Career Summit Inspires Work-Tech Students Prepping for Telecommunications Industry

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Panelists share insight & advice at the Work-Tech Career Summit

Philadelphia (March 25, 2019) – Telecom industry experts, career coaches, potential employers and students gathered for the Work-Tech Career Summit in Philadelphia on March 6. The goal – to engage and educate those enrolled in The Salvation Army’s Work-Tech program about the importance of career development, preparation and networking.

“The event is meant to help reduce some of the intimidation that some students feel when interviewing and speaking directly with employers,” said Kristen Davis, Job Developer/Retention Coach, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. “The Career Summit gives the student an opportunity to really interact with employers on a one-on-one level.” Continue reading “Career Summit Inspires Work-Tech Students Prepping for Telecommunications Industry”

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A Sweet Affair at The Sofitel Philadelphia (with photos & videos)

IMG_3947The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Be Your Best program celebrated the conclusion of the 9-week session with a ceremonial tea party at The Sofitel Philadelphia on June 8, 2018. Dressed in their finest, the girls arrived in a limo and walked the red carpet just like celebrities!

The theme for this year’s event was “Shine.” Lorina Marshall Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross, served as keynote speaker.

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West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success

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21st Century Learning Zone at the    West Phila Corps

The Salvation Army’s West Philadelphia Corps Community Center is known for its robust 21st Century Learning Zone – an after-school program, which provides young people with a safe, caring and educational environment.  Every weekday afternoon the building is buzzing with students’ energy and excitement – from the digital learning program to puppetry class.

“It’s my privilege to touch the lives of hundreds of students in the course of being here,” said Dr. Michael Koku, known as Dr. Mike to his students and colleagues. Continue reading “West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success”