The week of

July 9, 2019

Other Local Events and Workshops

Increasing comprehension through media literacy skills – Aug 3

Urban Media Literacy

In a 10 week time period, Urban Media Literacy used our media literacy curriculum to increase the ELA reading scores of a group of 40 students. Most of the students were reading two or more levels...

Proud Pennsylvania: Building Regional Economies that Work for All – Jul 11

Venture Cafe

Next Thursday Gathering | July 11 | 3 – 8 pm 3675 Market Street, 3rd Floor Coming to a Thursday Gathering for the first time? Want to skip the line? Pre-register here! Program for 07/11...

BuildaBridge Safe Spaces Model, July 20

BuildaBridge Institute

An introduction to BaB’s person-centered, strength-based, trauma informed pedagogy (5hrs), this presentation will use didactic, arts-based, and experiential methods to teach key concepts of the...

Springfield Mills Demonstration Day, July 21, 1-4 PM

Morris Arboretum

Located directly across from the Arboretum’s main entrance on Northwestern Avenue, Springfield Mills and the Miller’s Cottage date back to 1761 and are the oldest architectural features...

Map Chats with the American Philosophical Society, July 28

American Philosophical Society

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Dr. Erin Holmes, curator of the current exhibition Mapping a Nation at the American Philosophical Society, will talk about what it takes to make a map...

Women’s Leader Tour: A 150th Anniversary Event, July 13

Laurel Hill Cemetery

West Laurel Hill’s first female President and CEO, Nancy Goldenberg, will share stories of some of the courageous female leaders buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. From community activist...

Civic Engagement Academy Training: Targeting and Recruitment, July 18

SERVE Philadelphia

The Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) is a training program that provides community members with the tools needed to create lasting positive change. Trainings are meant to support local problem-solving...

GreenFutures’ Professional Development Series: Climate Change – From Classroom to Community, Aug. 13-15

School District of Philadelphia

Attention School District of Philadelphia Teachers!  Are you Climate Ready? Join us for the next workshop in the GreenFutures’ Professional Development Series: Climate Change – From...

4th Annual Marginalized to Empowered Conference, Aug. 6

Saint Joseph's University

The 4th Annual Marginalized to Empowered Conference on Tuesday, August 6 from 8:30am – 4pm will be held at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  This thought-provoking event will...

Public Spaces Summer Workshop Series, Starting July 25

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, and the Knight Foundation, are proud to offer the...

ASAP Directory and NEW Program Locator- LAST INFO SESSION, July 24

After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP)

As you may have heard already, ASAP is helping the Citywide Out of School Time Initiative  prepare launching a new OST program locator in late August. Don’t forget to RSVP for the final info...

New Resources

Non-Degree Credentials Have High Value for U.S. Adults

Strada Education Network

New Strada-Lumina Report Finds Non-Degree Credentials Have High Value for Adults Certified Value: When do Adults Without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications finds that...

The Ethics of Voluntourism and the Purpose of Travel

The Pulitzer Center

Do you have students who are traveling this summer? Prime them to think about the ethics and opportunities of travel with these activity ideas. In this lesson, students read a solutions journalism...

New Study: Minimum Wage Effects in Low-Wage Areas

University of California at Berkeley

Study Finds That $15 Minimum Wage Would Not Cost Jobs. Gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 would not create job loss in low-wage states, according to a new study from...

Leveraging Science and Technology to Confront Social Challenges: A Conversation with Tom Kalil

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Spotlight spoke with Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, about his work harnessing science and technology to address societal challenges like poverty. Kalil served in the Clinton...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed for Summer Career Exploration Program for Youth 14-21

Youth Advocate Programs

Youth Advocate Programs is running a summer career exploration program for young people aged 14-21 and is looking for volunteers. The program runs Monday-Thursday from 9-2. We are looking for people...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CWI’s Summer Institute, July 22-26

Community Works Institute

CWI’s 2019 Summer WEST Instituteon Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability, JULY 22-26, 2019, LOS ANGELES, CA, in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, provides a unique...

Registration Now Open: American Mental Wellness 2019 Conference, Nov. 21-22

Temple University Harrisburg

Register for the American Mental Wellness 2019 National Conference, November 21-22, 2019, Radisson Harrisburg, Camp Hill, PA. This conference is for professionals and paraprofessionals working in the...

