STEMcityPHL Chosen for National STEM Initiative

City of Philadelphia, Ed Fund, and STEMcityPHL partners selected as one of 27 inaugural communities by the STEM Funders Network to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities for youth.

The City of Philadelphia’s STEMcityPHL, a partnered campaign to build collective public impact for STEM education and opportunities, was selected by the STEM Funders Network (SFN), a group of national corporate and private foundations, as one of 27 communities to pilot the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative in its inaugural year.

“We have 530,000 STEM jobs in the region and currently aren’t graduating students ready to benefit from them,” said Darren Spielman, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund. “A collaborative collective approach is the only way to move the needle on this critical issue. If we want young people to succeed, jobs to stay, and the economy to grow, we all need to pull together in the same direction to get there. This initiative will help us do just that.”

Read the release here.