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What is E3Empowering the teens and young adults of Philadelphia through free education and employment services.

At Philadelphia Youth Network, we believe that every young person deserves the chance to cultivate their talents and achieve their dreams. E³ services help young people take the next step toward a career. Through comprehensive and individualized support, we connect teens and young adults to post-secondary education, paid work experience, adult mentorship, career pathway coaching, and more.

Who is E3 for? Helping Young People Achieve Their Dreams

E3 provides year-round services to 16-24 year olds in Philadelphia, not currently connected to school or work, who are looking to take the next step in their careers. E3 programs offer teens and young adults support, guidance and resources to begin and prepare for their career.

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The Impact of E³

Services Offered

Education. Employment. Empowerment.

  • Support to graduate high school or earn a GED
  • Connection to training after graduation
  • Help applying for college
  • Job skill assistance 
  • Access to paid internships, community service, and other work experiences
  • Connection to additional training and full-time employment
  • Career coaching
Explore our programs

Since 2005, our neighborhood -based centers have helped more than 1,000 young people graduate high school or earn their GED.

Success Story Our Success is Youth Success

E3 helps young people achieve their goals to continue their education or move on to gainful employment.

Step 1

Fill out an online application and start your journey with E³.

Download Application Instructions (PDF)

Step 2

Complete enrollment by submitting valid forms of identification and signatures.

Identification Forms

  • Social Security Number
  • ID / Age
  • Philadelphia Residency
  • Income Eligibility or Barrier
  • US Citizenship
  • Selective Service Registration (if male, 18+)

Enrollment Forms

  • Application Signature Page
  • Income verification form
  • Handbook Receipt

Step 3

Once you’re eligible, schedule your goal planning session to determine the best services for you.

Program Partners

E3 is powered by a network of community-based organizations operating programming and services across the city of Philadelphia. Check out the full network below.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Prioritizing North Philadelphia

2800 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-763-8870 x7245
padillae@congreso.net
Referral code: E101

Eckerd Connects

Prioritizing West Philadelphia

2 East Montgomery Ave., Bldg. A
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-291-5080
KTranzor@eckerd.org
Referral code: E107

EDSI

Serving All Philadelphia

Land Title Building, 100 S. Broad St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-564-0416
jhill@edsisoultions.com
Referral code: E110

JEVS Human Services

Serving All Philadelphia

112 N. Broad St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
267-238-3180
E3@jevs.org
Referral code: E106

People for People

Prioritizing North Philadelphia

800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-235-2340
jdelgado@peopleforpeople.org
Referral code: E112

Philadelphia OIC

Prioritizing North Philadelphia

1231 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-236-7700
jburnett@philaoic.org
Referral code: E111

Temple University

Prioritizing North Philadelphia

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Ritter Annex, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-3199
e3@temple.edu
Referral code: E109

Apply today!

Begin your journey and start your application now.

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Contact us

If you have questions or need help getting connected, you can contact your E3 program partner or contact PYN directly.

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