Inclusive Leadership Conference for Student Leaders in Philly - Register by Feb. 6th
Inclusive Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for students to connect with 400+ young leaders, learn more about their own leadership values, and explore topics related to inclusion, diversity, social change and collaboration. There will 20+ workshops offered at the conference presented by regional higher education institutions, business leaders and community partners.

Registration information, conference details and payment options can be found at The deadline to register students is Friday, February 6th at 5pm. Students may register individually or staff can register students as a group.

Social Impact Marketing Internship - Apply by February 15th
Apply by February 15

Amano is a fair trade company run by the NGO Blue Sparrow in Huancayo, Peru, which represents a group of Peruvian Andean women who are working to make a better life for themselves as well as their family. They knit using 100% alpaca, which is renowned for its warmth and softness. Amano allows the women to double their income by selling items internationally and building partnerships with American retailers. Amano is looking for 1-2 retail/marketing interns to work remotely during the spring semester for 5 hours per week. Interns have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship in Peru to continue working with the women.

Responsibilities include:
-Identifying and contacting retail prospects
-Conducting market research of similar organizations and their outreach strategies
-Providing insights into possible designs and branding decisions

To apply, please send a resume and short statement of interest to Leah Davidson at and Serei Jeppesen at

Volunteer for the Butterfly Experience at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Due to popular demand, "The Butterfly Experience" will return to the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show from February 28 to March 8 for the second year in a row! An interactive and educational exhibit created by California's SkyRiver Butterflies, The Butterfly Experience will be double the size this year, bringing more than 20 species of butterflies to the Grand Concourse of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. They are looking for volunteers to help make this both an educational experience for our guests and a safe environment for the butterflies. They ask that all volunteers please attend an orientation on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Click here for more details and sign up for shifts.

Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship - Applications Due Feb. 6th
Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship
Application Due: February 6th, 2015

PPPS is a 12-week summer program consisting of:
  • A seminar in Urban University-Community Relations with the Founding Director of our Center, Dr. Ira Harkavy, that culminates in a problem-solving learning paper where students write proposals for how to tackle pertinent issues in the Penn/West Philadelphia community (free course credit)
  • A 35-hour internship in one of our summer programs at one of our partner schools in West Philadelphia (paid internship)
For those interested in learning more about PPPS and hearing from past participants, please come to our information sessions:
  • Monday, December 15th 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, January 20th 5-6pm
  • Both are held in the Class of 1965 Conference Room at the Netter Center (111 South 38th Street, 2nd Floor)
Also, please visit our website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due on February 6th, 2015.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Janeé Franklin, ABCS Coordinator,

Summer Fellowship: Data Science for Social Good - App Due Feb. 1st
Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship is a 3-month paid program for quantitatively minded social-good folks run by the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. It pairs teams of social scientists, computer scientists, and statisticians with non-profit, government, or philanthropic organizations to work on a socially impactful project for 3 months. They have projects across a variety of sectors, including education, health, international development, and sustainability and are looking for people with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. Learn more and apply by February 1st, 2015.

National Policy Emerson Fellow - App Due Feb. 6th
The Emerson Fellow-National Policy position will offer a graduating Penn senior (Dec. 2014 or May 2015) engaged in Netter Center programs, ABCS courses, and/or university-assisted community schools a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully in research, practice and policy through a one-year appointment (potentially renewable for a second year) starting in June 2015. The Emerson Fellow-National Policy will be based at in Washington, DC at the Coalition for Community Schools. The Fellow will work as a core member of the Coalition's staff with a key focus on advancing university-assisted community schools nationally. The Fellow will engage with higher education leaders developing university-assisted community schools as well as leaders of other community schools initiatives across the country. The Fellow will also be on the planning team for the Coalition's National Forum in Albuquerque in April 2016 that draws close to 2,000 participants from across the U.S. and globally. For more information, see the Emerson Fellow page on the Netter Center's website. The application is due on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 4pm.

Personal Strategic Planning Seminar - Feb. 24th

February 24, 2015 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Register here

In this two-hour workshop, we will explore what really matters to you, and how we can organize your life around these values. We will look at what is, and isn't working for you right now; identify and define your core values; explore where you want to go from here; and discuss concrete next steps to get you feeling more aligned with a personal mission.

About the Presenter:
Justine Haemmerli runs her own coaching business, Pedalogical. She has worked in Secondary Education as a public school teacher, administrator, consultant, and teacher educator. Justine uses a combination of developmental coaching, performance-based coaching, and consulting to help clients realize what truly matters to them, identify habits of thought that cloud their vision and obstruct possible new perspectives, and support them in architecting action plans around what makes them happy, and their larger goals.

Philadelphia Youth Network

Internship Opportunities at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora. We enrich the lives of all visitors, especially children and youth, using education to empower them through experiences that will enlighten them culturally and intellectually. We are a gathering place for the community, a forum for broader community engagement and a partner for collaborations with historical and cultural institutions.

The Museum seeks one or more Museum Education interns to assist with the functioning of the Education and Public Programming Department.

Intern(s) will assist in all areas of the department, potentially including leading tours, conducting research, booking artists and performers, writing and editing for various purposes, planning and executing programming, and more. Intern(s) may also occasionally assist other departments, including Visitor Services, Administration, Development, and Exhibitions and Collections.

Opportunities are available for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

If interested, please contact Curator of Education and Public Programming Adrienne Whaley at

Volunteer with the Read to Me Literacy Program
Read to Me Literacy Program, sponsored by ACHIEVE-ability Education, is a structured coaching program to help students increase their reading comprehension which will help with their math computation skills. Volunteers will work one on one with youth K-12 for 2 hours a week coaching them through the reading curriculum.

  • Must have completed a background clearance check
  • Complete a child abuse clearance
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Teaching or tutoring experience preferred though not required

Training Volunteers must attend a tutoring training session after which they must commit to one volunteer session a week for the duration of a semester. Tutoring takes place from 4-6pm at 21 S. 61st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139.

Volunteer with BOOST (Best Out of School Time)
Interested in making an impact on a child's life?

BOOST (Best Out of School Time) provides before and after school care for over 900 students at 11 of Philadelphia's most underserved schools. Our West Philadelphia sites include Bryant (6001 Cedar Ave), Anderson (1034 S. 60th St) and Overbrook (2032 N. 62nd St). Volunteers are needed to provide homework assistance and to lead clubs such as dance, theater, chorus, art, spoken word, chess, robotics, Scrabble, videography, photography, cooking, digital arts, website design, debate, and yoga. After school programs are 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose to volunteer one or multiple days. Please contact Amanda Beardall at if interested.