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The Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS), a School District middle school in the Promise Neighborhood, focuses on inquiry-based science, technology, mathematics, and entrepreneurship within a project-based environment. The students work weekly with Drexel University and other community partners through mini-courses funded by the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant.  


Drexel’s ExCITe Center (Expressive and Creative Interactions Technologies) was host to one of the twelve mini-courses on Wednesdays throughout the winter. With walls adorned with artwork and ambient music piping through, the ExCITe Center’s open workspace was ideal for creating and imagining.

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Supporting students and Promise Neighborhood Schools to create an environment that promotes academic achievement and student success. 

Examples of Funded Programs

In-school math and college and career preparation support at McMichael through Steppingstone Scholars Program


24 new behavioral health professionals in schools through STEP  (Support Team for Education Partnership) across 6 District Schools in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and Community Behavorial Health (CBH)


Teacher professional development and mini-course support at SLAMS 


Math Interventionist and additional literacy supports at Belmont Charter 


Playworks recess and classroom time programming at Locke to support school climate and increase physical activity


Middle School College and Career Exploration with Philadelphia Academies at McMichael


New Wilson Fundations literacy curriculum materials at Powel

Did You Know....

Eat Right Philly program staff bring nutrition education and hands on learning to every Promise Neighborhood school in addition to schools throughout the city.  Learn more about providers in the Promise Neighborhood:

 Drexel's Eat Right Philly - McMichael, Powel, SLA-MS, Martha Washington, Locke, Belmont Charter

Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative- West Philadelphia High School