Next Steps AmeriCorps Application
The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program recognizes, trains, and supports pell-eligible students by engaging them in service and mentoring. Seventy selected students will pledge to complete 300 hours of service each in one calendar year, and, in exchange for that commitment, will receive leadership training, support from the campus, PHENND and fellow members, and participate in ongoing supervision and reflection activities.

The bulk of the service work will be completed in the form of internships—each Next Steps member will be expected to serve in a community organization 10 hours per week and attend bi-weekly supervision/reflection sessions with the rest of the group. Next Steps members will also spend two hours per week mentoring two incoming first year students, coaching them through the transition from high school to college.

Next Steps is an AmeriCorps program. Participating students will enroll as AmeriCorps members on a part-time basis. Students who enroll in this program and successfully complete the 300 hours of service, mentoring, and training, will receive an AmeriCorps Award of $1,230. Students who have Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid package will also be eligible to use their work study award as a regular stipend during their AmeriCorps term of service.

Save the Date:
Mandatory Orientation will take place on August 21-August 23 at Friend's Center (1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia PA 19102).
8/21- 9:45am to 3pm
8/22- 9:45am to 3pm
8/23- 9:45 to 1pm


An applicant of the Next Steps AmeriCorps program must:
• Be an undergraduate student of sophomore or junior status
• Be a citizen of the United States, a United States national, or a lawful permanent resident alien
• Be a graduate of a public high school in Philadelphia
• Be at least 17 years old
• Pledge to complete 300 hours of service and training between August 21, 2017 and May 30, 2018
• Have an interest in, commitment to, and knowledge of community service, activism, and/or social justice
• Have good organization and time management skills
• Have financial need
• Be responsible and dependable

The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program values diversity and strives to include students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The program will start on August 21 and end on May 30, 2018. We will encourage all students enrolled to finish by the end of May, for those students that have commitments in the summer.

For more information please contact Daisy Villa at

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ex. junior
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What's your major?
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Please include complete address (Street address, city, state and zipcode)
Once selected, we will send out enrollment packets during the summer containing important information.
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for interview info
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Cell Phone number
We will reach out through email or phone to set up interviews
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I have Federal Work-Study as part of my financial aid package
How many total people live in your household (this is not your dorm room but what you consider your permanent home)
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How many dependents (under 18 or full-time students) live in your household?
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What is the household's total annual income?
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Please include a weekly schedule for what your 2017-2018 Fall and Spring Semester might look like. Aside from academic work, what other commitments do you expect to have this semester? (extracurricular activities, jobs, study abroad, etc.)
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Why do you want to participate in the Next Steps AmeriCorps program?
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Describe your interest in mentoring two incoming first year students. Do you have experience with mentoring (either being a mentor or being mentored)?
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Applicants must focus on a specific service site for the bulk of their service hours. Do you have an interest in a particular issue area or do you have a specific service site already in mind?
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Are you committed in serving 10 hours per week with our program?
How did you hear about this opportunity?
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