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4researchers is a searchable multimedia collection of practical, engaging "how-to" information about conducting research in the behavioral sciences and other related fields.

21st Century Community Learnin g Centers (21CCLC)
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a key component of No Child Left Behind. Its purpose is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools.

21st Century Educational Tech
This link provides informative links filled with resources: blogs, and a Professional Learning Network.

21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
21st Century Partnership for STEM Education is an independent, non-profit, federally tax exempt organization funded through federal, state and school district contracts to advance literacy and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by partnering with institutions of higher education, economic development entities, other non-profits and school districts.


Academy of Educational Development (AED)
The Academy of Educational Development (AED) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to solving critical social problems in the areas of health, education, youth development, and the environment in the United States and the world through education, training, social marketing, and policy analysis.

Academy of Natural Sciences 
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications and educational programming.

Access Sports 
Access Sports provides sports tickets and sports clinics to social service agencies and schools serving underprivileged children and youth groups, and individuals with physical and/or mental health disabilities.

Achieving Independence Center
Managed by Valley Youth House, the Achieving Independence Center (AIC) is a unique resource for young adults transitioning from the foster care system to independent adulthood. The Center provides co-located access to many of the supports and services youth need to make this transition.


ACT believes in the value of early engagement, data, and preparation for both college and career. They offer comprehensive assessment, research, information, and program management services to support education and workforce development.

Action for Children (AFC)
Action for Children is a non-profit resource and information center for child care and early learning. The Center focuses on the state of Ohio but the information is broadly applicable.

Action for Healthy Kids 
Action for Healthy Kids provides volunteers in schools and school health leaders across the country with the resources they need toLearn, Act & Transform.

Addiction Center
Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Its goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth aims to help adolescents make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The organization integrates youth development strategies to discuss the often isolated issues of STIs, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention.

Affordable Colleges Foundation
Affordable Colleges Foundation came to be in 2011 with the mission to provide strategies and information about pursuing and affordable higher education. Their free community resources materials and tools span topics such as financial-aid and college savings strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. 

After the Injury
After the Injury is a website created by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to help parents understand their children's reactions to injury and learn what they can do to help him or her respond in healthy ways. offers one-stop access to government resources and funding opportunities that support after school programs.

After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)
Created in 2002 in response to a civic outcry for help with activities for the city’s youth during the critical unsupervised hours after school, ASAP has provided after school recreational and enrichment activities to Philadelphia kids in some of the poorest and most dangerous areas of the city.

Afterschool Advocate
The Afterschool Advocate, produced by the Afterschool Alliance, provides the latest news and information on afterschool policy developments, events and activities.

Afterschool Alliance (AA)
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.

The After-School Corporation (TASC)
The After-School Corporation (TASC) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making quality after-school programs universally available and publicly funded in New York City and nationwide.

The After-School Institute (TASI)
The After-School Institute’s (TASI) mission is to build the capacity of after-school program providers so that they can deliver high quality services in a caring and supportive environment.  

Afterschool Matters
Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. The journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours and those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy. Afterschool Matters is part of theAfterschool Matters Initiative and is published 2-3 times per year by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation.

Afterschool PGH
If you’re looking for a high-quality afterschool program for your child or student, welcome to AfterschoolPGH. If you provide a high-quality child or youth-oriented program in your community, AfterschoolPGH is for you. Or if you’re interested in funding a program or becoming a volunteer, consider AfterschoolPGH.

Afterschool Project
Although The After School Project, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, concluded as of June 30, 2006, the site still offers helpful reports and links.

AfterWords, the newsletter of the National Partnership of Quality Afterschool Learning (now the National Center for Quality Afterschool), published from 2007-2009, features research about high-quality afterschool programs.

The Alliance Byte
The Alliance Byte, sponsored by Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides the latest news about childhood health in your city, state and nation. Childhood obesity is a national epidemic affecting 1 out of every 3 kids. Stay informed on what the Alliance is doing to combat the issue and what you can do in your daily life to support a healthier generation.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.

Alliance for Student Activities 
The Alliance for Student Activities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of student activities. Through printed materials, videos, and live presentations, the Alliance provides compelling information about the importance of student activities in increasing standardized test scores, lowering the dropout rate, and improving social and emotional outcomes.

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site
The purpose of the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight site is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices, and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families, and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese.

