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ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014

CONNECT. INVEST. ACHIEVE.


WorkReady Philadelphia is a cross-sector partnership dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of the region’s youth by attracting, aligning and investing resources in youth workforce development models. The strategies of WorkReady models are aligned with the goals of the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, a committee of the Philadelphia Works board. WorkReady year-round and summer programming provides thousands of young people with career preparation opportunities designed to enhance their understanding and mastery of skills needed to become active and productive citizens. WorkReady Philadelphia is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network, which serves as the backbone organization for WorkReady’s collective impact efforts. WorkReady® is a registered trademark of the Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. © 2014 Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CONNECT

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INVEST

Overview

Investors

Partners Providers

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ACHIEVE

Overall Results

WorkReady Portfolio

Spotlight on Success

Make Your Impact


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ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014*

3X

5.8 M

Nationally, the youth unemployment rate is nearly 3X the general average# ...young adults are out of school and seeking work#

40%

...of employers cite lack of skills as the main reason for job vacancies#

2/3

...of employers report difficulty filling positions#

We see this national data also reflected locally in both our city and our region. In fact, the youth unemployment rate in Pennsylvania is 11 percentage points higher than the general unemployment rate. With data such as this, it is clear that the need to address youth employment is far too big a job for any one entity. So just how do we work to redefine this jarring data and provide positive pathways to success for young people? The answer looks much like what we have here in Philadelphia via WorkReady. For more than a decade, WorkReady Philadelphia has used a collective impact approach to increase youth employment, clarify the connection between school and work, and unite systems to create greater opportunity not only for young people but the entire City of Philadelphia. Studies have shown when young people are prepared and motivated about the future and their careers, it tremendously benefits the individuals and the community in which they work and live. WorkReady prepares young Philadelphians to take their places as employees, entrepreneurs and the leaders of tomorrow.

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WorkReady’s approach to youth workforce development secures the economic viability of Philadelphia by growing emerging talent. Each of our dedicated WorkReady partners have been integral to our success – investors, providers, champions and advocates. Collectively, you all have invested your energy, expertise and resources in one of the most critical components to assuring our city’s economic success: our young people. The data shared in this report illustrates that Philadelphia is committed to developing a prepared workforce and a brighter future for our youth as well as our economy. Thank you for your connections and investments that have allowed so many young people to achieve great things this year. We hope you enjoy this year’s report, Connect. Invest. Achieve., and that you continue with us on the journey to connect every young person in our city to the opportunities they deserve. * September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014 #

Data obtained from www.gradsoflife.org


Creating a future generation of qualified, educated and inspired young people to cultivate and grow this great city we live in requires a joint effort – particularly as the number of youth out-of-school and out-of-work continues to climb. To ensure movement, growth and overall success for our system, every component must be the right size and connect at the right time – much like moving gears. For WorkReady, this means our providers, investors, worksites and youth must fit together in ways that power the success of our future workforce. Throughout this year’s report, you will see a glimpse of how each component is integral to the overall system and mission of expanding career-connected opportunities for youth. Every piece of the WorkReady system is vital to achieving success in Philadelphia.


invest When it comes to finding a job, we all know that connections matter. And in the world of youth workforce development, connections matter even more. From the beginning, WorkReady Philadelphia was created to align systems and promote models that prepare youth for educational success and career exploration. Throughout the years, this work has achieved unprecedented success, serving as a model of collective impact in youth workforce development for cities around the country, including Chester, PA., Pittsburgh, PA,. Chicago and Detroit. Strong connections between WorkReady’s investors,

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providers, champions and advocates truly serve as the foundation of its continued success. These connections are the framework on which our youth will build future success. Connecting academic skills to the workplace provides solid preparation for a promising future. We are grateful for our investors who work to fund opportunities, for the partnerships which create connections, and the providers who implement programs that enable WorkReady to achieve scale. Thanks to your support, WorkReady has created a hub of connections for employers, investors, communities and our youth.


