The Fund relies on generous support from foundations, business and individuals like you.
Our first major priority is to raise $3.5 million to support the equity goals of Superintendent Hite in Early Education. Our matching fund will help establish libraries in every K-3 classroom in the District and to support Dr. Hite’s goal to have all children reading on grade level by 4th grade.
Join our corps of donors who care deeply about the quality of public education and the success of our children!
The Right Books Campaign is righting a wrong for our youngest readers. Putting the right books in the right hands at the right time will set-up children for success for the rest of their school careers. Find out more about the power of proficient reading by grade 4. You can put the right books in their hands!
What is an Equity Map? And why are we building one?
When people talk of school equity, they’re often talking about fairness, including fairness around resources. Beyond public funds, schools can and do secure support from: partner corporations, foundations, and nonprofits; Friend, Parent, and Alumni Groups; and individual donors.
Yet despite the unprecedented availability of data from the District and elsewhere, it is difficult to know which schools receive which types of additional support. Until now.
Through the systemic collection and careful curation of available information, our Support Our Schools Equity Map will present current resources and the latest school progress report for every non-charter District school. What’s more, you’ll hear from principals about their priority funding needs and see stories on what's happening in schools beyond the data.
Why is this important?
Because people sharing their resources want to make informed decisions. Soon, they will be able to with the Fund’s Support Our Schools Equity Map.
“Philadelphia is in a perpetual state of potential”
We should celebrate successes more. Philadelphia public school students are full of potential - you only have to look to some of our graduates for that to be clear. Our alumni are making a difference, around the world, in business, government, sports, education, science, technology, arts and entertainment.
Overbrook High '86
Girls High, '62
Bartram High, '57
We all have friends, “framily” and colleagues who are touched by public education. Many of us want to support the schools but don’t think we can or just don’t know how. We can help you find ways to do it.