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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.


2015-2021 GEAR UP College Readiness and Collaborative Communities (CRCC) Grant

Helping low-income students enter higher education through intensive college awareness programming.

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August 22, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Knight Cities Challenge

Knight Foundation is excited to announce that the Knight Cities Challenge will open for ideas on Oct. 10. The challenge seeks ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Group Leader/Administrative Key Staff, Zhang Sah Martial Arts

Zhang Sah has locations in the Queen Village and Mt. Airy sections of Philadelphia and is seeking to fill multiple positions. These are dual-role positions, providing direct service and fulfilling...


Survey on housing and other neighborhood issues for Philadelphia residents

City to Residents:  We Want To Hear From You Help spread the word about the City of Philadelphia’s Survey about housing and other neighborhood issues Help spread the word. Please share this...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Proposals: Journeys to Success: Equity and Access for All Students

National Partnership for Educational Access Now Accepting Workshop Proposals Journeys to Success: Equity and Access for All Students Present at the 2017 NPEA Conference We invite you to submit a...

New Resources

The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe

The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero, John Van Reenen We develop a new dataset using UNESCO source materials on the location of nearly 15,000 universities...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Welcoming Economies Global Network Convening

This October, leading innovators in immigrant economic development will gather for the 4th annual Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network Convening here in Philadelphia. With over 350 attendees from...

Partnerships Classifieds

camp and library volunteers needed, Tree House Books

Volunteer Opportunities at Tree House Books! Volunteer in Tree House Books’ Giving Library [Weekdays. Commitment: preferably 6-12 hours/week for 15-25 weeks] Work in our volunteer-staffed giving...