The CTS Mission is to provide for economic, housing and social needs of the disadvantaged populations of Philadelphia to enable participants to begin the path to self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. In addition to many programs they offer Adult Re-Entry Programs & re-entry services to non-violent (and some violent) offenders returning to Philadelphia from incarceration in federal, state and local prisons.
YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training in construction and other in-demand occupations. Low-income young people who have left high school without a diploma enroll full-time in YouthBuild Programs for about 10 months. A strong emphasis is placed on creating a safe and caring community of adults and peers committed to each other’s success.