The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

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

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

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

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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