America After 3 PM

American After 3 PM spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. - the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs and measures public support for afterschool programs.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) 
AAPT is a professional physics science society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education.

American Camp Association
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who share their knowledge and experience and ensure the quality of camp programs.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronaumics STEM Outreach
Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. This website offers content, curricula, career descriptions, mentors, and other unique resources.

American Red Cross 
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.

American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is a professional development organization that provides information for policymakers on youth policy issues at the national, state, and local levels. Also, they send out monthly e-Bulletins with up-to-date program resources, policies, research findings and much more.

America's Promise Alliance
With more than 400 national partner organizations and their local affiliates, the Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. The Alliance has made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life through the Grad Nation movement, work that involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports needed to succeed.

Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs. Also you can subscribe to their newsletters which include, The Casey Foundation E-NewsletterJuvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative News, and KIDS COUNT News.

The Arc of Philadelphia
Promoting citizenship and choice for people with cognitive, intellectual, & developmental disabilities through legislative action, advocacy, and connecting you to The Arc Community.

Art Sanctuary
Art Sanctuary, founded in North Philadelphia, uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. Their programs include Hip H’opera and Reading in Concert.

Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations.  The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. Also, they disseminate four newsletters that discuss various topics related to education, such as policy, classroom management tips, research, and current issues in the field: Education UpdatePolicy PrioritiesASCD Express, and ASCD SmartBrief.

Ase Academy
Ase Academy utilizes collegiate mentors and interdisciplinary programming to engage underserved urban youth and their families in meaningful and measurable academic and cultural enrichment and leadership opportunities.

ASPIRA Association
The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.

Assessment Tools in Informal Science
Find the right assessment tool to measure performance of informal and out-of-school science, technology, engineering and math programs.

ASSET STEM Education
ASSET STEM Education, a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education improvement nonprofit located in Pittsburgh, fosters STEM fluency and college/career readiness by providing educators of students pre-K through career with highly effective professional development, hands-on educational materials and consulting services.

Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology. AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport, exercise, and health psychology.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
AMCHP is a national, nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and provide national leadership on issues affecting women and children.

The Association for Middle Level Education
The Association for Middle Level Education is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all students ages 10–15 by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to educators and leaders.

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)  
The Association of Science-Technology Centers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences worldwide.

At Peak Sports

At Peak Sports provides youth athletes, coaches and parents with sports-related instructional content and medically-backed, age-, gender-, and sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises that are proven to reduce youth sports injuries. Their mission is to bring the best of sports medicine and athletic training to every field and every home in the country.

The Attic
The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. 


Bartram's Garden 
The non-profit John Bartram Association operates the Garden in cooperation with the Fairmount Park Commission. Thousands use it yearly for tours, educational programs, special events, recreation and as a community cultural center.

Beat the Streets Wrestling
The Beat the Streets Wrestling Program of Philadelphia is committed to helping establish youth wrestling programs in the Philadelphia metropolitan region.

Best Colleges Nutrition Guide

The Best Colleges Nutrition Guide is a resource offered by Best Colleges. It goes beyond supplying students with cursory information about nutrition, and takes an in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health.

Benevon trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors.

Better Educated Students for Tomorrow
LA's BEST is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector.

Beyond Imagination
Beyond Imagination, Boston Beyond's e-newsletter, delves into the most relevant issues in the out-of-school time community and highlights how programs and funders address these issues.

Beyond School Bells

Beyond School Bells is dedicated to improving access to and quality in Nebraska’s Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs by building partnerships and addressing state and local policy that affects these vital initiatives.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers; this marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.

Big Picture Alliance
Big Picture Alliance is a film and digital media arts organization committed to serving as the intersection where youth/FILM/learning meet for positive change.

Big Picture Company 
Big Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. BPC believes that in order to sustain successful schools where authentic and relevant learning takes place, there must continually be innovate techniques and tested learning tools to make schools better and more rigorous.

Biological Exceptions Blog
Biological Exceptions Blog includes pertinent vocabulary with etymology, interesting questions to spark discussion, links to the reports from the latest research on the subject being discussed, and a list of online resources for more information and classroom activities.

Black Alliance for Educational Options
BAEO seeks to increase access to high quality education options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families.

