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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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November 24, 2014 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Big Read Community-Wide Reading Programs

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture....

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellowship, Project HOME

Project HOME is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a potential Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow. The mission of the Stoneleigh Foundation is to improve the life...


Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies?

Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies? Thursday, December 4, 2014 11 – 12 am PST / 2 – 3 pm EST A national discussion is underway about the causes and effects of income and wealth...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Submissions: Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Please consider submitting an article to the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL). We are now seeking articles for volume 22 (fall 2015, spring 2016). The first step in the...

New Resources

Economic, Social, and Cultural Contributions of Chicago’s Colleges and Universities

America’s Urban Campus (AUC), a consortium of 17 not-for-profit Chicago-area colleges and universities, recently released the results of an in-depth study on how Chicago’s higher education system...

Other Local Events and Workshops

False Choice: The New Spatial Politics of Poverty

False Choice: The New Spatial Politics of Poverty University of Pennsylvania, College Hall, Room 205 Friday, December 12 – 12:00 – 1:30pm Margaret Weir Professor of Sociology and...

Partnerships Classifieds

Call for Community Grant Reviewers, PennSERVE

PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service CALL FOR COMMUNITY GRANT REVIEWERS 2015 AmeriCorps State Grant Competition SUMMARY: PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service is...

PHENND Events/Activities

ATTN K-12 Schools: Application to host AmeriCorps VISTAs

PHENND is pleased to invite traditional public schools in Philadelphia to apply for a Community Partnerships Coordinator VISTA position for a start date of August 2015. The AmeriCorps VISTAs will...