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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.

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Community Partnerships VISTA Project

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

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GEAR UP

Helping low-income students enter higher education through intensive college awareness programming.

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May 30, 2016 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 inspire and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

2016 High School Summer Instructor for Work Ready Program, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

2016 High School Summer Instructor for Work Ready Program The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships University-Assisted Community Schools programming (UACS), creates...

Miscellaneous

Supporting Grieving Children in Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs

Supporting Grieving Children in Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs Thursday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:00 EDT (10:00 – 11:00 PDT) About this webinar: In this webinar, we will help...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence

Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence January 25–28, 2017 San Francisco, California Call for Proposals: Deadline July 22, 2016 The Association of...

New Resources

Blog: Expanding Democratic Participation in Public Schools

COMMUNITY CONTROL: EXPANDING DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS How can public schools play a pivotal role in revitalizing the idea of broad democratic participation? This is a pressing...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Call for input on community school selection criteria

“Community Schools” are a nationally recognized way of developing schools by aligning services, supports and programs to address the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Community...

Partnerships Classifieds

Intern positions, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

YouthBuild has multiple intern positions available: · Operations Intern:  · Student Recruitment Intern:  · Finance Intern:  YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, an alternative...