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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 13, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG)

Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grants (NEDIG) | Request for Proposals Release of RFP: April 6, 2015 NEDIG provides developers with gap financing for commercial and industrial real estate...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Employment Coach, ACHIEVEability

Do you have a knack for helping people discern their gifts and talents? Are you knowledgeable about jobs, careers, HR departments and the Philadelphia job market? Do networking and making connections...


The Art of Social Media

The Art of Social Media Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 1pm EDT Think building a brand online is just for the corporate world? Think again! Join Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of Social Media, as he...

New Resources

Book review: Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities

We May Be Small, But… Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World, by Catherine Tumber. MIT Press, 2012 By Miriam Axel-Lute Posted on...

Other Local Events and Workshops

New Steps in the “Cosmic Dance of Dialogue”

New Steps in the “Cosmic Dance of Dialogue” Friday, April 24, 2015 6-9 pm Temple University Walk Auditorium – Ritter Hall Annex 13th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue (entrance on CBM,...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, Walk MS

Attention Volunteers: Join us on Sunday, April 26, Saturday, May 2 or Sunday May 3 at our annual Walk MS events. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple...

PHENND Events/Activities

University Partners Meeting: Truancy and Absenteeism, Preventative Programs

Monday, May 18th, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street The Office Of Truancy and Absenteeism will present on programs and strategies being implemented...