WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco
Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition
William R. Miller, IV, President and CEO, Ross Associates, Inc.
Darren Spielman, Vice President for Workforce Development, Philadelphia Youth
David Buckholtz, youth employed through Urban Affairs Coalition this summer
Demetrius Lacey, youth without an employment opportunity this summer
WHAT: Mayor Nutter will urge the Philadelphia business community to support additional internships and jobs for youth this summer in response to the lack of employment opportunities. Supporters from public, private and non-profit sectors the will present checks in the amount of $1000 to the Philadelphia Youth Network for the purpose of increasing the number of summer work opportunities.
WHERE: Urban Affairs Coalition, 1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor
WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 pm TODAY
DETAILS: Last summer there were 11,800 available slots citywide to hire low-income youth in Philadelphia and over 21,000 completed applications received. The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), which administers funding and oversees youth and young adult workforce development programs in Philadelphia, has received 14,500 completed applications this summer for 5,500 available Summer WorkReady jobs. The Urban Affairs Coalition, the city’s largest subcontractor for PYN, has received 1,009 applications for 500 available slots. Youth interns will work from July 5-August 12.