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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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September 26, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Soros Justice Fellowships in Advocacy and Media

Applications Invited for Soros Justice Fellowships in Advocacy and Media A program of the Open Society Foundations, Soros Justice Fellowships support outstanding individuals working to implement...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director of Housing, NewCourtland Senior Services

Education: Bachelor’s Degreed () from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in property management. Certificate/Licenses: Fair Housing...


Inspiring Leaders Program

Youth Action in Philadelphia is looking for college students to facilitate their Inspiring Leaders Program. The Inspiring Leaders Program is a ten month mentorship and leadership development program...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

2016 CNCS Research Summit

Registration is now open – We hope you can join! The CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation invites you to join us for the 2016 CNCS Research Summit here in Washington, on December 14th and...

New Resources

New Report: The Financialization of Higher Education

We’ve all read about skyrocketing tuition costs and declining state support for universities, but what’s often overlooked is how Wall Street has contributed to the budgetary crisis in higher...

Other Local Events and Workshops

FREE ESL Home Healthcare Aide class

Please review the information below with changes to acceptance requirements and clarifications about this terrific opportunity for ESL learners with an interest in home healthcare! Class meets...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, College Essay Writing Coaching

WANTED: College Essay Volunteers for Mighty Writers (One-Time Opportunity) We know that college essays are most effective when they are clear, honest and personal. Join us as a volunteer to work 1:1...

PHENND Events/Activities

VISTA Community Partnership Coordinator, Cassidy Elementary School

Join a cohort that works to strengthen communication, collaboration and community in local Philadelphia schools. PHENND seeks one more full-time AmeriCorps VISTA to join 20 other VISTAs that have...