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1 Program & service guide We are The Urban League of Philadelphia. We offer programs & services to empower the region s African American community.

2 Since 1917, The Urban League of Philadelphia has been empowering the African American community. We advocate for political equality, promote diversity and inclusion, and create economic independence. Programs & Services 4... Career Services We are an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Our Connect 360 Strategic Plan clearly defines our function as a bridge connecting individuals, civic organizations, corporations, and public officials in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our mission is defined by the ABC s: Advocacy & Policy Business & Talent Diversity Community & Economic Development 6... Youth & Education 8... Housing Counseling Professional Development & Entrepreneurship 3

3 Career services We are Career Coaches Whether you are a job hunter looking for a great opportunity or an employer looking for qualified diversity candidates to fill open positions, The Urban League of Philadelphia can meet your needs. Career Services & Human Urban League Jobs Network Capital Development Employers Listing your job openings on Our Career Center offers solutions for the Jobs Network will enable you to tap employers and job hunters. into one of the largest pools of diverse employees nationwide. We offer the following services at no charge: Jobs Hunters Upload your resume and have access to both local and national jobs Orientation Workshop: a required from top companies. Log-in is easy you can introduction to all of our services and the use your Facebook account. current job market Computer lab with internet access, open There is no cost to job seekers. Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM 4 PM Visit our website to learn more Job club urbanleaguephila.org Hot job leads and community resources Interview workshops and mock interviews One-on-one job coaching Recruitment opportunities with top companies from the tri-state area Employer Services Our experienced recruiters will help you find productive employees to fill any open positions. We do all the pre-screening based on criteria you provide. Our Career Center is part of the ULP network which provides access to the employees you want to hire. Our candidates include clients who are unemployed, underemployed and looking for career advancement opportunities. To help match your needs with our pool of candidates, we offer: Information Sessions Diversity Career Fairs Customized Employment Forums: A fee-based service to present opportunities to a pre-screened audience Customized Recruiting: A fee-for-hire service based on salary and level of positions Customized Training: Develop and expedite training programs and classes based on organizational needs Jobs Network online employment network Volunteer Opportunities: Engage with our clients by volunteering to help them improve their job-hunting skills Contact the career center at ext. 212 or Connect to Work workforce development Do you like working with people? Do you enjoy helping them solve their problems? Then customer service may be a great career choice for you. Many local companies are eager to hire trained customer service professionals. Connect to Work is a free 6-week training program to help job hunters develop skills in: Customer services Business communications Computer literacy Job readiness Entrance requirements include: High School Diploma or GED Basic computer skills Ability to pass pre-screening Positive attitude Contact connect to work at ext. 210 or Connect to Work is a joint project of Project H.O.M.E. s Honickman Learning Center/Comcast Technology Labs and The Urban League of Philadelphia. The program receives financial support from the Comcast Foundation, The Boeing Company and other partners. Contact the career center at ext. 210 or Connect to Work exceeded my expectations and taught me invaluable lessons. It enhanced my ability to market myself. Cristina A. 4

4 Youth & education We Are Youth and Education Advocates Scholarships Education is the bedrock of empowerment. The Urban League of Philadelphia awards college scholarships to deserving students at our annual Empowerment Gala. We award in excess of $100,000 annually to help students. Our scholarships are donated by our board members, Affinity Group members, and business professionals. Our scholarship applications are posted on our website, and can be downloaded and returned to us with the requisite documents. Equity and Education Project (EEP) The goal of EEP is to improve outcomes for under-served students in public schools. The program targets five focus areas: Common Core State Standards Equitable and improved access to high-quality curricula and effective teachers Comprehensive, aligned and transparent education Equity and excellence at scale Out-of-school time learning (emphasis on expanded day and effective summer learning) GEAR Up GEAR UP is funded by the United States Department of Education to help low-income students succeed in school and post-secondary education. The Urban League of Philadelphia implements the GEAR UP program for the School District of Philadelphia. GEAR UP brings mentors to inspire and guide the students. It offers innovative programming to engage them and motivate them to graduate from high school and enroll in college or another form of post-secondary education. The Behind the Business curriculum introduces students to the business world. For more information, call ext. 228 CCIS Child Care Information Services is a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Office of Child Development & Early Learning that helps working, low-income families find, select and pay for childcare. The Urban League of Philadelphia manages the Northwest Philadelphia site of CCIS. CCIS determines family eligibility for subsidized child care funding. The CCIS Parent Resource and Referral (R&R) services maintain information on local child care centers and community resources to help you find the best place for your child. Visit the CCIS website to learn about the services available and to apply. For more information or to enroll, visit To create a scholarship and help a qualified student succeed at college, call ext Project Ready A signature program of the National Urban League, Project Ready includes visits to local colleges and inspirational speakers to motivate students to achieve success in high school and their future careers. For more information, I feel like the Urban League really saved me and helped me to continue my education. I feel as if I found another support system to lean on and make proud! I will never forget this. Tyleah H. call ext

