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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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December 5, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Small Grants Program

Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program. Through the program, general...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Officer, William Penn Foundation

Title: Program Officer Specific Focus: Education, Advocacy, and Special Projects Reports to: Education Program Director Direct Reports: 0-1 Location: Philadelphia Travel: Regional/Domestic Travel...


Advocacy Webinar for College Access programs

NCAN webinar: At the 2016 National Conference, the National College Access Network held our first ever Advocacy Institute, a training targeted at college access professionals looking to increase the...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Workshops: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

2017 CIVIC LEARNING AND DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING ORGANIZED BY ADP, TDC, AND NASPA June 8-10, 2017 Baltimore Waterfront Marriott * Baltimore, Maryland Pre-conference sessions will be available on...

New Resources

Engaging Urban Universities as Anchor Institutions for Health Equity

Engaging Urban Universities as Anchor Institutions for Health Equity Ira Harkavy, PhD [PHENND Founder and Board Chair] The extreme poverty, persistent deprivation, and pernicious racism afflicting...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Equitable Development Symposium

Join community development practitioners, government officials, funders and activists at PACDC’s annual symposium exploring equitable development in Philadelphia. The 2016 keynote speaker Gordon...

Partnerships Classifieds

Professional mentors needed, STE(A)M Scholars Program

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund and Roxborough High School Mentors Needed for STE(A)M Scholars Program Do you want to inspire and support Philadelphia youth to and through college? Are...

PHENND Events/Activities

Superintendent’s Award In Recognition of Outstanding Service

The Superintendent’s Award aims to recognize and honor outstanding service in Philadelphia public schools by student teachers and student volunteers. This award will be presented to individuals who...