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ACHIEVEability’s "The State of Our Community" event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 12pm at Boys' Latin Charter School. The event will bring together top West Philadelphia civic and community leaders to discuss the important changes happening in our community. Our featured guests include Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Joshua Cohen (Special Assistant to the Majority Leader Councilman Curtis Jones), State Representative Ronald Waters, and Block Captain Julia Chinn. Topics will include zoning issues, upcoming real estate developments, and new businesses entering our community. All parents, children, and business owners are encouraged to attend.
ACHIEVEability Community Office now accepting Fellowship Candidates! ACHIEVEability Community Services Department is looking for energetic, talented, young adults and adult professionals to help manage our Community Office programs located at 59 north 60th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139. This is a 6-week Fellowship beginning July 15th.
What is a Fellowship? Fellowships are a short term work opportunity for professionals who already possess some level of academic or professional expertise that will serve the nonprofit mission. It is also an opportunity for those who are interesting in changing fields.
Why choose to complete a Fellowship? Many people consider fellowships in order to complete the training necessary for their area of interest without having to take a job outside of their field or take out additional loans. This is a very useful tool, especially with the cost of institutions and training. Also, it gives the individual more time to work in their specialty, gain experience, and strengthen their abilities and networks.
For more information about thie Fellowship and to apply for the open positions, please click here.
The Community Office Open House was a huge success. More than 200 community members participated in this event on Saturday, April 27, 2013, enjoying a beautiful day filled with fun activities and great food. In addition, those who attended the event were informed about services offered by the Community Office.
The Open House also gave an opportunity for organizations to partner with ACHIEVEability and display their resources. These organizations included Haddington Multi-Cultural Inc, Budget Mobile, Early Headstart of Children’s Hospital, 19th District Police Department, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, State Representative Vanessa Brown, Education Opportunity Center and Urban League.
Presentations were given by Director of Community Services Nijah Famous, Admissions Coordinator Courtney Wakefield and Community Advisory Committee Chair James Wright.
The goal of ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office is to help residents of the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. The office works with residents to organize, access, plan and implement activities and utilize information which will contribute to achieving a healthy, vibrant, technologically-savvy and hopeful community.
Residents of the community can contact the Community Services Office for assistance with:
The ACHIEVEability Community Office provided free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community throughtout the 2013 tax season. This marked the 4th consecutive year that ACHIEVEability has provided this service to the West Philadelphia community.
In all, 276 community residents received $447,490 in tax refunds, saving more than $138,000 on fees typically associated with tax preparation services. ACHIEVEability is working to increase the economic viability of Philadelphia's low income working households so that they can plan for stable, secure futures and can participate fully in civic and community life.
ACHIEVEability is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. For more information please click on the logo above.
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