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  • With Umbrellas in Hand, Citizens Tell Governor: ‘It’s Raining in PA!’ | Urban Affairs Coalition
    out here to say that the time to use these funds to balance the budget is now said Matlock Turner Cutting schools by 1 billion or more will increase class sizes and drive up property taxes while putting effective programs like full day kindergarten in jeopardy Health care county child abuse protection and help for people with disabilities are also targeted for cuts in the House version of the budget I think the Governor and the House underestimate the anger of the people said Cassie James of Liberty Resources an organization that advocates for people with disabilities They cut home and community based services that are needed for disabled and elderly people to remain in the community Education advocates also voiced concern about deep cuts to schools and early education programs This budget clearly reflects a lack of understanding of the progress that districts especially poor districts have made in the last two years with increased funding said Charlotte Hummel President of the William Penn School Board in Montgomery County It makes cuts to the very programs that have supported the neediest of kids Cassie James of Liberty Resources said of the education cuts How dare they cut education We all have children we love and want to be ready for the challenges of the future Speakers also called on lawmakers to close tax loopholes and end special tax breaks including the passage of a tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Pennsylvania is the only major gas producing state without a tax or fee on drilling Our senators will face a choice next week said Kate Atkins an organizer with the SEPA Budget Coalition and Better Choices for Pennsylvania They can make deep cuts that will impact the lives of middle class families or they can use

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/umbrellas-hand-citizens-tell-governor-%E2%80%98it%E2%80%99s-raining-pa%E2%80%99 (2016-02-11)
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  • Arise Academy Charter High School Appoints New CEO | Urban Affairs Coalition
    wrote his honors thesis on the politics of school reform in Philadelphia He has a master s degree in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania where he also earned his Pennsylvania state principal s certification He is currently a doctoral student in educational leadership also at the University of Pennsylvania where he is studying school design and school leadership He also works as a leadership development consultant for schools Mr Kuriloff will bring to Arise experience leading instructional design planning and implementing professional development in curriculum design the teaching of literacy technology integration character education and other topics managing student course scheduling managing teacher recruitment and helping to lead a high school reform and design process He is the former executive director of the REAL Schools Network a start up non profit school design consultancy Mr Kuriloff has written about leadership the achievement gap programs that support students on their paths to college and civic education He is the co author of funded research paper entitled Developing Student Support Programs A Report to the Save a Mind Foundation Arise Academy Charter High School Arise Academy Charter High School grades 9 12 is the nation s first public charter high school dedicated exclusively to students in foster care Arise provides a safe and highly structured environment combined with a rigorous curriculum quality on site support services and a vibrant student life to help students graduate and move into successful adulthood Founded by the Urban Affairs Coalition in 2009 Arise will hold its second annual graduation ceremony on Thursday June 16 Last year the school successfully graduated 10 students who all went on to higher education Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition is one of the Philadelphia region s leading nonprofits operating and managing a wide range of programs services

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/arise-academy-charter-high-school-appoints-new-ceo (2016-02-11)
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  • ODAAT to Host its First-Ever 'Recovery Weekend' | Urban Affairs Coalition
    charitable partner Benny the Bums will donate 20 of the restaurant s proceeds from the evening to ODAAT recovery programs What Community Basketball Game When Friday May 6 2011 6pm 8pm Where Martin Luther King Recreation Center 2101 Cecil B Moore Street Details The ODAAT Overcomers and the District Attorney s Avengers go head to head in a community basketball game Light refreshments will be served door prizes will be given and DJ Thomas Love will be providing musical entertainment for the evening What 1st Annual Recovery Forum The State of Recovery Where We ve Been Where We Are Where We re Going When May 7 2011 10am 3pm Where AFCOM Center 2432 West Lehigh Avenue Details The ODAAT Recovery Forum will raise awareness to drug and alcohol recovery as they see it from the ground level and identify innovative strategies for effective recovery The day long event will bring together local city and state government officials advocates crisis workers ODAAT clients and other key stakeholders Confirmed panelists include Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell District Attorney Seth Williams State Senator Shirley Kitchen Representative Jewell Williams and Ms Sade Ali Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services Special invited guests include Mayor Michael Nutter Governor Tom Corbett and State Senator Vincent Hughes All events are free and open to the public For more information visit www odaat us ODAAT provides services to low income and homeless men and women suffering from addiction and HIV AIDS in Philadelphia ODAAT was founded in 1983 by Reverend Henry T Wells when he opened his home to a group of recovering addicts laying the groundwork for a peer based community based recovery program Since then ODAAT has increased its scope and impact to include transitional housing facilities comprehensive medical case management

