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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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February 8, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Mary Kay Foundation Accepting Applications for Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of this effort, the foundation...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Diversity and Social Justice, Phila U

DEPARTMENT: Office of Student Engagement QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with university staff, faculty, and students; Dependability,...


Examples of Excelencia: Latino Success in Higher Education

For over 10 years, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort to recognize programs with evidence-based practices that increase Latino student success in higher education. Programs are...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Driving Postsecondary Attainment for All

Apply to Present at NCAN’s 2016 Conference! Join the NCAN national conference, Driving Postsecondary Attainment for All, by applying to present a session! The conference will be held September...

New Resources

Childhood Environment and Gender Gaps in Adulthood

Are Poor Neighborhoods Worse for Boys Than Girls? A new analysis of social mobility by economist Raj Chetty reveals how childhood environment impacts adult gender gaps. How adults in the fare...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Exit Strategy Performance and Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 6:30-8:30pm Where: 480 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA Call 215-985-0420. “Exit Strategy” dramatizes the issue of school closings; Join us in panel addressing...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteer speakers needed, Step Into College conference

In March, Steppingstone Scholars in collaboration with partner organizations in Philadelphia will host a 2 day college conference for high school students.  We are currently in search of presenters...

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Partnerships Winter newsletter

Please enjoy the K-16 Partnerships Winter Newsletter! If you are new to the PHENND K-16 Network and are interested in being involved please submit the following form: K-16 Partnerships Network Sign...