Philadelphia Futures Named a Champion in Action

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On January 23, 2014, Philadelphia Futures was surprised live on NBC10 and recognized as the first 2014 Citizens Bank Champion in Action! Philadelphia Futures will receive a $35,000 unrestricted grant, media coverage and extensive promotional and volunteer support from Citizens Bank, NBC10, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and 

If you missed the live announcement on NBC10 - presented by Citizens Bank, NBC10 and Telemundo 62 and Interstate General Media leadership - you can watch it here on the NBC10 website, and you can also view photos from the surprise announcement on

The Award honors Philadelphia Futures for our efforts to help the City's low-income, first-generation-to-college students successfully make the journey to - and through - college. The grant will be used to support our new Outreach Futures initiative. which brings our expertise in college accesss to the broader Philadelphia community through programming and the annual publication and distribution of the Step Up to College Guide


Philadelphia Futures Community Discovers Their "Super Powers"


To kick-off 2014, on Saturday, January 4, more than 550 Philadelphia Futures high school students, collegians, volunteer mentors and other supporters convened at Drexel University for our Annual Conference. This year's theme Annual Conference theme - "Discover Your Power" - defined all Philadelphia Futures community members as "superheroes," complete with super powers, villians to defeat and destinies of greatness. Even though the Annual Conference took place on one of the coldest days in the City's history, the Philadelphia Futures community did not let the extreme weather deter them and came out in full force- a superhero feat within itself! 

The Annual Conference was equal parts learning, motivation and fun. The day began with a high-energy opening session, which included a panel discussion featuring university and healthcare leaders. Following this inspiring conversation, audience members enjoyed an entertaining video showcasing the super powers of the Philadelphia Futures staff, which you can view here. Everyone then excitedly joined in and created superhero shields to share their special powers. 


Philadelphia Futures Releases New Annual Report

Philadelphia Futures is proud to release our 2012-2013 Annual Report
- A Shared Responsibility: Investing in Philadelphia's Future. Fueled by the power coverar13of our merger, the vision of our Strategic Plan and the generosity of our donors, 2012-2013 was a year of accomplishment, change and growth. The Report documents our performance and financial results for the year and features the personal stories of members of the Philadelphia Futures community, all of whom are invested in our success.