Upcoming Events and Opportunities

by Joseph Cunningham 


Through Tax Season – Now through April 2019

Visit the Campaign for Working Families’ free tax preparation site at Temple’s Entertainment and Community Education Center (1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Room 214) on Mondays from 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Fridays & Saturdays from  9 AM-1 PM to receive an accurate refund fast at no cost. No appointment necessary, customers are seen on a first come, first served basis.


Monthly Job Readiness Workshops

March 25, April 22 and May 6, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Help yourself become more prepared for the workforce and join in the monthly Community Hiring Initiative Job Readiness Workshops! These workshops are FREE and are individually designed to prepare you to re-enter the workforce or to enable you to take steps to better your career path.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • March 25 – Resume Writing
  • April 22 – Effective job skills search
  • May 6 – Interview preparation

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FREE AND TAKE PLACE ON MONDAYS FROM 4 TO 5:30 PM at Temple University’s Education and Community Education Center (1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Room 214). Call (215) 204-7409 for more details.


Working Together For Change: LNPWI Interfaith Breakfast

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

In the spirit of partnership, LNPWI is inviting representatives from faith-based institutions to attend our LNPWI Interfaith Breakfast, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 27th on Temple University’s main campus in Shusterman Hall, (1838 North Park Avenue).  The goal of this event, is to share information about resources in the North Philadelphia community, discuss the employment needs of the community, and encourage dialogue around how faith-based institutions in North Philadelphia can play a role in addressing poverty and unemployment. Your role in the community is critical to helping us reach communities in need.  Through collaboration with faith-based leaders, LNPWI hopes to further our mission of providing opportunities for youth and adult employment and workforce development.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rev. Michael Robinson, Director of Temple’s Community Hiring Initiative, (at michael.robinson@temple.edu, 215-204-0677) or Shirley Moy, Executive Director of LNPWI (at smoy@temple.edu, 215-204-3424). Please let us know you are coming in advance, so that we can make parking arrangements for you. We look forward to meeting and talking with you.³


Supplier Diversity and Procurement Event

March 18, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Calling all Small Businesses!

Please join Temple Small Business Development Center on Monday March 18th from 5-7pm for our Supplier Diversity and Procurement event at Temple University Center City (1515 Market Street).


Learn how to:

  • understand the procurement cycle
  • get your business certified
  • write an effective capability statement
  • respond to an RFP
  • secure capital and financing


Advancing Workforce Solutions for North Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

LNPWI is hosting an event called Advancing Workforce Solutions for North Philadelphia on Wed, April 3, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Temple University Health Science Campus Student Faculty Center (3340 North Broad Street).  Advancing Workforce Solutions for North Philadelphians an opportunity for community stakeholders to come together and shape workforce development strategies for North Philadelphia residents, based on a comprehensive understanding of the economic development landscape for Philadelphia. This event is open to community residents and leaders, and members of community organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, government agencies and employers.

Seating is limited.  For more information and to register, please visit:



Ready, Set, Hired! Job Readiness Fair

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Do the Employability Checklist …

  • Do you have an active professional email address?
  • Do have a polished resume?  And a cover letter?
  • Do you have appropriate interview clothing and accessories?
  • Do you know the top 20 questions employers ask at an interview? 
  • Do you have a professional head shot? 
  • Have you created a LinkedIn profile? 

Ready, Set, Hired! is a “One Stop Shop” to help jobseekers be prepared for upcoming Job Fairs.  Get the resources you need to make the perfect impression with employers.  Event will be held at the Penrose Playground at 1101 West Susquehanna Avenue from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on April 30th.



13th Annual Neighborhood Job Fair

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Temple University’s Community Hiring Initiative will host its 13th annual Neighborhood Job Fair, the LARGEST citywide job fair in Philadelphia! Join thousands of adult job seekers, recent college graduates, U.S. veterans, and trade-skill professionals on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the STAR Complex (1816 North 15th Street). Many companies will be attending such as SEPTA, Temple University Hospital, Wells Fargo, Independence Blue Cross, PECO Energy and many more!

This job fair is FREE and open to the attending general public. Participants are encouraged to dress in business attire, bring multiple resumes, and arrive on time. An onsite computer lab will be setup to allow job seekers to apply for job openings at the event.  You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Register with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-neighborhood-job-fair-temple-university-tickets-58281988998

For more information contact Mike Robinson at 215–204-0677 or mike.robinson@temple.edu.


3rd Annual Diversity Law Enforcement Career Fair

Saturday, March 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Over 200 different Local/State/Federal law enforcement agencies from across America are coming together to recruit candidates. The Career Fair is FREE and open to the general public. Location is Girard College – Armory Building, 2101 South College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121. For more information, call: Office Kenneth Scott, (215) 227-8555

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