Youth Development

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

Teenshop

Location

1207 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-851-1843
Hours of Operation: 
School year: Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm; July workshops: Saturday, 10am-1pm
1207 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Elleanor
J.
Hendley
Founder and Chair
To develop adolescent girls into tomorrow's leaders through an innovative series of life skills workshops, community service and college tours.
Services provided: 
Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Education - Youth, Health Issues Education, Mentoring, Violence Prevention, Youth Development

Philadelphia Ballhawks

Location

1622 South 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
United States
215-768-3842
Fax: 
215-336-8419
Hours of Operation: 
Thursday, 6am-8pm, Saturday, 12-4pm (varies)
1622 South 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Author
Bowser
President
To provide a comprehensive experience to develop young men of strong moral character, empower them to develop to the fullest of their athletic abilities, as well as promote educational, social and cultural growth.
Services provided: 
After School Activities, Health, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Services, Violence Prevention

Parents United for Public Education

Location

7013 Cresheim Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119
United States
215-692-3677
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (and as needed)
7013 Cresheim Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Robin
Roberts
Coordinator
A parent voice for Philadelphia public schools calling for academic achievement, accountability, and putting kids first in school budgets.
Services provided: 
Advocacy and Education-Youth

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
George
Mosee
Executive 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!