Our Mission: EducationWorks engages children and young people by providing high quality educational programs that make the school day whole and reengage disconnected young adults to education and career readiness.
EducationWorks is a mission-driven organization providing enriching education and career readiness programming, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), entrepreneurship, and social and emotional wellness.
Established in 1992 to provide in-school support services to under-resourced urban schools in New Jersey, EducationWorks is a pioneer of service-learning efforts and innovations in building schools’ capacity to provide safe and engaging environments for learning in and out of the classroom. With an entrepreneurial framework, EducationWorks has grown and evolved significantly since its inception, incorporating as a nonprofit in 2001 and expanding its footprint and focus.
EW’s career-focused programming addresses the education, workforce, and healthy development needs of historically marginalized youth through three basic pillars: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), Entrepreneurialism, and Wellness (mindfulness and financial well-being).
EW provides exceptional Out-of-School (OST), In-School-Support (ISS) and summer services for thousands of students annually throughout Greater Philadelphia, primarily through our Learning & Impact educators. As the largest provider of programming in Philadelphia, our K-12 Out-of-School Time (OST) portfolio supports youth from kindergarten to eighth grade, through high school, and puts them on a path to career exposure, opportunity, graduation, and future success via skilled training or post-secondary education. Our award-winning PowerCorpsPHL (PCPHL) provides innovative supportive services and competitive training wages that stem recidivism and lead to living-wage, career pathway jobs for young Black and Latinx Philadelphians, including a growing percentage of female participants, helping them overcome systemic barriers to quality employment related to court involvement, lack of postsecondary education and work experience, and the effects of poverty.
The culture of EW recognizes that people are our most important asset. Our colleagues excel in three important characteristics of our work: Relatability, Capability and Passion. EducationWorks’ leadership and staff are social impact leaders who truly value our commitment to Opportunities for Learning and Skills for Life.
Miles H. Wilson
Claire M. Allamby
Board of Trustees
Raymond T. Perkins
When you contribute to EW, you demonstrate your belief in the power to transform lives through education and career training.Donate now
Our people are the lifeblood of our programs. We have many opportunities available to join the EducationWorks’ team.Learn More
News & Events
Check out our events page to see the latest happenings at EducationWorks.News & Events
Keep up to date with EW
Join our mailing list to keep in loop on new programs, events, and news.