EducationWorks is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia, Chester, PA; and Camden and Trenton, NJ. Our goal is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families confronting high rates of poverty and other barriers to educational achievement. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness we are equipping individuals with the tools they need to stay safe, finish school, make better choices and become more productive members of their communities.
Since 2000, EducationWorks has provided after school and summer programs focused on college and career preparation. We offer students ages 14 to 21 an integrated curriculum of academic support, college preparation, workforce skill development, internship assignments and summer employment. The goal is to help them: * Recognize the value and rewards of education and academic performance * Strengthen academic skills and study habits in order to attain a high school diploma * Acquire valuable occupational skills and prepare to enter the workforce * Identify post-secondary education options and opportunities Programs are built on the premise that academic achievement is the single most important factor in determining a student’s opportunities for the future. Participation in programs gives students a head start on college and careers in higher-skill and higher-demand occupations in fields such as health care, entrepreneurship, and the legal profession. This, in turn, helps them become more productive and valuable members of their communities — a return on investment that lasts a lifetime.
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):