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PHENND is sponsoring a three-part series for educators on trauma-informed teaching that will take place during the 2021-2022 academic year. The registration deadline is May 31, 2021. The link to the application and more information is below. Register today!

Join PHENND's K-16 Partnerships Network June Institute taking place via Zoom onJune 3rd, 2021 from 9:30am to 12:00pm. This year's theme is "Education as Community-Building". More information about the agenda, as well as a link to the registration, is below. We hope to see you there!

PCPR Network Meeting (June 17th)

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has established a commission on redesigning of college admission and financial aid. And as you are well aware, as NACAC goes so goes the brader college enrollment community. You will be able to hear and ask questions about this new endeavor. Dr. Crystal Newby, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NACAC will join us. You can register for the meeting by going to

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PCOM Science and Math Summer Academy

Investigate, discover, and experiment at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Science and Math Summer Academy. The Virtual 2021 Summer Academy will be June 14-18 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

The PCOM Science and Math Summer Academy aims to offer traditionally underrepresented students the opportunity to accelerate their STEM+M skills, learn about the college and medical school admissions process, and explore careers in medicine.

*Applications are due Friday, May 14.
Apply online now!

(*Application deadline has been limitedly extended for PCPR network. Slot will be filled on an eligible first come, first serve basis.)

Temple University Summer II Dual Enrollment Opportunity

Temple University’s College of Education and Human Development is excited to announce a Summer II dual enrollment opportunity designed for rising juniors and seniors in the School District of Philadelphia who are interested in exploring the teaching profession and possibly majoring in education in college. The course, "Kids in Crisis: When Schools Don't Work" will be offered from July 12th- August 11th, with synchronous virtual meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 6pm and is offered at no cost to students or their families. This dual enrollment course will count on both students' college transcripts and on SDP transcripts as an “Arts and Humanities” credit.

For more information, please see the course descriptions and schedule here. We encourage you to share our flyer with eligible students.

The application is NOW OPEN, and closes on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Community College of Philadelphia Advance at College Experience (ACE)

Experience higher education with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. An opportunity that a student will never forget, ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades, as well as students up to age 21 pursuing a high school equivalency credential. We accept public, private, charter, archdiocesan and home-schooled students. Philadelphia residency is not required. Through ACE, you can make new friends, explore a career interest, study timely and relevant issues and earn college credit.

All ACE Summer 2021 courses will be offered online in either synchronous or asynchronous formats. There will be no classroom instruction.

Applications are requested by July 1, 2021. For more details on courses and registration go

Summer Mentorship Program in Engineering

The University of Pennsylvania's Summer Mentorship Program in Engineering is still accepting applications until June 4. The SMP program is only open to Philadelphia public high school students (SDP or charter). The program is currently underpopulated, meaning that applicants have an excellent chance of acceptance.

Participants experience hands-on, experiential learning, through a creatively designed virtual curricula developed to highlight and offer exploration in various career choices and featured professions offered by the Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program. The Engineering program focuses on robotics, including computer science and electrical systems. Each participant will be shipped a robot and electronics kit. There are also opportunities in nursing, dental, medicine, and law. Participants will be paid $400 for participation.

To apply, please visit:

Workready is offering a Virtual Summer Internship Toolkit - read more click on this link -

Philadelphia Foundation Scholarships

The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation and Philadelphia Foundation has launched the Lenfest Immensitas Scholars Program for youth in foster care and aging out of foster care, an innovative large-scale initiative designed to increase college graduation among up to 100 Philadelphians annually.

Under Pennsylvania’s Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program, tuition and fees for undergraduate degrees at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania are waived for youth in foster care to reduce financial barriers.

Twenty scholars will also be funded, annually, at three additional colleges:
- Five scholars at Penn State University’s main campus
- Five scholars at West Chester University
- Ten scholars at Penn College of Technology, which offers associate degrees.

To read more about the scholarship and the application click on this LINK.

View the Philadelphia Foundation’s list of scholarships at Scholarship deadlines are approaching!

A scholarship for Philadelphia residents. “The Octavius Catto Scholarship” #DebtFree college education

The RISE Scholarship is a need-based savings and scholarship program, which offers students scholarship money in exchange for saving $500 of income. Once the student hits $500, RISE will match their savings anywhere from $2000 - $4000!

View the flyer with additional information here.

Apply here:

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