Category: Success Story

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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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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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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Experience Students’ Winning Spoken Word and Video Works at Wawa Welcome America

By Allison Kelsey Posted: June 24, 2021

The winners of the PhillyGoes2College “I Am Philadelphia” contest are taking the stage at this year’s Wawa Welcome America Festival…

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Black woman with natural hair sitting on a couch with her laptop. She is speaking to someone on the screen.

Explore STEM Philly Goes Virtual

By Philadelphia Education Fund Posted: April 23, 2021

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week we are proud to uplift the work of our Explore STEM Philly volunteers. Explore…

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In Photo: CAP students in cap and gown jumping for joy

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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Kim Stephens posing with Philadelphia Scholar, Anthony Santana

Success Story Anthony Santana

By Philadelphia Education Fund Posted: January 14, 2020

Growing up, Anthony Santana faced more than his share of hardships.

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