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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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October 5, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Sow it Forward

Kitchen Gardeners International is accepting applications until January for Sow it Forward grants to nonprofits interested in starting or expanding food garden projects of general benefit to their...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Program Leader-Education, Lenfest Center

The Lenfest Center is a privately owned and operated community center located in the Hunting Park community of North Philadelphia. The center’s mission is to improve the mental, physical and social...


Play Space Design Competition

Registration opens TODAY for the Play Space Design Competition! The Community Design Collaborative and DVAEYC have chosen three real-life public sites in Philadelphia—a library, recreation center,...

New Resources

Pell Partnership: Ensuring a Shared Responsibility for Low-Income Student Success

The Pell Partnership: Ensuring a Shared Responsibility for Low-Income Student Success Several organizations reporting on higher education issues have estimated a significant gap in the college...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Mathnasium Trimathlon

October 17-18, 2015 Open to kids in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, Mathnasium’s TriMathlon is an annual math event held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers across the United...

Partnerships Classifieds

Debate Judges needed

Do you have good judgement?  Are you looking for a way to support education in Philadelphia?  Volunteer with ASAP as a Debate Judge!  We’re always looking for volunteer judges so that more...

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Partnership Network Fall Speaker: Collective Impact in Education

K-16 Partnership Network Fall Speaker: Collective Impact in Education Tuesday, October 27, 9:30-11:30 AM Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street PHENND K-16 Partnerships...