Refer to Temple Cares

TempleCares: Bridge to Employment provides young adults with the education, training, and work experience needed to be successful in the healthcare industry!


  • Earn free industry credentials in Medical Office, Nurse Aide, or Behavioral Health.
  • Gain skills through a paid “on the job” training experience.
  • Participate in career exploration, career exposure, and professional and personal skill building workshops.
  • Intensive career coaching to support on the job training, interviews, and full time employment, with support through the first 3 months after being hired for the full time permanent position.
  • Program runs from July through December, with full time employment search beginning in January after successful completion of credential process.
  • Summer Schedule: students are in classes for five days a week at District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, 100 S Broad St.
  • Fall / Winter Schedule: students are in class at 1199C two days a week,  working at their internships two days a week and at Temple University one day a week.


  • Be 17-21 years old.
  • High school graduate (or will graduate same year as enrollment).
  • Graduates of high school CTE programs focused on health care studies strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Receive TANF/SNAP/MA as head of household or as minor.
  • Family income does not exceed Federal Poverty Income Guideline.
  • Philadelphia Resident.
  • Authorized to work in Philadelphia.
  • Males 18 or older registered for Selective Service.
  • Consent to obtain all Federal and State Criminal and Child Abuse clearances and drug testing.


Enrollment starts in Spring.




Michelle Bowen


1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Ritter Hall, Rm 446