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Supporting Your Child's Education

Supporting families and communities to actively engage in student learning 

Family Ambassador Program

The Family Ambassador Program recruits parents, grandparents, and caregivers from the neighborhoods of Mantua, Powelton, Mill Creek, and Belmont to mentor other parents about the importance of early childhood education. Ambassadors receive a small stipend for their participation. This program is part of The West Philly Promise Neighborhood. 


Family Ambassador qualifications include: 

*Recruit local parents/guardians for activities 

*Particpate in trainings, focus groups, and events

*Staff AFEL info tables at events

*Share info about the importance of early childhood education with other parents

*Assist with program implementation and planning

*Assisting with outreach to get parents to register children early for Kindergarten.

*Helping parents understand how to make sure your child is developing and learning to be ready for Kindergarten


For more information on how to help you prepare your child for success, contact or 267-777-5897

Building Home Libraries

Action for Early Learning has distributed more than 25,000 books to West Philadelphia families through the AFEL Book Depot Program in businesses along Lancaster Avenue and the AFEL Read2Succeed Book Clubs 


Reading Recyled

In October 2020, 5 Sidewalk Libraries were installed throughout the Promise Neighborhood as part of the Promise Neighborhood and Action for Learning Literacy Day Festivals. These libraries create public spaces for children to fall in love with reading and ensure all children have access to books. Feel free to grab a book if you see one! 

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How to Get Involved

Join your local SAC and/or Home and School Association

Contact your school to learn more