September 2017
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Please join The Mission Continues for a service project at Thomas Edison High School in honor of September 11.

Volunteers are needed to help revamp the school's softball field by creating a dirt infield, and re-installing previously built benches, dugouts and a home-run fence.

To register for this service opportunity, please click here.

Philadelphia READS
September 27
2:30 - 6:00 PM
Martin Luther King High School
Room T 137
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Join Philadelphia READS on September 27 at 2:30 PM for a day of service at their Book Bank. The Philadelphia READS Book Bank is a resource for educators who serve our city's children and youth within daycare, preschool, public, private, charter, parochial, religious and after-school classrooms. 
Volunteers are needed to unload, sort, and shelve donated books.
If you are interested in registering for this volunteer opportunity, please click here.​​​​​​​
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
September 16 - 17
University of the Sciences
43rd & Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Join Public Citizens for Children and Youth for their first annual Block by Block Party. This event will guide children in fun challenges and let them collaboratively build in the online world of Minecraft.

Volunteers are needed to serve as gaming leaders and in non-technical roles to assist with registration, set up and wrap up.

Several shifts are available over the two days of the event. To register for this service opportunity, please click here.
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If you represent an organization in need of volunteers or service support opportunities, let us know! We'll work with you to develop an outreach plan, workshops on community engagement, volunteer recruitment mailings, or direct support for a service event. From there, we'll feature your organization in our newsletter to help spread the word.

For service project submissions, please click here. For all other inquiries, please contact us at
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As we learn more about the widespread, growing devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, please consider making a donation through the American Red Cross here.

This is the LAST DAY to participate in our fall Back-To-School Supplies Drive, so please DONATE TODAY at any of the drop-off locations listed here. These resources will go directly to students in underserved Philadelphia public schools.

As summer comes to a close, organizing focuses for many on the upcoming 23rd annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. ​A variety of resources and technical support will be available to organizations and individuals planning King Day of Service projects and sustainable civic engagement efforts beyond.

If you were not able to serve the community this summer, join our partners at Peace Day Philly, Read by 4th, Philadelphia READS, and Public Citizens for Children and Youth, who are hosting a variety of service opportunities and events. 

Join our Mission365 partners at the The Mission Continues for an event supporting Thomas Edison High School.

If you are looking for additional future volunteering options, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in coordinating a service project and would like to enlist our services or if you are looking for volunteer opportunities through Global Citizen, please click here.

To learn more about upcoming service projects, please visit, email us at or call (215) 851-1811.

Best regards,

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
School Supplies Drive Ends Today
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Reading Captains Training
September 16
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community College of Philadelphia
Great Hall, Winnet Student Life Building
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Global Citizen, in partnership with Read by 4th, is hosting a Reading Captains training on September 16 at Community College of Philadelphia.

Reading Captains are inspired by the Block Captain concept. Every neighborhood and every block in Philadelphia should have community members who are prepared to share information with their neighbors to support early learning and literacy.

If you are interested in becoming a Reading Captain, please click here.
Peace Day Philly
September 17 - 23
Various Times
Various Locations
Peace Day Philly is the local initiative for the UN International Day of Peace, observed on and around September 21. Peace Day Philly invites individuals, organizations, and community leaders to engage in this global day of local opportunity. Choose an activity that is meaningful for you and encourage others to participate as well. Many Peace Day activities can be found HERE, and a full week of Peace Day Philly 2017 events can be found HERE. Follow Peace Day on twitter at @peacedayphilly and share your actions/follow the global conversation with #peaceday.

As part of this week of events, Peace Day Philly needs volunteers to bring a piece of cloth to the Reading Terminal Market on September 23 that holds ​a memory related to heritage or culture​ to create a collaborative art piece.

For more information about this opportunity, please see this flyer.
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