Philadelphia Youth Network

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General Information
Description of AgencyPhiladelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a solutions-builder forging together significant players to alleviate a root cause of poverty by preparing 12-24-year-olds to become productive working adults. Our work is grounded in the understanding that young people need access to both education and employment, proven factors in being prepared for a career. With a track record of increasing impact, PYN funds and brokers action with the right partners to collectively address barriers. PYN constructs systems to create change, while innovating to meet evolving needs. Together with our partners, PYN dramatically changes the trajectory of individuals’ lives by giving voice to underserved youth, and ultimately creating a pipeline for an educated, engaged workforce.
MissionTo create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success.
HistoryFounded in 1999, PYN was among the first organizations in the country to systematically increase connections between formal education and employment preparation. Since then, PYN has become a leader in innovating service delivery, leveraging funding, aligning partners and enhancing systems to support better outcomes in education and employment for youth in Philadelphia. Using a collective impact approach, PYN unites leaders and resources to create new solutions to complex, large-scale social problems. Since its inception, PYN has secured more than $500M dollars from public and private sources and managed over 200 plus contracts with community-based organizations to create a coordinated youth service system and high-quality opportunities for more than 175,000 young people.
Agency TypeNonprofit - Incorporated
Contact Information
Contact's NameChekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend
Contact's PositionPresident and CEO
Contact's Phone267-502-3800
Physical Site Address 1400 Market Street
Physical Site Address 2Suite 200
Physical Site City, State, ZipPhiladelphia, PA 19106
Main Phone267-502-3768
Web Address
Director Information
Director's NameStephanie Gambone
Director's PositionExecutive Vice President
Director's Phone267-502-3800
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Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Philadelphia Youth Network
Affiliated Programs: Philadelphia Youth Network - Philadelphia; Old City
Affiliated Services: Philadelphia Youth Network - Project U-Turn
Philadelphia Youth Network - Work Ready Program