Author: Farah Jimenez

Former PA Governor Ed Rendell

America’s Mayor to Weigh In at PEF’s Educate Philly on June 18th

By Farah Jimenez Posted: May 19, 2020

Last year’s Educate Philly drew a sell-out audience at the Union League of Philadelphia. This year, there’s plenty of room…as…

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Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

By Farah Jimenez Posted: April 30, 2020

Black, Latino, and low-income students attend and complete college at far lower rates than their peers. For more than a…

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PEF Welcomes Jared Epler, Director of TRIO College Access Program

PEF Welcomes Jared Epler, Director of TRIO College Access Program

By Farah Jimenez Posted: January 11, 2020

As a first-generation college student himself, Jared brings a personal commitment to the work of PEF’s College Access Program, along…

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Allison Kelsey takes the helm of PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars Program

Allison Kelsey takes the helm of PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars Program

By Farah Jimenez Posted: September 16, 2019

When Allison Kelsey started her volunteer career with the Philadelphia Education Fund, more than four years ago, she never expected…

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75 High School Students Gained Real-World Work Experience This Summer Through PEF’s WorkReady Program -- Spotlight on a Student Participant

75 High School Students Gained Real-World Work Experience This Summer Through PEF’s WorkReady Program — Spotlight on a Student Participant

By Farah Jimenez Posted: August 30, 2019

For Daniel, his high school summer internship program was a transformational experience. PEF staff visited Daniel’s high school and encouraged…

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PEF’s 2019 Shining Star Award Recipient, Maria Khan, Featured in Cabrini News

PEF’s 2019 Shining Star Award Recipient, Maria Khan, Featured in Cabrini News

By Farah Jimenez Posted: July 10, 2019

It takes courage to share your story, especially in front of a room of more than 200 business leaders, philanthropists,…

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