About Us

Mission: Alleviating poverty by creating opportunities for underserved students to thrive.

Our Values

Equity

We believe that ALL students have the capacity to succeed, and we are committed to creating equitable opportunities for them to do so.

Innovation

In a constantly changing world, we embrace new ideas, foster creativity, and strive for continuous improvement.

Collaboration

We recognize that no one individual or organization can solve complex problems in isolation, and, as such, accomplish our goals through partnership.

Integrity

We practice honesty, accountability and fairness in our interactions with our stakeholders and with one another.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all young people have the skills, resources and networks to reach their full potential.

Our Team

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Our Board

Officers

  • Mr. Stephen J. Rauscher, Chair

    Retired, Vice President of Operations

    Rohm & Hass

  • Dr. Chae Sweet, Vice Chair

    Dean of Liberal Studies

    Community College of Philadelphia

  • Mr. John W. Mucha, Treasurer

    Retired, Partner

    KPMG, LLP

  • Mr. Ronald Bernal, Secretary

    Finance Manager

    Pennsylvania Convention Center

At-Large Members

  • Mr. John Clayton

    Director, D&I and Workforce Initiatives

    Independence Blue Cross

  • Ms. Kirsten Culbertson

    Senior Director, Internal Communications

    Digital Comcast Corporation

  • Mr. Patrick J. Eiding

    President

    Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

  • Mr. Mark Goodman

    Vice President, Equity Research Analyst

    Wellington Management

  • Ms. Suzanne A. Henry

    Senior Director, Head of Relationship Management - Structured Finance

    S&P Global Ratings

  • Mr. Jerry T. Jordan

    President

    Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

  • Mr. Dan Klein

    Managing Director

    Slalom

  • Mr. Brett Mayfield

    Senior Vice President and President of Local Markets

    Independence Blue Cross

  • Mr. Sylvester Mobley

    Founder and CEO

    Coded by Kids

  • Ms. Monica Moody-Wrenn

    Director of Human Resources

    PECO

  • Ms. Cameron Redfern

    Associate

    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

  • Mr. Ian Sladen

    Vice President, Corporate Education and Career Services

    Drexel University

Ex Officio

  • Mr. Jay Vazquez

    President and CEO

    The Philadelphia Academies

  • Mr. Stephen J. Rauscher, Chair

    Retired, Vice President of Operations

    Rohm & Hass

  • Dr. Chae Sweet, Vice Chair

    Dean of Liberal Studies

    Community College of Philadelphia

  • Mr. John W. Mucha, Treasurer

    Retired, Partner

    KPMG, LLP

  • Mr. Ronald Bernal, Secretary

    Finance Manager

    Pennsylvania Convention Center

  • Mr. John Clayton

    Director, D&I and Workforce Initiatives

    Independence Blue Cross

  • Ms. Kirsten Culbertson

    Senior Director, Internal Communications

    Digital Comcast Corporation

  • Mr. Patrick J. Eiding

    President

    Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

  • Mr. Mark Goodman

    Vice President, Equity Research Analyst

    Wellington Management

  • Ms. Suzanne A. Henry

    Senior Director, Head of Relationship Management - Structured Finance

    S&P Global Ratings

  • Mr. Jerry T. Jordan

    President

    Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

  • Mr. Dan Klein

    Managing Director

    Slalom

  • Mr. Brett Mayfield

    Senior Vice President and President of Local Markets

    Independence Blue Cross

  • Mr. Sylvester Mobley

    Founder and CEO

    Coded by Kids

  • Ms. Monica Moody-Wrenn

    Director of Human Resources

    PECO

  • Ms. Cameron Redfern

    Associate

    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

  • Mr. Ian Sladen

    Vice President, Corporate Education and Career Services

    Drexel University

  • Mr. Jay Vazquez

    President and CEO

    The Philadelphia Academies

Our Partners

PAI functions as a shared delivery partner of the School District of Philadelphia and engages with a host of community partners to deliver its services. Key partners for SY 2020-2021 include:

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Our Supporters

PAI could not achieve its mission without
the financial support of the following key funders:

$100,000 and above Supporters

  • Neubauer Family Foundation
  • PA Department of Labor AND Industry
  • PECO/Exelon
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
  • William Penn Foundation

$50,0000 to $99,999 Supporters

  • WSFS
  • Drexel University
  • Comcast
  • Chubb
  • Philadelphia Foundation, Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund
  • Philadelphia Trading Company
  • Wellington Management Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999 Supporters

  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Stephen and Nancy Rauscher
  • Wells Fargo

  • Neubauer Family Foundation
  • PA Department of Labor AND Industry
  • PECO/Exelon
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
  • William Penn Foundation

  • WSFS
  • Drexel University
  • Comcast
  • Chubb
  • Philadelphia Foundation, Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund
  • Philadelphia Trading Company
  • Wellington Management Foundation

  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Stephen and Nancy Rauscher
  • Wells Fargo