Summer Youth Employment

UAC's NEW Summer Youth Employment office is open at 1211 Chestnut St, 9th Floor.

Program Enrollment has ended and we are doing our best to find job placements for eligible youth. Our hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, from 9am-5pm

The Urban Affairs Coalition's Summer Youth Employment program provides paid summer job opportunities and support to youth ages 14-18 through the WorkReady program. The six week program runs from July through mid-August and includes career exposure, on-the-job mentoring, and professional development. 

UAC WorkReady Referral Codes:


Referral code S125 - Work Experience Program


  • Ages 14 - 18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia
  • No prior experience required

Referral code P97 - Internship Program


  • Ages 14 - 18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia
  • Some prior job experience, resume, and interviews may be required

Please sign up for our newsletter to receive future program updates and information about our summer youth employment program. 


If you are a company or organization interested in being a worksite, please submit your information here and someone from the team will follow up with you.


For more information and FAQs about the Urban Affairs Coalition's WorkReady program, please use one of the following links:

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If you represent an organization that is interested in offering professional development workshops to WorkReady participants, please submit your information here.



Additional questions? Our office is currently open limited hours as we prepare for Summer 2019. If you have questions about the WorkReady program that this website doesn't answer, please call 215-851-1800 or email

For Your Reference


Click here to view the 2019 Youth Handbook, containing WorkReady policies and procedures.

We are in the process of preparing for this summer’s program and our offices will be moving. Our new office will be open beginning Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 440 North Broad Street. We appreciate your patience as we make this move and set up our new space to serve you this summer