PowerCorps PHL

PowerCorps PHL

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PowerCorps PHL is an agency that engages disconnected young adults and returning citizens to enter and succeed in career pathways by using service experience as the strategy. PowerCorpsPHL provides career-connected education and paid work experiences in collaboration with AmeriCorps and the city of Philadelphia, powered by EducationWorks. Working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and partners in the public and private sector, PowerCorpsPHL builds opportunities for young people to create promising futures by tackling pressing environmental challenges and developing the skills required to secure meaningful work. The PowerCorps PHL program is made up of two phases, excluding the pre-processing/registration phase and the exit/employment phase. Phase one consists of foundational learning with a focus on work readiness, career exploration, skill-building, and contribution and connection. Phase two consists of three different paths: Fellowships & Post-Secondary Education Support, Industry Academies, or training as an Assistant Crew Leader. Overall, PowerCorps PHL is a 4-18 month paid workforce development program that seeks to educate and empower Philadelphians.

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