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Giving Thanks

We are grateful year-round for our wonderful fellows, their host agencies, and all of the partners who enable our program to be successful, but Thanksgiving is a special time of year to show gratitude. We asked our Philly Fellows what they're thankful for at this time of year, with their responses varying from the simple things they enjoy about life in Philadelphia to reflections based on their service experiences. Here's what they have to say:   "I'm thankful for my family and friends. I'm thankful to be able to do interesting and meaningful work at a non-profit my first year out of [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Announcements & Staff Updates, Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet Our Fellows: Christine Hammell

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Christine Hammell, who is serving as the Communications and Event Associate at Philadelphia VIP. Name: Christine Hammell Hometown: Tabernacle, NJ University: Drexel University Major: Political Science (minor in Economics) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I first heard about Philly Fellows during my sophomore year at Drexel while I was working in the Fellowships Office. I worked in this office for four years while attending classes, and [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Philly Fellows Leadership Development: Exploring opportunities

On a typical weekday, our Philly Fellows are working at their individual nonprofit placements, but twice each month we bring the entire cohort together for our two event series: Leadership Development Dinners and Professional Development Workshops. Last month, we were excited to host two events that focused on exploring opportunities in our fellows' current roles and future careers. Here's a quick recap of these events: Professional Development Workshop- First up for our October events was a workshop led by Hillary Blecker from The Blue Door Group, along with Tchet Dereic Dorman of Pyramid Consulting Services, to facilitate a dialogue around diverse social identities in the workplace. The workshop focused on raising self-awareness [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Events & Projects|0 Comments

Read all about it “In The News”

"In the News" page If you've visited the Philly Fellows website over the past year, you've probably noticed many changes we've implemented as we work to better highlight the program, our fellows, and our host agencies. Most recently. we've updated our In the News page to compile all Philly Fellows related media coverage, including articles related to the program in general, our co-founders, our fellows, and our partner host organizations where the Philly Fellows serve. Philly Fellows is on its 10th cohort, so there's been a lot written to showcase the work being done through our program. Visit the page and check [...]

By | October 23rd, 2015|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Have you heard? We’re recruiting!

You heard right: things have been very busy over at Philly Fellows Headquarters as we're in full swing of recruitment for two exciting opportunities. We're looking for: 1. New host agencies for the Philly Fellows program-The deadline to submit a letter of intent for new agencies interested in hosting a fellow for 2016-2017 is Friday, October 23rd (follow the link for the LOI form & full details). We generally have a competitive process when it comes to recruiting new host agencies. When selecting agencies to become part of the fellowship, our two most important criteria are: Whether the project will have a meaningful impact [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Meet our Fellows: Christine Dignam

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Christine Dignam, who is serving as the Youth Services Fellow at JEVS Human Services. Name: Christine Dignam Hometown: Philadelphia, PA University: St. Joseph's University Major: Psychology (minor in Managing Human Capital) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I was involved in a lot of service throughout my college experience and wanted to continue that in some way after I graduated. My sister works [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet our Fellows: Chris Capron

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Chris Capron, who is serving as the Child Health Outreach Specialist at Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY). Name: Chris Capron Hometown: Santa Monica, CA University: Swarthmore College Major: Psychology (minor in English Literature) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I was eager to learn more about the nonprofit sector and to do meaningful work out of college. Philly Fellows [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Welcome to our blog!

Hello and welcome to the new Philly Fellows blog! Visit this blog to learn more about our currently serving Philly Fellows, our awesome alumni, and the partnering non-profit agencies where each fellow is working on capacity-building projects and initiatives. Philly Fellows is more than just an entry-level nonprofit job, and through reading our blog, we hope that prospective fellows and partners will learn more about our members, their service, and what makes our program unique. Check back soon for our first post! And if you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Yours in service, Shannon Macika Philly Fellows VISTA [...]

By | September 3rd, 2015|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments