Youth Development

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."

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.

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

Date: 
November 4, 2010

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

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

Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

Location

4821 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States
267-226-7135
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday 3pm-9pm, and Saturdays 9am-7pm
4821 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Bruce
Robinson
Founder/Executive Artistic Director
To transform African American youth through the arts by offering children from the historically under-served lower Germantown community of Philadelphia access to high-level and rigorous training in the dramatic and performing arts and providing continuous performance opportunities for these children to display the skills they have acquired to audiences of their peers, parents, and neighborhood supporters. Where a powerful product meets a powerful mission.
Services provided: 
After School Activities, Education - Youth, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Service, Violence Prevention, Youth Development

The Black Writers Museum

Location

The Historic Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States
267-297-3078
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 3:30pm - 7:30 pm, and Saturdays, 9:00 am -5:00 pm
The Historic Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Supreme
Dow
Executive Director

To provide youth and community programming by utilizing exhibits of classic and modern Black authors and their composition as tools for teaching and learning.

Services provided: 
After school activities: creative writing, reading development, reciting and performing

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!

Youth Development - Make a Difference in a Teen's Life

The Urban Affairs Coalition and its network of program partners provide youth with access to safe havens, education, and jobs.