Education - Youth

Three Philadelphia Students Win Surprise Scholarships

Date: 
October 10, 2011

For three Philadelphia high school students, an evening field trip to the museum turned into a surprise that may change their lives.

Seniors Tiffany Collins, Jamal Robinson, and Ramean Clowney thought they were attending a speaking event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week, only to discover they had received Sun Life Rising Star scholarships. At the awards ceremony in the museum auditorium, each received $5,000 toward his or her college education.

Author: 
Quan Nguyen
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Comcast Offers Low-Cost Internet and Computers

Date: 
September 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area households could get low-cost computers and Internet service under a new program from Comcast.

When Comcast was seeking FCC approval of its acquisition of NBC Universal, the company committed to a program to help bridge the digital divide. The result is its Internet Essentials programs, which executive vice president David Cohen said is available nationwide to any family in a Comcast service area with a child eligible for free school lunches.

Author: 
Dave Davies
Source: 
WHYY News

Successful Foster Care Youth Recognized As Arise Academy's Second Graduating Class

Date: 
June 15, 2011

A ceremony for the second graduating class of the Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation’s first public charter high school for youth in foster care, will honor 18 graduates on June 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  The graduation ceremony will take place in the Dan Rodden Theater, 1900 West Olney Avenue, at LaSalle University.  Jim Crawley, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, is the ceremony’s featured commencement speaker.  Those students who plan to pursue post secondary education will be attending s

Arise Academy Charter High School Appoints New CEO

Date: 
May 18, 2011

The board of directors of Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation's first public charter high school dedicated exclusively to students in foster care, has announced the appointment of its new CEO. Gabriel Kuriloff was approved by the board during a meeting on Wednesday. He will take the reins at the high school for the coming 2011-12 school year.

Jill Welsh-Davis, President of the Arise Board of Directors said, "Gabriel is an exceptional, proven leader. His approach to school leadership is innovative, compassionate, and purposeful."

Breaking the Silence: Facilitated Discussion for Men

Event Details
Date: 
May 17, 2011
Price: 
$0.00
UAC Program Partner, Breaking the Silence will offer a facilitated discussion for African American men called, "Real Men Talk it Out." Breaking the Silence works to educate, motivate, and empower communities to take action on behavioral health issues.

UAC Program Partner, Breaking the Silence will offer a facilitated discussion for African American men called, "Real Men Talk it Out."  The event is geared to men of all ages and will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at 4232 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia.  Psychologist, Dr.

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to Support Freedom Rings Initiative

Date: 
March 10, 2011

 
Source: 
Technically Philly

Comcast Foundation Supports Teenshop’s Summer Leadership Program

Date: 
April 29, 2011
Thanks to a generous eight thousand dollar grant from the Comcast Foundation, Teenshop will expand its program to include more girls and activities.

Parents United for Public Education

Location

7013 Cresheim Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119
United States
215-692-3677
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (and as needed)
7013 Cresheim Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Robin
Roberts
Coordinator
A parent voice for Philadelphia public schools calling for academic achievement, accountability, and putting kids first in school budgets.
Services provided: 
Advocacy and Education-Youth

Neighborhood United Against Drugs (NUAD)

Location

5214 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States
215-724-7430
Hours of Operation: 
Adult services are offered 9am-5pm, Youth services are after school and during the summer.
5214 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Mr.
Joseph
E.
Purnell
Executive Director

To reduce drug use/abuse, teen pregnancy, chronic illness, the spread of HIV infection, and senseless violence in the community.  Programs and activities are designed to educate and equip people with the skills needed to make positive choices in life.

Services provided: 
Advocacy, After School Activities, Education - Youth, Health, Health Issues Treatment, Health Issues Education, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Service, Violence Prevention

GALAEI (Gay and Lesbian, Latino Aids Education Initiative)

Location

149 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
267-457-3912
Fax: 
267-758-6923
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
149 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Fransisco
Cortes
Interim Director

A queer Latin@ social justic organization, Galaei maintains a strong commitment to being a community based organization dedicated to serving Latinidad, providing social services around HIV/AIDS and sexual health, organizing, networking, and referrals.

Services provided: 
Advocacy, Education - Adult, Education - Youth, Health, Health Issues Education, HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education, Housing Counseling, Youth Development