City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps' PowerCorpsPHL

City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps' PowerCorpsPHL
990 Spring Garden Street, 19123
Lisa Varon, Executive Director
T: 215-439-4655
F: Not Provided

Service Summary

Launched in September 2013, PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative, administered in partnership with EducationWorks. It is designed to support Philadelphia's environmental stewardship, youth violence prevention and workforce development priorities. PowerCorpsPHL engages disconnected young adults, ages 18 to 26, in transforming their lives through service. Corps members participate in 6-months of AmeriCorps service that provides them the opportunity to develop the skills required to become environmental stewards, secure meaningful work, and become civically engaged members of society. During their AmeriCorps term of service, corps members work with partner City departments to tackle pressing environmental challenges, including the need for improved stormwater management, increased tree coverage, and revitalized public land. Upon completion of their service, alumni receive intensive transition support designed to enhance their chances for success in career-track employment, post-secondary education, and/or additional national service.

SERVICE CATEGORIES

Community and economic development
Job counseling Employment Economic development Community and economic development Job Readiness Training
Human services
Case Management Job services Human services Soft Skill Building Job Search Placement Services Child care Child welfare Family services Transportation Personal services Cash Assistance Income Maintenance Work Clothing Basic and emergency aid
Health
Health
Public safety
Legal services Public safety
Education
Training non credential certificate degree Vocational education Education

POPULATION INFORMATION

Age Groups
Children and youth
Family relationships
Foster and adoptive children Non-adult children
Social and economic status
At-risk youth
Languages
English Spanish

Eligibility Requirement

Yes

Age Restriction

Yes

Veteran Status

No

Program Compliance

No

US CitizenShip

Required

Valid Identification

Required

Receiving UI or CA

No

Other Eligibility

Yes

Age Restriction Details

18-26 years old

Other Services Available

Land Care, Watershed Protection

Other Eligibility Details

High School Diploma or GED

Other Populations Served

N/A

INDUSTRY TRAINING

Other (Specify) Training for Youths