Looking Back at Five Years of the Skills Initiative

On Wednesday, October 5th, University City District celebrated five years of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, which has transformed the lives of hundreds of previously unemployed West Philadelphia residents. This event was a special opportunity to look back on our graduates’ accomplishments and honor the vital contributions of our partners. 

The event featured remarks from three program graduates who have gone on to obtain full-time employment within University City, awards for key funders and partners, and a keynote address by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Madeline Bell.

To learn more about the Skills Initiative and how we are perfectly positioned to help hundreds of West Philadelphians access life-changing opportunities, download our new 2016 WPSI Impact Report

To learn more about our the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative has impacted three program graduates and three partner organizations, please watch the video below.