Upcoming Events

PHENND K-16 Partnerships Network Spring Forum

Please join the PHENND K-16 Partnerships Network on Friday, February 17th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be hosting a half-day of panel sessions at the School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street.

This event will cover the following themes: - gaining higher-level commitments from college students - building valuable school-university-nonprofit partnerships for students and - unique uses for college students in work with schools

Through a series of panel discussions local professors, non-profit leaders, School District of Philadelphia administrators and college students will share their unique perspectives on creative and positive partnerships with schools and non-profits including: media literacy curricula created by Temple students, ESL classes for School District parents, data collection and evaluation of school partnerships, coalitions of civically engaged college students and side-by-side tutoring programs.

This event is FREE but please register because space is limited!

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2012 PHENND Conference: Food Justice

The 2012 PHENND conference is Friday, February 24, 2012 at Saint Joseph's University

Registration is now open!

The theme this year will be “Food Justice.” It will cover topics related to food security, health & nutrition, economic development, community development, youth development, and the environment and will feature programs that are partnerships between institutions of higher education and the broader community.

We are pleased to announce that the Keynote Lecture will be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The keynote speaker will be Malik Yakini, Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Read more about Malik below.

A full agenda, including workshops titles and presenters is now available here.

Registration is now open at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dG4tLVIzaTUwaFN5YUlqazdwM0ZudUE6MA#gid=0

There is a small fee to attend the conference to help defray costs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

  • PHENND Member Institution faculty member ($45)
  • PHENND Member Institution staff/administrator ($45)
  • PHENND Member Institution student ($25)
  • Nonprofit Staff or volunteer ($35)
  • Other ($60)

Announcing Keynote Speaker: Malik Yakini, Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general. Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a four acre farm in Detroit and spearheaded efforts to establish the Detroit Food Policy Council, which he chairs. He served as a member of the Michigan Food Policy Council from 2008 - 2010. He serves on the facilitation team of Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System.

From 1990 – 2011 he served as Executive Director of Nsoroma Institute Public School Academy, one of Detroit’s leading African-centered schools. In 2006 he was honored as “Administrator of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology from 2004 - 2011. He is C.E.O. of Black Star Educational Management.

He is dedicated to working to identify and alleviate the impact of racism and white privilege on the food system. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks farmers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. He views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality.

Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Campus Applications for 2012-2013

PHENND is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania AmeriCorps program. Scholars in Service to PA is an AmeriCorps Education Award Only program. This means that participating students enroll as AmeriCorps members on a part-time basis and receive a partial Education Award at the end of their term. Students who complete 450 hours of service in 1 year will earn an award of $1,468.00; students who complete 300 hours of service earn an award of $1,175.00. The award can be used to pay for any legitimate educational expense at their current undergraduate institution or to pay for future educational expenses.

Campuses across Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply to host a Scholars in Service to PA Program.

Applications are due March 2, 2012.

Download the application package here

Also, a technical assistance call will be available for those with questions about the program and/or the application process.

The calls will be: Friday, January 27, at 10 AM or Thursday, February 2, 3 PM

Please RSVP to Hillary Kane to receive the information for your desired call. Email or call .

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