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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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November 23, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Criminal Justice Research Projects

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Issues RFP for Criminal Justice Research Projects The Laura and John Arnold Foundation works to address the nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Interns, PASS Program

JEVS Human Services offers the PASS Program (Pursuing, Achieving and Sustaining Success) at both George Washington and Furness High Schools and are seniors. Students will work 10 hours per week and...


Advancing Education Equity

Advancing Education Equity Thursday, December 3 @ 12 noon (central) This online workshop challenges participants to reflect on their own privilege, while empowering them to support young people in...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, into the Community

Service-Learning Intercollegiate Consortium of NEPA and PACC Call for Proposals ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, into the Community April 14, 2016 Dallas, PA Community-Engaged Learning can significantly...

New Resources

A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits

Federal Tuition Tax Benefits Does subsidizing the costs of higher education through tax benefits provide a real advantage to students, and do these benefits encourage people to continue their...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Designing Parachutes and Engineering for K-8

FREE STEM Workshop: Designing Parachutes and Engineering for K-8 Friday, February 19, 2016 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm A Free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Workshop for K-8...

Partnerships Classifieds

Call for Community Grant Reviewers

PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service CALL FOR COMMUNITY GRANT REVIEWERS 2016 AmeriCorps State National Competitive Grant Process SUMMARY: PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of...