So You Think You Know Pyn, The Council And Philadelphia Works? Get Ready To Prove It!

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You often hear about the differing relationships that exist between PYN, the Council for College and Career Success, and Philadelphia Works. This quiz is intended to be a fun way to gauge the extent of your knowledge of these relationships, and potentially to qualify you to receive fabulous prizes! This is an “open book” test, so please feel free to consult web-based or other resources in developing your responses. The first three people to respond, with correct answers, will win prizes! Good luck! For each of the following questions, identify all correct answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select all of the correct answers. The Philadelphia Youth Network:
    • A. 

      Was the city’s first Workforce Investment Board

    • B. 

      Manages the city’s WIA and TANF youth funding under contract to Philadelphia Works

    • C. 

      Reports directly to the Mayor’s Office

    • D. 

      Is a private, nonprofit organization

    • E. 

      E. Supports the work of the Council for College and Career Success and its committees

  • 2. 
    Select all of the correct answers. The Philadelphia Youth Network is a youth intermediary organization, which means that it:
    • A. 

      Works most closely with middle school and younger high school students

    • B. 

      Convenes and connects institutional partners to address a common purpose

    • C. 

      Is also known as a “backbone” organization in the collective impact field

    • D. 

      Operates all of the youth programs in the city

    • E. 

      E. Takes credit for the city’s successes in youth workforce development

  • 3. 
    Select all of the correct answers. The Council for College and Career Success:
    • A. 

      Oversees all Workforce Investment Act funding available to Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Is a standing committee of the Philadelphia Youth Network

    • C. 

      Functions as the local Youth Council that is required by the Workforce Investment Act

    • D. 

      Was appointed by Mayor Nutter in the first year of his Administration to help him achieve his education goals for the city

    • E. 

      E. Has committees that oversee WorkReady Philadelphia and Project U-Turn

  • 4. 
    Select all of the correct answers. The Council for College and Career Success:
    • A. 

      Is chaired by Mayor Nutter

    • B. 

      Is overseen by a leadership team comprised of members from the Mayor’s Education Office, the Superintendent of Philadelphia Schools, a leading employer, and the president of a Philadelphia higher education institution

    • C. 

      Makes the final decisions on program models to be supported by WIA and TANF youth dollars and organizations that will operate them

    • D. 

      Advises Philadelphia Works on issues relating to youth employment and education, including use of WIA and TANF youth dollars

    • E. 

      Presents an annual report to the Mayor on progress towards the city’s education goals

  • 5. 
    Select all of the correct answers. Philadelphia Works:
    • A. 

      Was created in 2011 through a merger of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board and Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, and oversees the city’s workforce development initiatives

    • B. 

      Has a number of standing committees, including the Council for College and Career Success

    • C. 

      Makes final decisions on all aspects of the work of the Council and PYN funded by WIA and TANF, as well as all other resources leveraged by PYN.

    • D. 

      Oversees the city’s CareerLink centers, which work to connect unemployed individuals and displaced workers to employment

    • E. 

      Is appointed and overseen by regional employers

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements are true:
    • A. 

      PYN supports the work of the Council for College and Career Success, which is a standing committee of Philadelphia Works

    • B. 

      The Council for College and Career Success functions as PYN’s board of directors

    • C. 

      Philadelphia Works is the city’s WIA Workforce Investment Board, and the Council for College and Career Success is the city’s WIA Youth Council

    • D. 

      Although PYN manages WIA and TANF youth dollars under contract to Philadelphia Works, the rest of PYN’s budget and programs are outside of that agreement

    • E. 

      Recognizing their expertise in youth workforce issues, Philadelphia Works has granted all decision-making authority on youth issues to the Council and PYN.

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