5 Housing counseling We Are Housing Experts Are you a first-time homebuyer? A homeowner in danger of foreclosure? Whatever your situation, The Urban League of Philadelphia s housing counselors hold national, state and local certifications and can assist you. We are a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. First-time homebuyer seminars Foreclosure Workshops We offer workshops and one-on-one Have you fallen behind in your mortgage counseling for first-time homebuyers. payments? Is your home in jeopardy Even if you have no knowledge of the of foreclosure? We can help you save home-buying process, we will provide your home! step-by-step information on everything Our staff will: from selecting a house to qualifying for a mortgage. Assess the causes of delinquency Provide budget review Buying a house may seem like an impossible Counsel you on foreclosure dream, but we can help you make it a reality prevention options by helping you create a personal housing goal and by developing a plan to reach that goal. We will advocate for you with your Our counselors will provide information on lender to reach a mutual deal. We can down payment assistance programs and other help you with: financing options for the first-time homebuyer. Loan Document Review Loss Mitigation Diversion Court Preparation HEMAP (Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program) Tax Lien Counseling Don t lose your home because of delinquent property taxes! Avoid the threat of Sheriff s Sale! Our counselors provide homeowners with the tools to navigate the process and help with negotiating payment arrangements or a Sheriff s Sale postponement. Financial Literacy We offer educational workshops and confidential individualized counseling. Counselors help clients: Budget financial resources Make decisions regarding home ownership Avoid foreclosure and protect their credit rating To register for a workshop or to schedule an appointment, call ext. 201 or urbanleaguephila.org You guys have continued to work with me, encourage me and guide me along the path. In October, I was finally able to purchase my home. I know my grandmother would be so proud of me. Towanda J. 8

6 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development We are Innovators Urban League Entrepreneurship Urban Leadership Forum (ULF) Center (ULEC) The Urban Leadership Forum is The Urban League Entrepreneurship a fee-based 7 month leadership Center (ULEC) provides technical development program for mid-level assistance, strategic planning and links to professionals of color. resources to help small businesses grow. The ideal participant is: One-on-One Business Coaching A mid-level professional with at least We will help you with seven years of work experience, including Sales and marketing supervisory experience Strategic planning Program structure: Financing Program runs from January to July Operational management (7 months) Information technology One full day session per month Entrepreneurial leadership Curriculum includes: Real estate development Professional services Defining self and actualizing your Our specialists conduct market research, write personal brand business plans, upgrade software, build websites, Strengthening your global awareness construct financial statements, and more. Discussions with top leaders within the region Workshops & Special Events Networking group activities Our training seminars and workshops are Over the last 25 years, more than 500 designed for businesses of all sizes. You will participants have graduated from the meet like-minded entrepreneurs. program, including many leaders in the private and public sectors. Customized Training & Development For more information, We offer customized training for businesses and their employees. We can equip your staff with the right skills and knowledge for sustainable growth. For more information, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses The Urban League of Philadelphia is proud to partner with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Convenient Classes Access to Capital Powerful Networking Remarkable Results Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses gives entrepreneurs valuable skills for growing their business, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking and more. Community College of Philadelphia delivers the program s highly practical business and management education curriculum, which focuses on skills that can be immediately applied at no cost to participants. Topics include accounting, negotiation, marketing/sales, operations, human resources, and more. Entrepreneurs use their own business as a case study in the program and develop a customized plan for growth with the advice and support of their peers. Participants receive one-on-one business coaching as well as expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with business organizations, professional services firms and the people of Goldman Sachs. All accepted applicants receive a full scholarship to the program. Graduates join a growing network of more than 1,000 participants across the country. For more information and to apply for the 10,000 Small Businesses education program at Community College of Philadelphia: Through a separate application process*, small business owners may apply for 10,000 Small Businesses loans through: Community First Fund Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation * business owners do not need to complete the education program to apply for capital. Completion of the education program does not guarantee approval for a loan. The 10KSB program provided me what I needed the most: confidence. To anyone who thinks they don t have time for this program, I say: You don t have time NOT to do this program. Linda Richards, Founder of Artisan Global, LLC 10

7 Contact us: Career Services: ext. 210 / Housing Counseling: ext. 201 / Youth and Education: ext. 208 / Urban Leadership Forum: ext. 214 / Urban League Entrepreneurship Center: ext. 237 / To become a member: Visit our website: urbanleaguephila.org or call ext. 220 Connect with us: Like us on facebook: Follow us on 121 Broad Street, 9th Floor Philadelphia, PA

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