Blacks in Technology

Blacks in Technology is a community-based website that is geared towards building and establishing a community that focuses on bringing blacks together within technology related fields.

Black Women in Sport Foundation
BWSF utilizes a three pronged approach to academic instruction and sports education; After-school and Summer Programming, University Student Mentors, and Professional Athletic and Educational Support Program.

Blueprints is a project at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder. It identifies, recommends, and disseminates programs for youth that, based on scientific evaluations, have strong evidence of effectiveness. The goal of Blueprints is to reduce antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development.

Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF)

BCYF is a non-governmental, scientific body within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that convenes top experts from multiple disciplines to analyze the best available evidence on critical issues facing children, youth, and families today.

BOOST Collaborative
The BOOST Collaborative is a purpose-driven organization committed to creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. BOOST supports out-of-school time professionals through quality professional development opportunities, program and resource development, building community partnerships, promoting the importance of quality out-of-school time programming, opportunities to share promising practices, and a variety of consulting services.

Boston After School & Beyond
Boston After School & Beyond is an advocate for the power of out-of-school time (OST) in youth development. It marshals a range of resources in an effort to serve children, such as: Advocacy, Networking, Knowledge Management, Resource Development, and Communications.  

Boston Youth Sports Initiative
Boston Youth Sports Initiative (BYSI) promotes youth sports as a positive youth development and physical fitness approach through network building. The BYSI was created for the network of providers and supporters of youth sports all over the city.

Boys & Girls Clubs
The goal of Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those in the most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides: a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

BrainSTEPS Program
BrainSTEPS works to make sure that those who must provide educational support to children with brain injury have a good understanding that will help these students achieve optimal educational success. 

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a six-year academic enrichment program that builds a path from middle school to college for low-income students from Philadelphia’s public schools. 

The Bridge
The Bridge is a nonprofit behavioral health treatment and youth opportunity program for adolescents and their families seeking to overcome substance abuse, mental health issues, truancy and other challenges.

The Bridgespan Group 
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

Bridging the Gaps 
Bridging the Gaps (BTG) links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations.   

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
BRYCS assists service providers from refugee resettlement agencies, mainstream service agencies, such as child welfare and schools, and ethnic community based organizations. BRYCS provides individual consultations, trainings, and conference presentations on topics related to serving refugee children and families. In addition, BRYCS authors publications and maintains a Clearinghouse of thousands of resources.

Bringing Yourself to Work 
The purpose of Bring YourSELF to Work Day is to create an annual working day when people can be more “present” and more fully self-expressed in their work places. By taking part you will have permission to be more fully your authentic self by showing others more of who you are outside your work life and by sharing more of your dreams and aspirations with others at work.

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise offers the Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Program which is an exciting, motivational program that encourages and prepares youth between the ages of 14-17 to start their own business. Youth learn basic characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, risks and rewards of running a business, life skills (including budgeting and investing), and the importance of a business plan and steps on how to write one.

Business Services of the City of Philadelphia
The Business Services Department of the City of Philadelphia provides information related to planning, starting, and running an organization in Philadelphia. The website describes the various regulations and licensing that pertain to your organization.


Cadence Cycling Foundation
The Cadence Cycling Foundation is a nonprofit youth development organization that uses the sport of cycling as a means to connect with underserved youth and help them grow into healthy, happy, and responsible adults.

Campaign for Working Families
The Campaign for Working Families seeks practical ways to improve the economic status of working people in Philadelphia so that working families have the opportunity to increase their income, wisely manage their finances, protect themselves from expensive financial services, and build assets.

CanTEEN Girl

CanTEEN Girl is an innovative online resource that aims to inspire girls to go into STEM careers through gaming and online activities. The interactive games, such as the trivia spin wheel, can be used by educators, parents, and out-of-school time leaders. The CanTEEN interactive program is broken down into 11 Common Core categories.  This resource shows teenage girls possible career choices by introducing them to women in STEM fields.

Caring People Alliance
Serving children and strengthening families has been Caring People Alliance's mission for over 75 years. We empower Philadelphia children and youth to become positive citizens, decision-makers and leaders by providing them, their families and their elders with high quality, community-based programs and services that promote character building, educational achievement, healthy lifestyles and teamwork.

Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. It is one of four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, providing many programs, traveling exhibits, and planetarium shows.

