Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB)
May 15, 2017
Year Up Greater Philadelphia, a year-long workforce development program for low-income young adults, participated in the Keller Williams Realty Center City’s RED Day event on May 11, 2017. As part of Keller Williams’ annual day of service, RED Day is dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities.
Since the first RED Day in 2009, Keller Williams associates have given hundreds of thousands of hours of community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to rebuilding homes and schools for community members in need. This year’s event focused on the Point Breeze neighborhood, where Year Up, Keller Williams and other volunteers helped with the structural rehabilitation, street clean up and park maintenance of Girard Elementary, Vare Edwin H Middle School, Smith Playground and Ralph Brooks Park.
“RED Day is a day of service that positively impacts the community. We are proud to support Year Up Greater Philadelphia from this initiative,” said Paul Fontaine, Keller Williams Realty.
Joseph Coyle, Executive Director of Year Up Greater Philadelphia, said, “Year Up Greater Philadelphia is proud of its participation in Keller Williams’ RED Day as it aligns directly with our mission. We salute Keller Williams’ commitment to giving back to the community and thank them for affording us this opportunity.”
Year Up Greater Philadelphia is a yearlong workforce development program for low-income young adults, ages 18-24. Located at Peirce College, Year Up Greater Philadelphia provides students with one semester of targeted technical and professional skills training in areas such as Business Operations and Information Technology, followed by a semester-long, credit-bearing professional internship at a top local company. Students can then complete their Associate’s Degrees in…