Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success Year-Round WIA-Funded Programs

Posted by Philadelphia Works on October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success Year-Round WIA-Funded Programs

Philadelphia Works and the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), on behalf of the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success (the Council), seek proposals from high-performing youth-serving organizations to provide diverse, evidence-based and demand-driven career pathways for youth ages 16-21. Specifically, all pathway strategies will include a three-phase framework which includes:

 enhanced preparation;
 bridges to post-secondary education and employment; and
 structured transition supports to ensure persistence beyond the first year of placement.

Additionally, providers will establish and maintain robust multi-sector partnerships with employers, supportive service agencies and placement services, as well as institutions of higher education, where appropriate. Finally, all pathways will also include work-based learning opportunities for all participants.

WIA Eligibility Requirements for Youth Participants
Eligible participants for these WIA-funded services must provide documentation to verify that they:
• Are between the ages of 14 and 21
• Are a citizen or eligible to work in the United States
• Are registered with Selective Service, if a male 18 years old or older
• Meet one or more of the following barriers at the time of registration:
o Basic Skills Deficient – (Tests below 9th grade level in reading, math and/or language);
o High school dropout;
o Homeless, runaway or foster child;
o Pregnant or parenting;
o Offender; or
o Requires assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment (including participants with disabilities).
• Meet the income guidelines for the household size threshold

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