The Erik Foundation is Seeking Volunteers
The Erik Foundation a charitable organization in West Chester. It is their intention to help at-risk children primarily by helping families with emphasis on veterans to receive housing and training in an effort to break the cycle of hardship. Their plan is to be self-sufficient by producing products (childrens' books and games) to provide income. They are seeking volunteers that will help us research and prepare grant proposals and applications. The majority of work could be accomplished remotely after a face-to-face meeting. If interested, please contact Deborah Brussolo at support@theerikfoundation.org or by calling 610-742-3421.

Course Spotlight: Social Impact Strategy, Analysis, and Leadership (A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective) - SWRK798
Around the world, new types of organizations are emerging, advances in technology and access to information continue, and there is a growing recognition that all sectors – business, public, and private nonprofit – have a role to play in creating social impact. While the desire to create social impact is clear, the field is just beginning to grapple with ways to translate these aspirations into real and meaningful change.

Since 2006, Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy has been a pioneer in developing approaches for identifying, assessing and growing opportunities for social impact. Team-taught by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the course will be directed by the Center's founding executive director, Katherina 'Kat' Rosqueta, and will include guest lectures from other leading faculty and social impact innovators working in Philadelphia and around the world. Through hands-on practice, team projects, and highly interactive case-based discussions, students will gain:
  • Knowledge of how to analyze opportunities for impact and potential for impact, including how to determine the scale and scope of an opportunity and how to use the tools of social impact economics (Cost-benefit, SROI, cost per impact etc.)
  • Frameworks to address the strategic issues and key tasks (goal-setting, managing trade-offs, assessing a dynamic environment) faced by managers/leaders with a social impact mandate
  • Tools for influencing others towards social impact, including a review of relevant research and real-world examples of effective communication and stakeholder management
  • Hands-on experience applying analytical skills, effective storytelling approaches, and stakeholder engagement strategies to different formats (e.g., video short, vc/donor pitch, policy brief).

This class is designed for a highly multi-disciplinary cohort of students committed to understanding solutions to society's most pressing issues. It is open to advanced undergrads and graduate students from across the university, by permission of the instructor. For consideration in the class, please email Sarah Gormley at gormley@sp2.upenn.edu and provide:
  • Your name
  • Your year and major/school
  • A copy of your resume
  • A recent writing sample from an academic course
  • A brief statement of no more than 100 words describing why you are interested in taking this course, what you expect to contribute to the cohort of students taking the course, and what you hope to get out of it
Decisions on inclusion in the course will be made on a rolling basis.

Volunteer with Helen Gym's Campaign and the Voter Activation Network
Helen Gym, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is running for Philadelphia City Council at-large in the Democratic Primary and is looking for students to become more involved in her campaign. Helen is a progressive education advocate who has been fighting for communities in Philadelphia for over 20 years. Please visit their website to learn more about Helen and join their mailing list to receive updates on the campaign.

Student interns will mainly be working with the NGP Voter Activation Network (VAN). Interns will update and manage the campaign database, design field plans for voter outreach, and coordinate phone banking for volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about local elections, become more involved in their communities, and develop campaign skills that will be useful when applying for jobs.

Interested students can contact Eva Yuen at eyuen.helengym4citycouncil@gmail.com.

Summer Internship with New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Mentor High School Students with EMPOWER for College
Do you want to help make your story of college success a reality for all students? Join EMPOWER for College and help us provide Upper Darby high schoolers with the knowledge and support needed to navigate the college application process. By offering individualized guidance to students demonstrating socioeconomic need, we work to eliminate the barriers that prevent students from attaining a higher education. For more information, visit our website.

Research for Action Summer Internships
Research for Action is now hiring summer interns. Please visit our website to learn the positions available and how to apply. Research for Action (RFA) is an independent non-profit educational research organization that seeks to use research as the basis for the improvement of educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students. With over two decades of experience our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions provide research-based recommendations to policymakers practitioners and the public at the local state and national levels and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.

Summer job opportunities with the Netter Center
See more details about available positions here!

Broad Street Ministry Internship Opportunities
Broad Street Ministry (BSM) is a broad minded faith-based nonprofit organization that addresses the causes and impact of poverty through the delivery of dignified and hospitable meals with social services in partnership with "best in class" nonprofit organizations.

Internship Opportunities
Hospitality Collaborative Evaluation Intern
Development Intern
Volunteer Department Intern

Summer job opportunity with College Settlement Camp
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