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

May 7, 2015
Philadelphia’s 2015 Summer Youth Employment (SYE) Campaign is expected to increase the youth employment rate in the city, with expanding jobs, employers, partners and investors connected to the...
May 7, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilwoman Tasco and Special People in the Northeast (SPIN) joined Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) President Sharmain Matlock-Turner and its...
May 7, 2015
It's Throwback Thursday (#TBT) and UAC is asking you to answer this question: Do you remember your first job?  Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is partnering with WorkReady Philadelphia to ...
May 5, 2015
On March 31, 2015 the City of Philadelphia and Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell paid homage to the life of the late Pastor, Dr. Joseph Ginyard by placing a sign at the intersection of 41st and...
April 29, 2015
Philadelphia’s 2015 Summer Youth Employment (SYE) Summer Jobs Challenge is in full effect and is expected to increase youth employment opportunities with expanding jobs, employers, partners and...
April 21, 2015
 Mayor Nutter,  Councilwoman Tasco,  Commerce Director Alan Greenberg, Special People In Northeast Corporate Officer Mindy Lutts and Urban Affairs Coalition President Sharmain Matlock-...
April 21, 2015
The Urban Affairs Coalition, with help from Hack4Impact, is developing a new web tool to help nonprofits analyze their overhead expenses. The Nonprofit Overhead Analyzer will enable organizations to...
April 21, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the Urban Affairs Coalition hosted a forum to hear from the 2015 Mayoral Candidates. In just 2 hours, #UACMayorForum reached over 10,000 individuals making more than 77,800...
April 17, 2015
UAC Program Partner 21st Century Workstream founded in 2009, provides high school students with 21st century work skills so they are prepared for college or work after high school. ...
April 15, 2015
UAC Program Partner GALAEI is a queer Latino and social justice organization committed to advancing the LGBT community through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment and grassroots...

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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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