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PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - Starfinder
The Starfinder Foundation believes there is power in youth and there is power in soccer. Combining the two with educational resources, emotional support and leadership training produces youth development. They find that success on and off the pitch requires hard work, good coaching, persistence, and determination. PHENND Fellows is a program that fosters young non-profit leaders who seek to expand the infrastructure for community partnership development across Philadelphia. Through its Nonprofit Track, it places passionate and talented college graduates at local non-profits as AmeriCorps VISTA members. This track has a three-fold mission: (1) Support local nonprofits fighting poverty across a wide range of issues, (2) Train and retain local talent to stay and work in Philadelphia, and (3) Develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders. During the 2020-2021 program year, 35 PHENND Fellows will actively build capacity in local organizations and participate in extensive professional development as a cohort. This program is run by PHENND (The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development), 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. If you want to help build sustainable solutions in Philadelphia, please apply.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Fellow will help Starfinders develop a new mentoring and post-secondary supportive services program that would match high school seniors and recent alumni graduates of its soccer youth development program with an adult mentor. This will assist our high school seniors and recent alumni achieve post-secondary success and ultimately attain a degree, which is a pathway out of poverty and a step toward economic stability. The mentors would provide supportive services such as mentoring, college and career counseling, assistance managing financial aid, etc. to youth. In this first year, the VISTA will conduct a needs assessment and perform alumni outreach. They will research best practices and recommendations to increase post-secondary success for its alumni. Finally, they will also outline program components including developing partnerships for program collaboration and develop a project plan for long-term sustainability during the first three years of the program.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  SEPTA Monthly Key Pass ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - Starfinder

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/03/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  02/10/2020  To  06/01/2020 

Contact Eden Kainer
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87138