Economic Inclusion

UAC's Economic Development Projects Consults on the Delaware River Master Plan

Date: 
June 20, 2011
Recently, when the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) presented its master plan for the redevelopment of the waterfront, UAC was at the table.

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

Entreprenuer Works

Location

111 South Independence Mall 5th floor, Suite 528
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
215-545-3100 ext 223
610-499-7528
Fax: 
215-925-2485
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and some evening classes
111 South Independence Mall 5th floor, Suite 528
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Leslie
Benoliel
Executive Director
Secondary Contact
Ms.
Antoinette
Truehart
Managing Director

To provide small business owners and new entrepreneurs with the support and tools they need to thrive: small loans, access to other credit and capital sources, training and technical assistance and, above all, a network of peers, service providers, consultants, and potential customers.

Services provided: 
Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Economic Inclusion, Education - Adult, Workforce Development

Parkside Association of Philadelphia

Location

5218 Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States
215-878-2107
Fax: 
215-871-7799
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
5218 Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Lucinda
Hudson
Executive Director
To assist in the social welfare of low-to-moderate income elderly, handicapped, hospitalized persons, young persons, and adults through activities such as the development of affordable housing, mortgage counseling, social services programs, and recreational programs. Parkside Association of Philadelphia aims to improve the quality of life and to offer assistance in gaining access to city services.
Services provided: 
After School Activities, Economic Inclusion, Food Bank, Housing Counseling, Job Training and Placement, Neighborhood and Community Service, Town Watch, Violence Prevention, Workforce Development, Youth Development

Explorers Sans Frontières

Location

2415 Almond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
United States
215-850-4743
Hours of Operation: 
Varies
2415 Almond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Shonta
Collins
President

Explorer San Frontiers Event To build cultural connections one person and one community at a time. Our programs are designed to integrate travel with learning so that the exchange of knowledge is used to improve relationships among diverse cultures through personal communication, humanitarian projects and assistance, as well as through practical training and application of learned skills.

Services provided: 
Advocacy, Economic Inclusion, Education - Adult, Education - Youth, Health Issues Education, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Service, Literacy, Youth Development

Economic Development Projects (EDP)

Location

1207 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-851-1917
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5 pm
1207 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Beverly
Woods
Director
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

Community and Economic Development (CED)*

Location

1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-851-1738
Fax: 
215-564-9912
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Jojy
Varghese
Director

To bring capital to under-served communities to ensure the stability, growth, and utility of the region; to enable low and moderate income individuals to become economically empowered through better personal financial management; and to assist residents, businesses and institutions in low and moderate income areas to protect and build their assets. Through collaborative means, to develop strategies to address other community and economic development concerns in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.

Services provided: 
Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Economic Inclusion, Other