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PHENND Fellows-Philadelphia Academies Inc
The Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI) envisions a world where all young people have the skills, resources and networks to reach their full potential. Our priority is to address gaps in opportunities for students - particularly those that, by virtue of their economic and/or minority status as well as the location and resource-levels of their schools, have less access to high-quality education and/or the types of experiences and training needed to be adequately college and career ready. To that end, we design and implement industry-informed, career-connected learning strategies and school supports that position young people for success in post-secondary education and the workforce. Over the last several years, PAI has been working with a series of schools, referred to as the Ninth Grade Success Network (currently comprised of eight schools serving a total of 1,635 9th graders annually), to support teams of teachers in using data to identify students in need and to plan, implement, and track evidence-based interventions to support them. We have intentionally focused this work on comprehensive, neighborhood public schools (among the lower-performing in the City), which tend to have students who do not or cannot apply to special admission schools with academic and/or behavioral requirements (which limit access). This work has highlighted a need to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues in order to remedy individual, institutional and structural barriers to fully supporting 9th grade student success. In the first year of this project, we researched the landscape of such issues to fully understand the problem and identify best practices with respect to solutions, so that in this our 2nd year we can codify training outlines/materials and coaching supports for those working with students so they intervene and advocate for them equitably. The PAI VISTA project reflects the second year of a three-year arc of research, planning and implementation.
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Member Duties : The second year of this project will be grounded in the findings of year one’s environmental scan, research, and best practices documents. The year two Fellow will utilize these findings to focus on creating a training plan and materials for school use, as well as piloting and implementing some of their strategies designed by the PHENND Fellow, in collaboration with the PAI team. At the end of year two, the PHENND Fellow will have codified a training plan for partner schools, collaborated on designing trainings with the PAI team, developed a manual with resources for partner schools, and begun to pilot some of the training and coaching techniques with schools, in partnership with the PAI team. The third year will be the first year of full implementation of the training plan. The PHENND Fellow will lead the work with the PAI team and partner schools.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

PHENND Fellows-Philadelphia Academies Inc

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 95632