WPSI Cohort Graduation

WPSI is About Solutions

Results and Impact

At the Skills Initiative, we make decisions backed by data and fueled by the ethos that every opportunity to do something is an opportunity to do it better. This commitment to continuous improvement is reflected in improved outcomes for all stakeholders–community members, employer partners, and job seekers.

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Replicate Our Model


Philadelphians served in 2020 (This number is lower than average due to COVID-19. In 2019 WPSI served 159 Philadelphians).


Successful participants connected to employment


Average hourly starting wage post-program


Average weeks unemployed prior to WPSI


Participants since 2011


Participants retaining employment for 12+ months


Average wage increase post-program


Total wages earned by participants since 2011