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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.

Campus Election Engagement Project

Promoting non-partisan college student voter registration and turnout for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's race.

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September 15, 2014 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Projects to Improve Philanthropy

Shared Insight Fund Invites Proposals for Projects to Improve Philanthropy DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014 The Fund for Shared Insight is a new multiyear collaboration of seven funders that aims to pool...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Associate Director of College Retention and Success, Philadelphia Futures

Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the educational opportunities for low income, first-generation-to-college students, has an opening for an Associate Director of...

Miscellaneous

Financing Basics: Working with Community Development Financial Institutions

Financing Basics: Working with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) October 21, 2014 11 – 12 PT / 2 – 3 ET CDFIs are mission-driven organizations that work in...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Fighting Hunger in Maryland: From the Ground Up

Register Today! Fighting Hunger in Maryland: From the Ground Up Conference presented by the Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network Monday, September 29th, 2014 8 – 4 University of Maryland...

New Resources

Teaching Attendance toolkit

The Power of Positive Connections New toolkit lays out attendance strategy The toolkit calls for using absenteeism records from past years and from the first month of school to connect the most...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators mtg

Volunteer administrators meet The September meeting of the Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators will discuss the topic of public relations tactics at Surrey Services for Seniors at...

Partnerships Classifieds

mentors needed, Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers seeks mentors for African American boys Mighty Writers, with studios at 39th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia and 15th and Christian in South Philadelphia, has taught kids how to...

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Partnership Network Fall Speakers: Bethlehem Area Health Partnership

K-16 Partnership Network Fall Speakers: Bethlehem Area Health Partnership Wednesday, October 29, 3:00-5:00 PM Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street PHENND K-16 Partnerships...