Carson Valley Children's Aid 
Carson Valley Children's Aid is a non-profit, child welfare agency with a distinguished history of service to children and families. Carson Valley Children's Aid offers a comprehensive continuum of care.

Catholic Social Services 
Catholic Social Services traces its roots to colonial Philadelphia. The ten agencies of CSS administer programs dedicated to serving men, women, and children in need. They are an expression of the charitable works of the local church.

Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education
The Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) works in collaboration with the NSF Informal Science Education Program (ISE) to strengthen and advance the field of informal science education and its infrastructure by providing resources for NSF principal investigators, ISE professionals, and STEM researchers.

Center for Afterschool Education
The Center for Afterschool Education is the out-of-school time division of Foundations, Inc. Foundations believes that learning and healthy development can and should happen across the day-in school, after school, at home, and in communities.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The mission of the CDC is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

The Center for Grieving Children
The Center for Grieving Children is a safe and caring place where young people and their families who are grieving a death can find help to grow through the healing process.

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Dedicated to improving K-16 STEM education through the meaningful and effective integration of technology, CIESE fosters the use of research-based instructional methodologies and technologies to improve and pioneer novel technologies to explore and better understand their impact on improved education and society.

Center for Literacy
Through a wide range of literacy services, including reading, writing, math, life, technology, work skills, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, CFL helps a diverse population of learners meet their needs and achieve their personal and employment-related goals. 

Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Center for Mental Health in Schools aims to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health in schools.

Center for Schools & Communities (CSC)
The Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) has been committed to improving outcomes for children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research and resource development.

Center for Youth Program Equality
The core mission of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is to position point of service quality as a powerful public idea that drives the out-of-school time field towards higher levels of understanding, expectation, and action about the quality of experiences available to youth.

The Centre for Effective Philantropy (CEP)
CEP's data and insight help funders achieve the most positive outcomes on issues, fields, communities, and people through their research, assessment tools, and programming and communications. CEP's work spans the toughest challenges facing leaders of grantmaking institutions:assessing performancedeveloping strategy, optimizing governance,funder-grantee relationships, andmanaging operations.

Change the Equation
Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation based in Flint, Michigan. The Foundation funds in program areas such as civil society, environment, and poverty.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers specialized programs and services for treating children who are experiencing psychiatric conditions, and behavioral or emotional difficulties.

Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)
CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids)
The Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids) connects child advocates and families with appropriate social service agencies and empowers families and children to advance positive change.  

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. It pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Also, you can subscribe to the CDF Monthly eNewsletter

Children’s HealthWatch
Children's HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children. For more than a decade, Children's HealthWatch has produced original, timely research and analysis linking nutrition, housing, energy, and other policy issues to children’s health and development.

Children’s Mental Health Network

CMHN is a national network bringing together the voices of children’s mental health. It offers resources, current news stories, and the opportunity to take action to make a difference.

The Children's Safety Network (CSN)
The Children's Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence. We offer expertise on a wide range of injury topics to State and Territorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) programs.

Children’s Village
Children's Village is a non-profit organization providing high-quality early childhood education to young children and educational enrichment to school-age children for families of all economic levels and diverse backgrounds.

The Child Indicator
The Child Indicator is a periodic newsletter from Child Trends about the major developments within the child and youth social indicators field.

Child Trends
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that aims to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.  

Child Trends’ What Works

Child Trends’ What Works/LINKS database (LINKS stands for Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully) is a searchable register of over 650 programs that have had at least one randomized, intent-to-treat evaluation to assess child or youth outcomes related to education, life skills, and social/emotional, mental, physical, behavioral, or reproductive health.

Child Watch Column
Child Watch is a weekly column written by the president of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman. Hercolumn is sent every Friday to subscribers and posted to The Huffington Post weekly.


Child's World America

CWA is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to promoting the appreciation of children in our society, and fostering a better understanding of the experience of childhood.

CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
CIRCLE conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement. It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a leading national nonprofit provider of out-of-school learning programs for middle-school students. Citizen Schools uniquely mobilizes business, civic and community volunteers to participate in education by providing hands-on apprenticeships.

Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance is the largest coalition of professional and amateur athletics organizations in the United States, focused on character in sport. CTSA promotes fair play at all levels - youth leagues to professional sport - to reinforce the value of sport as a test of character.

CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization of city and county health departments' maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States.The mission of CityMatCH is tostrengthen public health leaders and organizations to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities.

CityStep is a unique organization run entirely by undergraduates that introduces public school youth to the performing arts as an outlet for creative self-expression, a tool for building self-esteem, and a means to mutual understanding. CityStep was founded in 1983 at Harvard University, and in 2004 CityStep was started at the University of Pennsylvania.

Click 2 Science

Click 2 Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.

Coach Gray
This website provides tips for coaches new to coaching to help them see sports from the players'/parents' perspectives, and vice versa. They are working to build a community of coaches who really care about their roles as a leader ... not just winning.

Coach Youth Sports offers coaching materials on: baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

Coalition Against Drug Abuse

This website is designed as a resource to help anyone understand the short-term and long-term impact of drug abuse, and provides references to additional information and support.

Coalition for Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership, is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks.

Coalition for Science Afterschool
Established in 2004, the Coalition for Science After School strives to make science, technology, engineering and math integral components of afterschool and summer programming by bringing together the experience and commitment of thousands of individuals and organizations across the country.

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
The Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, Inc. (CCCEEC)’s mission is to operate a premier urban environmental education center in Southwest and West Philadelphia that embraces and educates people of diverse backgrounds to understand and appreciate the important role the environment plays in our lives.

The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)
The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) is a partnership dedicated to increasing the availability of quality after-school programming by building citywide after-school systems.

Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems.

College Access Center of Delaware County
College Access Center of Delaware County provides free college preparation services to high school students and adults, with plans to expand services to middle school students in the near future.

College Affordability Guide

College Affordability Guide aims to provide accurate information, analysis and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree.

College Atlas

College Atlas is the encyclopedia of higher education. Their mission is to provide helpful resources for parents and students alike. They feature a robust database of different colleges and universities in the United States and internationally, as well as rankings lists and informative articles on studying, financial aid, finding a job and more.

CollegeBound Network
The CollegeBound Network (CBN) works with America's leading colleges, universities, and career schools in connecting learners with educational opportunities.

College Results Online (CRO)
CRO is a free interactive web tool that provides facts on college graduation rates to students, parents, school counselors, and college advisors. You can select nearly any college or university and compare its graduation rate with that of similar institutions serving similar groups of students.CRO lets you view graduation rates by students' race, ethnicity, and gender. If you're considering colleges, this feature can help you pick one that will boost your chances of success.

College Scorecard
College Scorecard aims to provide reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much graduates earn, and how much debt they have when they graduate.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 states that “$650M shall be provided to carry out evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies authorized by the Public Health Service Act that deliver specific, measurable health outcomes that address chronic disease rates.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed an initiative in response to the Act. The goal of the HHS initiative – Communities Putting Prevention to Work – is to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults.

Communities In Schools 
Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. 

Community College of Philadelphia Youthwork Certificate
The academic certificate program in Youth Work prepares students for careers in youth services. Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as youth service workers and youth development practitioners. Students receive a background in the principles and practices of service to children and adolescents, including programs for dependent, delinquent and special needs youth.

Community Design Collaborative
The Community Design Collaborative is a community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, offers unique volunteer opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization.

Community Schools Exchange
Community Schools Exchange, an online newsletter sponsored by The Coalition for Community Schools, provides community school news, research, and conference information. 

Complaints List: Character Education Resources
Complaints List seeks to channel the power of the Internet into a useful, accessible, consumer protection resource. Also, see their many useful character education resources.

Congreso de Latinos
Congreso's vision is to provide a bilingual and culturally sensitive comprehensive network of services to support and empower residents to create positive solutions to challenges they face daily. As a holistic human service agency, Congreso offers a wide range of adult and youth services including: truancy intervention, out-of-school time youth development programs, workforce development, drug and alcohol counseling, housing counseling, health education, teen pregnancy prevention and intervention, maternal and child health programs, and HIV/AIDS services.

Connecting for Kids
Based in Cleveland, OH, connecting for Kids gives visitors the information and tools they need to learn about issues affecting children, families, and communities and to take action to improve policies and programs, and, ultimately, the fabric of our nation as a whole.

Connectiona bi-monthly newsletter, is one of Delware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children's oldest member benefits. Click the link to register as a member of the association.

