CFL offers college & career readiness classes for individuals who are English Language Learners; who have low levels of literacy or need a high school diploma and individuals facing substantial cultural barriers to employment and Family Literacy services to immigrant families in Elementary School District of Philadelphia
Ardella’s House is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. AH program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life.
Art-Reach partners with a network of human service agencies who serve people with disabilities and low-income communities, connecting their clients to a wide variety of affordable cultural experiences throughout Greater Philadelphia.
The Arts + Business Council is dedicated to ensuring the success of Philadelphia’s creative economy through leadership development programs, events and volunteer opportunities that help make the sector more productive, impactful and inclusive.
The mission of the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, incentive savings program, job placement, and access to buisness and financial resources.
When Lalita Paris first went to the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center more than 14 years ago to pursue her dream of opening her own child care center, the center gave her entrepreneurial training necessary to manager her own business. She opened Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center in 2004 and, with the help of nine loans from WORC throughout the years, she has expanded to open a second site and now employs 15 staff members serving more than 100 children.
“Without the guidance and access to capital I received at WORC, Beautiful Beginnings wouldn’t be an essential part of its neighborhood,” Paris said.
Excerpt from Philadelphia Tribune Article: WORC Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Women Build Businesses
Young Children’s Center for the Arts was founded in June, 1996, as a non-profit, full-service day care center. It is located on the grounds of historic Old Swede’s Church, and serves the needs of working families in Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Society Hill, Center City and Northern Liberties (just to name a few!)
“The mission of Young Children’s Center for the Arts is to educate and enrich the lives of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through the creative arts. It is our goal to provide young children of all backgrounds with experiences in Art, Music and Drama for educational, social and emotional development.”
YCCA prides itself on being one of the few area Early Childhood Centers that not only accepts children with disabilities including but embraces the opportunity. We successfully help these children to thrive both within our inclusive school environment and in the outside world.
“Wonderful teachers, fantastic art, music and movement programming and truly dedicated owners. Ycca is truly a unique school. The staff work tirelessly to provide a warm and enriching environment and my boys have grown and blossomed in so many ways.”
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books.
The Museum Education program is geared toward middle school and high school students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and partners with area schools to expose students to the wide variety of careers in health care and biosciences, as well as to introduce them to the history and culture of medicine.
“Even repeat visitors may be unaware that only a fraction of the museum’s collection of 35,000 objects is on display at any given time,” states the museum. “The remainder is sequestered in storage rooms that are scattered around the building and not accessible to the public.”
Photo Credit and Excerpt from Philly Voice Article: Photography Exhibit at Mutter Museum Shows Rarely Seen Specimen and Spaces
Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
In rural and urban communities nationwide, millions of Americans live in communities without convenient access to healthy, affordable food. According to a recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture, 29.7 million lower-income Americans live more than a mile from the nearest supermarket. They struggle to feed their families healthy foods. In the absence of convenient healthy food access, they travel great distances to the nearest supermarket, pay higher prices for lower-quality food at corner stores and suffer from higher rates of obesity and other chronic diet-related diseases.
THE FOOD TRUST SOLUTION
With more than 27 years of on-the-ground experience, The Food Trust has developed a comprehensive approach to improving food access which combines nutrition education and increased availability of healthy, affordable foods.
The Food Trust works:
Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust also works in communities throughout the country.