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 young men between the ages of 18-34. However, all are welcome. This wonderful opportunity was developed to combat the violence in North Philadelphia by providing career pathways for young men.

When are classes taught?

We are excited to start a new chapter of a Path to Prosperity in 2024. We are hosting a pilot program schedule at the PHA Johnson Homes Community center located at 2500 W. Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

The first cohort of the 2024 year starts on January 30th with a new evening schedule from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until February 22, 2024.

The second cohort will run on the first 4 Saturdays in March starting March 2, 2024. The Saturday classes will start at 10am and end at 3:30pm. 

Interested participants should register using the link below.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can we register?

Facilitator of the Program: Ms. Nicole Cobb, Program Manager for A Path to Prosperity via email or phone 610-952-2184 ncobb@mercyneighbors.org


How can we match clients in need of your services?

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
  4. Covid- 19 vaccine

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
  • Covid-19 vaccine 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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