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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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March 30, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Building Demand for the Arts Program

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Invites LOIs for Building Demand for the Arts Program The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its Building Demand for the Arts program...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Advancement Associate, St. James School

Founded in 2011, St. James School is a unique faith-based middle school in the Episcopal tradition, serving under-resourced students from the Allegheny-West neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The...


Need in Deed seeks teacher applicants

Need in Deed provides professional development for 3rd-8th graders teachers in Philadelphia schools. They provide FREE training and support to bring service-learning to classrooms. Teachers receive...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

7th Annual Education Finance and Student Loan Symposium

WILL THE NEXT FINANCIAL CRISIS NUKE STUDENT LOANS? EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXPIRES IN ONE WEEK (Next Tuesday)! Register by March 31st and Save $200! The $ Trillion of Student Loans outstanding represents...

New Resources

Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap?

The ongoing discipline gap A new report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA finds nearly million public school students were suspended from school at least once in 2011-12, more than one student...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Temple University Women Veterans Forum 2015

You are invited to the following event: Temple University Women Veterans Forum 2015 Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)...

Partnerships Classifieds

performers wanted, I Matter Poetry Slam

Saturday, May 2, 2015 6:00pm–8:00pm University of Pennsylvania Claudia Cohen Hall 249 S 36th St Philadelphia, PA 19104 *WE ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS* We are excited to announce that Access...