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PHENND (The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) is a 30-year-old consortium of over 25 colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia region. The consortium actively seeks to revitalize local communities and promote civic responsibility through service learning among the region's higher education institutions. In 2017 PHENND adopted the Philly Fellows and have continued to foster young non-profit leaders who seek to expand the infrastructure for community partnership development across Philadelphia. The Non-Profit Tract actively builds capacity through a variety of activities in local organizations. If you want to help build sustainable solutions in Philadelphia, apply below. WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries and academic mentoring. In our vision, every Philadelphia student will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to the success of the child and the prosperity of our community.
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Member Duties : The VISTA’s goal will be to work alongside WePAC staff to support and develop both in-person and virtual programming aimed at promoting the joy of reading by increasing access to library services and books. The VISTA will document processes along the way to create an actionable workplan that may be used to guide future efforts. Utilizing the rational planning method (research->analysis->planning->implementation->evaluation->repeat), the VISTA will: 1) raise awareness of WePAC within the communities we serve and with other nonprofits or literacy groups in Philadelphia so that mutually beneficial partnerships may be developed; 2) plan and launch community engagement activities in West Philadelphia; and 3) help to increase access to school libraries and books by supporting the re-opening of school libraries following the closures necessitated by the COVID 19 pandemic and planning and executing special events.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  SEPTA monthly transit pass ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2021  To  06/01/2021 

Contact Dana Kayser
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87539