We are currently accepting new applications for our Fall Cohort through August 1st. Cohort 14 starts March 2, 2020.
Deadline to apply: December 19th
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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Be a 18-26 year old
Want to transform your
life through service
Have a high school
diploma or GED
*Young people with criminal records are welcome to apply
Complete the online application
and schedule first interview
First Interview at a Service Site
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 PowerCorpsPHL@educationworks.org.
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.