The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area

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

$75,000 / 1 year

Community College of Philadelphia

Planning grant for new programming

Career Pathways

$100,000 / 1year

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Support for a planning grant to improve employment and educational services for disconnected youth, in addition to building out a supportive employment system via micro-enterprise within Congreso.

Career Pathways

$300,000 / 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

$503,000 / 1 year

ESF Dream Camp

ESF Dream Camp provides 300 urban youth a summer camp experience featuring an array of enrichment activities, as well as academic programming.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$10,000 / 1 year

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library’s Read! by 4th campaign aims to have 97 percent of students entering fourth grade reading at grade level. The Library is aligning the summer programs of multiple providers in support of this literacy goal and providing additional instruction for educators.

Early Learning

$450,000 / 3 years

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

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is the premier leadership development organization for girls in Pennsylvania, serving more than 40,000 girls and engaging nearly 15,000 adult volunteers each year. The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. As part of the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience, middle school girls participate in workshops during the school day using the Free Being Me (FBM) and Be a Friend First (BFF) curricula, then are invited to join afterschool troops and to participate in summer sleepover camp experiences.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 24 months

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