News & Publications

We are pleased to bring you the latest news and information about the work that the Urban Affairs Coalition is doing in the community.

For further media information and/or questions, please contact: Felicia Harris by phone at 215-851-1701 or by email at


July 28, 2016
Global Citizen and MLK365 invite you to join them on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 pm at Reading Terminal Market for the 8th Annual Global Citizen Beer Summit on Race. This event is part of Global...
July 28, 2016
The Recipe for a Successful Food Business Tuesday, August 9th, 9:30am-11:00am Register Here To run a successful food business, it takes strong operations, tight financial metrics, and solid branding...
July 28, 2016
The Black Writers Museum is hosting an upcoming "People's Poetry and Jazz Festival" (PPJF) 2016, to take place on Saturday, August 20th, in beautiful Vernon Park.   This free community festival...
July 28, 2016
Storefront Challenge 2016 Nominations Nominate! Due September 15th Storeowners throughout Philadelphia put their best face forward every day. They’re a big part of what makes your neighborhood feel...
July 28, 2016
To All Supporters of a Safer Philadelphia:   "X-Offenders for Community Empowerment (XCE) is a crime prevention organization with the mission of halting gun violence by stopping the...
July 28, 2016
The Philadelphia Sunday: Friday, July 15, 2016 "Philadelphia Black PR Society's pre-DNC mixer, new president set a milestone ahead of convention "Nearly 100 execs and professionals united with...
July 28, 2016
Amid perhaps the greatest racial and social upheaval the country has seen in a generation, the National Urban League will convene Wednesday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 6th in Baltimore, MD...
July 28, 2016
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of events and UAC Program Partners are eligible for member rates! For more information and to register, click below or visit here....
July 28, 2016
Drexel's Hospitality Management Program is looking for an organization to partner with on a class project to plan a new event designed to engage millennials. Read more!
July 22, 2016
Join UAC Program Partner Global Citizen and MLK365 on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30pm at Reading Terminal Market for the 8th Annual Global Citizen Beer Summit on Race. This event is...


  • Monday, June 22, 2015 - 1:18pm
    David Buckholtz was an intern through UAC's WorkReady program while he was in high school. As he completes his degree at Penn State, he came back to UAC to serve as a mentor to youth in the WorkReady program this summer. We know he is destined for great things!
    In this photo, David thanks Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff, Katie McGinty, after she announced $2.4M of additional state funding for summer jobs in Philadelphia.

  • Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:03pm
    We were thrilled to join Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff Katie McGinty and State Senator Vincent Hughes in celebrating $2.4M of additional funding from the State for summer jobs in Philadelphia this summer!

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:30pm
    Victory in Harrisburg! Tomorrow June 19th at 3pm Katie McGinty, Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Wolf and State Senator Vincent Hughes will announce a $7.5 million program that is expected to create 3,700 NEW summer youth jobs statewide. The program has $3.5 million in federal funding and $4 million in TANF funds through local WIA’s. We would like to thank everyone who supported the Summer Youth Employment advocacy campaign! As you know UAC has been a leading advocate for full employment for youth for many years. More details coming soon. Hope to see you tomorrow! #MyFirstJob #SaveSummerJobs

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