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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

Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator, How I Decide

The Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to ensure that our curricula and tools are successfully adopted by our partner schools and youth...


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

AIDS Education Month Events

All events are free! Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Independence Visitors Center, 1 North Independence Mall West Register now! End AIDS 2015 Conference...

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...