The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

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

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

$170,000 / 24 months

JEVS Health Employment Pipeline

Support to build an employment training program in partnership with Einstein Medical to prepare youth for patient representative positions.

Career Pathways

$275,500/ 2 years

JEVS Human Services

JEVS’ The Choice is Yours (TCY) program operated in partnership with the Philadelphia DA’s office, is an innovative diversion program for first-time, nonviolent felony offenders facing mandatory minimum prison sentences. TCY offers individuals a second chance at success: instead of prison, TCY participants perform reparative community service and receive job-readiness training, academic tutoring, mentoring, and job placement services.

Career Pathways

$300,000 / 2 years

Jobs For the Future, Inc

Support for work to organize educational system with employment opportunities

Career Pathways

$500,000 / 3years

KIPP

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

$150,000 / 2 years

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education prepares young people for success as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, educational support, life skills and leadership development programming. Changing the Game, Legacy’s afterschool program offered at various community sites, is designed to positively impact participants’ health, wellness and fitness; non-cognitive skills such as grit, resiliency, consciousness and self-control; and educational success.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$135,000 / 24months

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

$140,000 / 24 months

Mural Arts

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public arts initiative of its kind and a model for community development across the country and around the globe. An average of 35 participants are referred to the Guild program by Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP) and 25 are referred by the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). Those coming from PPS receive preliminary training in the prison and are eligible to participate in the Guild for four months. Those coming from YVRP have no preliminary training and are eligible to participate in the Guild for six months. Participants receive $12 an hour for 20 hours per week, during which time they are engaged in Skill-building, Workshops, Apprenticeship on Murals and Community Improvement Projects, Work Readiness Training.

Career Pathways

$125,000 / 1 year

Musicopia

Musicopia’s professional musician-instructors and ensembles immerse students in experiencing, studying, and performing music from cultures around the globe. Out-of-school time initiatives that engage middle school students include the Musicopia String Orchestra and the Musicopia Percussion Ensembles, as well as Dancing Classrooms Philly, an affiliate that offers ballroom dancing training as a vehicle for building character and social skills.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$140,000 / 2 years

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