Gift of Life Foundation Grant

June 1, 2018

In June 2018, Turning the Tide was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Gift of Life Foundation to partner with it’s Gift of Life Donor Program to increase education and donor designations for organ and tissue donation in Philadelphia within African American communities.  Gift of Life is the primary source of information regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation in the tri-state area.Read More →

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Freedom Rings project

June 1, 2018

In June 2011, Turning the TIDE was selected to participate in the Freedom Rings project, funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Public Computer Center (PCC), and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) grant awards respectively from the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Through these grants, Philadelphia FIGHT and Turning the Tide have worked together to maintain a Public Computing Center (or KEYSPOT) at Turning the Tide  and offer training and technology services to the community served by Turning the Tide.  Through these grants Turning the TIDE  has received 11 new state of the art computers, software and hardware, network server…Read More →

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Blue Print for a Safer Philadelphia

February 1, 2018

In February of 2008, the City of Philadelphia selected Turning the TIDE to be the Cobbs Creek area the Blue Print for a Safer Philadelphia project, a youth mentoring program to prevent incarceration.Read More →

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Philadelphia Activities Fund Grant

October 1, 2015

In October 2015 and 2014, Turning the Tide was awarded $1,000 grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund for our Youth and Technology program.Read More →

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IBM’s Lynn Rossiter awarded IBM volunteer of the month

November 1, 2013

In November of 2003, Ms. Lynn Rossiter was selected as the first ever volunteer of the month by her employer IBM. Ms. Rossiter was recognized for her tremendous contributions to the Turing the TIDE program in west Philadelphia. Ms. Rossiter’s story and that of Turning the TIDE was posted on IBM’s global intranet site as a model for the company’s thousands of employeesRead More →

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KEYSPOT Designation

October 1, 2013

In October 2013, based largely on our success as a KEYSPOT in the Freedom Rings project (see below for details), Turning the TIDE was selected as one of only ten Public Computer Centers (or KEYSPOTs) citywide to be funded through the 2014 program year.  Funding consists of an $11,000 grant, technical support and training for our Public Computer Center staff.  Continued funding for the Turning the TIDE KEYSPOT was provided by Drexel University, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Office of Innovation and Technology.Read More →

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Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center Partnership

June 1, 2011

In the Summer of 2011, Turning the TIDE partnered with the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center (PCVPC) to provide an interactive program to youth ages 9-15, especially designed to teach youth ways to deal with important and timely social issues like problem-solving and conflict management.  The program was provided free of charge to participants and facilitated by trained PCVPC clinicians from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.Read More →

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IMATTER Philly Partner Sponsored by the CDC

January 1, 2011

Beginning in 2011, Turning the TIDE, became a partner Family Planning Council in a 5-year initiative called IMATTER Philly (initially referred to as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative of West and Southwest Philadelphia) which is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The goal of the initiative is to systematically and notably reduce the occurrence of teen pregnancies in the West and Southwest Philadelphia areas.  Turning the TIDE has participated in this effort by facilitating discussion groups for pre-teens and teens, ages 10 to 19 years.  These age-appropriate discussion groups are based on evidenced based curriculums developed to equip adolescents with the knowledge, motivation…Read More →

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The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium 5 Year Grant

January 1, 2010

In 2010, Turning the TIDE – in partnership with The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC) – received a grant of $250,000 (distributed over a five-year period) from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help address the disproportionate effect that AIDS has had on the African American, Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander communities across Philadelphia.  To meet their goals of creating positive changes and much-needed AIDS/HIV education in these communities, Turning the TIDE and TPAC have developed a program called Changing Opinions to Prevent HIV (COPH).Read More →

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Mayor’s Office of Re-Integration Services for Ex-Offenders (R.I.S.E.) Grant

January 1, 2010

In 2010, the Mayor’s Office of Re-Integration Services for Ex-Offenders (R.I.S.E.) provided a grant of up to $30,000 to Turning the TIDE for it to recruit and train life coaches for ex-offenders.Read More →

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Distinguished Leadership Award from Community College of Philadelphia

May 1, 2009

In May 2009, Executive Director Jonathan E. Ford received the annual Distinguished Leadership Award from the Community College of Philadelphia for his commitment to serving the residents of West Philadelphia.Read More →

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“Honor of Hope Award” from the White House Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives

January 1, 2008

In June of 2008, Turning the TIDE received the prestigious “Honor of Hope Award” from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for its success in preparing individuals recently released from incarceration with workforce re-entry.Read More →

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IBM Corporate Partnership

July 1, 2007

In July of 2007, IBM agreed to become a corporate partner/sponsor for Turning the TIDE’s mentoring programs, donating their mentor place software for use in Turning the TIDE’s computer labs.Read More →

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US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Grant

July 1, 2007

In July of 2007, Turning the TIDE was awarded a $60,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), to continue the successful operation of its Project ECHO program for a period of eighteen (18) months.  Turning the Tide will seek to serve persons recently released from incarceration with job training, employment placement services and mentoring.Read More →

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Department of Behavioral Health/Mental Retardation Services “Building Recovery Capital” & “Communities of Recovery” Mini-Grant

June 1, 2007

In June of 2007, Turning the TIDE was awarded a Department of Behavioral Health / Mental Retardation Services “Building Recovery Capital” & “Communities of Recovery” mini-grant for $10,000.  This six-month grant was awarded to allow for the provision of customized technology training to persons in need of receiving mental health services, mental health practitioners, or social service providers working in the mental health arena.Read More →

