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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.

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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September 28, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Eastern North Philadelphia Sustainable Communities Implementation Grant

Request for Proposals: Eastern North Philadelphia Sustainable Communities Implementation Grants Philadelphia LISC announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for programs, projects, and initiatives that...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

PT Development Director, Weavers Way Community Programs

Weavers Way Community Programs – the non-profit arm of Weavers Way Co-op – is hiring a PT Development Director who has experience with building an individual giving program, particularly...


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Students Invited to Apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4, 2015 Created by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Engagement Academy

CUMU Engagement Academy October 9-11, 2015 Omaha, NE As the new academic year begins, what are the top goals or challenges for your campus? Is it student recruitment, retention, completion? Fund...

New Resources

New Website: SDP Office of Grant Development

The Office of Grant Development at the School District of Philadelphia has an updated website for schools to discover small grants through their monthly newsletter, review District policies and...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Ticket for a Teacher: Education for All event

Ticket for a Teacher! The Public Interest Law Center will hold its annual event, In Pursuit of the Promise: Education for All, honoring PILCOP’s School Funding lawsuit clients and H. Laddie...

Partnerships Classifieds

From Blight to Bloom: La Finquita Day of Service

From Blight to Bloom: La Finquita Edition! Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 428 Master St., Philadelphia, PA Join Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and South Kensington Community...