About PYN

About PYN

PYN's Vision:

To alleviate poverty and inequity through education and employment

PYN's Mission:

To create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a solutions-builder forging together significant players to alleviate a root cause of poverty by preparing 12-24-year-olds to become productive working adults. Our work is grounded in the understanding that young people need access to both education and employment, proven factors in being prepared for a career. With a track record of increasing impact, PYN funds and brokers action with the right partners to collectively address barriers. PYN constructs systems to create change, while innovating to meet evolving needs. Together with our partners, PYN dramatically changes the trajectory of individuals’ lives by giving voice to underserved youth, and ultimately creating a pipeline for an educated, engaged workforce.

PYN Roles and Goals

We will continue to do this work, because:

Of the 10 largest U.S. cities, Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty, households with income below half of the poverty line.
Philadelphia is one of the most unequal cities in the country, with high levels of disparity in key indicators including income, housing value, and education level.
We believe that by bringing partners together to connect education and employment as a coordinated strategy, we can build systemic solutions that create pathways out of poverty.
PYN, Inc.  
400 Market St.
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19106