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PHENND Fellows - PA School Civics Education Program Coord.
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is a statewide nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Pennsylvanians can come to our courts with confidence that they will be heard by qualified, fair and impartial judges. The PHENND Fellow will play a leadership role in implementing our groundbreaking community outreach and civics education program, PMC in the Community(tm), in underserved counties in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties. Our civics education programs are aimed at schools with a student population at or below the poverty level. Many of the students have had some kind of experience or encounter with the judicial system, either themselves or through a friend or family member, yet don’t fully understand what has occurred or their rights. The students in Title 1 schools face many economic, social, emotional, language and cognitive barriers as well as opportunity barriers. PMC aims to offer them education, connections and opportunities that many students in the suburban schools and private schools already receive. We believe that providing students with an education centered on the rule of law is crucial to maintaining the democratic norms, upholding our Constitution, and restoring public confidence in the judiciary which is currently at an all-time low. PMC brings lawyers and judges into the classroom, exposing students to different topics of the law and bringing students into the courtroom. We hope to inspire students to become involved and engaged in our democracy and judicial system as well as to gain a better understanding of how laws are applied and interpreted.
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Member Duties : The PHENND Fellow will build and maintain partnerships with local school communities to hold education workshops on the court system, the judiciary, the constitution and various legal topics, and partner with volunteer attorneys, judges, activists, and community leaders to address the legal needs of each educational community. The Fellow will expand outreach in traditional and non-traditional educational locations through introduction to PMC programs and process and work with administrators and teachers to gain access to classrooms and school sponsored events at various high schools. All PHENND Fellows will receive extensive professional development as a cohort, in addition to site specific training. PHENND Fellows participate in monthly diversity/equity training and additional monthly programming with other VISTA programs.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  SEPTA Monthly Transportation Pass ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Law ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
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PHENND Fellows - PA School Civics Education Program Coord.

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2023  -   07/31/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2023  To  05/31/2023 

Contact Roslynn Blount
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104

Listing ID 117036