"Opportunity Makes The Difference"

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Supporting Education & Entrepreneurial Learning.


Trades For a Difference is a Philadelphia based 501c3 organization that focuses on building community wealth through education, blight removal and community restoration. We provide construction training and entrepreneurial learning for young men and women from under-resourced communities throughout Philadelphia as tangible pathways into skilled trade opportunities, while developing civic responsibility. Though TFAD’s  blight removal initiative and trade programming, we’re educating our community and restoring positive outlooks while bringing forth our leaders of tomorrow.



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Today’s Students.
Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Young men and women that are apart of Trades For A Difference are taught the necessary skills to be prepared for lucrative job opportunities within the skilled trades allowing our students to join local unions or seek higher education opportunities to become project managers    . 

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Annual Report

Dedicated to building community wealth.

Throughout our program, we are committed to making sure all of our students are prepared for the next steps in their career. We strive to make a positive impact in peoples lives by creating opportunities to increase minority inclusion and representation within the skilled trades. Check out our progress to date.

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