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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.

PHENND Fellows

PHENND Fellows pairs college graduates with local nonprofits. The program trains and retains the next generation of Philadelphia nonprofit leaders

K-16 VISTA Project

Providing AmeriCorps VISTA members to public schools in Philadelphia to coordinate community partnerships.

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October 15, 2019 Highlights

College Success Network

Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students

Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes, and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to...

Democratic Engagement

PODCAST: Episode 1.1, Voting Rights – from the Andrea Mitchell Center

Listen to the Mitchell Center Podcast Episode : The Enduring Threats to Voting Rights – Ari Berman. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many have celebrated the expansion of voting rights to...

Faculty Updates

PODCAST: Episode 1.1, Voting Rights – from the Andrea Mitchell Center

Listen to the Mitchell Center Podcast Episode : The Enduring Threats to Voting Rights – Ari Berman. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many have celebrated the expansion of voting rights to...

Grant Opportunities

Philadelphia Arts and Cultural Projects – Nov 8

William Penn Foundation Invites Applications for Philadelphia Arts and Cultural Projects Through its Creative Communities initiative, the William Penn Foundation works with partners in the greater...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Operations Coordinator, Read by 4th

The Operations Coordinator plays an important role at Read by 4th by providing administrative and operational support to all aspects of the Campaign. This person will work closely with the full Read...

Miscellaneous

PODCAST: Episode 1.1, Voting Rights – from the Andrea Mitchell Center

Listen to the Mitchell Center Podcast Episode : The Enduring Threats to Voting Rights – Ari Berman. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many have celebrated the expansion of voting rights to...

New Resources

The Reality of Today’s College Students: Addressing Students’ Economic and Material Well-Being

Despite idealized notions of college as a protected or even carefree time for emergent adulthood, the reality is that three-quarters of undergraduates are “nontraditional” or...

Other Local Events and Workshops

‘No Small Matter’ Screening – Oct 17

October 17, 8:30AM to 10AM at 1608 Walnut St., Ste 300 Join First Up for a screening of ‘No Small Matter,’ the first feature documentary to explore the often overlooked and underestimated...

Partnerships Classifieds

Puentes Education Programs Still Need Volunteers!

Join the Puentes Education team! Are you interested in volunteering with us this Fall? Join our team! The Puentes Education team is still looking for a few more tutors to work with our after school...