Category: College & Careers

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I Am Philadelphia: A PhillyGoes2College and Wawa Welcome America Young Voices Contest

By Emma Cohen Westbrooke Posted: March 30, 2021

Philadelphia Education Fund and PhillyGoes2College are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with the Wawa Welcome America Festival to…

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Philly Goes 2 College Launches Refreshed and Redesigned Website

By Emma Cohen Westbrooke Posted: March 15, 2021

We are pleased to introduce you to a refreshed and redesigned PhillyGoes2College.org! PhillyGoes2College is Philadelphia Education Fund’s online college access…

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GSK announces over $1M for local nonprofits to increase equity in STEM education and careers

By Emma Cohen Westbrooke Posted: February 4, 2021

This morning, February 4, 2021, GSK announced over $1M for local nonprofits to increase equity in STEM education and careers,…

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PEF Launches STEM Equity Collective with GSK

By Allison Kelsey Posted: August 12, 2020

This morning, August 12, 2020, we announced our collaboration with global healthcare company GSK to help Black, Latinx, and female…

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College Access Program Brings the Celebration to Olney Charter High Seniors

By Allison Kelsey Posted: June 19, 2020

Each May, PEF’s College Access Coordinators organize a moving medallion celebration to cap off their students’ journey of learning, hard…

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Calling all career professionals! Volunteer to mentor a young person this summer

By Peg McCool Posted: June 9, 2020

Are you inspired to give back this summer? Looking for a virtual volunteer experience? Sign up to serve as a…

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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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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

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

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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