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Night Out with the Phillies

October 12th, 2009

Need in Deed’ers cheered on the Fightin’ Phils the night before the team clinched the National League East title and did we ever wave those little white rally rags! Students, teachers, staff and board huddled together in Citizens Bank Park...read more ...

Teacher Tribute

NID teachers research the impact of service-learning on students

October 12th, 2009

Two members of NID’s Teacher Network, Lisa Hantman and Amy Gottesman, presented findings from their research in the impact of service-learning at an August meeting of the annual Urban Service-Learning Conference...read more ...

Behind the Scenes

January Symposium focuses on school climate

October 12th, 2009

Everyone – students, teachers, administrators, families – plays a role in establishing the climate in a school. Need in Deed is partnering with Philadelphia Public School Notebook to generate conversation about this important topic...read more ...

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Ever wonder what happens to NID students?

September 9th, 2009

Fresh off the plane from New Orleans, Kimberly Ochester showed up in our office recently with stories of a life-changing year of service. Kim was a sixth grade student at the Houston School, in Mt. Airy, when she first . . . .read more ...

Teacher Tribute

Teacher Retreat re-ignites teacher motivation

September 2nd, 2009

“What we’re doing is radical,” said McCall teacher Lisa Hantman at a recent gathering of NID’s Teacher Network. “It’s not all about PSSA’s.”read more ...

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Comcast-produced videos feature NID teachers and students

September 2nd, 2009

Often, the teachers and students with whom we work are NID’s most articulate advocates. Watch three short videos produced by our friends at Comcast Interactive Media and see if you agree.read more ...

Behind the Scenes

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) engage Need in Deed

September 2nd, 2009

At the end of August NID program staff Kim Kirn and Pam Prell traveled to Milwaukee to launch a new urban schools service-learning initiative there. More than 40 educators attended an all-day training...read more ...

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Getting a Handle on Homelessness

February 4th, 2008

Kim Rakosky’s 4th grade class at Bache Martin Elementary School in Fairmount is focusing on homelessness for their service-learning project. Their written reflections use unusually expressive language: cruel, apathetic, furious, defenseless...read more ...

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Students examine the issue of obesity

January 4th, 2008

The 6th grade students in Alexis Fallen’s class at James Logan Elementary School in Logan were discussing the issue of obesity, the focus of their service-learning project. They wondered about the nutrition aspect of the prepared lunch options. . .read more ...

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Teachers and students learn through service

October 16th, 2007

"This project was the most amazing thing I’ve done as a teacher. Not just this year – my whole career."

Quote from a first-year NID teacher who has been teaching for over 20 yearsread more ...

Behind the Scenes

Meet Pam Prell

October 1st, 2007

Pam Prell, Need in Deed’s new Professional Development Manager, has approached the field of education from many angles . . .read more ...

Teacher Tribute

Congratulations, Amy and Denise

April 9th, 2007

Fifth grade teachers Amy Gottesman and Denise Rogers had an agenda. Their students were examining the connection between crime and drug use. But, admitted Amy, "We hit a dead end." Denise concurred. A significant portion of our students had. . .read more ...

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Students explore connection between crime and drugs

April 2nd, 2007

"There's a lot of drug use in our community," says 5th grade student Nina Migachev. "We have to tell people how drug use affects them." When it came time for students in two fifth grade classes at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School to choose...read more ...

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The Party with Heart gets rave reviews

February 12th, 2007

More than 540 guests, many wearing flourishes of red, gathered at Urban Outfitters' spectacular new digs at the Navy Yard on Saturday, February 10th to celebrate Need in Deed's 20th anniversary, called RED -- The Party with Heart.read more ...

Teacher Tribute

Congratulations, Kristen and Eileen

December 14th, 2006

First-year members of the My Voice Teacher Network Kristen Donovan and Eileen Somerville are 8th grade teachers at James R. Ludlow School.read more ...

Teacher Tribute

Congratulations, Kim Barth

April 11th, 2006

Kim Barth, a sixth grade teacher at Thurgood Marshall School and two-year member of Need in Deed's My Voice Teacher Network, won the January-February My Voice award.read more ...

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