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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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March 20, 2017 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Community Grants

Best Buy Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grants The mission of the Best Buy Foundation is to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Education Specialist, Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System is currently seeking a Senior Education Specialist for the Strategic, Learning and Development Department. The Strategic, Learning & Development Department is an...


Cross Sector Leadership: Building Teams

CROSS SECTOR LEADERSHIP: BUILDING TEAMS Join us for Introduction to Cross Sector Leadership: Building Teams, a 6-week Leaderosity course offered by Presidio Institute. Through this course you’ll...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Connecting College and Career Success

NCAN Spring Training Coming to a City near You Register now for NCAN’s 2017 Spring Trainings: Connecting College and Career Success. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about and discuss helping...

New Resources

Read by 4th new website and impact report

Read by 4th held an event with the Mayor’s Office on February 23rd to review what we have learned about what it will take to move the needle and to propose our 6 bold ideas for doing so. Every...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Public Health Grand Rounds: Poverty as a Public Health Issue

College of Physicians Public Health Grand Rounds May 24, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM Mutter Museum |19 South 22nd Street Poverty as a Public Health Issue May 24, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm Speakers: Giridhar G....

Partnerships Classifieds

7th Annual Take Back the Night

Philly’s 7th Annual Take Back the Night begins organizing & Planning for this year’s event When: Thursday April 27, 2017 | Marches begin at 5:45 pm Where: Four marches will begin at various...