b'Core Principles Campus-Based Model As Philadelphia Futures developed this plan, all decisions were made with three core One of the core components ofprinciples in mindScholar First Orientation, Partnership, and Commitmentthe expand priority includesto Excellence.implementing a campus-basedAlthough a college degree is a gateway to financial and personal success, highermodel to provide its directeducation attainment rates among low-income, first-generation-to-college students are services in a new way. Thesesignificantly lower than their peers. The gap has persisted for decades. A student born neighborhood locations into the top quartile of family income is over seven times more likely to earn a bachelors campusesreflectBy 2025, degree than a student born into the bottom quartile of family income. The disparitiesFutures emphasis on collegePhiladelphia Futures will servefor students of color are even starker. access and success, and50% more studentsin its directwill be located at schoolsservice programs through a campus-based Yet, the reality is that a college degree dictates whether Americans can make theor community-basedservice delivery model.climb up the economic ladder: adult children from families in the bottom fifth of theorganizations. Students fromincome distribution are at least four times more likely to reach the top fifth if they earnvarious schools will be able to attend these campuses. Futures is proudly partnering witha four-year degree. the Kensington community, and specifically, Kensington High School, Kensington CAPA,For families of limited means, there is no guaranteed path to college preparation and and Kensington Health Sciences Academy, for its first campus. strong college guidance. Yet without that guidance, the likelihood of students beingThis geographic shift deepens and expands our services. It makes it easier for students toadmitted to their best fit college, and subsequently completing a degree, is significantly be involved in other clubs and activities at their schools or community-based organizations,diminished. There is a need to do more. giving them opportunities to build more relationships with other students and communitymembers, and influence general attitudes towards college attendance. Futures will focusStrategic Priorities on its core strengths in college guidance and leverage the expertise of the communityand community organizations to provide other complementary services and resources toThrough three strategic prioritiesExpand, Deepen, and Sustain we planstudents. This shift facilitates greater opportunities to build and strengthen partnerships,to achieve our vision and mission, and ultimately open the doors for more studentsexpand outreach eorts, and improve the use of technology in service delivery.to access the organizations proven strategies that support college success. These strategic priorities will support Philadelphia Futures vision to significantlyJoin us as we work to achieve this vision.contribute to increasing the number of students in the Philadelphia School DistrictAccess the digital version of the Strategic Plan by visitingwho enroll in and graduate from college, and to creating a city where every studentwww.philadelphiafutures.org/strategicplan.has what they need to succeed in college and to thrive in life. 9'