What Is “A Path to Prosperity”?

“A Path to Prosperity” is a Paid Job Training Program through Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Inc. and the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities. This program engages anyone over the age of 18. All are welcome. This wonderful opportunity was developed to combat the violence and opioid epidemics in North Philadelphia by providing career pathways for young men.

When are classes taught?

Path to Prosperity courses are taught at the PHA Johnson Homes Community Center located at 2500 W. Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121, The Beckett Life Center, 1410 N. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121, the Temple University Hospital Student Faculty Center, 3340 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Interested participants should register using the link below.

General Questions? Email p2p@mercyneighbors.org

Nicole Cobb, Specialist – 610-952-2184

Terry Pittman, Program Manager – 267-768-0693

“Everyday, I organize my life for a more positive outlook than ever imagined.” -Rashid M.

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Frequently Asked Questions



What do I need to get started?

Participants should have proof of the following

  1. HS Diploma or GED certification.
  2. Valid Driver’s License or State ID.
  3. Social Security Number via SSN card or government document

Working email and cell phone.

 The willingness to commit to a 4 week program typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4pm.

What is the intake process?

Online Application


What documentation is needed for registration?

  • State-Issued ID
  • SSN Card
  • Resume
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate




2023 WHYY news article


VANESSA‘S MONEY HOUR.” Path to Prosperity – Paid Job Readiness Training. December 2022 https://open.spotify.com/episode/5oGuJrSWNCvcDF0LKqCSlx?si=7ff1250449524d28

“Germantown Info Hub HourCPOC and A Path to Prosperity. October 27, 2022 https://open.spotify.com/episode/6JzIZ61iLNPlQd6VynbGPz?si=dd6db811433d4642 



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