College Access and Success Ecosystem’s March 6 Working Meeting Recap

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on April 2, 2024

For its second working meeting last week, the College Access and Success Ecosystem (CASE) convened over 60 individuals representing K-12, higher education institutions, community organizations, government officials and industry, to strategize about how to improve high school, college and postsecondary completion rates.

To kick-off the meeting, PEF’s President and CEO Farah Jimenez and City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, helped to frame the challenges of educational attainment within the context of workforce development solutions to meet Philadelphia’s talent pipeline opportunities. Councilmember Thomas outlined the current systemic barriers to entry for industry in Philadelphia, shared a need for college fit across fields of academic interest, and made a call to action around planning toward future jobs in biosciences.

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