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America’s Mayor to Weigh In at PEF’s Educate Philly on June 18th

By Farah Jimenez Posted: May 19, 2020

Last year’s Educate Philly drew a sell-out audience at the Union League of Philadelphia. This year, there’s plenty of room…as…

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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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Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

By Farah Jimenez Posted: April 30, 2020

Black, Latino, and low-income students attend and complete college at far lower rates than their peers. For more than a…

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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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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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Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Committee Member, Betsy Payne, Joins PEF Team

Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Committee Member, Betsy Payne, Joins PEF Team

By Peg McCool Posted: February 5, 2020

We are delighted to announce that PEF recently hired a Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Manager. Our 10-year grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)…

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PEF’s McKinney Center for STEM Education and GSK Partner on 10-Year STEM Equity Initiative

PEF’s McKinney Center for STEM Education and GSK Partner on 10-Year STEM Equity Initiative

By Betsy Payne Posted: February 5, 2020

The National STEM Ecosystem movement began in 2015, and is based on a collective impact model. There are currently 89…

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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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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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