conferences in Vancouver: Digital Democracies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and HASTAC’s Decolonizing Technologies,...

Resources from Digital Democracies Conference

Simon Fraser University

The Digital Democracies Conference, Artifical Publics, Just Infrastructures, Ethical Learning, was held in Vancouver in May, 2019. Watch livestream of the conference panels here.

Nonpartisan Candidate and Issue Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project creates nonpartisan, state-specific candidate and issue guides to help students navigate candidate stands. It researches salient votes and what candidates say...

Partnerships Classifieds

Internship Opportunity for Black and Brown High School Youth

Swarthmore College

Dr. Edwin Mayorga of Swarthmore College is director of the Education in our Barrios project (#BarrioEdProject), a collaborative of Swarthmore College students, Dr. Mayorga, and most importantly ...

Volunteers Need for Philly Free Streets, Aug. 3

Philly Free Streets

Did you hear? Philly Free Streets will be back on North Broad Street on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 to 1:00 from City Hall to Butler Street and Germantown Ave. The four mile stretch of road will...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

#RealCollege: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity, Sept. 28-29

Hope Center for College Community and Justice

We invite you to attend our Annual Convening, September 28-29, 2019, at Houston Community College’s West Houston Institute in Houston, Texas. Registration opens May 21. Darrick Hamilton, Executive...

Grant Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Family Academy: Courses & Training – Jun 21

School District of Philadelphia

DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 7 June 21 AT 2PM! REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Family Academy: Courses & Training 2019-2020 School Year Download & Read the Full RFP Here BACKGROUND INFORMATION The School...

Open-Source Internet Projects


Mozilla Invites Applications for Open-Source Internet Projects Mozilla was born out of and remains part of the open source and free software movement. Through the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS)...

100&Change Competition – Jul 16

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation Invites Applications for Second 100&Change Competition Through its 100&Change competition, the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awards a single $100 million...

Research initiative: Conference on College Composition and Communication – Oct 1

National Council of Teachers of English

Conference on College Composition & Communication Invites Research Proposals The Conference on College Composition and Communication is inviting proposals for its Research Initiative, which is...

Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program – Sep 3

Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Invites Applications for Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program The Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program is one of the Lilly Endowment’s longest standing programs and began as a way...

Faith In/And Democracy Grant, Application Deadline July 1


At this important moment for our democracy, many civic engagement funders and practitioners have redoubled efforts to bridge social and political divides. Today, Philanthropy for Active Civic...

Ecotech Grants – Jul 15

Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation Accepting Applications for Ecotech Grants The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Philly Forward Summer Internship

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announces that it is now accepting applications for its Philly Forward summer internship program. This eight-week paid internship is designed to...

Guest Educator (Substitute teacher), Full-time or Part-Time – Enriched Schools

Enriched Schools

Location: Philadelphia, PA What is Enriched Schools? Enriched is an educational talent hub that connects great people to great schools. What types of positions do you have available? Positions...

Associate Director of Operations, Year Up

Year Up

The Associate Director of Operations (Philadelphia, PA) reports directly to the Executive Director and will lead and support the efficiency and growth of the site in partnership with the local...


Strategies that Promote Success among First-Year African-American Males – Feb 15

Yes We Must Coalition

You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar, presented as part of the Yes We Must Coalition Webinar Series: Strategies that Promote Success among First-Year African-American Males February 15, 2019...

Recital Series at Widener – Feb 17

Widener University

Widener to host three-part recital series starting February 17 Widener University will hold the first of three recitals to kick off the Widener University 2019 Recital Series on Sunday, February 17....

Student Biomedical Research Contests – Mar 17

Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research

Our Student Contests Are Open! As this new year is underway, we want to remind you to share our student contest information with your students! Through our essay and poster contests, students have...

2019 Award for Excellence in Educational Access

National Partnership for Educational Access

Nominate an NPEA Member for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Educational Access: Nominations Now Being Accepted Through February 28 About the Award: For the fourth year in a row, NPEA Member Jack...

The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color – Feb 22

Philadelphia FIGHT

Friday, February 22nd at 12:00 pm This webinar will be presented by the Director of the Institute for Community Justice, Assata Thomas. She will discuss the various consequences of health-related...

Teacher as a Hero Award – Mar 3

National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum “Teacher as a Hero” Award Exceptional Teacher Award, Caring Classroom Award, and Good Neighbor Award This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®,...

Winter Virtual Career Fair for Service Year members and alumni – Feb 15

Service Year Alliance

Next Virtual Career Fair: On February 15th, 2019 2 – 4pm ET, Service Year Alliance will host its Winter Virtual Career Fair. This virtual fair will connect your corps members with public,...

College Success Network

College Success Network Updates – February 2019


A lot has happened so far in early 2019! Our first webinar was held January 24th, as part of the “Data & Information” group answering the question, “How do we identify, measure...

A Call for Partners: Intermediaries for Scale – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

As a foundation, we believe we can make an impact by supporting networks of schools, colleges and universities, and local and community organizations so they can share what works with each other in...

Nominate a program for Examples of Excelencia!

Excelencia in Education

Tell Excelencia in Education what works for Latino students in higher education: Do you know of a program that helps Latinos access, complete, and excel in higher education? Nominate this program...

Closing the College Graduation Gap: 2018 National College Access and Success Benchmarking Report

National College Access Network

Closing the College Graduation Gap: NCAN’S 2018 Benchmarking Report Students who receive services from NCAN member organizations enroll in and complete postsecondary education at rates far...

Connecting Across the Postsecondary Pipeline

National College Access Network

Spring Training Registration Now Open! Are you a high school counselor, principal, or district leader wondering how your school can partner with a local college or university? Are you a...

Federal Reserve Report: Student Borrowing May Lead to Rural Brain Drain

Federal Reserve System

By MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance, NCAN We know that job opportunities in rural areas are relatively scarce in comparison to the number of jobs available in urban areas. New data...

Call for Proposals: Racing Toward Postsecondary Success – Mar 15

National College Access Network

NCAN is pleased to announce the opening of the call for proposals for the 2019 NCAN National Conference: Racing Toward Postsecondary Success. Do you have best practices, data, or experiences that...

Faculty Updates

Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being – Mar 6-9

Campus Compact Western Region

There’s still time to register for the 2019 Western Region of Campus Compact, Continuums of Service Conference, Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being, March 6-9, 2019,...

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Resource Library

Community Campus Partnerships for Health

Did you know that Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) has a resource library? The online library includes topics on Community Based Participatory Research Community Engaged Scholarship...

Student-led Summit on Homelessness and Poverty, March 1-3

Community Empowerment Fund

Last year, students at Brown University held the first inaugural Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. In doing so, they brought together a coalition of student organizations from across the country...

Philly Forward Summer Internship

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announces that it is now accepting applications for its Philly Forward summer internship program. This eight-week paid internship is designed to...

Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger, February 22, 2019

Cabrini University

CONVERGENCE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND HUNGER: TAKING ACTION FEBRUARY 22, 2019, 8am–4pm, West Chester University This one-day interactive symposium will focus on issues and opportunities related to...

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