Philly Fellows seeks host agencies

Posted by on September 17, 2012

Philly Fellows is now seeking new host agencies for the 2013-2014 fellowships.  Interested non-profits must submit a Reply Form outlining their potential projects to Philly Fellows staff by Friday, October 12.

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 and assisting with office operations. 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 come into the fellowship with significant service and leadership experience. For 2012-2013, we received 123 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 a Reply Form, please visit

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