ACHIEVEability holds its 40th Anniversary Gala

Tomorrow, Hall Monitor will be broadcasting live from the Mann Music Center. ACHIEVEability, the West Philadelphia non-profit, will be holding its 40th-anniversary gala.

ACHIEVEability works to “break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single parent and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community, and economic development and accountability.”

Originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1981, ACHIEVEability began developing low-cost housing and was recognized as a model program by Philadelphia Health Management Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

ACHIEVEability has also launched programs aimed at economic development. In 2021, the Connects Program which helped over 2500 people, by enrolling in public benefits programs, free tax preparation, and emergency financial assistance.

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