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
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