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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 1, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Collaborative Performing Arts Tours

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Proposals for Collaborative Performing Arts Tours ArtsCONNECT, a program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, is accepting proposals for projects that increase...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

12+ seeks 2016-2017 Fellows

12+ Fellow, 2016-2017 12 PLUS (12+) is seeking candidates for the 2016-2017 Fellows Class. 12+ is an education nonprofit that aims to create college-going cultures in partner high schools throughout...


Award for a Girl with Grit

Award for a Girl with Grit Every year one female Philadelphia high school junior or senior is recognized through the Jill Melmed-Buzzeo Award. This winning student receives $2,000 and a mentor to...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty

PKAL Summer Leadership Institute—Applications Due February 24 Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty Institute I: July 12–July 17, 2016 Institute II: July...

New Resources

Strengthening Teen Families in Norristown

Strengthening Teen Families Fact Sheet About Strengthening Teen Families Program Strengthening Teen Families uses the Parents As Teachers curriculum to provide information, support and encouragement...

Other Local Events and Workshops

How Music Matters-Perspectives from Educators & Arts Advocates

How Music Matters-Perspectives from Educators & Arts Advocates with Victoria Harrison, John Orr, Emily Sung Featuring a screening of Seymour: An Introduction, an award-winning documentary by...

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Environmental and Sustainability Partnerships

K-16 University Partners Meeting: Environmental and Sustainability Partnerships The next K-16 University Partners Meeting will be Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the School District...