We believe that rigorous education is the key to transforming lives and rebuilding communities. We are celebrating 35 years of success of serving economically disadvantaged youth from underserved communities in Philadelphia. Our comprehensive program addresses the academic, social, institutional, and financial barriers to the success of urban students. Learn more and get involved.

  • Sarah, a rising senior at Merion Mercy Academy, was selected to participate in the prestigious Telluride Association Summer Program. She spent six weeks at Cornell University engaged in academic seminars and community life. Click the link to read Sarah's reflection on her experience.

  • Sophomore, Russ-Ahna won second place in the African American Museum's Activism in Action Art & Writing contest. Click the link to view the picture and her accompanying essay.

  • Inn Dwelling graduate, Edgar, is spending his summer biking across the United States to raise awareness and funds for affordable housing. Along the way they stop and build with affordable housing nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity. Click the link to read more about his journey.

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