The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.


Focus Area


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 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

University City District

University City District’s primary mission is community revitalization. Working within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation. (UCD) will expand the number of underserved residents training in core employment pipelines. Create new employment opportunities through business ventures fueled by the purchasing power of institutional partners; the first such social enterprise is a nascent landscaping firm, Green City Works.

Career Pathways

$5,000,000 / 3 years

University City Science Center

University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to business incubation, the Science Center offers entrepreneurial support and youth education programs that leverage the rich resources available on our campus. Through First Hand, our STEM initiatives, the Science Center cultivates interest and appreciation for STEM disciplines among youth and aims to diversify STEM career pipelines by exposing students to career options in the field.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$160,000 / 2 years

WHYY / Public Media Commons

WHYY media labs and high school internship opportunities

Career Pathways

$600,000 / 3 years

Year-Up Philadelphia

Support for training and internship program in financial services and computer technology.

Career Pathways

$150,000 / 1 year

Youth Build Philadelphia

Youth Build Philadelphia is an innovative career and technical education leader, specifically designed to serve inner-city, high school dropouts who have aged out of the public school system. YBPhilly backward-maps its vocational programming from general and specific employer feedback to meet real on-the-ground labor market demand and create life-transforming opportunities for young people who need it most. The program blends a rigorous academic curriculum with hands-on, industry-recognized vocational training and preparation through community service. Customer Service in Excellence Training (CSET) includes 80 hours of in-class training and hands-on customer service activities, 80 hours of on-the-job training and 146 hours of hands-on experience. 90 students will participate in the program.

Career Pathways

$450,000 / 2 years

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Photo: YouthBuild Philadelphia