PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
May 2014

Check out where our corps members have been serving!
PowerCorpsPHL and the Philadelphia Water Department represent Philly in Clean Water Strong Communities video

In our March newsletter, we shared the news that Green for All interviewed some of our corps members about green infrastructure and their own roles working within the green economy. 



Our alumni are featured in this recently released video. Look for Juan and Mike around the 5 and half and 6 minute marks. They're featured along with Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug and PWD Chief of Staff Mami Hara.


Learn more about Green For All's "Clean Water Strong Communities initiative here.

Love Your Park Kickoff Service Day

PowerCorpsPHL members will be volunteering this Saturday, May 10th at LOVE Your Park Kickoff Service Day.

Sign up to serve alongside PowerCorpsPHL members on Love Your Park Day! We'll have crews located at the Philly Pumptrack at Parkside-Evans, Wissinoming Park, and Sedgley Woods.


PowerCorpsPHL to be Honored at TTF's Milestones Award Ceremony

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) will recognize PowerCorpsPHL as a TTF Watershed Municipal Leader for its significant contribution to improving our watershed through its leadership in watershed and green infrastructure stewardship, particularly in Tacony Creek Park. PowerCorpsPHL will be honored during TTF's 3rd annual Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception on May 21st.

Waste Watchers at the Broad Street Run

Corps members volunteered as Waste Watchers at the Broad Street Run. The Waste Watchers initiative recruits and trains volunteers to help event attendees to Philadelphia's public events sort waste, in order to divert as much as possible from landfills. By helping event goers sort their trash, recyclables, and compost into the right containers, Waste Watcher volunteers keep the streets of Philadelphia clean and welcoming, reduce the amount of trash city events send to the landfill and educate event goers about waste management. 
Photo by: Christine Boegemann 
Check out more pictures of PowerCorpsPHL members serving as Waste Watchers here.

Going the Extra Mile at Bartram's Garden

On Friday, April 18, corps members served at Bartram's Garden, part of the "Bartram's Mile" redevelopment effort.
Check our more pictures of corps members' service at Bartram's Garden here

Corps members served in support of an afternoon of fun and service at Robert Morris Elementary School. The community event was coordinated by the Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services in partnership with Sony in an effort to rejuvenate students' spaces. Two basketball hoops were donated to the school and volunteers from PowerCorpsPHL, PhillyRising and Playworks helped the school's students repaint a mural. They also assisted in staffing a face painting table - which was a huge hit with the kids. Click here for PhillyRising's pictures of the action. 
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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"I would say the places that we be, the places that we've been, I've never been to these places. Never even thought these places were in Philly. One place that really stood out, I believe it was called Pennypack Park. Never been up there. It's a really big park. Huge. And it's a wooded area and it's so nice, it's so nice up there. It's just not like your ordinary neighborhood that you would expect to see, growing up in Philly. You just wouldn't expect to see that in Philly. So it's like 'Wow. This exists. This is real.' So yeah that really stood out and amazed me."


- Derek M

Cohort 1 Corps Member

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