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- GoodCompany seeks applicants for social impact accelerator program
- PEC to report new research on child homelessness in city
- UWW asks Obama to reconsider deduction cap
- National foundations pledge action to help boys and men of color
- JLC offers school toolkit for supporting foster youth
- Philadelphia Book Festival expands to all city libraries
- Workshop seeks to help seniors with technology
- Seminar helps seniors prevent home improvement fraud
- Campus Philly plans fifth annual Opportunity Fair
- City offers six week paid summer internship
- PhillyGoes2College offers help for applications
- Council offers training for Bucks professionals on gambling
- Online workshop discusses senior housing
- PSIJ plans global edition on youth employment
- Mothers In Charge plans anti-violence conference
- Digital Resource Fair set for April 27th
- DRN publishes fact sheets on students with disabilities
- PHMC establishes new research data center
- AFL-CIO offers scholarships to graduating seniors
- Student 'Day of Silence' opposes anti-LGBT bullying
- Teen video contest aims to promote bullying prevention
- National Trails Day set for June 1st
- Helping Hands Conference brings together kinship caregivers
- Harcum at Congreso program accepting applications
- Summer job applications being accepted by UAC
- UW, MLK365 sponsor community leadership workshops
- Welcoming Center publishes immigration fact sheets
- New toolkit outlines strategies for improving attendance
- PA Black Caucus announces 2013 scholarships
- Norristown SAAC recruiting for Forever Fit program
- UAC Celebrates National Financial Literacy Month
- Summer nutrition program running a book drive
- PCA conducting survey among Philadelphia seniors
- Spring 2013 OSTRC Regional Resource Directories available
- JFCS sponsors annual Disabilities Film Festival
- AIDS Education Month planned for June
HOBY sets three day leadership seminar
- Obama presses for online submission of 990s
- Valentine supports nonprofit women leaders
- NFF offers webinar on survey
- JEVS seeks nonprofits for summer internships
focuses on nonprofit mergers
Events & Fundraisers
- Philly Give & Get offers unique auction prizes
- OSA event seeks to 'knock out homelessness'
- Victim Services holds fundraiser
- RTP sets walk/run event
- UCSEP holds Headhouse fundraiser
- African American chamber recognizes UAC
- Rep. Frank speaks at JSPAN meeting
- Disabilities Institute celebrates 40th anniversary
- PUP schedules jazz fundraiser
- Children's Village holds benefit for kitchen
- SJ food bank competing in Walmart contest
- Food Trust annual breakfast set
sponsors trivia night
For the Record
Pew's State of the City Report
The study compares Philadelphia to a group of nine other major cities—chosen on the basis of size, location and makeup—on household income, crime, educational attainment, public transit use, cost of living, poverty, unemployment and foreign-born residents. In addition, the report provides a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at income, poverty, home sales, crime and ethnic diversity in Philadelphia.
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Minority Health in Southeastern Pennsylvania
This report from the Community Health Database of Public Health Management Corporation highlights the results of a health survey of ethnic and racial minority groups in the region.
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What Works for Mentoring Programs
Child Trends has released a new brief that determines how frequently mentoring programs work to improve the lives of young people when it comes to their parent and peer relationships, mental health, education and behavioral problems.
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Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
UW sponsors United2Feed event in Delco
Too many individuals in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are hungry.
In fact, southeastern Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District is considered one of the hungriest places for families in the United States and Camden is the nation’s most impoverished city.
That’s why on Thursday, April 25th, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will be joined by 500 volunteers and food partners to prepare 60,000 meals for 5,000 families and individuals throughout the region. More than 80,000 pounds of food will be sorted as we are United2Feed to tackle the issue of hunger in our community.
We are committed to addressing hunger in our region because we know:
• A child can’t perform well in school when hungry;
• Working families still need help putting nutritious food on their tables;
• Seniors shouldn’t have to choose between a hot meal and their medication.
Whether you donate a food item, advocate for policies affecting hunger or volunteer your time at a local food pantry, you are United2Feed.
To find out more about how you can get involved and join in the fight against hunger, visit here.
The April 25th event will take place at Sun Center Studios, 250 N Commerce Drive, in Aston, from 8am to noon.
For more details, go here.
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Casa Farnese seeks computer class volunteers
Casa Farnese opened in 1966 at the first affordable senior citizens housing complex in Philadelphia. It offers a one hour (6pm-7pm) computer class each week to teach its residents the basics of email, typing, and internet usage so they can become more confident in their use of technology.
The group is in need of one or two Volunteer Leaders to help manage this project. Volunteer Leaders would manage the project, volunteer sign-ups and follow-up to help to ensure that every volunteer and senior has a positive experience.
If interested, call Lauren North at 215-735-3858 or email here.
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PhillyPatientRide seeks drivers
Did you know that hundreds of cancer patients in the Philadelphia area have no way of getting to treatment? Every day cancer patients in our community need rides to and from their treatments and doctors appointments.
PhillyPatientRide brings together cancer patients at many of Philadelphia’s top hospitals with volunteer drivers who have access to PhillyCarShare’s fleet of vehicles throughout the City.
Volunteers receive a weekly email that lists appointments where transportation is needed for the coming week and then sign up for the rides they are able to provide.
Volunteers are required to attend a training orientation; must be at least 21 years old; and must have a valid drivers’ license and safe driving record.
The next orientation training will be Thursday, May 9th at 5:30pm at the American Cancer Society office, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia.
For more information, contact Jamie McCann or 215-985-5359.
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WePAC seeks volunteer readers
The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children is looking for volunteers to join their library teams.
Library volunteers read with students, check out books together and work on fun literacy activities, such as writing poems, drawing, singing and acting. No library experience required - just a love of reading. Volunteers need to be available a minimum of 2-3 hours per week during the school year.
Email here for orientation dates, to schedule an interview or for more information.
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Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Fund Officer
ACLU of Pennsylvania
LGBT Field Organizer
St. John's Community
Women Agaist Abuse
Case Management Supervisor
Schultz & Williams
Planned Giving Representative
Credit & Housing Counselor
Bilingual Housing Counselor
Legacy Youth Tennis
Women Against Abuse
Partners for Sacred Places
Oxford Circle CCDA
Property and Finance
Mental Health Worker
Nationalities Service Center
The Leeway Foundation
Neighborhood Bike Works
Summer Camp Coordinator
Summer Camp Lead
African Family Health
ESL Tutor (Volunteer)
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