Introducing PowerCorpsPHL

Launched in September 2013, PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative, administered in partnership with EducationWorks.  It is designed to support Philadelphia’s environmental stewardship, youth violence prevention and workforce development priorities.

PowerCorpsPHL engages disconnected young adults, ages 18 to 26, in transforming their lives through service.  Corps members participate in 6-months of AmeriCorps service that provides them the opportunity to develop the skills required to become environmental stewards, secure meaningful work, and become civically engaged members of society.

During their AmeriCorps term of service, corps members work with partner City departments to tackle pressing environmental challenges, including the need for improved stormwater management, increased tree coverage, and revitalized public land.  Upon completion of their service, alumni receive intensive transition support designed to enhance their chances for success in career-track employment, post-secondary education, and/or additional national service.