The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.
Building 21 designs, implements and operates innovative new career pathway high schools in partnership with school districts to meet the present needs and future goals of all learners by empowering networks of learners to connect with their potential career passions. Students begin their exploration in their first year and, as they move through high school, connect with more extensive and intensive opportunities to pursue their chosen pathways.
$675,000 / 2 years
Center for Employment Opportunities
Effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women under criminal justice supervision.
$250,000 / 12 monhts
EducationWorks: PowerCorps PHL
On the job training for disconnected youth with the goal of preparing them for employment and/or college.
$500,000 / 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.
$200,000 / 12 months
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.
$500,000 / 4 years
Expand registered apprenticeships in healthcare, IT, hospitality and building trades
$150,000 / 1 year
Jobs For the Future, Inc
Support for work to organize educational system with employment opportunities
$500,000 / 3years
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.
$125,000 / 1 year
Neighborhood Bike Works
Youth bike education and job training project
$60,000 / 1 year
Opera is launching an industry pipeline program entitled “Workforce Readiness Program” (WRP) that will create a training program for students to access technical careers in the performing arts. This program is unique in that it is the first in the country to pair students with union employees from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
$193,000 / 3.3 years