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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.



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

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March 2, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Carton 2 Garden Contest

Open to grades K-12 in all schools (public, private, or charter in the United States), it’s a fun way to teach students about environmental stewardship, recycling, and repurposing materials,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Center Social Worker, Lutheran Settlement House

The LSH Senior Center is unique in that it focuses on intergenerational programming, sharing its common space with our teen after-school program. Under the supervision of the Senior Center Director,...


TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat TEDxMANHATTAN WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH, 2015 FROM 10:30am – 6:00pm EST On March 7th, we will webcast the TEDxManhattan event live. You...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Garden Cities: Urban Ag in the Garden State Conference

Ag in the City invites you to the Garden Cities: Urban Ag in the Garden State Conference. When: Friday March 13, 2015 8 to 6 Where: Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University- Newark, 350 Dr....

New Resources

Social Mobility and Extracurricular Participation among American Youth

Income-based differences in extracurricular participation are on the rise and these differences greatly affect later outcomes. This disparity exacerbates the already growing income achievement gap...

Other Local Events and Workshops

AmeriCorps Week in Philadelphia

AmeriCorps Week is an opportunity for the Corporation for National and Community Service to recognize the tremendous contribution national service members make every day to the well-being and...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, mock interviews at Penn Treaty High School

Penn Treaty High School is seeking volunteers to perform mock interviews for our students on Friday, March 20 from 10 am to 1 pm. This is part of our week long Career Week to bring career and job...

PHENND Events/Activities

Cabrini-NASD recognized with Lindy Award for Excellence in K-16 Partnerships

PHENND is pleased to announce that the Norristown Area School District and Cabrini College were recognized as the first recipient of the Lindy Award for Excellence in K-16 Partnerships. The...