Executive Director’s Message

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to Philadelphia Futures! Since its founding, Philadelphia Futures has provided the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for low-income, first-generation-to-college students to graduate high school, be accepted to college and obtain their degrees.  Through our direct service programs and broader community outreach, we help students excel in high school, navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes, and transition to college and persist to graduation. 

I look forward to continuing the extraordinary, outcomes-focused work of the organization during this critical time. Philadelphia Futures relies on a community of dedicated individuals and institutions who partner with us to break down the barriers that prevent low-income, first-generation-to-college students from achieving college and career success.

As a teacher and a public interest attorney, I feel passionately that education is a powerful tool for ensuring economic self-sufficiency for all.  I am also the daughter of immigrants and a teacher, who instilled in me a commitment to fairness and justice.     

Together, we will transform lives.   



Sara L. Woods
Executive Director
Philadelphia Futures