Next Steps AmeriCorps Program 

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Designed as a college completion and success strategy, the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program will engage 55 students in part-time AmeriCorps service during the 2018-2019 school year.

Who: The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program is for rising sophomores and juniors who are graduates of high-poverty school districts such as the School District of Philadelphia.

What: The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program engages college students in community service, mentoring, supportive workshops, and leadership development. Participants, known as Corps Members, will do 300 hours of community service in the course of one year. Corps members can choose any kind of regular service placement and will also mentor two incoming first-year students as part of their service. Hours spent in training and leadership development also count toward the 300 hours. Corps members will receive a stipend during the year through Federal Work-Study and will also receive an Education Award of $1252.91 upon completion of the 300 hours.


When: This year’s program began August 20, 2019 and will end August 19, 2020. All of the required 300 hours need to be done during that time frame.


Where: Only in Pennsylvania.


Participating campuses currently include:

Cabrini University
Kutztown University
Millersville University
Temple University


To learn more, contact Next Steps Project Coordinator Modupe Oke at or 215-573-2379.

DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. only serves as an Americorps Site. We are not a direct contact for Next Steps AmeriCorps service-grant program. 


Tel: 717-706-7345 


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