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On Sat 25th, Young Eagles is hosting AVIATION DAY @ Trenton-Robbinsville (NJ) Airport from 10a-3p, giving free rides & aviation career info 2 our African American children (7-17yrs)  on private planes w/ african american pilots who own & operate their plane.

 
Register ur child(ren)  NOW at YEDAY.org now.  Click the link below to be directed to the Young Eagles Registration website 
 
Bring your chair while you wait for your child(ren). 
 
EAA Young Eagles Day | EAA | EAA Young Eagles Day Online Registration site


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The City of Philadelphia is hiring for an Equitable Engagement Director. 
Please consider applying if this position is of interest to you!


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Apply to be a Community Resource Corps Member!

 

This fall, MOCEVS is launching a new Community Resource Corps, which connects residents to resources. They're now accepting applications for their first Corps Members!

Corps Members will work part-time conducting community outreach. They will support residents in understanding their eligibility and completing resource applications. They will serve on the team from October 2021 to August 2022.
 
Learn more and apply!


Apply to be a Serve Philadelphia VISTA Leader!


 

Have you completed a year of service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps? The Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) is seeking VISTA Leaders to support the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Program.

The Serve Philadelphia VISTA Program places 60+ full-time AmeriCorps service members across 25+ City Departments for one year to fight the injustices and causes of poverty. The Serve VISTA Leaders will support VISTA members through mentorship, professional development and training. VISTA leaders will also support recruitment efforts, annual Serve VISTA and AmeriCorps events, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Learn more and apply!


Apply for the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program

 

Recently, Mayor Kenney and City Council announced a $22 million investment in the new Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program. This is a major piece of the historic $155.7 million investment in a wide array of violence prevention programming and services that contribute to the City's violence prevention and reduction goals.

To achieve and sustain a reduction in gun violence and improve the quality of life in communities most affected by gun violence, the City is investing in organizations with proven track records of delivering quality anti-violence interventions to help them expand and strengthen their efforts. A key step in this effort is the launch of the new Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grants.

Learn more about the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grants here!


Stay Informed on COVID-19 in Philadelphia

 

Below are some quick ways to stay informed:For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 in Philadelphia please visit the Phila.gov webpage.


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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Now Available
APPLY TODAY!

Attention All Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through SBA using their new online portal. See HERE to learn more about the details and eligibility for the forgiveness program. And for help submitting your application through the portal, check out this training video from the SBA.


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Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT Program 
APPLY NOW 

Wells Fargo has launched their NeighborhoodLIFT Program to help eligible homebuyers by providing money for down payments.

This program can help you buy a home of your own by reducing the strain of a down payment and closing costs. You may be eligible even if this isn't your first home purchase.
 
To learn more about the program and to see if you qualify, visit HERE.

For additional information on resources for business owners, check out Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation's (PIDC) regularly updated list of available opportunities and funding programs.

The Merchants Fund launched a Merchant Relief Fund to raise additional funds to support Philadelphia small businesses with critical need. To support the fund, please visit www.merchantsfund.org/donate. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% are given to a business in need.

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Please support the people of Haiti as they work to recover from the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the island on August 14. Many leaders in Philadelphia’s Haitian community will be traveling to Haiti in the near future to help their brothers and sisters recover from the aftermath of the earthquake.  You can help support their trips by donating to their online donation pages or by donating needed supplies.  Please check each individual link to learn more.

 Crayons for Haiti – Founder Yves Marie Desire 
Has had an ongoing partnership with schools in Haiti for a few years. She is fundraising for her Journey to Freedom Trip via Paypal. The trip starts on August 31st. Details of the trip and links are on her page.
Fundraising for a group of volunteers planning to go to Haiti in September. She has a GoFundMe link on her Facebook and Instagram page.
GoFundMe Page for ongoing fundraising for this crisis and to help rebuild homes on the island. This group also is collecting donations and will send a group of volunteers to Haiti to help with recovery efforts.

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LEON H. SULLIVAN CHARITABLE TRUST 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Job Title: Executive Director 

Job Type: Full Time Exempt 

Reports To: The Board of Trustees 

The Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust (the “Trust”) was organized December 1966 as a 501© (3)  non-profit corporation, to create economic and community development opportunities. Since  its inception, the Trust has executed its mission through inner city residential and commercial  developments while creating employment opportunities. The Trust owns and operates the Leon  H. Sullivan Human Services Center (a 67,000 square foot office building) at Broad and Master  Streets, and Progress Haddington Plaza (a 69,000 square foot urban shopping center) at 56th and  Vine Streets, both in Philadelphia, PA. 

The Executive Director will provide leadership to accomplish established goals and maintain the  legacy of Dr. Leon H. Sullivan through the Trust.  

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the assets, properties, programs, and  resources of the Trust. Other key responsibilities include fundraising, marketing, and  relationship development. This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees. 

