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  • Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Receives Second AIA Recognition | Urban Affairs Coalition
    EDP department was a co consultant for this innovative plan to help reshape Philadelphia and transform the waterfront into a treasured amenity EDP created a wealth building strategy to identify investment opportunities for economic development community development and use of open space Since implementation in 2012 DRWC has been working on making major improvements to the waterfront and including EDP s suggestions DWRC plans to have a park every half mile along the waterfront create a permanent multi use trail and build connector streets for direct access to the river The Master Plan provides a framework for economic growth that will make a lasting impact on the City of Philadelphia The Coalition is a strong advocate for smart and sustainable economic development By working in partnerships with organizations and institutions UAC creates opportunities for employment and community reinvestment With participation from both public and private resources the Delaware River Waterfront will grow in a sustainable and economically viable way Tags News Publications Development Economic Development Economic Inclusion Workforce 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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/delaware-river-waterfront-corporation-receives-second-aia-recognition (2016-02-11)
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  • Beverly Woods represents UAC at Women in Transportation Conference | Urban Affairs Coalition
    EDP unit EDP works with government and business to design Economic Opportunity Plans and monitors them to ensure that there are inclusion opportunities for minority and women owned businesses EDP provides initiatives that create new innovative opportunities for entrepreneurs in addition to providing job opportunities and employment for members of the community EDP s mission for sustainable economic development has resulted in over 740 million in contracts awarded to minority and women business enterprises Some of EDP s clients include the Pennsylvania Convention Center the University of Pennsylvania Temple University and Comcast Featured on the panel The Illusion of Inclusion Woods provided women with the advice needed to advance in their careers Her presentation included Opportunity at the Top a recent study by the Urban League of Philadelphia which revealed only 4 of minorities are in leadership positions at the top 100 local firms Instead of using these numbers to discourage women Woods used her insight and knowledge as an inclusion advocate to motivate women to focus on what economic opportunity and inclusion means for them in order to achieve their goals http www urbanleaguephila org wp content uploads 2013 01 Corporate board survey final pdf Tags News Publications Development

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/beverly-woods-represents-uac-women-transportation-conference (2016-02-11)
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  • DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY - Let’s Get Started | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Google Maps DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY Let s Get Started Explore the opportunity of building your business with City contracts Develop your strategy for pursuing competitive bid and non competitive contracts Learn the steps for getting started and the resources that are available to support your enterprise RSVP LaShawnda Tompkins MBA at 215 683 2057 or lashawnda tompkins phila gov Workshop Agenda 2 30 4 00 PM 200 South Broad Street The City Avenue Conference Room 7th Floor Introduction Angela Dowd Burton Executive Director OEO Procurement Hugh Ortman Procurement Commissioner Consulting Stephanie Tipton Office of the Director of Finance OEO Angela Dowd Burton Executive Director OEO Alice Dungee James Assistant Director OEO OBS OBS Business Manager L I Evelyn Langston Chief Revenue Paul Danella Director of Taxpayer Services SEPTA Greg Myers Senior DBE Program Specialist SBA Paula K Watts Business Development Specialist DGS Harold Levy Eastern Regional Representative PIDC Marla Hamilton V P WRAP UP Angela Dowd Burton Executive Director OEO Tags News Publications Development Economic Development Financial Literacy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/doing-business-city-let%E2%80%99s-get-started (2016-02-11)
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  • Philadelphia City Council Testimony in Support of Consolidated Plan for Year 38 | Urban Affairs Coalition
    uses public resources in a strategic way to leverage private sector capital to accomplish a public purpose In times like this when public resources are becoming scarcer more public purposes can be achieved by strategically leveraging private sector capital That is exactly what the PHIL Plus and Mini PHIL Home Improvement Loan partnership does and will continue to do with the City s support We urge you to approve the continuation of funding for this program as proposed in the Consolidated Plan before you Another key partner in this public private partnership is the nonprofit housing counseling industry here in Philadelphia Trained counselors help homeowners to identify the most appropriate loan program to suit their needs and qualifications When PHIL Plus or Mini PHIL is the right choice they prepare a referral package that gets them on their way to obtaining a bank loan As you know despite the admirable support of the City housing counselors are overworked and underpaid The Coalition is working to bring more resources from bank foundations in support of counseling agencies to support all of the valuable work that they do including PHIL Plus Mini PHIL counseling foreclosure counseling and pre purchase counseling The funding that we are advocating for would not be as a replacement of City funding but as a supplement to City funding so counseling staffs can be expanded and experienced counselors retained This is an industry that is critical to the housing market creating opportunities for low and moderate income Philadelphians foreclosure prevention and neighborhood revitalization We urge the City to maintain its level of funding commitment to this industry With regard to another community service provided by a Coalition affiliate we urge the City to continue its crucial support for providing free tax services to low and moderate income City residents Through this service citizens can make the most of what tax credit and benefits may be available to them while avoiding predatory tax refund lenders The Campaign for Working Families facilitates increased financial stability and asset accumulation for Philadelphia families by connecting them to valuable tax credits quality financial services savings options wealth building resources and public benefits It operates 11 community based tax sites Services are available to families that make less than 50 000 and individuals that make less than 20 000 Over the past ten years the Campaign has prepared and e filed 116 329 tax returns and brought 198 7 million in state and federal funds to working families throughout Philadelphia The Campaign s free tax preparation services have saved these families an additional 24 8 million of interest fees and charges for tax preparation check cashing and loans For tax season 2012 the Campaign trained and used 728 IRS certified volunteers completed 13 509 tax returns including 702 small business returns and 4 085 EITC returns and opened 580 new financial products such as pre paid debit cards and basic bank accounts Again City funding for this service uses leveraging to bring in a

