info@friendsofpenntreaty.org

600 E. Thompson St. Philadelphia, PA 19125

  Friends of Penn Treaty School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the

  quality of student's educational and personal opportunities at Penn Treaty School, a 6-12 public school located in Fishtown, Philadelphia. 

We are a network of volunteers, administrators, parents and students who have a common

goal of providing instruction, supplies, resources, and support to the school where the Philadelphia

public school system is only able to provide partial funding or no funding at all. 

Our vision is for Penn Treaty School to be a shining example of what is possible when a community rallies

behind a school, its staff and students. 

HIGH-IMPACT PROJECTS

GREEN ROOF RENOVATION

GOAL: $2,000,000

Being a city school has its advantages but one

disadvantage is the lack of accessible outdoor space. We aim to reopen the structurally unsound roof deck in order to create an outdoor learning environment. 

GENERAL PRESERVATION

GOAL: $300,000

Penn Treaty School is housed in a gorgeous example of 1920's gothic revival architecture. There are many amazing details found thorough out the school that require specialized upkeep and are in need of repair.  

LIBRARY OVERHAUL

GOAL: $30,000

Without funds for a part time librarian, the school library has fallen behind standards. Our goal is to hire a part time librarian who can reorganize the books and help get new books and materials. 

GYMNASIUM UPGRADES

GOAL: $50,000  RAISED: $15,000

The gymnasium currently provides the only 

available spaces for physical education. With a focus on teaching students healthy lifestyle choices, the gymnasium and its equipment is in need of a serious upgrade in order to fully engage students.

OUR PARTNERS

12+

A NON-PROFIT DEDICATED TO PROVIDING COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELING.

WWW.12PLUS.ORG

WHYY YOUTH MEDIA LABS

THROUGH VIDEO AND MEDIA PRODUCTION, STUDENTS LEARN CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND SELF-EFFICACY.

WWW.WHYY.ORG/YOUTH-MEDIA-LABS

EDUCATION WORKS

AN ENRICHING ENVIRONMENT THAT EMPHASIZES LEARNING, CREATIVITY AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT.

 

WWW.EDUCATIONWORKS.ORG

OUTWARD BOUND

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL, EXPERIENTIAL OUTDOOR EDUCATION FOR YOUTHS AND ADULTS.

 

WWW.OUTWARDBOUND.ORG

 

CODED BY KIDS

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION

OF TECH LEADERS. 

WWW.CODEDBYKIDS.ORG

AVID

AN ORGANIZATION WORKING TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

 

WWW.AVID.ORG

ASAP DRAMA

PROVIDING CONNECTIONS TO VOLUNTEERS AND TRAINING FOR DRAMATIC ARTS.

 

WWW.PHILLYASAP.ORG

CITY YEAR

AN ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING STUDENTS' ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

WWW.CITYYEAR.ORG

 

EQUALITY VS. EQUITY

Equality is providing the same resources to all. 

Equity is providing the same outcome. 

Often times people will ignore equity for the more blanket approach of equality. At Friends of Penn Treaty, we recognize that the building and its population face different challenges than other schools and the general provisions of resources may not be enough to tackle its unique opportunities. 

We feel it is the responsibility of a community to provide additional support to the school's specific needs and use the funds to fill the gaps and enhance the overall school experience where general funding does not. Part of our goal is to tailor the funding and experience to meet the needs of the students and staff in ways that go beyond traditional fundraising. We also aim to use a data-driven approach to identify these specific needs and measure their success and impact.