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Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Congresso provides resources such as job placement, vocational counseling, youth employment, and continuing education classes. They also provide assistance in health care, housing assistance, counseling, and domestic violence/substance abuse. Lastly they provide bilingual services to those who speak both Spanish and English.
216 W. Somerset Street
Philadelphia PA 19133

CORA - The Neumann Center 
Nonprofit organization providing community service programs to all age groups including alternative education and job training services.   They have special programs for drop outs including GED programs, programs that help develop computer and clerical skills and general job search support.
Philadelphia PA 19124

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition sponsors a wide range of educational, training and workforce development programs.
714 Market Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact: Karen Harvey, Director
E-mail: kharvey@gpuac.org

Indochinese American Council  
Provides GED preparation classes, internships, and job placement assistance.
Contact: Maria Thuy, Program Director
4936 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
E-mail: information@iacphila.org

JEVS Jewish Employment and Vocational Services 
JEVS has many locations in Philadelphia, please check the website to find which branch is right for you. http://www.jevs.org/contact.asp
JEVS provides job training and placement services to specific populations, including computer skills training, career counseling and support groups. JEVS also provides special training for those interested in customer service or retail

Lutheran Settlement House’s Community Education and Employment Department (CEED)
All services are open to both Spanish and English speakers and include English as a second language classes, GED classes, and technology-oriented career training for homeless and low-income individuals. LSH collaborates with the Dept. of Public Welfare to support people in planning for education and employment.
1340 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215- 426-8610, ext. 223

Metropolitan Career Center STRIVE Philadelphia
 It provides training in administrative, pharmacy training and computer technology fields.
162 Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Contact: Donald Cave Ext. 309

Pan-African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP)
Providing various preparatory courses both vocational and college prep.  Provides GED classes, GED preparatory classes, ABE classes, writing skills classes, computer skills classes and general job readiness classes
1114 W. Berks St.
Anderson Hall 840
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(2l5) 204-1993

Pennsylvania CareerLink
Offering career services and accesss to employment, education, and training resources.  This site lists available jobs and job training programs.

People for People Inc.
It provides job training and retention services, job placement, support services, child care and after-school programming, resource and information center.
Contact: Ray Ellis
800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philadelphia Unemployment Project
It provides career information, assists with employment searches, resume writing, interview preparation, networking skills and provides one-on-one counseling for clients. Health care access, foreclosure prevention and unemployment compensation.
Contact: Anita Cooper
1201 Chestnut Street, Suite 702
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 557-0822
(215) 557-6981

Ross Learning Innovative Employment Solutions
Web Site: http://www.rosslearning.com 
It offers training in computer skills, career assessment, and assistance with job searches and development. Offers general and health care-industry-oriented programs.
Contact: Robin McKinney-Newman
210 W. Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3514

Web Site: http://www.pyninc.org/programs/ywprograms.html
These year round programs are part of the WorkReady Philadelphia Initiative. These programs  engage almost 1,300 fourteen to twenty-one year-olds in activities that provide career and college exposure and reinforce the connection between academic and post-secondary success.  The programs relate to experiential college and career exposure, healthcare, job development skills, pre-GED education, alternative school expansion, immersion college bound, experiential job-readiness/GED and occupational skills training.
714 Market St.
Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-502-3800
Fax: 267-502-3801
Email: info@pyninc.org

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