“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.

Will Smith

Actor, Director, Musician

Overbrook High '86

Judith Rodin

President, Rockerfeller Foundation

Girls High, '62

Mayor W. Wilson Goode

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Bartram High, '57

Jill Scott

Singer, Songrwiter, Actor

Girls High, '89

Pedro A. Ramos

President, Philadelphia Fund

Central High, '83

Questlove

Musician, Composer

CAPA, '89

Maria Quinones-Sanchez

City Council Member, Philadelphia

Mastbaum High, '88

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz

Meteorologist

Central High, '69

Tina Sloan Green

Co-founder, Black Women in Sport Foundation, Hall of Famer

Girls High, '62

Virgil Gadson

Dancer, "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant

Martin Luther King High, '05

Dom Streater

Designer, "Project Runway" and "Project Runway All Stars" winner

Bodine High, '06

Richard Ross

Philadelphia Police Commissioner

Central High, '82

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