PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
July 2014

Catch Up With Our Alumni
Check out our new alumni page to find out where our alumni are now and what they have to say about their PowerCorpsPHL experience.

Where We've Been... So Far!

In addition to the land care management and horticulture service that our Parks and Rec crews provide, PowerCorpsPHL also performs Green Stormwater Infrastructure Aesthetic Maintenance.Blue Magic serves with the Philadelphia Water Department, helping to maintain the city's 300+ GSI sites. Take a look at where we've served and our growing impact.
Check out our sites served map, which details the service corps members have performed all over Philadelphia.


Alumni Updates - Chaz
Hear what Chaz has to say about working as a Seasonal Maintenance Attendant for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, his future aspirations, and how his time serving with PowerCorpsPHL has had an impact on him.
"When I graduate from college and I have the right amount of money, I actually plan on starting my own urban farm." - Chaz, PowerCorpsPHL alum. 
"My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

On July 11th, Paul and Javon were invited to attend a roundtable discussion focused on President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative. The discussion included Mayor Michael Nutter and was moderated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Corps members Paul and Javon met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mayor Michael Nutter following the roundtable discussion.

Summer Crush Clean-Up

On June 21st, PowerCorpsPHL made a splash in southwest alongside PhillyRising, Global Citizen and a host of community organizations at the 2nd Annual Summer Crush Clean-Up. Volunteers and community residents cleaned the streets and yards within a 4-block radius of Frances Myers Recreation Center. 
Community Garden Work Party

On July 13th, PowerCorpsPHL kicked off the summer gardening season by joining The Wellness of You Inc. at the Community Garden Work Party at Universal Community Garden..
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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