Marquis Coates, M.P.A.

Founder & CEO

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Tools For Success, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that seeks to provide resources, empowerment, and education and professional development for urban-city youth throughout the city of Philadelphia. We seek to positively impact the lives of youth through mentorship, educational, and professional development workshops and programs.



Our objective is to help young people overcome the negative aspects of youth culture often bred in urban communities today, and equip them to become “well-rounded” individuals with the necessary tools to become successful contributors in the workforce, their home life, and society as a whole.



We believe if you provide individuals with the adequate tools for success, they are capable of being builders of their own future. Therefore we believe in (3) core values:

  1. Education- Every young person should have access to education supports
  2. Professionalism- Every young person should have training in what it means to be professional
  3. Mentorship- Every young person should have someone that can guide/coach them on their journey to creating a successful life


Contact Information:

Phone: (484)-748-0391



P.O. Box 21492

Philadelphia, PA 19141



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