Grant Opportunities

Empowering for Freedom for cancer patients – Aug 12

Rising Tide Foundation

Rising Tide Foundation Issues Calls for Empowering for Freedom Proposals The Rising Tide Foundation works to maximize individual potential, build competencies through education, create opportunities,...

Farmers Advocating for Organic Program – Sep 1

Organic Valley

Organic Valley is accepting LOIs for its Farmers Advocating for Organic program. The largest farmer-fund grant program in the and one of the few focused solely on organic, the FAO program seeks to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Manager GovLabPHL, City of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia

Agency Description: GovLabPHL (“the Lab”), is a community of City employees and academic researchers led by the Mayor’s Policy Office dedicated to creating opportunities to learn and practice...

Program Director

The Reflect Organization

Title: Program Director Hours: M-F, 9-5 PM, plus required travel to chapter schools and otherwise as needed. Location: The Program Director must work at Reflect National, located in Philadelphia. The...

Philly Reading Coaches, Regional Coordinator, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

The Regional Coordinator (RC) serves as the key on-site liaison for the PRC program at community-based Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) or Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) sites.  In this...

Director of Early Childhood Education, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

This is a new position that will report to the Chief Education Officer and work collaboratively with the Mayor’s Policy Office to guide and manage the strategic development and implementation of a...

Community School Coordinator – Disston Elementary School, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest...

Community School Coordinator – Richard R. Wright Elementary School, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest...

Community School Coordinator – John H. Webster Elementary School, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest...

Community School Coordinator – Overbrook Educational Center, Full-time

The City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest...

Community School Coordinator – Alexander K. McClure Elementary School, Full-time

City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest...

Assistant to the President

Delaware Valley Fairness Project

Delaware Valley Fairness Project is seeking candidates for a junior management position as Assistant to the President/Executive Director.  This is a full-time position based at our office in...

Health Programs Coordinator, Full-Time

African Family Health Organization

The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO), a community-based, non-profit organization serving African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area is seeking a Health...

Ceiba – Advocacy Coordinator

Ceiba

Ceiba is a coalition of Latino non-profit organizations. Its mission is to promote the economic development and financial inclusion of the Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed...

Miscellaneous

Summer Course Preparation for Campus Compact Community Engagement Professional Credentialing

Merrimack College

Merrimack College is partnering with Campus Compact to support the Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program. We are offering an online course this summer that will prepare you for the...

Makuu Summer Impact Program – apply by Jun 15

University of Pennsylvania

The Makuu Summer Impact Program is a five-week day camp that will give students a college experience — encompassing college access and completion, student led development of critical...

Environmental Education Landscape Survey

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs your help to better understand the Environmental Education Landscape K-12 across the Commonwealth. Follow the survey link to help us better shine a...

College Success Network

ACHIEVEMPLS SHARES INSIGHTS FROM GATES GRANT AT HARVARD STRATEGIC DATA PROJECT CONFERENCE

AchieveMpls

Our Career & College Centers Manager Kevin Salkas recently traveled to Harvard University to present at a Harvard Strategic Data Project Annual Convening breakout session on lessons from the...

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education (Pell Institute) at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the...

WHAT IS A NUDGE AND HOW CAN IT HELP MORE COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE?

Persistence Plus

White paper: College leaders have long known that behavioral and non-academic factors play an important role in students’ decisions to leave college. Students feel disengaged, confused or...

Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts

Excelencia in Education

Overview Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the economy’s need for a highly educated workforce for civic leadership. Policy must keep up...

Faculty Updates

New Book – The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Harvard University Press

Getting in is only half the battle. The Privileged Poor reveals how — and why — disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these...

The Annual Catholic Urban Education Seminar (CUES), June 20

Cabrini University

This free event, Pursuing Solidarity and Equity in Catholic Urban Education School Communities, which focuses on exemplar educational equity practices, will occur on Thursday, April 20, 2019, 9 AM...

Summer Course Preparation for Campus Compact Community Engagement Professional Credentialing

Merrimack College

Merrimack College is partnering with Campus Compact to support the Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program. We are offering an online course this summer that will prepare you for the...

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education (Pell Institute) at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the...

Program Coordinator- Lindy Scholars Program

Drexel University

The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is currently hiring a Program Coordinator for the Lindy Scholars Middle-School Mentoring Program. The Lindy Scholars Program serves middle-school students at...

Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts

Excelencia in Education

Overview Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the economy’s need for a highly educated workforce for civic leadership. Policy must keep up...


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