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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.


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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April 24, 2017 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Youth Literacy Grant Program

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Youth Literacy Grant Program The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General’s...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Research Assistant Position, FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers

Announcement: Research Assistant Position FRONTIER 21 Education Solutions/School Frontiers April 2017 About FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers is an education research and...


Survey: Pennsylvania State Service Plan

PennSERVE is the state agency for community service and volunteerism. PennSERVE is developing a State Service Plan aimed at utilizing service and volunteerism as a solution to the most pressing needs...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp

Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp June 12 – 14, 2017 Presidio Trust | South Gallery 103 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94129 Apply Today! Calling all problem solvers! Walk in with your...

New Resources

District-Based FAFSA Inequities

New NCAN Report Shows District-Based FAFSA Inequities In most states, high school seniors in higher-poverty school districts complete the FAFSA at lower rates than students in wealthier districts. To...

Other Local Events and Workshops

various ongoing writing workshops for youth

Mighty Tutors For Philadelphia students ages 7 to 17 Mon., 4:00-6:00pm Oct. 3, 2016 – June 5, 2017 (ongoing) This workshop will take place at 3861 Lancaster Ave We’ve gotten so many calls for...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteer Judges needed, youth business plan competitions

As so many of you know, we have entered our busy and exciting competition season here at NFTE Philadelphia. Thank you to the more than 50 volunteer slots that have been filled by all of you! We still...

PHENND Events/Activities

PHENND K-16 June Institute

Each year, PHENND’s K-16 Partnerships Network hosts a day long convening about university, school, and community partnerships. This year’s theme will be “PHENND goes to School.” ...