Our team of program directors, assessors, case managers, job developers, instructors and mentors work together to meet the needs of participants, employers and society.
CTS, formed in 1992, is a multi-program, multi-funded agency that has successfully implemented a variety of human services programs. The organization is a member of the Hunting Park-Germantown Business Association, the African American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Business Network and Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Its recently renovated headquarters and program facility are conveniently located in the heart of North Philadelphia. CTS’s facility features private offices for counseling and case management, spacious classrooms and state-of-the-art computer laboratory and is easily accessible by public transportation, including a regional rail line station. It is also ADA compliant.
Among the organizations initiatives are:
Project Yes: This DOL-funded YouthBuild initiative graduated its first training cohort in August, 2010. The most recent cohort graduated in June 2012 and at present, the YouthBuild Team is preparing for another cohort.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)/General equivalency Degree (GED) Preparation: ABE in core academic subjects, along with preparation to take the GED examination, is provided to participants who have not completed their secondary education.
Vocational Training: CTS provides vocational training for youth, young adults and adults in many career paths.
Pre-Employment Skills Training, Job Placement & Follow-up: Participants in CTS’s training regimens receive pre-employment skills training, along with job placement assistance.
CTS operates under the policy direction of a seven-member, community-based Board of Directors and a seven-member Board of Experts. Mr. Desmond Irving, President, leads a team of 44 dedicated professionals and support staff.
THE CTS TEAM
Desmond Irving, President
Omar Wilson, Executive Director
Daniella Quehl, Treasurer
Board Of Directors
Omar Wilson – Ex Officio
Yemi Buckner, Program Director
Sharnita Jackson, Admin. Asst./Case Manager
Patricia Martin, Primary Case Manager
Melanie Richardson, Employment Spec./Case Manager
Ronnie Dawson, Retention Spec./Case Manager
Training To Work
Janet Chaney, Program Director
Rashid Salahud-Din, Mentor Coordinator/Life Skills
Nyleen Shaw, Retention Specialist/CM
Alfred Flowers, Employment Specialist/CM
Gervin Modest, Vocational Instructor
Marian Pankey, Program Director
James Horn, Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Habi, Case Manager
Ramona Thrower, GED Instructor
Lamonte Williams, Employment Specialist
Duane Alexander, Mentor Coordinator
Access To Recovery
David Ross, MHS Program Director
Arlicia Miller, Administrative Assistant
Trazanna Spearman, Administrative Assistant
David Ross, Program Director
Arlicia Miller, Case Manager
Trazanna Spearman, Case Manager
Jamal Vann, Recruiter
Scott Lattany, Recruiter
Carrie Brandon, Program Director
Musa Sulaiman, Transition Coordinator