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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.

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Community Partnerships VISTA Project

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

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2015-2021 GEAR UP College Readiness and Collaborative Communities (CRCC) Grant

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

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August 29, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Certified Peer Specialist, Project HOME

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST Project HOME is a Philadelphia non-profit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health...

Miscellaneous

Enhancing the Instructional Program with Creative Arts

Enhancing the Instructional Program with Creative Arts September 22 Webinar Learn what the research tells us about the role of the creative arts in children’s growth and development Explore why...

New Resources

Register your Lights On Afterschool event

On Thursday, Oct. 20, one million Americans will come together at 8,000 events to celebrate the 17th annual Lights On Afterschool. Registration is now open: join in to shine a light on the impact...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Workshop Facilitation & Curriculum Development

Vision Driven Service Series: For AmeriCorps & Year of Service Members Our August workshop was packed! Looking forward to another full room for September’s session, which will be an...

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volunteers needed, CollegeFest

2016 Campus Philly CollegeFest Campus Philly CollegeFest introduces new and returning students to all Philadelphia has to offer. Students from more than 65 colleges and universities across the region...

PHENND Events/Activities

Effective Mentoring Programs: Supporting Mentors and Making Matches

Join PHENND for a training on designing and managing high-quality mentoring programs.  Led by the region’s experts, the Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center, this training will focus on...