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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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February 23, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

PECO Green Region Grants

Natural Lands Trust | PECO Green Region Grants Apply by March 27, 2015 The PECO Green Region Open Space Program offers grants of up to $10,000 to Philadelphia nonprofit organizations and Southeast PA...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Manager – Bucks County Area, ResCare

DESCRIPTION RESCARE Job Description Form Job Title: Program Manager – Bucks County Area GENERAL SUMMARY Manages successful implementation of a welfare and workforce services contract assuring that...


Franklin Project Ambassadors Program

The Franklin Project Ambassadors Program: In 2016, the Franklin Project and its partners will be collaborating on a Service Year Campaign to inspire Americans from across the country to get behind...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: National College Access Network

NOW OPEN: 2015 NCAN Conference Call for Proposals The National College Access Network (NCAN) invites you to submit a proposal to present at its national conference that will take place September...

New Resources

National School Funding Report

The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students. NCES, an arm of the Department of Education, looked...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Managing Adult Learners

Winter/Spring 2015 OSTRC Academy: February Session The Academy is back and is now available exclusively for staff within the DHS OST Network. See what’s happening at the next session(s):...

Partnerships Classifieds

Readers, hosts sought for PA One Book campaign

The 2015 PA One Book, Every Young Child campaign is seeking guest readers and host sites for the April PA One Book readings. The campaign is Pennsylvania’s collaborative project using the...

PHENND Events/Activities

Save the Date: K-16 University Partners Mtg: Immigrant and Refugee Students

The next K-16 University Partners Meeting will be Wednesday, March 25th from 3:30-5:00 PM at 440 North Broad Street. This meeting will address issues facing recent immigrant and refugee students and...