New in 2021, the PHENND Summer Associates program enrolls just graduated high school seniors intending to pursue higher education in short-term 8-week VISTA positions. During the program, the Summer Associates provide service to summer youth programs, while also attending pre-college guidance sessions with PHENND. Like all VISTAs, the Associates are paid a bi-weekly living stipend and earn a pro-rated Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
In 2021, the program partnered with the following organizations who both referred program alumni as members for the program, and also hosted them during their summer service.
- Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educacion (CCATE)
- Philadelphia Futures
- Steppingstone Scholars
- Temple University’s Community Collaborative of Philadelphia
- University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships