Youth Development

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

Date: 
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.

Three Philadelphia Students Win Surprise Scholarships

Date: 
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.

Author: 
Quan Nguyen
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

UAC Welcomes Summer Interns

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

Federal Cuts Mean Fewer Summer Jobs for Philly Kids

Date: 
July 4, 2011

A year ago, 36,000 Philadelphia teens applied for summer jobs and about a third of them were given work for the summer. This year, the city only has about 5,500 jobs available—and there are twice as many applicants.

Mayor Michael Nutter says that equation is not good.

Author: 
Tom MacDonald
Source: 
NewsWorks

UAC, Nutter, Business Leaders: Jobs for Teens Imperative

Date: 
June 30, 2011

There’s a push to ensure that the city’s youth have summer employment. Mayor Michael Nutter joined Sharmain Matlock-Turner, president of the Urban Affairs Coalition, in urging the business community to support additional summer jobs for teens. During a press conference held at the UAC’s offices in Center City, Matlock-Turner encouraged businesses to make $1,000 donations for summer internships.

Author: 
Ayana Jones
Source: 
Philadelphia Tribune

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

Date: 
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

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."