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/philadelphia-city-council-testimony-support-consolidated-plan-year-38 (2016-02-11)
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  • UAC FY2013 Budget Kick-Off Meeting | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Event Details Date June 7 2012 Location UAC 1207 Chestnut Street 4th Floor Conference Room Philadelphia PA 19107 See map Google Maps Please join your fiscal team for a mandatory Budget Kick Off Meeting to discuss the FY2013 Budget requirements updates and changes We look forward to learning about your plans and helping you to develop a balanced budget A light continental breakfast will be served from 8 30 AM 9 00 AM and the meeting will run from 9 00 AM 11 00 AM Please Invite individuals on your team that are responsible for budgeting and voucher processing The agenda will include Timeline for the Budget Process FY13 Allocations Purchasing Updates Payables Updates Microix System Budget Training Update A P Training Contracts And more A light continental breakfast will be served from 8 30 AM 9 00 AM Tags Community Economic Development 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 Home Improvement

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/uac-fy2013-budget-kick-meeting (2016-02-11)
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  • Top 5 Ways to Get Financially Fit this Spring | Urban Affairs Coalition
    90 of people in America buy things that they can t afford Create a budget Remember if it s not written down it doesn t exist Set a realistic budget and slowly change your financial diet by saving more and spending less Remember most people crash and burn on diets because they want a quick fix Measure current wants against future goals If you re serious about becoming financially fit you have to start investing and keep investing Do not allow short terms wants to prevent you from setting long term goals Short term wants are things that more often than not cause people to have bad credit and increased revolving debt Investing will help you to become financial fit for life Practice restraint You can practice restraint by making yourself accountable to another individual or even a group Accountability is important It helps to ensure that you are honest with yourself because sometimes we treat symptoms rather than addressing real issues Be flexible Heraclitus an ancient Greek philosopher once said The only thing that is constant is change While it is essential to your financial health to prioritize by setting short term medium and long term goals you must remain flexible and open to change Sometimes there are unavoidable life events that make cause setbacks You must remain willing to refine your plan to assure you are well equipped with the right information when making financial decisions Tiffany W Thurman a native of Georgia is the new Financial Education Program Manager at the Community and Economic Development division of Urban Affairs Coalition Tiffany has an extensive background in finance business development and nonprofit management Prior to joining The Coalition Tiffany worked in the investment industry and served as the Executive of a faith based nonprofit She has traveled throughout

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/top-5-ways-get-financially-fit-spring (2016-02-11)
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  • Logan Community Development Corporation Open House | Urban Affairs Coalition
    March 8 4 7 p m Come meet our team and learn about our innovative programs Enjoy food and refreshments from local vendors and mingle with neighbors and friends RSVP to Melissa logancdc org or 215 302 1604 ext 100 Tags Building Wealth 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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/logan-community-development-corporation-open-house (2016-02-11)
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  • Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week | Urban Affairs Coalition
    18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week Event Details Date October 5 2011 Location Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia PA See map Google Maps To Register Register Here UAC is a proud sponor of the Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development MED Week conference is part of the National Minority Business Development Agency The purpose of this conference is to provide critical information to foster the growth and competitiveness of the minority business community The conference features various workshops presented by the some of the city s top corporations universities organizations and city departments to help minority businesses succeed For more information go to http www phillymedweek com Tags Building Wealth Business Entrepreneurship Business Financial Assistance Economic Development Economic Inclusion 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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/philadelphia-minority-enterprise-development-week (2016-02-11)
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