The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) is a one-stop shop for education, employment, life skills and well-being services for 1,000 14-21 year-old foster care youth annually. Throughout the year, AIC Members work with Coaches according to an individualized goal plan focused on improving education, employment, permanency and life skills outcomes. AIC’s Employment Team actively develop employment opportunities and schedule interviews for youth with employers throughout the local region. They will work with individuals to update their resume, look for job opportunities, assist with interview practice, obtaining interview clothing and anything else that may fall under the employment umbrella. Through a grant with Philadelphia Works, AIC has an internship program where those between the age of 18-23 can work with area employers for up to 20 hours a week for 12 weeks. They are paid $15 an hour and receive a transpass to ensure they are able to get to and from their internship. A main goal of the internship program is for them to retain employment and be hired by the area employer after they complete the program.