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William Penn Foundation Awards Additional $2.6M to Support COVID-19 Relief, Recovery Efforts in Philadelphia

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In its fifth special meeting since March, the Foundation's Board of Directors approved a series of grants to immediately support multiple elements of recovery, including efforts to support early learning, youth programs and employment, and food access.

Successful ‘Read To Succeed’ Summer Program Goes Virtual

Read to Succeed
Monday, June 22, 2020

Administered by The Fund for School District of Philadelphia, the program's goals of promoting literacy and preventing the phenomenon known as “summer slide” have been expanded to include countering the "COVID slide," this year's loss of school instruction time to the pandemic.

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Vanguard Supports First-of-Its-Kind Project Integrating Home Visiting Nurses into Pediatric Primary Care Setting

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A new pilot progam at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) made possible by a generous grant from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ integrates home visiting nurses into the pediatric primary care setting.

National Movement for Children’s Literacy Converges on Philadelphia

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More than 700 educators, foundation executives and national leaders in early childhood education will convene July 24-27 in Philadelphia for Grade-Level Reading Week, the nation’s most significant convening focused on getting all children reading on grade level by the time they enter fourth grade.

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