Wednesday, January 30, 2013

National Fatherhooh Initiative - Being a Great Dad

7 Tips for being a Great Dad—Even After January! 

Check out our newest blog post over at The Father Factor Blog and for tips on being a great dad—for the rest of the year!
7 tips for being a great dad even after january

If you've been with us since the beginning of the year, you know we've provided readers with tips and tools for being the best dad in 2013! Now that "New Year, New Dad!" is coming to an end, we give you a few ideas to keep your goals this year! Here are seven tips for being a great dad, even after January!
1) A Great Dad Stays Focused.2) A Great Dad Finds an Ally.
3) A Great Dad is a Role Model.
12 dollars, 12 months, 12 dads challenge

It costs $12 to provide a dad with one of NFI's evidence-based fatherhood handbooks to help him build his fathering skills. We are looking for 100 people to donate $12.00 a month to help one dad every month. With your help, we can reach an extra 1,200 dads this year with resources to help them connect with their children heart-to-heart! 
Join the 12 Dollars, 12 Months, 12 Dads challenge by commiting to a monthly donation of $12 a month.
military fatherhood award

Do you know a military dad who demonstrates ongoing dedication to his children, puts in extraordinary efforts to stay connected with his kids, successfully balances his military duties and family life, and invests in other military fathers and children?

Every year, National Fatherhood Initiative honors a military dad who goes above and beyond in his service to the nation and his responsibility as a dad. Your dad or a military dad you know could receive this year's Award! Nominate him for the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award!
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University of Penn - Paid Health Care Study

Healthy Volunteers Needed!   

If you are a healthy person, age 18 - 50, who does not use tobacco, you may be eligible to participate in a University of Pennsylvania research study.
Volunteers are needed for a research study evaluating a new technology to study genes that have been shown in other studies to be related to risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease.

One 2-hour outpatient visit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is required.

Qualified participants who complete the study visit will be compensated $75 for time and travel.

For more information and to see if you qualify for the hIPS-Gene Study,
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Phila Police Dept Anti-Violence Program for School Age Children Ages 8-17

Job Posting - Maintenance Technician II

Job Posting - Specialist Compliance

V Day - One Billion Rising - End Violence Against Women Around The World

Join the One Billion Rising Campaign on February 14 andSupport All Women!

V-Day, an organization who advocates to end violence against women around the world, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the One Billion Rising Campaign.

They invite everyone to dance, rise up, and demand an end to the violence.

There will be a number of events taking place throughout the day in Philadelphia including a FREE Zumba session in Love Park at 2:14PM sponsored by Women's Way.

Job Postings on Gateway

 Below are the new job postings in Job Gateway:

2351210                      Ocean Export Coordinator Sr
2398045                      Air Export Coordinator
2423858                      Security Dispatcher
2423884                      Health Care Marketing Counselor
2424141                      Wellness Coordinator
2331720                      Accounting Specialist -u
2331729                      Accounting Assistant-u
2351200                      Production Engineer II
2398055                      Commercial Manager
2398085                      Professional Tutor Part Time 9 months
2398091                      Director of the Graduate Tax Program
2398205                      FT Primary Counselor
2398310                      Developer 2
2405367                      RN
2405387                      Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Program Wayne PA
2405392                      Per Diem Nurse Practioner Req Code 3454924
2405452                      Product Support Specialist 2
2405673                      Cleaners Part Time
2411268                      Riddle Village Physical Therapist PT Media PA 129412
2411269                      Riddle Village Physical Therapy Asst PTA Media PA 129415
2411270                      Riddle Village Occupational Therapist OT Media PA Full or Part                      Time 129445
2419941                      Rep Retail Sales
2423658                      RN
2423748                      SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANALYST
2424166                      Rep Retail Sales
2424169                      Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
2424264                      Sales Management Training Program
2240006                      Project Supervisor EMS
2240015                      Project Supervisor Healthcare
2405657                      Business Development Account Manager
2424380                      Industrial Assembler

Documentary Film on Student Education and Debt

Dear Friends & Supporters:

I'm writing today to let you know about a great new documentary film on Student Debt called "EDUCAUTION."

***Watch the trailer here***

EDUCAUTION is a journey documentary film created by graduate students who are concerned about the future of the American Higher Education System. By focusing on the economic issues surrounding the higher education system, the film examines the increasing concerns of many Americans regarding the continuing decrease in the quality, value, and financial return of higher education in the market place. Through interviewing fellow Americans with real stories from diverse backgrounds, the filmmakers' goal has been to examine the current system, offer hope, and propose solutions towards preserving the American Higher Education System - a system that has been the main force behind much of the Modern World's achievements and advances.

