Get Involved

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the support of various stakeholders to achieve PAI’s mission. See below for ways to get involved as well as listings of those individuals and entities already teaming with PAI.

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School Partners

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Does your school seek to enhance the career awareness, exposure, preparation and training of your students and/or to grow the capacity of your administrators and teaching staff?

PAI can tailor programming to your needs. If you are interested in fostering student success in middle school or ninth-grade through effective team building, data utilization, student intervention development, etc., we can help! If you are a middle school or high school and interested in building out career-connected learning opportunities for your students, we can also offer work-based learning experiences and manage industry partners for you as well as support the development and implementation of career pathways, bridge programming and/or pre-apprenticeships.

To learn more about what PAI can offer your school, contact:

To learn more about what PAI can offer your school, contact:
Cheryl Lafferty

Cheryl Lafferty

Senior Program Director

clafferty@academiesinc.org

215-546-6300 ext. 108

“During the two year span of time I have worked with PAI, our 9th grade team has grown tremendously. Every school needs a PAI support person to help with data and coaching.”

Dr. Latoyia Bailey, 9th Grade Assistant Principal,
South Philadelphia High School

“During the two year span of time I have worked with PAI, our 9th grade team has grown tremendously. Every school needs a PAI support person to help with data and coaching.”

Dr. Latoyia Bailey, 9th Grade Assistant Principal,
South Philadelphia High School

View a list of our current school partners:

Our Partners
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Industry Partners/Volunteers

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Do you or your organization want to help PAI in its efforts to enable ALL Philadelphia youth to be career and/or college ready? We could use your help! You can be a career speaker, sponsor an industry tour, support work-based learning, offer a teacher externship or a student internship, judge student competitions and/or support an Industry Advisory Council.

To learn more about how you or your company/nonprofit can contribute to creating equity in opportunity for Philadelphia students contact:

To learn more about how you or your company/nonprofit can contribute to creating equity in opportunity for Philadelphia students contact:
Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Director – Programs and Partnerships

ssmith@academiesinc.org

215-546-6300 ext. 105

“Philadelphia Academies is a valuable partner for
programs that prepare high-school students for careers.”

Stu Bass,
Progress Works, LLC

“Philadelphia Academies is a valuable partner for
programs that prepare high-school students for careers.”

Stu Bass,
Progress Works, LLC

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:

View our partners

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

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