Get Hired During the West Philly Restaurant Job Fair

Are you interested in working in a local restaurant? RSVP for a West Philly Restaurant Job Fair on Wednesday, November 17th, from 10am to 4pm. University City District is working with local restaurants to offer $100 signing bonuses (some conditions apply) and, in some cases, on-the-spot interviews for candidates interested in front-and-back-of-house positions. Simply fill […]

Pioneering West Philadelphia Skills Initiative on track for unprecedented year

Philadelphia Business Journal by Natalie Kostelni In the earliest days of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, University City District, which created the program, thought it would start out helping youth and young adults find jobs.     “That was the low-hanging fruit,” said Matt Bergheiser, executive director of University City District.   The pioneering and successful […]

05/18 • Entrepreneurship Starter Kit Workshop

When: Tuesday, May 18th, 7-8:30pm   How to attend: https://zoom.us/j/97592623790   Description: In this workshop, you will work with coach Khalia Deborah to walk through the process of determining if your idea is a good idea or needs some fine tuning before launching. You will also walk through the 7 essentials to building a successful business […]

04/28 • Different Career Paths in Real Estate

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Jackson Rental Homes Real Estate Career Paths

When: Wednesday, April 28th, 12-1:30pm   How to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/146626777639   Description: Lorenzo and Anthony will cover the following career paths and steps needed to enter the following occupations: Real Estate Agent Wholesaler Property Manager Leasing Agent Electrician Plumber HVAC Specialist Appraiser Mortgage Broker Inspector Tile Agent   Lorenzo Jackson: Instagram • Website    Anthony Lee: Instagram • Website

04/15 • How to Obtain Business Credit with Lorenzo Jackson and Anthony Lee

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Jackson Rental Homes Obtain Business Credit

When: Thursday, April 15th, 12-1:30pm How to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/146622532943   Description: Philly Real Estate moguls Lorenzo Jackson and Anthony Lee are partnering with WPSI to provide a series of virtual seminars for our alumni! In addition to fixing your personal credit, we will be learning how to build and manage credit for any of our start-ups and ventures […]

04/20 • 1st Time Home Buyer Seminar

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Jackson Rental Homes First Time Home Buyer

When: Tuesday, April 20th, 12-1:30pm   How to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/146623251091   Description: Lorenzo and Anthony will conduct a 1st time home buyer seminar that will walk you through the home buying process from start to finish. They will cover the following topics: How to select the right real estate agent How to select a mortgage broker Steps […]

Labor Market Report for December 18th, 2020

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Labor Market Report | November 5, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more. It is hard to find words to describe 2020 without […]

Labor Market Report for December 4th, 2020

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Labor Market Report | November 5, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.   As COVID-19 cases continue to set new records and restrictions are […]

GeezPrintz

Category: Custom Clothing Description: GeezPrintz specializes in creating custom clothing. It was created to assist anyone who would like to create their own brand, and to help commemorate specials events (ie. birthday parties, girls’ trips, gender reveals, family reunions, sporting events, etc).   Alum Information Turquoise Waddy University of Pennsylvania Facilities and Real Estate Services […]

Stay Solid.

Category: Clothing, Urban Streetwear Stay Solid. is an urban fashion brand built on principles and honoring the fallen. It is a brand inspired by Hip-Hop, sports, sneaker culture, and my personal fashion sense. The “913” was incorporated with the brand to honor the passing of a dear relative. September 13th is his birthday. The sudden […]

K & B’s Fun Zone

Category: Event Entertainment I run K&Bs Funzone with my partner Aaron Williams. We service all types of parties and events by renting out bouncy houses, cotton candy machines, popcorn machines, face painting, hip hop dancers, and electric generators if needed. We started this business because of how much fun kids have inside of bouncy houses […]