More than 600 members of the Philadelphia Futures community gathered at Drexel University on Saturday, January 13 for the 2018 Annual Conference. The theme of the 2018 Conference, “Build Your Future,” recognized the organization’s new leadership and Philadelphia Futures’ college partnership with Albright College, its tenth college partnership.
The Annual Conference began with opening remarks from Executive Director Sara Woods who announced the new college partnership with Albright College saying, “This is our 10th college partnership, paving the way for more of our students to attend a college that is the right academic, social and financial fit. We are grateful to Albright College for their investment in our scholars and their commitment to our mission.” A video created by Albright accompanied this exciting opportunity for our scholars.
Vice President of Enrollment Manager Paul M. Cramer released a statement “Albright College is pleased to partner with Philadelphia Futures to support low income, first-generation students in their pursuit of a high quality college experience. The significant support resources of Philadelphia Futures closely matches the nurturing environment of Albright College. That combination will serve the students with whom we work in significant ways. Albright’s commitment to a strong liberal arts education in a diverse campus community will facilitate transition and help foster successful outcomes for students from the Philadelphia Futures program. As important, Albright has every confidence that those students will contribute greatly to the Albright community and the greater world around them.”