Universal National Service Principles:
The Philadelphia Impact Community is led by the Philadelphia National Service Task Force (NSTF), which is composed of three entities: the National Service Task Force Steering Committee, the NSTF Program Council, and the newly created PHL AmeriCorps Alumni Chapter. Each of these groups, representing a total of 30 partners, work together to help move the goal of envisioning a future when a year of service is a common expectation for all Philadelphians.
The Philadelphia Impact Community is currently working on Principle 4: Opportunity for All by finding ways to create access to service years for groups of people who face barriers to taking those positions.
"Working with Service Year Alliance has helped Philadelphia to take the next step in expanding service in the city. For many years, Philadelphia has had a strong network of programs which are able to support each other on an operational level. With the support of Service Year Alliance, we are now convening a cross-sector collaborative which will work towards creating a strategic long term plan for Philadelphia with a goal of making service years more accessible and expanding the number of opportunities to serve our city.” - Amanda Gamble, Chief Service Officer, City of Philadelphia
Philly becoming a national model for how to make serving the community more common | The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Students at Kensington Health Sciences Academy took a trip Tuesday to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. It was the kind of long day some students might use to justify skipping school the next morning."
"Throughout Women’s History Month in March, City Year Philadelphia (CYP) staff and AmeriCorps members celebrated female leadership and highlighted the inspirational women who have made an impact on history, our communities, and our lives."
“The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) today announced the launch of its Community Resource Corps (CRC) AmeriCorps Program. The CRC will engage community leaders as AmeriCorps members to connect residents with anti-poverty resources.” This first in the country model engages trusted community leaders as AmeriCorps members with the City of Philadelphia as a workforce development opportunity.
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