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We partner with schools in underserved communities to build plus centers and provide individualized academic and post-secondary counseling for all…

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ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships

To develop and support high-quality after-school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia.

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Aspira Inc. of PA

Provides college and career readiness services, ranging from academic prep to college application help. Must fill out application for both…

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Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

Offers intensive summer program and yearly academic programs including mentoring and college prep. Open to low income students from 6th…

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Clarifi College – Free College Planning Program

One-on-one work with students that provides support through the college process, such as choosing college majors, schools, expenses, and student…

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College Access Center of Delaware County

Provides a full range of college prep assistance. Their tutoring program is from 3:00pm- 6:00pm, by appointment only. Free of…

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College Advisory Corp

College Advising Corps provides the support that high-need students require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions and matriculation…

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College Possible

College access and success program for junior and seniors. The program commits 8 years to supporting students through the college…

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Communities in Schools Philadelphia

Program focuses on college and career readiness, including SAT/ACT prep, resume building and mock interviews. Free of cost.

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Community College of Philadelphia Upward Bound Program

Strives to teach students the skills they will need in aspiring to go to college by providing academic support, emotional…

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ELECT

The Education and Workforce Services division provides youth and adult programs aimed at increasing academic and workplace success for those…

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Esperanza College of Eastern University

Field Trips, Mentoring, Student internships, School visits, Campus Visits/On-Campus Enrichment Programs, College Readiness Mentoring (i.e. link students to college students…

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Free Library of Philadelphia (Multiple Locations)

Offers support with college process of school selection, applications, test taking, financial aid, and scholarships. Also offers SAT prep during…

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Girls Rock Philly

Arts – Music, Mentoring, Youth Leadership (e.g. student government)

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Graduate! Philadelphia

Graduate!Philadelphia provides FREE OF CHARGE advising, guidance, coaching and supports to adults who seek to return to college, from the decision…

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Harcum College Upward Bound

Helps high school students prepare for their future by providing the opportunities to explore options and solidify career goals, and…

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JEVS Human Services

Offers a wide range of college support including post-secondary career services, SAT/ACT tutoring college application process, youth services, financial aid…

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Moving Forward

College Readiness Mentoring (i.e. link students to college students or adult mentors), Academic Tutoring, Scholarship Research/Application Completion.

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Penn Upward Bound

Offers a college prep program aiming to support low-income, first generation college students. Free of cost.

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Penn Veterans Upward Bound

Supports veterans who would like to enter into and graduate from college. Aids in the college process and offers free…

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Philadelphia Academies

College Access and Readiness, Career Readiness, Professional Development/School Capacity Building, Campus Visits/On-Campus Enrichment Programs

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Philadelphia Education Fund

Works to make college accessible to everyone. They provide services for middle/high school students and offer individualized help. Free of…

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Philadelphia Futures

Offers academic enrichment, college guidance, after school programs, and activities. Free of cost.

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Philadelphia Higher Education for Neighborhood Development- Gear up

The GEAR UP CRCC project serves 54 middle/high schools in the School District of Philadelphia and works to build the…

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Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership

College readiness team building.

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Project H.O.M.E. at The Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs

Provides a college prep program that seeks to efficiently prepare teens and families in previously underserved areas to achieve college…

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Project H.O.M.E. Russell Byers Charter School

Provides a college prep program that seeks to efficiently prepare teens and families in previously under served areas to achieve…

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Public Health Management Corporation

Academic Tutoring, Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion

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RISE Scholarship

Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion, College Application Essay Writing Support, Scholarship Awards; financial planning.

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Spark

Learn more about Spark’s Philadelphia-based programming here, and see the program overviews below. Seventh graders participate in Spark Labs, or…

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Steppingstone Scholars

Offers both academic and college prep from middle school to high school.Their services provide everything from one-on-one college advising to…

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Steppingstone Scholars, Inc

Field Trips, Mentoring, OST/After-school programming, Student internships, Tutoring, Workshops/Assemblies, College Access and Readiness, STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,…

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Summer Search

Each student is partnered with a professional mentor and builds a circle of relationships around them. The program includes experiential…

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TeenSHARP College Prep Program

Offers several different programs that focus on academics, college readiness, leadership, and personal growth. All programs require an application. College…

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Temple Upward Bound

Works to prepare low-income and to be first-generation college students for college with assistance in college entrance, financial aid support,and…

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The Name of the Program Here

Helps teens set and pursue high educational and career goals leading to graduation and acceptance into an institution of higher…

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The Urban League of Philadelphia

Offers an afterschool program focused on college and career readiness; application needed. Hosts workshops both onsite and offsite. Offers scholarships…

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University of Pennsylvania TRIO Educational Talent Search

Academic and personal development services for students. The program offers counseling and workshops like academic planning, financial aid, etc. Free…

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Villanova University: College Weekend

Offers students the opportunity to spend a weekend on a college campus, while engaging in college prep and cultural events….

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Villanova University: HS Partnership Program

Offers a full immersion program for HS students to get support with their secondary education goals. They attend academic and…

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Villanova University: VIEW Program

The VIEW Program has two parts. The School Year Program offers both college and professional development help; The Summer Program…

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West Philadelphia Financial Services: WesGold Fellows Program

Paid internship program that provides students with a understanding of financial management, college planning and personal career development.

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White-Williams Scholars and Ellis Trust

Give grants to girls in grades 9 – 12 from single parent families in need of aid to complete their…

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Year Up

College Access and Readiness, Career Readiness, Student internships, Tutoring, Workshops/Assemblies, and Workforce Development.

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YMCA Achievers Program

Helps teens set and pursue high educational and career goals leading to graduation and acceptance into an institution of higher…

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