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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

School-Community Partnerships VISTA Project

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

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May 21, 2018 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

2018 Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

Open Call for Proposals 2018 Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, Philadelphia City Rowing

Reports To: Board Chairman Context and Key Expectations ● Over the last seven years, PCR has built successful programs and a vibrant community. Our new Executive Director will help us enhance our...


Barbara A. Holland Scholar Award

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is pleased to announce the inaugural Barbara A. Holland Scholar Award. This annual award honors a bold, mid-career administrator-scholar whose...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally

June 18-21, 2018 9:00 – 4:30 CEUs: 30 Cost: $100 Location: TIES Building, 1667 Snelling Avenue N., Saint Paul, MN Are you a K-16 educator interested in incorporating action into your course of...

New Resources

Big Picture Collective Art Project

About The Big Picture: The big picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings....

Other Local Events and Workshops

MontCo Community of Practice meeting

HealthSpark sets Community of Practice meeting for June 4 HealthSpark Foundation is supporting a 10-year effort to enhance the long-term resiliency and quality of safety net services in Montgomery...

Partnerships Classifieds

Host a high school summer intern

The Steppingstone Scholars Internship Program (IPP) provides summer internships for 10th-12th grade students. The program encourages students to pursue post-secondary education and training in a...

PHENND Events/Activities

2017-2018 Report on PHENND GEAR UP

Overview of PHENND GEAR UP The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND), operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the University of Pennsylvania, engages multiple...