Connecting campus to community.

We are a network of over 25 colleges and universities that strengthens service-learning, civic engagement, and community partnership in Philadelphia, connecting academics with community involvement.

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PHENND Fellows

PHENND operates a large, multi-dimensional AmeriCorps VISTA project that has two primary tracks: Non-Profit and Education. The Non-Profit track places up 12 members in various capacity building projects at local nonprofit organizations.  Learn more about that program here. The Education track places up 16 members in public schools, serving as Community Partnership Coordinators. Four additional VISTAs are placed in various School District offices. Learn more about that program here.

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.

Democratic Civic Engagement

Provides nonpartisan information to member campuses about how to engage students in the political process, particularly as volunteers.

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