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VISTA School Community Partnership Coordinators

Join a cohort that works to strengthen communication, collaboration and community in local Philadelphia schools. PHENND seeks 21 full-time AmeriCorps VISTAs: 16 serve as Community Partnership Coordinators at 16 different schools all across the city four work in the School District of Philadelphia main offices one VISTA Leader leads the group at PHENND’s office (must have one year of prior AmeriCorps experience). About this project: This will be the sixth year of an AmeriCorps VISTA project in which VISTAs are placed in selected Philadelphia public schools and the School District of Philadelphia to help manage, develop, and track external community […]

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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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June 19, 2017 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Leadership Programs for Women and Girls

Eileen Fisher Seeks Applications for Leadership Programs for Women and Girls Eileen Fisher believes that by activating the natural leadership qualities within themselves, women and girls are able to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Development Director, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre seeks a personable, strategic, and detail-oriented Development Director to advance the organization in meeting and maximizing its contributed and earned income...


Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program Basics

PSAYDN Virtual Quarterly Meeting: Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program Basics June 20, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Please join at 10:45 AM Join us as we learn the basics of EITC. This...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

29th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®

Save the date! 29th Annual National Service-Learning Conference® InterContinental Riverfront Saint Paul March 11-13, 2018 | Saint Paul, MN Registration open September 5 Last March, we asked you to...

New Resources

Access to 4-Year Public Colleges and Degree Completion

Joshua Goodman, Harvard University Michael Hurwitz, College Board Jonathan Smith, College Board Does access to 4-year colleges affect degree completion for students who would otherwise attend 2-year...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Blockchain Technology for Social Good

Join the Ethereum community dedicating their talent and work to transforming our world. By properly leveraging blockchain technology we can solve the world’s most pressing problems. Our goal is...