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Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will engage 100 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2014-2015 school year.

Community Partnerships VISTA Project

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

Campus Election Engagement Project

Promoting non-partisan college student voter registration and turnout for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's race.

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September 29, 2014 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program

Deadline: October 31 Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Executive Director, University City Arts League

Founded in 1965, the University City Arts League is a 501(c)3 organization in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to arts education and cultural enrichment for people of all ages in our diverse...

Miscellaneous

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Deadline: October 31 Are you and your students innovative? Do you think you can use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to help solve an environmental challenge in your local community?...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Institute on Place, Service-Learning and Sustainability

Put Your Students’ 21st Century Skills Into Action FIND OUT What Service-Learning Will Mean for Your School learn more CWI’s 2015 Institutes on Place, Service-Learning and Sustainability...

New Resources

Covering Elections Through Student Social Media Reporting

Covering Elections Through Student Social Media Reporting How do we get students to pay attention to important elections, especially in a non-presidential year? One way is to have their peers create...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Presenting VISTA 2025: Chester County Economic Development

How Will Chester County sustain and balance progress and preservation? Presenting VISTA 2025 Chester County Economic Development Council Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers Needed, 4th Annual Philly Trans* March

4th Annual Philly Trans* March: Marching On… Members of the trans* community and their allies will rally and then take to the streets of Philadelphia on October 11, 2014 from 3-6:00 pm for the 4th...

PHENND Events/Activities

Workshops For AmeriCorps VISTAs & Year of Service Volunteers

Vision Driven Workshops For AmeriCorps VISTAs & Year of Service Volunteers Sessions occur the 2nd Tuesday of each month 9:30-11:30 am Location: PHENND offices (3624 Market St, Suite 5W) Cost:...