Since the first RED Day in 2009, Keller Williams associates have given hundreds of thousands of hours of community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to rebuilding homes and schools for community members in need. This year’s event focused on the Point Breeze neighborhood, where Year Up, Keller Williams and other volunteers helped with the structural rehabilitation, street clean up and park maintenance of Girard Elementary, Vare Edwin H Middle School, Smith Playground and Ralph Brooks Park.
“RED Day is a day of service that positively impacts the community. We are proud to support Year Up Greater Philadelphia from this initiative,” said Paul Fontaine, Keller Williams Realty.
Joseph Coyle, Executive Director of Year Up Greater Philadelphia, said, “Year Up Greater Philadelphia is proud of its participation in Keller Williams’ RED Day as it aligns directly with our mission. We salute Keller Williams’ commitment to giving back to the community and thank them for affording us this opportunity.”
Year Up Greater Philadelphia is a yearlong workforce development program for low-income young adults, ages 18-24. Located at Peirce College, Year Up Greater Philadelphia provides students with one semester of targeted technical and professional skills training in areas such as Business Operations and Information Technology, followed by a semester-long, credit-bearing professional internship at a top local company. Students can then complete their Associate’s Degrees in the second year. Year Up Greater Philadelphia has served more than 260 young adults to date, from 6 graduating classes.
About Year Up
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college-level coursework. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,600 students annually across 24 campuses in Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, National Capital Region, New York City, Providence, Puget Sound, South Florida and Wilmington.
To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter: @YearUp
About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Austin-Texas based Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with more than 790 offices and 134,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2015, Training Magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world.
Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties.
As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Realty worked in conjunction with Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation to sponsor this year’s event. For more information about RED Day, visit http://www.phillyredday.com