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  • Community and Economic Development Committee | Urban Affairs Coalition
    released a report about the phenomenal impact of its Home Buy Now program Philadelphia Home Buy Now PHBN creates value in multiple ways for all stakeholders of the program It is a revenue generator for the City of Philadelphia making a substantial return of 160 percent annually for every grant dollar provided Here are some benefits for participants and employers Participants save 2 400 per year on commuting costs Employers experience incresed retention and more productive employees Communities benefit from a growth in citizen engagement These advantages for participants employers and communities support Philadelphia s Home Buy Now unique model of sustainability proving to be beneficial for the City of Philadelphia Tags Community Economic Development Economic Development Equitable and Sustainable Housing Neighborhood and Communities 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 Collaborative

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/community-and-economic-development-committee (2016-05-02)
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  • News & Publications | Urban Affairs Coalition
    PartnerTuesdays Philadelphia Home By Now Selected by the Social Impact Consultant Group at Wharton School March 4 2014 PartnerTuesdaysPhiladelphia Home By Now Selected by the Social Impact Consultant Group at Wharton School The Philadelphia Home Buy Now program which has become a national model for employer UAC Program Partner GALAEI Hosts Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill February 27 2014 UAC Program Partner GALAEI Hosts Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill For immediate release Contact Elicia Gonzales 215 851 1822 elicia galaei org Philadelphia PA February 27 PartnerTuesdays Black Writers Museum February 25 2014 UAC Program Partner the Black Writers Museum provides a venue and forum for the public to explore celebrate and experience the wonders of writing and reading through the exhibition and study of UAC Successfully Completes KEYSPOT Project February 19 2014 The Urban Affairs Coalition UAC successfully completed its 11 8M federal stimulus grant to bring computer and internet access to low income Philadelphians The grant provided over 25 000 PartnerTuesdays Opportunities PA February 18 2014 UAC Program Partner OPPORTUNITIES PA is a nonprofit organization that Educates Equips Empowers and Encourages homeless and other at risk youth to reach their academic potential and first previous 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 next last Featured Video Facebook Monday June 22 2015 1 18pm David Buckholtz was an intern through UAC s WorkReady program while he was in high school As he completes his degree at Penn State he came back to UAC to serve as a mentor to youth in the WorkReady program this summer We know he is destined for great things In this photo David thanks Governor Wolf s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty after she announced 2 4M of additional state funding for summer jobs in Philadelphia Read More Friday June 19 2015 5

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news?page=9 (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Celebrates 84th Birthday of Founding Executive Director Charles "Charlie" Bowser | Urban Affairs Coalition
    issues that faced Philadelphia Charlie was chosen to lead this organization that would bring together businesses the community and the government to make gains across the city Charlie fought to ensure minority inclusion in contracting opportunities develop commercial corridors for low income areas and train and place young people in corporate positions By doing so Charles set the tone for what UAC would do for the next 40 years In only two years as Executive Director Charles increased the total value of the Coalition s programs from 3 9 million dollars to over 12 million dollars During his seven years he established a black housing rehabilitation program secured federal funding to assist Hispanic businesses and created the High School Academy Program which provided necessary job training to high school students and became a national model Charlie is still remembered by many as one of the most important non elected people in Philadelphia Charlie was recently featured in an article in Philadelphia Magazine where one write recalled his fond memories of the civil rights leader To read the article click here Tags News Publications Board Economic Development Education Youth Publications Social Justice Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-celebrates-84th-birthday-founding-executive-director-charles-charlie-bowser (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC's CED Department Releases PHIL-Plus & Mini-PHIL Loan Report | Urban Affairs Coalition
    starting in July 2003 participating lenders report 315 closed PHIL Plus loans and 109 closed Mini PHIL loans totaling 8 333 823 The PHIL Plus and Mini PHIL loan program helps Philadelphia homeowners avoid predatory lending by allowing those with less than perfect credit to borrow money to make necessary home repairs as well as pay off debts CED partners with banks and nonprofit housing counseling agencies to provide the loans The Mini PHIL offers up to 15 000 and is used for basic home repairs while the PHIL Plus offers up to 25 000 for homeowners who have larger projects The Mini PHL is offered up to 15 000 with Citizens Bank Only For more information about the PHIL Plus and Mini PHIL loan program please contact CED Program Manager Shayna Lear at SLear uac org or at 215 851 1740 Tags News Publications Housing 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

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uacs-ced-department-releases-phil-plus-mini-phil-loan-report (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Welcomes New Program Partner Makom Community | Urban Affairs Coalition
    and child led learning with an emphasis on family and community For more information please visit www makomcommunity org or call 240 271 5260 Tags News Publications Education Youth 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

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-welcomes-new-program-partner-makom-community (2016-05-02)
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  • PAAN Serves As Host Site for My Brother's Keeper Initiative | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Keeper s Task Force and other nonprofit organizations came together to discuss launching the initiative in Philadelphia My Brother s Keeper is an initiative started by President Barack Obama to help bridge the opportunity gap for young men of color This initiative will benefit young men of color by ensuring that they have access to basic health nutrition and high quality early education The My Brother s Keeper Task Force will partner with communities and police to reduce violence and help young men stay in school For over 20 years PAAN has worked relentlessly to promote community safety through the reduction of drug abuse and violence and through implemeting programs that prevent juvenile deliquency For more information about PAAN please visit www paan1989 org For more information and to help support the My Brother s Keeper Initiative click here Tags News Publications Youth Youth Development Violence Prevention 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

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/paan-serves-host-site-my-brothers-keeper-initiative (2016-05-02)
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  • Teenshop, Inc. Opens New Chapter in South Jersey | Urban Affairs Coalition
    projects Elleanor Jean Hendley Founder CEO of Teenshop Inc was featured in the South Jersey Journal where she shared Teenshop s history and its new opening Click here to read article For more information about Teenshop please visit www teenshop org or call 215 851 1842 Tags News Publications Leadership Development Youth Youth Development Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/teenshop-inc-opens-new-chapter-south-jersey (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Co-Sponsors "Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse" Forum | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Development CED Department along with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition NCRC and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for a screening of Fleeced Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse on Monday June 16th 12 3pm at the United Way 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Fleeced is a new documentary produced by the NCRC which details the story of older adults and families who were victimized by financial scams Following the screening will be a panel discussion with local financial experts on ways to prevent fraud and resources available to the community Please RSVP for this event at f leeced uwgpsnj org or call 215 665 2485 no later than June 13th Click here for flyer Tags News Publications Financial Literacy 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 Collaborative Services

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-co-sponsors-speaking-out-against-senior-financial-abuse-forum (2016-05-02)
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