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Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will engage 70 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2015-2016 school year.

Community Partnerships VISTA Project

Providing AmeriCorps*VISTA members to public schools in Philadelphia to coordinate community partnerships.

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GEAR UP

Helping low-income students enter higher education through intensive college awareness programming.

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We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.


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July 27, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Bridging Cultures Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Bridging Cultures Grant The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for a program that aims to strengthen and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors

AmeriCorps – Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors (CCAs) will be placed in one of four high schools in Philadelphia’s Promise Zone. The high schools are West Philadelphia, Overbrook,...

Miscellaneous

Gateway to College Montgomery County

Gateway to College Montgomery County – Earn your Commonwealth diploma – Enter a Career Pathway at Montgomery County Community College – Small class sizes – Intensive support...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Gateway to Grant Success

November 11-14, 2015 St. Louis, MO Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch To Register Register online or print a copy of our registration form and send to GPA Headquarters. Highlights Attend 70...

New Resources

Delivering Early Information about College Financial Aid

Systemic Strategies for Early Awareness of Financial Aid One challenge that college access programs continue to face: What to do when high school students self-select out of the college track because...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Kindergarten Mixer

Kindergarten Mixer, part of Please Touch Museum’s School Readiness Initiative, is a FREE fun-filled evening of play and learning, for families with children starting Kindergarten in the fall...

Partnerships Classifieds

Policy Interns, Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) is excited to share the fellowship and internship positions that are available this Fall. CEO is seeking organized, hard...