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  • Philadelphia Nonprofits Anxiously Await Corbett Budget | Urban Affairs Coalition
    at 10 45 a m and handing out flyers to the public in support of education and health services funding These are hard times for all our citizens UAC President Sharmain Matlock Turner said in a released statement Adequate funding for nonprofits will ensure that youth stay out of trouble people get job training families avoid foreclosures and small businesses can hire people We want to send the message to Harrisburg that we want jobs not jails programs not prisons to educate not incarcerate UAC program partners will view the budget live with community members at their office at 1207 Chestnut St Budget Watch viewings are also being held at One Day At A Time 2426 W Lehigh Ave Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 1616 Walnut St Turning Points for Children 415 S 15th St and West Oak Lane Senior Center 7210 Ogontz Ave PCN will begin budget coverage at 10 30 a m and stream Corbett s 11 30 a m budget address before the General Assembly live on the Internet at http pcntv com pcnplus Push the live signal button underneath the video window to watch Author Athena Merritt Source Philadelphia Business Journal Tags Advocacy Subscribe to our Newsletter

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/philadelphia-nonprofits-anxiously-await-corbett-budget (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Holds Rally and Budget Watch for Budget Address | Urban Affairs Coalition
    a cap and gown and hand out flyers to the public to support adequate State funding for education and social services instead of funding to build prisons and incarcerate people in PA It currently costs 33 000 per year to incarcerate a low level offender and 9 500 per year to educate a Philadelphia public school student These are hard times for all our citizens said Sharmain Matlock Turner President of the Coalition Adequate funding for nonprofits will ensure that youth stay out of trouble people get job training families avoid foreclosures and small businesses can hire people We want to send the message to Harrisburg that we want jobs not jails programs not prisons to educate not incarcerate At 11 45 a m UAC program partners and concerned community members will view Gov Corbett s budget address as it airs live as it is being presented in Harrisburg In addition Budget Watch viewings are being held throughout the city including at One Day At A Time 2426 W Lehigh Avenue Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 1616 Walnut Street Turning Points for Children 415 South Fifteen Street West Oak Lane Senior Center 7210 Ogontz Avenue Commentary Following the address commentary will be made by Sharmain Matlock Turner President and CEO of UAC Kate Atkins head of the South Eastern PA Budget Coalition and Linda Burnette Director of the Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program regarding the potential budget impact on nonprofits and the Philadelphia community UAC is a made up of more than 80 organizations in the southeastern PA region serving an estimated 84 000 people each year They will rally for adequate funding in the state budget to support social services in region Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/urban-affairs-coalition-hold-rally-and-budget-watch-gov-corbetts-budget-address (2016-05-02)
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  • Kiliani Named Project Director for Freedom Rings Partnership | Urban Affairs Coalition
    City of Philadelphia with Drexel University as a major partner The project is made up of grassroots organizations government and universities that will bring Internet access training and technology to residents in low income communities over the next two years Peter joins the Coalition with a long and diverse history in project management at for profit and nonprofit organizations A trained engineer with a Drexel MBA in marketing he possesses critical thinking and problem solving skills and a thorough knowledge about print and web based communications strategies Most recently Peter was at Nonprofit Technology Resources NTR where he directed a computer literacy and computer refurbishing training program for welfare recipients It is of note that NTR also played a role in helping the Freedom Rings Partnership with the launch of its program at the MLK Day of Service on January 17 2011 Tags Strategic Partnerships Economic 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

