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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

Healthy Youth PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health announces a Request for Applications (RFA) opportunity for Healthy Youth PA. This newly created program uses an integrated program model...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Community Engagement Facilitator, Sayre Health Center

Reports to: Social Health Director FLSA: Non-Exempt Directly Supervises: None Position Summary: Serves as the primary coordinator of Peer Health activities. Coordinates health promotion programming...


Leaving a Legacy: Strategic Planning and Leadership Transition for Alternative Breaks

Break Away invites you to join our National Conference Call Series for alternative break programs on Wednesday, April 29th. Each month, our member schools convene to share resources and best...

New Resources

New Background Check requirements for volunteers working with children

New clearance requirements for adult volunteers responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children. The new clearance requirements go into effect July 1, 2015. From House...

Other Local Events and Workshops

4th Annual Pyramid STEM Showcase

Our 4th Annual Pyramid STEM Showcase is scheduled for April 18th, 2015, during Philly Tech Week, and we would love for your participation. With your participation, we are bound to excite someone...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, College Signing Day

The School District of Philadelphia is in the mist of organizing the first ever “College Signing Day” on Friday May 1st, 2015. St. Joseph’s University will host the event in the Hagan pep...

PHENND Events/Activities

University Partners Meeting: Truancy and Absenteeism, Preventative Programs

Monday, May 18, 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 in...