Announcements & Staff Updates

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Host Agencies Wanted!

Philly Fellows is seeking new host agencies for the 2017-2018 fellowships. Interested non-profits must submit an LOI outlining their potential projects to Philly Fellows staff by Friday, October 21st. Fellows serve in full-time capacity-building positions in dynamic Philadelphia non-profits.  By hosting a fellow, our partner agencies are able to launch new programs and initiatives that enable them to do more to carry out their missions.  In addition to strengthening our host agencies and the communities they serve, the program helps to cultivate the next generation of civic leaders. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of graduating college seniors, [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Philly Fellows Staff News

So long, Shannon! Welcome, Chris! I am sad to say that Shannon Macika's term as our Program Specialist is coming to an end.  She's been doing great work for us this past year, and she'll certainly be missed.  In about a month, she'll be off to Richmond to begin a two-year public health fellowship through the CDC. Luckily, we're welcoming Chris Capron on board as of today.  He'll be filling the role for the next year, and we're very excited to have him aboard.  Chris just wrapped up a year with Philly Fellows at Public Citizens [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Back & better than ever: welcome to the newest Philly Fellows!

The 2016-2017 Philly Fellows Although it's been awhile since we've had a new blog post, this summer has been busy with activity at Philly Fellows! After saying goodbye to our 2015-2016 fellows, we welcomed our newest cohort for move-in to the Philly Fellows houses on July 17. With the new fellows' move-in date falling on the same day as move-out for our previous fellows, there was a lot happening at once. However, everyone arrived ready to adapt and "get things done" (in traditional AmeriCorps style!), so this new cohort got off to a great start. After attending AmeriCorps VISTA Pre-Service Orientation [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates, Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Philly Fellows alum wins one of Mayor’s national service awards

  Thanks to AmeriCorps, Senior Corps & returning Peace Corps members for your service! #MayorsDayPHL #Mayors4Service pic.twitter.com/O8fuARrdph — Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) April 5, 2016     This past Tuesday, April 5, 2016, communities across the country celebrated the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service, a day dedicated to showing appreciation for the hard work put in by national service volunteers, past and present. The City of Philadelphia has consistently been a leader in promoting national service, celebrating this day of recognition since it was first undertaken in 2013 during Mayor Nutter's administration. Current Philadelphia Mayor Kenney continued the tradition last week for his first event, [...]

Philly Fellows VISTA Leader reflects on her national service experience

As we approach the 4th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service, our VISTA Leader Shannon Macika was coincidentally interviewed for the SERVE Philadelphia VISTAs blog to reflect on her experience as a second year national service member. Prior to arriving at Philly Fellows, Shannon served from June 2014- June 2015 as the Child Hunger Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. In that role, she was a member of both the SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Corps and the national Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps. Here are a few of the thoughts she shared on her experiences as an AmeriCorps VISTA [...]

It’s AmeriCorps Week 2016!

Each year, national service programs in Philadelphia join together with programs from across the country to celebrate AmeriCorps Week, recognizing the extraordinary commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums from programs like our own. Today marks the kickoff of Philadelphia AmeriCorps Week, with events and social media intiatives running through this Saturday, March 12th. Current Philly Fellows members, alumni, and potential members are encouraged to participate in the daily social media themes and attend events to celebrate national service with other Philadelphia AmeriCorps members and supporters. Check out the Events Schedule and Social Media Calendar below to learn more about the opportunities for you to [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Last Chance Info Session at Philly Fellows HQ!

Applications for the 2016-2017 fellowships are due February 7th, but there's still plenty of time to get your questions answered! To give you one more chance to learn about the program in person and meet some of our current fellows, we'll be holding one final information session before the deadline: This Wednesday, February 3rd at 4 p.m. Philly Fellows HQ: 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia RSVP on the Facebook Event   If you have specific questions about the program or would just like to hear more about what life is like as a Philly Fellow, we hope you'll be able to join us!

By | February 1st, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Join us! Apply to be a 2016-2017 Philly Fellow

Are you a recent or soon-to-be college graduate looking for a way to jump start your nonprofit career? We've got a great opportunity for you. Philly Fellows offers year-long fellowships that connect top college graduates to dynamic nonprofit opportunities in the city of Philadelphia. All fellowships are full-time positions, and our 2016-2017 placements include a variety of focus areas, such as food access, education, refugee resettlement, and prisoner reentry. In addition to working at their host agencies, our Philly Fellows develop their leadership and professional skills and engage in the city’s vibrant communities. Benefits of our program include: A living stipend, healthcare benefits, and an [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

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

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