From the filmmakers:
EDUCAUTION, currently an Independent USC Graduate Thesis Documentary Film, will be followed by EDUCAUTION 101, a full feature documentary film, which aims at taking a more comprehensive look at the education system as a whole in America– starting from the moment of birth to college and beyond. 
The journey to make this film started in Southern California, home to one of the best university systems in the world.  After starting the film in Los Angeles, the filmmakers' journey in exploring this issue has taken us to Northern California, Texas and Washington D.C.  Additionally, we have interviewed activists and experts from numerous regions of our country including New York, Michigan, and Alaska.  After talking to hundreds of students, teachers, parents, administrators, activists, experts, economists, politicians, and interviewing more than 40 individuals, we would like to say hello by sharing our first teaser.
Please be sure to check out the trailer and then share it on Facebook & Twitter today!
Thank you, as always, for your continued support!

Robert Applebaum
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Savings Match for School Expenses

Join City Year Greater Philadelphia

Join City Year Greater Philadelphia

Are you ready to change the world?
City Year Greater Philadelphia is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 service year.


City Year supports corps members during their service year by providing the following education and career benefits:


You will receive a modest stipend to help you meet living expenses while participating in the program. The stipend amount varies from location to location. Please contact the recruitment team at your prospective location for more information.

Higher Education Funding

At the end of your City Year service year, you will receive an education award of $5,550* through AmeriCorps. You can apply the award toward a college degree, graduate school, or existing or future qualified student loans.
Dozens of colleges and universities across the country augment the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in some way, including waived registration fees, course credits and service scholarships.
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is taxable in the year it is used. Eligibility is based on a minimum of 1,700 service hours, completion of all City Year graduation requirements and serving for the entire program length. A school is qualified if it is a Title IV institution of higher education.
City Year also has partnerships with colleges and universities across the country that offer many great financial benefits for City Year alums. Known as give a year Partnerships, these scholarships match a multitude of education and career interests, ranging from a Master's of Education to an MBA to a variety of Bachelor's degree programs.
*Individuals who serve more than one term of service with AmeriCorps may not earn more than the aggregate value of two full-time education awards.

Federal Student Loan Deferment

You can request that qualified student loans be put into forbearance during your term of service. You can also request to have any accrued interest paid by AmeriCorps at the successful completion of your service term.
Most federal student loans qualify for mandatory forbearance based on AmeriCorps enrollment. To ensure participation, please verify the policy on forbearance with your individual lending institution(s).

Health Insurance

Basic health care coverage is provided during your active service.

Childcare Coverage

AmeriCorps*CARES child care benefits are available to City Year corps members if they meet eligibility requirements. For specific guidelines, please contact your prospective City Year site.


Provided by our Official Outerwear and Footwear Provider, The Timberland Company and our Official Apparel Partner, ARAMARK, the City Year uniform has become a symbol of service to the community.
For more information visit

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Save $50 of Your Tax Refund and Be Entered to Win $25,000

IT Works - Free 16 Week Training Program

Seeking motivated young adults who want to pursue a career in technology

ITWorks is a FREE 16-week training program.  Through 11 weeks of classroom study, and hands-on workshops, you will prepare for the industry-leading CompTIA A+ Certification. Through 5 weeks of internship, you will build your resume and real-world skill.


Classes start in Wilmington and Philadelphia this Spring!

ITWorks is an IT Training & Internship Program for young adults.  

Applicants must: 
  • be 18-25 years old
  • have a High School Diploma or GED 
  • complete the online form to begin the application process

The program truly is life-changing.  

Students receive unprecedented access to senior technology executives from many of the region's leading corporations and nonprofits.  They will receive top-notch technical training and an internship that will provide them with the kind of resume-building experience that will change their income potential for life. 

This program is completely free of charge, thanks to the generous support of our corporate sponsors: 
Bank of America
Capital One
Chichester duPont Foundation
Laffey-McHugh Foundation
Longwood Foundation
Reed Elsevier
SAP America
the United Way of GPSNJ
Wells Fargo
Check out our Success Stories to read about ITWorks graduates working in the IT industry! 
Email Grace Harpole at  
with any questions.

Student candidate interviews begin in February. 

Community Action Agency of Delaware County - Free Tax Help


Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)
is providing free tax preparation services
for income-eligible residents
residing in households with an income of $50,000 or less.

This year CAADC will be hosting five sites which will be
staffed by IRS trained and certified community volunteers.

The free sites will be open from Tuesday, Jan. 22
to Tax Day on April 15.

The sites are located at:
The Toal Building,  Second and Orange streets, Media, 19063
The Wesley House, 701 Madison Street, Chester, 19013
Sharon Hill Commons, 401 Sharon Avenue, Sharon Hill, 19079
The Boothwyn Office, 1414 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, 19061
The Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, 6310 Market Street,
Upper Darby, 19082.

