Employment at Futures

Philadelphia Futures' mission is to provide low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Our direct service programs, Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) and College Connection, provide academic enrichment, college guidance, and a range of other services for promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s public, charter, and parochial high schools.

In 2011 White-Williams Scholars - with a 200 year history of serving students living in poverty - and Philadelphia Futures - with a 23 year track record of helping Philadelphia students enter and succeed in college - merged. Following the merger, the organization undertook a strategic planning process. The Plan that emerged reaffirmed the strength of our work and identified areas for smart growth.

Writing Instructor Positions (Summer 2018)

We are currently seeking two Writing Instructor positions: 

DREXEL FUTURES POSITION
The Writing Instructor will teach a class of 25 rising high school sophomores enrolled in a summer academic enrichment course through Philadelphia Futures. The subject matter is “History and Human Behavior” and is designed for students to build writing, speaking and study skills that foster academic success and career exploration. These skills will be developed as students explore stories of resistance, genocide, discrimination, and heroism during the Holocaust and similar events in world history. Ultimately, students will engage in discussion, create a group PowerPoint presentation to share what they have learned, and complete a strong final research paper. Courses are held 5 days a week for 4 hours from approximately June 25th-July 30th.

TEMPLE FUTURES POSITION
The Writing Instructor will teach a class of 25 rising high school juniors enrolled in a summer academic enrichment course through Philadelphia Futures. The subject matter is “Career Research & Exploration” and is designed to expose students to the world of business through targeted career development activities. The goals of the course are to enhance the writing skills of students as they learn strategies and practices that are essential for career success. Students will complete reflective journals, conduct industry analyses, participate in a group research project, and deliver a professional presentation, all of which will help students to discover how they can leverage their interests, skills, and values to help achieve personal and career success. Courses are held 5 days a week for 4 hours from approximately June 25th-July 27th.

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