Category: College & Careers

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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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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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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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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More than 100 Ninth Graders Encouraged to Make Courageous Choices

More than 100 Ninth Graders Encouraged to Make Courageous Choices

By Alysse Szur Posted: December 4, 2019

Freshmen interested in the College Access Program are invited to attend PEF’s Ninth Grade Experience – an early exposure program…

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Developing the Next Generation of Education Leaders:  PEF Partners with Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Developing the Next Generation of Education Leaders: PEF Partners with Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE)

By Peg McCool Posted: November 10, 2019

Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) program includes a two-semester seminar and internship entitled “The Informal Learning Experience.” This special…

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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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