West Philadelphia Skills Initiative
First District Plaza, Suite 206
3801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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“[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