Southwark House

Preschool in Philadelphia, PA 19147

101 Ellsworth St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Public Transportation : Bus
Language(s) Spoken : English Spanish
Part Time / Full Time : Full Time Part Time

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has a long and rich tradition of service to children adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia. United Communities was established in 1969 through the merger of three settlement houses that date back to 1847. For the past 40 years United Communities has carried out the original settlement mission to promote the educational and economic advancement of individuals and families within its host neighborhoods.

Today our mission is to work in partnership with the various communities for social and economic justice and to foster harmony for building self-sustaining communities through:

* Advocacy that promotes member participation and leadership * Economic Programs for enhancing community development * Social Programs supporting individual and family well-being * Educational opportunities that advance skill development and knowledge

United Communities currently operates two facilities each of which serves as a major hub for community resources and spirit in three very low income diverse areas of Southeast Philadelphia: the Houston Center 8th Street and Snyder Avenue; and Southwark House at Front & Ellsworth Streets. In addition United Communities also operates afterschool programs at the Sharswood Elementary Southwark Elementary and Fell Elementary schools. United Communities provides services and community driven activities that address the needs further the strengths and reinforce community spirit for more than 7500 children adults and families through a wide array of services.

These services include:

  • Afterschool and summer camp programs
  • Adult Education (English as Second Language)
  • Housing counseling and homeowner education
  • Emergency energy assistance
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Prevention/Intervention programs for teenage youth
  • Youth employment program
  • Out-of-school youth educational/job readiness programming
  • Case Management and Family Services
  • Truancy Prevention/Intervention Programs
  • Youth Leadership Councils
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Through our years of service we have established and maintained strong relationships with local schools and community-based organizations. In the past several years United Communities has been an active participant in the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative. This participation has enabled United Communities to enhance its programming for youth further our partnerships with other organizations and increase the visibility of our agency.

Child Ages:
2 years - 15 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
This provider accepts vouchers
Special Needs:
Administer Medication Asthma Behavioral/Emotional Issues

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