Become a College Partner

College Partnerships

Philadelphia Futures has formed groundbreaking, strategic partnerships with colleges and universities that understand the value of a diverse student body, share our dedication to creating equal access to education and are committed to providing our SAS and College Connection students with comprehensive on-campus support and significant financial aid packages.

"One of the key reasons Philadelphia Futures' students have been successful at Gettysburg is because of the trust we have in our collaboration with Philadelphia Futures' staff in identifying potential students for admission to Gettysburg, and supporting them together once they have enrolled."

- H. Pete Curry
Dean of Intercultural Advancement
Gettysburg College

Philadelphia Futures established its first college partnership with Gettysburg College in 2001. Since that time, the Philadelphia Futures college partner network has expanded to include Arcadia University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Franklin & Marshall College, Haverford College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University and Penn State University.

Our partner colleges have made more than $18 million in institutional aid available to Philadelphia Futures’ students and have provided significant on-campus services to support their college success. Philadelphia Futures’ students who attend partner colleges succeed in record numbers – 82% of students who have been accepted into a partner college have graduated or are still enrolled in school working towards their degree.     

The relationships Philadelphia Futures shares with our partner schools are mutually beneficial – colleges and universities have a more diverse student body and the ability to offer a richer educational experience to all students, and our students receive life-changing opportunities.

If your college is interested in exploring a potential partnership with Philadelphia Futures, please contact Sara Woods, Executive Director, through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone at 215.790.1666, ext. 470.