Economic Development

City, Partners Announce Earned Income Tax Credit & Savings Day in Philadelphia and Opening of 11 Free Tax Preparation Sites

Date: 
January 28, 2011

Today city officials and partners joined The Campaign for Working Families to announce the opening of 11 free tax preparation sites throughout Philadelphia.

The announcement took place on “Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Day,” a nationwide effort to increase public awareness about the EITC and free tax preparation sites. It marks the 36th year the credit has been lifting working people out of poverty.

In addition, the Campaign revealed that new this tax season is the ability to buy U.S. Savings Bonds with a portion or all of your tax refund for yourself or others.

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to Support Freedom Rings Initiative

Date: 
March 10, 2011

 
Source: 
Technically Philly

Industry Leaders Form Economic Policy Advisory Group

Date: 
April 15, 2011

With Pennsylvania’s difficult budget season ahead, Urban Affairs Coalition head Sharmain Matlock-Turner isn’t holding out hope for much more funding for those things she cares most about. But, as one of the chairs of a new advisory group, she’ll at least be able to weigh in on issues having an impact on the region’s economy.

Nearly 30 area business and industry leaders in all comprise the Economic Policy Advisory Group, which was put together by Senate Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia. Others are in the process of being brought on board.

Author: 
Athena Merritt
Source: 
Philadelphia Business Journal

Kiliani Named Project Director for Freedom Rings Partnership

Date: 
February 15, 2011
Peter Kiliani is the new Project Director for UAC's Freedom Rings Partnership.

Stimulus to Fund Internet Access, Computers in Phila.

Date: 
September 13, 2010

Underserved communities in Philadelphia will get the benefit of broad Internet access, computers and training through the award of a $11.8 million grant on Monday to a group of public and private entities led by the Urban Affairs Coalition.

Author: 
Athena Merritt
Source: 
Philadelphia Business Journal

MLK Service Day to Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide

Date: 
January 6, 2011

The new civil-rights movement involves bridging the gap in technology, something that will be the major theme of this month's 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, organizers said yesterday.


Social media and digital inclusion will be the focus of this year's event, which is expected to draw a record 75,000 volunteers to more than 1,200 community-service projects on Jan. 17, the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday.

Author: 
Jan Ransom
Source: 
Philadelphia Daily News

Press Release: One Day At A Time (ODAAT) Offers Free Computer Training for N. Phila. Residents

Date: 
March 18, 2011

One Day At A Time (ODAAT), in conjunction with the Freedom Rings Partnership, will launch its series of free computer classes beginning March 23rd, 2011.

Freedom Rings is a multi-year initiative that brings together local non-profits, community organizations and educational institutions to encourage Broadband internet usage and adoption throughout Philadelphia.

Haitian Relief Fund

Location

C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-527-6698
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Stephanie
Sylvain
Board President

To help rebuild the communites in Haiti

Services provided: 
Economic development, advocacy and business development

Economic Development Projects (EDP)

Location

1207 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-851-1825
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5 pm
1207 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Vincent
Gumbs
Assistant Project Manager
Secondary Contact
Mr.
Carlos
Jones
Marketing and Project Manager
EDP acts as an independent consultant to influence wealth building policy by promoting business development and employment for minorities, women and community residents.
Services provided: 
Advocacy, Economic Inclusion, Workforce Development