Apply to become an AmeriCorps member with us.

We are hiring applicants for two AmeriCorps positions at this time:
(1) our AmeriCorps summer specialist position.  See Summer Crew position_2018 PowerCorpsPHL
2) our AmeriCorps Community Projects Coordinators position.  See  CPC AmeriCorps member position_2018_900 hour

Our application deadline for Cohort 10 (March 2018 start) has passed. If interested, call Ms. Lisa Marie at 267-924-1022. Our next crew member application cycle opens in June 2018. If interested in applying for our September 2018 cohort, please fill out this INTEREST FORM.

For current applicants: Each applicant needs to submit a recommendation letter.  Have someone who knows you professionally complete the PowerCorpsPHL applicant recommendation form.

We are changing the face of this city block by block, and we need people who are passionate about making a difference.  That’s where you come in.  PowerCorpsPHL is looking for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who are committed to transforming themselves and their communities.

Interested in Applying?

Applicants MUST have :

  • a high school diploma or GED,
  • be 18-26 on the first day of their term with us,
  • be able to provide copies of their Birth Certificate, Social Security card, Diploma/GED or transcript, State issued photo-ID (school ID’s not accepted) 
  • We cannot accept candidates with a conviction record of first-degree murder or sexual assault.

Contact for further assistance with the application.  

Things to know about the application process:

  • Cohort 10 applications are due January 8, 2018.
  • When you submit your application online, you will be taken to a page to schedule your first interview.  Please complete this process and hit confirm.
  • Applicants who make it through the first round of screening will be invited to participate in an interview with program staff.  All first interviews happen on a Monday or Wednesday.
  • Applicants may be invited to a site interview the day following their first interview.  All second interviews happen on a Tuesday or Thursday.
  • Applicants who pass the site interview process will be invited to a 3rd and final interview to learn if they are accepted or not.
  • Individuals accepted into PowerCorpsPHL are invited to attend a PowerCorpsPHL Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) and enter a probationary period of service.  Cohort 10 PSO begins on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:45 am.
  • Upon successful completion of PSO and the probationary period, participants will be officially enrolled as PowerCorpsPHL members.

Our Recruitment Partners include:
*Denotes founding recruitment partner

Housing Initiatives:



Project Home


Re-entry/Probation/Anti-Violence Initiatives:



Roots to Re-entry


Youth Sentencing and Re-entry Project


Educational Programs:

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter*

C.B. Community School

Big Picture, El Centro de Estudiantes


De La Salle Vocational

1199c Training Fund

Glen Mills School

Project WOW – Orleans Tech

Paul Robeson High School for Human Services

Audenried High School

Mastery Charter Schools

E3 North/Congreso*

E3 Power Center City/JEVS*

E3 West/Bridge – PHMC

Center for Literacy

Head Start, Phila School District


Other initiatives:

Urban Creators

Mural Arts

Summer Search

Episcopal Community Services


ELECT, Phila School District

West Philly HUB

Diversified Community Services

Job Corps

Beyond the Bars

Student Conservation Association

Paschalville Partnership