WORKREADY PARTNERS & INVESTORS* Diamond Investors (100 or more work experiences and/or an investment exceeding $175,000) City of Philadelphia • City of Philadelphia – Department of Human Services • Philadelphia Works# • The School District of Philadelphia Platinum Investors (25-99 work experiences) Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. • Bank of America• Cancer Treatment Centers of America • Citizens Bank Foundation • Comcast • Drexel University • Independence Blue Cross • The Lenfest Foundation • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation • PECO • TD Bank • Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey • The Wawa Foundation • Wells Fargo Foundation • William Penn Foundation Gold Investors (10-24 work experiences) AmeriHealth Caritas • Aqua America, Inc. • CIGNA Foundation• Hahnemann University Hospital • Lankenau Medical Center • Lincoln Financial Foundation • Philadelphia Gas Works • Philadelphia Works • Samuel S. Fels Fund • Southeast Regional Workforce Development Partnership • STARR Restaurants - Support Our Schools Campaign • Verizon Foundation CHESTER, PA City of Chester Silver Investors

(1-9 work experiences) ACE Group • AECOM • Aramark • Aria Health • Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia • Ballard Spahr LLP • BAYADA Home Health Care • Beneficial Bank • Blank Rome LLP • Brandywine Realty Trust • Brown’s Superstores, Inc. • Burns Engineering, Inc. • Cardone Industries • CB Richard Ellis, Inc. • CBS 3 & The CW Philly• CBS Radio Philadelphia • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia • Community College of Philadelphia • Concordis Real Estate Advisors, LLC • Cozen O’Connor • CVS Health • Day & Zimmermann • Delaware Investments • Deloitte Employee Contributions to the Deloitte Education Collaborative • Deloitte LLP • DeVry University • District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund • Diversified Search • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation • Eckert, Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC • Ernst & Young LLP • ESM Productions • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia • Firstrust Bank • FMC Corporation • Fox Rothschild LLP • Fresh Grocer Holdings, LLC • Grant Thornton LLP • Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance • Holy Family University • Kennedy House • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC • KIPP Administrative Services • KPMG LLP • La Salle University • Liberty Property Trust • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital • Mark Group, Inc. • Marketplace Philadelphia Management • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital • Morgan Lewis & Bockius • NHS Human Services, Inc. • Northeast Building Products Corporation • Peirce College • Pennoni Associates Inc. • Pennsylvania Convention Center • PeopleShare • Philadelphia Academies, Inc. • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO • Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund • Philadelphia International Airport • Philadelphia Youth Network • Progress Physical Therapy • Public Health Management Corporation • Radian • Reed Smith • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP • Spike’s Trophies, Ltd. • Stockwell Elastomerics, Inc. • Stoneleigh Foundation • Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP • Sugarhouse Casino • Sunoco, Inc. • Tierney Communications • Towers Watson • University City Science Center • The University of the Arts • UPS • Visit Philadelphia • WES Health System • Wescott Financial Advisory Group, LLC • Wills Eye Institute •Young Professionals Network CHESTER, PA CMSI, LLC • Chester Senior Center • Collins Markets LLC • Exxon Mobil • Fare & Square • Garrison Law • Harrah’s Philadelphia • Monroe Energy • The Nakaishi Group LLC • Pentec Health • Riddle Memorial Hospital • Rotary Club of Swarthmore • Woodstock Business Group

Being able to participate in WorkReady’s intern program is a great way for TD Bank to support and give back to our community. We are getting talent that we can build towards the ofInvestors our organization. In fact, we still have WorkReady Seal future of Approval some people working for us that began as interns. Those are just a few of the benefits we Recruitment Partners see in supporting WorkReady.

(work experiences managed by businesses independent of the WorkReady system that meet WorkReady’s criteria for career-connected opportunities) Accenture • Ballard Spahr LLP • The Boeing Company • City of Philadelphia - Department of Parks and Recreation • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia • CVS Health • Elliott Lewis Corporation • Elwyn • GlaxoSmithKline• The Hand2Paw Foundation • Independence Blue Cross • Lockheed Martin Corporation • Philadelphia Parking Authority Office of Fleet Management • Philadelphia Water Department • Scribe Video Center • SEPTA • Sparkling Pool Services, Inc. • Team Clean • Tech Impact • United States Army Corps of Engineers - Philadelphia District • The University of Pennsylvania • Village of Arts and Humanities /KICKS USA • West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution • The Wistar Institute City of Philadelphia • Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Main Line Chamber of Commerce • Philadelphia Academies, Inc. • The School District of Philadelphia • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey • Urban Affairs Coalition *All lists current as of November 7, 2014. For an updated list of investors, visit: pyninc.org/workready/investors.php.

