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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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February 23, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership

2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership Challenging Structural Inequality & Centering the Voices of Those Most Impacted The Kalamazoo College Global Prize awards $25,000 to...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Support Staff, Educators 4 Education

Educators 4 Education (E4E) is looking to hire passionate and experienced individuals for our after-school program. Description of duties is as follows: Support Staff: Work Monday through Friday, 2...


Mayor’s Award for Distinguished National Service

3rd Annual City of Philadelphia ~ Mayor’s Award for Distinguished National Service Established February 2013 by Mayor Michael A. Nutter Nominations Due: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 5...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health March 22-25, 2015 Tempa, FL Amazing Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 28th Annual Research &...

New Resources

New Website: Keep Kids Safe PA

Child abuse, neglect prevention website launched A new website, Keep Kids Safe PA, provides direct access to the information needed to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. The website is...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Call for Posters: Aging with Financial Security

Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging The Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging was named in memory of the founding Chair of the Institute on Aging (IOA)...

Partnerships Classifieds

Readers, hosts sought for PA One Book campaign

The 2015 PA One Book, Every Young Child campaign is seeking guest readers and host sites for the April PA One Book readings. The campaign is Pennsylvania’s collaborative project using the...

PHENND Events/Activities

Save the Date: K-16 University Partners Mtg: Immigrant and Refugee Students

The next K-16 University Partners Meeting will be Wednesday, March 25th from 3:30-5:00 PM at 440 North Broad Street. This meeting will address issues facing recent immigrant and refugee students and...