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

February 15 is Empower Youth Employment Day!
Spread the news: Summer WorkReady Applications are OPEN!

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 an emphasis on African- American males)

 

Partners in the Coalition

To provide a safe haven for Philadelphia’s youth to discover the power of their voices through poetry and spoken word, by using their voices, youth cultivate personal and social transformation.
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 help support organizations and individuals to continue active citizenship throughout the year, including techincal training and assistance to organizations in hosting King Day of Service projects; the tracking of all King Day of Service projects and numbers of volunteers throughout the six county region;the matching of all interested groups and individuals with volunteer project opportunities.

News

August 9, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tiffany Delgado-Bickley Director of UAC Summer Youth Employment Program tbickley@uac.org 215-851-1724     Urban Affairs Coalition Celebrates Employment...
November 28, 2018
On October 4, the Hire! Philly Job and Resource Fair brought together 38 employers, 38 service providers, and hundreds of staff and volunteers in support of breaking down barriers for Philadelphians...
September 10, 2018
A coalition of employers led by Aramark, PECO, PNC Bank, Starbucks, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Wawa and others commit to creating economic opportunities for...

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.
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