Founded in 1995, Breakthrough Greater Philadelphia is a ten-year academic enrichment program that builds a path from middle school to college graduation for underserved students from Philadelphia’s public, parochial, and charter schools. It also inspires talented high school and college students to become educators and engaged citizens by giving them responsibility of teaching its various programs.
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.
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 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: cristoreyphiladelphia.org