2011-2012 Philly Fellows Placements

The following positions have been created by our host agencies for the 2011-2012 fellows. Each placement offers an opportunity for a fellow to build capacity in the organization, develop professional skills and leadership experience, and strengthen Philadelphia’s communities. Please review these project descriptions before submitting your application to Philly Fellows.

If you are offered and subsequently accept a fellowship, you will interview at the three to four placements that interest you the most. Program staff will make the final matches based on the feedback provided by the fellows as well as the host agency supervisors. Please note that we do not guarantee fellows will be matched with their first choice, so we recommend that you apply only if multiple placements interest you.

* indicates a returning host agency

After School Activities Partnerships* Research and Communications Coordinator
The fellow will engage in research, evaluation, and communications in order to improve and expand after school programming for Philadelphia youth. Project Description

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center Development Associate
The fellow will design and implement a volunteer program infrastructure to improve the organization’s behavioral health services for children. Project Description

Community Partnership School* Communications Fellow
The fellow will create programming that offers academic support, leadership opportunities, financial assistance, college readiness and supportive counseling to the alumni of this independent school. Project Description

Consumer Credit Counseling Service FinanciallyHers Coordinator
The fellow will build the overall capacity of the FinanciallyHers program to engage low-income women in financial-literacy programming, build new partnerships, and enhance program sustainability. Project Description

Fairmount Community Development Corporation* Public Relations and Communications Fellow
The fellow will a engage in a range of public relations projects and programs to help the organization engage businesses and residents in its community revitalization efforts. Project Description

Fleisher Art Memorial* Marketing Communications Manager
The fellow will coordinate all internal and external communications materials, developing and promoting print and electronic messages about Fleisher’s programming, accomplishments and impact in the community, with particular emphasis on reaching underserved residents of South Philadelphia. Project Description

HIAS and Council* Refugee Housing Coordinator
The fellow will help to establish a network of low-cost housing options in Philadelphia, employment opportunities, and other resources to help promote early economic self-sufficiency for recently arrived refugees. Project Description

Juvenile Law Center* Associate for Youth Engagement
The fellow will work with at-risk youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to create opportunities for these youth to take the lead in advocating for social change. Project Description

Mt. Airy USA Commercial Revitalization Communications Associate
The fellow will increase the organization’s communications capacity and efficacy to support a variety of business district beautification and community revitalization projects. Project Description

Pennsylvania Health Law Project Communications Fellow
The fellow will work on designing and implementing communications strategies to increase access to and improve healthcare. Project Description

Philadelphia VIP* Development and Communications Associate
The fellow will increase access to justice for low-income Philadelphians through the creation and management of a corporate campaign as well as strategic communications. Project Description

Philadelphia Young Playwrights* Marketing/Communications Coordinator
The fellow will develop capacity in the area of program marketing and external communications to help inspire learning through playwriting. Project Description

Philadelphia Youth Network* Communications and Engagement Fellow
The fellow will expand the visibility and reach of the Student Success Centers, which provide support to young people to prepare them for high school graduation and transition into college. Project Description

Project H.O.M.E.* Sustainable Development Fellow
The fellow will create and implement and Environmental Sustainability Plan for Project H.O.M.E. Project Description

Students Run Philly Style* Development Associate
The fellow will engage in fundraising efforts and streamline development systems for this youth running and mentorship program. Project Description

Urban Tree Connection Program and Volunteer Coordinator
The fellow will create and test an environmental/urban farming curriculum in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. Project Description