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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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More than 100 Ninth Graders Encouraged to Make Courageous Choices

By Alysse Szur Posted: December 4, 2019

Freshmen interested in the College Access Program are invited to attend PEF’s Ninth Grade Experience – an early exposure program…

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In Photo: Portrait of Penn intern, Yihan (Eden) Liu

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

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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75 High School Students Gained Real-World Work Experience This Summer Through PEF’s WorkReady Program — Spotlight on a Student Participant

By Farah Jimenez Posted: August 30, 2019

For Daniel, his high school summer internship program was a transformational experience. PEF staff visited Daniel’s high school and encouraged…

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Philadelphia Scholar Maria Khan speaking at podium, during 2019 Educate Philly

PEF’s 2019 Shining Star Award Recipient, Maria Khan, Featured in Cabrini News

By Farah Jimenez Posted: July 10, 2019

It takes courage to share your story, especially in front of a room of more than 200 business leaders, philanthropists,…

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