Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Landsdowne Public Library - Financially Hers Workshops


Wednesday, March  6 @ 7 p.m.
Unlocking the Mystery: The Why behind the buy Do you only seem to have enough money to make ends meet? Most of us think bills are the culprit and hold our finances hostage.  But, there's much more to it than that. "Unlocking the Mystery" will help you understand what drives your money decisions so you can put together a spending plan to meet your financial goals. We will focus on three key areas -- our childhood, our feelings of self-worth, and society and the media.

Wednesday, March  13 @ 7 p.m.
How to run your household like a business With all you have to manage in your life, plus the unexpected expenses we all face, budgeting can seem a daunting challenge. In fact, it's an easy way to bring order and opportunity to your daily routine. Learn about different strategies for managing your expenses and meeting your financial goals.
Learn "How to run your household like a business" and take charge of your money today!

Wednesday, March  20 @ 7 p.m.
Give Yourself (Good) Credit
Do you want to increase your credit score, but are not sure how to begin?
Your personal credit is your reputation and your credit score impacts everything in your life -- from homeownership to insurance rates.  Learn how to obtain and understand a credit report so you improve your credit.
class will help you master the skills you need to achieve your credit goals.

Wednesday, March  27 @ 7 p.m.
Investigate Investing: Learn how to save Are you worried that you're not saving enough? Don't think you'll ever retire? Learn the basics of investing in the stock market, bonds and mutual funds and you will examine how your risk tolerance affects how you handle money. Discover what steps you need to take before you start investing, and give yourself the tools to begin investing for your future today.

Job Fair Thursday February 28

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 03:53 PM PST
This Thursday from 10AM-2PM at the William H. Gray Youth Center on 12th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue will be an opportunity to explore job opportunities with a wide-range of city, state and federal agencies. 

Participating employers include:
  • Careerlink 
  • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital 
  • PA Dept. of Corrections 
  • School District of Philadelphia Philadelphia 
  • Urban League 
  • North Philadelphia Health Systems 
For more information, contact Phil Murray at: (215) 560-3261 or

Congress Member Kids Pay Too

Congress members' kids don't get free ride

Once again the false claim that the children of U.S. senators and representatives don't have to pay their student loan debt has gone viral.

By Karen Datko Jan 17, 2013 7:03PM

So, you can't get your student loan debt waived simply because your mom or dad serves in Congress. But how can you get part of your federal student loan debt forgiven? Among the ways:
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This federal Web page  explains how workers in certain public service jobs can qualify.
  • Income-based Repayment Plan. You must have a "partial financial hardship" defined by a government formula. See this Web page for more information. Your monthly payments could be reduced under this plan, and you'll pay no longer than 25 years.
  • The new Pay as You Earn repayment plan, described in this U.S. Department of Education press release. Your monthly payment is capped with this plan as well, and any debt left after 20 years will be forgiven.
Another program allows federal agencies to make payments on employees' federal student loans to attract or keep highly qualified workers. Federal Times adds some details:
"The federal government paid nearly $85.7 million in employees' student loan debts in 2010, a 38% increase over the previous year, according to a report.
"Thirty-six agencies made the payments for 11,359 employees in 2010, a 34% increase in the number of employees helped, the Office of Personnel Management said in a report to Congress released Tuesday."
There's enough to be irritated with Congress about without believing erroneous or false claims. As for those mass emails you get or unsubstantiated Facebook posts you read, ignore them or go to the trouble of verifying the claims. Others you might have been tempted to share them with will thank you for not wasting their time.

Job Interview Mistakes

According to Classes and Careers, here are the 10 most common mistakes people make at job interviews:

10. Over-explaining why you lost your last job
9. Conveying that you're not over having lost your last job
8. Lacking humor, warmth or personality
7. Not showing enthusiasm or interest in the job
6. Inadequate research about the position or company
5. Concentrating on what you want rather than what the company needs
4. Trying to be all things to everyone
3. Winging the interview
2. Failing to set yourself apart from other candidates
1. Not asking for the job

Transferred - A New Musical at ICMovement

Our first full musical promises to be out of this world.
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And Experience Transferred!

When Johnny B. finds himself transferred into a new foster home and a new school for the performing arts, his physical blindness is not his only challenge. Johnny B. slowly turns his home and school upside down as he fights to create straight paths. This musical will pick you up with its' powerful music, choreography, and it’s larger than life costumes and sets, as you soar right into the Father’s arms.  You will be stirred with passion and love as you laugh, sing, cry, and laugh some more.                                                              

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CLARIFI - Financially Hers Workshops

Make FinanciallyHers Yours

  • Do you ever find yourself spending impulsively?
  • Are you tired of being frustrated with managing your money?
  • Does it seem like unexpected events are always coming up, and you can't make ends meet?
  • Ever wonder where your money goes?

