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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

Lawrence Foundation

Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, and Human Services Projects DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2015 The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment,...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Testing and Counseling for Social Networks Strategy Project, ActionAIDS

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and/or experience in social/human service delivery. Demonstrated expertise in HIV testing, counseling and client advocacy....


Scholarship: Anthony Quinn Foundation

Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Arts Scholarship Program The Anthony Quinn Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Ready by 21 National Meeting

Ready by 21 National Meeting March 31 – April 2, 2015 New Orleans, La. The National Meeting brings together up to 400 national, state and local leaders committed to improving partnerships, policies...

New Resources

Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Our nation is currently experiencing growing levels of income and wealth inequality, which are contributing to longstanding racial and ethnic gaps in education outcomes and other areas. These large...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Are We Speaking the Same Language? Building Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth

Are We Speaking the Same Language? Building Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:00am to 11:00am Register here This session will focus on presenting basic information on LGBTQ...

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...