Our Resources and Professional Development Approach
We listen to young people. We start by understanding how students experience career academies and the elements that they define as critical in their transition through high school and into adulthood. Students typically mention that a combination of structural supports referenced above, high expectations and a social network of positive adults provided through the model are what make the difference. Because we are practitioners, working in a large urban environment we understand the challenges and facilitators that exist working in high schools both small and large.
Greater Philadelphia Talent
How much is talent worth? The Talent Dividend is an opportunity to prove that degrees make a difference and that Greater Philadelphia is the premier region for businesses looking for workers to perform in today's knowledge economy. Greater Philadelphia is one of 57 regions running for the Talent Dividend Prize. If we work together to increase college attainment by 1% in Greater Philadelphia, we will all share in an annual increase of 4.4 billion in personal income through greater economic opportunities and activities. Read more...