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The City of Brotherly Love lives up to its name

We rely on our community to strengthen Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) through resources and relationships. The more we are so generously given, the more we can help. Together we can achieve lasting change in Philadelphia's perception and treatment of homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals.

RWA extends our sincerest gratitude to the agencies, foundations, individuals, and businesses that have supported the work of the "men in blue."

We couldn't do this without you.

Community leaders and champions of our cause.

Ready, Willing & Able has been so fortunate to collaborate with a diverse group of Philadelphia community leaders. These dedicated individuals serve as our Board of Directors and Advisory Board, that will help shape the present and future of the organization.

Board of Directors:

  • Ashley B. Berke, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Todd Bernstein, Global Citizen & MLK365
  • Anthony Curro, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
  • Nathaniel H. Davis, Tonic Design Co.
  • Kate Houstoun, The Barra Foundation
  • Harriet Karr McDonald, The Doe Fund
  • Jim Klasen, Mental Health Association of SE PA
  • Soozung Rankin, The Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Barbara Rittenhouse, Pennsylvania Prison Society
  • Alexandra Samuels, Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

Supporters:

  • The Office of Supportive Housing
  • Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation
  • United States Department of Justice
  • Barra Foundation
  • Brook J Lenfest Foundation
  • The Butler Family Fund
  • Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Claneil Foundation
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Fourjay Foundation
  • Genuardi Family Foundation
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • The Oak Foundation
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • PNC Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Samuel S. Fels Fund
  • Tierney
  • Union Benevolent Foundation

Over 1,000 residents and friends of Philadelphia
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We provide the first job, they provide the second.

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA)'s most important goal - and the very core of our program - is for graduates to secure quality, full-time employment. Therefore, the business community in Philadelphia is a critical partner in our success.

The following is a sample list of employers who have hired RWA graduates:

  • Eliza Shirley House / Salvation Army
  • Keystone Quality Transport
  • Merck & Co.
  • Nicks Roast Beef
  • Super Fresh Market
  • Team Clean Inc.
  • Whole Foods Market