PACDC Calendar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 06:00 AM
Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, PA

Trash Talk and Community Networking

Join the Philadelphia Water Department, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, and United by Blue for an evening of trash talking, community tabling, food and drink at the historic Fairmount Water Works. Hear the latest news about how City government, the School District, and nonprofits are all moving us towards being a litter free and Zero Waste city. Come with your questions for our expert panel moderated by United by Blue's Founder and CEO, Brian Linton. Panelists include: Dave Brindley (Not in Philly), Michelle Feldman (Keep Philadelphia Beautiful), Megan Garner (The School District of Philadelphia), Commissioner Carlton Williams (Philadelphia Streets Department) Then, stick around to learn more about how you can get involved in building a cleaner and greener city. Tabling organizations include: Philadelphia Water Department, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, United by Blue, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, PA Resources Council, Recyclebank for Philadelphia Streets Department, TerraCycle, Youth Volunteer Corp of Greater Philadelphia Beer is graciously provided by Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. Space is limited. All event goers must present a ticket and valid ID (if enjoying beer).   Register Here
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Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 08:00 AM
Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA

2017 Fall Conference: Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Join Philanthropy Network along with leaders and innovators from foundations, nonprofit, government and corporations to explore the changes we must all make to build a stronger sector and region. In these turbulent and troubling times, it is more important than ever that we, as representatives of the social impact sector, remain steadfast in our vision, voice and values to ensure that the people, organizations and communities we serve continue to be protected and enriched. Don't miss this unique opportunity connect, reflect and learn alongside your colleagues and partners, and be inspired to think broadly and boldly about new ways we can work together to increase our collective impact. Featured Speaker: DeAmon Harges Board Chair, Grassroots Grantmakers; Fellow, Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at DePaul University; and a founder, The Learning Tree Workshops Three concurrent workshops will explore the themes of Vision, Voice and Values and offer tools and techniques to empower your work.
  • Shared Vision: Getting to the Heart of Community Engagement
  • Storytelling as Leadership
  • Inclusive Conversations: Connecting Values, Culture and Identity
Cost: $185 Register Here
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Friday, November 03, 2017 at 07:30 AM

Building Design and Health

Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) works to improve quality of life in our region through green building education and advocacy. The health and safety of the built environment, and the impact that place has on health, have emerged as key themes in DVGBC’s work, and we are excited to partner with Jefferson to host a half-day summit on the design, operation, and measurement of healthy, sustainable buildings. The summit will feature a keynote presentation on the emergence of new measurement technologies to evaluate occupant health and well-being in buildings, followed by a panel presentation and discussion on integrating design and medicine disciplines in higher education to promote better health outcomes. Dr. Chris Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer at Aclima will lead the day as our keynote, followed by panelists Shawn Fisher Hesse, Community Engagement Manager at International Living Future Institute, and Dr. Kihong Robert Ku, Associate Professor of Architecture at Jefferson University. Lisa Conway, Vice President of Sustainability at Americas at Interface will be moderating the panel. Do not miss your opportunity to hear from these leading individuals! There will also be a post-summit roundtable from 1 - 2:30 pm, led by keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Pyke. Note that registration for the roundtable is separate. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. Event is worth 3 GBCI CE hours and AIA LU-HSWs. Tickets and Sponsorship Event Cost: Sliding Scale Fee DVGBC is providing a sliding scale fee to help make the event accessible for all interested. Please pay what you and/or your company feels is appropriate. Event fees help support event expenses and the annual work of DVGBC.   Register Here
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Contemporary Living in a Historic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Housing in Philadelphia

Please plan to join the Housing Committee as we, along with the AIA's Historic Preservation Committee, host our Third Annual Housing Event, "Contemporary Living in a Historic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Housing in Philadelphia." This forum will investigate the challenges and opportunities of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties to residential use. Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, will moderate our discussion. Joining Paul will be: - David Waxman, Developer, MMPartners, LLC; - Robert Thomas, Architect, Campbell Thomas & Co.; - Brad Copeland, Executive Director, Mt. Airy USA Topics to be covered include: - Rehabilitation of Abandoned Structures - Steps to Transformation - Historic Tax Credits & Facade Easements - Aging Envelopes - Vision for the Futgure The event will be followed by a reception and continued discussion. AIA members will receive 1.5 AIA CES LUs (HSW) Continuing Education Credits. 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration & Light Refreshments 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Presentations & Panel Discussion 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Reception
Event Cost:
-$5 Students -$10 Members -$15 Non-Members
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Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 08:30 AM · $5.00 USD
Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA

Iron Sharpens Iron 2017: Effective Capacity & Skill Building for Community Organizers and Neighborhood Leaders

