Job Readiness, Development & Placement

KEYSPOT at UAC Helps Good Students Become Better

Date: 
May 25, 2012

When The Urban Affairs Coalition recently launched its KEYSPOT at 1207 Chestnut St., several city residents were already coming in to use it. Among them were Barbra Carey of Overbrook, and Sherry Fisher of Southwest Philadelphia, both of whom have completed computer training classes with KEYSPOT and plan to participate in more classes.

For Carey, the benefits of basic computer skills became clearly apparent when she began taking classes at a local community college. She was astonished that no professors would accept handwritten papers.

Author: 
KEYSPOT
Source: 
phillyKEYSPOTS.org

How Starbucks Is Helping Small Businesses Create Jobs

Date: 
May 14, 2012

Remember how Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, was going to overhaul the jobs market, or at least invest in small business?

Author: 
Neil Merlino
Source: 
Open Forum

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

WorkReady Job Placement Holds "Retention Ceremony"

Date: 
March 16, 2011
On March 16th, the Coalition’s WorkReady Job Placement Services (WJPS) Program held its first-ever “Retention Ceremony,” to honor 45 youth and young adults ages 17-24 who have retained their employment for more than 91 days!