News & Publications

Three Philadelphia Students Win Surprise Scholarships

October 10, 2011

For three Philadelphia high school students, an evening field trip to the museum turned into a surprise that may change their lives.

Seniors Tiffany Collins, Jamal Robinson, and Ramean Clowney thought they were attending a speaking event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week, only to discover they had received Sun Life Rising Star scholarships. At the awards ceremony in the museum auditorium, each received $5,000 toward his or her college education.

Quan Nguyen
Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly Delegation Goes to NYC

September 26, 2011

Senator Visits UAC

September 26, 2011
Senator visits UAC.

Coalition Releases Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

September 22, 2011

A practical and comprehensive guide for residents, housing counselors, lawyers, and mortgage lenders

The national foreclosure crisis continues to have a devastating effect on communities across the Philadelphia region. The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), a nonprofit organization that works to build wealth in urban communities, has released the newest edition of its Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide. The Guide is designed to help residents, housing counselors, lawyers, and mortgage lenders navigate the mortgage foreclosure process.

Urban Affairs Coalition Launches New Website

September 15, 2011

New site includes jobs listings and career resources

Job seekers might want to visit the Urban Affairs Coalition's (UAC) new website. The site, which launched today, features an extensive Job Opportunities and Career Resources section as well as a directory of services offered by UAC and its partner organizations, including free computer training, financial education workshops, resources for entrepreneurs, and free tax preparation services.

Comcast Offers Low-Cost Internet and Computers

September 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area households could get low-cost computers and Internet service under a new program from Comcast.

When Comcast was seeking FCC approval of its acquisition of NBC Universal, the company committed to a program to help bridge the digital divide. The result is its Internet Essentials programs, which executive vice president David Cohen said is available nationwide to any family in a Comcast service area with a child eligible for free school lunches.

Dave Davies

CEO File: Stay Curious, Engaged and Passionate

August 19, 2011

Sharmain Matlock-Turner


Name: Sharmain Matlock-Turner.

Age: 61.
Title: President and CEO.

Company: Urban Affairs Coalition.

Description: The UAC develops programs, shares services and provides fiscal sponsorship to nonprofits.

Number of Employees: 400.

Budget in last fiscal 2011: $29 million.

Philadelphia Business Journal

PFCU’s Financial Educator Named “Top Educator”

August 5, 2011

Philadelphia, PA, August 5, 2011 – Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s Accredited Financial Educator, Karl Bernhard, was recently named one of the “Top Educators” involved in the financial workshop program offered by the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC).

Alexa Novachek