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

March 25, 2015
The future success of our region's economy depends on a talented workforce. Philadelphia's 2015 Summer Job Challenge is a collaborative effort to increase opportunities available to youth by growing...
March 12, 2015
On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal hosted their Special Edition Launch Event on Literacy Innovations highlighting the READ by 4th Campaign. The Philadelphia Social...
January 28, 2015
Philadelphia Ballhawks is a Program Partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition that provides a comprehensive athletic and educational experience to middle and high school aged young men. Recently, four...

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.