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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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July 27, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

National Child Care Teacher Awards

Applications Invited for Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is inviting applications for the Terri Lynne...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Workforce Instructor, Evoluer House

Evoluer House is a non-profit in Philadelphia that works to serve disadvantaged girls of color through personal and workforce development workshops. Evoluer House started their 2015 summer program on...


Gateway to College Montgomery County

Gateway to College Montgomery County – Earn your Commonwealth diploma – Enter a Career Pathway at Montgomery County Community College – Small class sizes – Intensive support...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Gateway to Grant Success

November 11-14, 2015 St. Louis, MO Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch To Register Register online or print a copy of our registration form and send to GPA Headquarters. Highlights Attend 70...

New Resources

Delivering Early Information about College Financial Aid

Systemic Strategies for Early Awareness of Financial Aid One challenge that college access programs continue to face: What to do when high school students self-select out of the college track because...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Training: Playwork Approaches

Play Space | DVAEYC Training: Playwork Approaches August 12, 2015 1pm-4pm Center for Architecture 1216 Arch Street Philadelphia Hosted and facilitated by DVAEYC, this training will identify...

Partnerships Classifieds

Planning Committee members wanted, IMPACT National Conference

2016 IMPACT National Conference- Planning Committee Application National Planning Committee The IMPACT National Conference is entirely planned by volunteers. The work is primarily carried out by the...