Join engaged neighborhood residents, community organizers and community developers to learn about best practice in volunteer and resident engaged revitalization and stabilization efforts at the grassroots level.  Workshops and peer learning circles on finding, nurturing and maintaining financial and human capital to conduct your work and build networks for effective and sustainable results.   Goal: This series is for community organizers and leaders who want to enhance their capacity and skills to more effectively work with community stakeholders, including managing conflict and/or strong emotions at community meetings. Outcomes: Participants will obtain tools and resources that enhance their capacity to more effectively communicate with and mobilize neighborhood stakeholders for successful social change.  Join us for an engaging and intensive workshop training developed and facilitated by experienced Philadelphia community organizers. Breakfast begins at 8:30 and the training will begin at 9:00 a.m.
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Jumpstart Your Neighborhood! Information Session and Seed Grant Competition

Join Philly Office Retail and LISC to learn about how to launch a Jumpstart program based on the successful Jumpstart Germantown model.  Jumpstart provides training, mentoring, networking and financing for aspiring local developers to help remove blight and revitalize neighborhoods.  We will share the resources created to help you get started in your neighborhood:
  • Jumpstart  “How-To” Guide for Neighborhoods
  • “Train the Trainers” PowerPoint Slide Deck so anyone can provide training on the principals of Jumpstart and the real estate development process
  • Jumpstart Training Workbook, which helps to develop skills, build knowledge and offer tools for aspiring developers
  • Stay tuned for WWW.GOJUMPSTART.ORG - where all training materials will be available online and open to anyone
  • LISC will also announce a Jumpstart seed grant competition.  Three neighborhoods will be awarded up to $5K each to help with program start-up costs.
Registration is limited to one person per organization due to room size. Register Here
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM
PECO in Philadelphia, PA

The Evolving Nature of Senior Living: What if everything you were told about aging was wrong?

What if everything you were told about aging was wrong? Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, is challenging how Americans thinking of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the lonliness that often plagues the lives of the elderly. Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas' Green House Project the "pinnacle" of the culture change movement in senior housing and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of the nation's "top ten innovators" changing the future of retirement. He will be followed by a panel of experts: Susan Brecht, Principal, Brecht Associates, discussing the changing market for senior housing; Rita Landgraf, Director, University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and Delaware Health Secretary discussing an inter-generational housing model; Jonathan Grant, Senior Vice President, Community Operations, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, adding his perspective as the largest nonprofit owner, operator and developer of continuing care retirement communities in the US; Rodney Harrell, PhD., Director of Livability Thought Leadership for AARP, discussing how livable communities foster residents' engagement in the community's civic, economic, and social life Preliminary agenda: 8:30 pm - Registration, breakfast, networking 9:00 am - Opening Remarks 9:30 am - Talk by Dr. Bill Thomas 10:30 am - Panelists 11:00 am - Closing Remarks 11:30 am - Adjourn Ticket Cost: - Private Sector $60.00 - Public/Non-Profit Sector $40.00 - Student $25.00 Register Here
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 04:30 AM · $30.00 USD

Annual Membership Meeting - Beyond Pretty Pictures: Can Art Play a Role in Advancing Equitable Development?

Equitable Development is everyone’s responsibility.  We need all hands on deck to ensure that every one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods can benefit from the rising economic tide of our city and region.  But to do that effectively the community development sector must work collectively and collaboratively with a range of both usual and unusual partners. Join PACDC as we visit the Philadelphia Assembled exhibition and discuss the promising opportunities and hard edged challenges of advancing equity in collaboration with artists and arts organizations--locally and nationally. Panelists will include: James Dupree, visual artist, Nora Lichtash, Women’s Community Revitalization Project, Jeremy Liu, PolicyLink; Jeanne van Heeswijk, social practice artist. Join us immediately following for a reception featuring menu offerings from PHLA Kitchen:  for more info click here.    Join us to explore: Philadelphia Assembled Exhibit Dates: September 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017 Collectively imagining our futures Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and shaped by hundreds of collaborators, it tells a story of radical community building and active resistance. Challenging, inspiring, and as big as the city, Philadelphia Assembledasks: how can we collectively shape our futures? This project articulates a collective narrative about our city around five principles: Reconstructions: How do we rewrite our histories? Sovereignty: How do we define self-determination & unity? Sanctuary: How do we create safe spaces? Futures: How do we reimagine our tomorrow? Movement: How do we share knowledge? What began in 2013 as conversations and gatherings manifested in spring 2017 as programs, meals, and installations throughout Philadelphia. Now reuniting the works and ideas that emerged in these public actions, Philadelphia Assembled transforms the Perelman Building into a civic stage where the city is performed.
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Monday, December 04, 2017 at 08:00 AM through December 06, 2017
Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA

Housing Alliance of PA: Homes Within Reach Conference

This year's theme is "Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions", where we envision a future together, working in partnership for a home within reach. The conference provides an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian to network, share ideas, and make new connections. Join us as we bring to scale what works and generate new strategies for our communities.   Register Here
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