In 2014, the District established the Office of Strategic Partnerships (“OSP”) to improve the way the District and schools engage with the many external organizations that offer programming and services at no cost to the District or schools. The core of our work centers around supporting each school in identifying and leveraging partner support to further their mission and progress towards the District’s Anchor Goals as outlined its Action Plan.
The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) coordinates partner resources and supports service projects to align them with the goals and priorities of Action Plan v3.0 to help create excellent schools.
Effective school-community partnerships are an essential component of public schools that are robust, thriving learning environments, which provide valuable opportunities for students.
The Office of Strategic Partnerships fosters communication and collaboration between schools, partners and District offices to create trusting, purposeful and meaningful relationships. Through this work, we contribute to building the system of schools that children deserve.