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Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will engage 70 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2015-2016 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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February 1, 2016 Highlights

Grant Opportunities

New Skills For Youth

New Skills For Youth: Investing $75M Today to Build Tomorrow’s Economy Young people need pathways to high-quality training and skills to compete for jobs We believe every young person deserves a...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

12+ seeks 2016-2017 Fellows

12+ Fellow, 2016-2017 12 PLUS (12+) is seeking candidates for the 2016-2017 Fellows Class. 12+ is an education nonprofit that aims to create college-going cultures in partner high schools throughout...


Conference Calls on College Signing Days

Think Big, Plan Now: College Signing Days May 1 will be here before you know it, despite winter blizzards and FAFSA completion events that make it feel otherwise. Now is the time to start planning...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

The Future of African American Education

A Dream Deferred Conference The Future of African American Education March 7-8, 2016 Charlotte, NC The 12th annual A Dream Deferred conference will be held in Charlotte, , March 7–8, 2016....

New Resources

Tracking Transfer: Helping Community College Students Attain Bachelor’s Degrees

Tracking Transfer: New Measures of Institutional and State Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students Attain Bachelor’s Degrees By: Davis Jenkins & John Fink This report is designed to...

Other Local Events and Workshops

Employment Readiness Training: Printing

New Training Program CADCOM Employment Readiness Training The newly renovated Universal Copy & Print business center in Norristown is preparing for a GRAND opening to include a hands on print...

PHENND Events/Activities

K-16 Environmental and Sustainability Partnerships

K-16 University Partners Meeting: Environmental and Sustainability Partnerships The next K-16 University Partners Meeting will be Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the School District...