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AmeriCorps service in Philadelphia, PA

Budgeting for your service year

In addition to a biweekly living stipend, you’ll receive free healthcare coverage and deferment of your student loans during your service year. To help you envision how to make your budget work, we’ve offered some resources below about living in, and getting around, Philadelphia.


Affordable neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Wondering where many of our College Possible AmeriCorps coaches live? Here are two Philadelphia neighborhoods to scope out for housing if you’re looking for an affordable studio or one-bedroom apartment. They’re easily accessible by public transportation and stipend-budget friendly.

  • Manayunk

  • Spring Garden

Looking for a roommate?

You’ll have a chance to meet fellow incoming coaches before the school year begins for more roommate possibilities. You can also check out Diggz and Silvernest, apps offering roommate matching and house sharing services. 

Check out these housing apps

Find affordable rentals not listed on other, more-common apps:


Getting to work

Getting to the Philadelphia site is a breeze with public transportation. Our office is located six blocks from the Broad Street train line, or opt for the bus and get dropped off at our office corner. You may utilize the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) for commuting by bus, trolley or train.

If biking is your thing, check out Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share program, with affordable fees and monthly passes. 


Where Philadelphia coaches hang out

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