George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science

G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science is a small, 7-12 special admissions school for talented students interested in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and medicine. Our students engage in rigorous coursework, including 16 AP classes and dual-enrollment partnerships with several universities across Philadelphia. Carver students are involved with far more than just classroom work though: our school features robotics teams, dance troupes, affinity groups, athletics, and much more. We are a 2019 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence school with a 100% college acceptance rate. Carver is proud to be preparing the next generation of engineers and scientists with the academic and personal skills for success in college and beyond.

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. Over 2,700 girls participate in Girls Inc. programs in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Providence Center

Providence Center has been serving the Fairhill neighborhood since 1993. We use education as a tool to empower residents to transform their lives and community. At our community center, we provide children with the opportunity to overcome trauma and grow to their full potential; we create experiences that encourage teens to become role models and leaders; and we offer adults the resources to learn English and be more involved in the community.

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory high school in the Tioga neighborhood of Philadelphia for students of all faiths who could not otherwise afford a private education. The school is a new model of private high school that opened in 2012 because of a unique partnership of local educators, businesses and universities. Every Cristo Rey student works five days per month at a leading Philadelphia area business, earning real wages that offset the cost of their education. Cristo Rey graduates have a 100% acceptance rate to a four-year college! Learn more here:

Williamson College of the Trades

Williamson College of the Trades is the only college in the country that, through scholarships and grants, covers 100% of the cost of tuition, room and board for every student. This opportunity makes Williamson a beacon of hope for qualified young men who otherwise might not be able to afford the cost of higher education. We support and encourage their development into men of reputable character while earning an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in these trades – Carpentry, Horticulture, Machine Tool Technology, Masonry, and Power Plant Technology. With academic courses, contemporary instruction in the trades, and training in character and leadership, Williamson’s nationally recognized trades education program is unparalleled. Our holistic approach includes a rich residential experience with on-campus activities that encourage moral, ethical, and spiritual development, while incorporating the school’s core values. For more information on how to apply, please visit:

Girard College

Girard College is a 5-day boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1-12, from families with limited financial resources, each headed by a single parent or guardian. All Girard students receive full scholarships to take part in the school’s strong academic program and to live safely on its enclosed 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.