Placements for 2017-2018

//Placements for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Fellowship Placements

Each placement offers an opportunity for a fellow to build capacity in the organization, develop professional skills, leadership experience, and strengthen Philadelphia’s communities.

If you are offered and subsequently accept a fellowship, you will interview at the three to four placements that interest you the most. Program staff will make the final matches based on the feedback provided by the fellows as well as the host agency supervisors. Please note that we do not guarantee fellows will be matched with their first choice, so we recommend that you apply only if multiple placements interest you.

* indicates a returning host agency

ASAP/After School Activities Partnership* Strategic Impact Coordinator
The fellow will enhance and sustain program impact in high-need target populations by coordinating resources across ASAP’s after school initiatives – chess, Scrabble, debate and drama — and by facilitating new partnerships aligned with best practices for positive youth development. Project Description

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)* FBC Communtiy Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
The fellow will develop a system to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and promote the APM Food Buying Club in the community, increasing the programs capacity to serve more lower-income families dealing with food hardship. Project Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region* Communications Specialist
The fellow will work to move the mentoring field forward and ensure more youth have access to high quality mentors by building relationships, promoting best practices, and creating opportunities for mentoring organizations to collaborate with each other and with the Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center (MPRC). Project Description

Center for Hunger Free Communities*  Project Assistant
The fellow will develop and implement an evaluation plan for the Network and a pilot program that aims to 1) help families reach self-sufficiency and 2) develop a model for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) that truly leverages families out of poverty. Project Description 

Community Council Health Systems  Financial Literacy Specialist
The fellow will develop a model financial literacy program specifically tailored for behavioral health services.   Project Description

Education Law Center* Project Coordinator, Homeless Education Advocacy Program
The fellow will coordinate a series of legal clinics and trainings to be provided in shelters across Philadelphia, which will focus on achieving school success for children experiencing homelessness. Project Description

Free Library of Philadelphia*  BLAST/School Partnerships Coordinator
The fellow will support the implementation of BLAST (Bringing Libraries and Schools Together) in its crucial and ambitious second phase, which seeks to improve the collaboration and co-instruction of fourth graders by teachers and Free Library librarians.  Project Description

Free Library of Philadelphia*  Community Cluster Research Fellow
The fellow will use library data, external data and in-depth community research to inform changes in library program and service design to become more relevant and useful to patrons and non-patrons with the most need in Philadelphia. Project Description

JEVS Human Services* Literacy Acceleration Project Associate
The fellow will work to ensure that more young people in our region will be able to earn a HSE (High School Equivalent) credential and gain access to education and employment opportunities by incorporating best practices or techniques within JEVS youth and adult literacy programs. Project Description

Mental Health Association of SE PA  Housing Resource and Partnerships Coordinator
The Fellow will help social service agencies across the city better coordinate and disseminate housing resources to result in increased positive housing outcomes for an estimated 40,000-200,000 Philadelphians in poverty or at risk of poverty with unmet housing needs. Project Description

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts  Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
The fellow will strengthen the “PMC in the Community” outreach programs, which helps provide much-needed civic education to people who would not otherwise receive it and empowers people to be their own judicial advocates going.  Project Description

Pennsylvania Prison Society* Mentor, Outreach, and Empowerment Coordinator
The fellow will be responsible for overseeing and developing resources for the re-entry peer support group Hope Alive, which aims to build strength and empowerment for returning citizens through a positive support network . Project Description

Philadelphia Legal Assistance* Director of MLCP Community Relations
The fellow will increase the human and financial capacity of the Medical Legal Community Partnership (MLCP) to provide high volume, quality legal services to patients of community health centers through a volunteer based model. Project Description

Philadelphia Parks Alliance Community Outreach Organizer
The fellow will expand the Philadelphia Parks Alliance’s capacity to advocate for and provide direct support to children’s recreation opportunities through the Department of Parks and Recreation. Project Description

Philadelphia Youth Network  Research Assistant, Career Readiness
The fellow will work with PYN and community stakeholders to develop a common framework and set of tools for a shared understanding and definition of career readiness that is inclusive of both employment and post-secondary opportunities. Project Description

Project HOME* Community Development AssociateThe Fellow will assist in community engagement related to affordable housing in the St. Elizabeth’s neighborhood and assist with planning event(s) that will bring together neighbors living in the community and Project HOME residents and staff, such as event related to new urban farm that is locating on Project HOME property. Project Description

Public Citizens for Children and Youth  Child Lead Poisoning Program Coordinator
The fellow will work to reduce the number of  children in Philadelphia who are injured by exposure to lead-based paint by developing a Child Lead Policy Committee and conducting research. Project Description

Springboard Collaborative* Program Coordinator
The fellow will implement the Springboard Schoolwide pilot program integrating family engagement into class culture and reading habits into students’ homes. Project Description

Support Center for Child Advocates  Public Interest Communications Fellow
The fellow will develop and implement a collective message and communications plan for the network of Philadelphia nonprofit public interest legal services organizations.  Project Description

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center  Partnership Developer
The fellow will spearhead a distinct, place-based project in which WORC deepens its presence in an immigrant/refugee/asylee (New Americans) community providing training, lending, and savings programs that tackle poverty at its root. Project Description

Year Up* Admissions Specialist
The fellow will increase admission prospects, interviews, retention rates, and positive program outcomes for youth in Year Up’s professional training corps, which provides the skills, experience, and support that will empower urban young adults to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Project Description