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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

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

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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Success Story Anthony Santana

By Peg McCool Posted: January 14, 2020

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

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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 Allison Kelsey 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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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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