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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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March 30, 2015 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

Building Demand for the Arts Program

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Invites LOIs for Building Demand for the Arts Program The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its Building Demand for the Arts program...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Advancement Associate, St. James School

Founded in 2011, St. James School is a unique faith-based middle school in the Episcopal tradition, serving under-resourced students from the Allegheny-West neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The...


Widener Law JURIST Academy

Widener Law JURIST Academy Law School Prep Program for Rising College Juniors and Seniors June 1—June 12, 2015 9:00 am–4:30 pm ABOUT JURIST ACADEMY Widener’s JURIST Academy will give you a...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Summer Institute on Culturally Responsive, Community-Engaged Teacher Education

June 3-5, 3015 Ball State University Teachers College Muncie, Indiana The Schools Within the Context of Community (SCC) program is a unique approach to teacher education that has been receiving...

New Resources

Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap?

The ongoing discipline gap A new report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA finds nearly million public school students were suspended from school at least once in 2011-12, more than one student...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Equipping Food Entrepreneurs for Business Success

THE FOODIE FORUM Equipping Food Entrepreneurs for Business Success You will learn: The legal requirements for successfully developing your food enterprise How to access capital to finance your food...

Partnerships Classifieds

performers wanted, I Matter Poetry Slam

Saturday, May 2, 2015 6:00pm–8:00pm University of Pennsylvania Claudia Cohen Hall 249 S 36th St Philadelphia, PA 19104 *WE ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS* We are excited to announce that Access...