Philadelphia Community Corps
Philadelphia Community Corps provides career training programs that create jobs through reuse.
HISTORY OF THE CORPS
Greg Trainor, Executive Director, learned how to deconstruct buildings in 2006 as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member working for several disaster response organizations in the post-Katrina Gulf Coast. In 2009, Greg was struck by the idea that later became the Philadelphia Community Corps after reading “A Prayer for the City” by Buzz Bissinger. With 40,000-60,000 abandoned properties costing the Philadelphia upwards of 20 million annually plus 70 million in noncollectable property taxes, this is clearly a city facing a catastrophic disaster.
BUILDING NEIGHBORHOODS BY TACKLING BLIGHT
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Philadelphia Community Corps offers job training and career development opportunities to entry-level and re-entry job training for individuals facing barriers to employment.
BENEFITING TAXPAYERS TO SUPPORT THE MISSION
RECLAIMING LIVES BY INCREASING OPPORTUNITY
17% INCARCERATION RATE REDUCTION
12% HIGHER WAGES
MORE LIKELY TO REMAIN EMPLOYED LONG TERM
OUR JOB-TRAINING PARTNERS
SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT WITH WASTE DIVERSION
65% OF HARDWOOD FLOORING IS LANDFILLED
SAVE TREES, SAVE MONEY
3 TRILLION BF OF LUMBER PRODUCED IN US
ONE TON OF DOORS
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Providing Resources to the Community
APPLY FOR A $500 BUILDING MATERIAL ART GRANT
If you have an innovative project you are planning but need the materials to build, Philly Reclaim wants to help you make it happen! If your project is chosen, all we ask in return is a little social media love. So whether it’s progress photos or the end result, please tag us at @PhillyReclaim.
- Project already has a potential place / purpose / home.
- Project is well thought out which must be articulated in the application.
- Grant recipient must live in the Greater Philadelphia Region, but the project can go anywhere!
Calling all DIY-ers, Artists, Media Makers, All Creative Folks who are making with their hands!
Philly Reclaim loves supporting new ideas and cool projects made out of reclaimed materials. We are giving $500 in store credit to supply as-is building materials for an innovative and community-focused project every month!
Applications are always open
PCC’s Ops Team and Board of Directors vote unanimously on decisions
The decision will be delivered via email the first of each month
Applications do not roll over to the next month
To be considered for a grant, you must use this form