Since 1992, YouthBuild Philadelphia has helped former high school dropouts reclaim their education and build a brighter future for themselves through education, job training and service.
Our program has grown over the past two decades – from existing inside a single classroom to being one of the largest YouthBuild programs in the US – but we remain true to our core mission and purpose: helping motivated young people succeed.
Approximately 100 YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School students graduated on Aug. 25 during a ceremony held at Zion Baptist Church, 3600 N. Broad St.
The graduates, once high school dropouts, reclaimed their education by returning to school at YouthBuild and learning through rigorous academics, hands-on vocational training and community service.
Excerpt taken from Philadelphia Tribune Article: YouthBuild Philly Charter Students Graduate
Through a partnership between YouthBuild Philadelphia and Saint-Gobain North America, a Malvern-based company that manufactures high-performance building materials, students worked with local contractor Eureka Metal & Glass Services to install a new glass technology called SageGlass into their classroom.
Excerpt taken from Generocity Article: How a Corporate Partner is Helping YouthBuild Philly Students become ‘Green Leaders’ in Construction
Since acquiring the 1,200-acre site from the federal government in 2000, PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, has led the planning, development, and operation of the Navy Yard on behalf of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID). PIDC’s mission—to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia—strongly informs our strategy for the Navy Yard, which focuses on creating an environment that drives employment, innovation, and production.
POLITICO has called the Navy Yard “the coolest shipyard in America” and many industry observers, including the Urban Land Institute, have recognized the community as a leading model for repurposing military and industrial assets for a diversified modern economy. Home to reimagined shipbuilding facilities as well as new high-performance and energy-efficient construction, the Navy Yard has a variety of flexible buildings with different heights, vintages, and floorplates, powered by a nationally-recognized microgrid and oriented around iconic parks, Complete Streets, and a riverfront greenway.
Being part of the Navy Yard includes access to a diverse business community that offers opportunities not just for growth, but also initiatives to foster civic and corporate engagement in the community.. Representatives from Navy Yard businesses meet quarterly as the Navy Yard Engagement Committee to discuss and plan community events and programs.
We are focused on four key areas of engagement: education, energy, sustainability, and community.
This place is kind of incredible. From scratch preparations, brail menus & sensory kits for autistic guests, $15.00 starting wage, space available for community needs & events, ethical sourcing & practices and more. At first glance it’s just a delicious breakfast / lunch spot but take a second glance to see the community driven excellence.
The menu is exactly what you want except that you then start finding sandwiches you might think don’t belong on a bagel.
…until you try them.
The staff there is one of the best in terms of friendliness, efficiency and over all awesomeness. And yet, despite an uncriticizeable staff they are a second place to the experience of their food which to describe would require I use common buzz words and hot descriptors. And this place is too good to make sound cliche.
You won’t be disappointed when you get your food and you’ll be elated when you realize how good the business is which you just supported.
Ringo Roseman opened The Bagel Place in the summer of 2017, though he’s been a bagel and a sandwich enthusiast his whole life. With 20 years of restaurant experience and a romantic notion of what a bagel shop can be, he set out to use all of his resources, tools, and expertise to create a comfortable home for the community.
Great food using fresh ingredients, prepared in-house daily, is something that everyone can appreciate. Excellent service and a warm and welcoming, family-friendly, inclusive-to-all, and cozy atmosphere are what you will experience at The Bagel Place.
But we feel that how a business is run is just as important as that product and experience. We strive to be an engaged and contributing member of our community, to do our part in supporting our neighbors. We compost and recycle, and contribute to area schools, churches, and organizations.
We donate leftover bagels 6 days a week to organizations that help feed the homeless. We provide a $15 minimum wage to all of our staff and donate the use of our space to an organization teaching American Sign Language classes.
And we’re just getting warmed up.
The Bridge is a nonprofit behavioral health treatment and youth opportunity program for adolescents and their families seeking to overcome substance abuse, mental health issues, truancy and other challenges. The Bridge includes a comprehensive continuum of services, accredited by the Joint Commission.
Residential Treatment Program
The Bridge provides up to 27 adolescent males and females with a residential treatment program that addresses substance abuse disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems. Our Hands-On Learning Initiatives give clients the opportunity to explore career options through local businesses and technical schools. Training programs include carpentry, plumbing, video production, automotive repair and much more. Our residential treatment program incorporates an on-site school as well as weekly counseling sessions that include individual and group therapy. As part of their treatment, boys at The Bridge attend weekly therapy sessions with their families.
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Health & psychiatric services
- Behavior modification
- Anger management/conflict resolution
- Animal assisted therapy
- After-case case management
- Family psych-education
- Family nights
- Outpatient counseling
Educational and Skills Building
- On-site licensed private school with certified teachers
- College preparation and enrollment services
- Computer classes
- Art and music classes
- Health and nutrition education
- Life skills classes
- Balanced and Restorative Justice victim awareness curriculum
- Gardening club
- Dive training
Hands-on Learning Initiatives
- Job readiness instruction and résumé writing
- Carpentry, electrical plumbing classes
- Culinary classes
- Engine building classes
- Music and video production
- Paid work experience
- Restitution payment assistance
- Vocational Training
ACHIEVEability breaks the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community & economic development/accountability.
Teens 4 Good was founded in 2005 by a small group of determined youth and adults who shared a vision of addressing the issues of poverty, urban blight, and the lack of accessible fresh produce in many Philadelphia neighborhoods.
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide education and no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The SBDC is ready to help you grow your business.
RAIR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) revitalizes communities by transforming vulnerable houses into safe, healthy and energy-efficient homes. RTP brings volunteers and communities together to repair homes and improve lives. Each year, RTP and over 1,000 volunteers provide free safe and healthy home repairs for 75 to 100 homeowners.
The project is the single largest investment in human services in the region, with an investment exceeding $130 million dollars. Designed by MGA Partners Architects, in association with PZS Architects and landscape architects Andropogon Associates, and built by T.N. Ward Company, the 130,000-square foot super community center is situated on 12.4 acres located at the junction of several of North Philadelphia’s most troubled neighborhoods. The center will double the amount of services that The Salvation Army currently provides in Greater Philadelphia and will house an array of programs designed to address the economic, educational, health, recreational and spiritual needs of the communities it will serve.