The School District of Philadelphia

With May 2014 marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Chancellor William P. Fedullo is encouraging Philadelphia's legal community to live up to the spirit of the historic ruling. Given the fundamental economic issues that the city's public education system is facing, the Philadelphia Bar Association is partnering with The School District of Philadelphia to launch the Support Our Schools Campaign, which is designed to help address these issues through advocacy, sponsorship and education.

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.

To support a school, please email the contact information for your law firm or law office representative to The School District of Philadelphia's Office of Strategic Partnerships at For specific questions about support levels, call Devon Hawkins-Anderson at The School District of Philadelphia at (215) 400-6067.