Connect with NSDC 
Connect with NSDC, distributed by the National Staff Development Council, promotes conferences, trainings, events, publications, and other opportunities and resources which pertain to designing, implementing, and evaluating staff development.

ConsumerAffairs Online College Guide

The Guide allows consumers to compare reviews for online colleges and make informed decisions based on a variety of factors including financial aid, degree programs, cost, quality, and more.

Conversation Zone

Conversation Zone creates effective programs that are designed to significantly increase awareness of the effects of alcohol and other drug use. They are a collaboration of community leaders, students, school district representatives, and families who believe that having meaningful, inclusive conversations will support all young people in efforts to develop healthy coping skills and access support wherever there is a need.

CORA Services 
Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, the Mission of CORA Services is to assist children, youth and families experiencing emotional, academic and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. A private, not-for-profit service organization located in Philadelphia, PA, CORA Services provides an array of comprehensive professional services focused on prevention, intervention, remediation and referral assistance.

Cornerstones for Kids
The mission of Cornerstones for Kids (C4K) is to improve the lives and circumstances of vulnerable children. C4K’s work focuses on improving the organizations that provide vulnerable children with supports and services in order to improve outcomes for these children and their families.  

Corporation for National and Commuinity Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency committed to helping Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. The umbrella agency for Americorps, Seniorcorps, and other programs, they also have a resource guide for OST activities.

Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, they strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of the sector while providing members with the services and support they need to advance the common good.

Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations
Founded in 1962, The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc. (Concilio) is the oldest Latino organization in Philadelphia and has a well-established reputation as a leader for Latino family services. The Council's mission is to ensure that equitable social, educational, cultural, prevention/intervention services and programs are made available to the Philadelphia community.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocates speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the family courts. CASA does this by promoting and supporting quality volunteer advocacy to help assure each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home. They have nearly 1,000 programs nationally, including one in Delaware County, PA.

Covenant House Pennsylvania
Covenant House Pennsylvania provides a full range of services to meet the complex needs of homeless and runaway youth, including Street Outreach programs, a 51-bed Crisis Center, transitional living programs, and a Community Service Center.

Cradles to Crayons
The mission of Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is to provide children living in low income and homeless situations from birth to preteen the basic essentials, free of charge, that they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn. Additionally C2C provides a foundation for lasting social change through meaningful, tangible volunteer activities experienced by thousands of adults and children each year.

Creative Research & Evaluations

CR & E conducts evaluations for K-12 educators, universities, and community based programs for youth and adults. They bring together diverse teams of researchers in order to provide evaluation services that can improve your program identify outcomes, and highlight the voices and concerns of participants.

CSEdWeek recognizes the critical role of computing in today’s society and the imperative to bolster computer science education at all levels.   

Curiosity Machine

This new online platform connects scientists and engineers directly to students, and provides students with access to content and mentoring that is critical in developing 21st century thinking skills.

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime
This site offers extensive information about and documents pertaining to cyberbullying: its causes, its various forms, and its consequences.


Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact is a national organization composed of leaders of colleges of education and other programs who are working together to improve student learning and other outcomes. This website can be a great professional development resource for deans and senior administrators in higher education.

Defined Learning
Defined Learning is an educational company with roots in both media and curriculum development. Our products and services are innovative, yet meet the needs of today's educational environment. Also see their STEM resources.

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC)
The Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC), serving Southeastern Pennsylvania, is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for children, birth through eight, by offering professional development and training to the early childhood community.

Delaware Valley Science Fair 
Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF) was founded in 1949 and incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, making it one of the oldest Fairs in the country. It is now also one of the largest.  The Fairs were designed as a vehicle for stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among students in middle and high schools in the tri-state area. 

Department of Public Welfare 
The mission of DPW is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively.

Design Squad Nation
The DESIGN SQUAD NATION website is an online community that grew out of the DESIGN SQUAD television series that aired on PBS KIDS. The site targets kids ages 8 and older and features creative activities, engaging video, interactive games, and exciting contests. The goal of Design Squad is to give kids a stronger understanding of the design process, and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday life.

Developmental Studies Center 
Developmental Studies Center (DSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children‘s academic, ethical, and social development. 

DHS Community-Based Prevention Services (DHS-CBPS)
The Division of Community Based Prevention Services (DCBPS), within Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services, is committed to providing the social supports that strengthen at-risk families and allow them to thrive in their own communities. 

