School District of Philadelphia

FAFSA Coach Community of Practice

Posted on October 8, 2018

Join our FAFSA Coach Community of Practice!

Who: This is a collaborative working meeting group for anyone who is in a role of supporting students through the college financial aid application process. We have FAFSA Coaches currently from partners including Promise Corps, College Possible, the Philadelphia Education Fund, and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).

Description: Welcome to the FAFSA Coach Community of Practice for the 2018-2019 school year! This community will be a collaborative space to talk about challenges and successes, share tried-and-tested strategies, contemplate new ideas, and find ways that together we can provide the strongest supports for our students. These community of practice spaces can look many different ways: they might be workshop style one session and a group conversation the next. We are here to offer whatever type of emotional or practical support you need and want as the year goes on. At any time, you are welcome to share with us feedback as well as your hopes and desires from this time we have together. We want this to be a useful use of your time and also be a time of rebuilding and reflecting. Thank you for being a part of this community with us!


  • To share strategies and best practices
  • To share successes and challenges
  • To offer support and advocacy from the District central offices
  • To share data, dates, and other relevant information

Meetings: We will meet as a group monthly throughout the academic year and summer if desired. We will meet at the School District of Philadelphia (440 N. Broad Street) on Thursday afternoons 3-5 pm.

New Members: To join this community of practice, contact Madeline Dahlin from the Office of Strategic Partnerships at or 215-400-5639.

[This project is supported by the PHENND K-16 VISTA project.]

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