PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
June 2014

Check out where our corps members have been serving!
ParkStory: PowerCorpsPHL
@ Tacony Creek Park
Click here to watch alumni Leon W. and Mike F. reflect upon the impact of their time at Tacony Creek Park. 

TTF Milestone Award

In May, PowerCorpsPHL was honored as a Watershed Municipal Leader by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. We received this recognition for our innovative hybrid approach and tremendous service work in Tacony Creek Park.


PowerCorpsPHL Loves Its Parks!

Crews served in parks throughout the city in celebration of LOVE Your Park Week. One crew served at the LOVE Your Park Week Launch/Philly Pumptrack Grand Opening event at Parkside Evans Playground, where they put the finishing touches on the Philly Pumptrack site. Mayor Nutter gave shout outs to all the volunteers that served to make the Pumptrack a reality, including PowerCorpsPHL members who have had a hand in the project since construction began last November.
Photo by: Christine Boegemann

Get to Know Us!

Photo by: Christine Boegemann
Click here to get to find out more about the members of PowerCorpsPHL's second cohort.  

Waste Watchers at the Philly Cycling Classic

Corps members volunteered bright and early as Waste Watchers at the Philly Cycling Classic this past weekend. 
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. 

In April, corps members participated as Waste Watcher volunteers at two major events in Philadelphia. Waste Watchers helped to divert 59% of waste from landfills at the Broad Street Run and helped to divert 76% of waste at the Philadelphia Science Festival. 
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.

Serve with our corps members! Register to volunteer alongside our corps members at the following events:  
  • Saturday, June 21:
    Summer Crush Clean-Up

"PowerCorps honestly gave me confidence. I didn't feel comfortable in work-related settings and PowerCorps gave me the experience to show me I can make it in this world... I feel like a  part of a community, like a citizen. I used to do sketchy stuff. Now my neighbors see me getting up and going to work in my uniform every day. The other day I went to a community meeting about a GSI project they are going to be doing in Kensington - I never would have seen myself doing that."



Benjamin S. 

Cohort 2 Corps Member 

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"We had to clear an area for the Pumptrack. Before it was what it is now, it was just a desolate area full of weeds and trash and now it's a location for the community to come together. It was great to be a part of that."   
- Chaz B. 

PowerCorpsPHL Alum


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