PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
September 2014

PowerCorpsPHL Hosts Secretary Julian Castro and the Director of AmeriCorps VISTA at Wister Playground
Top left and bottom photo source: U.S Dept of Housing and Urban Development  
Top right photo by Christine Boegemann 
Top left: Bicell Walker, Malaka Rosser and Paul Johnson greet Julian Castro, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.Top right: Paul Monteiro, Director of AmeriCorps VISTA, addresses our corps members. Bottom: Group photo of PowerCorpsPHL with Julian Castro and Paul Monteiro.
On Friday, September 5th, PowerCorpsPHL served at Wister Playground and were joined by Julian Castro, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Paul Monteiro, Director of AmeriCorps VISTA. Corps members had the opportunity to hear both men speak about the importance and impact of national service and to showcase PowerCorpsPHL in action.

Photos by Christine Boegemann
Check out more pictures of corps members hard at work at Wister Playground here.
Setting Standards at Wister Playground
"It's about being a part of something that's way bigger than myself." - Marcus Bullock
Hear Assistant Crew Leader Marcus Bullock and our Parks and Recreation Project Manager Nic Esposito discuss the service our crews provided at Wister Playground and reflect on the significance of our work. 
"Healthy Urban Waters" Video Highlights PowerCorpsPHL's Impact
Shaddera talks about her reasons for serving as a corps member in the recently released "Healthy Urban Waters" video by GreenTreks Network.

The recently released "Healthy Urban Waters: Empowering People, Improving Communities, Creating Jobs" video features PowerCorpsPHL members hard at work protecting our city's watersheds. Hear what Shaddera and others have to say, including great company we have in Philly with The TreeKeepers, Roots to Re-Entry, PHS and The Philadelphia Water Department.

Hire our Alumni


We have talented and enthusiastic corps members who just finished their service term. Our alumni have completed a rigorous six months of full-time service, including 120 hours of professional development and over 780 hours of service on professional projects with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia Water Department. PowerCorpsPHL alumni are ready to work and eager to contribute to our region's workforce. 

If you're interested in hiring our alumni, contact Carolyn Caton, our Workforce Partnerships Manager, at carolyn.caton@phila.gov and learn more about our employer services.

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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