Youth Development

Sun Life Financial Recognizes Philadelphia Nonprofits and Three College-bound High School Seniors as Sun Life Rising Stars

October 5, 2011

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today announced Philadelphia’s Sun Life Rising Star Awards program winners. The financial services company awarded a total of $165,000 in grants and scholarships to three youth-oriented nonprofits and to an exemplary student nominated by each organization. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program aims to address low high school graduation rates in large urban school districts by providing financial and educational resources to students and nonprofit organizations committed to increasing success in high school and beyond.

UAC Welcomes Summer Interns

July 22, 2011
At an orientation last week, 16 young people were welcomed into the Coalition family.

Mayor Nutter Urges Businesses to Support Additional Jobs for Youth This Summer

June 30, 2011

Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), to urge the Philadelphia business community to support additional internships and jobs for youth this summer in response to the lack of employment opportunities available.

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

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

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."

Comcast Foundation Supports Teenshop’s Summer Leadership Program

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.

Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program Gives $165,000 in Grants and Scholarships to Philadelphia-Area Nonprofit Organizations and Three Outstanding High School Seniors

November 4, 2010

Awards program recognizes Philadelphia Futures, Urban Affairs Coalition, LEAD, and Three Remarkable Students Who Overcame the Odds to Stay in School