Host Agencies needed, Philly Fellows

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Philly Fellows is now seeking new host agencies for the 2014-2015 fellowships.  Interested non-profits must submit an LOI outlining their potential projects to Philly Fellows staff by Tuesday, October 15.

Fellows serve in full-time capacity-building positions in dynamic Philadelphia non-profits.  By hosting a fellow, our partner agencies are able to launch new programs and initiatives that enable them to do more to carry out their mission.  In addition to strengthening our host agencies and the communities they serve, the program helps to cultivate the next generation of civic leaders.

As one of our agency partners recently put it: “The Philly Fellow provides an excellent source of support for our small non-profit. The fellows are always smart, well-prepared, and able to hit the ground running with projects. Additionally, the fellows understand their role in a year of service, and are therefore very eager to make a positive impact not only on the organization but the community it serves!”

Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of graduating college seniors, each of whom comes into the fellowship with significant service and leadership experience. For 2013-2014, we received 114 applications for 15 fellowship slots. Thanks to this competitiveness, candidates who are selected for the fellowship have outstanding academic records, excellent communication skills, significant service and leadership experience, and the ability to make an immediate impact at their host agencies.

The program partners with AmeriCorps*VISTA to support these projects.

To learn more about the benefits and the requirements for hosting or to download an LOI, please visit

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