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  • Summer WorkReady: Student Information | Urban Affairs Coalition
    begins program runs for 6 weeks mid August Program ends NOTE Online applications open in April Use the referral codes S125 for Work Experience and P97 for Internships Program Models Work Experience Program Referral Code S125 Ages 14 18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia No prior experience required Internship Program Referral Code P97 Ages 14 21 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia Limited slots available for applicants over 18 years old college students are not eligible Some prior job experience resume and interviews may required Enrollment process Complete an online application Use the referral codes S125 for Work Experience and P97 for Internships Applications will open in April UAC Summer WorkReady staff will review your application After you have completed the online application starting in mid April you should come to UAC for an enrollment appointment For the enrollment appointment you will need to bring specific documents Please click here for more information below about how to prepare for an appointment You will also receive an email with this information After your enrollment appointment you will be invited for a program orientation Orientation is required to be eligible for the program but does not guarantee you will be accepted After your orientation UAC Summer WorkReady staff will work to match your interests and skills with an opening at a potential work site For the Internships program this process may include interviewing with the potential employer You will be notified via phone or email when UAC Summer WorkReady staff have been able to successfully match you in a summer job internship or if we were unable to make a match Completion of the application or enrollment process does not guarantee program acceptance For more information please call 215 851 1800 Back to Main Page Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/summer-workready-student-information (2016-02-11)
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  • Summer WorkReady: Employers | Urban Affairs Coalition
    c lick here or call 215 851 1800 FREE for nonprofits and small business There is no cost for nonprofit organizations public agencies and companies with less than 50 employees Just 1 700 for larger companies For companies with over 50 employees we ask the employer to make an investment in our city s youth by contributing 1 700 per intern Why should I hire an intern Provide a young person with early work experience and an introduction to your career field Gain extra help this summer to complete a special project or get caught up on paperwork Feel good about mentoring a young person and helping to put them on a path to success What projects might my intern do Help with a day care or summer camp Filing or data entry Help with social media or website Urban gardening or grounds keeping Market research legal research etc Office greening or eco friendly initiative Help with business inventory such as IT equipment Be a secret shopper and check on the customer experience at your organization Any other special project Contact us to brainstorm additional ideas What if I don t have time to manage youth interns Think about whether there is someone else in your organization who could supervise the interns For example it could be an office manager administrative assistant or HR manager Pair the youth interns with college interns to provide additional support and mentoring opportunities Have the interns rotate between departments so they can learn about the entire organization and work with different individuals Invite the interns to shadow you and others in the organization on some days so that they can learn more about what you do Back to Main Page Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/summer-workready-employers (2016-02-11)
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  • KEYSPOT at UAC Helps Good Students Become Better | Urban Affairs Coalition
    her initial KEYSPOT classes Carey has dramatically improved her skills She can type letters in Microsoft Word and search for information using Internet search engines However Carey isn t done learning just yet She hopes to master all of Microsoft Office and gain some information on investing strategies I just have a small sum of money and I want to know the best way to increase it Carey said She also hopes to share her knowledge with fellow retirees She is astounded that so many of them lack interest in computers and fail to see how critically important they are in today s world Carey believes that it feels good to learn something new every day you feel better mentally Carey will continue to remain a loyal user of the local KEYSPOT locations She hasn t been able to purchase a computer for herself just yet but KEYSPOT will provide everything she needs until then According to Carey computers aren t going away I guess I have to learn how to work with it WURD AM broadcast its morning show at the launch event and interviewed Fisher on the air Hosts Sharmain Matlock Turner and Steven Sanders boasted about Fisher s abilities as she demonstrated some of what she has learned how to do Fisher said she believes the KEYSPOT locations are a real asset to the community They provide training that will help any and all with finding jobs and further succeeding in life Fisher considers KEYSPOTS to be for people of all ages When she has the chance she likes to take her grandson with her He loves to paint on the computer Fisher said Fisher wishes to continue her computer education Next on the list is to become A Plus Certified This certificate will show that Fisher

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/keyspot-uac-helps-good-students-become-better (2016-02-11)
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  • PHIL Plus and Mini-PHIL Loan Details | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Requirements Here s How to Apply Step 1 SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING COUNSELOR If you qualify schedule an appointment with your neighborhood housing counselor During the appointment your counselor will explain home improvement alternatives fill out a PHIL Plus or Mini PHIL referral packet and explain the application process If you would like a head start in the referral process you can complete the profile worksheet This worksheet should be given to the counselor at the appointment Click here for a complete list of approved housing agencies Step 2 YOUR REFERRAL PACKET IS SENT TO THE URBAN AFFAIRS COALITION After your counseling session the referral packet will be reviewed by the Urban Affairs Coalition to ensure accuracy and completion Once the packet is approved it will be forwarded to the bank and branch of your choice Your housing counselor will contact you with the name and number of the bank representative that you will call for an appointment STEP 3 MAKE A FORMAL APPLICATION WITH ONE OF THE PARTICIPATING BANKS Currently there are two participating banks Citizens and PNC Back to Home Page Loan Terms Rates and Fees The PHIL Plus and Mini PHIL Loan can be used for home repairs and paying off debts including past due utility bills The Mini PHIL would be a good choice for small repairs or energy conservation improvements The PHIL Plus is typically used for larger renovations or for adaption for elderly living You can use up to half of either loan to pay off existing debt Don t qualify right now If your credit scores are lower than the program minimum you can bring them up by working with a certified credit counselor CLARIFI is a great place to begin For more information call 215 563 5665 Their website

