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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.

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February 23, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Innovation & Impact Microgrant

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful | Innovation & Impact Microgrant Apply by March 1 Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is offering three microgrants—two for $1,000 and one for $500—to community based...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Civic Education Project

The Civic Education Project at Northwestern University has a position opening facilitating a service-learning program for high school students from across the country. Staff facilitate a weeklong...

Miscellaneous

Mantis: Awards for Community and Youth Gardens

Each year, Mantis presents the Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities. Maximum award: a...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Technology and Adult Education Conference

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ConnectED Learning The 27th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference Friday, May 8, 2015 at Temple University The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in collaboration with...

New Resources

Report: Using Regionally Grown Grains and Pulses in School Meals

New school meal standards set by the federal Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act have been getting a lot of press lately. To provide healthier meals, the bill upped requirements for servings of whole grains...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Strategic Planning & Creative Thinking Workshop

Join Brittany Campese (Vision Driven Consulting) and other AmeriCorps, Year of Service members, and new professionals to learn about Strategic Planning & Creative Thinking on Tuesday, March 10th,...

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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...