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Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success Year-Round WIA-Funded Programs

Philadelphia Works and the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), on behalf of the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success (the Council) are seeking proposals from schools, non-profits, and for-profit youth-serving organizations, with significant capacity, demonstrable youth-development experience and outcomes to operate year-round WIA-funded programs during the contract period beginning July 1, 2015.

The RFP is now available below as well as at and

Prospective respondents are required to submit a “Notice of Intent to Apply" form (Attached to the RFP) to inform the Council of their intent to submit an application. The form may be faxed to the attention of Laura McHugh, Philadelphia Youth Network, at (267) 502-3859 or emailed to and is due no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 24, 2014. This notification is for planning purposes to assist in securing the necessary number of reviewers.

A Bidders' Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the offices of Philadelphia Youth Network, located at 714 Market Street – Suite 320. Attendance is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Please RSVP your attendance by clicking here and completing the RSVP form. You will be required to include the number of persons attending and the name of your organization.

Questions MUST be submitted by October 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be addressed at the Bidders’ Conference. In the event that there are additional questions introduced at or after the Bidders’ Conference, those questions and answers will be posted within four business days. All questions and answers will be posted on the following websites:,, and The final deadline for all questions is November 3, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Proposals are due Monday, November 10, 2014 by 12:00 noon. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this process, please email

To view a PDF of the RFP, click here.
To download a Word Document version of the RFP, click here.
To download the Excel budget spreadsheet, click here.
To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the RFP, please click here.


During Winter 2014, the Research & Evaluation Department at the Philadelphia Youth Network conducted an evaluation of the In-School Youth and Out-of-School Youth program models that were operational during 2012-2013 (PY2013). The evaluations assessed the implementation of each program model and documented successes and challenges experienced by program providers and their participants. The findings and recommendations from these reports will inform the design of the upcoming Request for Proposals for Year-Round WIA-funded Programs.

Evaluation of Out-of-School Models: Key Findings and Recommendations 
Evaluation of In-School Models: Key Findings and Recommendations 


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The Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success is a committee of the Philadelphia Works Board. Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. provides staffing support to the Youth Council and its initiatives.

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