PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative operated by EducationWorks. It is a 12-month workforcedevelopment program that tackles pressing environmental challenges, including improving stormwater management, increasing tree coverage, and revitalizing public land.
Members of PowerCorpsPHL serve on crews with the City of Philadelphia’s Water and Parks & Recreation departments. All members work on projects the first 5 months and spend the sixth month in intensive career training.
Crews serve Monday through Friday 7:45am – 3:30pm; and some evenings and weekends in park and public lands, recreation centers, public gardens, public riverbanks and waterways, and green stormwater infrastructure sites. After the first six months, members can apply to become a Fellow with an external partner and extend their experience to a full-year.
Be a 18-26 year old Philadelphia resident
Want to transform your life through service
Have a high school diploma or GED
What are the benefits?
Living Stipend and other perks- AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $484 bi-weekly (before taxes);
a weekly SEPTA Transpass; uniform and safety equipment (jacket, shirt, sweatshirt, boots)
Technical Skills- Rigorous technical skills training in landcare and environmental stewardship
Soft Skills- Workplace skill building, including time management, conflict resolution, networking, & financial literacy
Mentorship- Individual mentorship and coaching from a Crew Leader and Career Services Advisor
Expungement Services- Possible expungement of record, if eligible
Anyone can apply directly on our website here, but if anyone has questions or needs help with the process they can contact Carolyn King at: PCRecruitment@educationworks.org or call 215-221-6900 x 116.