Learn more about the position here.
Inquiries and application

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The application submission deadline for the Philadelphia Foundation's Black Community Leaders Fund is the end of September.

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The Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative (PFJI) 2021 Funding Round is now open. 

If you have been feeding your community for a long time and need some support to scale up and take the next step, we want to hear from you. If you have been community organizing and capacity building and see a clear way to include healthy food in your work, we want to hear from you. If you are a budding entrepreneur with a fresh idea, we want to hear from you. If you make, grow, cook or sell food, we want to hear from you. 

Led by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), also known as Get Healthy Philly, and Reinvestment Fund, PFJI is open to anyone in the city of Philadelphia. Nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, cooperatives or collectives working on food justice are eligible to apply and can seek up to $100,000 for their project. Applications are due September 20. Learn more about the initiative and how to apply: https://www.reinvestment.com/philadelphiafoodjusticeinitiative/ 

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It’s not too late to file– Child Tax Credit


 This is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Visit www.cwfphilly.org to learn more.

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FACT SHEET:
Biden-Harris Administration Distributes First Monthly Payments of the Expanded Child Tax Credit


Today, tens of millions of American families will begin to see their first monthly Child Tax Credit payments. The Department of Treasury estimates that $15 billion were distributed today to tens of millions of working families with 60 million children. For the 86% of families using direct deposit, they will receive their child payment today, July 15th, and the 15th of every month for the rest of 2021. It will show up in their bank accounts described as "ChildCTC." Others will receive their check in the mail today or in the coming days.

The American Rescue Plan is providing the largest-ever Child Tax Credit – increasing from $2,000 per child to $3,000 for each child between the ages of 6 and 17, and to $3,600 for each child under the age of 6. This historic increase will provide middle-class families with critical tax relief and will lift millions of children out of poverty.

Major Tax Cut for Middle Class Working Families:  Nearly all middle-class families will receive the expanded child tax credit, to help them meet the costs of raising children with the security and dignity they deserve. And because monthly payments start today, they won't have to wait until tax season for tax relief that millions of families need now.

  • Full Payment for Most Families. All families will get the full Child Tax Credit if they make up to $150,000 for a married couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household). Eligible families will receive monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit automatically if they filed taxes in the last two years.
     
  • $7,200 for Typical Family with Young Children: For a married couple earning a combined $60,000 per year with two children under age 6, their Child Tax Credit will equal $7,200, providing an additional $3,200 tax cut in 2021 thanks to the expansion.


The first monthly Child Tax Credit ever: Today, four months after the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, tens of millions of families with nearly 60 million children are receiving the first-ever monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit. This reflects the swift implementation efforts of the White House, Treasury, and the IRS.  

  • $250-$300 a Month Per Child: Starting today, working families will receive monthly payments of $250 for each child ages 6 to 17 and $300 for each child under 6 years old.
     
  • Helping Working Families Meet the Costs of Raising Children: Tens of millions of working families will be able to rely on these monthly payments to help with the costs of raising their children – from putting food on the table, to covering the costs of school supplies, new clothes, and unexpected expenses.

 
Over 97 percent of Families Receiving the 2021 Child Tax Credit are Working: The Treasury Department estimates that over 97 percent of families that will receive the expanded Child Tax Credit are working families with wages or self-employment income. And for the families that don't have income, many of those are seniors taking care of grandchildren or people with serious disabilities and health issues.

More than 26 million Children from Hard-Pressed Families will now get a full Child Tax Credit: Treasury estimates that the hard-pressed low-income families of over 26 million children that previously would have gotten a smaller Child Tax Credit than families with higher earnings, will now receive the full expanded Child Tax Credit. Prior to the American Rescue Plan, researchers found that over half of Black and Hispanic children were in families ineligible for the full Child Tax Credit because of too little earnings.

A Historic Reduction in Child Poverty: The expanded Child Tax Credit is the main driver in experts' projections that the American Rescue Plan could cut child poverty by around half. Even by the most conservative estimates, the Child Tax Credit alone is projected to reduce child poverty by a multiple of any 
previous year.

Administration-wide effort to help sign up additional children and their families:

  • Simplified non-filer portal: The Child Tax Credit has been around for more than twenty years, but there has never been a tool to help non-filers claim the credit. Thanks to the implementation efforts of the White House, Treasury, and the IRS, the first-ever non-filer portal for the Child Tax Credit was launched by the IRS in June.
     
  • ChildTaxCredit.gov: The White House launched ChildTaxCredit.gov – a one-stop-shop in English and Spanish for user-friendly information on the Child Tax Credit, including a step-by-step guide to using the non-filer portal in multiple languages.
     
