News & Publications

We are pleased to bring you the latest news and information about the work that the Urban Affairs Coalition is doing in the community.

For further media information and/or questions, please contact: Brandon Johnson by phone at 215-851-1931 or by email at


July 3, 2017
 For a little over a year, the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) has been the home to the recently created World Communication Education Fund (“Fund’). This Fund was endowed through a generous $8.4...
January 19, 2017
Join us on Saturday, January 28th from 9:30am – 12:30pm for “Pathways to Careers in Construction” being held at 801 Market Street (The Gallery Mall Renovation Site, entrance on Market Street). Come...
October 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2016 – A city-wide coalition meeting is scheduled to take place among Haitian church and community leaders in Philadelphia in order to respond to the humanitarian crisis...
August 30, 2016
 Click here to watch the video! Full summer youth employment could transform Philadelphia, as we prepare a generation of youth to join the workforce and continue on a path of hope and...
August 1, 2016
The Philadelphia Alliance for Supportive Services for Veterans and Families will be holding an open enrollment for veterans in need of housing assistance and other supportive services on August 10....
August 1, 2016
Please join the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM) and Thankful and Zion Baptist church, in partnership with Global Citizen, for the second annual Allegheny Avenue...
August 1, 2016
Global Citizen, in partnership with 900AM-WURD and Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News & will be accepting school supplies to be donated...
August 1, 2016
Please join Global Citizen on Thursday, August 18 at 1 pm for a day of volunteer service at The Giving Factory of Cradles to Crayons.  Cradles to Crayons provides children from...
August 1, 2016
During the annual Camden City Day of Service, Camden citizens and other volunteers will participate in various community service activities throughout the city and take a proactive role in the...
July 28, 2016
As a benefit of UAC's membership in the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, PACDC is sharing the following resource opportunities. Check them out here!


  • Monday, June 22, 2015 - 1:18pm
    David Buckholtz was an intern through UAC's WorkReady program while he was in high school. As he completes his degree at Penn State, he came back to UAC to serve as a mentor to youth in the WorkReady program this summer. We know he is destined for great things!
    In this photo, David thanks Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff, Katie McGinty, after she announced $2.4M of additional state funding for summer jobs in Philadelphia.

  • Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:03pm
    We were thrilled to join Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff Katie McGinty and State Senator Vincent Hughes in celebrating $2.4M of additional funding from the State for summer jobs in Philadelphia this summer!

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:30pm
    Victory in Harrisburg! Tomorrow June 19th at 3pm Katie McGinty, Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Wolf and State Senator Vincent Hughes will announce a $7.5 million program that is expected to create 3,700 NEW summer youth jobs statewide. The program has $3.5 million in federal funding and $4 million in TANF funds through local WIA’s. We would like to thank everyone who supported the Summer Youth Employment advocacy campaign! As you know UAC has been a leading advocate for full employment for youth for many years. More details coming soon. Hope to see you tomorrow! #MyFirstJob #SaveSummerJobs

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