Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on March 5, 2024

The Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) is honored to serve as the backbone organization for the College Access and Success Ecosystem (CASE). CASE is a data-driven, collective effort, with a goal of leveraging the talents of nonprofits, school leaders, government and industry to move the needle on rates of high school, college, and postsecondary completion.

Ecosystem members aim to work together to ensure more Philadelphia students graduate on time from high school and college by using data and serving as agents of information, access and opportunity. CASE ACTION TEAMS INCLUDE:

  1. On-time high school graduation,
  2. On-time college graduation,
  3. Data & evaluation.

Meeting objectives include: Action Team community-building and determining aims, strategies and metric success. Plus, with industry professionals at the table, conversations around on-time graduation are put in context with workforce development solutions to meet Philadelphia’s talent pipeline challenges.

We are honored to have Councilmember and Chair of the Education Committee, Isaiah Thomas, supporting CASE as a Co-Chair of the March meeting and providing opening remarks about strengthening Philadelphia’s talent pipeline.

Additionally, Kate Shaw, Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will share key insights into the vision, plans and strategy for PDE’s higher education restructuring to support future workforce needs in PA and Philadelphia.

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 AM  – 1:00 PM

Location: Deloitte Offices, 1700 Market, Suite 2700, Philadelphia, PA


For information on how to get involved with CASE, please reach out to Ellen Ridyard, PEF’s Director of Collaboration and Partnerships, at

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