Category: College & Careers

An Update from Scholars Recipient & College Access Program Grad, Daniarkos Pierre

An Update from Scholars Recipient & College Access Program Grad, Daniarkos Pierre

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: February 5, 2024

Last fall, PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars partnership with the Almac Group expanded with a second STEM major student. Among all College Access…

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Sparking Career Excitement & Exploration in the Middle Grades

Sparking Career Excitement & Exploration in the Middle Grades

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: January 29, 2024

PEF’s Middle Grades Initiative aims to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience, and…

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Fostering College Readiness Students Visit Kutztown

Fostering College Readiness Students Visit Kutztown

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: January 25, 2024

This past fall, through PEF’s Fostering College Readiness Program, three staff chaperones and 27 guests boarded a coach bus heading…

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Winter Break Career Readiness Workshop

Winter Break Career Readiness Workshop

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: January 22, 2024

How many times have we all attended a training fully intending to apply it right away. And then, we don’t….

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PhillyGoes2College’s “I AM PHL” Contest Launches!

PhillyGoes2College’s “I AM PHL” Contest Launches!

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: January 8, 2024

PhillyGoes2College’s “I AM PHL” contest invites Philadelphia high schoolers to submit original works to be featured at the Wawa Welcome…

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Cheryl L. Baxter - "Why I joined the PEF Board: my full circle moment"

Cheryl L. Baxter – “Why I joined the PEF Board: my full circle moment”

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: December 13, 2023

I want to share with you why I joined the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF)’s Board of Directors. Let’s just say, my election…

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Fostering College Readiness Trip to West Chester University’s Promise Program 

Fostering College Readiness Trip to West Chester University’s Promise Program 

By JC Posted: May 10, 2023

National surveys suggest that, although youth with experience in the foster care system are no less motivated than their peers,…

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CAP Students Enjoy 9th Grade Experience at Longwood Gardens

CAP Students Enjoy 9th Grade Experience at Longwood Gardens

By JC Posted: February 24, 2023

On February 23, nearly 100 students from six high schools in the Philadelphia Education Fund’s (PEF) College Access Program (CAP)…

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Lincoln University Awards Six CAP Students Admission and Scholarships During Campus Visit

Lincoln University Awards Six CAP Students Admission and Scholarships During Campus Visit

By JC Posted: December 14, 2022

PEF proudly announces that six Frankford High School College Access Program (CAP) students received on-site admission and scholarships to Lincoln…

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College Access Counselor Brandi Ashley Receives Full Sponsorship to NACAC Conference by Swarthmore College

College Access Counselor Brandi Ashley Receives Full Sponsorship to NACAC Conference by Swarthmore College

By JC Posted: December 6, 2022

In September 2022, Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program (CAP) Coordinator Brandi Ashley attended the National Association for College Admission…

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