Fiscal accountability and program evaluation are core values of Philadelphia Futures. By measuring and sharing our results, we are transparent in all that we do.

Program Successes

Sponsor-A-Scholar

100%

of the SAS Class of 2020 graduated from high school

185

high school students participating from 27 Philadelphia high schools

100%

of the Class of 2020 were accepted to college and 99% matriculated

College Connection

100%

of the College Connection Class of 2020 graduated from high school

91

high school students participating from 22 Philadelphia high schools

100%

of the Class of 2020 was accepted to college and 100% matriculated

College Success Services

90%

of the class of 2019 were employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school by December 2019

$5.42

million in institutional aid received by Philadelphia Futures students

140

of our collegians attend partner colleges

99%

of the class of 2019 returned to college for sophomore year

62

students earned college degrees in 2018

80%

projected college graduation rate for the Class of 2016

Outreach Futures

42,000

copies of the Step Up to College Guide were distributed to 112 public, public charter, and parochial high schools, 54 libraries, and 88 community-based organizations and government offices throughout Philadelphia.

Key Statistics

Our overall college graduation rate of 70% is trending upward, and beats the national college graduation rate for all students. A phenomenal 90% of the Class of 2017 are still enrolled in college. 

According to a Pell Institute study of students who first enrolled in fall 2003, only 11% of low-income, first-generation college students earned a college degree within six years of enrolling in school, compared to about 55% of their more advantaged peers who were not low-income or first-generation students. Philadelphia Futures students outperform all of those metrics.

Financial Achievements

College Success Program

$392, 776

in sponsorship funds, book allowances, and other financial incentives were distributed to over 305 Philadelphia Futures collegians.

White-Williams Scholars Incentive Awards

$23,150

in White-Williams Scholars Incentive Awards were given to 198 high school students participating in the Sponsor-A-Scholar and College Connection programs in recognition of their superior academic performance and commendable character.

The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls

$668,307

in grants were made to 265 girls attending public and public charter high schools to fund academic and personal development programs and school-related needs.  85 enrichment grants funded personal computers and associated technology training.

$643,260

in grants for tuition assistance were made to 101 girls attending independent high schools.

$667,813

in grants for tuition assistance were made to 219 girls attending parochial high schools.

Financial Information