This Holiday Season

Help create #PhillyOpportunity by putting college within reach for low-income high school students.

Help support The Philadelphia Education Fund.

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Philadelphia Education Fund is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide the opportunities and skills Philadelphia’s students need to achieve college and career success. Through scholarships and on-site guidance at high schools in low-income areas, they make college possible for those who may have thought it was out of reach. Changing lives. Unlocking potential. Improving our city and community.

Wish List

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The Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) matches local businesses with students who have expressed an interest in working in that field. This January, Garfield Group is hosting several high school seniors who are interested in marketing careers


And we’re not the only ones—you could also volunteer with the PEF to host a workshop or mentor students. We encourage you to email them for more information at

The Impact

Justina McMinn's journey had been rife with instability. Her early years were spent bouncing around from home to home. Through the support of the College Access Program and other supporters, McMinn turned straight F’s into straight A’s, and graduated from Roxborough High School. She has been accepted to the University of Pennsylvania with a full scholarship.

From high school dropout to senior class president with a 4.0 GPA, Manuel Rosado, a senior at Olney Charter High School, has changed the direction of his life and future. Role models, including his College Access Coordinator—Adriana Rivera, have been critical to Manuel’s success.

Tamanna Sultana is a University City High School graduate and current senior at Temple University. After moving to Philadelphia from Bangladesh in 2005, Sultana received support and encouragement from her teachers and the College Access Program, which helped her on her pathway to college and medical school.


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