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Week of July 20, 2014
Nonprofit Community Service Partners Sought to Receive Free Assistance by Trained Workers (JEVS Human Services)


Many nonprofits are working with reduced staff due to a funding crisis. JEVS Human Services offers free assistance from motivated workers to community service partners. Workers will receive ongoing training from JEVS, based on the nonprofit’s specifications. Community service partner agencies will provide experience and feedback to help workers further their career and end the cycle of poverty. For more information, contact Brad Beil at 215-837-5613 or by e-mailing Bradley.Beil@jevs.org. For more information about JEVS, go to www.jevshumanservices.org.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Quote of the Day

"My idea of serenity - that wonderful word that everybody's trying to get into their life - is call-waiting."

Elaine Stritch , award-winning actress, died July 17th at age 89.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Aging Network News

Two Funding Opportunities: For Building Evaluation Capacity & For Innovative Nonprofits(The Thomas Scattergood Foundation & NBC10)


Deadline July 28: The Scattergood Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014-2016 Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative are now being accepted. At least four agencies in Greater Philadelphia will receive two years of evaluation training and consultation in practical program evaluation skills to track program processes and outcomes, and to communicate effectively about evaluation and quality assurance data. Participants will be able to tailor capacity building for program evaluation to the needs of individual agencies and to receive ongoing support for changes in capacity over several years. For more information or to apply, Click Here>> 

Deadline August 8: NBC10 is accepting applications for its 21st Century Solutions annual grant challenge for nonprofit organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs in the region. Three grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded. Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations with innovative programs that are less than two years old and that address emerging challenges or ongoing issues may apply. The following program areas are eligible: Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media Arts and Technology. For more information or to apply, Click Here>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

“I do not remember becoming old. All of a sudden, I was there.”

Elaine M. Brody -See "Elaine M. Brody, Expert on Elderly Who Grew Into the Role, Dies at 91" (New York Times, 7/17/14) above, in today's headlines.

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GenPhilly's 4th Annual "Pet-Tastic" Pet Food & Toy Drive/Happy Hour - July 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia 19107. More>>

New York Academy of Medicine Webinar: Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life - July 23, 11 am - 12 pm EDT. Register>>

Employment Assistance for LGBT Older Adults - July 24 @ 12pm. RSVP 215-732-2220 or emiller@waygay.org. More>>

William Way LGBT Community Center's Annual IndiGoGo Fundraiser! July 26, starting at 10 pm. More>>

Job in the Aging Network: Senior Center Counselor for North Broad Street Senior Center. More>>

Easter Seals Project ACTION Transportation Webinar: Neighborhood Wayfinding: What You Need to Know to Get Involved - Aug. 6, 2 pm ET. Register by Aug.4>>

Made for Each Other: Seniors and Their Animal Companions - August 6, 11:00 am - Parkway Central Library, Room 108, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 10103. Allen Glicksman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, and Christine Hoffman, BA, Research Analyst at PCA discuss what science has established about the mutually beneficial connection between people and domestic animals.

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