The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area

Coded by Kids

OnE Philadelphia-create a citywide tech education ecosystem/pipeline of tech talent and opportunities in tech careers.

Career Pathways

$200,000 / 1 year

District 1199C

Center for Health and Human Services Apprenticeships

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 2 years

EducationWorks: PowerCorps PHL

On the job training for disconnected youth with the goal of preparing them for employment and/or college.

Career Pathways

$1,000,000 / 1 year

First Step Staffing

Working to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness, including veterans, those that have been previously incarcerated, and those with other barriers to employment.

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 3 years

GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

Fund III to scout and import three additional portfolio organizations to improve educational outcomes and quality of life indicators for low-income populations in Philadelphia.

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 4 years

Hope Center for College, Community and Justice

Addressing Philadelphia students' basic needs to boost college attainment.

Career Pathways

$1,000,000 / 2 years

Mural Arts

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public arts initiative of its kind and a model for community development across the country and around the globe. An average of 35 participants are referred to the Guild program by Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP) and 25 are referred by the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). Those coming from PPS receive preliminary training in the prison and are eligible to participate in the Guild for four months. Those coming from YVRP have no preliminary training and are eligible to participate in the Guild for six months. Participants receive $12 an hour for 20 hours per week, during which time they are engaged in Skill-building, Workshops, Apprenticeship on Murals and Community Improvement Projects, Work Readiness Training.

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 3 years

Philadelphia Futures


Career Pathways

$300,000 / 3 years

Philadelphia Works Inc.

Pay for Success Structuring Program Pilot

Career Pathways

$80,000 / 3 years

Philadelphia Youth Network: WorkReady

Increase employer engagement and investment in summer workready

Career Pathways

$300,000 / 3 years

1 2

Photo: YouthBuild Philadelphia