Need in Deed just marked our 30th Anniversary bringing service-learning to Philadelphia schools.

To celebrate — and to better connect the classroom with the community — we're getting ourselves a new website! Stay tuned for the big reveal, coming Spring 2018!

About Need in Deed

With a mission to improve education in Philadelphia's traditional public and charter schools, NID helps 3rd-8th grade students increase academic and 21st-century skills.

Students engage in a yearlong process of active problem-solving around a community issue of each classroom's choice. Known as service-learning, the process is designed to

NID staff supports each classroom from initial inquiry through project implementation. We serve our mission through a unique set of partnerships:

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 150 Need in Deed teachers are bringing this remarkable experience to 3,900 students in 63 public schools across the city with the help of up to 70 community partners.

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Interested in Joining the 2018—2019 Teacher Network?

"In my 17 years of teaching, Need in Deed is the only organization I've worked with that gives teachers the tools as well as the focus to help students find their voices through meaningful exploration and inspiring service."

NID Network Teacher

Need in Deed provides professional development for 3rd - 8th grade teachers in Philadelphia schools. We provide free training and support to bring service-learning and community engagement into classrooms.

Using our My Voice framework, our training includes approximately 35 hours of formal training over the course of the school year including a 2-day institute in the summer. Teachers receive one-on-one project support and coaching throughout the school year. Teachers who apply and are accepted join a network of professionals dedicated to bringing service-learning to their classroom.

We are looking for classrooms where teachers:

If you are a 3rd-8th grade teacher in a District or Charter School in Philadelphia click here to apply.

If you are an administrator in a School District of Philadelphia or Philadelphia charter school, contact Program Director Kyra Atterbury to determine the best way to work with teachers in your school.

Thanks for your interest in Need in Deed's Teacher Network, and we look forward to hearing from you!