If so, you're not alone.

Clarifi recognized that many women want to learn more about personal finance and developed FinanciallyHers®. More than just the do's and don'ts of finance, FinanciallyHers empowers women to identify the personal motivations and beliefs that influence how they manage their finances. Once you better understand what drives your money decisions, you can put together an effective plan to meet your financial goals.
Since its start in 2008, FinanciallyHers has equipped more than 1,700 women across the Delaware Valley with the tools that can help them successfully manage their finances.

Through FinanciallyHers, members:

  • Explore financial behaviors that influence their critical decisions around money - spending triggers, underlying causes of debt and subconscious obstacles to savings
  • Learn the psychology of money management to find ways of improving their financial well-being
  • Participate in financial workshops covering detailed aspects of budgeting, savings and credit

Enjoy the following benefits as a FinanciallyHers program member:

  • Financial Counseling. Meet one-on-one with a counselor to confidentially discuss your personal financial issues
  • Advanced Education - Attend classes on investing, estate planning, retirement savings and more
  • Special Events - Accept an invitation to FinanciallyHers Day, which combines education and celebration. Participate in other Clarifi and community events throughout the year
  • Ongoing Communication - Receive encouraging e-mails to help you stay on track and provide you with workshop information, tips and links to resources
FinanciallyHers is not just about solidifying your financial future. It's about building relationships, learning from others and helping others learn from you. Meet women who share similar concerns about money, care about financial stability and recognize the importance of setting financial goals.
Become part of a network of women who want to build solid financial futures and have the determination to make it happen. The insights you gain are priceless.

Take the first step to creating your financial future:

Xerox Job Openings - Nationwide

Information Regarding the Chester Smiles Program

Information of interest:  Please see updated information for the Chester Smiles Program.  Keep Smiling – Let’s Help Our Community Stay Healthy!   Please share with those who may not have access to dental insurance or care.  THANKS 

FREE Spring College Tour of HBCU Schools

Upcoming DCCC Career Workshops

Wellness Breakfast for Men

Wellness Breakfast for Men - Sun. March 10 - 9 am - 1415 Catharine St. Philadelphia

Thursday, February 21, 2013


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Teen Sharp College Tour

PHEAA Recruitment Fair

PHEAA Recruitment Fair at PA Careerlink Office of Delaware County on March 14th from 11am -2pm.
To be considered for employment with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, you will need to complete an on-line application. I have provided direct links to our Careers page and the Loan Counselor / Call Center position in Chester, PA below.  If you have already completed your application, no further action is necessary at this time.

Your interest in PHEAA is appreciated.

Summer Internship @ The Inquirer

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaching Careers

Universal Family of Schools is now hiring talented educators for the 2013-2014 school year!Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Do you have what it takes... turnaround schools? improve communities? change lives?

Universal Family of Schools is expanding our team of passionate and talented educators
for the 2013-2014 school year

You're invited to learn more

Information Session/Open House

Visit the NEW Universal Audenried Charter High School (3301 Tasker Street in South Philly) onSaturday, Feb. 23rd at 10 AM! You'll have an opportunity to:
  • Learn about the education program including the CTE Academies
  • Meet the school's leadership team
  • Hear from current instructional staff
  • Tour the $55 million state-of-the-art new building
  • Submit your resume to HR on the spot!
Download Universal Audenried's school brochure here!

Information Session/Open House

Visit Universal Creighton Charter School (5401 Tabor Ave in the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia) on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6 PM! You'll have an opportunity to:
  • Learn about the K-8 educational program
  • Meet the school's leadership team
  • Hear from current instructional staff
  • Tour the facility
  • Submit your resume to HR on the spot!

Kindly RSVP to (215) 732-6518

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Job Postings - Shoprite

For those who are interested, Brown’s Shop Rite, opening on Fox Street, will begin their hiring process April 28.

Part time positions will be available at the following locations;

> Fox Street,

> Parkside Avenue

> Haverford Avenue

> Oregon Avenue

> Island Avenue

> Cheltenham

> Roxborough

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ED2Go - Online Classes

The Women’s Business Development Center is now offering online learning classes through a partnership with ed2go.
New sessions of each six-week course begin monthly, with two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12).
You’ll have the flexibility to study at your own pace but with the structure and support needed to complete the course.
Courses can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Popular courses include:
Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
Creating a Successful Business Plan
A to Z Grant Writing
Start Your Own Small Business
Cost: $99 per course
Upcoming sessions begin: February 20, March 20, and April 17, 2013
Pre-registration required- visit to view our course catalog and to register!
Call 877-790-WBDC (9232) or email

2013 Male Achievers Dates for The City of Chester & Delaware County Boys ages 12-17

Get Your Boys Ages 12-17

City of Chester & Delaware County

From 9am-1pm (FREE Lunch Included)

@The College Access Center of Delaware County
400 E. 21st Street
Chester, PA 19013

Feb. 16th
March 16th
April 20th
May 11th
June 22nd
Fathers-Husbands-Uncles-Coaches-Teachers-Mentors-Adult Male Neighbors-Come Help UsProvide A Safe Place For Our Young Black & Latino Males to Learn, Engage, & Develop.


