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 bjohnson2@uac.org.

News

May 18, 2012
With the help of 700 volunteers, UAC program partner, Campaign for Working Families reported a record 2012 tax season.The organization completed 13,000 tax returns, the most in a single season. This...
May 15, 2012
Attention all financial educators and organizations that promote financial stability, the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) will present a workshop and brown bag lunch on ROSCA Lending Circles, the...
May 14, 2012
(PHILADELPHIA May 11, 2012) - Teenshop, a nonprofit that empowers teen girls to become leaders in their communities, will hold its 2nd Annual Shoes for Life event on Saturday, May 19th. It will...
May 14, 2012
Remember how Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, was going to overhaul the jobs market, or at least invest in small business?He’s made good on his promise. In November, Starbucks teamed up with the...
May 4, 2012
By Tiffany Thurman, Financial Education Program Manager, Community and Economic DevelopmentFinancial fitness involves building assets. It is more than just having a checking and savings account. It...
May 1, 2012
During National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), the Coalition partnered with long-time supporter, PECO to help their employees make a difference in the community. Ten PECO volunteers participated in a...
April 20, 2012
Drexel University, a lead partner of KEYSPOT will promote an InternetFAST in advance of this year’s Philly Tech Week, to be held April 23 – April 28. This year’s theme is “Making a better...
April 17, 2012
For thousands of low-income Philadelphia households not connected to the Internet, it will take more than a bargain-rate price of $10 a month for Internet service to get them across the so-called...
April 9, 2012
When girls need advice they now have a place to go online to get answers. Called Peaches this new blog was created by Teenshop, a UAC program partner. Readers can pose questions to a panel of...
March 30, 2012
Valerie Garfield had a vision 18 years ago that someday - she wasn't sure when - she would own the house one door away from her mother's on South 46th Street. That dream became a reality Jan. 30...

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