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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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April 20, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

In-kind Nonprofit Consulting Grant

Compass’ mission is to inspire the active engagement of business professionals with their local nonprofits to transform communities. Compass’ goals are to: Help Greater Washington, DC and Greater...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Project Intern, “Next Stop: Democracy!, Here’s My Chance

Project Intern for “Next Stop: Democracy!” Here’s My Chance | Paid Internship for Summer 2015 Philadelphia, PA COMPANY DESCRIPTION Here’s My Chance (HMC) is an award-winning creative...


Get Financially Fit Early in Your Career – Important Information for Workers Starting Out

Join the Department of Labor, Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Education, Office of Federal student Aid for a FREE Webinar! Get Financially Fit Early in Your Career – Important...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Articles: Global Service-Learning

CALL FOR GSL ARTICLES The Fall 2015 issue of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) will feature a second special section on global service-learning guest co-edited by Richard...

New Resources

Book: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School

Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School EILEEN SANTIAGO; JOANNE FERRARA AND JANE QUINN This book provides a unique examination on the ways in which educating the...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Lifting Student Achievement to Grow PA’s Economy

Beyond a New School Funding Formula: Lifting Student Achievement to Grow PA’s Economy Temple University Center on Regional Politics Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)...

Partnerships Classifieds

Outreach Coordinators, US Social Forum

The Third US Social Forum (USSF) will be taking place in Philadelphia June 25th – 28th, 2015. The USSF has continued to be a catalyst for improving our communities, building coalitions, and...