Youth Development - Make a Difference in a Teen's Life

The Urban Affairs Coalition and its network of program partners provide youth with access to safe havens, education, and jobs.

Our work includes:

  • Violence prevention programs, making it possible for children to learn that they can have safe, productive and joyful lives
  • Access to school choice, allowing parents and communities to have a say in how and where their children are educated

How We Work

  • We organize policy agenda related to positive youth development and galvanize program partners around youth-specific issues, activities, and service delivery gaps
  •  We promote innovative program development and pursue funding opportunities to develop new youth programs that meet existing and emerging needs
  •  We provide ongoing support to a cohort of our existing youth-serving program partners to help them improve quality through technical assistance
  • We provide youth-serving program partners with resources and information on best practices, and provide opportunities for program partners to collaborate to leverage funding

We Work To

  • Improve program quality and impact of youth-serving grassroots nonprofits and program partners through targeted individualized technical assistance, administration of organizational health self-assessments, and providing individualized organizational health and development coaching
  • Provide performance management services via Efforts-to Outcomes (ETO) software, outcomes measurement, and one-on-one technical assistance 
  • Offer group capacity-building workshops, resources, and information on best practices via Coalition U courses and a special Lecture Series facilitated through our monthly Program Partner meetings
  • Deliver high-quality "signature" programs of and resources from the Coalition e.g., our Summer WorkReady youth employment programs and the Philadelphia Charter School Directory

Primary Focus Areas

  • Education, Employment, and Pathways to the New Economy
  • Aged-out and homeless/ foster care populations (serving special needs populations)
  • Health and life skills education
  • Youth safety/ violence prevention
  • Mentoring (with a focus on African- American males)

For More Information Contact

Youth Division
1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-851-0110

 

Partners in the Coalition

To promote and advance health equity for all by conducting health promotion and prevention programs that address the prevalence of diseases in vulnerable and underserved populations.
To provide youth and community programming by utilizing exhibits of classic and modern Black authors and their composition as tools for teaching and learning.
To honor the legacy of DeAnn White by supporting those things that were most important to her life: education, literarcy and community service.

News

October 25, 2014
On Saturday, October 25 from 8am-5pm, the Philadelphia Writing Project in partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is produ to announce: Educating in the Digital Age: A Celebration of...
June 11, 2012
Philadelphia BAEO (Black Alliance for Educational Options) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the African American Museum. Over 100 elected officials, board members, and friends joined BAEO President...
June 4, 2012
Last week, eleven Arise Academy Charter High School students graduated from UAC's Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Club program. Arise is the nation's only charter high school...

Resources

Looking for help? Our goal at the Coalition is to provide you with the best information and resources for learning, earning, working, and living in our community. For more information contact us.