Discover Engineering In Greater Philadelphia
Discover Engineering In Greater Philadelphia is the preeminent site for those aspiring or studying to be engineers in the greater Philadelphia area. The website includes engineering opportunities, internships, scholarships, and more for school-age as well as college students.

District-Wide Surveys: Building Better Schools

The results available on this site are from surveys designed to capture feedback from The School District of Philadelphia community on five key topics related to school improvement.

Docs for Tots
Docs For Tots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization formed to encourage doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state, and local level.

Dot Diva
Dot Diva's mission is to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls. Their nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as "boring" and "hard," but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: "working with others" and "making a difference in other people's lives." The ultimate goal of Dot Diva is to transform this negative perception.

Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Drexel University’s Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence
The mission of Drexel University's Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence is to create public awareness around the need for youth-focused, evidence-based efforts aimed at preventing youth violence from occurring in environments where youth grow, learn, and recreate.

The mission of is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.



Eatiquette, the Vetri Method for school lunch, aims to transform a child's lunch from the traditional cafeteria assembly line to an environment where children gather around round tables, pass plates of food to one another, and experience social interaction and communication.

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.

EdTec is a social venture founded in 2001 to develop, support and advance quality charter schools. Our exceptional team has provided unparalleled expertise and support to over 200 charter schools across a comprehensive range of services.

Educate to Innovate
President Obama has launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This campaign will include efforts not only from the Federal Government but also from leading companies, foundations, non-profits, and science and engineering societies to work with young people across America to excel in science and math.

Education Alliance
The Education Alliance promotes educational change to provide equitable opportunities for students to succeed. Its capabilities include: research, needs assessment and technical assistance. 

Education Development Center (EDC)
Education Development Center works to connect research, policy, and practice in the child care field. Collaborating with providers and partners around the globe, EDC seeks to advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages.

Education for Innovation
Education for Innovation is the blog page for Interact about podcast topics and guests. The Education for Innovation podcast explores issues related to technology and engineering education K-12.

EducationWorks (EW)
EducationWorks is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia, Chester, PA; and Camden and Trenton, NJ. The goal of EW is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families confronting high rates of poverty and other barriers to educational achievement.

EdWeek Update
This daily newsletter from aims to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.

EE Connections 
EE Connections is a monthly publication of the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education. The newsletter provides EE news of interest to Pennsylvanians, including items for K-12 formal and informal educators, higher education and announcements of professional development and grant opportunities. is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world. Its ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations. 

Engage CS Edu

Engage CS Edu's goal is to help grow a more diverse computing workforce by supporting the retention of women and other underrepresented groups in undergraduate computing education. Having a great experience in introductory computer science courses can be crucial to maintaining interest in the field.

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.

Engineering Adventures
Engineering Adventures is an engineering curriculum created especially for out-of-school time (OST) programs. In EA, children are introduced to the Engineering Design Process as they ask questions, imagine, plan, create, and improve solutions to real-world problems.

Engineering Contests
This website is a compilation of engineering contests and scholarships for K-12 and college students. The contests aggregated are the most current and comprehensive list of opportunities for students interested in developing engineering expertise.

Engineering Go For It (eGFI)

eGFI is a tool for teachers to use to boost their students' skills in math, science and engineering. The website gives ideas for enriching learning opportunities and allows individuals to sign up for their monthly newsletter.

Engineer Your Life
The Engineer Your Life website is meant for high school girls and the adults in their lives (parents, counselors, teachers, and other educators) who want to learn more about what life and work are like for engineers.

The Enterprise Center Leaders About Business (TEC-LAB)
TEC-LAB provides innovative programs that give youth a forum to explore entrepreneurship, develop leadership skills, and serve their communities as they create viable career options for the future. Programs include YES In-School Program, Summer Business and Leadership Camps, Executive Incubator After School Program, Leaders 4 Success, and Food, School, and Community.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
Episcopal Community Services empowers vulnerable individuals and families by providing high‐quality social and educational services that affirm human dignity and promote social justice. Their programs focus on shelter and housing, safety and stability, and literacy and education.

Equal Measure

Equal Measure is an organization with expertise in evaluation and philanthropic services. They provide insights to private and community foundations, national and regional nonprofits, and government organizations.

