WPSI Alumni

Alumni Resources

Coach Kala is offering Talk About it Tuesdays with Coach Kala for WPSI Alumni only. Talk About It Tuesdays is a group chat with WPSI Alumni where the topic is always YOU!

If you are currently applying or looking for jobs in a new field, reach out to us to work on updating your resume!

Directions for resumes:

  1. In order to receive an updated resume we ask that you do the following:
  2. Complete a short survey by clicking this link.
  3. Email the resume you received from WPSI to joshua@universitycity.org.
  4. Email a link or copy of the job description for which you are applying to joshua@universitycity.org.

 

After all steps are complete, you will receive confirmation from WPSI that your resume is in progress. If we need any additional information from you, we will let you know.

Community Resources

Community Behavioral Health

Crisis Hotline

NET Access Point

  • For individuals in need of immediate opioid treatment support, contact the NET Access Point
  • 844-533-8200; 215-408-4987
  • netcenters.org

Healthy Minds Philly

  • For free, 24/7 online behavioral health screening and resources, visit Healthy Minds Philly
  • healthymindsphilly.org

City of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

  • Pa. launches statewide helpline for those struggling with anxiety due to coronavirus
  • 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600
  • Statewide helpline
City of Philadelphia – Department of Public Health
  • Pick up a box of food (one per household) at food sites on Mondays and Thursdays from 10A-noon. No need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
  • Find Where to find free nutritious food
City of Philadelphia – Department of Public Health
  • SNAP offices are closed to the public, but applications and paperwork are still being processed. There are drop boxes and paper copies of applications outside of the offices. Office locations can be found at the Hunger Coalition website.
  • County Assistance Office
City of Philadelphia – Department of Public Health
  • WIC (Woman, Infants and Children Program): WIC offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will be able to load your eWIC card with 3 months of benefits while keeping a safe distance from others. You may also apply over the phone or send someone else to the office for you, but you need to call the WIC office ahead of time to notify them. This person should bring an ID with them. WIC office locations and phone numberscan be found at the Philadelphia WIC Program website.
  • WIC locations
School District of Philadelphia

COVID-19 Specific Helpline

  • Residents are encouraged to call to access this free, 24/7 helpline. It is staffed by trained healthcare providers and is for anyone in the Greater Philadelphia area, including the public and healthcare professionals, to help answer questions about COVID-19.
  • 1-800-722-7112

City Health Centers

  • All centers are open and operating regular hours. These centers see everyone, it doesn’t matter their immigration status, if they have insurance or not, or if they are proficient in English. Language translation services are available.
  • City Health Centers

Emergency Housing • City of Philadelphia  

  • Assistance is and will be available to those who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. People can use one of the Office of Homeless Services’ many access points to gain entry to shelter services.  Click here for more information. 

PECO 

  • PECO has expanded payment agreements and financial assistance programs to help customers pay down outstanding balances. For more information and to get in contact with PECO support, click here.

PGW 

  • PGW has a variety of assistance programs in place for customers to assist with their natural gas bill. Click here for that information.

Philadelphia Water Department 

  • Due to ongoing economic hardship created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not shut off residential customers unable to pay water bills until April 1st, 2021.
  • If you do not currently have water, or to learn more, click here

Tenant Rights • Philly Tenant  

  • The court ordered a stop to all eviction lockouts through the end of December 2020, but a landlord can still take a tenant to court for permission to do an eviction lockout sooner. Click here to learn about your options. 

Save Your Home Philly Hotline • Philadelphia Legal Assistance  

  • Homeowners (including heirs or invested parties) at any stage of the foreclosure process may call the Hotline for help with saving their homes. Call 215-334-HOME (4663) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Click here for more information. 

Landlord Tool-Kit for Respond to COVID Impacted Tenants • Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

  • This tool-kit offers templates and resources for landlords looking to work with tenants during this unprecedented time. To access the tool-kit, click here.

School District of Philadelphia

  • Chromebook Program
  • The District will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one for learning at home. The loaner program is free and there’s no obligation to participate.

School District of Philadelphia

Comcast (Internet)

  • Internet Access
  • New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020.
  • Things to know

City of Philadelphia – Office of Innovation & Technology

SEPTA

  • Rear boarding is enforced with the exception of boarding customers that require assistance. New scheduling is in effect, and some stations are closed. SEPTA is offering credits for unused and partially used Monthly March 2020 Passes and Weekly Passes for the Weeks of March 9th & March 16th (including those on Key Cards and University Semester Paper Legacy Passes).
  • SEPTA
Join the WPSI Alumni groups!

Classroom Resources

Growth Mindset

The following videos explore the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU&feature=youtu.be Dr. Carol Dweck on Developing

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Power Poses

Amy Cuddy revealed that we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions we take with our bodies. Her

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