Education - Youth

Successful Foster Care Youth Recognized As Arise Academy's Second Graduating Class

Date: 
June 15, 2011

A ceremony for the second graduating class of the Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation’s first public charter high school for youth in foster care, will honor 18 graduates on June 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  The graduation ceremony will take place in the Dan Rodden Theater, 1900 West Olney Avenue, at LaSalle University.  Jim Crawley, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, is the ceremony’s featured commencement speaker.  Those students who plan to pursue post secondary education will be attending s

Arise Academy Charter High School Appoints New CEO

Date: 
May 18, 2011

The board of directors of Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation's first public charter high school dedicated exclusively to students in foster care, has announced the appointment of its new CEO. Gabriel Kuriloff was approved by the board during a meeting on Wednesday. He will take the reins at the high school for the coming 2011-12 school year.

Jill Welsh-Davis, President of the Arise Board of Directors said, "Gabriel is an exceptional, proven leader. His approach to school leadership is innovative, compassionate, and purposeful."

Breaking the Silence: Facilitated Discussion for Men

Event Details
Date: 
May 17, 2011
Price: 
$0.00
UAC Program Partner, Breaking the Silence will offer a facilitated discussion for African American men called, "Real Men Talk it Out." Breaking the Silence works to educate, motivate, and empower communities to take action on behavioral health issues.

UAC Program Partner, Breaking the Silence will offer a facilitated discussion for African American men called, "Real Men Talk it Out."  The event is geared to men of all ages and will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at 4232 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia.  Psychologist, Dr.

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to Support Freedom Rings Initiative

Date: 
March 10, 2011

 
Source: 
Technically Philly

Comcast Foundation Supports Teenshop’s Summer Leadership Program

Date: 
April 29, 2011
Thanks to a generous eight thousand dollar grant from the Comcast Foundation, Teenshop will expand its program to include more girls and activities.

Teenshop

Location

1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-851-1843
Hours of Operation: 
School year: Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm; July workshops: Saturday, 10am-1pm
1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Elleanor
J.
Hendley
Founder and Chair
To develop adolescent girls into tomorrow's leaders through an innovative series of life skills workshops, community service and college tours.
Services provided: 
Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Education - Youth, Health Issues Education, Mentoring, Violence Prevention, Youth Development

Parents United for Public Education

Location

2110 Appletree Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
215-808-1400
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (and as needed)
2110 Appletree Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Helen
Gym
Co-Founder
A parent voice for Philadelphia public schools calling for academic achievement, accountability, and putting kids first in school budgets.
Services provided: 
Advocacy and Education-Youth

Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN)

Location

2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19132
United States
215-940-0550
Fax: 
215-940-0519
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Robert
Brown
Director
To promote community safety through services that reduce drug abuse and violence, as well as to help at-risk youth develop positive alternatives that will return them to the mainstream of society. Since its inception in 1989, PAAN has utilized its expertise to meet these objectives through street-based community outreach and intervention programs.
Services provided: 
Education - Youth, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Service, Violence Prevention

Neighborhood United Against Drugs (NUAD)

Location

5214 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States
215-724-7430
Hours of Operation: 
Adult services are offered 9am-5pm, Youth services are after school and during the summer.
5214 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Joseph
E.
Purnell
Executive Director

To reduce drug use/abuse, teen pregnancy, chronic illness, the spread of HIV infection, and senseless violence in the community.  Programs and activities are designed to educate and equip people with the skills needed to make positive choices in life.

Services provided: 
Advocacy, After School Activities, Education - Youth, Health, Health Issues Treatment, Health Issues Education, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Service, Violence Prevention

GALAEI (Gay and Lesbian, Latino Aids Education Initiative)

Location

149 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
267-758-6923
Fax: 
267-758-6923
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
149 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Miguel
Andrade
Interim Executive Director

A queer Latin@ social justic organization.  We were founded in 1989 to respond to the lack of support and resources for our community during the HIV epidemic.  Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within out communities.  Latin@ respresents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad.  As a queer Latin@ organization we embarce the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people.  GALALEI embodies both histories.  We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia.  GALAEI maintains a strong commitment to being a community based organization dedicated to serving Latinidad through providing social services around HIV/AIDS and sexual health, organizing, networking, and referrals.  

Services provided: 
Advocacy, Education - Adult, Education - Youth, Health, Health Issues Education, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education, Housing Counseling, Youth Development