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

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April 13, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG)

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG) | Request for Proposals Release of RFP: April 6, 2015 NEDIG provides developers with gap financing for commercial and industrial real estate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Program Officer – Economic Opportunity, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Philly LISC seeks Senior Program Officer – Economic Opportunity Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015 Philadelphia LISC seeks a Senior Program Officer to promote place-based...

Miscellaneous

The Art of Social Media

The Art of Social Media Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 1pm EDT Think building a brand online is just for the corporate world? Think again! Join Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of Social Media, as he...

New Resources

Gaining Ground: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability

Knight’s ‘Gaining Ground’ tracks progress of nonprofit news sites Radical disruption in the news industry over the past decade has fueled a period of experimentation with new approaches and...

Other Local Events and Workshops

School Advisory Council (SAC) Summit

Please mark your calendar for the District-Wide SAC Summit on Saturday, April 18th! We invite all SAC members, as well as parents, students and community partners interested in serving on a SAC at...

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volunteers needed, Walk MS

Attention Volunteers: Join us on Sunday, April 26, Saturday, May 2 or Sunday May 3 at our annual Walk MS events. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple...

PHENND Events/Activities

University Partners Meeting: Truancy and Absenteeism, Preventative Programs

Monday, May 18th, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street The Office Of Truancy and Absenteeism will present on programs and strategies being implemented...