Fiscal accountability and program evaluation are core values of Philadelphia Futures. By measuring and sharing our results, we are transparent in all that we do.

Program Successes

Sponsor-A-Scholar

100%

of the SAS Class of 2018 graduated from high school

160

high school students participating from 24 Philadelphia high schools

100%

of the Fall 2018 class were accepted to college and 98% matriculated

College Connection

98%

of the College Connection Class of 2018 graduated from high school

88

high school students participating from 29 Philadelphia high schools

100%

of the Fall 2018 class was accepted to college and 98% matriculated

College Success Services

98%

of the class of 2017 has matriculated to college

$4.91

million in institutional aid received by Philadelphia Futures students

51%

of our collegians attend partner colleges

94%

of the class of 2016 returned to college for sophomore year

34

students earned college degrees in 2018

81%

projected college graduation rate for SAS high school class of 2014

Outreach Futures

42,000

copies of the Step Up to College Guide were distributed to 102 public, public charter, and parochial high schools, 54 libraries, and 90 community-based organizations and government offices throughout Philadelphia.

Key Statistics

Our overall college graduation rate of 60% is trending upward, and beats the national college graduation rate for all students. In 2017, the college persistence rate was 97%, and the college persistence rate in 2016 was 96%.

According to a Pell Institute study of students who first enrolled in fall 2003, only 11% of low-income, first-generation college students earned a college degree within six years of enrolling in school, compared to about 55% of their more advantaged peers who were not low-income or first-generation students. Philadelphia Futures students outperform all of those metrics.

Financial Achievements

College Success Program

$190,989

in sponsorship funds, book allowances, and other financial incentives were distributed to over 300 Philadelphia Futures collegians.

White-Williams Scholars Incentive Awards

$27,725

in White-Williams Scholars Incentive Awards were given to 150 high school students participating in the Sponsor-A-Scholar and College Connection programs in recognition of their superior academic performance and commendable character.

The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls

$576,343

in grants given to 194 public and charter high school girls to fund academic development

$557,083

in tuition assistance grants given to 89 girls attending independent high schools

$566,866

in tuition assistance grants given to 201 girls attending parochial high schools