New workforce development program connects students with education and opportunity

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Students enrolled in our Spring 2018 Work-Tech telecommunications training program – Edwin Dolokelen, Hazelita Hayes, Sharon Troko, Angela Brookes, with Kristen Davis Job Developer and Instructor.

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Work-Tech program provides hands-on training to prepare students for jobs in the cable networking/telecommunications industry. The 12-15 week course, designed by C-Tech Industries, is free to low-income individuals over the age of 18 who have earned a high school diploma or GED.
Students successfully completing the Work-Tech program receive their BICSI Certification within Telecommunications.

“The curriculum from C-Tech provides great training and support to our students,” said Eileen Hence, Director of City Education Programs and Compliance, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “New workforce development program connects students with education and opportunity”

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The Salvation Army Heads Up Effort with Partner Agencies to Serve Victims of Human Trafficking in Montco

$658K Dept. of Justice Grant Paves Way for Formal Coordinated Countywide Response to Address Human Trafficking

new day logoThe Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia announced today the establishment of a core team of agencies to serve victims of human trafficking in Montgomery County made possible with a new grant from the Department of Justice.  It is the first time that all of these agencies are working together to address human trafficking in Montgomery County. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Heads Up Effort with Partner Agencies to Serve Victims of Human Trafficking in Montco”

Wells Fargo Provides Holiday Cheer to 200+ Families Residing in Homeless Shelters

DareToDreamMore than 200 parents and children residing in Philadelphia area homeless shelters were treated to a special lunch and free tickets to Disney on Ice, thanks to a community partnership between Wells Fargo and The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Families who attended the December 23 event reside at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Residence, Eliza Shirley House and Norristown Family Shelter, as well as the St. Barnabas Mission Emergency Shelter. After a buffet lunch at each shelter, the families boarded buses to the Wells Fargo Center for an afternoon viewing of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream. This is the third year in a row that Wells Fargo has provided a special Christmas celebration for families served by The Salvation Army and other local agencies.  Continue reading “Wells Fargo Provides Holiday Cheer to 200+ Families Residing in Homeless Shelters”

Flyers & Their Fans Make Christmas Brighter for Children in Need (photos & video)

The Philadelphia Flyers helped out The Salvation Army with Christmas gifts this week!

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CBS 3 Joy of Sharing Toyfest Inspires Generosity (with photos & video)

The CBS3 3 Joy of Sharing Toyfest inspired generosity across the Delaware Valley this season!

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Just In Time For Christmas (with photos & video)

Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Provides Gifts and Toys for 11,000 Children

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Theresa Seals displays a stocking for one of her grandsons

Theresa Seals had worried what Christmas would bring this year. The grandmother of two little boys gets by on a fixed income that doesn’t leave much room for gifts from Santa.   As she left The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s headquarters with bags full of toys, games and books, she was overcome with emotion.

“The stuff that you give out, and the donations that are sent in, is truly, truly a blessing.  I really, really thank you with all of my heart,” Theresa said with tears in her eyes.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Rally Around Thanksgiving-To-Go (w/ photos & video)

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Thousands of Philadelphians

More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their homes courtesy of The Salvation Army.  The annual “Thanksgiving-to-Go” event aims to provide families in need with a memorable holiday and to raise awareness of hunger in our community.

 

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