Scholarshi​p Opportunit​y for 7th Graders

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program Application Now Open

for Exceptionally Promising Seventh Graders with Financial Need
Lansdowne, VA – One of the most competitive, generous, and personalized scholarship and educational support programs in the nation aimed at exceptionally promising students from low-income families across the country is now accepting applications. The Young Scholars Program at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks applications from eligible 7th graders who stand out in their schools for their high academic ability and achievement, persistence, and desire to help others.
Selected applicants enter the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program in the 8th grade and continue through high school while receiving individualized advising and educational opportunities that develop their interests and abilities as well as prepare them for success at competitive colleges and universities.
“The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is much more than a scholarship. It’s a comprehensive program that gives students an educational support network to help them excel,” said Rebecca Cullen, senior program manager of the Young Scholars Program at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Young Scholars come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as from rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout the United States. They are typically in the top one percent of their class academically, with family incomes averaging $25,000 per year. Equally important, Young Scholars have a resilient attitude, a commitment to serve others, and a thirst for knowledge.
“Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars show the potential for greatness in the arts, the sciences, public service, and a wide range of other fields,” said Emily Froimson, vice president of programs at the Foundation. “We encourage talented 7th graders who want opportunities to discover and reach their full potential to apply.”
Young Scholars and their families work with on-staff Foundation educational advisers to select a high school, and, if appropriate, apply to a private or magnet school; plan a suitably challenging, academic course load; identify resources to support intellectual and career development; and prepare for college admission. They receive funding for educational opportunities not covered by other sources of financial aid such as summer and out-of-school academic and enrichment programs; computers, software, or other learning technology; lessons to develop music, art, or other talents; and leadership programs.
This year the Foundation will select up to 60 students. The deadline for the first phase of the application process is March 21, 2013. To learn more about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program and to complete an application, visit the Foundation’s website:
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Because we believe that high-potential, low-income students will excel educationally when given the resources to develop their talents, the Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination. Founded in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke, the Foundation has awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students, and $70 million in grants to organizations that support our mission.

Job Postings

Employment Opportunities at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
1. MARKET MANAGER. The successful candidate will work in the Marketing & Business Development group with a responsibility to develop a comprehensive strategy for commercial businesses in Center City, University City, and The Navy Yard. This means identifying businesses in an expansion mode that could be assisted through PIDC's two (2) primary products -- real estate and financing.
The successful candidate must be willing to interact with a broad variety of small businesses. The candidate is expected to generate leads and identify potential clients through a spectrum of marketing tools and research and participate in outreach including social media, events and special activities.
In addition to a Bachelor's degree, the position requires at least five years of experience in business development and/or business lending demonstrating progressive responsibilities.
To view the the full position, click here.
The deadline for submission of a cover letter and resume is Friday, February 15, 2013. Please feel free to forward to interested and qualified candidates. Applications (cover letter and resume) will be accepted electronically to:
Anne B. Nevins
Senior Vice President
Marketing & Business Development
1500 Market Street
Suite 2600 West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2. POLICY ANALYST. The successful candidate will work in the newly formed Policy and Resource Innovation Group. This group designs and guides the implementation of new financing programs, attracts sources of funding for these programs, and manages investor relationships.
The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director, Policy and Resource Innovation, to explore the market for new small business loan products funded with traditional CDFI sources such as banks, foundations, and other investors as well as assess the performance of existing financing programs.
Due to the extensive application and reporting requirements of these potential funding sources, the candidate must demonstrate excellent oral communication skills and excellent writing skills. The submission of a 3-5 page writing sample is an application requirement. The sample does not have to be related to economic development. A Bachelor's degree is required and at least two years of relevant work experience is preferred.
To view the full position, click here.
Please feel free to forward to interested and qualified candidates. Applications (cover letter and resume) will be accepted electronically to:
Ms. Terry Demusis
Senior Vice President
Human Resources
1500 Market Street
Suite 2600 West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Please read both descriptions carefully and submit cover letters and resumes for those possessing the desired skills only. Salary for both positions is commensurate with experience.
All PIDC employees are required to live in Philadelphia. The successful candidates must reside in Philadelphia or be willing to relocate to the City within six (6) months of employment. Among other education, technical skills, and professional experience required for these positions, the successful candidates must also possess a valid driver's license.