Economic Inclusion

Beverly Woods represents UAC at Women in Transportation Conference

Date: 
May 28, 2013
Beverly Woods discusses inclusion opportunities for women and minorities at WTS Conference!

DRWC Pledges to Spend About $1 Million Annually With Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Date: 
August 4, 2011

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation aims to purchase about $1.05 million worth of goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses this fiscal year.

DRWC set that goal and other related objectives when it adopted a new equal opportunity program at its last meeting.

Author: 
Kellie Patrick Gates
Source: 
PlanPhilly

Waterfront Corporation Plans to Work with Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Date: 
August 3, 2011

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has plans to spend about 25 to 30 percent of its discretionary budget working with women- and minority-owned businesses.

That money -- about $1.05 million -- will supports goods and services from those businesses this fiscal year.

Author: 
Shannon McDonald
Source: 
Newsworks.org

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

Event Details
Date: 
October 5, 2011
Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

UAC is a proud sponor of the Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference is part of the National Minority Business Development Agency. The purpose of this conference is to provide critical information to foster the growth and competitiveness of the minority business community. The conference features various workshops presented by the some of the city’s top corporations, universities, organizations and city departments to help minority businesses succeed.

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
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

Centennial Villiage
1719 N. 52nd Street Suite G
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States
215-878-2107
Fax: 
215-871-7799
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Centennial Villiage
1719 N. 52nd Street Suite G
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

2500 E. Oakdale Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
United States
215-850-4743
Hours of Operation: 
Varies
2500 E. Oakdale 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