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

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

$200,000 / 24 months

Coded by Kids

Support for after school programming in tech fields.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$300,000 / 2 years


Middle School Career Pathways

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$200,000 / 3 years


iPraxis increases student interest in and exposure to STEM disciplines by bringing individuals with a STEM background (students, professionals, retirees, professors, and others) into schools to work with students on science fair projects, lead after-chool clubs, give presentations and simply make science fun and meaningful. iPraxis continues to expand volunteer recruitment, training and support in order to work with more students and partner schools throughout the city.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 24 months

Kimmel Center

citywide arts education program

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$600,000 / 3 years


KIPP Philadelphia Schools’ mission is to develop the character, knowledge and skills of its students so that they will succeed in college. In addition to supporting strong academics, KIPP encourages students’ growth and achievement through enrichment activities, ongoing character education, support for the transition to high school and exposure to the world around us. This is made possible by extending the school day, as well as adding Saturday school and three weeks of school in August.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$200,000 / 24 moths

Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers builds welcoming and fun youth writing centers in challenged neighborhoods, offering year-round programs including an afterschool Mighty Academy, themed writing workshops, mentorships and a College Readiness Initiative. Mighty Writers continues to expand and strengthen middle school programming at four community sites through staff and volunteer training focused on the unique needs of middle school students, with special focus on the transition to high school.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

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