YSI In The News: More teens in Philadelphia experience homelessness than previously thought, report shows

Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) Community Navigator, Porsha Burton was recently featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article highlighting new research that shows that the number of public high school students who are homeless in Philadelphia may be four times greater than official figures. Read the full article here. If you are interested in learning more about [...]

2021-07-06T12:02:14-04:00July 6th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

Pride Month Q&A with Youth in Community Navigator Program

Youth Service, Inc. is celebrating Pride Month by highlighting LGBTQ+ voices in our various programs. In this Q&A spotlight, we are speaking with Nellie, a young adult in Youth Service, Inc.'s Community Navigator program who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community to highlight issues youth in this community are facing in Philadelphia and find [...]

2021-06-25T09:38:24-04:00June 25th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature, YSI Stories|0 Comments

Father’s Day: John’s Story

  A father, came to YSI's Crittenton Support Center for Family Based Services seeking resources and support for housing for his family. He is the father of a 5 year-old and a 6 month-old with special needs which has created financial insecurities as well. YSI has been able to help this family by connecting him [...]

2021-06-21T10:22:46-04:00June 21st, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

Father’s Day: Carl’s Story

  A young father living in North Philadelphia with his girlfriend needed childcare assistance for his two-year old son due to both parents working from home during the pandemic. Even with both incomes it was difficult for the young family to afford childcare. Through reseach they found Youth Service, Inc.'s Baring House Crisis Nursery program. [...]

2021-06-21T10:03:52-04:00June 19th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

Webinar 6/22: Youth homelessness drastically underestimated in US study

Register now for a June 22nd webinar on new research on youth experiencing homelessness, followed by a panel. The webinar will be from 10 AM to 11.30 AM. A new study from researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of Pennsylvania finds that youth homelessness may be drastically underestimated in the United States. In [...]

2021-06-15T08:50:36-04:00June 15th, 2021|Events, Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

YSI Supporter Spotlight: Philadelphia Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association

In the Supporter Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. donor making an impact in the communities we serve. In this spotlight, we are recognizing the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association (NHAA) with an interview with chapter President, Elaine Lawrence- Green.  Q: Tell us a little bit about the Philadelphia Chapter of the NHAA. We are a part [...]

2021-06-03T09:10:15-04:00June 4th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

CareerLink and Youth Service, Inc.’s Navigator Programs Team Up to Help Youth With Career Development

CareerLink and Youth Service, Inc. began a partnership around September of 2020 when a youth in YSI’s program was referred to CareerLink looking for help with a job. That’s where the youth was connected to CareerLink Youth Navigator April Smith. CareerLink’s Youth Navigator role is to helps support Philadelphia's youth and young adults with resources [...]

2021-05-12T10:23:05-04:00May 12th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments

YSI In the News: This Philly high school senior who was homeless is now sought by 50 colleges

Photo courtesy of YONG KIM / Staff Photographer Philadelphia Inquirer Youth Service, Inc.'s Youth Emergency Service (YES) alumni, Destiny Jackson was recently profiled by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the full article here. If you are interesting in helping Destiny reach her dream college, please visit her GoFundMe.

2021-05-17T08:54:40-04:00May 10th, 2021|Latest News, Top Feature|0 Comments
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