Our Vision and Work

Mission Statement

To reduce poverty and injustice by providing high quality services that nurture positive child and youth development, stable families across the life cycle, and thriving communities.


Caring People Alliance is on a mission to reduce poverty and injustice throughout Philadelphia. This ambitious, but grave, pursuit starts with nurturing positive child and youth development and encouraging family stability. So, in providing these community services, we strive to help our neighbors thrive.

We have been on this mission for over 85 years. We have strong roots in the efforts of empowerment for Philadelphia children and youth to become positive citizens, decision-makers, and leaders. We achieve this by providing youth, their families, and their elders with high quality, community-based programs, and services that promote character building, educational achievement, healthy lifestyles and teamwork.

Services are provided without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, color, creed, or disability.

“We want to help shape communities by supporting our most vulnerable neighbors. Focusing on positive outcomes for all creates a ripple effect that makes positive communities. That’s what drives us.

- Jerry Macdonald, President & CEO



Caring People Alliance is here to help. Whether you are looking for childcare support, family services, or a community of fellow seniors, we have a center for what you need. Contact us today to access the trusted care for children and seniors.

As a trusted community resource, we make it our priority to help your family sort through the challenges of everyday life. Through neighborhood-based services, Caring People Alliance is bringing resources and opportunities to economically-challenged, under-resourced communities.

Children & Youth

From early childhood education, to after-school STEM activities, we specialize in programs to help children and youth thrive as they grow into positive citizens. As an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the activities offered at our centers ensure young people are supported through diverse educational experiences, personal growth development activities, and recreational initiatives.

Teens

Like our services for children and youth, Caring People Alliance’s programming for teens is tailored to support young adults through a host of age-appropriate activities involving academics, arts, athletics, and more. Our programs allow young adults to learn healthy boundaries, lifestyles, and coping mechanisms. Our teens become leaders by participating in Philadelphia community based events, national conferences, and they socialize in our centers' teen-dedicated spaces.

Older Adults

Older adults in our Marconi Older Adult Program at the South Philadelphia Center stay active, social, and healthy through exercise classes, weight and aerobic training, theater productions, trips and more. Seniors in our programs can expect to create new friendships, sharpen their computer skills, partake in DJ-hosted dance parties, enjoy a nutritious meal, and so much more.

Food Care Program

Caring People Alliance serves as a sponsoring organization under the federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). CACFP program staff provide trainings and on-site nutritional supports for child care providers to assure that children in their programs receive a variety of nutritious daily meals and snacks.

ELRC

Caring People Alliance operates the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) for Region 18 (City of Philadelphia). The ELRC provides a one-stop shop for parents to receive information and support for their child care needs. ELRC staff answers questions, help parents find appropriate child care and determine eligibility for Child Care Works. ELRC staff also operate the Keystone STARS child care quality improvement program for Philadelphia and coordinate child care access and programming with Philadelphia PHL Pre-K program and the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Early Childhood Education programs.

Scioli Turco

Scioli Turco Inc. is a 501 c 4 (not for profit) corporation formed to assist the city in rehabbing properties around the Philadelphia area in order to beautify neighborhoods and restore tax dollars to the city. Scioli Turco is currently working to gain conservatorship of a number of properties in South Philadelphia and Bella Vista with plans to extend their resources into other neighborhoods.