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/odaat-host-its-first-ever-recovery-weekend (2016-02-11)
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  • Fight to Begin Opening 27 Public Computing Centers with April 26th Ribbon Cutting Event | Urban Affairs Coalition
    citywide initiative This partnership will help more residents develop valuable digital literacy and workforce skills so they can remain competitive in today s 21st Century economy said Mayor Nutter We thank Philadelphia FIGHT for partnering with the City to make valuable resources and services available to residents directly in the heart of communities across Philadelphia Through this initiative residents particularly those in less advantaged neighborhoods will have an opportunity to enhance their ability to work toward a better quality of life FIGHT s Critical Path Project has over 15 years of experience addressing the digital divide and serving citizens who do not have the resources in their own homes to access the Internet For its part FIGHT will expand the computer lab and staffing in its AIDS Library Institute for Community Justice and Youth Health Empowerment Project FIGHT will also assist in creating or enhancing computer centers at 27 of the 77 locations including shelters and drug recovery houses where FIGHT currently makes HIV counseling and testing available The site to be opened on April 26th contains 10 computers and is open to the public Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM 1PM Classes take place at various times Monday Saturday and include lessons in basic computing skills Word Excel PowerPoint digital storytelling and blogging as well as FIGHT s signature workshops Finding Health Information Online and Finding HIV AIDS Information Online to ensure that individuals can access accurate and reliable information when it comes to taking care of their health Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing state of the art culturally conscious HIV primary care consumer education advocacy social services outreach to people living with HIV and to those who are at high risk and access to the most advanced clinical research Each year FIGHT reaches over

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/fight-begin-opening-27-public-computing-centers-april-26th-ribbon-cutting-event (2016-02-11)
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  • Press Release: One Day At A Time (ODAAT) Offers Free Computer Training for N. Phila. Residents | Urban Affairs Coalition
    offer training and access to persons in need It is time for our community to bridge the digital divide says Mel Wells Director of Community Outreach for ODAAT We are excited about how this education will enhance the quality of life in our community providing more access to job opportunities increased financial literacy and newer ways to stay connected with friends and family The possibilities are endless With the Urban Affairs Coalition managing this auspicious effort the Freedom Rings Partnership will reach over 100 000 low income Philadelphians including children the underemployed unemployed and seniors with information about the importance of broadband to their daily lives over the next two years According to recent statistics 41 of Philadelphians do not have access to a computer or broadband service Freedom Rings Partners will also provide hands on training to at least 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 Training locations include recreation centers health and social service organizations workforce development agencies and select nonprofits There will also be 4 mobile computer labs that will travel throughout the City providing Internet access and training to underserved communities ODAAT classes are held 5 days a week and Saturday classes will begin in April Interested persons should contact ODAAT 215 226 7860 Additional information can be found at cclc odaat us and www odaat us Additional information about the Freedom Rings Partnership can be found at www FreedomRingsPartnership org or by calling 215 851 1900 or Philadelphia s 311 Line ODAAT provides services to low income and homeless men and women suffering from addiction and HIV AIDS in Philadelphia ODAAT was founded in 1983 by Reverend Henry T Wells when he opened his home

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/press-release-one-day-time-odaat-offers-free-computer-training-n-phila-residents (2016-02-11)
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  • Mayor Nutter Relaunches Program to Help Working Philadelphians Buy Homes | Urban Affairs Coalition
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/mayor-nutter-relaunches-program-help-working-philadelphians-buy-homes (2016-02-11)
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  • Philadelphia revives program to help employers encourage homeownership | Urban Affairs Coalition
    University of Pennsylvania are two of the target areas because the schools are anchor institutions offering the most aid The other two areas will be determined around the end of the summer when the other two anchor institutions are selected said Don Kelly a director of the Urban Affairs Coalition the nonprofit that designed the program and administers its grants Along with Penn Temple and St Joseph s Universities were participants when the program operated from 2004 through 2009 but the program did not recruit anchor institutions or focus its efforts on certain neighborhoods The three schools did stipulate that their grants however required employees to live in their neighborhoods Kelly said he expected Temple to bid to be an anchor institution this time as the top candidates will likely be universities and hospitals Including Drexel and Penn 14 employers are participating including Martin Banks Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Chick s Cafe Wine Bar The city funds are an investment with a high return Nutter said as the city will profit from tax revenue collected on the anticipated 29 million worth of property to be bought under the program In all the city says it expects 240 Philadelphians will buy new homes under the program When the program operated between 2004 and 2009 most of the 220 recipients had middle or low incomes The Urban Affairs Coalition did not keep data on how many of its past recipients still own their homes nor where those homes are The first home in the revived program will be bought by Kalatu Davies a Drexel doctor who moved to Philadelphia from Houston The aim is to build a community that encourages home ownership and entrepreneurship she said Davies received 15 000 from Drexel the school s maximum contribution To match the

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/philadelphia-revives-program-help-employers-encourage-homeownership (2016-02-11)
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  • 3-On Your Side: Home Buy Now Grants | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Now after a brief pause the program is back up and running It was in front of a standing room only crowd at drexel university that Mayor Nutter announced today the re launch of Philadelphia Home Buy Now a program in which businesses offer grants or forgivable loans so that employees may purchase homes within city limits Drexel University and Pennsylvania University are two of the largest employers participating in the program which is being administered by the Urban Affairs Coalition Sharmain Matlock Turner President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition says They want you to be able to get to work close by they really want to make sure employees feel as if this is their community and not just where they work The city will offer matching grants of 4 000 when buyers purchase a home in targeted areas or 2 000 grants for purchase elsewhere in the city Drexel employee Kalatu Davies is getting 19 000 in combined assistance from Drexel and the city to help buy her first home in West Philadelphia much sooner than expected She says Author Jim Donovan Source CBSPhilly com Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/3-your-side-home-buy-now-grants (2016-02-11)
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