Sites will be open from January 22nd through April 15th.
For questions or to schedule an appointment,
please call 610-891-6327
or 610-891-5101.

My Free Taxes - Tax Preparation Online and In Person

Caregiver Study - $150 Participation

Would you like to participate in a caregiving study?
and receive $150 for your time?
and be able to do it from your home?
We are launching a new specialized website for caregivers called “Help for Cancer Caregivers” and we are looking for family caregivers to test it out for us.
  • You will receive $150 for your participation – a $50 gift card when you start and a $100 gift card when you finish the testing program.
  • You can do this from your home.
  • You can be any sort of caregiver – you do nothave to be a caregiver for a loved one with cancer.
  • There is no catch. We are just trying to test how helpful the website will be to caregivers.
  • You will answer questions online and perhaps have a follow-up phone interview.
  • The testing will be conducted by researchers from Indiana University.
We can only enroll 200 family caregivers nationwide to participate in this study and you must be referred by Caregiver Action Network to be accepted as a participant.

If you are interested in participating, send us an email with your contact information, including name, address, email address, and daytime phone number. Please put “Study” in the subject line.

Thank you, and we look forward to having you participate in this important study!

John Schall
Chief Executive Officer
Caregiver Action Network
10400 Connecticut Avenue Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895

Job Posting - Development Associate

Development Associate

The JCC is a vibrant community center offering life enhancing and enriching programs and services to children and adults of all ages and abilities.  The JCC houses a nationally accredited early childhood center provides the local community with high quality daycare and pre-school services and a state of the art health and wellness complex that provides endless options for people of all ages to get fit and remain healthy.   The JCC offers a wide range of Social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for children, teens, adults and individuals with special needs of all ages.   Activities include life long learning classes for adults, music and art for children, youth group activities for teens and a daily nutrition and socialization program for older adults.  Community wide events include an annual Film Fest, 5K Run, KidsLand, Arts Books & Cultural Festival, Kids Triathlon and so much more.  The Development Associate for the Fundraising & Development Department is charged with researching, contacting, soliciting and securing of Corporate Sponsors and Donors for the Katz JCC.   


  • Maintain and utilize a comprehensive database for donors to the Katz JCC.
  • Research and execute solicitations for the JCC; including corporate and individual gifts, and grants.
  • Provide assistance to all JCC Special Events that have a fundraising component.
  • Represent the JCC at networking events within the community.
·         Provide the highest quality of Donor Stewardship
·         Develop and coordinate new fundraising initiatives for the JCC.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 9am – 5pm.  Weekends and Evenings as required.  The candidate will work a minimum of 35 hours weekly (Weekends and evenings as required.)  Please send resume to or fax to 856-673-2530. EOE

ULP Community Scholars Program Applications

Subject: Fwd: PCPR Community Awareness :: ULP Community Scholars Program applications deadline - 1/31/13

Each year, The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) awards scholarships to students pursuing college degrees.  Students entering or currently attending colleges or universities are encouraged to apply for all the scholarships for which they areeligible.  The scholarships are intended to supplement funding for deserving students and payments are made directly to the college or university upon receipt of documentation confirming enrollment.  

Applications, certifications and letters of recommendation  are due on January 31, 2013 at the offices of The Urban League of Philadelphia. 

Apply now! The application is attached to this email or can be downloaded from (web) or call 215-985-3220 ext. 228 (office).

Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.
The TCE Program offers free tax help for all with priority assistance to people who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors. IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
Self-Help Tax Preparation
In addition to traditional face-to-face tax preparation, the IRS is offering a self-assistance service at many VITA and TCE locations. If individuals have a simple tax return and need a little help or do not have access to a computer, they can visit one of the participating tax preparation sites and an IRS-certified volunteer will guide them through the process.
Find a VITA Site Near You
There are thousands of VITA sites located across the country. You may find a site near you between January and April using the VITA Locator Tool or call1-800-906-9887.
Find a TCE or AARP Tax-Aide Site Near You
A majority of the TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide Program. To locate the nearest TCE site or AARP Tax-Aide site between January and April use the AARP Site Locator Tool or call 888-227-7669.
Note: Majority of the VITA and TCE sites are open annually from late January/early February to April 15. During this time, you can locate a site near you using the above locator tools.
Items you need to bring
To have your tax return(s) prepared at a VITA or TCE site you need to bring the following information with you:
  • Proof of identification – Picture ID
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration or
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available
  • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
It is extremely important that each person use the correct Social Security Number. The most accurate information is usually located on your original Social Security card. If you do not have an SSN for you or a dependent, you should complete Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application. This form should be submitted to the nearest Social Security Administration Office.

If you or your dependent is not eligible to get a Social Security Number, you may need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).