Our Results

Sixteen years of improving the lives of girls in Philadelphia.



From the beginning, The Evoluer House has worked tirelessly to equip the most under-served and hard-to-reach girls in Philadelphia with essential tools to become college-bound and career-ready, thus breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty. Here are some of our successes and accomplishments over the best 16 years.

How Evoluer Girls Measure Up

Over the past 16 years, more than 1,800 disadvantaged teen girls have graduated from our Personal Development and Youth Workforce Development Programs.

The Evoluer House outcomes for its target population:














Additional Organizational Awards & Accomplishments Include:

  • The Evoluer House was recognized by GreatNonprofits as a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" in 2015, 2016 and 2020

  • President Barack Obama recognized The Evoluer House for 11 years of service to young urban girls ~ 2015


  • The 2015 Rainbow Fashion Week "Gilbert Baker Community Empowerment Award" for commitment to fighting for social justice.


  • "MommyNoire" named The Evoluer House one of 10 great organizations that uplift and empower girls. ~ 2015


  • Evoluer House was recognized as an "everyday hero" in Black Enterprise's 2013 "Women of Power Special" for our outstanding work with girls, alongside the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.


  • The Northwest Neighborhood Change Agent Award for building stronger and safer communities in Northwest Philadelphia. ~ 2011

Since the start of 2010, Founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Ann Wadlington, has received countless awards and recognition for her outstanding leadership, including:

  • One of The Philadelphia Tribune's 2018 and 2019 Most Influential African American Leaders.

  • One of Philadelphia Style magazine's 2017 ‘Powerhouse Women who are changing Philadelphia for the better’

  • A recipient of the White House "Champion of Change" honor for her leadership and work in extracurricular enrichment for marginalized girls

  • The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Community Service Award

  • Among the elite list of women selected to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women

  • A Philadelphia City Council Citation, honoring her excellent work on behalf of young people

  • The State of New Jersey Senate and General Assembly Citation for being named to the Trenton Public School Wall of Heroes in recognition of distinguished service to the community, which has provided a model of excellence that will encourage and inspire youth

  • An International Center for Alleviation of Poverty and Republic of Kenya Kiambu County Assembly Acknowledgement, recognizing her contribution in making the Kiambu County Assembly 2014 USA exchange a success

  • Women of Substance and Style Award, honoring women who have made a mark in Philadelphia


  • A 7th Senatorial District (State Senator Vincent Hughes) Community Service Award

The Evoluer House Founder was one of 10 women in the nation selected by the White House as a Champion of Change for her leadership and work in extracurricular enrichment for marginalized girls of color.  Read more

The Evoluer House was also recognized by Honorable Barack Obama, the 44th

President of the United States, for 11 years of service to young urban girls.  Read more

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