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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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November 19, 2019 Highlights

College Success Network

PCPRoundtable Network Meeting: Does College Access Matter in the College/University Admissions Process, Nov. 21

Join us at the next @PCPRoundtable network meeting on Nov 21st, 9A – 11A at @TempleUniv Charles Library, 1900 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. The meeting topic is “Does College...

Democratic Engagement

Campus Compact: Census 2020

This knowledge hub, Census 2020, provides essential information and resources about the 2020 Census for institutions of higher education. On April 1, 2020, the next United States Census will take...

Faculty Updates

What Does an Anchor Mission Require? Universities Search for Answers

Last month, university leaders at two conferences took a hard look at the state of community engagement and what attendees at both conferences called an “anchor mission.” One of those...

For Students

Summer 2020 Monell Science Apprenticeship Program, Accepting Applications

MSAP is a great opportunity for high school and college students to get hands on experience in a research setting, with a focus on uplifting those in communities typically underrepresented in the...

Grant Opportunities

Spruce Foundation Grants for Non-profits Working to Support Youth in Philadelphia

Each year the Spruce Foundation awards four $5,000 grants to non-profits working to support youth in the Philadelphia community. One awardee is selected in each of our four program areas: education...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

uAspire Launches Student Advocacy Fellowship, Application Deadline Dec. 2

We’re looking for college students for our paid fellowship program! Through a paid fellowship program, uAspire aims to help college students build advocacy skills that influence policy leaders to...

Miscellaneous

Summer 2020 Monell Science Apprenticeship Program, Accepting Applications

MSAP is a great opportunity for high school and college students to get hands on experience in a research setting, with a focus on uplifting those in communities typically underrepresented in the...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: 4th Annual Sowing Change, Deadline Dec. 2

4th Annual Sowing Change Conference, February 21, 2020, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Susquehanna University is accepting proposals until December 2, 2019. The Sowing Change Planning Committee welcomes...

New Resources

Rutgers–Camden presents models of achievement at national urban universities conference

A national conference of higher education leaders committed to urban growth recently learned about the innovative programs in place at Rutgers University–Camden when the Coalition of Urban and...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Community Poverty Simulation, Nov. 21

Join Bethesda Project and Keystone First for a Poverty Simulation to Recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Date and Time: November 21, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Trinity...

Partnerships Classifieds

Spring 2020 Legal Internships, Philadelphia VIP

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income clients. VIP seeks highly motivated, second- or...