The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area

Temple University

North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative

Career Pathways

$3,273,000 / 2 years

Turning Points for Children: YVLifeset

Support for young people aging out of foster care

Career Pathways

$750,000 / 3 years

University City District

University City District’s primary mission is community revitalization. Working within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation. (UCD) will expand the number of underserved residents training in core employment pipelines. Create new employment opportunities through business ventures fueled by the purchasing power of institutional partners; the first such social enterprise is a nascent landscaping firm, Green City Works.

Career Pathways

$5,000,000 / 3 years

University City Science Center

University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to business incubation, the Science Center offers entrepreneurial support and youth education programs that leverage the rich resources available on our campus. Through First Hand, our STEM initiatives, the Science Center cultivates interest and appreciation for STEM disciplines among youth and aims to diversify STEM career pipelines by exposing students to career options in the field.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

WHYY / Public Media Commons

WHYY media labs and high school internship opportunities

Career Pathways

$600,000 / 3 years

Year-Up Philadelphia

Support for training and internship program in financial services and computer technology.

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

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Photo: YouthBuild Philadelphia