Philadelphia National AmeriCorps Week Events

Posted by on May 4, 2009


Philadelphia AmeriCorps Week Rally & Service Projects – Thursday, May 14, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
To formally celebrate National AmeriCorps Week, a rally will be held from 8:00 – 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 14 at the Winchester Recreation Center, located at 2332 North 15th Street, between Dauphin and York Streets in North Philadelphia. The rally will acknowledge and celebrate the impact of AmeriCorps members within Philadelphia. Following the rally, 100 service opportunities will be available for AmeriCorps members and friends. In the coming days, you will receive specific information about each service project and instructions on how you can register your team of AmeriCorps members to volunteer. Should you have any questions in the interim, please contact Rachel Turner at or (215) 665-2459.

Philadelphia AmeriCorps Week Job Panel – Monday, May 11, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
An AmeriCorps Week Job Panel will be an opportunity for prospective AmeriCorps members to learn about
AmeriCorps National, State, and VISTA. Attendees will be briefed on each program and there will be a Q & A
portion with a panel of 5-7 current corps members from each program. We will have a list of approximately 10 questions to initiate discussion. Panelists will address both the professional and personal changes they’ve experienced as a result of their term of service. We will reach out for participants through public schools, colleges, and online community posting boards. In addition, we will advertise this as a networking opportunity through AmeriCorps program directors. The Panel will take place at the Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) branch of The Free Library at 19th & Locust Streets. Directors interested in attending should RSVP to Jenn Rineer at or (215) 609-4659.

AmeriCorps Week Social Happy Hour – Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Current AmeriCorps members and alumni are encouraged to come out and celebrate the impact of their service with snacks and cocktails. This informal social event will give current AmeriCorps members and alumni the opportunity to network and share their experiences with one another. Members must be 21 or older to attend. The Happy Hour will take place at Noche, located at 19th & Chestnut Streets.

National AmeriCorps Week Kickball Tournament – Saturday, May 16, 12:30 PM
A fun, outdoor activity for AmeriCorps members and alumni of all ages! AmeriCorps members are encouraged to create a team with fellow program members or sign up to play with on a team with other AmeriCorps members across Philadelphia. To register your team, please contact Amber Daniels at or (215) 592-9260, ext. 2806 with your team name, captain’s name, and all members of the team (average team should be 8 people). To register to be placed on a team, contact Amber with your name, program name, phone number and email address. The location of the tournament is still being determined. When you RSVP, Amber will provide information on the tournament location.

Philly Service Network Google Group
During AmeriCorps Week, encourage your members to sign up for the Philly Service Network Google Group! The goal of this group is to facilitate timely and effective communication between all AmeriCorps members and supervisors. Join the group by going to and clicking on “Join this Group” on the right-hand side. Once you join, you will be able to send out announcements, invitations, etc. to the group directly. As a member of the group, you will be informed of local social events, volunteer opportunities, job postings and AmeriCorps-related updates. For more information about the Philly Service Network, please visit: Additional questions? Contact Jenn Rineer at or (215) 609-4659.

National AmeriCorps Week Video & Photo Contest
Know of a few creative corps members? Encourage your shutterbugs and amateur directors to apply for the
National AmeriCorps Week Video & Photo Contest! For AmeriCorps Week 2009, The Corporation for National & Community Service is building on their ever popular Video Contest by adding a Photo Contest! Stay tuned to the National AmeriCorps Week Website for rules, tips and prizes for both contests – submissions will be accepted beginning in May. Contest Website:

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