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PHENND Fellows- Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (Counties)
 
 
 
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 civic education program, PMC in the Community, in seven underserved counties outside Philadelphia: Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton (Lehigh Valley), Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware. PMC in the Community is a three-part program for court users living in poverty, focused on closing the justice gap in communities: PMC Shares, a community outreach initiative that provides free legal workshops for court users; PMC Watches, a volunteer-run court monitoring program designed to increase transparency and accountability in the judicial system; and PMC Listens, a 24-hour helpline for pro se litigants and other people seeking information about our courts.
 
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Member Duties : The PHENND Fellow will build and maintain relationships with local communities to hold informational workshops on the court system, assess areas for improvement in any court-related legal resources and partner with volunteer attorneys, judges, activists and community leaders to address the legal needs of each community. Furthermore, the PHENND Fellow will initiate our PMC Watches program, training and managing volunteers to observe court cases, analyzing and evaluating collected data and reporting on court issues. Finally, the Fellow will expand the capacity of our helpline, PMC Listens, where callers can have their court-focused questions answered and be referred to relevant legal resources. 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 ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Law ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PHENND Fellows- Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (Counties)

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  06/01/2022 

Contact Dana Kayser
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104
2155732379
dana@phennd.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95304


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