The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Inc.

Philadelphia Youth Basketball provides positive coaching and mentorship, academic support, leadership development and family engagement for eighty middle school children in North Philadelphia.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 1 year

Philadelphia Youth Network: WorkReady

Increase employer engagement and investment in summer workready

Career Pathways

$300,000 / 3 years

PHLconnectEd

Provide 3 years of internet access for Philadelphia students, to engage in remote learning

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$1,000,000 / 2 years

Play on Philly!

Support for an intensive music instructional program for youth in low-income areas. The program builds the executive function of students during a year-round afterschool program.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Support for career training with CTE students from Randolph and Edison schools.

Career Pathways

$200,000 / 2 years

Settlement Music School

Middle school music programs

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

Spark

Spark partners with schools and company volunteers to expose and prepare youth for future careers. Each fall semester, students learn twenty-first-century skills through school-based workshops and practice new skills with professional volunteers while learning about a variety of career pathways. In the spring, students work with a mentor to solidify their new skills through a hands-on career discovery project related to an area of student interest.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

Steppingstone Scholars

Steppingstone Scholars’ Middle Grades Academy coordinates partnerships with schools, universities and other local resources to engage high-performing students in advanced math/science curricula at their neighborhood schools (Scholars Program), provide counseling and mentorship to support students in planning their high school and college trajectory, and bring in high-quality STEAM enrichment activities that expand and enhance learning of twenty-first-century skills and career trajectories.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$900,000 / 3 years

Tech Impact

ITWorks: Technology training for young adults

Career Pathways

$100,000 / 2 years

TechGirlz

TechGirlz empowers middle school girls to become tomorrow’s technology leaders through free project-based workshops and an annual entrepreneurial summer camp that aims to spark a passion for tech early in girls’ lives. Programs give hands-on experience with different kinds of technology and enable girls to interact with professional women in technology fields. ​ TechGirlz is working to recruit and train more volunteer instructors and to expand the number of workshop curricula publicly available online.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 3 years

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