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/kiliani-named-project-director-freedom-rings-partnership (2016-05-02)
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  • City, Partners Announce Earned Income Tax Credit & Savings Day in Philadelphia and Opening of 11 Free Tax Preparation Sites | Urban Affairs Coalition
    aside in savings bonds or get a low fee prepaid debit card We also do financial student aid applications All of ourservices are designed to help working people improve their finances Free tax preparation services are available to families who earned less than 49 000 in 2010 or if you are single with an income under 20 000 Taxes are prepared by IRS certified volunteers who are trained to help you get all of your tax credits as quickly as possible EITC is a tax benefit for families and individuals who earned in 2010 less than 48 362 have children or less than 13 460 no children EITC refunds can be up to 5 666 per year based on family size and income Joining Khadijah Jones at the event were Joanna Smith Ramani director of strategy Doorways to Dreams D2D Fund James Daugherty SPEC Territory Manager IRS LaSha Bonner Fincher tax filer and Saving Bonds purchaser City Councilwoman Marian Tasco Otis Bullock Jr executive director Mayor s Office of Community Service and Sharmain Matlock Turner president Urban Affairs Coalition Immediately after the event Bonner Fincher a single mom with a three year old daughter went to the Center City Super Site Mayor s Office of Community Service 1113 Chestnut Street to purchase two 250 00 Saving Bonds for her daughter and for herself After filing my taxes for free last year and the Campaign working hard to get me the largest refund amount possible I am excited to purchase a Savings Bond this year said Bonner Fincher As a young mother raising a daughter I know the importance of saving up for a rainy day and the power of investing I ll be graduating from Temple University with a bachelors in Communications in a few weeks As a graduation gift my aunt will present me with two savings bonds that my deceased mother bought for me when I was a young child Added Bonner Fincher It means a lot to me knowing my mother wanted to invest in my future And though she s not here now and hasn t been for most of my life she still found a way to look out for me Now I am keeping the tradition by buying a Saving Bond for my daughter In January 2011 the IRS announced that you can buy U S Series I Savings Bonds with a portion or all of your tax refund for yourself or anyone Smith Ramini has been encouraging tax filers to invest part of their refunds in bonds For as little as 50 tax payers now have a simple secure way to put money aside and watch it grow over time The opportunity gives easy assess to a saving opportunity for themselves and as gifts for their children grandchildren or other loved ones ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR WORKING FAMILIES The Campaign for Working Families a program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition boosts the number of people who receive FREE tax filing assistance and

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/city-partners-announce-earned-income-tax-credit-savings-day-philadelphia-and-opening-11-free-ta (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC Launches Freedom Rings Partnership | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Urban Affairs Coalition and the City to expand access to computer training and technology across Philadelphia said Drexel University President John A Fry We are proud to begin our efforts in honor of Dr King on the 25th anniversary of this special holiday Freedom grows as more people are able to learn and communicate using today s newest technologies The Freedom Rings Partnership will reach over 100 000 Philadelphians with information about the importance of broadband to their daily lives provide hands on training to 15 000 people at over 130 locations citywide including 77 public computer centers and distribute 5 000 netbooks to public housing residents who complete technology skills training Public Computer Centers PCC will be located across Philadelphia primarily in north south and west Philadelphia Locations will include a variety of recreation centers health and social service organizations workforce development agencies and nonprofits In addition 4 mobile computer labs will travel throughout the city to provide training and Internet access to underserved communities Freedom Rings Partnership MLK Day Event Activities Computer Refurbishment More than one hundred volunteers from Non Profit Technology Resources and Digital Service Fellows DSF AmeriCorps Program refurbished used computers which will be donated to organizations in need throughout the city for Internet access and computer training Race to Connect A fun filled team event that ties together the legacy of Dr King with the importance of getting connected via the Internet The race was a scavenger hunt where 5 teams completed a mini service activity that brought them to 14 stops in the Girard College area Teams were asked to conduct a volunteer activity or answer a trivia question related to Dr King or the civil rights movement They Tweeted their progress in the race at each stop Volunteers were from the YouthBuild Charter

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/uac-launches-freedom-rings-partnership (2016-05-02)
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  • MLK Service Day to Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Jan 17 the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday If Dr King were here today he would see that 41 percent of all Philadelphians don t have any access to the Internet Todd Bernstein founder and director of the event said at a news conference yesterday at Girard College King would see the digital divide which has shuttered out many particularly people of color and from lower income communities Bernstein added that the digital realm is the gateway to lifesaving information including employment and educational opportunities and it promotes civic engagement Among the many service projects volunteers will refurbish used computers to donate to organizations in need throughout the city They ll also assemble digital access kits and provide workshops and training at Girard College This has been said in the past but it really is a day on and not a day off said Mayor Nutter It is an incredible opportunity to do something yourself in your community Also yesterday Nutter presented the Fire Department with the 13th annual King Day of Service Harris Wofford Active Citizenship Award for its outstanding service The Urban Affairs Coalition is accepting donated computers for the refurbishing project at Girard College Computers must be from 2001 or newer and be Pentium 4 Apple G4 or better Donated computers can be dropped off from 9 a m to 5 p m at the Mayor s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service in City Hall Room 112 For more information call 215 686 0317 http articles philly com 2011 01 06 news 27012944 1 digital access civic engagement computers Author Jan Ransom Source Philadelphia Daily News Tags Strategic Partnerships Economic Development Job Readiness Development Placement Job Training Placement Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/mlk-service-day-focus-bridging-digital-divide (2016-05-02)
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