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Philly Peace In Progress

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy

Location

P.O. Box 34069Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Philly Peace in Progress is a nonprofit organization which was formed to reduce urban violence and poverty by providing outreach services to troubled inner-city teens and young adults while they learn how to resolve conflict without violence. Our services will cultivate positive leaders and promote better decision makers by providing educational and cultural enrichment, mentoring, life transformation skills, and empower youth and families to navigate through challenges that often lead to community violence.

Description

Philly peace in progress have held annual community events. We believe that it is imperative that we must work towards gaining trust within our community while promoting bonds to create safer and healthier neighborhoods and to also work to establish better relationships with law enforcement. Age group is from 10 to 21 for girls and boys.
Goals
1. To deliver relevant programs for youth that will aid in their successful development
2. To provide reading, math, english, computer skills tutoring for teens and young adults
3. Trade skills assistance
4.To provide cultural enrichment program that will provide exposure to youth to people, places, food, activities and events with cultural historical importance. It will provide positive learning experiences and appreciating for culture as well as promote self respect for themselves and for others.
5.To introduce and pair teens and young adults to community leaders as mentors; through group and one-on-one mentoring programs.
6.To establish a strong network of supporting partners to provide opportunities and resources that will broaden our teens and young adults experiences, through trade skills, educational and community programs that strengthen their intellectual and begins the healing of negative behaviors into positive leaders and lifestyles.

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