MindSet Information Sessions

Event Details
November 9, 2018
Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
225 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Individuals Underemployed, Unemployed, or Recently Released from Prison are Invited to Learn About MindSet, a New Free Program Focused on Career Development and Financial Stability


Refreshments Will Be Served at MindSet Information Sessions in an Informal, Relaxed Environment


November 2, 2018 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Are you underemployed, unemployed, or recently released from prison? Challenges in one area of life can threaten successes in another. MindSet, a new program focused on career development and financial stability, was designed to engage the whole person. Created by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) by focusing on four core areas, Health + Wellness, Employment, Education, and Financial Management, MindSet strives to assist participants in achieving self-sufficiency. ECS Philly is actively recruiting its first group of 25 MindSet participants to start in January 2019. Prospective enrollees are encouraged to attend an upcoming MindSet Information Session.


MindSet Information Sessions are taking place on these dates at ECS’ Main Office, 225 S. 3rd Street:


Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 am 

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6 pm 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6 pm 

The Information Sessions sign-up link is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44A4AA23ABF49-mindset.


MindSet assists participants in two ways: individualized coaching and group trainings. Participants will work at their own pace while being engaged within a supportive community of their peers.


According to MindSet Program Coordinator Tamika Holder, it can be hard to change your life alone. “Everyone’s path to self-sufficiency looks different,” Holder said. MindSet empowers participants to create their own curriculum to learn skills within the specific areas they need to strengthen to gain control over their lives.” This flexibility removes barriers to participation by ensuring that participants can work around their existing schedules and responsibilities. 


MindSet is a free program with flexible participation options. Participants enjoy cash incentives for completing specific activities plus a 2 to 1 savings match on money saved during the program. It is not a full-time program, but participants can expect to spend 15-20 hours per month on MindSet activities. Participants will receive transportation assistance in the form of SEPTA tokens.


For additional information, visit //ecsphilly.org/MindSet or contact Tamika Holder, program coordinator, at 215.351.1443 or tamikah@ecsphilly.org.


About Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is a multi-service agency that embraces adaptability and program innovation in order to meet the evolving and diverse needs of Philadelphians who have been disadvantaged by poverty. ECS has a 148-year legacy of transforming itself in times of crisis and providing essential support services for the city’s most vulnerable. Today, its mission is to challenge and reduce intergenerational poverty, and guided by a new strategic plan, ECS’ programs focus on increasing people’s ability to achieve economic independence and mobility.