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: Brandon Johnson by phone at 215-851-1931 or by email at bjohnson2@uac.org.

News

July 18, 2016
"A New Deal for a New Urban America" Urban America faces immense challenges, yet the concerns of many communities are far too often left out of the national political and public...
July 14, 2016
   The events of the past few weeks - Orlando, the killings of Alton Brown and Philando Castile, the killing of five police officers in Dallas - have been difficult for many of us to...
July 8, 2016
On Saturday, July 9th from 6-8pm at 1520 Locust Street, Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) will be networking while "Painting with a Twist," in Rittenhouse. HPP will supply the "twist" by...
July 8, 2016
MLK 365 invites you to volunteer with Germantown Deaf Ministries next week as part of their summer camp. The camp runs from Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th from 5PM to 8PM and they are in...
July 8, 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 8, 2016
Getting Results with Digital Marketing July 12, 6:30pm-8:00pm Register Here The web, social media, and the shift to mobile devices are transforming the way we live, work, shop, and do business....
July 8, 2016
Wednesday, July 13th @ "South" in Fairmount! Come celebrate with the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society's (PBPRS) new President, Monica Peters, for our Pre-DNC Mixer at Bynum brothers' new...
July 8, 2016
We believe that all young people deserve opportunities to fulfill their potential - in school, in work, and in their communities! Because of some funder limitations, some of our...
July 8, 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 8, 2016
2016 Youth Music Production & Recording Summer Camp Date: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 Time: 9am – 12pm Cost: $125 Ages: 12-17 Where: Lil’ Drummaboy Recordings (818 South Street –...

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  • 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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