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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

College completion

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is seeking organizations and partners to help move the needle on college completion. Visit their blog to find out more about the Foundation’s college...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Postsecondary Mentor, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Postsecondary Mentor (AmeriCorps Positions) YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, an alternative 12th-Grade-only, diploma-granting high school for former high-school dropouts ages 18 to 21, is...

Miscellaneous

Own Your Awesomeness summer camp for girls

Calling all Philadelphia-area high school girls! Be a part of Own Your Awesomeness, a camp that empowers girls through conversations and skill-building workshops to see and be their best selves. Use...

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

Introduction to Evaluation & Assessment

Vision Driven Service Series: Introduction to Evaluation & Assessment In June, we will be learning evaluation and assessment terms, using new tools, and practicing the identification of SMART...

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Partners sought for Principals’ Partner Fair

Is your organization interested in engaging one-on-one with Principals? The Principals’ Partner Fair will provide a space for SDP partners to make connections with School District of...