The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

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

$150,000 / 24 months

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

$200,000 / 24 months

Alumni and Friends of Powell School

Support for early learning

Early Learning

$10,000 / 14months

Art Sanctuary

Arts Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding. Art Sanctuary’s North Stars program trains and deploys artists in residence to partner sites to provide multidisciplinary arts programming that helps youth process and respond to relevant social issues. Through this program, participants first explore social movements of the civil rights era, then respond to contemporary rights issues via dance, writing, plays or theater.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$80,000 / 24 months

Artwell

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

$200,000 / 2 years

Bartram's Garden

Bartram’s Garden provides afterschool programming to middle school youth. The program focuses on science and nature, but it includes enrichment in social skills and homework support, as well.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$65,000 / 17 months

Big Picture Philadelphia

Planning grant for new high school.

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia offer a safe place to learn and grow, with a variety of programs from competitive athletic leagues to character and leadership development. Middle school–focused activities are offered at fourteen out of fifteen club sites, supporting academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development. In addition, STEM enrichment activities and high school selection supports continue to deepen and grow.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$360,000 / 2 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

$500,000 / 2 years

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