At We Love Philly, we work hard to provide an ownership based education to Philadelphia teens who have been left behind by mainstream institutions.
We’re a grassroots nonprofit started by certified PA educators that believe strengthening community ties is the way to close the achievement gap in Philadelphia.
In class, students journal, learn mindfulness, and explore crucial life skills such as financial literacy and home ownership. In the community, students volunteer for causes that they deem crucial and worthwhile to them. When meeting with local business owners and entrepreneurs, they conduct interviews where they learn from prominent members of our communities. Afterwards, using what they have learned, they create podcasts and other social media content to spread the word–all the while learning video and audio production skills. The last stage of our program focuses on brand creation, so students can begin paving their own paths to success.