MLK Day of Service

A great big thank you to everyone who volunteered at Jane Addams Place for Martin Luther King Day!!  We spent time with the children, cleaned their play space, and took a room so disorganized that you could not even walk through it and turned it into something manageable through teamwork! Overall it was a productive and enjoyable day that was very much appreciated by the shelter staff and residents!! Thank you to Sarah Adams for finding this volunteer opportunity and organizing it!

Comfort Cases

Altogether we raised $1,275.00 in donations and collected 15 completed comfort cases! J The monetary donations are on their way to Comfort Cases, Inc., which will send completed comfort cases directly to CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates). We have been so successful this year that it is anticipated that we will receive more comfort cases than will serve CASA’s needs. Additional cases beyond CASA’s needs are being sent to Youth Services, Inc. and People Emergency Care.  Both organizations have homeless children in their programs who would immediately benefit from the comfort cases and the organizations have expressed a great need and appreciation of any amount that we can provide.  A great big thank you to everyone who donated, including Wade Clark Mulcahy, which provided a generous donation of $500!

SAVE THE DATE – Phila Futures Mock Interviews

On March 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and March 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, PADC members will conduct mock interviews with students in the Philadelphia Futures program to prepare them for internship interviews.

Philadelphia Futures provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. In addition to this educational mission, we are also committed to helping our students graduate from college career ready. Internships are an important element to that preparation.  The Career Futures Summer Internship Program is a competitive, paid opportunity that connects Philadelphia Futures collegians to meaningful opportunities for learning and development in a professional work environment. Philadelphia Futures has been working with collegians since they were in high school, and they have been well-prepared through academic enrichment, mentoring, college guidance and other programming. The goal of this program is to help collegians fine tune soft skills and learn industry-specific knowledge that potential employers expect to see when hiring new college graduates. Collegians are seeking internships in a variety of fields including business, law, education, and health/social services.

To prepare for interviews with employers, we host two mock interview workshops that provide students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills before meeting with employers. The first part of the workshop will take place in the morning and will include a presentation of interviews strategies and tips. During the second half of the workshop in the afternoon, students will complete 1:1 mock interviews and receive constructive feedback that will serve as the primary foundation for their continued preparation for upcoming internship interviews.