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Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania Planning & Implementation Grants

May 1, 2007

In May of 2007, Turning the TIDE received an estimated $25,000 to expand its partnership with the Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, participating in a coalition to operate a social services program for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16, over a two-year period.  The program will operate year-round and will provide mental health services, technology training and career counseling, sexual health education including education about HIV/AIDS, exposure to the arts and youth mentoring.  The full collaborative, The Youth of Promise, which is part of a coalition which includes the Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Turning the TIDE, The Consortium and IDDDAY,…Read More →

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“Men Making a Difference” Award from the Community Leadership Training Institute of the American Cities Foundation

April 1, 2007

In April of 2007, Jonathan Ford, Executive Director of Turning the TIDE was selected to receive the 2007 “Men Making a Difference” Award from the Community Leadership Training Institute of the American Cities Foundation.  This award is given to men in twelve different areas including Arts and Culture, Criminal Justice, Education, Media, etc. who have chosen to “Make a Difference.”Read More →

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Fit For Eternity HIV/AIDS Expo Participation

March 1, 2007

In March 2007, Turning the TIDE participated in the Fit For Eternity HIV/AIDS Expo with an estimated 30 agencies and organizations from across the region.  The expo was held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia At the event, Jonathan Ford, Turning the TIDE’s Executive Director, presented an HIV Ministry Workshop with over 100 pastors in attendance.  As part of the full day of HIV education, prevention counseling and testing and informational workshops, over 800 individuals learned about their HIV status through the use of rapid testing technology.  The expo culminated with the one-woman show, Sometimes I Cry, a thorough-provoking…Read More →

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“Champion of Compassion Award”by the US Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

March 1, 2007

In March of 2007, Turning the TIDE was awarded with the prestigious “Champion of Compassion Award”, presented by the US Department of Labor – Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  Turning the TIDE’ received this award as a result of its work in the employment arena, which empowers individuals, fosters self-sufficiency and success, and restores hope.Read More →

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Participant White House “State Strategies – Compassion in Action Roundtable” 

March 1, 2007

In March of 2007, Turning the TIDE was invited by Jay Hein, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, to join the White House “State Strategies – Compassion in Action Roundtable.”  This event highlighted promising models of innovation within state and local governments, focusing on replicable partnerships between Federally-funded programs and community and faith-based nonprofits that strengthen service to the needy.Read More →

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health/Philadelphia AIDS Consortium and Williams Medical Center

September 1, 2006

In September of 2006, Turning the TIDE received a three-year award of approximately $180,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, in partnership with the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium and Williams Medical Center.  These resources will support the development of the use of rapid testing technology for HIV/AIDS in West Philadelphia.    Through this partnership, the West Philadelphia Minority Health Collaborative, Turning the TIDE is building local infrastructure for the provision of HIV/AIDS services within the community.Read More →

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IBM World Community Grid Program Partnership

August 1, 2006

In August of 2006, Turning the TIDE established a partnership with IBM through their World Community Grid Program.  World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better.  As a member of the World Community Grid, Turning the TIDE contributes computer time that would normally go to waste, allowing Turning the TIDE to join with other organizations across the county to create a large system with massive computational power that far surpasses a handful of supercomputers. …Read More →

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Project ECHO awarded United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration Grant

July 1, 2006

In July of 2006, Turning the TIDE was awarded a $75,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), to continue the successful operation of its Project ECHO program for a period of eighteen (18) months.  Turning the Tide will seek to serve persons recently released from incarceration with job training, employment placement services and mentoring.Read More →

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Philadelphia Ready4Work Contract

October 1, 2005

In October of 2005, Turning the TIDE was contracted by the Philadelphia Ready4Work program (a United States Department of Labor grantee) to develop and recruit mentors from faith based and community-based organizations across the city to provide mentoring and support services to previously incarcerated persons in their program.Read More →

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IBM Gifts $30,000 to Turning the TIDE & Impact Services

August 1, 2005

In August, of 2005, Turning the TIDE, in partnership with Impact Services, received a $30,000 donation of hardware and software from IBM. This equipment was utilized in the development of a new computer lab to support Turning the TIDE and Impact Service’s joint efforts to provide workforce development services for ex-offenders and veterans.Read More →

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Project ECHO awarded United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Grant

July 1, 2005

In July of 2005, Turning the TIDE was awarded a $25,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), to continue the successful operation of its Project ECHO program for the period of one year.Read More →

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Mustard Seed Foundation Grant

May 1, 2004

In May of 2004, Turning the TIDE was awarded a multi-year matching grant award from the Mustard Seed Foundation in the amount of $15,000.00. The grant award is to support the continuation of our Project ECHO program.Read More →

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Team Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board’s Faith-Based & Community Grant Initiative

April 1, 2003

In April of 2003, Turning the TIDE was awarded $25,000 from the Team Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board’s Faith-Based and Community Grant Initiative to support the startup operations of Project ECHO (Empowering Communities to Help Others) as a CareerLink Access Point. This project was a partnership between Turning the TIDE, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board and the Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives. Project ECHO creates a network of faith-based and community-based organizations helping individuals successfully navigate the regional job market, specifically targeting the connection of ex-offenders to workforce services.Read More →

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