Education, Work Readiness & Employment

Education, Work Readiness & Employment

Workforce Institute’s City College

1231 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


The Workforce Institute

4111 Lancaster Avenue, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Provides job readiness training, industry specific certifications and post-secondary education to those with limited resources. STRIVE program helps youth attain life skills, obtain industry recognized credentials and secure in demand occupational and employment skills needed to obtain in demand jobs; enrollment is for 6 months and can receive legal assistance during this time.

All other programs: Must be 17 years of age, have a HS diploma or GED and successfully complete a brief entrance assessment to enroll for City College


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2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 221
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Make a referral to ELECT!

  • Teen Parent Classroom Setting
  • Transitional Services
  • Social Service Support
  • Case Management
  • Home Visits

Eligibility: If you are a Philadelphia high school student and are expecting a child or parenting


Achieving Independence Center (AIC)

1415 North Broad Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Youth work with AIC coaches to create a customized service plan that will help them to achieve their goals related to: completing high school/GED, enrolling in college/vocational school, computer literacy, employment/career planning, housing, permanency and personal development.
Eligibility: Dependent care placement on or after 14th birthday; may be out of care at time of referral; Ages 14 to 21



1231 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

For unemployed young people who left high school without a diploma, YouthBuild is an opportunity to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment, and become leaders in their communities.
Eligibility: At least 18 years old, but not older than 20 prior to start of school year; Resident of Philadelphia; Formally dropped out of public high school or not on track to earn high school diploma


Community College of Philadelphia (High School Student Programs)

1700 Spring Garden Street (Main Campus)
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Advance at College
Dual enrollment program providing motivated high school students with an early opportunity to take college-level courses and experience a college environment while still enrolled in high school or while actively pursuing a GED
Eligibility: 11th or 12th grade HS students; must take the College’s placement test and perform at a level indicating preparedness for the program’s coursework
Costs: $99 per credit; CCP also waives fees for Advance at College students

Gateway to College
An alternative education program for School District of Philadelphia students, who have dropped out of school, but desire to get back on track and earn a diploma and more.
Eligibility: School District of Philadelphia students, ages 16 to 21
Costs: Gateway to College is a scholarship program. The scholarship pays for college tuition, fees and books. There is a $50 program fee per semester and summer session upon acceptance into the program.


We continue to monitor information on COVID-19/coronavirus. Our team is focused on offering quality services for all participants and ensuring extra preventive and precautionary measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. We are continuing to provide services remotely to young and expectant parents in the Philadelphia area while COVID-19 social distancing protocol is being observed. If you are a young parent between the ages of 16-29 and you need referrals or help finding items such as diaper and food assistance, SELPHI staff can work with you via phone calls, text messages or video calls to connect you with organizations that are offering these services. Please email us at or contact us at 267.3534410 and we will get back to you within 24 hours.



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