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1101 Market Street, 11th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-238-6300 • Fax: 215-238-1267 • www.philadelphiabar.org

04/07/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Meredith Avakian-Hardaway

Phone: 215-238-6342


The School District of Philadelphia Support Our Schools Campaign

The Support Our Schools Campaign is designed to partner law firms, lawyers and other interested individuals and organizations with one of more than 200 Philadelphia public schools, serving more than 135,000 children daily. Philadelphia Bar Association members have the ability to offer their knowledge, skills, and resources to schools in a variety of ways. The campaign is designed to encourage corporate/ higher education partners to support a school in one of following ways:

Level 1 - Platinum Supporter: For sponsors interested in developing a multi-year relationship with a school that results in the corporation designing a customized partnership with the principal. The goal is to develop a targeted investment and volunteer plan that addresses major areas of need in the targeted school. Potential areas of connection are: summer and year-round academic and behavioral support programs; facilities improvement (i.e playgrounds gym improvements etc); general supplies; and cash gifts.

Level 2 - Gold Supporter: For sponsors who elect to provide support from the following menu of services:
Instructional Support - Literacy Program – Children's Literacy Initiative; Summer Literacy Programs; STEM Summer or Year-round Programs; Library (with Librarian); Technology Support (i.e. Computer Labs etc).

Program Supports - Art Programs; Music Programs (i.e. Digital Labs, performances, instrument repairs, trips); Sponsor Athletic Teams; Climate & Safety Programs; College & Career Readiness Activities; Afterschool Clubs.

Career Readiness Supports - Internships (8th -12th grade only); Career Shadowing Days.

Facilities Enhancements - Playground Repair; Athletic Fields; Improvements to Interior.

General Operating Supports - Office Supplies; Books for students; Trips (cultural exposure).

Level 3 - Silver Supporter: For sponsors who prefer to contribute a cash donation to a specific school or The School District of Philadelphia general fund. Please contact the Office of Strategic Partnerships at partnerships@philasd.org with any questions or donation inquiries.

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