About PYN

About PYN

PYN's Vision:

To alleviate poverty and inequity through education and employment.

The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is an intermediary organization dedicated to connecting systems and leveraging resources to increase the number of opportunities for youth. PYN has been working for nearly two decades with communities to create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success. We manage and support large-scale cross-sector initiatives while developing targeted programs to expand access to services for underserved young people.

At PYN, we know that when potential meets opportunity, youth will succeed. We believe in the power of partnerships and the need for collaboration. We have seen firsthand the scale we can accomplish when we work together. And we are committed to continuing this work until all of Philadelphia's young people have the opportunity to succeed.

PYN Roles and Goals

We will continue to do this work, because:

Of the 10 largest U.S. cities, Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty, households with income below half of the poverty line.
Philadelphia is one of the most unequal cities in the country, with high levels of disparity in key indicators including income, housing value, and education level.
We believe that by bringing partners together to connect education and employment as a coordinated strategy, we can build systemic solutions that create pathways out of poverty.
PYN, Inc.  
400 Market St.
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19106