MICHAEL CARBONE

Philadelphia Works administers federally-derived funding under the Workforce Investment Act and through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Metro Philadelphia Regional President, TD Bank

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invest When it comes to finding a job, we all know that connections matter. And in the world of youth workforce development, connections matter even more. From the beginning, WorkReady Philadelphia was created to align systems and promote models that prepare youth for educational success and career exploration. Throughout the years, this work has achieved unprecedented success, serving as a model of collective impact in youth workforce development for cities around the country, including Chester, PA., Pittsburgh, PA,. Chicago and Detroit. Strong connections between WorkReady’s investors,

providers, champions and advocates truly serve as the foundation of its continued success. These connections are the framework on which our youth will build future success. Connecting academic skills to the workplace provides solid preparation for a promising future. We are grateful for our investors who work to fund opportunities, for the partnerships which create connections, and the providers who implement programs that enable WorkReady to achieve scale. Thanks to your support, WorkReady has created a hub of connections for employers, investors, communities and our youth.

PROVIDERS

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ACE Mentor Program • Allegheny West Foundation • Asian Americans United – CYOP • Asian Americans United – AAU • ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania • Attic Youth Center • Awbury Arboretum Association • Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Inc.• BPSOS – Delaware Valley • The Bridge • Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia • Caring People Alliance • Catholic Social Services • City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program • Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. • Concilio • Congreso De Latinos Unidos • Corinthian Community Center/JAAMA Empowerment Program • De La Salle Vocational • District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund • EducationWorks • Federation of Neighborhood Centers • Foundations, Inc. • Frankford Community Development Corporation • Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation • Impact Services • JEVS Human Services • LULAC National Educational Service Centers • Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania • Lutheran Settlement House • Management and Environmental Technologies, Inc. • Metropolitan Career Center • Mural Arts Advocates • New Foundations Charter School • Norris Square Neighborhood Project • North Light Community Center • Nu Sigma Youth Services • PathWays PA • Penn Medicine • People for People, Inc. • Philadelphia Academies, Inc. • Philadelphia Education Fund • Philadelphia Futures • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation • Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility • Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory • Project HOME • Public Safety Initiative/Youth Transformation Project • Resources for Human Development • Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School • School District of Philadelphia – GEAR UP Partnership Grant • School District of Philadelphia – Office of Career and Technical Education • SEAMAAC • Student Conservation Association • Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. • Temple University – Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) • Temple University – The Information Technology and Society Research Group (ITSRG) • Temple University – The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia (UCCP) • United Communities Southeast Philadelphia • University City District • University of Pennsylvania Netter Center • Urban Affairs Coalition • Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. • Variety – The Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia • Women’s Christian Alliance • YESPhilly • YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School • Zhang Sah Martial Arts


WORKREADY PARTNERS & INVESTORS* Diamond Investors (100 or more work experiences and/or an investment exceeding $175,000) City of Philadelphia • City of Philadelphia – Department of Human Services • Philadelphia Works# • The School District of Philadelphia Platinum Investors (25-99 work experiences) Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. • Bank of America• Cancer Treatment Centers of America • Citizens Bank Foundation • Comcast • Drexel University • Independence Blue Cross • The Lenfest Foundation • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation • PECO • TD Bank • Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey • The Wawa Foundation • Wells Fargo Foundation • William Penn Foundation Gold Investors (10-24 work experiences) AmeriHealth Caritas • Aqua America, Inc. • CIGNA Foundation• Hahnemann University Hospital • Lankenau Medical Center • Lincoln Financial Foundation • Philadelphia Gas Works • Philadelphia Works • Samuel S. Fels Fund • Southeast Regional Workforce Development Partnership • STARR Restaurants - Support Our Schools Campaign • Verizon Foundation CHESTER, PA City of Chester Silver Investors

