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AmeriCorps Post-Secondary Persistence Fellow Position Open

By Allison Kelsey Posted: February 7, 2022

Join the Philadelphia Education Fund’s effort to strengthen college persistence and transform the lives of low-income and first-generation students.


In spite of robust programming at the high school level and scholarship support in college, many of PEF’s College Access Program graduates still face challenges that inhibit degree attainment. The PEF Persistence Fellow will help uncover the “why” behind PEF’s persistence trends and make data-based recommendations for sustainable interventions, which in turn will inform the basis of a new post-secondary persistence framework to be implemented by PEF staff. Specifically, the Fellow’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Support the execution of original qualitative and quantitative research of PEF’s historical persistence practices and post-secondary outcomes
  • Strengthen data management and tracking practices of CAP graduates
  • Develop a model of time-bound college persistence interventions to be implemented by PEF staff
  • Lay a foundation for a future community-supported career coaching/mentoring program.


Program Benefits

  • Education award upon successful completion of service
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Living Allowance
  • Monthly SEPTA Transportation Pass
  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Health Coverage
  • Training


To attend the info session on February 21 or March 14, click this link.

To go directly to the AmeriCorps application, click this link.

The one-year position begins in August 2022.

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