The following organizations are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for Philadelphians through workforce development and other economic initiatives.

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Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the Philadelphia region by supporting democratically organized businesses, promoting the principles of he international cooperative movement, and growing the cooperative economy.  We help people and communities gain control over their economic futures. 

  • HOW TO HELP: Donors, public awareness
  • CONTACT: Caitlin Quigley, Director of Communication and Development | caitlin@philadelphia.coop  856-952-1457
  • WEBSITE: We help people and communities gain control over their economic futures.

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Episcopal Community Services empowers vulnerable individuals and families by providing high‐quality social and educational services that affirm human dignity and promote social justice. ECS is a multi-service agency providing support in areas of youth and workforce development, homelessness, and elder care. 

HOW TO HELP: The youth and workforce development department at ECS provides programming for youth and young adults ages 14-25. Programming focuses on weekly project-based learning, cognitive behavioral skill building, and work readiness assessments. ECS also provides a mentoring program for interested participants. If you would like to make an impact on a youth’s life, reach out to program manager, Jessica Main, for more information.
CONTACT: Jessica Main, Program Manager | jessicam@ecsphilly.org  215.351.1406


In 2017, we will be launching the Best for PHL Challenge and, when it's ready, we'd like to ask all businesses in the Philadelphia region to participate.


CONTACT: Cory Donovan, Program Manager | cory@impactphl.org . 301.928.3247