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Empowering students with partnerships


Schools, institutions, and corporate partners have come together to join Heights’ vision for Philadelphia youth.     

With partners like Temple University, economic mobility is possible through opportunities including the Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program. This initiative creates an academic pathway for BIPOC and low-income students, providing college preparation and full tuition scholarships.

Philadelphia district school partners

Heights works hand in hand with educators as embedded staff at 23 Philly middle and high schools. Here, we lead school-wide college and career programming, 1-on-1 advising, equity training, grant/funding collaboration, and more.

Students targeted for high-engagement advising see additional programming and enrichment in grade-cohort groups. Students can also dual-enroll for college credit, receive tutoring, and explore internship opportunities.

Mary McLeod Bethune School

Morton R. McMichael School

Paul L. Dunbar School

Tanner G. Duckrey School

Abraham Lincoln High School

Central High School

Constitution High School

Franklin Learning Center High School

George Washington High School

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science

Girard Academic Music Program

Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School

Kensington High School

Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

Kensington Health Sciences Academy

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School

The Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School

Northeast High School

Parkway Center City Middle College

Philadelphia High School for Girls

Roxborough High School

Walter B. Saul High School

William W. Bodine High School

College and university partners

Institutions we partner with take equity seriously. Working with Heights Philadelphia, they provide multiple layers of engagement, including dual enrollment coursework, student financial aid, advising support, and the coordination of major events.

High school students engaged with Heights get prioritized admissions exposure, access to financial packages, and the opportunity to earn college credits at no cost to themselves.

Albright College 

Arcadia University

Bentley College

Bucknell University

Dickinson College

Gettysburg College

Haverford College

Juniata College

LaSalle University

Penn State University

Saint Joseph’s University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

Villanova University

Jason Kelce from the Philadelphia Eagles partners with Heights Philadelphia

Corporate partners

With allies in local and regional businesses, Philadelphia students unlock pathways to potential careers. Corporate partners work with Heights to provide job shadowing programs, financial support, internship access, and a road to economic mobility — investing in a talent pipeline that will strengthen their companies and the economy.

Steppingstone Academy Partners

The Steppingstone Academy places high-achieving students in high-performing independent and magnet schools, supporting them through summer and weekend academic programs, internships, tutoring, and advising.

Steppingstone Academy

Working together to effect real change

Discover why partners around Philadelphia choose to work with Heights, in their words.

Let’s talk about partnership

It’s about active collaboration. It’s about student empowerment. Contact Heights and help us make access and opportunity real.