Calling all of Philly’s best and brightest Professional Developers! A new Request for Qualifications is now open and ready for you to apply!

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, in partnership with Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC),  is currently searching for engaging content experts to help our community-based organizations provide the very best quality development opportunities to our city’s youth.

We are seeking professional development practitioners to provide single workshops, training series and/or technical assistance in one or more of the content areas described below.

Studies have shown that the better trained the staff, the better the outcomes for our students. This makes it imperative that our program staff have the most cutting-edge tools at their disposal.

Applications are due on Friday, August 25. Proposals should focus on the following areas: 

  1. Child/youth growth and development 
  2. Learning environments and curriculum 
  3. Child/youth observation and assessment 
  4. Relationships and interactions with children and youth 
  5. Youth engagement, voice, and choice 
  6. Equity and inclusion 
  7. Family, school, and community relationships 
  8. Safety and wellness
  9. Program planning and development 
  10. Professional development and leadership

Applicants should also include their specialty areas (early childhood, middle school, high school, etc.) in their submissions. The full RFQ is available below. Interested organizations who meet the full criteria should submit all necessary information to

“This RFQ does not commit PHMC or the City of Philadelphia to enter into an agreement with any organization. PHMC and the City are not liable for any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting a proposal in response to this RFQ. If PHMC, in consultation with the City, chooses to award a contract, that contract will be awarded to the applicants whose proposal is the most advantageous to the City and in the City’s best interest. If an Applicant is not awarded a contract pursuant to this RFQ, neither PHMC nor the City of Philadelphia shall be obligated to debrief unsuccessful Applicants as to the basis for the decision not to award a contract to them.”

“Out-of-School Time (OST) programming, delivered by community-based organizations, is part of the City of Philadelphia’s continuum of prevention programs and activities designed to contribute to the overall wellbeing of youth through access to services that promote their healthy, physical, social, educational, and emotional development. Programming is designed for all youth, particularly those who need to be diverted from or have current or previous involvement in the child welfare system.”