Author: Peg McCool

6ABC's Inside Story Interviews PEF President Farah Jimenez

6ABC’s Inside Story Interviews PEF President Farah Jimenez

By Peg McCool Posted: May 12, 2020

For Philadelphia’s students, what will the future of education look like? On Sunday, May 10, Farah Jimenez, PEF’s President shared…

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Virtual Ed Compact on Distance Learning a Big Hit

Virtual Ed Compact on Distance Learning a Big Hit

By Peg McCool Posted: April 30, 2020

On April 28th, our Education First Compact Series presented “Distance Learning During COVID-19” as a virtual meeting, and it was…

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Reimagining Summer Internships During COVID

Reimagining Summer Internships During COVID

By Peg McCool Posted: April 29, 2020

Summer jobs are about more than the paycheck. For the students we serve at the Philadelphia Education Fund, a summer…

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Philadelphia Business Journal Recognizes PEF’s Long-Time Partnership with CHUBB

Philadelphia Business Journal Recognizes PEF’s Long-Time Partnership with CHUBB

By Peg McCool Posted: April 22, 2020

We’re proud to be included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s special section, “Faces of Philanthropy,” published April 16. Over the…

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PEF's College Access Team Adds Instagram to Virtual Toolkit

PEF’s College Access Team Adds Instagram to Virtual Toolkit

By Peg McCool Posted: April 22, 2020

One of the biggest challenges our College Access team has had during this period is connecting with students who’d normally…

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Chromebooks Keep Philadelphia Scholars on Track

Chromebooks Keep Philadelphia Scholars on Track

By Peg McCool Posted: April 14, 2020

Imagine trying to keep up with your college studies without the necessary technology. That is a harsh reality for many…

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PEF’s Jared Epler Leads Statewide Dialogue on Counselor Self-Care

PEF’s Jared Epler Leads Statewide Dialogue on Counselor Self-Care

By Peg McCool Posted: April 14, 2020

Counselors across the Commonwealth are working hard to ensure students do not lose any ground in the pursuit of their…

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Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Members Active Locally and Statewide

Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Members Active Locally and Statewide

By Peg McCool Posted: April 14, 2020

Throughout this time of physical distancing, the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem continues to be engaged on several fronts with projects key…

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PEF Partners to Produce Comprehensive COVID Resource Guide

PEF Partners to Produce Comprehensive COVID Resource Guide

By Peg McCool Posted: March 20, 2020

The Philadelphia Education Fund joined with our partners at Philadelphia Futures and Summer Search Philadelphia to produce the COVID-19 Resource…

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Congratulations to Christina Holiday, PEF College Access Coordinator

Congratulations to Christina Holiday, PEF College Access Coordinator

By Peg McCool Posted: February 21, 2020

A BIG congratulations goes to Christina Holiday for receiving a scholarship to attend the College Board Prepárate Conference in Las…

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