  • Working with Major Non-Profit Organizations and Community Groups that Fight for Children: For months, the White House has worked closely with children's advocacy groups, women's organizations, committed faith-based organizations, and other nonprofit organizations in an on-going collaborative effort to find the most effective strategies for signing-up families who aren't receiving the credit, through creating awareness, developing navigator and trusted messenger sign-up strategies, and working to improve website accessibility.  


Investment with a high return: Studies show that children whose families get more in refundable credits do 
better in school and score higher on standardized tests, are more likely to graduate high school and attend college, and make more money as adults. These children are also less likely to face the early onset of disabilities and health issues like diabetes that can represent key barriers to employment later in life. In fact, research from Columbia University shows that each $1 invested in the Child Tax Credit returns over $8 to society in improved health for children and their parents, better educational outcomes and higher future incomes, and reduced crime and criminal justice costs.

Extending the new Child Tax Credit for years to come: The American Rescue Plan's expanded Child Tax Credit is only for 2021. This is a historic investment that will lift children and working families out of poverty. That's why President Biden believes that we should extend the new Child Tax Credit for years and years to come. He is proposing that we do so in his American Families Plan and Build Back Better agenda.


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Chief Fiscal and Administrative Officer needed



For more info,
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING JOB SEEKERS FOR ITS FREE WORKFORCE READINESS PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 

Dear Adult Job Seekers, 

The Temple University Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative is currently recruiting adult  job seekers for a FREE 10-week workforce readiness program called: NOW Professional  Development Program! 

Participants enrolled in this 10-week NOW Professional Development Program don’t have to pay  any enrollment fees, their participation in NOW is free - - fully covered by Temple University!  

Participants in the NOW Professional Development Program will meet with industry executive leaders and Temple University management staff; participants will build their network of direct  contacts with area company leaders; participants will receive valuable job referrals; and participants  will learn/gain professional skills and information that will make them a more confident and  competitive job seeker!  

Fall 2021 Schedule for NOW Professional Development Seminar 

❖ September 30 General Interest Meeting 

❖ October 7 Creating Your Best Resume  

❖ October 14 Effective Job Search Tactics 

❖ October 21 Mock Interviews: Practice Makes Perfect! 

❖ October 28 Image, Style, Deportment in the Workplace 

❖ November 4 Financial Literacy / Public Speaking  

❖ November 11 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 

❖ November 18 Community Service Project Presentations 

❖ December 2 Continuing Education & Career Self-Assessment ❖ December 9 Opportunity Knocks Dinner (Awards Dinner with Employers) 

GENERAL INTEREST MEETING - SEPTEMBER 30th @ 6PM 

The NOW Professional Development Program workshops are held once a week, Thursday evenings, for eight weeks. The General Interest Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September  30, 2021, 6pm-8pm, at the Charles Library, Rm. 401, 1900 North 13th St, Philadelphia, PA  19122.  

TO REGISTER FOR THE GENERAL INTEREST MEETING 

To reserve your seat at the upcoming General Interest Meeting, please email your current resume  with a one paragraph explanation as to why you’re interested in participating in the NOW  Professional Development Program to: [email protected]  

QUESTIONS? OR, FOR MORE INFORMATION... 

Contact Michael Robinson, M.S., Director-Community Outreach & Hiring/Temple University  Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative: 215-204-0677. Thank you!


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Applications Now Open to Join the Philadelphia Youth Commission


The Philadelphia Youth Commission (PYC) announced that applications are now open for young people ages 12-24 to join the PYC

Created by referendum and added to the Home Rule Charter in 2009, the Youth Commission is appointed by and advises both the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia on all legislation and policy as it relates to youth. Composed of 21 members, the Commission, in addition to its legislative responsibilities, also works to bridge the gap between adult policymakers and youth by holding public, youth-centered, and youth-led events on the issues affecting Gen-Z residents.

Please email [email protected] from the Mayor's Office of Youth Engagement for more information!


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Community College of Philadelphia

Success Coach, Catto Scholarship (3 Positions Available)
For more details, click here

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Job Listings at JEVS Human Services

If you are an individual with a passion for helping others help themselves, please review JEVS Human Services job openings. 

Find a fit for you? You can apply here! Link: https://www.jevshumanservices.org/careers/job-listings/


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Immigrant Community Capacity Building VISTA


The Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service in Philadelphia is now accepting applications from qualified candidates to join the 2021-2022 Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps.

VISTAs serve full-time for a year working on systems level change in City government. Our administration, led by Mayor Jim Kenney, has invested in a multi-pronged approach—focused on stabilizing households, increasing skills and incomes, and investing in education—to lift residents out of poverty and to break the cycle for future generations.

The work of Serve VISTAs is an integral part of moving the City’s anti-poverty strategy forward.

We are seeking candidates who are civically engaged and committed to making a positive change in their community.

For many of our alumni, their service accelerated their career and advancement into leadership positions within the public sector.

The Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps is committed to diversity and inclusion. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Send your resume to  
[email protected] 


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