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City Housing Funds Available!

Get Ready for the Continuum of Care RFP! The City of Philadelphia has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, and joint transitional and rapid rehousing projects for households with or without children, including youth ages 18-24, to be included in Philadelphia's 2019 application to HUD for Continuum of Care (CoC) program funding. Proposals are due via electronic submission toleticia.devonish@phila.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. local time on Monday, August 19, 2019. Please submit any questions about the RFP before August 2, so we can answer them and give you time to submit. The RFP is posted on the City of Philadelphia's Request for Proposal

'Same-day pay' program to expand, saturating city with art, jobs

July 30, 2019, Pat Loeb - KYW Newsradio In April, Mural Arts Philadelphia began offering 10 jobs a day to any takers with payment made at the end of that day's shift. So many people lined up they had to use a lottery system to award the jobs. On Tuesday, many of those employed by the program joined the city and SEPTA officials to cut the ribbon on the mural they made at Suburban Station. The mural of colorful flowers on a pastel blue background brightens a formerly dank hallway, but what it's done for the artists who painted it is even more transformative. "This program has really changed my life," said Michael Belo, who was unemployed when he started lining up in LOVE Park every morning for

CLS is hiring a paralegal for its SSI Unit’s New Community Disability Application Project (CDAP)

July 22, 2019 - Generocity CLS is seeking a paralegal for its SSI Unit’s new Community Disability Application Project (CDAP), to be launched in Fall 2019. The SSI Unit helps individuals with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). CDAP will assist individuals with disabilities in hard to reach communities with initial applications for SSI disability benefits. SSI is a core Social Security program that provides income support to adults aged 65 and over and individuals at any age with severe disabilities. CLS’s SSI Unit provides full legal representation to individuals with disabilities at all stage

CLS is hiring TWO Paralegals for its SSI Unit

July 22, 2019 - Generocity CLS is seeking two (2) paralegals for its SSI Unit. CLS’s SSI Unit helps individuals with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSI is a core Social Security program that provides income support to adults aged 65 and over and individuals at any age with severe disabilities. CLS’s SSI Unit provides full legal representation to individuals with disabilities at all stages of the SSI application process, including during informal state-level disability reviews, at formal administrative hearings, and in federal court. The Unit also represents current SSI recipients whose dis

CLS is hiring TWO Housing Unit Paralegals

July 22, 2019 - Generocity Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all low-income individuals and communities. CLS has eight legal units covering a wide range of civil legal services. The Housing Unit, located at our 1424 Chestnut Street office, fights for the stability of vulnerable individuals and families by preventing homelessness through legal advocacy and promoting

APPLY NOW: Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Vio

This grant program is inviting proposals from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites of probation and/or parole (community corrections) partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism among people under the supervision of community corrections. Three sites will be selected to receive awards of up to $500,000 each to: (1) participate in an ISI Model Site Advisory Committee to inform the development of a publication that guides future community corrections partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies and (2) expand or improve their existing partnerships over the co

Apply now for Rebuild's Paid Pre-Apprenticeship Program!

This week Rebuild launched its first round of recruitment for two exciting new job programs aimed at giving diverse candidates paid pathways into careers in a construction union. The paid pre-apprenticeship training will lead to apprenticeships working on Rebuild sites, ultimately resulting in full union membership. More details are available on the Rebuild website here. The deadline is August 16th!

Pennsylvania Senate Session Descends Into Screaming Match Over Poverty Assistance Program (General A

June 29, 2019, Tara Law - Time Magazine The Pennsylvania senate’s state budget negotiations descended into chaos on Wednesday when lawmakers and activists clashed over the elimination of a cash assistance program for the state’s neediest people. The PA General Assistance Program, which the house voted to end last week, provided roughly $200 a month to about 11,095 of the state’s poorest residents, including many who don’t qualify for other assistance programs or are waiting for approval, Penn Live reported. The most explosive moment of the debate came when Republicans called for a vote, but Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman instead allowed another Democrat – Katie Muth – to stand and read a

First-time Philly homebuyer workshop to offer guidance on $10,000 grant program

July 23, 2019, Michael Tannenbaum - Philly Voice A workshop at LaSalle University on Saturday will give guidance to prospective first-time home buyers in Philadelphia who hope to participate in the city's new $10,000 homeownership incentive program. The Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania is organizing the Philly Homebuyer Exchange for residents to gather information from industry professionals about the home purchase process, as well as how income-eligible buyers can qualify for the grant program. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m on July 27 at LaSalle's Union Ballroom. Speakers will include Rep. Dwight Evans and Philadelphia Councilwoman Cherrelle Parker, as well as a

