Month: December 2020

Jobs for People, People for Jobs

Our Workforce Development partnership with the Temple Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI) and the Center for Urban Bioethics (Lewis Katz Medical School at Temple) is in its second year. Combined with our participation in the Philadelphia Taking Care of Business (PHL TCB) program, CTS is presently employing six men five of whom are returning citizens as Cleaning Ambassadors.

Bridiging the Digital Divide

The Covid19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the digital inequity that existed for years in underserved communities. Even before the outbreak, Called To Serve has sought to address this issue in the Nicetown-Tioga community. Events such as the Hour of Code at Bethune and Kenderton elementary schools represent examples.

Restoration of the Zion Baptist Church Annex

Restoration of the Zion Baptist Church Annex Zion Baptist Church, along with Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church and the Philadelphia Masjid, all received grants ranging from $275,000 – $298,000 from the William Penn Foundation, to support pre-development activities to transform the congregations’ underutilized religious properties into community hubs.  Called To Serve and the Leon Sullivan CDC, …

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Glaziers Local 252 Supporting Commercial Corridor

Glaziers Local 252 Supporting Commercial Corridor By Roberto Rios Organizer Glaziers Local 252 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Shout out to all of the volunteers who helped today.Architectural Glass & Metal Association are proud partners who formed the Small Business Relief Fund. Today we were able to help a small business on Venango Street: LaVanter Boutique, and others on Germantown …

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