The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area

Providence Center

Providence Center provides educational and enrichment services to the surrounding community. The Power program will work with 25 middle school students for three hours a day, five days per week. The students will be exposed to conflict resolution, achievement motivation, personal power and cultural competence.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$35,000 / 1 year

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Support for career training with CTE students from Randolph school.

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

School District of Philadelphia

High-Quality K–3 Literacy Instruction in the School District includes the training of 2,000 educators in evidence-based literacy instruction to increase student reading levels.

Early Learning

$4,500,000 / 3 years


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

$160,000 / 2 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

$260,000 / 2 years


Sunrise supports young people in staying on track for high school graduation and connecting to postsecondary education and training. Part of ongoing middle school programming, JumpStart builds twenty-first- century skills and gets youth thinking about future possibilities, while providing information and supports for maneuvering high school selection and transition. The six-week JumpStart summer bridge program works with rising ninth graders to prepare for a successful transition to high school.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$140,000 / 2 years


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

$70,000 / 2 years

The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia

Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training model to transition low-skill, low-wage young adults into full-time positions with the City of Philadelphia.

Career Pathways

$250,000 / 1 year

The Wistar Institute

Workforce development training for bio-medical technicians in West Philadelphia

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

The Workshop School

A project-based career-connected school utilizing work-based learning as a key lever to prepare students for the economy.

Career Pathways

$690,000 / 2 years

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