In the Media

This 10-year pledge aims to get more women, Black and Latinx Philadelphians in STEM careers

Technical.ly Philly, Aug 2020

GlaxoSmithKline’s $10 million commitment over 10 years will support the newly formed Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective.

The Philadelphia Education Fund-managed program formed with GSK is designed to increase collaboration between local schools, universities, government, companies and other STEM-focused stakeholders… to address the barriers that keep children from underrepresented groups from pursuing such careers.

A $10 million pledge to get more Philly Black, Latinx people, women in STEM careers

Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 2020
Glaxo SmithKline is funding the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective, which will be managed by the Philadelphia Education Fund, a local nonprofit.

With coronavirus crisis, the mission-driven work of Philly’s many nonprofits is needed more than ever | Opinion

Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar 2020

Philadelphia Education Fund President and CEO, Farah Jimenez, makes a case for supporting local non-profits through the COVID crisis, so they may continue serving Philadelphians with the greatest need.

Flashpoint: Privilege vs preference in college admissions scam

KYW News Radio, Mar 2019
Farah Jimenez, CEO of Philadelphia Education Fund joins Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP; Kimberley Lewis, outreach and engagement director at Philadelphia Futures and Esther Flavien, a first generation college student who is a junior at Lafayette College.

9-30 Philadelphia Education Fund About FAFSA Completion and Financial Aid Kickoff

iHeart Radio, Sep 2018
Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks with Farah Jimenez, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund about FAFSA Completion And Financial Aid Kickoff Event.

STEM educators aim for Philly students by energizing their teachers

KYW News Radio, May 2018
Science entertainer Grand Hank had 80 Philadelphia teachers waving their arms to the beat in his keynote to the daylong science, technology, engineering and math conference at GlaxoSmithKline headquarters at the Navy Yard. The program was staged by the Philadelphia Education Fund, where Nancy Peter is the director of the McKinney Center for STEM Education. She says students need to envision themselves in STEM careers.

Farah Jimenez, Philadelphia Education Fund, on C-SPAN.org

C-SPAN.org, Jan 2018
Historians Carol Berkin and Denver Brunsman, community leader Farah Jimenez, and the Constitutional Sources Project executive director Julie Silverbrook highlighted two lesser known documents from the founding era.

The documents were a September 1787 letter by anti-federalist Mercy Otis Warren, and a 1790 report on public credit by Alexander Hamilton. The National Constitution Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History co-hosted this event.

Philadelphia’s Education Sector Supported by Nonprofits Receiving Lincoln Financial Grants

LINCOLNFINANCIAL.COM, Nov 2017
Almost $765,000 Awarded Philadelphia Education Fund for its College Access Program, providing college prep guidance to low-income and at-risk students.

Garfield Partners with Philadelphia Education Fund

Garfield Group, Oct 2017
Each year, Garfield teams up with a local charity to give back to the community we’re honored to call home. And since we have a new home this year — right in Old City, Philadelphia — we wanted to work with an organization that aligns with the innovative spirit that has fueled Philadelphia’s history of shaping the future, from Ben Franklin’s lightning rod to today’s ground-breaking medical research.

Philadelphia Education Fund receives $3 million grant to support college readiness

Sep, 2016

SRC’s Jimenez to Lead Philadelphia Education Fund

Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 2016

Robeson partnership with Philadelphia Education Fund provides students with tools to succeed

Philadelphia Tribune, Dec 2015
There is no better demonstration of commitment to the values of civic engagement, service learning and leadership than community partnerships that work with schools. Through local partnerships, Paul Robeson High School provides academic support and college readiness for its students.

Happening now: Pa. Education Secretary Pedro Rivera stops by a Philadelphia Education Fund meeting

BillyPenn.com, Sep 2015

Philadelphia High Schooler Who Overcame Tough Circumstances Honored

3 CBS Philly, Nov 2014
A high school senior who overcame an overwhelmingly rough home life has been honored by the Philadelphia Education Fund. For most of her young life, Justina McMinn was so gripped by instability and uncertainty that school was merely an option… For her efforts, Justina has been named the recipient of the Education Funds Rising Star EDDY Award.

United Way and Philadelphia Education Fund Boost Academic Success for Philadelphia Students

Cision PR Newswire, Oct 2014
Early Warning Response System intervenes as early as sixth grade to help youth at risk of dropping out stay on track to high school graduation

East Kensington: Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program Sets Students Up For Success

With Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program, students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School are equipped with the tools they need to further their education.

PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods: A program of the Department of Journalism at the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. (Apr, 2014)