Skills Initiative Gives Unemployed West Philadelphians Job Training

Greg Johnson

Friday, December 22, 2017

“Every year, we celebrate more and more jobs being created by our partners, but at the same time, we have tremendous levels of poverty abutting this district,” says Alissa Weiss, UCD’s director of strategic initiatives and communications. “We made the decision to leverage our relationships with our partners to help put people to work, and also to provide our partners with the talent they’re looking for.”

Craig Carnaroli, executive vice president of Penn and chairman of the UCD board, says the idea for the WPSI came from Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

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