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An Update on Philadelphia School Makerspaces Funded by Crowdfunding funding

Oct. 20, 2014 11:41 am

An Update on Philadelphia School Makerspaces Funded by Crowdfunding

Last May, Generocity.org interviewed two Philadelphia-based teachers about how they were using crowdfunding to create makerspaces for students in their schools. Here’s an update on how both teachers have gone on to create successful maker spaces: Klint Kanopka at the Academy at Palumbo High School Klint Kanopka, a physics teacher at the magnet school Academy […]
Event: KEYSPOT Open Houses funding

Oct. 17, 2014 11:36 am

Event: KEYSPOT Open Houses

In the upcoming weeks, KEYSPOT will hold two open houses to allow people to learn about free computer access, education, and job preparation resources offered by the program. KEYSPOT is a citywide coalition of community-based groups who are committed to bringing Internet access, digital literacy and technology to all Philadelphia communities. There are 51 KEYSPOT […]
Philadelphia’s First Spanish Immersion Preschool is Coming in January 2015 funding

Oct. 13, 2014 11:50 am

Philadelphia’s First Spanish Immersion Preschool is Coming in January 2015

Melissa Page’s students were struggling with learning a new language at the magnet school where she taught Spanish and French in Philadelphia. “[My students] were getting so frustrated that they just didn’t have any kind of language ability–they were frustrated that they were doing something so foreign and different and I wanted to change that,” […]
YOUTHadelphia to Host Open House and Release Fall Application for Up to 50k in Grants funding

Oct. 6, 2014 10:27 am

YOUTHadelphia to Host Open House and Release Fall Application for Up to 50k in Grants

Attention, youth-serving nonprofits focused on mental health and LGBT: The Philadelphia Foundation’s youth-in-philanthropy committee, YOUTHadelphia, is hosting a grantmaking open house on Thursday, October 9 at 5 p.m. Organizations that serve youth in these priority areas, determined by the YOUTHadelphia committee, are encouraged to participate in the open house and will receive a hard copy […]
DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design funding

Oct. 3, 2014 11:03 am

DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design

The upcoming DesignPhiladelphia Festival, which runs from October 8-17, will celebrate good design in Philadelphia. While many events are focused on areas commonly associated with design, such as fashion or product design, the festival will also feature a number of events looking at the design of the city itself — from its architecture and industrial […]
Event: Eye on Education Symposium Community Forum at Franklin Institute funding

Sep. 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Event: Eye on Education Symposium Community Forum at Franklin Institute

Talk radio station 900AM WURD’s Eye on Education series aims to address the difficult issues the Philadelphia education system is currently facing by focusing on models of success in education both locally and nationally. The series kicked off with coverage of a School District of Philadelphia press conference.  At the conference, Superintendent Dr. William Hite outlined […]
Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leadership Fellowship Seeking Project Applications funding

Sep. 24, 2014 11:44 am

Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leadership Fellowship Seeking Project Applications

The Stoneleigh Foundation’s Emerging Leader Fellowship places recent college graduates interested in social policy and public service with nonprofits for a one-year period so they can gain leadership experience while implementing innovative solutions to social problems. The multi-stage application process is about to begin with the approach of the first deadline, October 9, for project […]
12+ Helps Neighborhood School Students Attend Post-Secondary Education funding

Sep. 23, 2014 12:02 pm

12+ Helps Neighborhood School Students Attend Post-Secondary Education

Over 70 percent of the 2013 graduates from Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA) have gone on to a post-secondary education thanks to help from 12+, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that prepares students for secondary education. KHSA’s post-secondary enrollment rate was at 11 percent before the start of 12+’s programming. 12+ works with schools in underserved […]
Steppingstone Scholars Pilots ‘Middle Grades Academy’ With Help From Philadelphia Foundation Funding funding

Sep. 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Steppingstone Scholars Pilots ‘Middle Grades Academy’ With Help From Philadelphia Foundation Funding

Photo by Adachi Pimentel of Adachi Photography Steppingstone Scholars, an education-focused nonprofit, received funds from the S. Albert Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation to help pilot a school-based program model, “Middle Grades Academy,” in partnership with Drexel and Temple universities. Steppingstone is working with Drexel at McMichael Promise Academy, located in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. […]
Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth funding

Sep. 22, 2014 11:52 am

Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth

This story was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal Philadelphia wants more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals mentoring youth – especially girls, low-income and minority students. [Last week], the city launched a new online STEM resource center, which will showcase STEM education programs on its “ asset map,” as well as host a volunteer […]

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