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Day & Zimmermann Employees Volunteer at Center for H.O.P.E.
Executives Working Side-by-Side with UAC Program Partner to Make Shelter Feel More Like Home
On January 13, Day and Zimmermann, a century-old, Philadelphia based company joined UAC Program Partner Center for H.O.P.E. for a day of service. Executives from Day and Zimmermann worked side-by-side with our CEO Sharmain Matlock-Turner and Center for H.O.P.E. employees, painting the center's library, TV rooms, welcome area, lobby and offices to make Center for H.O.P.E. feel more like home for its residents. Center for H.O.P.E. offers emergency housing to single adults who are without homes and who have been referred through the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH).
UAC would like to thank Day and Zimmermann CEO Hal Yoh and his team for choosing UAC for their annual day of service!
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21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
Did you know the largest King Day of Service in the nation is a UAC Program Partner?
This Monday, January 18 is the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Join Global Citizen, UAC and over 135,000 of the region's citizens, as well as millions across the nation who will be turning community concerns into citizen action by serving, learning, celebrating, mentoring, demonstrating, marching and more. This day offers an opportunity to individuals, families, and communities of all backgrounds and ages to join together in an effort to embrace Dr. King’s lasting legacy. It inspires us to work together towards justice on King Day and every day.

To learn about volunteer opportunities throughout our region and to sign up, visit
Pictured above: Students at Girard College present their 2016 King Day of Service Peace Mural during Global Citizens' Kick-Off Press Conference on January 6, 2016.
Sharmain Matlock-Turner & Urban Affairs Coalition Featured on My New Philly #PhillyInspires 

Watch this video feature by to learn how the Coalition has been driving change from the ground up for over 46 years!
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UAC Announces Jojy Varghese as Director of its Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee

Join us in welcoming Jojy Varghese to the Coalition Family! Click here to read Jojy's full story.
Paralee Knight, Friends of the Coalition Member, Named Wells Fargo NY, NJ, CT Community Affairs Representative

Paralee Knight, Friends of the Coalition Member, is the new community affairs representative for Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. In her new role, Paralee will support the work of the Wells Fargo Foundation, which builds relationships and administers grants to local non-profits. Click here to read the full story about Paralee.
One Day At A Time (ODAAT) President, Mel Wells, Nominated for NAACP Image Award,
Show your Support by Voting Today!


Mel Wells, President of UAC Program Partner One Day At A Time (ODAAT), has been nominated for Boom Philly and the NAACP‘s Annual Image Awards Hometown Champion. Join us in supporting Mel by clicking here to vote today!

Events & Opportunities
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January 18: 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
January 18: Entrepreneur Works - Philly VIP Small Business Legal Clinic
January 18: Entrepreneur Works - Small Business Tax Workshop
January 21: Achieving Reunification Center (ARC) - Living in Balance/Coping Skills for Recovery Workshops
January 25: Campaign for Working Families - FREE Tax Services Available at UAC and other locations 
Philadelphia's Premier Networking Event is Now on a Tuesday! 

Join the Urban Affairs Coalition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to celebrate our 47th Anniversary from 7:45am - 9:30am at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 
Named Philadelphia's Premier Networking Event, UAC's Anniversary Breakfast is one of the largest networking events in Philadelphia where more than 800 movers and shakers, all leaders in business, government, nonprofits and education, come together to celebrate the Coalition's impact in the region.
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