The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) is committed to increasing long-term, sustainable civic engagement throughout the city. To support this goal, we offer a variety of training opportunities for community members, nonprofit partners, and City agencies. In addition, we support internal and cross-sector convening and collaboration to reduce silos and increase the efficiency and efficacy of engagement and volunteer programs and tactics. MOCEVS is housed within the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement.
The Equitable Engagement Director will be responsible for two main buckets of work: overseeing the successful execution, management, and strategic vision for the Community Resource Corps and the Equitable Engagement Collaborative. The Community Resource Corps is a new citywide program designed to connect residents to anti-poverty benefits and resources. This program will recruit trusted messengers from these communities to serve as AmeriCorps members that connect residents to City anti-poverty resources. Our program has three objectives: (1) To connect residents to City anti-poverty resources. (2) To serve as a workforce development opportunity for our community-based AmeriCorps members. (3) To increase the City of Philadelphia’s capacity to engage hard-to-reach communities through strategic coordination.