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Help Philly Students Start 2022 Strong!

By Allison KelseyPosted: December 29, 2021

In just a few days, we’ll welcome a new year with all of its hope and promise. As our students...

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Students Meet College Admissions Staff at In-School Fairs

By Allison KelseyPosted: December 7, 2021

Although we are again able to take students to colleges campuses, College Access staff also bring colleges directly to their...

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PEF Receives $5M Grant to Expand College Access Program to 6th High School

By Allison KelseyPosted: December 3, 2021

On December 1st, 2021, local, state, and federal officials joined School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Education Fund leadership to...

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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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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%.