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Scholarships Available for Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Scholarships Available for Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Celebrate summer fun and learning through the Penn Museum’s world-renowned collections. Each week features an exciting theme with hands-on workshops, expert talks, gallery exploration, and more. Penn Museum Anthropology Camp is designed for children ages 6-13 who will be entering grades 1–8 for the 2022-2023 school year. The Penn Museum is offering two types of...
Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Established in 2021 in partnership with Mayor Jim Kenney, the Octavius Catto Scholarship provides first-time, full-time students at Community College of Philadelphia the opportunity to attend college debt-free. In addition to covering the cost of tuition, Catto Scholars also receive a monthly stipend, funding to cover the cost of books, meals, and transportation, as well...
Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that school staff members have had to get creative and think outside the box around family and community engagement. That’s no challenge for Family Engagement Liaison Victoria Trower, who supports 12 schools within the School District. One of those schools is Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Philadelphia, which has...
Fall in Love with Reading with the Free Library of Philadelphia! [November 2021]

Fall in Love with Reading with the Free Library of Philadelphia! [November 2021]

The Free Library of Philadelphia is open! Check the hours of your local library here to make sure your library is open. For the safety of library users and for the safety of library staff, visitors are required to wear a mask inside libraries regardless of vaccination status. The Free Library also has a Helpline...
Find Your Story with the Free Library's Summer of Wonder!

Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder!

Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a Summer of Wonder experience for you! What's Your Story? From artistic inspiration to STEAM building projects, from writing groups to world exploration, connect with your favorite library activities, or try something brand new! Bonus:...
Families Learn from Each Other at the "Meeting of the SACs"

Families Learn from Each Other at the “Meeting of the SACs”

Have you ever wondered how family engagement works at other schools in the School District of Philadelphia? Well, all you have to do is ask! This past March, members of several school communities in North Philadelphia came together to discuss what School Advisory Councils (SACs) look like in each other schools and exchange helpful tips...
May 2021 Family Offerings at the Free Library

May 2021 Family Offerings at the Free Library

The Free Library has exciting events happening virtually in May for children and families. All events are free but do require registration.  Virtual Pet Party! Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. May is National Pet Month and we're celebrating with a virtual pet show & tell party for young children and their families! We'll read a...
Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) has sprung into action! The PSEC has launched the selection process for the PSEC Steering Committee, the recruitment of Philadelphia area students to participate in the PSEC Student Advisory Council, and the formation of four Workgroups – Home and Community; K-12 Education; Post-Secondary Education and the Work Environment. These...
April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

Ahhhh, Philly Spring! If you’re like us, we've been in the house too long. And this warm weather means a chance to go outside and have some fun. But don't forget, making time for creativity and play outdoors is also a great way to boost reading skills. Here are a few fun (and free) activities...
Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in full swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Our libraries continue to offer a wonderful selection of virtual programs for all ages, from yoga to storytimes. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up. The Free Library’s popular Sundays on Stage series – which offers high-quality arts programming to...