(1-9 work experiences) ACE Group • AECOM • Aramark • Aria Health • Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia • Ballard Spahr LLP • BAYADA Home Health Care • Beneficial Bank • Blank Rome LLP • Brandywine Realty Trust • Brown’s Superstores, Inc. • Burns Engineering, Inc. • Cardone Industries • CB Richard Ellis, Inc. • CBS 3 & The CW Philly• CBS Radio Philadelphia • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia • Community College of Philadelphia • Concordis Real Estate Advisors, LLC • Cozen O’Connor • CVS Health • Day & Zimmermann • Delaware Investments • Deloitte Employee Contributions to the Deloitte Education Collaborative • Deloitte LLP • DeVry University • District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund • Diversified Search • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation • Eckert, Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC • Ernst & Young LLP • ESM Productions • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia • Firstrust Bank • FMC Corporation • Fox Rothschild LLP • Fresh Grocer Holdings, LLC • Grant Thornton LLP • Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance • Holy Family University • Kennedy House • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC • KIPP Administrative Services • KPMG LLP • La Salle University • Liberty Property Trust • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital • Mark Group, Inc. • Marketplace Philadelphia Management • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital • Morgan Lewis & Bockius • NHS Human Services, Inc. • Northeast Building Products Corporation • Peirce College • Pennoni Associates Inc. • Pennsylvania Convention Center • PeopleShare • Philadelphia Academies, Inc. • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO • Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund • Philadelphia International Airport • Philadelphia Youth Network • Progress Physical Therapy • Public Health Management Corporation • Radian • Reed Smith • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP • Spike’s Trophies, Ltd. • Stockwell Elastomerics, Inc. • Stoneleigh Foundation • Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP • Sugarhouse Casino • Sunoco, Inc. • Tierney Communications • Towers Watson • University City Science Center • The University of the Arts • UPS • Visit Philadelphia • WES Health System • Wescott Financial Advisory Group, LLC • Wills Eye Institute •Young Professionals Network CHESTER, PA CMSI, LLC • Chester Senior Center • Collins Markets LLC • Exxon Mobil • Fare & Square • Garrison Law • Harrah’s Philadelphia • Monroe Energy • The Nakaishi Group LLC • Pentec Health • Riddle Memorial Hospital • Rotary Club of Swarthmore • Woodstock Business Group

WorkReady Seal of Approval Investors

(work experiences managed by businesses independent of the WorkReady system that meet WorkReady’s criteria for career-connected opportunities) Accenture • Ballard Spahr LLP • The Boeing Company • City of Philadelphia - Department of Parks and Recreation • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia • CVS Health • Elliott Lewis Corporation • Elwyn • GlaxoSmithKline• The Hand2Paw Foundation • Independence Blue Cross • Lockheed Martin Corporation • Philadelphia Parking Authority Office of Fleet Management • Philadelphia Water Department • Scribe Video Center • SEPTA • Sparkling Pool Services, Inc. • Team Clean • Tech Impact • United States Army Corps of Engineers - Philadelphia District • The University of Pennsylvania • Village of Arts and Humanities /KICKS USA • West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution • The Wistar Institute

Recruitment Partners

City of Philadelphia • Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Main Line Chamber of Commerce • Philadelphia Academies, Inc. • The School District of Philadelphia • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey • Urban Affairs Coalition *All lists current as of November 7, 2014. For an updated list of investors, visit: pyninc.org/workready/investors.php. Philadelphia Works administers federally-derived funding under the Workforce Investment Act and through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

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9,953 AGE

3% 48% 37% 12%

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12-13 14-16

*

YOUTH SERVED

achieve

GENDER

52% 48%

Female Male

17-18 19+

year-round and summer programs unduplicated count

*

RACE/ ETHNICITY

74% 14% 6% 4% 2%

African American Hispanic Caucasian Asian Alaskan Native American Indian Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Multi-Racial Other/Unspecified

8,195

1,932

$6,390,000

youth served in summer programs

youth served in year-round programs

infused into the local economy though youth wages


1,111

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LOCATIONS

nonprofit

53%

public 33% private 14%

INDUSTRIES

WORKSITES

83%

summer participants were more interested in furthering their education

88%

summer participants were more confident in their ability to obtain a job

89%

summer participants

were eligible to receive elective credit (of those who received a grade for the contextual learning component)

IMPACT

96%

SKILL GAIN

in-school youth

were promoted from 11th to 12th grade

38%

out-of-school youth increased by one or more Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs)

76%

summer participants

showed gains in at least one 21st century skills area


WORKREADY PORTFOLIO The commitment to WorkReady Philadelphia reflects our belief that the future economic stability of our great city is predicated on our youth’s ability to compete locally and globally. Together, we have created unique solutions to grow and prepare young people for career and educational success. The portfolio of models created for WorkReady Philadelphia is designed to introduce participants to careers, develop their work-based knowledge and serve as a catalyst for their education and career planning.

