Announcement of new educational arts partnership

Posted by on April 6, 2009

Dear Friend of the Philadelphia Education Fund:

Please join us on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM in the Mayor’s Reception Room for a press event to formally announce that a partnership of the Philadelphia Education Fund (the Ed Fund), Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and the Fleisher Art Memorial (Fleisher) has been selected to lead the Arts for Children and Youth of Greater Philadelphia initiative.

The selection of the Ed Fund/PCCY/Fleisher partnership was the result of a year-long process that engaged community stakeholders, school officials, cultural organizations, and potential funders. More than 150 community members participated in conversations about how to leverage the great cultural wealth of Philadelphia to benefit the region’s children.

After a highly competitive RFP process, the Ed Fund/PCCY/Fleisher team was selected to lead the ongoing effort. The OMG Center for Collaborative Learning facilitated and staffed the community engagement and selection processes.

The Arts for Youth Initiative will strive to pursue a ten-year goal of bringing arts learning opportunities to all children and youth in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Initiative will support and coordinate high quality arts learning offerings, both in and out of school, and to ensure equity, access, and diversity in the programming.

We hope you will join us on Tuesday April 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM when we will hear from Mayor Nutter, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, students and Initiative funders about the importance of the arts for our region’s youth.


Carol S. Fixman
Executive Director
Philadelphia Education Fund

The Philadelphia Education Fund is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of public education for underserved youth throughout the Philadelphia region.

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