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We rely on our community to strengthen Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) through resources and relationships. The more we are so generously given, the more we can help. Together we can achieve lasting change in Philadelphia's perception and treatment of homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals.

RWA extends our sincerest gratitude to the agencies, foundations, individuals, and businesses that have supported the work of the "men in blue."

The challenge:

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate in the country — 537 per 100,000 citizens.

Our solution:

RWA keeps formerly incarcerated individuals employed and out of the criminal justice system.


We couldn't do this without you.

Community leaders and champions of our cause.

Ready, Willing & Able has been so fortunate to collaborate with a diverse group of Philadelphia community leaders. These dedicated individuals serve as our Board of Directors and Advisory Board, that will help shape the present and future of the organization.


  • The Office of Homeless Services

  • Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation

  • Philadelphia Commerce Department

  • Mayfair Business Improvement District

  • Tacony Community Development Corporation

  • Fishtown Kensington Area Business Improvement District

  • Wayne Avenue Commercial Corridor

  • Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

  • Point Breeze residential community

  • United States Department of Justice

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • Barra Foundation

  • Brook J Lenfest Foundation

  • The Butler Family Fund

  • Church of the Holy Trinity

  • Claneil Foundation

  • Connelly Foundation

  • Fourjay Foundation

  • Genuardi Family Foundation

  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

  • Independence Blue Cross

  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Lincoln Financial Foundation

  • The Oak Foundation

  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

  • PNC Foundation

  • The Philadelphia Foundation

  • Samuel S. Fels Fund

  • Tierney

  • Union Benevolent Foundation


Over 1,000 residents and friends of Philadelphia

To become a supporter of RWA click here.

We provide the first job, they provide the second.

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA)'s most important goal - and the very core of our program - is for graduates to secure quality, full-time employment. Therefore, the business community in Philadelphia is a critical partner in our success.

The following is a sample list of employers who have hired RWA graduates:

  • Eliza Shirley House / Salvation Army

  • Keystone Quality Transport

  • Merck & Co.

  • Nicks Roast Beef

  • Super Fresh Market

  • Team Clean Inc.

  • Whole Foods Market

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