Philly Fellows Mission

To create opportunities for employment and community involvement in Philadelphia for recent graduates of local colleges and universities and strengthen the city’s cultural, educational and social service agencies with talented, motivated employees.

About the Program

Philly Fellows operated from 2006-2017, offering year-long fellowships that connected top college graduates to dynamic non-profit opportunities while developing their leadership and professional skills and engaging them in the city’s vibrant communities.  Over the course of our 12 cohorts, 184 fellows served at 70 different host agencies, providing a collective 350,000 hours of service to Philadelphia.

The program was founded in 2004 by former college roommates Matt Joyce and Tim Ifill. The first cohort of fifteen fellows began their year of service to Philadelphia in the summer of 2006.

Matt Joyce and Tim Ifill served as Co-Directors from 2004-2008, and Tim served as Executive Director from 2008-2017.

Philly Fellows ceased operations in 2017, and our program was taken over by PHENND Fellows.

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