PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
April 2014

This month, we have lot to celebrate. Congratulations to members from our first cohort on completing their term of service and welcome to our second cohort as they enter their service term!
Congratulations to our Inaugural Cohort on their Completion of Service!

On Friday, April 4, PowerCorpsPHL celebrated our first cohorts completion of service. The End of Term Celebration was held at the Friends Center, with corps members' friends, family and our partners in attendance. Congratulations to all of our corps members from cohort 1 that completed their service term! 
Click here for photos from the End of Term Celebration. 
Photo by: Christine Boegemann
Juan delivers the Corps Member Address. Watch it here.

Welcome Back, Assistant Crew Leaders!

This spring, we are excited to announce that several members from our first cohort will be joining us for a second term of service - this time as Assistant Crew Leaders. In their new roles, the Assistant Crew Leaders have the opportunity to serve as leaders and peer mentors.

Photos by: Al Cassidy 
Congratulations to Bicell, Shavida, Osman, Brandon and Wayne, PowerCorpsPHL's first Assistant Crew Leaders!


Hello, Second Cohort!


Pre-Service Orientation for PowerCorpsPHL's second cohort spanned two weeks, from the end of March through the beginning of April. Check out more pictures from our second here.
Philly Spring Clean Up

On April 5th, corps members served at six different cites across the city as part of the Philadelphia Streets Department's Philly Spring Clean Up. PowerCorpsPHL crews served alongside community leaders, local residents and PhillyRising partners. 

PowerCorpsPHL serves at the
Healthy Living Block Party in support of Philly AmeriCorps Week
On Sunday, March 30, corps members served as volunteers at the AmeriCorps Healthy Living Block Party hosted by the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center. 
As the kickoff event to Philly AmeriCorps Week, a celebration of AmeriCorps members and their service in Philadelphia, the event promoted local resources and healthy lifestyles for children, families, and community members. It included samples of healthy food, information tables, health and fitness workshops, freebies, and family-friendly activities.
About PowerCorpsPHL

PowerCorpsPHL is an innovative, new AmeriCorps program designed to address Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Governor Tom Corbett's environmental stewardship initiatives as well as the City of Philadelphia's youth workforce development and violence prevention priorities.

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"This program took me in and didn't care about who I was in my past or the mistakes I've made. They just wanted me to make sure that I wanted an opportunity to make a change, to be positive in my future. To have people that care for you and want to see you succeed, and challenge you to be as bright as you can. I chose to make an investment in myself for the better in my life, and you should do the same. My fellow corps members have been helpful to me on this journey. Whenever there is a job to be done, we work on it as a team. If one falls, we're right there picking him or her up. It is an honor to be working side by side with each and every one of ya'll. To the staff and the ones behind the scenes: it doesn't get any better than you guys. Pushing us to the limit of greatness - I thank you for that. At times of hardship and struggles, you're there at the drop of a dime. Thank you for giving all of us an opportunity to prove our worth. We really appreciate it. And I want to say welcome to cohort 2. Thank you. "


- Juan J. 

Corps Member Address,

Cohort 1 End of Term Celebration Ceremony

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