The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

Congreso

Middle School Career Pathways

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$80,000 / 1 year

Education Law Center

To provide legal advocacy to support children who have denied access to Pre-K to 3rd grade services

Early Learning

$150,000 / 2 years

EducationWorks: PowerCorps PHL

On the job training for disconnected youth with the goal of preparing them for employment and/or college.

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 1 year

First Step Staffing

Working to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness, including veterans, those that have been previously incarcerated, and those with other barriers to employment.

Career Pathways

$200,000 / 12 months

Friends of Chester A. Arthur School

Friends of Chester A. Arthur School (FoCA) supports its namesake K–8 public school, located in Southwest Center City. FoCA serves as fiscal agent for the school, supporting initiatives including the launch of a menu of afterschool activities for middle school students. Program offerings include three STEM clubs, a theater program and Playworks, which trains middle school peer leaders to help with recess activities that build social-emotional skills.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 24 months

Greene Street Friends: Horizons Summer Learning Loss Program

Greene Street Friends: Horizons Summer Learning Loss Program is a six-week summer literacy enrichment program. Greene Street Friends has partnered with Horizons in a national network of transformational education and enrichment programs that put low-income public school students on a path to success in school and life.

Early Learning

$150,000 / 5 years

GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

Fund III to scout and import three additional portfolio organizations to improve educational outcomes and quality of life indicators for low-income populations in Philadelphia.

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 4 years

iPraxis

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

JEVS

Expand registered apprenticeships in healthcare, IT, hospitality and building trades

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

JEVS: Reentry

Reentry Boot Camp, comprehensive assessment, employment placement, and case management and retention support services.

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 1 year

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