PowerCorpsPHL Newsletter
October 2014

PowerCorpsPHL Announces Expansion


On September 29, 2014, PowerCorpsPHL proudly announced its expansion after being selected as a recipient of one of three competitive grants awarded to City of Philadelphia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support efforts to reduce youth violence. 

The award enables the program to expand by one-third, enrolling 136 corps members annually.

Read the press release here and watch video of the press conference here
Photos by: Christine Boegemann
Left: Chief Service Officer, Catie Wolfgang, announces PowerCorpsPHL's expansion. 
Right: Assistant Crew Leader, Javon Mamasian 

A Big Welcome to Cohort 3


In September, our third round of candidates participated in two weeks of pre-service orientation (PSO), which included an array of training and team building to prepare them for their six-month term of service. 

After successfully completing PSO and two weeks of service, candidates were inducted officially as corps members this month. Click here to read about our newest corps members' aspirations and why they are excited to serve.
Photos by: Christine Boegemann
Click here to check out more photos from Cohort 3's Pre-Service Orientation.
Peace Day Philly

On Saturday, September 20th, PowerCorpsPHL recognized International Peace Day by joining PhillyRising, Global Citizen and Peace Day Philly organizers in painting the Hawthorne Cultural Center playground, cleaning nearby streets and building picnic tables for Ridgeway Park. Two hundred volunteers supported the event, representing various groups including Town Watch Integrated Services, the 3rd District Police, BuildOn, school groups and the local community.
Photos by: Christine Boegemann
Click here to see before and after shots from PowerCorpsPHL's service anclick here to see PhillyRising's pictures from the event.
Recalling Beginnings at the Philly Pumptrack
"The thing about PowerCorpsPHL is if you come in here just to get a paycheck, you're not really going to enjoy your time. You've got to realize the importance of your service." - Chaz
Hear about the role of national service in the transformation of Parkside Evans over this past year.
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!

On September 23rd, PowerCorpsPHL will be serving as Waste Watchers at the Philadelphia Marathon.

Click here to register to as a Waste Watcher and volunteer alongside our corps members.

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