Our Partners

Funded Partners

Starting in July of 2019, LNPWI committed $2.6 million to support projects dedicated to improving employment opportunities for North Philadelphians and building community-university partnerships. Many programs focus on serving priority populations including individuals with disabilities, returning citizens, youth, veterans, and English Language Learners (ELL) & immigrants.

The Opportunities for Workforce Leadership (OWL) Collective

LNPWI partners with a coalition of community organizations, education & workforce development providers, and employers called the Opportunities for Workforce Leadership (OWL) Collective. This collaborative partnership works to build stronger bridges between talented job seekers in North Philadelphia, workforce development providers, and employers and to improve employment outcomes for North Philadelphia residents through data-informed, strengths-based, and community-driven workforce development strategies.

Temple University’s Employer Council for Local Hiring

The mission of Temple University’s Employer Council for Local Hiring is to promote and increase hiring of North Philadelphia talent within Temple University, Temple University Health System, vendors that do business with Temple, and other large employers in the region. Members of this council include:

To learn more about the Employer Council for Local Hiring, please contact Mike Robinson at mike.robinson@temple.edu.

Partner Spotlights

PHA CARES: COVID-19 Action Response Educational Services

By Gulrukh Chughtai Considering the hardships that have been imposed upon the North Philadelphia Community due to COVID-19, the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the LNPWI,  along with Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Drexel University’s Wellness Hub and Temple University’s School of Medicine have come together to put a plan of action in place to help those…


by Loc the Dieu, edited by Shirley Moy In 2014, the Office of Adult Education launched myPLACE℠ to offer residents centralized access to education and career development services in community-based partner program settings. The  myPLACE℠ system  has served 26,735 adult learners.  Today, the City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families is supporting a handful…

Introducing E³ Provided by Temple University

By: Casey Tinney; Edited by Alysia Williams In Fall 2020, Temple University’s College of Education and Human Development, in collaboration with Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI), launched an exciting, new initiative: E³ provided by Temple University. This program is managed by Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) and provides Education, Employment and Empowerment services for youth…

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