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PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - WePAC
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children's (WePAC) 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. 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 overall goal is to work towards the reopening of volunteer-run school libraries in four Philadelphia schools, while simultaneously developing the framework and foundational materials so WePAC can continue expansion after the term ends. The VISTA will design these materials to support other groups in the region looking to reopen libraries as well. The VISTA will work with WePAC Program Manager to open one new school library. The VISTA will create a formal documentation of the process of reopening a school library and develop a blueprint for this process that can be adapted in the future. They will support the program manager in the recruitment of volunteers for this library, by hosting events to promote the library, and building partnerships with relevant groups to ensure quality programming. The key deliverables will be the blueprint document regarding how to reopen a library, as well as the actual grand reopening of a library during this VISTA's term of service.
Program Benefits : SEPTA monthly transit pass ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - WePAC

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 87539