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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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April 20, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

2015 Scholars Program for Youth Researchers

William T. Grant Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Scholars Program The William T. Grant Foundation’s Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Consultant, Evaluation Services, Equal Measure

We are writing to let you know that Equal Measure is hiring a Consultant, Evaluation Services. We invite you to share this announcement with your colleagues and any lists you manage. This is a...


Q & A with Superintendent Hite

Q&A with Dr. Hite – Action Plan “Times of diminishing resources require an even greater commitment to equity. Over the last three years, students, families, and employees in The...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Articles: Global Service-Learning

CALL FOR GSL ARTICLES The Fall 2015 issue of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) will feature a second special section on global service-learning guest co-edited by Richard...

New Resources

Book: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School

Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School EILEEN SANTIAGO; JOANNE FERRARA AND JANE QUINN This book provides a unique examination on the ways in which educating the...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Women, Voting, and Social Assistance

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, and The Latin American and Latino Study Program present Women, Voting, and...

Partnerships Classifieds

Outreach Coordinators, US Social Forum

The Third US Social Forum (USSF) will be taking place in Philadelphia June 25th – 28th, 2015. The USSF has continued to be a catalyst for improving our communities, building coalitions, and...