Solving the education crisis will require partnerships, according to Ina Lipman - Generocity Philly

People

May 19, 2016 4:06 pm

Solving the education crisis will require partnerships, according to Ina Lipman

Watch the Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia director explain during her "Around the Corner" interview.

Ina Lipman.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


It’s no secret that one of Philadelphia’s most wicked problems is its education system.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia attempts to alleviate educational inequity by providing financial access for students to attend “safe, quality” schools, said Ina Lipman, the fund’s director, in her Around the Corner interview. The fund offers four-year scholarships to low-income families so they can have the choice to send their children to tuition-based K-8 schools.

“Unfortunately, we have a crisis in this country, not only a high school dropout crisis in urban settings,” Lipman said. “But those that graduate — at dismal rates, which hover around 60 percent under the best cases in Philadelphia — these kids are graduating high school much below grade level, so they’re not able to enter the work force after high school.”

Watch Lipman tell Generocity Community Manager Mo Manklang about how the nonprofit has grown over its 17-year lifespan, why partnering with likeminded organizations is so important and who needs to be involved to attack inequity in education.

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966HD/967 and Verizon FIOSchannel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty

How ‘innovation ecosystems’ can be used to create new education solutions

This Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Nonprofits and startups can win up to $360K at the WeWork Creator Awards

Coatesville, PA

Brandywine Health Foundation

Brandywine Health Foundation Strategy Officer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

TreePhilly Program Specialist

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

Grants Manager – Read by 4th!

Apply Now

Power Moves: Education policy pro Ami Patel Hopkins is now a … teacher resident?

Mighty Writers bought 100 books for kids held at a local detention center. Now, they’re not welcome

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

12 Philly immigrants who are ready to mobilize

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Science History Institute

Web Content Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Fairmount Ventures Inc

Part-Time Project Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Fairmount Ventures Inc

Project Manager – Fundraising

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity