Drexel offers Community Health Worker, Certified Peer Specialist Training

Drexel University's Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is now accepting applications for the Community Health Worker Peer/ Certified Peer Specialist Training Academy.

This is a paid job training program for young adults, age 18-24 with lived experience of violence or trauma to receive dual certification as Community Health Workers and Certified Peer Specialists. This program is a good fit for young adults interested in becoming healers and helpers in their communities and entering the human service or healthcare fields.

The minimum requirements for eligibility are:

  • Philadelphia county resident
  • Age 18-24
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Experience of violence or trauma (to themselves or someone close to them)
  • Willing to commit to 165 hours of training over 9 weeks (October - December 2021)

Participants will receive a training stipend, transportation assistance and a free Chromebook. 

The deadline to apply is Friday August 27, 2021.The application form is available online here. Applicants will be asked to email their resume. Completion of application does not guarantee acceptance into program. Interested candidates will be assessed for eligibility.

Email the program with questions or call 267-417-8527.