Civic House Student Group Storage Updates
In effort to best support Civic House programming, we are assessing space usage throughout the House, including the amount of space we are able to dedicate to storage. We are currently not accepting any new student group storage items to be left at Civic House during summer 2018. If your student group currently has items in storage, Civic House will continue to store these items until the beginning of next academic year (late August 2018). By that time we will share with you our updated storage policy, which may require your group to find alternative options for storage moving forward.
Ultimately, we hope to offer the resource of storage space to our constituent groups that are centred in community engagement and social advocacy work. However, before doing so, we must take the necessary steps to reorganize our spaces and reevaluate our capacity. Your cooperation in this porcess is essential in helping us toward this goal.
If you have questions or concerns please contact Kerrin Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help.
AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity through Civic House with HIAS Pennsylvania (Application Period March 2018 - April 2018)
The Refugee and Asylee Employment and Self-Sufficiency project will support HIAS Pennsylvania's current employment support services that play a critical role in supporting newly-arrived refugees as they prepare for, find, and sustain their very first jobs in America. The PACC*VISTA will leverage University of Pennsylvania resources to enhance HIAS PA by engaging students in the program.
PennCORP Student Leader - Deadline April 13th 2018
Compensation: Volunteer Opportunity Only (8 Positions)
Time Commitment: Student Leader Training Thursday, August 16th (noon) - Saturday, August 18th (Early Move In Available)
PennCORP Program Sunday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 22nd
Student Leaders are at the heart of the PennCORP experience. They support and mentor PennCORP participants throughout the program. Working in leadership pairs of two, Student Leaders help cultivate community within their groups and ensure that their teams are engaging thoughtfully and critically. Student Leaders will be responsible for facilitating discussion and reflection. Student Leaders may also be called upon to lead large scale events such as evening social activities or facilitating workshops. Student Leaders are additionally expected to serve as mentors to PennCORP participants, lead small group discussions throughout the year, as well as participate in the Civic House IGNITE Retreat (September 14th-16th).