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Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Insurance Companies Community Teammate

ACHIEVEability Executive Director Jamila Harris-Morrison was honored as the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Insurance Companies Community Teammate during the Flyers game on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was recognized for her work in helping families move out of poverty. Pictured with Jamila are former Philadelphia Flyer Bob Kelly and Joe Davis of Insurance Office of America. 

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Thank You Grant Thornton Volunteers

For the fifth consecutive year, employees from Grant Thornton LLP have supported ACHIEVEability by volunteering their time and energy as part of their annual volunteer day. On Friday, October 20th, 12 volunteers helped to paint and clean common spaces at one of our residencies. It was a beautiful day in October, which helped to motivate the volunteers to successfully complete the job in under four hours. 

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Grant Thornton has been a supportive partner with ACHIEVEability for the past few years, volunteering their services, making contributions to our various donation drives, and sponsoring our fundraising events. Thanks to Grant Thornton Partner Bill Stickney, who is also a member of the ACHIEVEability Board of Directors for helping to strenghten our relationship with the firm. 

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Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 42,000 Grant Thornton people, across more than 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

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EY Connect Day 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, employees from Ernst & Young have supported ACHIEVEability by volunteering their time and energy as part of their annual EY Connect Day. On Friday, October 6th, 18 volunteers helped to paint and clean common spaces at one of our residencies. It was a beautiful fall day, which helped to energize the EY volunteers to successfully complete the job.

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EY has been a supportive partner with ACHIEVEability for the past few years, volunteering their services in support of EY Connect Day, making contributions to our various donation drives, and sponsoring our fundraising events. Thank you EY for all that you do!

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EY builds a better working world for their clients. They are committed to delivering exceptional client service across their four service lines – Assurance, Tax, Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services.

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ACHa Executive Director Jamila Harris-Morrison Honored with "10 People Under 40 to Watch"

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Jamila Harris-Morrison, who was recognized as one of the "10 People Under 40 to Watch" by the Philadelphia Tribuen. On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Philadelphia Tribune honored “Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans” including the 10 People Under 40 to Watch honorees. 

"It’s a privilege to work alongside families who are on the difficult journey of breaking the cycle of poverty," says Jamila. "I am honored to be recognized among this amazing group of accomplished professionals. Thank you Philadelphia Tribune!"

Read the article from the Philadelphia Tribune for more information.

   

Drexel Side-by-Side

Drexel Side-by-Side – Fall Term Course

PHIL 105: Critical Reasoning
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:50 PM
September 26 – December 12, 2017
59 N. 60th St., Philadelphia, PA 19139

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” –Bob Marley

Drexel University is hosting a free side-by-side course for residents of West Philadelphia at ACHIEVEability’s offices. This unique course format brings college students and community residents or organizations together in classes taught by distinguished Drexel faculty. We welcome members of our community to join these classes to learn and to share in this active learning model so we may work together to co-create solutions to social problems. There is no cost or education requirements for community students and all materials will be provided. The only requirements are registering for the course, making a commitment to attend every class, and being 18 years of age or older.

In order to register, please contact the Special Projects Manager, Griffith Ridgway at 215-557-8484 ext. 8826 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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