We are currently accepting new applications for our Fall Cohort through August 1st. Cohort 14 starts March 2, 2020.

Deadline to apply: December 31st

Become a Member

PowerCorpsPHL is a 4- to 18-month, paid workforce development program that uses environmental service as the vehicle to teach career and technical skills.  PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps program operated by EducationWorks.

For the first 4 months, everyone starts PowerCorpsPHL in the Foundations phase, serving on crews across the city to complete service projects that enhance public, community spaces.  Crews operate Monday through Friday and the occasional weekend 8am-3:30pm and are compensated the equivalent of $10/hour.

Following the Foundations phase, corps members apply into and pursue various career pathway training tracks.  Career pathways can be individualized or in small crews and range from 6 to 18 months, 30 to 40 hours per week. In the Career Training phase, corps members are compensated the equivalent of $11/hour.

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Applicants Must:

Be a 18-26 year old
Philadelphia resident

Want to transform your
life through service

Have a high school
diploma or GED

*Young people with criminal records are welcome to apply

Applicants Process

Step 1:

Complete the online application
and schedule first interview

Step 2:

First Interview at a Service Site

Step 3:

Second Interview and Intake

*During the interview process, all applicants must present an unexpired state-issued Photo ID as well as their original Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and Diploma or GED. All candidates invited to our Introductory week and full-time 3-week Pre-Service Orientation must complete their State, Fingerprint and Child Abuse Clearances, at no cost to the candidate. Upon successful completion of the Introductory week and PSO, candidates are sworn in and become an AmeriCorps member and start participating on the service crews.
MAY 20, 2019

Application opens for Cohort 13

AUG 1, 2019

Applications due with priority on a first come, first-serve basis

JUN 16 – AUG 17, 2019

Interviews for Cohort 13

SEP 3, 2019

Cohort 13 Introductory week begins

*Have a question about applying to PowerCorpsPHL? Need help completing the application? Contact our Community Partnerships Coordinator at

What are the benefits?

  • Living Stipend and other perks – In the Foundations phase, corps members receive an AmeriCorps living allowance of $670 bi-weekly (before taxes), a SEPTA TransPass, uniform, and safety equipment. In the Career Training phase, corps members receive the equivalent of $11/hour and access to additional industry-recognized certifications at no cost.
  • Technical Skills – Rigorous technical skills training in landcare and environmental stewardship• Technical Skills- Rigorous technical skills training in landcare and environmental stewardship
  • Mentorship – Individual mentorship and coaching from a Crew Leader and Career Services Advisor
  • Expungement Services – Possible expungement of record, if eligible

What are the benefits?

  • Education Award- Up to $2,000 for each cohort completed for use towards future schooling or student loans
  • Extra Points on Civil Service Exam

Host a Fellow

PowerCorpsPHL helps young adults gain work career-specific experience by placing them with organizations that align to their career goals and interests.

Host sites gain a young leader 20-30 hours per week to support their work and an opportunity to coach a young person on the ins and outs of their career field.

PowerCorpsPHL will provide up to a 75% wage subsidy, transportation, workplace support, and professional development training.

PowerCorpsPHL Fellows bring enthusiasm, a hunger to learn, and a young professional’s insight and perspective.

If your organization is interested in hosting a fellow, please contact Gentris Jointe at or apply here.

Hire an Alumni

After 4 months of work-readiness training and an additional 6-18 months of career-specific, on-the-job training, PowerCorpsPHL alumni are ready to apply their talents in the workplace.

If you’re looking for local, diverse talent to add impact to your organization, please contact Devin Hamilton


We are always looking for professional development and training opportunities for our members, so if you are able to support us in that way please contact Devin Hamilton at

There are times in the cohort when our members are looking for extra hour/service opportunities. If you have an event or activity on an evening or weekend and you would like some PowerCorpsPHL people power, please email

Become an AmeriCorps Community Partnership Coordinator

Information and Application

PowerCorpsPHL is seeking dynamic individuals to serve as full-time, 10-month AmeriCorps members from October 1, 2018 through August 16, 2019. Community Partnerships Coordinators (CPC) are full-time AmeriCorps members and will serve together as a small team connecting with community organizations to reach disconnected young adults and support them through the application process for PowerCorpsPHL. Community Partnerships Coordinators will work with organizations across the city, coordinate environmental stewardship service-learning opportunities, and serve outdoors alongside PowerCorpsPHL members and candidates.