Category: General News

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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Equity in Education Funding - January's Education First Compact Speaker Series

Equity in Education Funding – January’s Education First Compact Speaker Series

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: January 19, 2024

Are We There Yet? The Mechanics and Politics of Arriving at Equity in Education Funding The Pennsylvania Constitution (Article 3, Section…

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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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College Access and Success Ecosystem's First Official Working Meeting

College Access and Success Ecosystem’s First Official Working Meeting

By Elizabeth Isanuk Posted: December 12, 2023

The Philadelphia Education Fund is honored to serve as the backbone organization for the newly-formed College Access and Success Ecosystem…

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PhillyGoes2College Announced I Am Philly Contest Winners

PhillyGoes2College Announced I Am Philly Contest Winners

By JC Posted: June 9, 2023

PhillyGoes2College (PG2C) is PEF’s online college access solution. Through this online platform, students can gain access to critical college advising…

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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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