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  • Entrepreneur Works’ Executive Director Leslie Benoliel to Participate in 2nd Annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Conference | Urban Affairs Coalition
    models that shape our economy and society Each CGI America participant will join one of 12 topic specific Working Groups and will make a Commitment to Action a new specific and measurable plan that addresses a challenge facing the United States To date attendees of the first annual CGI America conference have made over 100 commitments Ms Benoliel will participate in the Small Business Working Group which will seek to identify the conditions necessary for small and microbusinesses to survive and prosper Members will discuss how to rebuild confidence and encourage lending to small businesses while also exploring alternative forms of financing such as the microloan products and other business development services Entrepreneur Works offers to its nearly 300 clients each year I am thrilled to be invited to CGI America to represent Entrepreneur Works and microbusiness owners throughout the Philadelphia region said Ms Benoliel At this time of economic recovery it is imperative that the experiences of our small business owners be shared on a national scale The ongoing dialogue and forging of partnerships that are central components of the CGI America conference will be crucial in our efforts to further support the Philadelphia area s small and microbusiness community A bout Entrepreneur Works Entrepreneur Works is a non profit 501 c 3 microbusiness development organization focused on growing businesses and jobs in our local communities Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs in underserved areas of the Greater Philadelphia region entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own neighborhoods By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to capital one on one technical assistance business training and networking opportunities Entrepreneur Works helps promising individuals to develop economic self sufficiency and create job opportunities through business ownership Entrepreneur Works has been a champion for microbusinesses

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/entrepreneur-works%E2%80%99-executive-director-leslie-benoliel-participate-2nd-annual-clinton-global-in (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Hosts Workshop on Lending Circles | Urban Affairs Coalition
    It will be led by Luis Mora President of Finanta who will discuss among other things their unique credit building tool based on a popular village banking practice with a particular focus on solutions for credit building and loan generating programs for businesses and first time home buyers There will also be an opportunity for networking opportunity for financial educators and organizations that promote financial stability FINANTA has a unique credit building tool based on a popular village banking practice Our Lending Circles are a ROSCA or Rotating Savings and Credit Association made up of people who need financial services and are willing to work together to make that happen FINANTA s Lending Circle serves as the gateway to several benefits access to a lump sum of money a way to improve your credit score peer group support business workshops and individual technical assistance and access to FINANTA loans Together with other business owners you decide the terms of the Lending Circle while learning how to make real improvements in your business FINANTA is a non profit 501 c 3 lending corporation that promotes the growth and economic expansion of diverse Philadelphia communities through the infusion of capital and provision of business consultation services and homeownership counseling For more information go to www finanta org The Urban Affairs Coalition UAC unites government business community and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues UAC provides back office and fiscal and shared services to more than 75 program partners The Coalition s Community and Economic Development CED department brings capital to communities by building bridges between low and moderate income areas and mainstream financial institutions Tags Community Economic Development Economic Development Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-hosts-workshop-lending-circles (2016-05-02)
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  • TEENSHOP TO HOST "SHOES FOR LIFE" THOUSANDS OF SHOES TO BE DONATED TO NEEDY FAMILIES | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Streets which donated the location Three thousand gently worn and new shoes primarily collected by the young members of Teenshop will be given by the girls dressed in their yellow sweatshirts to hundreds of men women and children referred by local charities A special component of the day will be a Celebrity Prom Shoe Salon that will include shoes donated by local television personalities We are proud to host Shoes for Life for a second year said Elleanor Jean Hendley Founder of Teenshop We are totally focused on helping families in need while providing our girls with the opportunity to learn about leadership and community service Event co chairs are Patty Jackson WDAS radio host Sharmain Matlock Turner president and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition and Marian Tasco Philadelphia City Councilwoman Staff from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine are partnering with Teenshop to provide families with free foot exams and health consultations In addition Browns ShopRite will provide bags water pretzels WDAS Radio will broadcast from the event About Teenshop A program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition Teenshop is one of the nation s longest running weekend volunteer programs dedicated exclusively to the positive development of adolescent girls While enrolled in Teenshop no girl drops out of school or becomes a teen parent Four chapters are located in Philadelphia and one in Los Angeles California each directed by a 5 member volunteer team of outstanding working women All graduates attend college or pursue other education goals More than three thousand girls have been enrolled www teenshop org FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Elleanor Jean Hendley Founder 215 851 1843 office 215 205 4746 cell Tags News Publications Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/teenshop-host-shoes-life-thousands-shoes-be-donated-needy-families (2016-05-02)
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  • Working to Make Communities Stronger | Urban Affairs Coalition
    opportunities affecting their communities Many are African American men who not only serve as leaders but also serve as mentors to younger generations Recently 25 men from across the country were recognized for their good work They were selected as finalists for the national Black Male Engagement BME Leadership Award BME pronounced be me is an initiative sponsored by the Knight Foundation which seeks to bring well deserved attention to black men who are making their communities stronger Among the UAC honorees are Duerward Woody Beale of YO ACAP Brandon Brown of Nu Sigma Youth Services Darryl Coates of Philadelphia Anti Drug Anti Violence Network and Nu Sigma Youth Services and Bilal Qayyum of the Father s Day Rally Committee Tags News Publications Youth Development Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends of the Coalition Our Priorities Strengthening Nonprofits Building Wealth Economic Development Projects Services Current Past Clients Community Economic Development CED Committee Philadelphia HomeBuyNow Foreclosure Prevention Home Improvement Loans Financial Education Network FAN Clubs Financial Education Workshops Youth Development Youth Employment Strategic Partnerships UAC KEYSPOT Services Comprehensive Services

