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Category: Career Pathways

A Conversation with Michael Banks

As one of the priorities in the City’s inclusive growth plan, “Growing with Equity,” a team of local stakeholders—including United Way of Greater Philadelphia and...

Comprehensive Report Identifies Current Gaps and Critical Steps to Level the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs of Color in Philadelphia

Local Entities Seek to Address Fundamental Barriers to Wealth Faced by BIPOC-Owned Businesses and Identify Concrete Course of Action Forward PHILADELPHIA, PA — In an...

Minority Entrepreneurship: The Fight For Opportunity

COVID-19 has impacted small businesses throughout our region, and throughout the country.  Nearly all small businesses have felt the effects, but minority entrepreneurs have been...

Reimaging Postsecondary Education in a COVID-19 World

United Way’s Dr. Nikia Owens, PHD, Managing Director of Financial Empowerment and Carniesha Kwashie, MS, Director, Job Opportunities Investment Network (JOIN), were recently published in...

Camden Works, announced in September 2018, launches—Courier Post

Camden Works, a program meant to connect city residents with jobs that was first announced more than a year ago and originally slated to be up and...

Strengthening Philadelphia’s Economy Through Partnerships

At a recent event hosted by our Impact Partner, Clarifi, two women spoke about their experiences before they went through the organization’s financial bootcamp. What...

NBC10 Broke in Philly Series: Lubert IDA Program

NBC10 Broke in Philly Series: Lubert IDA Program We’re taking a closer look at families experiencing financial hardship. It’s part of our Broke in Philly...

Lyft and 2-1-1 join forces to drive Impact

When Jan, a single mother of three, learned she finally landed an interview for the job she desperately needs to make ends meet, she immediately...

Philly’s New Workforce Strategy: What Makes this One Different, and Why We’re On-Board

With a population on the rise, the job market expanding and economic development increasing, Philadelphia is in the midst of transformation. And while a good...