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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela

Upcoming Events

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9GSN Community of Practice
April 18, 2024
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
School of the Future: 4021 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Our 20 9th Grade Success Network schools will gather for our 4th Community of Practice of the 2023-24 school year. Participants will come together to learn, troubleshoot common issues, share ideas, and plan for improvements back at their schools.
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Junior Cybersecurity Showcase
April 22, 2024
4:30 pm
3675 Market Street (5th Floor)
Juniors in our Philly Tech Gateway program engaged with an 8 week sprint with First Hand. Students learned about cybersecurity with industry partners like PECO and the Navy Yard. They will present their final projects.
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MSSN Community of practice
May 7, 2024
Bethune Elementary
Details TBA
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PACT Senior Showcase
May 28, 2024
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mastbaum High School: 3116 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Join Philadelphia Academies, Inc. at Mastbaum H.S. for a special event celebrating graduating Seniors in Mastbaum's Construction Pathway. 22 students in our Pre-Apprenticeship in the Construction Trades Program (PACT) will be presented with their toolkits. Families, partners, teachers, and peers welcome.

School Partners

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:

Cheryl Lafferty
Senior Program Director

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
View a list of our current school partners:
Our Partners

Industry Partners/Volunteers

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:

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Rene Melendez
Manager of Business Partnerships

215-546-6300 ext. 107

“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:

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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
  • Chubb
  • Comcast
  • Drexel University
  • Philadelphia Foundation, Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund
  • Philadelphia Trading Company
  • Wellington Management Foundation
  • WSFS Bank
$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
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We value our donors and want to be transparent about our organization, mission, and fiscal responsibility. For more information from industry trusted independent sources, you can visit our profile on Charity Navigator or GuideStar, and can directly access our most recent 990 Forms using the below button.

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