WPSi Alumni Newsletter
Welcome to WPSI's May Alumni Newsletter! Keep reading for exciting new events and opportunities!
Free One-on-One Tax Consultations
If you have questions regarding filing your taxes, sign up for a free one-on-one 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. Taylor will be providing free one-on-one consultations for alumni who need assistance with filing their taxes or have specific questions. The deadline for completing your taxes is May 12th!
WPSI Scholars
Receive a $1,000 scholarship from WPSI to help with school-related fees
Have you seen the news about 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.

Don't miss out! Application for this year’s WPSI Scholar cohort is due on May 21, 2021.
For Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship Starter Kit Workshop
Tuesday, May 18th • 7pm - 8:30pm

In this workshop, you will work with coach Khalia Deborah to walk through the process of determining if your idea is a good idea or needs some fine tuning before launching. You will also walk through the 7 essentials to building a successful business model and understanding generational marketing. Lastly, you will walk through how to develop a 12-month action plan in order to keep you focused even after the workshop is over. By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to move forward with your business idea with focus and clarity!
For more information on the Dreams Cohort and Khalia Deborah, visit their sites and socials:

The Dreams Cohort: InstagramWebsite

Khalia Deborah: InstagramWebsite
Events Recap
Links to Events on Credit and Real Estate Investing
Lorenzo and Anthony provided great tips and tricks on how to build your credit, buy your first home, and get started with real estate investing. If you did not get a chance to attend over these past two months, check out the events here:
For more information on Lorenzo and Anthony, visit their sites and socials:

Lorenzo Jackson: InstagramWebsite

Anthony Lee: InstagramWebsite
Talk About It Tuesdays with Coach Kala
Join Coach Kala on Tuesday nights for a virtual group chat where you decide the topic. Come talk about whatever’s on your mind or on your heart. We will talk about topics like goal setting, work, family, financial growth, personal growth, time management, and more. Get ready to be encouraged with Coach Kala.
 
When: Every Tuesday Night at 7pm
Where: On ZOOM (Sign up on Calendly)
Financial Coaching Interest
If you are looking for assistance to reach your financial goals, we'd like to know! Fill out this brief survey if you are interested in receiving financial coaching and guidance.
#WWW Recap
Our partners at Good Shepherd Penn Partners are looking for WPSI Alumni to consider for full-time work as Patient Services Representatives at University City (3737 Market St)
 
Click here to learn more about the position.

TO BE CONSIDERED:

1.Click here to notify us of your interest in the Patient Services Representatives position.
2.Click here to learn more and apply for the position on the Good Shepherd Penn Partners website. 
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!
Interested in Sharing Your Business with the Alumni Network?
Be sure to follow @westphilaskills on Instagram for additional resources shared on our story!
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:
WPSI STAFF
Matt Bergheiser
President,
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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