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


March 7, 2011
     The Urban Affairs Coalition, a network of more than 80 grassroots organizations and concerned citizens will converge to hold a rally and to watch Governor Corbett's...
February 15, 2011
Peter Kiliani is the new Project Director for UAC's Freedom Rings Partnership. The Freedom Rings Partnership is a $25 million federally-funded initiative led by the Urban Affairs Coalition and the...
January 28, 2011
Today city officials and partners joined The Campaign for Working Families to announce the opening of 11 free tax preparation sites throughout Philadelphia.The announcement took place on “Earned...
January 17, 2011
Partnership will bring Internet access, training, and technology to low-income residentsLaunch activities include refurbishing computers, training, and a "Race to Connect"(Philadelphia, January 17,...
January 6, 2011
The new civil-rights movement involves bridging the gap in technology, something that will be the major theme of this month's 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service,...
November 19, 2010
 When the West Chester Food Cupboard started up last year to provide food to needy families in Chester County, demand for its services was high and growing rapidly. Within a year, demand was up...
November 4, 2010
Awards program recognizes Philadelphia Futures, Urban Affairs Coalition, LEAD, and Three Remarkable Students Who Overcame the Odds to Stay in SchoolThe U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE...
September 13, 2010
Underserved communities in Philadelphia will get the benefit of broad Internet access, computers and training through the award of a $11.8 million grant on Monday to a group of public and private...


  • 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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