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Drexel-PECO

The Drexel-PECO Community Education Collaborative was developed to support and strengthen public school options for families in West Philadelphia. The five-year program, backed by a $1 million grant from PECO, includes investment in local schools, development of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program for students and an inclusive planning process to create a blueprint for education in the neighborhood. The middle-school STEM program will follow students through a series of summer workshops that build on their interest in STEM fields, helping students choose an appropriate high school program and furthering their pursuit of a STEM career. A community education and enrichment plan, to be developed collaboratively with community stakeholders in Powelton Village and Mantua, will assess educational needs and resources and lay the groundwork for a coordinated network of strong schools in these neighborhoods.