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E3 provides education, employment and empowerment services for youth and young adults in Philadelphia.

E3 services are delivered throughout the city by partner organizations and managed by PYN. Through this partnership, E3 provides critical academic skills and employment readiness training to 16 to 24-year-olds in Philadelphia who are out of school or work. E3 also functions as an access point for re-engagement services in Philadelphia. Building from the foundation of the E3 Power Centers, our work will provide a broader array of services to provide personalized support to Philadelphia's young people as they progress to the next step along their career path.

E3 Services

PYN Program Models


Services include:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Secondary credential attainment of high school diploma or GED
  • Connect to training or post-secondary education
  • Post-secondary access and planning. Preparing and planning for the next step secondary attainment

PYN Program Models


Services include:

  • Job readiness training
  • Access to subsidized employment including internships, community-service, or service-learning opportunities
  • Transitioning to employment, pre-apprenticeships, or other training programs

PYN Program Models


Services include:

  • Upskilling and coaching for advancement within your career pathway
  • Defining your vision, focusing on goals, and measuring your progress
  • Support opportunities to get connected to transportation, childcare subsidy, health services, secure housing, etc.

Begin your journey

Step 1: Apply online

Fill out an application online at to let us know you're interested. You will need to select a partner organization and use their referral code. There is no deadline to apply.

You will need an email address to apply for E3. If you need to, you can create a free email account using Google, Outlook, or Yahoo. Be sure to check your email often for updates! Pro-Tip: Make your email address professional, such as

Apply Now   Application Instructions  

Step 2: Submit your paperwork to enroll

This step is done by email and invitation only. Enrollment is the opportunity to complete and sign required paperwork and submit copies or pictures of documents necessary to continue beyond the apply step. You will complete enrollment forms on a computer or a mobile device and using a secure folder (ShareFile) submit your forms and vital documents. Details will be sent to the email address used on your application.

How to prepare

Gather your docs! You must provide proof of the following to receive services:

Social Security NumberSocial Security Card or Social Service Record
ID / AgeBirth Certificate, School ID, Report Card, Federal ID, State ID, Government ID, Passport, or Social Service Record
Philadelphia ResidencySchool ID, Report Card, Federal ID, State ID, Government ID, or Social Service Record
Income Eligibility or BarrierParticipants must prove low income eligibility or provide proof of barrier to education and employment.
US CitizenshipBirth Certificate, Passport, I-9 List A document, or I-9 List B and C Document
Selective Service Registration (if male, 18+)If you are a male 18+, you will need an online verification printout that you have registered for the selective service. If you will be turning 18 before the last day of the program, please bring the registration form.
Enrollment Forms

Application Signature Page | Income verification form | Handbook Receipt

Continue to check your emails daily for updates on your status of your file forms and documents. Check your junk or spam email folders just in case the emails do not get sent to your inbox.


Once you have been confirmed as eligible, your provider will reach out to schedule your assessment and goal planning session to determine the best services for you.

Program Partners

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Serving North Philadelphia
2800 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-763-8870 x7245
Referral code: E101

Eckerd Connects

Serving West Philadelphia
2 East Montgomery Ave., Bldg. A
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Referral code: E107

JEVS Human Services

Locations throughout Philadelphia
112 N. Broad St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Referral code: E106

Public Health Management Corporation

Locations throughout Philadelphia
1500 Market Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Referral code: E108

Temple University

Serving North Philadelphia
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Ritter Annex, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Referral code: E109

E3 is managed by PYN

PYN, Inc.  
400 Market St.
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19106