New Affiliate of the Year: Philadelphia
With 15 new Youth Volunteer Corps programs launching in the last year, we’ve had a lot to celebrate! As YVC programming is launched in each new community, we know that countless youth will be transformed by life-changing service experiences.
Of these new communities now being served by passionate YVC Youth Volunteers, one has started out especially strong, earning it the 2015 New Affiliate of the Year Award. Congratulations Youth Volunteer Corps of Philadelphia!
Launched in spring of this year, YVC of Philadelphia has already engaged 67 Youth Volunteers in service. These youth served a total of nearly 800 volunteer hours on 51 projects, helping at 12 local nonprofit agencies. As one of only three independent programs in the YVC Network, this is especially impressive.
They also brought a great group of energetic youth to the YVC Summit where they received their New Affiliate of the Year Award.
Due to the early progress of this new program, YVC of Philadelphia will be hosting our 2016 Summit Oct. 7-9 of next year.
Without a host organization support that most YVC Affiliates possess, YVC of Philadelphia operates solely on a volunteer basis. To support their efforts to empower youth to serve in Philly, please make a contribution to YVC of Philadelphia.
The 2015 New Affiliate of the Year was announced during the Award Ceremony at the YVC Summit. We’re celebrating the 2015 award winners this week on the blog. Learn about our 2015 Project of the Year, and meet our YVC AmeriCorps Member of the Year, Trailblazer Award honoree, Program Director of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Milestone Award honorees.