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Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will engage 100 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2014-2015 school year.

Community Partnerships VISTA Project

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

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Promoting non-partisan college student voter registration and turnout for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's race.

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September 29, 2014 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Letters of Inquiry for Creative Placemaking Projects

ArtPlace America, a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for the fifth round of its National Grants program. A collaboration of...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, Dignity Housing

DIGNITY HOUSING Executive Director Job Announcement Dignity Housing works to break the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia. Since its inception in 1988, Dignity has helped more than 4000 homeless...


The Impact of the Felony Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits

Campaigns to Eliminate Federal Lifetime Welfare Ban This webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 14th at 2 Eastern. Click here to register. Presenters Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Articles: Journal for Civic Commitment

The Journal for Civic Commitment (JCC) has extended its deadline for submissions to be considered for the Spring 2015 issue of the journal. Though JCC is particularly interested in work on...

New Resources

Schools Wanted: Gallup-HOPE Index

THE GALLUP-HOPE INDEX GALLUP STUDENT POLL The Gallup Student Poll is a measure that will track for 10 years the hope, engagement and wellbeing of school students in grades 5 through 12 across the...

Other Local Events and Workshops

School Reuse Charrette: Public Presentation and Panel Discussion

Public presentation and panel discussion By Community Design Collaborative (OTHER EVENTS) PHILADELPHIA CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 2014 4:00...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, Olney Youth Arts Festival

Olney Youth Arts Festival seeking volunteers The Olney Youth Arts Festival (of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia) is seeking Event Volunteers to assist the organizers for pre-event promotion and day...

PHENND Events/Activities

2014 Service Leaders Summit

Drexel’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and PHENND are pleased to host the 2014 Service Leaders Summit. Saturday, November 1, 2014 Drexel University This event will bring together college...

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