AmeriCorps: Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors
Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors (CCAs) will be placed in one of four high schools in Philadelphia’s Promise Zone. The high schools are West Philadelphia, Overbrook, High School of the Future, and Parkway West.CCAs will work with high school students and families to ensure that they graduate from high school with strong skill sets, and develop awareness of paths and challenges related to postsecondary opportunities, while working with students to help them develop long-term plans leading to postsecondary entry. CCAs will work with school teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors to identify and recruit students who need additional support.
West Philadelphia Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA (3 openings)
Promise Zone Data and Evaluation Coordinator – The Promise Zone Data and Evaluation Coordinator will work to support several outcomes, including: increase awareness of the current state of anti-poverty policy among organizations in the Promise Zone and increase the number of successful grant applications by providing relevant, accurate data.
Promise Zone Housing and Resident Engagement Coordinator – the Promise Zone Housing and Resident Engagement Coordinator will work to support several outcomes, including: decrease the number of home foreclosures, increase access to affordable housing options, increase awareness of Promise Zone activities among residents, and increase the number of residents attending community meetings.
Promise Zone Economic Development and Public Safety Coordinator – the Promise Zone Economic Development and Public Safety Coordinator will work to support several outcomes, including: decrease the number of commercial vacancies in targeted neighborhood commercial corridors, increase the employment rate of working-age adults, and support the reduction of crime rates.
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