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Nonprofit Organizations Awarded More than $6 Million from William Penn Foundation for Workforce Development and Pandemic Recovery Efforts

William Penn Foundation
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The William Penn Foundation today announced 44 grants totaling more than $6 million to support workforce development and job training opportunities for nearly 2,000 Philadelphians, as well as continued support for families’ basic needs.

Comcast RISE to Award $5 Million in Grants to BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses

Comcast RISE
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Eligible businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants. Additionally, over $2 million has been awarded to more than 20 community-based organizations and diverse chambers of commerce to provide support to BIPOC-owned, small businesses.

Philadelphia Receives $5 Million in JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Rebuild, PIDC, and Philadelphia Works join to help women and people of color access well-paying jobs and strengthen diverse-led small businesses across the city.

City and Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians Launch Citywide Immigrant Workforce Initiative

Monica Munn
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A $242,000 grant from the World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund will support Engaging Immigrant Talent, an 18-month initiative to advance employer-informed immigrant workforce integration.

Connelly and William Penn Foundations announce major support of workforce initiative

UCD Green City Works
Friday, December 20, 2019

A combined $895,000 in grants from Connelly & William Penn Foundations will support University City District's West Philadelphia Sklils Initiative (WPSI).

Opinion | Solving Philly’s poverty issues takes consistent, relentless effort by Mayor Jim Kenney

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mayor Kenney arugues that ultimately, the best ways to reduced Philadelphia's systemic, intergenerational poverty are to improve educational and economic opportunities, and to empower residents with the resources they need to get family-sustaining jobs.

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