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.
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.
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.
"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."