University City District Blog

Staff from Hagopian Arts installing new eco mural
Nov 11, 2020 18 days ago

The Porch at 30th Gains Colorful New Eco Mural from Hagopian Arts

Have you noticed a colorful new addition at The Porch at 30th Street Station? Thanks to a partnership with local public art initiative Hagopian Arts, The Porch got a new splash of color with the addition of a Luna moth mural on our turquoise cube.

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Fall in University City
Nov 10, 2020 19 days ago

Fall 2020 Cleanups and Leaf Collections

Fall is a beautiful time to live and work in University City. We are lucky to have a stunning canopy of trees, and watching the leaves turn helps announce the true arrival of autumn to the area. Of course, with changing leaves comes major clean-up duties this time of year. Below, please read about upcoming community cleanups and leaf collection options to help keep our neighborhood looking great.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Nov 09, 2020 20 days ago

Labor Market Report for November 9th, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Thanksgiving offerings from Walnut Street Cafe
Nov 05, 2020 24 days ago

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Help from Local Businesses and Organizations

This year Thanksgiving will look very different than in years past. The City of Philadelphia has published a guide to enjoying the holidays safely, with tips on gatherings, meals, and visiting at a distance. Below, we've compiled a few ways to help you celebrate or help others in need. If you have specials or events you'd like added to this list, please email us!  

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An aerial shot of University City
Oct 27, 2020 33 days ago

Announcing Staff Updates at University City District and the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

We are pleased to share the following staff updates to our teams at University City District, Green City Works, and the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative. 

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An image from the Spruce Hill Tot Parade
Oct 26, 2020 34 days ago

Safely Celebrate Halloween in University City

Halloween will undoubtedly look different this year, but there are still plenty of local virtual and in-person ways to celebrate. Below, we have compiled some of the ways to celebrate here in University City. For a more robust list of local event offerings, visit our community calendar.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Oct 22, 2020 38 days ago

Labor Market Report for October 22nd, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Three participants of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative during a training in December of 2019
Oct 20, 2020 40 days ago

United Way Continues Support of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative with $45,000 Gift

We'd like to once again thank the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for their continued support of our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative. This month, the United Way gifted us with another $45,000 to fuel the operations of the Skills Initiative.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the West Philly Forward fundraising campaign
Oct 14, 2020 46 days ago

Show Your Love for Local Businesses and Organizations through West Philly Forward

We have launched a new neighborhood-wide fundraising campaign called West Philly Forward to aid small businesses, non-profits, and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign aims to spark local community giving directly into the hands of those who need it through individual fundraising campaigns. We are also offering logistical and marketing support to participating businesses and organizations.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Oct 09, 2020 51 days ago

Labor Market Report for October 9th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Sep 24, 2020 2 months ago

Labor Market Report for September 24th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Sep 11, 2020 2 months ago

Labor Market Report for September 11th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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An image for University City Dining Days featuring a colorful assortment of food
Sep 09, 2020 2 months ago

University City Dining Days Returns September 19th-October 4th

University City Dining Days, our popular restaurant promotion, returns this year with new dates and new deals to showcase West Philadelphia’s diverse restaurant scene and to offer support to an industry severely impacted by COVID-19. In addition to the typical Dining Days option of three courses for a set price, local restaurants will offer alternate deals including to-go cocktails, special add-ons, and takeout options, all perfect for picnics in the neighborhood’s beautiful public spaces.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Sep 04, 2020 2 months ago

Labor Market Report for September 4th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Aug 28, 2020 3 months ago

Labor Market Report for August 28th, 2020

 

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Aug 21, 2020 3 months ago

Labor Market Report for August 22nd, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

Over the last few months, we have looked weekly job postings sorted by industry. This week, we are going to take a slightly different approach and look at the changes in job postings by occupation.  

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Two EMTs helping an injured woman.
Aug 18, 2020 3 months ago

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Launches First Virtual Training for EMTs in Partnership with Drexel

Starting today, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) is launching a partnership with Drexel University to train aspiring Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam. Unlike the majority of Skills Initiative training programs, this cohort will serve all Philadelphia residents, regardless of zip code.

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Aug 14, 2020 3 months ago

Labor Market Report for August 14th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Aug 07, 2020 3 months ago

Labor Market Report for August 7th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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WPSI Labor Market Report
Jul 30, 2020 4 months ago

Labor Market Report for July 31st, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

 

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