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PHENND Fellows - Philadelphia Ed Fund Persistence Fellow
Since 1985, the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) has been a regional leader in addressing educational inequities through its comprehensive and evolving portfolio of direct-service, systems-level, and online programming. Its six embedded College Access Programs (CAP) directly provide post-secondary preparation and guidance to more than 1,700 low-income and first-generation Philadelphia public high school students annually. Over the years, CAP-involved students have consistently completed FAFSA, obtained high school diplomas, and pursued post-secondary education at higher rates than their peers. Additionally, PEF operates the Philadelphia Scholars program, the single largest non-university-based scholarship program in the city. Each year, it awards more than half a million dollars in gap-filling funds to College Access alumni who demonstrate financial need.
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Member Duties : In spite of robust programming at the high school level and scholarship support in college, many CAP graduates still face challenges during their college journeys that inhibit degree attainment. In this second year of the project, the PEF Persistence Fellow VISTA will build on a foundation of internal research about PEF’s historical persistence trends and best practices in college counseling. Specific responsibilities include: -Continue original qualitative and quantitative research on student perspectives of PEF programming and historical postsecondary outcomes -Support the migration of student information into a database and develop best practices for data management, reporting, and day-to-day data operations -Contribute to a model of time-bound college persistence interventions to be implemented by PEF staff and managed through the new database -Develop model for a future community-supported career coaching/mentoring program
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  SEPTA Monthly Transportation Pass . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Data Collection and Analysis ,  Education . 
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PHENND Fellows - Philadelphia Ed Fund Persistence Fellow

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  03/01/2023  To  05/31/2023 

Contact Roslynn Blount
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104

Listing ID 117137