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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.


2015-2021 GEAR UP College Readiness and Collaborative Communities (CRCC) Grant

Helping low-income students enter higher education through intensive college awareness programming.

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September 26, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Campus Dialogue Grants: Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes

New Grant Funding Available for Campuses from Bringing Theory to Practice for 2017–2018 Informational Webinar: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:30 PM EST Deadline for proposal submission: Friday,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Part-time Victims Advocate, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is currently seeking two (2) Part-time Victims Advocates for their Health Promotion and Wellness Division (HPW). The Crime Victims Assistance Program will utilize...


Inspiring Leaders Program

Youth Action in Philadelphia is looking for college students to facilitate their Inspiring Leaders Program. The Inspiring Leaders Program is a ten month mentorship and leadership development program...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

2016 CNCS Research Summit

Registration is now open – We hope you can join! The CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation invites you to join us for the 2016 CNCS Research Summit here in Washington, on December 14th and...

New Resources

Mending the Safety Net: Why Pennsylvania Must Restore Its TANF Program to Protect Its Neediest Families

Executive Summary Twenty years ago, “welfare reform” overhauled the nation’s cash assistance program for needy families with children. In ending the entitlement to benefits and creating the...

Other Local Events and Workshops

College Essay Nights

College Essay Night – SOUTH PHILLY For Philadelphia students ages 16 to 19 Tues., 6:30-8:00pm October 11, 2016 (one session only) This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street Join...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, College Essay Writing Coaching

WANTED: College Essay Volunteers for Mighty Writers (One-Time Opportunity) We know that college essays are most effective when they are clear, honest and personal. Join us as a volunteer to work 1:1...

PHENND Events/Activities

VISTA Community Partnership Coordinator, Cassidy Elementary School

Join a cohort that works to strengthen communication, collaboration and community in local Philadelphia schools. PHENND seeks one more full-time AmeriCorps VISTA to join 20 other VISTAs that have...