PEP’s Adult Education Program is a year-round curriculum that serves students both with and without disability to improve their low literacy skills in order to succeed with employment. The program is specially designed to accommodate students at different levels of ability and experience. Personal goals are set and each student’s progress is measured against these set goals.
Adult Literacy Classes
In order to expand our reach into our South Philadelphia community, PEP offers free GED or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Preparation classes to up to 15 students per class, 15 hours per week to non-disabled community residents. These classes focus on the skills needed to pass the High School Equivalency Test tests which include literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. Career coaching is also offered which includes the assessment of students’ skills and interests, assisting them with such things as creating and updating typed versions of their resume. PEP’s Adult Literacy classes are offered year-round and are administered in 8 week periods.
For more information about our Adult Literacy classes, please contact Lisa Hannum at 215-952-4272 or email@example.com
All of the folks pictured here are involved in one or more of PEP’s programs. The kids are recent graduates of our summer program Camp PEP, and the adults are all interested in finding a job through our Community Integrated Employment services.
At PEP, every one of our employment seekers is supported by staff who regularly identifies local employment opportunities and then matches our consumer’s interests and skills to the position. We know that working at a job that one enjoys means that they’ll be good at it. And that’s a win – win for everyone.
Over the next year, we will be expanding our employment services expecting to serve 65 to 100 people annually which more than double the current number of consumers interested in finding a job. This expansion will significantly increase our expenses as we endeavor to improve our consumer’s chances of finding and keeping employment. That’s where we need your help…..
Making a living and supporting oneself is a critical aspect of any person’s life. With your financial support, we will be able to hire and train eleven staff who will help PEP facilitate this expansion.
Every contribution, no matter the size is so very important! Please consider making a financial contribution:
- To donate on line please click: Donate Today!
- To donate by phone please call Michael Domer, Director of Development at 215 952-4266
- To donate by email or for more information contact Michael at Michael.Domer@pepservices.org
Thank you for your investment in supporting programs and services designed for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens!!
The Community Partners Project was established by PEP to generate mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses and organizations. This year, with the support of the businesses listed below, we will be able to make an impact on the lives of over 300 individuals living with disabilities, as well as the family and caregivers who love and support them.
Programs Employing People has been a vital part of the disability network in the Delaware Valley since 1969. We would like to acknowledge the investment these local partners have made in support of our programs and services designed for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens!!
We become stronger together!
For information on how your company or organization can join the Community Partners Project contact Michael Domer our Director of Development at Michael.Domer@pepservices.org or 215.952.4266.
Community Partners and Sponsors (click on the ad for more information)
Every once in a while hard work, diligence and dedication to a job well done pays off! That’s what happened to William Ferebee, one of the graduates of our Community Integrated Employment (CIE) program who recently received the Employee of the Month Award from his employer the Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments. What’s so special about this award is that it is 100% peer elected and William has been employed as a Porter at the Claridge for just three months! Way to go William!!
Always Looking for New Employers!
The mission of the Community Integrated Employment program is to match reliable, well-trained workers from PEP with employers in the community; as well as providing paid assembly-line employment through our work center. CIE program candidates, like William, are excited about getting into the workforce, increasing their quality of life, while directly benefiting the businesses who hire them. Just this past year we partnered with several local companies to fulfill their employment needs. Businesses like the Wells Fargo Center, Minuteman Press, Temple University Hospital, Tinker Hill Co., University of Pennsylvania, the Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments, Kindred Hearts, the Liquor Control Board, and Walmart have counted on CIE staff to find them qualified candidates.
The purpose of the recently celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month was to educate the community about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
This year’s theme my disability is one part of who I am certainly resonates with two of PEP’s business partners the Wells Fargo Center and the Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments who have already recognized the benefits of working with PEP’s Community Integrated Employment program. PEP’s CIE has placed numerous workers at the Rittenhouse Claridge for the last three years and the sports complex in South Philadelphia for over 23 years!
Any business or organization interested in partnering with PEP’s Community Integrated Employment program should contact Beth Ryan, CIE Manager, at 215 952-4278 or at Beth.Ryan@pepservices.org.