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Our Hope Resides In Our Students

By Philadelphia Education Fund Posted: June 3, 2020

From the President and Staff of PEF   The events of the past weeks serve to shine a light on…

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Put Your Online Shopping to Charitable Use

By Farah Jimenez Posted: May 30, 2020

During this pandemic, so many of us are shopping online more than ever. Thanks to Amazon Smile, now you can…

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PEF TRIO Director Named to Adjunct Faculty at Penn

By Peg McCool Posted: May 29, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Jared Epler, Director of PEF’s TRIO College Access Program, will teach “Career Counseling and …

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In Photo: PEF's Farah Jimenez and Madeline Birkner presenting, Virtual Ed Compact

ICYMI: Listen to “College Affordability Traps and Solutions” Education First Compact

By Peg McCool Posted: May 28, 2020

The Philadelphia Education Fund is on the front lines of the college affordability issue, working closely with Philadelphia’s most vulnerable…

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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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McKinney Center Director Selected for State Science Standards Committee

By Nancy Peter Posted: May 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Nancy Peter, Director of PEF’s McKinney Center Director of STEM Education,…

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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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Four presenters at PEF's Virtual Ed Compact, April 2020

Virtual Ed Compact on Distance Learning a Big Hit

By Peg McCool Posted: April 30, 2020

On April 28th, our Education First Compact Series presented “Distance Learning During COVID-19” as a virtual meeting, and it was…

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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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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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