Dear --FNAME--, 

Our newest Global Citizen program is an initiative to support students in the Philadelphia-area, who are concerned about issues of gun violence and how it affects young people. Push for Peace Philly formed this past spring as a result of a June anti-violence forum of high school students from Philadelphia-area schools. The coalition has called on young people to step-up, participate in discussions, and engage in action on the many social, emotional, and political issues around gun violence, particularly affecting marginalized communities.

Push for Peace Philly met weekly over the summer to plan future programs. Last week, on the International Day of Peace, Push for Peace Philly brought together hundreds of students for a public festival of events in the courtyard at Philadelphia City Hall.  The event included resource tables on peace and anti-violence, discussions among students, performances and speakers.

Congratulations to the young people who have been leading and their peers who have been participating. Young people and the supporters are invited to join this movement for change, peace, and justice. For further information, click here. 

January’s 24th annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is fast approaching. We encourage groups and individuals to organize projects that embrace Dr. King's legacy of citizen action, social justice, and meet the needs of the community. A mission of the King Day of Service is to continue community involvement year-round.

To register a project(s), visit and click the “Register a Project” button on the top menu bar. Please register your 2019 King Day project(s) as soon as possible and no later than Saturday, December 1. This will allow for greater lead time to publicize projects, recruit volunteers, and request free King Day of Service T-shirts.
To help support your organizing efforts, we will host a series of King Day of Service Planning workshops and webinars. We will discuss best practices for project development, volunteer management, and outreach. To see upcoming events and resources available, visit

If you need help using our website, please call us at 215-851-1811 or email us at Any other questions about the planning process, contact Yoon Kim, Outreach and Programs Manager, at or 215-851-1806.


For additional volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in submitting a service project for our calendar, please click here. If you represent a volunteer group or organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. 

To learn more about our programs, visit, email us at or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the King Day of Service.

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
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Young Entrepreneurs  Financial Leadership Program
The Young Entrepreneurs Learn and Earn program aims to increase youth financial capabilities by offering six hours of training focusing on sales techniques and business development. 

For more information, visit or
Support the Jacoby Book Bank 

The Philadelphia READS Jacoby 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.

Educators are able to get up to 350 books per school year, as well as supplemental classroom supplies. 

If you would like to support the Book Bank, consider hosting a Book Drive or ordering a few books from their Amazon Wish List.
Get ready for the November 6 election!
The November 6 general election is coming up fast. Be prepared and take action with the following steps: 
FIRST: Check your voter registration status. To vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania at least 30 days before the next election, and at least 18 years of age on Election Day. Individuals in jail or with criminal convictions can vote unless they are currently serving a felony sentence. If you need to register or update your registrationdo so online by October 9! 
SECOND: Begin to review your candidate choices with Committee of Seventy's 2018 Voter Guide
And THIRD: Get involved by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer with Common Cause.

Click on the image above to learn more! 
King Day of Service Planning Workshop

Date: October 2nd
Time:  3 - 4 PM
Location: Walnut St. West Library
201 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please join Global Citizen for a King Day of Service Planning Workshop in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 2 from 3 PM to 4 PM at Walnut St. West Library.

Don't forget to register your service projects this upcoming King Day of Service!  
​​Hire! Philly Job & Resource Fair

Date: October 4
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A 
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hire! Philly is an employer-led coalition helping connect opportunity seekers, to career resources, job preparation and entrepreneurship support--along with immediate job opportunities! Register Today.

STEM Craft: Using Minecraft to Imagine a Better World and Build It Together

Date: October 6th 
Time: 9 AM- 4 PM
Location: School of the Future, 40th  & Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

PCCY, the region’s most influential advocacy organization for children, leverages the world’s greatest video game for the year’s most engaging fundraising event for kids. STEMCraft is a Minecraft gaming event and family science festival rolled into one!  Last year, over 750 kids participated in this fun day of building and learning. 

Volunteers can register here 
Volunteer Book Bank Coordinator  

Philadelphia Reads is currently seeking a Book Bank Coordinator. The Book Bank Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Program Director and the Book Bank Manager in the operation of the Jacoby Book Bank. Some of the Book Bank Coordinator’s responsibilities include: assisting members while they are at the Book Bank, managing donation tracking, helping with communication plans for members and donors and managing volunteer groups.
The Book Bank serves Philadelphia teachers (members) every Tuesday and Wednesday (3 PM- 6:30 PM) and is open for donations on Mondays (8 -11 AM) and Thursdays (11 AM -1:30 PM).
Please use the subject line “Book Bank Coordinator” when emailing us.

Applicants must be able to commit to one, or both, of the Book Bank’s operating days (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) for the duration of the school year. Being able to assist during the donation hours is very helpful.
This is a volunteer position.

Email them at if you are interested in the position!
Become a Reading Captain! 

A Reading Captain is a person over the age of 18, who is committed to sharing literacy resources with the members of his/her community.
Complete the below form to attend an orientation session to learn about Read by 4th, understand what your role as a Reading Captain requires, and receive hard-copy resources and swag!
Read by 4th is a citywide coalition of partners managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. 
World Food Day
Date: October 16th
Time:  7 - 9AM
Location: Rise Against Hunger - Philly 
108 Darby Commons Court
Folcroft, PA 19032

On World Food Day, October 16 — a day to publicly show commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #2 — Rise Against Hunger’s U.S. locations and global offices will join together to break a Guinness World Record in celebration of the organization’s 20 years in the fight against hunger.
For more information and to register click here.
Level Up Summit 

Date: October 19 & 20

From October 19 to October 20, join the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE as we host the 2018 Level Up Summit. This two-day conference titled “Building the Leaders of the Future” will cover a diverse range of topics to empower young professionals to move up in their careers or launch their own business ventures.

The top young professionals in the region will gather in the City of Philadelphia to hear from experts and industry leaders on what it takes to get ahead and stay ahead.

Topics include:
  • Leadership Development
  • Accessing Capital
  • Brand Building
  • Respectability
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Doing Business Locally
  • Financial Wellness
  • Social Capital

Click on the image above for more information! 
Philly AIDS Walk

Date: October 21
Time: 6:30 - 9 AM

AIDS Walk Philly brings 10,000 people together to raise money for AIDS Walk Philly, and is critical to increasing awareness, fighting stigma, and raising funds to support the most vulnerable people living with HIV disease in the greater Philadelphia region.

AIDS Walk Philly raises funds to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV disease and helps provide education and increased public awareness of HIV/AIDS issues.

Register to Walk or Volunteer before October 21st. 
Volunteer at Radnor Run 2018

Date: October 28
Time: 6:30 AM
Location:  Randor Township Building Encke Park, Wayne, PA 19087

The 41st Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run includes a 5-Mile USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified timed road race through scenic Radnor Township. Radnor Run attracts runners from around the area for this fun & festive annual race. The race starts and finishes at the Radnor Township Building in Wayne, PA. The event also includes an un-timed 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk for all ages, as well as a Health Fair. The money raised supports the ALA’s mission to promote lung health and prevent lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. 

Volunteers can register here

Volunteers will come to the event at 6:30 am to help set up. There will be various jobs that include registration, water stops, route marshals, t-shirts and other tasks.

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. 

Please contact us here

Thank you to the following organizations for their ongoing support of 
our Year-Round Volunteer Program