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Philadelphia to Spend $6 Million to Connect Disadvantaged Youth to Jobs

In a recent announcement, Philadelphia will spend $6 million in state welfare money to connect young people, ages 17 to 21, to job readiness programs and year-round employment. The program will identify and assist 1,000 young people who are already receiving some form of government support, adding a layer of workforce training to the help they already receive, said H. Patrick Clancy, president and chief executive of Philadelphia Works, the city’s workforce development agency. Read more about Connecting Disadvantaged Youth to Jobs.



2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.