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Dear WorkReady ParticipantThank you for your interest in the Urban Affairs Coalition’s WorkReady Summer Youth Employment Program! This program provides Philadelphia’s youth with a summer job and workshops to prepare to enter the workforce. Applications are now available online: click here to apply. Make sure to use UAC’s referral codes S125.

We offer two program models:

Work Experience Program: Ages 14-18; no prior experience required; predominately social services sector placements.  Important: When applying, use the UAC referral code S125.
Internship Program: Ages 14-18; prior job experience, resume, and interviews required; private sector placements.  Important: When applying, use the UAC referral code S125.
1. The online application is the first step.  Make sure you receive a confirmation email stating you application has been submitted. The program is competitive. Application does not guarantee acceptance.

2. The enrollment process is step two. We will begin in April.  UAC SummerWorkReady staff will review your online application and contact you to schedule an enrollment date. Please check the email address you used for the online application. Email is the main way that we will contact you. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of applying, please call 215-851-1800.

Prior to the enrollment process, you should gather all necessary documents (bold items are required, some may substitute for others), including:

Copy of your Birth Certificate
Copy of US Passport
Copy of your School ID [Copy of report card may be acceptable] Copy of your PA State ID
Official Philadelphia Work Permit** (fully filled out, stamped and signed)
Copy of US Social Security Card
**Visit the School District of Philadelphia’s website for more information and hours of operation or ask your school’s administration.
PLEASE NOTE: this year, there are no slots available for applicants 19 years old or over (college students are not eligible). All applicants must reside in the City of Philadelphia.


For more information about the enrollment process and timeline, please You can also email us at summeryouth@uac.orgcall us at 215-851-1800 (Please leave a message if we miss your call. We will get back to you).

UAC Summer WorkReady Staff