Jan. 24, 2017 10:45 am
The GreenLight-funded nonprofit will be operating in a number of North and South Philly ZIP codes this year, thanks to support from community partners.
Sep. 12, 2014 12:32 pm
William Penn Foundation and Drexel University Partner to Improve Early Education in West Philly Promise Zone
Drexel University and the William Penn Foundation are partnering to improve the quality of West Philadelphia child care centers by working with parents, caretakers, and community organizations. The effort will be coordinated by Drexel and funded by a three-year $1.8 million grant from William Penn. The West Philadelphia Promise Zone (a place-based community development program […]
Aug. 1, 2014 11:16 am
After a stint as a first-grade teacher in North Philadelphia, Alejandro Gac-Artigas, the founder of Springboard Collaborative, wondered why his students needed until mid-November to regain the learning losses that were happening over the summer. On average, low-income elementary students experience a three-month learning regression when school is out and they often struggle to catch […]