Tonie Willis And Her Fight For Incarcerated Women In Pennsylvania (Essence Magazine)

July 19, 2019 - Breanna Edwards - Essence Magazine Tonie Willis’ mother, Ardella, saw the good in everybody. When she passed away in 2009, Willis was determined that her mother’s legacy would live on through her. And so, in 2010, Ardella’s House, a non-profit organization based in Pennsylvania—Willis’ home state—was born. The organization specializes in assisting women directly impacted by mass incarceration and is determined to show that their mistakes are not the sum total of their humanity, nor their identity. “There was nobody more loving and caring than my mother. She saw good in everybody. We could be talking about someone and biting her back out, and talking about them like a dog, but

The Free Library of Philadelphia is hiring a Tech Engagement Coordinator!

Tech Engagement Coordinator: Part-time Permanent DEPARTMENT: Division of Civic and Cultural Engagement POSITION: Tech Engagement Coordinator CLASSIFICATION: Grant-funded Part-Time, Full Benefits Eligible REPORTS TO: Director of Neighborhood Library Enrichment Programming Position Summary: Coordinator of civic tech programs at Paschalville Library in southwest Philadelphia, as well as other neighborhood libraries within the Free Library of Philadelphia system. This is a part-time position that is eligible for full benefits. The Tech Engagement Coordinator will create, coordinate, manage, and support civic tech programs in the soon-to-be reimagined Free Library of Philadelphia’s Paschalville

NJ State Library is hiring a Project Coordinator for the Reconnecting Returning Citizens Project!

Thomas Edison State University provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning and assessment opportunities. One of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher education, the University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Our affiliate, the New Jersey State Library, connects people with information and resources through its service to NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State University staff and students, and registered borrowers. At Thomas Edison State University and the New Jersey State Library we embr

Apply now for CCP's Pathway to Advanced Manufacturing Program

The Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing program prepares participants for entry-level employment in the advanced manufacturing industry. The program includes classroom and hands-on technical skills instruction. Learning opportunities include meeting employer partners, guest speakers, and visiting factory and shop locations of potential employers. This program is for: Returning Citizens Out of School Youth (18-24) Low income individuals Citizens with disabilities Unemployed or underemployed individuals The program teaches the critical skills needed to find and keep employment in the manufacturing field, including reading comprehension, mathematics, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem s

CLS is hiring a Youth Justice Social Worker!

Community Legal Services, Inc. is seeking a Social Worker for its Youth Justice Project (“YJP”). A Master’s in Social Work (MSW) is required for this position. YJP uses a holistic, community-based model of legal representation to give youth aged 16-24 an opportunity to stabilize their lives and move past the legal obstacles that keep them in poverty. The YJP social worker will help develop and strengthen community partnerships, coordinate legal clinics, provide support at clinics, and provide wrap-around support for youth in addressing their legal and non-legal problems. The social worker will also help to develop YJP’s first ever youth advisory fellowship program. The ideal candidate will

Apply now for the Project D.A.D. (Developing Active Dads) Grant!

Project D.A.D. Funding provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families — Grant # 90FK0025-01-00 Project D.A.D.’s (Developing Active Dads) mission is to help non-custodial fathers and families in Philadelphia, to be responsible parents by providing programming that improves participants’ relations with their children, through intensive employment services and case management. Program Overview Project D.A.D. has the opportunity to develop positive manhood/fatherhood values and long-term commitment to children, family and communities. Its training is designed to enhance life traits such as self-discipline, respect for self and othe

OIC of America is Hiring a Re-entry Program Manager, Full-time

July 16, 2019 - PHENND OIC of America (OICA) is a nonprofit organization and the national office of a network of 34 workforce development organizations spread across the United States. Our mission is to provide underserved communities with the tools and support needed to overcome barriers to economic opportunity. We envision a world in which all people are contributing members of their families and communities. Through their efforts and ours, our participants have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty, and aid to creating a more just and equitable society. OICA provides job and life skills training and matches our graduates with the employment needs of local businesses. Our orga

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