In September 2013, the City of Philadelphia launched PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative, in partnership with EducationWorks and the Philadelphia Youth Network. PowerCorpsPHL is a cross-sector collaborative model that engages disconnected young adults and returning citizens to enter and succeed in career pathways by using service as the strategy to provide career-connected education and paid, work experiences.
Working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and partners in the public and private sector, PowerCorpsPHL builds opportunities for young people to create promising futures by tackling pressing environmental challenges and developing the skills required to secure meaningful work.
PowerCorpsPHL not only enriches the lives of its corps members, but also presents a great opportunity for Philadelphia to grow a diverse, talented workforce and enhance its vast green space. Through their AmeriCorps service, PowerCorpsPHL members are helping to build a sustainable city, making every Philadelphia neighborhood healthier, safer, and stronger. Power Corps PHL is accepting applications until August 1st. Candidates can complete their applications on-line at:http://www.powercorpsphl.org.
To learn more, contact PowerCorpsPHL@educationworks.org.