Collectively, there are nine models within the WorkReady portfolio. These models, as illustrated below, vary with respect to target population, duration, services provided and specific outcomes. However, all are designed to enable young people to find their rightful place in a 21st century workforce. These well-established approaches reflect both research and experience and help us achieve our goals.

THESE SUMMER MODELS

YOUTH SERVED ACROSS

7,922

10

WORK EXPERIENCE

Summer Employment models offer educationallyenriched work opportunities to in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14-21. Participants complete a six-week (120 hour) paid work experience that fosters the acquisition of 21st century skills through work-based learning. These models challenge youth to understand the correlations between such variables as work experience, skill attainment and high school completion and how those variables impact their potential for college and career success.

SERVICE LEARNING

SUMMER MODELS

INTERNSHIPS

achieve

 JUL-AUG 

14-21 age

 JUL-AUG 

14-21 age

 JUL-AUG 

16-21 age


84%

78%

PLACEMENT*

94%

73%

PLACEMENT*

YOUTH SERVED

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

148

91%

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

YOUTH SERVED

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

373

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

21ST-CENTURY CONTINUUM INDUSTRY PIPELINE

In-School Youth (ISY) models aim to integrate workforce development activities into year-round academic programs for in-school youth and to support 21st century skill attainment, high school graduation and successful transition from high school to post-secondary education and employment. These models target rising 11th grade students for participation in a two-year program.

81%

94%

can obtain credentials during and up to three quarter post-exit.

94%

79

were satisfied with the Career YOUTH Exposure Pilot SERVED program

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

were more interested in * Please note that youth participants have up to their one quarter post-exitfurthering to obtain placement in an education employment opportunity. Additionally, participants

47% 94%

PLACEMENT*

273 81% YOUTH SERVED

PLACEMENT*

234

Research showsYouth that early work exposure Out-of-School (OSY) models areleads to firmer employment connections later in life and maximizes earning designed to re-engage young potential. people The Career Exposure pilot was designed to explore programmatic for serving youngerYOUTH youth. This unique pilot who havenew disconnected bystrategies providing SERVED program provided opportunities for rising eighth and ninth grade youth to develop the alternative education opportunities beginnings of a strong vocationalactivities. identity, understand what careers are available in and workforce development local, growth and what skills and experiences those careers require. Each high-priority program leads toindustries, a secondary Specifically, this model wascredential. developed to engage youth in completing a career interest and/or post-secondary inventory, participating in project-based OSY models serve older youth (17- learning, conducting in-depth research into career clusters (e.g. research projects, guest speakers, job shadowing, worksite and/or 24 years old) who have a minimum YOUTH th college completing an individualized career plan. literacyvisits) leveland between 6 and 7th SERVED grades.

ď ł J30% UL-AUG PLACEMENT*

E3 CENTERS

983

OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

CAREER EXPOSURE PILOT MODELS OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH

GED-TOCOLLEGE

IN-SCHOOL YOUTH MODELS

felt more confident in their ability to set goals and achieve them

46%


achieve

WORKREADY PORTFOLIO The commitment to WorkReady Philadelphia reflects our belief that the future economic stability of our great city is predicated on our youth’s ability to compete locally and globally. Together, we have created unique solutions to grow and prepare young people for career and educational success. The portfolio of models created for WorkReady Philadelphia is designed to introduce participants to careers, develop their work-based knowledge and serve as a catalyst for their education and career planning.

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Collectively, there are nine models within the WorkReady portfolio. These models, as illustrated below, vary with respect to target population, duration, services provided and specific outcomes. However, all are designed to enable young people to find their rightful place in a 21st century workforce. These well-established approaches reflect both research and experience and help us achieve our goals.

