WPSi Alumni Newsletter
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Hey everyone, we have some exciting news to share with you this month! We're offering assistance with filing your taxes, funding for school, and upcoming events for building your personal and business credit.
Job Quality Survey
It's important to us that our employer partners are worthwhile and valuable to you. We'd like to hear about your experiences through our Job Quality Survey. Take the survey below to give us feedback on your workplace culture, pay, and opportunities for advancement!
WPSI Scholars
Receive a $1,000 scholarship from WPSI to help with school related fees
We are happy to announce our new WPSI Scholar program in collaboration with Graduate! Philadelphia! WPSI Scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition for those who have been admitted into a degree, certification, or credentialing program, and have current or upcoming school-related fees.

Application for this year’s WPSI Scholar cohort is due on May 21, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.
Assistance with Filing Taxes
Taxes 101 Virtual Event with Enrolled Agent
Friday, March 5th • 1pm - 2:30pm
It’s tax season! If you have any questions regarding filing your taxes please join us for a virtual session with Enrolled Agent, Taylor Keitt. An Enrolled Agent is a tax advisor who is a federally-authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this session, Taylor will be discussing some of the things taxpayers should be mindful of as they file their taxes this year, such as stimulus checks, PPP Loans, Unemployment Benefits, and more.
One-on-One Tax Consultations
In addition to the virtual event, Taylor Keitt, EA, will be providing one-on-one consultations to alumni who need assistance with filing their taxes or have specific questions.
Building Your Personal and Business Credit
Understanding Personal Credit
Tuesday, March 16th • 12pm - 1:30pm
Philly Real Estate moguls Lorenzo Jackson and Anthony Lee are partnering with WPSI to provide a series of virtual seminars for our alumni! First up is learning how to build one’s personal credit. Join us to discuss how you can build your credit, understand your credit score, and more! 
Obtain Business Credit
Tuesday, March 23rd • 12pm - 1:30pm
In addition to fixing your personal credit, we will be learning how to build and manage credit for any of our start-ups and ventures with an emphasis on real estate investing. Join us to discuss how you can obtain an LLC and set your business up for success.
For more information on Lorenzo and Anthony, visit their sites and socials:

Lorenzo Jackson: InstagramWebsite

Anthony Lee: InstagramWebsite
Upcoming Recruitments
SEPTA Bus Operator
We are currently recruiting for Bus Operators with SEPTA. Applications are now open and recruitment closes on Tuesday, March 2nd.

Be sure to let your family and friends know about any of our upcoming recruitments! Alumni receive $25 for every person they refer that is accepted and joins the program.
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Meet three graduates of University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative who are on the path to realizing their career dreams with Philadelphia employers:
Matt Bergheiser
University City District

Patrick Bayer
Senior Manager for Economic Development and Analysis

Caitlin Garozzo
Director of Programs

Fontaine Gutierrez
Manager of Outreach and Communications
Mariya Khandros
Project Manager

Joshua Park
Senior Manager of Strategy and Partnerships

Tiffany Smith
Alumni Services Coordinator

Romaine Thrower
Manager of Career Strategies

Jennine White
Coordinator of Operations and Administration
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