The Second National Conference Preventing Crime in the
Black Community: October 5-7, at the Marriott
Hotel, Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Honorable Anthony H. Williams, The
Honorable Mike Fisher, The Honorable Hardy Williams and the Organized Anti-Crime
Community Network. Volunteer to help with logistics, hand out packets and
register guests for all or part of the conference.
After-School Computer Tutors Needed: Make a difference in a child's
life through volunteering one afternoon a week at Turner Middle School located
at 59th & Baltimore Avenues. Teach students how to surf the internet,
type a book report, make a graph and design a flyer. Sponsored by the Supporter
of Our Community Civic Association (SOCCA).
Did you always want to teach? Well, here
is your opportunity. Join Community Schools, teach your interest and share
your skills. Lea/West Philadelphia Community School Program, Tuesdays,
6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon Teach: GED, Math, English, Driver's
Education, Computers, Public Speaking, Auto Mechanics, Dance, etc. University
City High School Community School Health and Fitness Night Tuesdays,
6-8 p.m. Teach: Tae Bo, Aerobics, Healthy Cooking, Weight Lifting, etc.
Philadelphia Cares Day, October 21 Are you
interested in making Philadelphia's public schools a better place for children?
The sixth annual Philadelphia Cares Day will bring together volunteers from
across the Delaware Valley to provide critically needed services for schools
throughout the community. Volunteers will paint murals and hallways, landscape
schoolyards, whitewash graffiti, and more. Join the Penn team for Philadelphia
Cares Day. A team of volunteers will work together to beautify a Philadelphia
public school, bringing smiles to the faces of hundreds of children. On
that day, 7,500 volunteers will meet and head out to 100 schools.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer A group
of us will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides
5 Mile Walk to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. The event
is to be held on Sunday, October 29, starting at the steps of the
Art Museum. An information session is being held on October 6, at
noon and again at 1 p.m. Are you interested in joining us?
Help prepare a University City High School or a West
Philadelphia High School student for the world of work Join the
School-To-Career Program at the University of Pennsylvania coordinated by
the Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Human Resources.
Hire high school students to do general office work and expose them to their
areas of interest. We have students interested in medicine, law, computers,
business and much much more. Students can earn academic credits in lieu
of pay for their first year of internship. Some students are available to
work during the school day and others are available from 3-5 p.m..
Psychologists How would you like to provide
an internship for a senior from Girard College? The high school senior is
interested in psychology and is available afternoons to participate in an
internship. The shadowing program is a new requirement for students attending
Mentors needed for Penn's WorkPlace Mentoring Program,
now in its 7th year of operation. Volunteer to mentor an 8th
grade middle school student one day a month. Students come to campus the
third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. They participate in
a group program and then visit with their individual mentor in the mentor's
workplace. Students depart campus around 1:30 p.m. Each mentor receives
training and support. Join the many other mentors involved in this program.
Tutors Needed Southwest Community Services
located at 64th & Woodland Avenues needs tutors for their program. Tutor
students from the hours of 3-6 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Work with high school students
and young adults in GED program.
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia
has numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the city. Activities will
range from coaching athletic sports to helping youngsters during a homework
club. The hours of operation are 2-10 p.m., Mon-Fri. There are 23 centers
located throughout the city. PAL is looking for individuals that can dedicate
at least three hours a week in a center.
Volunteer for the ReadSeed Program An educational
enrichment program for youngsters in the Mantua area. The program is held
at the Mantua Kalio Art Center located at 34th & Brandywine Streets
on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m.
Writers House wants you to Tutor Lea School Students
involved in the Gear Up Program. Help 7th graders with their school writing
assignments and their creative writing assignments. Tutors meet with Lea
students at the Lea School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
3:30-4:30 p.m. for a six week session.
ZAT Community Enrichment Corporation 518
South 60th Street, near Larchwood & 60th Streets--"Working to improve
the quality of life for special members of the West/Southwest community."
Volunteer to teach in the Adult Basic Education Program. Teach basic computers
and provide tutoring.
November Preview: Shadowing Day--Thursday,
November 16. Let a high school student spend the day at work with you and
teach them about the work you do.