True to our name, Caring People Alliance exists because of strong ties both within our organization and beyond. We frequently collaborate with community-based organizations, government entities, and private organizations on a host of initiatives. Support Caring People Alliance by becoming a partner today. Take a look at some of our existing partnerships.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Caring People Alliance offers Boys & Girls Clubs programming to all school-age youth that participate in your programs and centers. We offer world-class programs and activities that assure success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Education
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) (a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Education) is partnered with Caring People Alliance to focus on creating opportunities for Philadelphia's (Region 18) youngest citizens through our Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC).
ELRCs are designed as integrated system of supports that help families access quality early education and child care programs and other critical services, such as child care subsidy. They combine the work of Keystone STARS and Child Care Works programs, creating a streamlined one-door approach that addresses all family needs and breaks down barriers to services. ELRCs ensure children learn and develop through services such as Head Start, Pre-K Counts, home visitation and Early Intervention; parents are able to afford to go to work; and child care professionals can obtain coaching to bolster quality outcomes.
Caring People Alliance is a community partner with the School District of Philadelphia's Pre-K Counts and Head Start programs for low-income and at-risk families. The District and Caring People Alliance work together to ensure that our children receive high quality programs at our Keystone STAR 4 Early Learning Centers in the West Philadelphia Boys & Girls Club and at the R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club in North Philadelphia. The programs are state funded and free to eligible families.
City of Philadelphia: Office of Children and Families
The City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families (OCF) partners with Caring People Alliance to deliver Out-of-School Time programming, as part of the OCF continuum of prevention programs and activities designed to contribute to the overall well-being of youth through access to services that promote their healthy, physical, social, educational, and emotional development. They are designed for all youth, particularly those who need to be diverted from or have current or previous involvement in the child welfare system.
The Mayor's Office of Education
Caring People Alliance partners with the Mayor's Office of Education to provide quality Pre-K programs under the City's new PHL Pre-K program funded through the sugary beverage tax. Caring People officers PHL Pre-K classrooms at both of its Keystone STAR 4 Early Learning Centers in the West Philadelphia Boys & Girls Club and the R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club in North Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Caring People Alliance partners with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) to provide services at the Marconi Older Adult Center. Services include daily hot lunches, education, exercise and health classes, as well as a wide variety of recreational activities.
US Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Services
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks that Caring People Alliance delivers to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States.
Temple University College of Science and Technology
Temple University College of Science and Technology partners with Caring People Alliance on a wide variety of projects and programs that provide exceptional STEM opportunities for all of our Boys & Girls Clubs programs. Through its TU Teach program, Temple University science majors, conduct STEM activities in each of our community centers throughout the school year and during the summer. Caring People Alliance's Boys & Girls Clubs members also compete in SeaPerch the US Navy's underwater robotics program.
Drexel University: Action For Early Learning
Caring People Alliance has been an active partner in Drexel University's Action For Early Learning (AFEL) that supports children and families in our West Philadelphia Keystone STAR 4 Early Learning Center. The West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning (AFEL) Initiative is a Drexel University-led collaboration of social service, education agencies, and community stakeholders working to create an education support system for students and families in the 19104 zip code. AFEL’s long-term goals for these children are: (a) Kindergarten readiness and (b) Reading at Grade Level by the end of Third Grade.