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Roadmap for Growth: Exploring Business Engagement in Philadelphia's Schools

  • Girard College 2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States (map)
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Beyond charitable investment, a growing number of companies are investing in neighborhood schools through time and talent. These public/private partnerships are yielding expert-led school-based models that are expanding throughout Philadelphia. 

Hear from Chamber members who are leading the way by implementing financial literacy, professional development, and/or skills-training programs in some of Philadelphia’s most distressed neighborhoods. Learn how you can assess and apply your business’ expertise to meet the needs of local schools and families.


  • Jenny Bogoni, Executive Director, Read by 4th 
  • Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank PA/NJ/DE/NY 
  • Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, President & CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Peter Grollman, Senior Vice-President, External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 
  • Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund 
  • John R. McConnell, President & Founder, Cristo Rey Philadelphia 
  • Antonio Romero, Community Schools Coordinator, Kensington Health Sciences Academy 
  • Susan A. Segal, Regional Director for Community & Foundation Relations, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Andrew Voudouris, Founder & Executive Marketing Director, Turn5