Posted on Apr 21, 2020

Philadelphia, PA – January 6, 2020 -- The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is proud to support the City of Philadelphia’s new Office of Children and Families.

As a Home for Nonprofits, UAC believes in partnering with all segments of our community to ensure every person has an opportunity for educational and economic success, and a secure and healthy life. UAC is proud to support the City of Philadelphia and Mayor James F. Kenney during his second term to support and uplift children and families. 

“Today Mayor Kenney released his second term agenda. I applaud the Mayor’s priorities to keep children safer, families stronger, and schools supported,” said Sharmain Matlock-Turner, UAC President and CEO. “We know that our schools work hard to improve the lives of our children every day. We also know that it takes all of us working together, focused on clear goals, if we are to radically improve outcomes for our children – in particular the third of our city’s children who are living in poverty. That is why I support the creation of a new Office of Children and Families. This is an investment in the next generation. I look forward to providing leadership, coordination, and collaboration across government, business, and nonprofits with community stakeholders. I also look forward to working with Mayor Kenney and Deputy Mayor Cynthia Figueroa to advance these priorities, to lift more of our children and their families out of poverty and keep them out.”

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Posted on Apr 21, 2020

As the world responds to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the global public health emergency, the Urban Affairs Coalition Community is working hard to support our employees, Program Partners, and community members through this time of uncertainty.

As a Home for Nonprofits, the Urban Affairs Coalition has worked to improve the quality of life in our region for the past 50 years. Our work is important now more than ever. 

UAC is deemed as an essential business in the City of Philadelphia, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in the communities we serve. We will continue to operate during this time, as we deliver and support essential services to our most vulnerable communities affected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Our UAC and Program Leadership teams continue to meet on a regular basis to move our mission forward, and we’re participating in daily calls with our Coalition partners to assess and meet emerging community needs and challenges.

Through partnership with the City of Philadelphia and Healthcare Agencies – and guidance by State and Federal Offices – UAC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and we are preparing to make changes as needed over the next several weeks.