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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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We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.

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June 22, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields announces “Good Neighbor Grants.” Up to $1,500 in Financial Assistance to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations which offer: 1. Services for women, children, and...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

instructors, TEACH

We’re Hiring! We need experienced, talented, personable teachers who are passionate about teaching AND love working with students one-on-one &/or in the classroom! This is your opportunity to...


Introduction to Corporate Giving

Wednesday, July 8 | 1:00 to 2:00 Attend this class to explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving. Explore the world of corporate support and tools and...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Transforming Sustainability Education

Our membership expressed that an early bird registration deadline extension would increase accessibility and allow many more of you to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in...

New Resources

Mapping College Ready Policies

New Interactive Tool from New America Maps Alignment of College Ready Policies This week, New America released an interactive web-based report, Mapping College Ready Policies, that allows users to...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Using Observation Data to Support Kindergarten Transition

Leveling the Playing Field— Using Child Observation Data to Support Kindergarten Transition A 2‐session training series for Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers Join us for this exciting...

Partnerships Classifieds

volunteers needed, professional development week for teachers

The School District of Philadelphia is having a week-long professional development workshop for elementary school teachers and principals on literacy instruction as part of the READ! by 4th Campaign....

PHENND Events/Activities

VISTA Leader, School-Community Partnerships VISTA Project

PHENND seeks a VISTA Leader for a late July (or as soon as possible thereafter) start date. The VISTA Leader should have strong skills and experience with/in the following areas: Staff and volunteer...