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/Working%20to%20Make%20Communities%20Stronger (2016-05-02)
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  • Entrepreneur Works Receives Grant from Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network’s “Create Jobs for USA” Initiative | Urban Affairs Coalition
    have 5 to spare by creating and retaining jobs in their communities explained Mark Pinsky President and CEO of OFN Entrepreneur Works received this grant because it has demonstrated that it will provide financing that is good for community businesses and good for communities We re pleased that Starbucks recognizes the important work that CDFIs are doing and honored that the Create Jobs for USA Fund has made a grant to us said Leslie Benoliel Executive Director at Entrepreneur Works Create Jobs for USA is unprecedented for the CDFI industry It is shining a national spotlight on our work and will help Entrepreneur Works to create and sustain jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region CDFIs provide financing to community businesses in underserved markets where would be community business owners may not qualify for credit from traditional lending institutions Community businesses include small businesses microenterprises nonprofit organizations commercial real estate developers and affordable housing developers All of these community businesses help to create and sustain local jobs Community business owners who would like to apply for a loan from Entrepreneur Works can get more information at www myentrepreneurworks org Or to find other CDFIs visit http opportunityfinance net findacdfi Entrepreneur Works provides microloans small business development services and networking opportunities to entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Greater Philadelphia region For more information about Entrepreneur Works please contact Leslie Benoliel Executive Director at 215 545 3100 About Entrepreneur Works Entrepreneur Works is a non profit 501 c 3 microenterprise development organization focused on growing businesses and jobs in our local communities Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs in underserved areas of the Greater Philadelphia region entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own neighborhoods By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to capital one

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/entrepreneur-works-receives-grant-starbucks-and-opportunity-finance-network%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Ccreate-jobs-usa%E2%80%9D (2016-05-02)
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  • Mid-Atlantic Health Care Joins Home∙Buy∙Now | Urban Affairs Coalition
    participating employer in the Philadelphia Home Buy Now program Philadelphia Home Buy Now is administered by the Urban Affairs Coalition which also assists with the program s design and ongoing management in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Home Buy Now offers matching grants to employees when their employer offers grants or forgivable loans toward the purchase price of a new home within the city limits The City matches this funding up to 4 000 per home buyer Over the history of the program more than 240 companies have participated According to Mayor Michael Nutter Philadelphia Home Buy Now is an excellent tool for employers to recruit top talent and for the city to create more stable flourishing neighborhoods Philadelphia Home Buy Now is part of a larger strategy to stabilize neighborhoods in the face of the current economic crisis It builds on the City s nationally recognized Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program which has saved more than 3 500 homes as well as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program NSP a federal stimulus program that strengthens neighborhoods by providing housing opportunities in targeted communities that were highly affected by high rates of foreclosure Mid Atlantic Health Care joins a growing list of participating employers in the Philadelphia Home Buy Now program that includes the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Drexel University Energy Coordinating Agency Gypsy Lane Technologies Horizon House Martin Banks NewCourtland University of Pennsylvania and Urban Industry Initiative Philadelphia Home Buy Now is funded out of bond proceeds and does not impact the City s general fund For more information about Philadelphia Home Buy Now contact Christopher Waters Program Manager 1207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19107 Email cwaters uac org Phone 215 851 1955 or go to http www uac org philadelphiahomebuynow Tags Community Economic Development News Publications Economic Development

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/mid-atlantic-health-care-joins-home%E2%88%99buy%E2%88%99now (2016-05-02)
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  • Urban Affairs Coalition Appoints Three New Members to its Board | Urban Affairs Coalition
    debt portfolios and developing credit and long term strategies Prior to joining the PFM Group Clupper served as Director of Independent Financial Advisory services at Penn Capital Advisors She holds an MBA in finance from Temple University Marisa Guerin Ph D is President of Guerin Management Consulting Inc Her practice includes working with executives of businesses and nonprofit organizations on issues of planning strategy execution and performance Prior to starting her consulting practice Guerin served 15 years as a corporate vice president for human resources She holds a Ph D in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University Terri J Lee is Executive Director of State Government Affairs and Policy for Merck Global Human Health Division where she directs the company s interactions with state elected and appointed officials and governmental entities for the western part of the United States Her career includes positions with Proctor Gamble The Urban Affairs Coalition UAC a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization unites government business community and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues A Home for Nonprofits UAC provides back office and fiscal and shared services to more than

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  • Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC CEO Grant Rawdin Elected Chair Of Urban Affairs Coalition | Urban Affairs Coalition
    as chair of the board as we continue to drive change in communities and improve lives Wescott was founded in 1987 by Rawdin from his tax and business practice at the prominent law firm Duane Morris LLP Today Wescott has grown to three offices and is one of the nation s largest registered independent advisors with 1 6 billion in assets under management In addition to holding a law degree Rawdin is an accountant a registered trust representative and a Certified Financial Planner and has been awarded accolades as a top financial advisor by Barron s Worth and Philadelphia Magazine Along with his charitable work at the UAC Rawdin serves as President of Temple University Law Foundation as well as serving on the boards of many other cultural civic and charitable organizations He received his undergraduate degree and juris doctor from Temple University Founded in 1987 Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC is an SEC registered fee only investment advisory and wealth management Wescott s clients are high net worth individuals families trusts foundations pension plans and institutions The firm s investment philosophy is a uniquely disciplined tax sensitive and opportunistic open architecture multi manager passive and active management approach that has been maintained for over 20 years This approach allows Wescott to control risk while creating portfolios with a combination of complementary styles diversifications and enhanced returns With offices in Philadelphia Miami and Boca Raton Wescott s mission is Achieving Client Goals For additional information please visit www wescott com The Urban Affairs Coalition UAC a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization unites government business community and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues UAC provides back office and fiscal and shared services to more than 75 program

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/wescott-financial-advisory-group-llc-ceo-grant-rawdin-elected-chair-urban-affairs-coalition (2016-05-02)
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