Youth Community Planning Fellow

Posted by on August 4, 2006

[emailed 7/28/06]

Title: Youth Community Planning Fellow

Job Summary:
West Philadelphia High School is scheduled to get a new building. In June of 2005 a planning process began to engage the community in the design of the new school. Seven months of community meetings have resulted in a set of recommendations for the new school and Sustainability Circle has been formed to ensure that the recommendations are implemented.

The Youth Community Planning Fellows will receive training in the Concordia Model for community engagement. The Youth Fellows will play a significant role in recruiting students, parents, teachers, and community members to be part of the process. The Youth Fellows will also act as liaisons to the local schools and youth groups in the neighborhood.

? Engaging additional stakeholders in the planning process;
? Assisting the community in working with the architects of record;
? Supporting the sustainability circle in creating the educational plan for the new school and in building educational partnerships;
? Researching and collecting data that will support the process;
? Organizing and meeting with Sustainability Circle subcommittees;
? Supporting the Sustainability Circle in communicating with general public and on-going recruitment efforts;
? Documenting the planning process and creating monthly reports on the Sustainability Circle?s progress; and
? Other duties as assigned

Duration: 12 months

Participant Expectations: Attend Sustainability Circle, subcommittee meetings and other community organization meetings. Work an average of 20 hours per month including community research, data gathering, and follow-ups, networking and communicating.

Compensation: Stipend (amount TBD)

How to Apply: Send letter of interest and references to Tia Keitt, Small School Project Coordinator, Philadelphia Education Fund, 7 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Ste 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or email at

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