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Drexel Seeks Young Adult Applicants for PAID Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training


Do you know what it's like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood?

Do you want to use your experience to help others heal?

Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for a PAID Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training for Philadelphia residents ages 18-24.

This program is a good fit for young adults impacted by violence or trauma who want to use their experiences to become healers and helpers in their communities and enter the human service field.

Minimum requirements for eligibility include:

  • Philadelphia resident
  • Age 18-24
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Not currently enrolled in school this semester
  • Lived experience of violence (to themselves or someone close to them)
  • Vaccinated/ or willing to receive COVID-19 vaccination by September 9, 2022*
  • Willing to commit to 165 hours of training (virtual and in person) over 9 weeks

TRAINING STIPEND and a FREE CHROMEBOOK laptop are provided to those accepted into the program. Following classroom training, participants have the option to participate in hands-on experiential learning at human service agencies throughout Philadelphia.

The application form is available online here: Applicants will be asked to email their resume to If the applicant does not have a resume, work, volunteer, and education history can be typed into the application. The deadline to apply is FRIDAY August 19th, 2022.

Please submit applications as soon as possible. We will interview selected applicants on a rolling basis. Completion of application does not guarantee acceptance into program. Interested candidates will be assessed for eligibility. *For more information about Drexel University's COVID-19 policies, click here.

Please contact Jae Moses with questions at or 267-225-0496.


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