“[Green City Works has] committed to offering employees good wages, full-time positions, and advancement opportunities.”
- Matt Bergheiser, President, University City District in The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“UCD is building career pipelines to jobs that are in demand in the neighborhood.”
-Philadelphia Business Journal

 

“Locally, programs like the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative are helping businesses and labor adapt to the new economy, training and connecting unemployed residents to jobs in the health-care and IT sectors.”
-philly.com

 

“The percentage of [WPSI participants] finding jobs has climbed steadily over the last five years to about 95 percent, and demand from potential employers now exceeds the supply of workers the program can offer.”
-The New York Times

 

“After her speech, [Federal Reserve Chair] Yellen met in a roundtable with training participants and graduates at the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, a program that connects local residents with job opportunities in the area.”
-Bloomberg

 


 

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WPSI In the News

UPENN.EDU • Skills Initiative Gives Unemployed West Philadelphians Job Training

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

She fell in love with the trees. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she would pass through Penn as a curious and attentive child. Traveling on SEPTA with her mother, she was fascinated by the University’s arboreal campus, unique and scenic architecture, and pacific quality of life.

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PENN CURRENT • Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Originally published by Penn Current


Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training

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GENEROCITY • 12 people of color leading the social impact charge in Philadelphia

Monday, July 31, 2017

Originally published at Generocity


12 people of color leading the social impact charge in Philadelphia

 

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6 ABC • West Philadelphia Skills Initiative graduations

Friday, June 16, 2017

Originally broadcast on 6 ABC


West Philadelphia Skills Initiative graduations

 

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