Dec. 5, 2016 9:56 am
The Sixers awarded this leader of color for her work in education
Ami Patel Hopkins, the School District's kindergarten transition fellow, received the Sixers' Game Changer award during the team's Indian Heritage Night. Trust the process.
Nov. 23, 2016 12:53 pm
Black lives, social justice and a Quaker education
Michael Gary took over as head of school at Center City's Friends Select School this summer. Here's how he's reminding students of the Quaker commitment to social justice.
Nov. 21, 2016 10:48 am
GlaxoSmithKline just awarded 10 Philly nonprofits $40K each
Youth sports, safety, housing and community health were the areas of interest this year for the healthcare company.
Nov. 14, 2016 9:56 am
Urban Creators is fundraising $30K to groom its next generation of leaders
The goal, said cofounder Alex Epstein, is to put young people in a position to run the organization as is so he can focus on expanding the nonprofit.
Oct. 10, 2016 11:05 am
This youth advocate is leaving the charter school she ‘grew with’ to build something new
After 21 years with YouthBuild, Simran Sidhu is leaving the organization to head up a new, "different type" of youth org that will involve programming, funding or a mix of both.
Mar. 22, 2016 9:50 am
After its second year, the city’s STEM mentorship program is finding its place
The Office of Innovation and Technology's Center City STEM program was born from a US2020 pilot. This year, it took on an identity of its own. Here's how it fared.
Dec. 21, 2015 8:00 am
These Philly high schoolers are developing social enterprises for credit
Student entrepreneurs at Friends Select High school are the latest cohort to have their ideas accelerated by Schoolyard Ventures, a program that helps them solve real-world problems through socially conscious business.
Aug. 20, 2014 11:58 am
Boys.Write.Now. Runs Workshops Teach Boys Writing, Visual Arts Skills, and More
Many teachers, including Samuel Reed, struggle to get their male students involved in creative writing as much as their female students. So over this past summer, Reed, a teacher at the U School and a Philadelphia Writing Project consultant, helped organize a series of writing workshops for boys in Philadelphia. The workshops, called Boys.Write.Now., are part of an […]