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/phil-plus-and-mini-phil-loan-details (2016-02-11)
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  • Home Repair Resources | Urban Affairs Coalition
    registered to do work in the state of Pennsylvania While registering with the Attorney General s Office does not ensure the honesty of the contractor or the quality of their work it is an important that they are registered to do work in this state Never hire a contractor who is not registered with the Attorney General s Office Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau helps consumers identify which companies are trustworthy an especially important task when an asset such as your home is at stake Search for any business you are considering working with in the search bar and ensure that they are registered with this agency National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud This organization is committed to educating home owners about ways to protect themselves against fraudulent or dishonest contractors Read up on their suggestions for how to pick a contractor assess the work being done on your property and more Value Home Inspection Agency This company is our partner for the PHIL Plus loan program and can assist you with any home inspection needs you may have Getting a home inspection is an especially important step in the home purchasing process but is also key if you know a renovation is necessary and are unsure of where to begin Steps to Take if You Have Been Scammed Don t be embarrassed if you have been a victim of a scam It is estimated that over four million people are scammed each year in the United States The most important thing is to report the incident to protect yourself and others File a complaint with the Attorney General s Office File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau File a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/home-repair-resources (2016-02-11)
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  • PHIL-Plus and Mini-PHIL FAQ | Urban Affairs Coalition
    here to help you be the savviest homeowner you can be They ll help you with things you may not have even thought you needed Counselors are trained to understand credit reports assist you with creating a budget that is within your means and so much more The best part is their services are free The only fee you may have is accessing your credit report which is between 10 30 Is there a minimum income eligibility to qualify No there is no minimum As long as your monthly debts don t use up most of your income you are eligible to apply If I am denied can I apply again Depending on the denial reason the Urban Affairs Coalition will work with your housing counselor to find a bank that you can re apply with If nothing can be worked out immediately you can work with your housing counselor to fix the reason for denial and apply later on I inherited a property Can I apply for this loan You must be listed on the title and deed to apply for a Mini PHIL or PHIL Plus loan Additional questions Call Urban Affairs Coalition at 215 851 1847 Back

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/phil-plus-and-mini-phil-faq (2016-02-11)
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  • Sharmain Matlock-Turner Talks About Leadership on Executive Leaders Radio | Urban Affairs Coalition
    maybe it did not initialize correctly VN520045 mp3 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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/sharmain-matlock-turner-talks-about-leadership-executive-leaders-radio (2016-02-11)
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  • President's Bio | Urban Affairs Coalition
    is founder and chair of the seventeen year old West Oak Lane Charter School In addition she serves on the following boards and commissions Philadelphia Facility Management Corporation which owns Philadelphia Gas Works PGW Peirce College Board of Trustees Entrepreneur Works Board of Directors Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Children s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Philadelphia Civil Service Commission Nominating Panel Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success African American Chamber Foundation Board of Directors and the Citizens Bank Advisory Committee In 2010 Ms Matlock Turner was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to serve as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Office of Economic Opportunity an initiative to improve contracting and employment opportunities for women the disabled and people of color in Philadelphia She also serves a Chair of the FMC tower at Cira Centre South Economic Opportunity Oversight Committee member of the 2016 DNC Diversity Committee and Comcast EOP Oversight Committee Ms Matlock Turner has received numerous awards recognizing her hard work and commitment to families and communities Over the past few years she has been the recipient of the Valley Youth House Community Achiever of the Year Award Take the Lead Award from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and she has received the Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award from the United Way of Southern Pennsylvania She was the first woman to receive the LaSalle University Leadership Award the Imprint Award from the People s Emergency Center the Civic Investment Award from Community College of Philadelphia the American Red Cross Clara Barton Award the Honorary Myrna Field Award from CASA Philadelphia and Women in the NAACP Award She has also been honored by the Women s Christian Alliance the American Women s Heritage Society Pennsylvania Senate Pennsylvania House of Representatives City of Philadelphia OARC Black United Fund WOMENS

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/about-sharmain-matlock-turner-0 (2016-02-11)
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