The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area

After School All-Stars

Providing middle schoolers with career visits, trips to high school options fair, STEM programming and other courses to prepare youth for the 21st century workforce.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$423,000/ 3 years

Afterschool Activities Partnership (ASAP)

Afterschool Activities Partnership (ASAP) expands the traditional scope of afterschool activities by providing curriculum, training and volunteer support for clubs and cross-site opportunities around Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge, Scholastic Debate League, Philly Plays Scrabble, Drama, and the After School Directory. Through partnerships and program activities, ASAP cultivates communities of youth for whom extracurricular passions are a gateway to improved school performance and postsecondary success.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$140,000 / 24 months


Artwell provides arts education and creative reflection that supports young people in discovering their strengths, facing complex challenges and awakening dreams. Artwell’s Art of Growing Leaders program introduces ten- to fourteen-year-olds to multicultural rites of passage and fosters creative leadership skills, building on the unique strengths in each youth to benefit their communities.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$120,000 / 2 years

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Support and Enhancement of Mentoring at Target Schools in North and West Philadelphia

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$1,000,000 / 3 years

Boys' Latin

Boys' Latin is a single-gender college preparatory school. Extended day activities provide additional reading, math and extracurricular programming for 375 twelve- to fourteen-year-olds.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 12 months

Building 21

Building 21 designs, implements and operates innovative new career pathway high schools in partnership with school districts to meet the present needs and future goals of all learners by empowering networks of learners to connect with their potential career passions. Students begin their exploration in their first year and, as they move through high school, connect with more extensive and intensive opportunities to pursue their chosen pathways.

Career Pathways

$675,000 / 2 years

Center for Employment Opportunities

Effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women under criminal justice supervision.

Career Pathways

$250,000 / 12 monhts

City Year

Support for a City Year Team at Duckery elementary school focusing on reducing early warning indicators for middle school students.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$660,000 / 3 years

Coded by Kids

Support for after school programming in tech fields.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$50,000 / 1 year

Community College of Philadelphia Foundation: P-TECH

P-TECH Philly Planning Grant

Career Pathways

$100,000 / 1 year

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