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Educate Philly 2024 - Energy 101: Fueling Philadelphia’s Future

Tuesday, June 18

PEF invites industry leaders to paint a picture of the future of energy – and its implications for our way...

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Latest News

Johnson & Johnson's Bridge to Employment (BTE)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Seed Bombs, Eco-science, and City Planning Activity During a DIY seed bomb-making activity in March, Bridge to Employment (BTE) students...

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Cheryl L. Baxter - "Why I joined the PEF Board: my full circle moment"

Posted: December 13, 2023

I want to share with you why I joined the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF)’s Board of Directors. Let’s just say, my election...

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PhillyGoes2College Selects I AM PHL Student Winners to be Featured at Wawa Welcome America Block Party

Posted: June 5, 2024

Philadelphia’s high schoolers showed off their one-of-a-kind talent for a chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes through the 2024 I AM...

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What Students Want: Insights from Youth Conversations and Surveys on Work Opportunities 

Posted: April 26, 2024

We’ve engaged in conversations, pop-up events, and surveys with Philly’s high school students to capture their perspectives on internship, apprenticeship,...

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Did you know?

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

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College graduates are 3.5 times less likely to live in poverty than those without a college degree.

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

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