This program taught me responsibility, accountability and the importance of professionalism. It gave me the skills, confidence, support and access I needed to make my dream a reality. This is the kind of experience that every young Philadelphian needs. Thank you for investing in me. KERLANGE Former WorkReady Industry Pipeline Participant


REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

PLACEMENT*

94%

PLACEMENT*

81%

84%

PLACEMENT*

81%

78%

PLACEMENT*

30%

47%

PLACEMENT*

YOUTH SERVED

73%

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

148

91%

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

YOUTH SERVED

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

373

REDENTIAL C ATTAINMENT*

21ST-CENTURY CONTINUUM INDUSTRY PIPELINE

In-School Youth (ISY) models aim to integrate workforce development activities into year-round academic programs for in-school youth and to support 21st century skill attainment, high school graduation and successful transition from high school to post-secondary education and employment. These models target rising 11th grade students for participation in a two-year program.

46%

* Please note that youth participants have up to one quarter post-exit to obtain placement in an employment opportunity. Additionally, participants can obtain credentials during and up to three quarter post-exit.

E3 CENTERS

Out-of-School Youth (OSY) models are designed to re-engage young people who have disconnected by providing alternative education opportunities and workforce development activities. Each program leads to a secondary and/or post-secondary credential. OSY models serve older youth (1724 years old) who have a minimum literacy level between 6th and 7th grades.

983

OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH MODELS

234

GED-TOCOLLEGE

IN-SCHOOL YOUTH MODELS

YOUTH SERVED

YOUTH SERVED

79

YOUTH SERVED


achieve

SPOTLIGHTS ON SUCCESS WorkReady Philadelphia is more than just program models. It is a system of partners working to elevate the issue of youth employment and preparation, and the reinforce the need for a dedicated youth workforce development system. Throughout the past year, our system of WorkReady partners has accomplished many successes. Philadelphia took important steps to provide its young people with the support and

The Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative was a critical partner in uniting funders to support 900+ opportunities for young people residing in the 22nd Police District.

$2,395,400

The local and national business and philanthropic communities united to support the highest number of summer employment opportunities since WorkReady’s inception. Local support created 1,750 opportunities and national support created 210 opportunities -- which equals a resounding 1,960 opportunities overall.

$11,361,783 Local Public Sector

Private Sector

$21M

In total, more than was garnered to support WorkReady summer and year-round programming. *WIA: Workforce Investment Act TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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D EA

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UN NG DI

WIA/TANF

80% Public WO RK R

$7,847,673

*

skills they need to take their rightful places as the future leaders of a world-class workforce. Collectively, we have continued to focus on linking work and education while creating highquality programs. None of this would be possible without dedicated partners, investors and providers working together. We are energized by these accomplishments, and look forward to continuing stellar work alongside our partners.

$12M

20% Private


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When I got to The E3 Center, I discovered all that they had to offer and it pushed me to take my education further, I was amazed at how these people who had never met me a day in their life saw so much potential in me and knew things about me that I had yet to even discover. MARILYNN 2014 E Center graduate 3

WorkReady Philadelphia supported the Office of Career and Technical Education Teacher Externship Program to provide 30 teachers with an opportunity to spend a week at participating companies, engaging in activities to learn how classroom content is applied in the workplace.

$7M FROM CITY INCLUDING

$3.6M FROM DHS

The City of Philadelphia invested more than $7 million, including $3.6 million from the Department of Human Services (DHS), in summer and year-round employment programs through WorkReady Philadelphia. This represents a historic investment by the City to support the preparation of young Philadelphians for 21st century jobs and future careers.

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On June 26, more than 50 young Philadelphians celebrated obtaining their GED through one of four E3 Centers across the city at the annual E3 graduation ceremony. Collectively, the Centers offer services for more than 900 youth annually, more than 300 of whom, on average, are formerly-adjudicated.

WorkReady Philadelphia was highlighted in various local and national media stories focusing on youth employment trends.


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MAKE YOUR IMPACT TODAY In Philadelphia, our work as a city is not complete until sustainable systems are built that enable every young person in Philadelphia to access meaningful, career-readiness programming, achieve a secondary credential and succeed in their post-secondary choice. Across all sectors, we undertake these tasks together in order to see our young people succeed. Together, we have shown that we are capable of building a brighter, more qualified Philadelphia – a city that is defined by active and productive citizens who are prepared to take their places as the city’s next innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

Across the city, businesses and individuals can make a significant impact by investing in WorkReady and helping to shape the future workforce of our region. Investing in WorkReady allows you to BUILD a strong community, IMPROVE outcomes for young people and INCREASE your bottom line. The benefits are endless, and the impact is timeless. Be part of something spectacular in Philadelphia by committing to join us on this journey.

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