Media Coverage

July 24, 2013
 A group calling itself the Coalition for Effective Teaching is calling on the Philadelphia School District and the city teachers' union to think about more than dollars and...
July 24, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A group pushing for reforms in the next Philadelphia teachers contract has a few new members. The Coalition for Effective Teaching, a three-month-old group of nonprofits...
June 16, 2012
I can't think of anybody better equipped to run a male parenting program than Joel Austin, the president and CEO of Daddy UniverseCity Inc.You know how they tell writers to write what they know? Well...
June 12, 2012
Fingering an orange flash drive like a good-luck totem, Teisha Reynolds took a break from the computer class she hopes will change her life.At a KEYSPOT computer-access center within the Families...
May 25, 2012
When The Urban Affairs Coalition recently launched its KEYSPOT at 1207 Chestnut St., several city residents were already coming in to use it. Among them were Barbra Carey of Overbrook, and Sherry...
May 21, 2012
Philadelphia is facing a summer jobs crisis. Due to diminishing federal funds and the recession, estimates suggest that only 5,400 young people will work this summer through WorkReady Philadelphia,...
May 14, 2012
Remember how Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, was going to overhaul the jobs market, or at least invest in small business?He’s made good on his promise. In November, Starbucks teamed up with the...
April 17, 2012
For thousands of low-income Philadelphia households not connected to the Internet, it will take more than a bargain-rate price of $10 a month for Internet service to get them across the so-called...
March 30, 2012
Valerie Garfield had a vision 18 years ago that someday - she wasn't sure when - she would own the house one door away from her mother's on South 46th Street. That dream became a reality Jan. 30...
March 13, 2012
Sharmain Matlock-Turner is a seeker of solutions. “No matter where I am I’m usually talking what we can about doing something to fix a problem,” she says. “It’s just a part of me.”From successfully...
March 9, 2012
Digital On-Ramps (DOR), a city-wide collaboration to use technology to improve workforce development led by Lisa Nutter, was one of 30 winners in the Digital Media Learning (DML) Competition held...
March 3, 2012
The Citizens Bank Foundation presented a $50,000 grant this week to the Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition's effort to promote financial literacy among public school students. Part of the grant...
March 1, 2012
Digital Badges Show Promise, Potential to Supercharge 21st Century LearningSAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition winners were announced...
December 4, 2011
The General” is the first female leader of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). As president, Sharmain Matlock-Turner manages a budget of $29 million with 400 employees across the parent organization...
November 3, 2011
MIAMI, FL -- Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC, an SEC-registered, fee-only investment advisory and wealth management firm, is pleased to announce that its founder and CEO, Grant Rawdin, has been...
October 10, 2011
For three Philadelphia high school students, an evening field trip to the museum turned into a surprise that may change their lives.Seniors Tiffany Collins, Jamal Robinson, and Ramean Clowney thought...
October 4, 2011
Our economy has taken a sustained pounding. Unemployment is out of control and the economic outlook for the next decade looks questionable, at best.With a quarter of all Philadelphians living in...
September 29, 2011
The Urban Affairs Coalition is a proud sponsor of Philly MED Week - October 5-7, 2011. Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference is part of the National Minority Business...
September 1, 2011
Tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area households could get low-cost computers and Internet service under a new program from Comcast.When Comcast was seeking FCC approval of its acquisition of NBC...
August 19, 2011
PERSONAL INFORMATIONName: Sharmain Matlock-Turner.Age: 61.Title: President and CEO.Company: Urban Affairs Coalition.Description: The UAC develops programs, shares services and provides fiscal...
August 5, 2011
Philadelphia, PA, August 5, 2011 – Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s Accredited Financial Educator, Karl Bernhard, was recently named one of the “Top Educators” involved in the financial workshop...
August 4, 2011
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation aims to purchase about $1.05 million worth of goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses this fiscal year.DRWC set that goal and other...
August 3, 2011
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has plans to spend about 25 to 30 percent of its discretionary budget working with women- and minority-owned businesses.That money -- about $1.05 million --...
July 19, 2011
The city has re-launched a program called Home Buy Now that will give up to $4,000 to Philadelphians for the purchase of a home, if their employer provides matching funds.“Philadelphia has a world...
July 18, 2011
First came PhillyStat, now the Home•Buy•Now program.Mayor Michael Nutter Monday announced the return of Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now, an initiative meant to assist working Philadelphians in the home-...