Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), an adult vocational training program for low-income adults, seeks prospective students for its next class, starting October 1st. This 14-week program provides nearly 500 hours of culinary arts training and also offers exposure to guest chefs, catering opportunities, off-site internships and job placement services. In addition, retention services are offered for two full years to ensure that students maximize their training and maintain p
August 25, 2018, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia On June 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in a unanimous decision, found that Act 80 of 2012 was enacted in a manner that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution. Act 80 did many things, including eliminating the General Assistance (GA) cash assistance program. General Assistance provides a small monthly grant--approximately $200--to qualified individuals. Certain low-income Pennsylvanians can now apply for G
The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is now accepting “Letters of Intent” for Community Grants, our small grants program. Community grants are intended to bring together people, with and without disabilities, in a local community initiative to influence social change and improve the lives of everyone in the community. You can learn more about this grant opportunity and submitting a Letter of Intent, at the following website: http://www.paddc.org/seeking-letters-of-intent
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity Are you ready to clear your criminal record but don't know how? Come to this intake clinic that will determine your eligibility for an expungement. Learn your rights about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one consultation!
The clinic will be offered on September 15th, October 20th, and November 17, 2018. Doors open at 11:45am.
You MUST bring a valid ID for the consultation. Sponsored by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
Union Benevolent Association Beginning with the Fall 2018 Grant Cycle, which will open on August 31st with applications due September 30th, the Union Benevolent Association will target its grants to organizations that meet basic needs to alleviate the burden of poverty for vulnerable residents of Philadelphia. Basic needs are defined as food, shelter, clothing and other necessities including but not limited to assistance in obtaining identification documents such as birth cer
August 6, 2018 - by Christian Hetrick, Philly.com Roughly 4 percent of area households are "unbanked," meaning they don't have checking or savings accounts, according to a 2015 survey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.An additional 19 percent in Greater Philadelphia are considered "underbanked" because they have bank accounts but still use alternative financial services like check cashers. These bankless consumers not only incur high transaction costs to cash check
August 13, 2018, PHENND September is Philadelphia Adult Education Month! On September 8, 2018 the world will highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. The Office of Adult Education (OAE) is taking this one step further to recognize the importance of lifelong learning with a month of concentrated events, activities and classes! Those interested must complete the Adult Education Month Submission Form below to submit an event and/or resource
August 13, 2018, PHENND The TEDxPhiladelphia conference is back on Wednesday, May 15, 2019! Unintended Consequences is the 2019 conference theme. The moment that we recognize the impact of an unintended consequence, the story, formerly hidden, unfolds before us. Ideas that arise from unintended consequences are deeply personal. An unintended consequence forces us to reassess our assumptions and challenge our narratives. Speaker nominations for the 2019 conference will be acce