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Philadelphia Futures

Philadelphia, PA | https://www.philadelphiafutures.org/
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Joined in March 2001

About Us

Philadelphia Futures is a nonprofit organization that provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college and career success. We transform lives by breaking down the barriers that have historically excluded low-income, first-generation-to-college students from achieving college and career success. The students Philadelphia Futures serves are provided with a comprehensive, time-tested array of programs designed to reduce the institutional, academic, social and financial barriers to college success. 

A college education is the portal to economic self-sufficiency and a satisfying life.

Through our two direct service programs, Sponsor-A-Scholar and College Connection, we annually serve nearly 600 high school and college students with academic enrichment services, personalized college guidance, placement and retention services and financial resources. Unique in their depth and duration, these intensive, individualized programs support students from high school through college completion. Our Sponsor-A-Scholar Program has served students for over 25 years and has produced extraordinary results: 98% of students have matriculated to college. The projected college graduation rate for recent Sponsor-A-Scholar classes is 71%.

Through our Outreach Futures initiative, including its centerpiece component the Step Up to College Guide, we offer college guidance resources to students, families, schools and community-based organizations in Philadelphia. We also serve as the administrator of the Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls, which provides financial resources to Philadelphia girls living in low-income, single-parent households.

Working with volunteer mentors, donors and school and college personnel in direct service to students, in partnership with educational institutions and in advocacy activities in the broader community, Philadelphia Futures increases the percentage of Philadelphia graduates prepared for higher education and reduces the institutional barriers to their academic success. Our model succeeds because it is built on a shared sense of responsibility for the future of Philadelphia.


Mission

Provide low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college.

Vision

Philadelphia Futures will transform lives by breaking down barriers that have historically excluded low-income, first-generation-to-college students from college success.

Guiding Principle

A college education is the portal to economic self-sufficiency and a satisfying life.

Philadelphia Futures is a nonprofit organization that provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college and…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • 230 S. Broad Street
    7th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

Current listings by Philadelphia Futures

JobsLocationDate Posted
Associate Director of College AdmissionsPhiladelphia, PAOctober 17, 2019
Project Manager, ITPhiladelphia, PASeptember 25, 2019

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