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Recap of State of Young Philly’s Education Events

Nov. 17, 2014 9:39 pm

Recap of State of Young Philly’s Education Events

A Twitter recap of the events Philly CORE Leaders and WePAC held last night.
Biz Journal: Drexel professor creates LocoRobo, a nonprofit to teach robotics method

Nov. 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Biz Journal: Drexel professor creates LocoRobo, a nonprofit to teach robotics

This story originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. Pramod Abichandani wants every school district in the United States to have a solid robotics program. LocoRobo is his key to making that dream a reality. Officially founded in August, LocoRobo is a nonprofit educational robotics company, formed by Drexel University professor Abichandani and a […]
Regional Funders Say Overall Giving, Philanthropic Collaborations are Up funding

Nov. 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Regional Funders Say Overall Giving, Philanthropic Collaborations are Up

Regional giving is growing, according to a new report issued by Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.
Bill Expanding Assistance for Homeless Infants and Toddlers Signed by Corbett people

Nov. 5, 2014 1:38 pm

Bill Expanding Assistance for Homeless Infants and Toddlers Signed by Corbett

Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention Services provide assistance for disadvantaged infants and toddlers in effort to avoid developmental delays that often affect children who have experienced early trauma or are disabled. But prior to a bill passed last month, children needed to fit into one of five categories to qualify: they had to weigh less than 1500 […]
For Schools, Nonprofits with Environmental Ed Programs, SCA Seeks Grant Applicants funding

Nov. 4, 2014 12:59 pm

For Schools, Nonprofits with Environmental Ed Programs, SCA Seeks Grant Applicants

SCA, a Swedish hygiene company with offices across the U.S., is seeking applicants from the Greater Philadelphia area for its environmental education-focused grant program. Schools and nonprofits serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade can request up to $5,000 for environmental education programs and projects. The online submission process closes on November 15. SCA, which […]
Children’s Scholarship Fund Opens Application Process, Will Award 2,000 New Scholarships in 2015 funding

Nov. 3, 2014 12:08 pm

Children’s Scholarship Fund Opens Application Process, Will Award 2,000 New Scholarships in 2015

For the parents of low-income students, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia offers an opportunity to circumvent the public school system. The privately funded program is helping school-aged children who live in Philadelphia access nearly 200 private and parochial schools across the region. The Fund is the largest provider of scholarships in the state, for students in […]
Common Ground Learning Dissolves, Shares Volunteer Guidebook + Resources With Fellow Nonprofits funding

Oct. 29, 2014 12:02 pm

Common Ground Learning Dissolves, Shares Volunteer Guidebook + Resources With Fellow Nonprofits

Back in 2009, Alex McNeil and a group of Temple University students started Project E.D.U. (which was later renamed Common Ground Learning), an organization designed to connect college students to underserved youth through enriching educational programs. The goal was to connect university students with organizations and institutions in need of volunteer tutors and mentors. “We […]
With an Eye on Innovation, the Barra Foundation Revamps Grantmaking Approach funding

Oct. 28, 2014 11:57 am

With an Eye on Innovation, the Barra Foundation Revamps Grantmaking Approach

The Barra Foundation, a 51-year-old grantmaking organization that primarily supports innovative ideas with the potential to lift low-income populations, has redesigned its funding approach. The Foundation’s $4 million in annual giving is now divided between the Barra Awards and the Catalyst Fund. Founded in 1963 by Robert L. McNeil, Jr., the former chairman of the […]
An Update on Media Mobilizing Project’s Recent Campaigns and Story-Telling Projects funding

Oct. 23, 2014 1:25 pm

An Update on Media Mobilizing Project’s Recent Campaigns and Story-Telling Projects

Back in July, Media Mobilizing Project, a West Philadelphia-based grassroots media organization and community advocacy group, won a Hometown Media Award for its short film Our Schools are not For Sale. The short film, one of MMP’s many films about education, chronicles the fight for public education in Philadelphia in response to the closing of over two […]
Event: Adult Education Professionals to Share Best Practices at Tutor Institute funding

Oct. 22, 2014 1:21 pm

Event: Adult Education Professionals to Share Best Practices at Tutor Institute

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is hosting a day of workshops, panels, and information-sharing this Saturday, October 25, for Philadelphia’s adult education professionals, including tutors, teachers, coordinators and other nonprofit professionals and volunteers. While adult education is less centralized than youth education — it is spread across numerous nonprofits and programs — many people depend on […]

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