In September of 2018, reskilling and job training nonprofit Philadelphia Works received a grant from the Sorenson Impact Center and nonprofit Social Finance to develop a public-private partnership within the city. 

The grant, worth up to $420,000, has helped Philadelphia Works develop a “pay for success” (PFS) program to get local residents into steady jobs.

 

Over the next several months, both organizations will be working together to train cohorts of individuals who are registered with recruitment assistance service PA CareerLink and in the Philadelphia Works system to become salespeople at the telecommunications giant.