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Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – A New $10 M Program to Increase Diversity in Students Pursuing STEM Careers

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – A New $10 M Program to Increase Diversity in Students Pursuing STEM Careers

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) is a $10 million, 10 year commitment by a global healthcare company, GSK, focused on increasing the number of women, Black/African American, and Latinx Philadelphia students to overcome obstacles to their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The PSEC, established in January 2020,  will work...
End the Year on a Healthy Note!

End the Year on a Healthy Note!

Oh, the cookies and other sweet treats are all over the place during celebrations this time of year. Having self-control can be a bit difficult for all of us. Instead of being hard on ourselves, we are challenging everyone to shift their energy to eating 3-5 fruits and vegetables every day! You could add a...
Facade of Free Library of Philadelphia on Vine Street, with runner in foreground. Library has large columns with colorful banners between them.

Check out the Free Library’s December Programs for Children, Teens, and Families!

(Photo: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) As the weather grows colder and preparations for the holiday season are underway, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited about the virtual programs for children, teens, and families. Tell Your Story Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 11 a.m. - The Virtual Storytelling Workshop invites children and teens to participate...
Meaningful Meals - Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

Meaningful Meals – Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in low-income neighborhoods with boxes of healthy food. Families will be able to pick up 20-pound food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables,...
Free Library of Philadelphia Fall Resources for Students and Families

Free Library of Philadelphia Fall Resources for Students and Families

The Free Library is excited to share that many of the neighborhood libraries are providing access or service in their communities. Several libraries are open to the public for computer use, holds pickup, and reference services, in accordance with public health recommendations.  The Free Library will continue to offer programs virtually for all ages. Check...
Choose a Healthier You This Holiday Season

Choose a Healthier You This Holiday Season

Celebrations are an important part of connecting with family members, especially during this time of year. However, we often end up overindulging and eating too much food at these gatherings. Did you know that on average, Americans gain 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season? Eat Right Philly is here to help you “Choose...
Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

With crisp nights, the equinox passed, and pumpkin-flavored things filling up store shelves and coffee shop menus, fall is officially upon us! And now that school has been in session for a few weeks, we hope that you and your children have been able to find and settle into a routine that works for everyone....
FALL in Love with Nutrition!

FALL in Love with Nutrition!

In addition to your family’s health and wellness, it’s important to take some time for yourself as a parent and caregiver to focus on your own. Celebrate fall with Eat Right Philly and check out their delicious recipes and tips to make the most of the season. Also, check out their new virtual, self-paced lessons...
Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

The new school year is here and the Free Library is ready to help Philadelphia students and their families find the resources and programs to help make the school year a success. Additionally, we will continue to offer programming virtually; check out our virtual calendar of events for the full schedule. Here are some of...
September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

Can you believe that summer has already come to a close, and a new school year has begun? Not only are instruction, learning, and traditional classroom practices now all different in a virtual realm, but even family engagement in schools has also shifted onto a virtual platform. Just because the means of connecting has altered,...