PCF Receives Phila. Dept of Commerce Grant

The Philadelphia Children's Foundation has received a $30,000 Grant from the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. The grant was part of the StartupPHL initiative, which uses public money to match investment in Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem. PCF received the grant to fund two efforts: 1) our "Tech-Masters" (a.k.a. "IT Support Teams") program which creates and nurtures small IT Support teams inside schools to install and maintain our donated equipment, and 2) computer literacy teaching (to larger cohorts of students in [...]

2017-11-07T19:14:39+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: In the News, PCF News, Tech-Masters, Technology Classes|

Study Shows Third Grade Reading Level Predicts High School Graduation

We all know that a student’s experience early on in school can have major implications for their future academic career. Numerous longitudinal studies have demonstrated how warning signs for future academic issues manifest themselves earlier and earlier in a child’s schooling. Simply put, without a dramatic reversal of the status quo, we are cementing educational failure and poverty into the next generation. A 2013 study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation added another significant finding [...]

2017-10-10T17:17:46+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Categories: In the News|