May 11, 2021 2:58 pm
Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college
“It’s estimated that only 3% of former foster youth who enroll in college will graduate. Through this program, we hope to significantly increase that percentage," said Pedro Ramos of the Philadelphia Foundation, which will administer the grants.
Sep. 12, 2014 11:47 am
I-LEAD’s ACE Program Brings College Education into Communities
Over a decade ago, District Attorney Lynne Abraham and Assistant D.A. David Castro were working in some of Philadelphia’s most distressed neighborhoods to resolve community problems. In 1995, the two decided to create a nonprofit, I-LEAD, to promote grassroots community leadership efforts by delivering leadership training and technical assistance in 16 cities across the state. […]