Philadelphia Futures offers multiple opportunities to learn more about our students and their successes, as well as our organizational strategies, goals, and outcomes in our various publications, including our Annual Report, Newsletter, and Step Up to College Guide.

Step Up to College

Designed with first-generation-to-college students in mind, the comprehensive Step Up to College Guide is tailored to Philadelphia’s students in grades nine through twelve, their families, and youth-serving professionals, leading them through each stage of the college admissions process — from understanding college admission options to writing application essays, from conquering the FAFSA to making the right college “fit” decision.

In addition to the digital copy, which can be found here, 30,000 copies of Step Up to College will be distributed this year to public, public charter, and parochial high schools, branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia, government offices, and many community-based organizations.

Step Up to College Summer Supplement

The Rising Senior Edition is the Summer Supplement to Philadelphia Futures’ Step Up to College Guide. The Supplement informs juniors entering their senior year about the steps they need to take during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process. 

Annual Reports

The 2020-2021 Annual Report showcases how Philadelphia Futures continued to move forward during uncertain times. The Report highlights our amazing students who persevered in a virtual environment, as well as the dedicated individuals, institutions, and organizations who have contributed greatly this past year to ensure our students moved forward with success on their academic journeys.

Futures Features Newsletter

Futures Features is a semiannual newsletter highlighting Philadelphia Futures’ significant news and events.

Strategic Plan

FuturesinFocusOur Strategic Plan Executive Summary – Futures in Focus – provides a thorough overview of our 2020 Strategic Plan. Read the Plan by clicking here.