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Olney Students in College Access Program Visit Saint Joseph's University

By Elizabeth IsanukPosted: February 29, 2024

Olney High School students in PEF’s College Access Program (CAP) had an opportunity to visit and explore Saint Joseph’s University...

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An Update from Scholars Recipient & College Access Program Grad, Daniarkos Pierre

By Elizabeth IsanukPosted: February 5, 2024

Last fall, PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars partnership with the Almac Group expanded with a second STEM major student. Among all College Access...

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Sparking Career Excitement & Exploration in the Middle Grades

By Elizabeth IsanukPosted: January 29, 2024

PEF’s Middle Grades Initiative aims to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience, and...

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Philadelphia is the nation’s poorest big city and ranks 92nd out of 100 US cities in college attainment.

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Job growth in STEM careers outpaced non-STEM jobs by 300%.

Coming Up

College Access and Success Ecosystem (CASE) Meeting on March 6

Wednesday, March 6

Join us for CASE’s second working meeting, which will take place following PEF’s March Education First Compact, “Tackling The City’s...

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