Are you a Certified Medical Assistant looking for a career opportunity with a dynamic organization? University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and Drexel University College of Medicine have teamed up to create job opportunities for Certified Medical Assistants who are residents of West Philadelphia.
If you are:
- A resident of West Philadelphia (as defined by zip codes 19104, 19131, 19139, 19143 and 19151)
- Unemployed or underemployed (making $9/hour or less)
- Currently certified as a Medical Assistant
. . . this program offers a career-building opportunity for you.
In an effort to cultivate talent in West Philadelphia and support Drexel’s
reputation for providing high-quality healthcare, Drexel and UCD have developed a 12-week program that provides:
- Paid technical skills training
- Paid professional development workshops
- Mentoring by seasoned medical professionals
- Career development and job coaching services
- Real job opportunities
To apply for the program, you must attend a 1-hour information session. These will be held at the following times:
- Tuesday, November 12, 6pm
- Tuesday, November 19, 10am
- Thursday, November 21, 6pm
To register for an information session, call 1-888-290-6177. You must register to be admitted to a session, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Program applications will be available at each information session.Complete applications must include copies of your resume and your MA license.
The application deadline is December 2, 2014. The program begins in February 2014.
If you have questions, feel free to call 215-243-0555.
NOW HIRING: Full Time AmeriCorp Coordinator Position is Available with Mt. Vernon Manor’s “We Are Mantua!” Program
Looking for full time employment? Local Initiative Support Corporation and Mt. Vernon Manor are seeking a full time AmeriCorp Block by Block Coordinator for the “We Are Mantua” Public Safety Program. You can earn $15,000 in 10 months, plus a $5,500 education stipend! For more information see the job description (below). All applications are due by Friday September 13, 2013.
The We Are Mantua! HUD Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan has been completed after 24 months of hard work by Mantua residents and other community stakeholders. On July 16th the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) “accepted” the plan to be used as guidance in formulating a plan for the District, a much larger area that includes Mantua. PCPC’s planning process will begin sometime in 2014.
A special thanks goes out to the Mantua residents who committed their time to sharing their vision for the community in which they live. Many of these residents continue to dedicate time and energy to projects born out of the planning process as they understand there’s more than enough work for all to participate, particularly if an improved quality of life is to be realized by the community and it’s stakeholders.
The Enterprise Center, in partnership with Startup PHL, is pleased to announce Philly Food Innovation program. This is a FREE business acceleration course for food entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least one year.
Taught by expert faculty from the Center for Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University and the Food Science program at Drexel University, this three-part course features experts in food research and development, innovation, technology, marketing, safety and quality.
Classes will take place Monday July 22, August 26, and September 30 from 9am-12pm at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises, located at 310 S. 48thStreet (entrance on Hanson Street at the rear of the building). To apply for this course, please fill out the short program application form below and someone from our staff will follow up with you.
The deadline to apply is July 15, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Spraggins at 215-895-4056
PLANNING ON ATTENDING COLLEGE? FREE SAT PREP, COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Mantua Civic Association (MCA) is hosting a special community meeting 6:00pm Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the West Philadelphia Community Center, 3512 Haverford Avenue for the unveiling of the We Are Mantua! Transformation Plan. The plan is the result of a two year community-based process where community residents and other stakeholders provided input reflecting their vision for the future of Mantua. You’re invited to learn, ask questions and share your options.
Free Dental Clinics in PA
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
May 31st-June 1st, 2013 Philadelphia
MOM-n-PA is an annual two-day free dental clinic for under served Pennsylvanians. All services are provided free of charge by members of organized dentistry and assisted by a host of volunteers.
MOM-n-PA provides dental care for the relief of pain to thousands of the most needy, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance.
Many of these patients might otherwise have no hope of receiving care.
During our mission on May 31 and June 1st, 2013, more than 800 volunteers, including 120 dentists will treat around 2,000 patients!!!!!!
Services Include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, and much more!!!
No eligibility or income requirements!!! Children & Adults!!!
Doors Open At 6 a.m.
Don’t miss the Mantua preview of the powerful Philadelphia based documentary “Pull of Gravity” that highlights the challenges formerly incarcerated persons face when reintegrating back into their communities. Join us Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at MCIC, 619 N. 35th Street. A community discussion will follow the documentary screening. Seating is limited. First come first served. Complimentary refreshments will be available.
Councilwoman Blackwell is hosting a Community Forum to offer homeowners an opportunity to ask questions related to the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) that will affect your 2014 property tax obligation.
Many of us have questions about how the new home values were determined, Veterans tax exemption, how to file an appeal and the availability of resources to reduce your 2014 property tax obligation. This meeting offers you an opportunity to ask your questions.
The Mantua meeting will be held Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at McMichael School, 36th Street and Fairmount Avenue.