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  • READ! By 4th Campaign Teams Up with Eagles Youth Partnership | Urban Affairs Coalition
    m proud to be joining this Campaign Boykin will also use his media appearances and social media to further provide parents tips on how parents can help their children become great readers For social media he encourages parents to DoThe22 by spending 22 minutes every day reading and interacting with their children For added motivation Eagles Youth Partnership will donate 12 000 posters promoting literacy and featuring Boykin to be posted in every kindergarten through third grade public school classroom early childhood programs recreation centers and libraries across the city The single best predictor of a child s success in school is based on his or her level of reading so it s incumbent on us as a community to nurture a love for reading in them said Sarah Martinez Helfman Eagles Youth Partnership Executive Director We are looking forward to working with the School District of Philadelphia Public Citizens For Children and Youth and the Urban Affairs Coalition who have taken a hands on approach in focusing their efforts on this initiative School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr William Hite expresses his excitement for the campaign We are honored that athletes like Brandon Boykin this campaign and its supporters are willing to do what they can to help get students on track for academic success Donna Cooper Executive Director of Public Citizens and Youth worked with the Urban Affairs Coalition and the 50 organizations to develop a multi year strategy for the Campaign She hopes other famous and successful Philadelphians will follow Brandon s example to motivate our city s children to read so they too can become successful adults Sharmain Matlock Turner President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition concluded with this statement We are thrilled that that the Eagles Youth Partnership has made a commitment to

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/read-4th-campaign-teams-eagles-youth-partnership (2016-05-02)
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  • Philadelphia Home Buy Now Program Releases Impact Report: 160% ROI in First Year to City of Philadelphia | Urban Affairs Coalition
    immediate 160 gain In addition the City gets additional property tax revenue on an annual basis Grant participants typically receive between 2000 and 7 500 from their employer and a match of up to 4 000 from the City of Philadelphia Additionally the report finds that For a 3 765 investment the city of Philadelphia received an average of 6 044 in revenue from realty transfer taxes collected In addition to the tax benefits provided by homeownership a typical Philadelphia Home Buy Now purchaser saves 2400 annually in commuting costs Nearly one out of three program participants would not have become homeowners without the Philadelphia Home Buy Now incentive 1 Philadelphia Home Buy Now reaches those workers least likely to buy as well as those workers critically needed to keep the engine of our urban economy moving medical technicians nurses utility workers educators etc 44 Area Employers have provided funds to employees to purchase homes with Philadelphia Home Buy Now to assist 384 homebuyers Area universities and healthcare related employers are the most active The flexibility and customizability of the program allow for many small employers such as Weaver s Way Co op in Mt Airy to participate as well The Philadelphia Home Buy Now program is a large part of the success of the Drexel Employee Home Purchase Assistance program Through our continued partnership we will continue in creating affordable and attractive housing with expanded opportunities for home ownership for Drexel faculty and professional staff members Althea Wallace Director of Human Resources Drexel University UAC projects that the Philadelphia Home Buy Now program can generate more than 42 million in home sales 2 and reinvest more than 10 000 000 back to the City by 2020 1 According to a National Association of Realtors model 2 Using 2014 dollars

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/philadelphia-home-buy-now-program-releases-impact-report-160-roi-first-year-city-philadelphia (2016-05-02)
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  • Queer Latino Organization GALAEI Raising Funds for "Outlet" Program | Urban Affairs Coalition
    and empower queer Latino youth Outlet will help Latino youth realize their potential to make a difference in their lives and in their communities Outlet will reach primarily low income queer Latino youth living in underserved neighborhoods specifically in North Philadelphia GALAEI offers an Individual Outlet which provides individual coaching to help youth identify challenges faced in being a queer Latino as well as identify personal strengths or positive aspects of their life A Group Outlet allows for youth to unite and combat feelings of isolation and loneliness to help build a sense of community and belonging Through creating a Community Outlet youth are given a chance to express themselves and display their pride through an individual or collective piece of art To support this campaign visit http hipgive org campaign detail 2389 For more information about GALAEI please visit www Galaei org and follow Galaeiphilly on Twitter Facebook and Instagram About GALAEI GALAEI is a queer Latin social justice organization Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities Latin represents the multiracial multicultural experience of Latinidad GALAEI embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin and queer people We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through leadership and economic development sexual empowerment and grassroots organizing About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues With a network of over 65 partner organizations the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship capacity building and program evaluation in order to provide economic opportunity to low income household working families and disadvantaged businesses Tags News Publications Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/queer-latino-organization-galaei-raising-funds-outlet-program (2016-05-02)
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  • Urban Affairs Coalition Hosts Capacity Building Workshop for Nonprofits- Coalition U: Storytelling | Urban Affairs Coalition
    must register at www uac org Space is limited Last month Coalition U hosted Finding and Engaging New Donors which provided valuable insight on how nonprofits can increase their donor base to raise more money Coalition U Storytelling will serve as a follow up offering organizations information on how to write a compelling appeal letter through storytelling In celebration of our 45 th Anniversary UAC re launched Coalition U a capacity building initiative which assists nonprofits in strengthening their infrastructure and in maximizing and documenting their impact Coalition U offers a variety of capacity building seminars and workshops geared towards improving overall organizational health and program quality Seminars and Workshops are held monthly Coalition U is offered free to UAC partners and at a low cost to other organizations typically 20 For more information about Coalition U please email CoalitionU uac org or call 215 851 1701 About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues With a network of over 65 partner organizations the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship capacity building and

