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Increasing Job Opportunities

Residents identified the need for both short-term, quick-paying entry-level jobs and long-term gainful employment. Here are two programs currently happening in Nicetown and Tioga.

Same Day Work and Pay

Through the Same Day Work and Pay program, PHS partners with community organizations to employ under- and unemployed Philadelphians to perform daily work assignments such as clearing vacant lots, cleaning street corridors, and completing other community improvement tasks. Participants receive $100 per day and are paid on-site where they can also connect with social services support.   

Two of our leading partners in the program are Nicetown CDC and Tioga United.  

Program Results As of May 2023:

  • Nicetown CDC created 456 daily jobs between November 2022 through May 2023.
  • Tioga United created 474 daily jobs between November 2022 through May 2023.
  • 130 daily jobs per month were created between Tioga United and Nicetown CDC.

Our communities become cleaner, greener, and more welcoming following a program workday! Learn more and sign up today.


Workforce Development

In addition, PHS also runs green industry workforce development programs offering training in the following areas:  

  • Basic horticulture and ecology 
  • Landscape maintenance & tree care 
  • Equipment operation and safety 
  • Light carpentry and masonry 
  • Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) 

Local Nicetown and Tioga residents are encouraged to take part in our two-week mini job training. More details to come soon.   

Explore how PHS is increasing economic opportunities throughout the region with our Workforce Development Programs.