Neighborhood and Communities

Entrepreneur Works Sends Letter to Philadelphia Inquirer Editor

July 10, 2013
UAC Program Partner Entrepreneur Works published in 'Letter to the Editor' in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A National Conversation on American Unity

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July 22, 2013
A discussion on politics and America's democratic process

Global Citizen is partnering with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform for “A National Conversation on American Unity” public service program on July 22-23 at the National Constitution Center.

The conversation will bring together former elected officials, community, and business leaders to discuss ways Americans are serving their country, current barriers to participation in elective politics, and will analyze how political polarization is discouraging citizens from engaging in the democratic process.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner Listed in "Technology Leaders Who Should Run for Mayor"

July 3, 2013
Technically Philly listed UAC President & CEO Sharmain Matlock-Turner as one of the technology leaders who should run for mayor!

2013 Youth Anti-Violence Health Awareness Initiative

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June 27, 2013
Get tested, get educated!


UAC Program Partner Youth Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YO-ACAP) will be holding the 15th Annual Youth Anti-Violence Health Awareness Initiative on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. YOACAP is partnering with Vernon Montague, Resurrection Ministries, Myer’s Recreation Center, Southwest Community Advisory Group, and a number of other organizations for this annual community event.

Logan Business Association's 2nd Anniversary Celebration!

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June 26, 2013
A great opportunity to network and meet other business owners!


Join the Logan Business Association (LBA) as they celebrate their second anniversary with a networking event on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Meet and network with fellow business owners, neighbors, and entrepreneurs! The Association will also be honoring a community member for their dedication to the growth of the Logan business community.

There is a suggested donation of $5; all proceeds will go towards supporting LBA programming, workshops, and meetings.

Uptown Theater Tour & Health Fair

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June 22, 2013
Learn the history of the Uptown Theater!

On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 Uptown Entertainment Development Corporation (UEDC) will host an Uptown Theater Tour & Healthy Backyard BBQ.

UEDC aims to stimulate the economy in blighted neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia by developing neighborhood revitalization projects. UEDC’s first revitalization project includes Uptown Theater. The organization plans to renovate this space to include a technology center and artist lofts. The technology center will create jobs for 200 youth and adults in addition to providing entrepreneurial opportunities for members of the community.

KEYSPOTS Tech Sunday

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June 23, 2013
Come enjoy an evening of praise and worship along with learning valuable skills for the digital world.


Philadelphia’s faith community and KEYSPOT have teamed up to bridge the digital divide. On June 23, 2013, the Church of Christian Compassion will open its doors for worship and to help people get connected online. "Tech Sunday" will feature gospel artists JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and Maurette Brown Clark along with host Lonnie Hunter from Philadelphia’s inspiration and gospel radio station, Praise 103.9.

MLK365 Summer Crush Clean-Up

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June 15, 2013
Don't miss out on the MLK365 service opportunity this month!


MLK365 is having a Summer Crush Clean-up on Saturday, June 15, 2013. This is a great service opportunity to participate in and help make Philadelphia an even better place!

Explorers Sans Frontieres and Summer WorkReady Chosen as "Non-Profit of the Week"

June 11, 2013
UAC's Summer WorkReady and Program Partner were showcased as Clear Channel's "Non-profit of the Week"!