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/urban-affairs-coalition-hosts-capacity-building-workshop-nonprofits-coalition-u-storytelling (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Program Partner GALAEI Hosts Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill | Urban Affairs Coalition
    the community specifically the Latino and LGBT communities GALAEI is a Queer Latino Social Justice Organization committed to empowering the Latino and LGBT communities by providing educational resources and counseling GALAEI serves as a bridge to the Latino and LGBT communities throughout Philadelphia For more information please visit www Galaei org and follow Galaeiphilly on Twitter Facebook and Instagram About GALAEI GALAEI is the only HIV AIDS education program in Pennsylvania whose primary focus is to address the needs of Latino minorities For over 20 years GALAEI has worked to represent the needs of people within the LGBT and AIDS communities as well as meet the needs and concerns of LGBT people of color at risk for HIV GALAEI offers workshops and one on one counseling for youth in addition to providing free and confidential HIV counseling and testing About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues With a network of over 65 partner organizations the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship capacity building and program evaluation in order to provide economic opportunity

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-program-partner-galaei-hosts-fundraiser-chipotle-mexican-grill (2016-05-02)
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  • Urban Affairs Coalition Announces Successful Completion of KEYSPOT Project | Urban Affairs Coalition
    the Freedom Rings Partnership which later branded this initiative with the name KEYSPOT With research indicating that as many of 41 55 of Philadelphians do not have internet at home the Freedom Rings Partnership was formed in 2010 to help some of Philadelphia s most vulnerable residents get access to the internet and training on how to use computers KEYSPOTS took a community based approach of establishing computer labs and training programs in existing social service organizations who were best equipped to meet the needs of individuals and families requiring assistance When we say our approach is collaborative that s not just talk emphasized Sharmain Matlock Turner President CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition KEYSPOTS is a true gathering of equals all working together to make progress on an issue we care deeply about According to Mayor Nutter KEYSPOTS has realized that in the 21st century digital access is more than a privilege It s a lifeline Kahdijah Freeman a client of the KEYSPOT program agrees KEYSPOTS allowed me to learn more expand my business do my job better support my family better That s the power of a computer UAC s grant was one of two grants awarded in Philadelphia by the National Telecommunications and Information Agency NTIA under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program BTOP The other grant was awarded to the City of Philadelphia s Office of Innovation and Technology For more information please visit http www uac org partners freedom rings sustainable broadband adoptionkeyspot About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues With a network of over 65 partner organizations the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship capacity building and

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/urban-affairs-coalition-announces-successful-completion-keyspot-project (2016-05-02)
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  • The Urban Affairs Coalition Launches Coalition U | Urban Affairs Coalition
    budgeting basics while the Coalition U Lecture Series gives nonprofit leaders access to the insights and expertise of seasoned government corporate and community leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region Coalition U s first seminar will be held on Friday January 31 2014 10am 1pm at Wells Fargo 123 S Broad Street The seminar will focus on Social Media Best Practices which is the first of a two part series teaching organizations how to use social media to increase visibility fundraise engage volunteers and service more individuals Social Media Best Practices will include an interactive panel and discussion led by Loraine Ballard Morrill Award Winning News and Community Affairs Director at Clear Channel Media Entertainment Part two of the Social Media Series will be held on February 26 and focus on Crowdfunding For more information about Coalition U please email CoalitionU uac org or call 215 851 1701 About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues With a network of over 65 partner organizations the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship capacity building and

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/urban-affairs-coalition-launches-coalition-u (2016-05-02)
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  • COALITION FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING ADDS FOUR NEW MEMBERS | Urban Affairs Coalition
    at an excellent education She also stated We are going to use this opportunity as we have used other educational reform efforts to move the ball forward for Philadelphia s students Parent Power a Philadelphia based organization that works on behalf of children s rights and is dedicated to improving education for underserved students is excited at what the Coalition can do to bring about effective change to Philadelphia s schools Quibila Divine said In the last year we ve seen our schools stripped to the bone Schools have been closed teachers have been laid off and many of our children will have to travel farther to go to school next year By working together this Coalition can be a mighty voice in making sure our children still get a proper education Steven Wray Executive Director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia said Education at all stages from cradle to career is more important than ever in today s knowledge based economy both for individual opportunity and regional prosperity This Coalition supports the changes that will attract and keep talented teachers who will prepare our students to graduate able to compete in the global economy In addition to the new members the Coalition also includes The Urban League of Philadelphia Public Citizens for Children and Youth The Philadelphia Education Fund Congreso ASPIRA Inc of Pennsylvania Education Voters of Pennsylvania and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Donna Cooper Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth PCCY said As our Coalition continues to grow our message of effective improvement to public education in Philadelphia will grow louder As the District and the teachers union begin to negotiate in earnest we will work hard to build the public support necessary for the union and management

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/coalition-effective-teaching-adds-four-new-members (2016-05-02)
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