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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.

PHENND Fellows

PHENND Fellows pairs college graduates with local nonprofits. The program trains and retains the next generation of Philadelphia nonprofit leaders

K-16 VISTA Project

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

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January 15, 2019 Highlights

Faculty Updates

Metropolitan Universities Journal – Current Issue

Metropolitan Universities journal (MUJ) is the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ quarterly online journal. Founded in 1990, the journal disseminates scholarship on cutting-edge...

Grant Opportunities

Innovations in Reading Prize – Feb 15

National Book Foundation Invites Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize In addition to promoting the best of American literature through the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Associate at Summer Search Philadelphia

Summer Search Philadelphia is seeking a Program Associate to mentor a caseload of approximately 35 high school students, building long-term 1:1 relationships over the course of sophomore year...


ITWorks Program Recruiting Young Adults for Free IT Training Program

ITWorks is recruiting students, ages 18-26, for its Spring 2019 classes in both Philadelphia and Wilmington, beginning in February. Through 11 weeks of classroom study and hands-on workshops,...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Dispatches from the Midwest: Community, Collaboration, and Critical Perspectives – Feb 8

The Campus Compacts of the Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin invite proposals for the 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference, which...

New Resources

New book: Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

This book offers a broad overview of many issues related to assessment in higher education, with specific application for understanding the impact of service-learning and civic engagement...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Grow with Google Workshops at Parkway Central – Jan 28

Parkway Central Library is excited to host a day of Grow with Google programming on January 28 from 9:00 to 4:30 In addition to workshops and one-on-one coaching, Google is hosting a...

Partnerships Classifieds

Professionals Needed: Career Chat and Chew Series

Career Chat and Chew Series: Select Wednesdays (November thru May) 8:00 am-9:00 am A bi-weekly opportunity for area professionals to engage with high school Juniors who display either aptitude or...

PHENND Events/Activities

PHENND K-16 Summer Institute Call for Proposals

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 “Education for Sustainability.” The...