Economic Justice

'Philadelphia' Archive

Project H.O.M.E.

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of Project H.O.M.E. is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, and to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty. Project H.O.M.E. achieves this through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and other comprehensive services. The organization addresses the root […]

Nationalities Service Center

Posted April 30, 2014

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational, and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer opportunities are available in general administration, development/fundraising, ESL/education, immigration legal services, the senior center, and social services/refugee resettlement. Website: http://www.nscphila.org/ See http://www.nscphila.org/support-us/volunteer-opportunities-form/ to learn more about volunteering with NSC. Phone: […]

Lutheran Settlement House

Posted April 30, 2014

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. The mission of Lutheran Settlement House is to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services. LSH has various programs […]

Saint John’s Hospice

Posted April 30, 2014

Saint John’s Hospice is a community grounded in faith and service where homeless persons find dignity, respect, nourishment and opportunities for new beginnings. St.John’s provides daily meals for 300-350 men, mail services for close to 2,000 men, a residential program for approximately 40 men, and a residential program for 12 medically needy homeless men (the […]

The Food Trust

Posted April 30, 2014

The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, the organization has developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. Volunteer opportunities include preparing for programs in the office, helping out at special events like Night Market, and […]

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. NFTE is a national organization with a branch in Philadelphia. Volunteers  can get involved with projects that bring financial literacy/entrepreneurial education to […]

Dignity Housing

Posted April 30, 2014

Established in 1988, Dignity Housing is the first housing and supportive services program in the nation to be founded and guided by homeless people and activists.  Since its inception, Dignity has provided both quality, affordable housing and supportive services to thousands of people – primarily single African American women and their children. Heads of households […]

Banking on Our Future Philadelphia

Posted April 30, 2014

Banking on Our Future Philadelphia is one of many programs organized by Operation Hope, a national organization which works to improve financial literacy among low-income communities. Since 2004, Banking on Our Future (BOOF), Philadelphia has provided youth with financial literacy education. BOOF classes are free of charge for schools and communities. They are led by […]

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC)

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and […]

Change 4 a Dollar

Posted April 30, 2014

Change 4 a Dollar is a not for profit organization which works to provide youth with financial education. Volunteers work in Philadelphia classrooms to teach students financial literacy. Website: http://www.mychange4adollar.com Phone: (215) 550-1081 Email: admin@change4dollar.com Location: 5720 Media Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Click here for a map) *This site is accessible via public transportation from […]

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