Every Child Matters
The Every Child Matters Education Fund supports and provides opportunities for focused public attention on important children’s issues including: child abuse prevention, improved healthcare for low-income children, child care, early childhood education, after-school programs, and federal budget and tax decisions.

ExhibitFiles is an online community of exhibit practitioners building a shared collection of exhibition records and reviews. It's a place to connect with colleagues, find out about exhibits, and share your own experiences.

Expanded Learning & Afterschool
The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources, and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community.

ExpandED Schools
ExpandED Schools is a program run by The After-school Corporation (TASC), a nonprofit organization helping urban schools nationwide give kids more time, more ways, and more opportunities to learn so that everyone can succeed. Schools partner with community organizations to re-engineer the school day to deliver at least 1,600 hours of learning time, an increase of more than 35 percent compared to the average American school.



FabFems is a resource to get young girls connected to women in STEM fields. Women who are working, or have worked in the STEM fields can create a profile to expand girls’ career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests. Both women who want to be role models and girls looking for role models can use this website.

Family Savings Account
The Family Savings Account are grants to designated not-for-profit community service and economic opportunity agencies in Pennsylvania to establish programs that provide matching funds to a low-income person's own savings.

Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. They provide information for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

Female Alliance STEM Excellence (FASE)
FASE is an alliance of business, education and community representatives from the multi-county region in Central Pennsylvania. Their goal is to encourage excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among the women and girls.

The Federation of Neighborhood Centers
The Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements network offers an array of community supports including: childcare, parenting education, family-centered case management, arts and culture, summer day camps, and pre-employment and life skills training linked to career exploration and after-school contextual learning.


FieldTripZoom is an online service that allows you to search, order, schedule, and connect to hundreds of live interactive programs from museums, zoos, and historical sites that offer virtual classroom visits.

Fight Crime, Invest in Kids 
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors. The Organization takes a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

Finance Project
The Finance Project serves as a comprehensive clearinghouse of information and technical assistance resources to support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities. Also, sign up to receive their periodic newsletters: Children and Family ServicesEconomic Success for Children and Families, and Financing Professional Development in Education.

Find Youth Info was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.

First Book

First Book is a resource that can provide high-quality books and education resources for schools and programs serving kids in need. If you serve children from low-income families, First Book may be able to help with reading materials.

First Five Years Fund 
Through knowledge, data, advocacy, and collaboration, The First Five Years Fund helps elected officials, business leaders, and philanthropists see early childhood education as a solution for dramatically improving education, health, social, and economic outcomes—in the short-term and long-term.

First Signs
First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders.

First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia provides youth with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Fiscal Management Associates (FMA)
FMA and the FMA Institute are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health through consulting, outsourcing, and training.

Fleisher Art Memorial
The Fleisher Art Memorial, originally known as the Graphic Sketch Club, was founded by Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 in the Jewish Union building that then stood at 4th and Bainbridge Streets. Mr. Fleisher supported the program directly during his lifetime, and, at his death in 1944, left his residuary estate in trust to support the operations and maintenance of the program under the administration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Focused Fitness
Focused Fitness administers the Five for Life Program, an articulate K-12 Health and Fitness program that links activity, exercise, health, fitness, fun, personal achievement and a general sense of well-being together to provide everyone with the opportunity for success.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. Their website provides useful resources pertaining to afterschool nutrition programs.

The Food Trust
The Food Trust works with Department of Public Health to make the “healthy choice the easy choice” by increasing the access and affordability of healthy foods. The HYPE campaign (“Healthy You. Positive Energy.”) supports youth councils in approximately 100 middle and high schools, all working to get their schools HYPE by improving access to healthy foods, decreasing the availability of unhealthy foods, and increasing opportunities for physical activity.

Forum Flash
The Forum Flash, sponsored by the Forum for Youth Investment, features new publications, reports, columns and events dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready by 21 — ready for work, college and life.

Forum for Thought Blog

Operated by the American Youth Policy Forum, this blog highlights diverse points of view and information from the intersection of policy, practice, and research.

Forum For Youth Investment (FYI)
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are "Ready by 21" for college, work, and life. Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 also publishes several newslettersReady NewsReady Thoughts, and, Ready Partners.


Foundation Center
The Foundation Center 's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.


Foundations Inc
Foundations Inc. is a national organization which has utilized its own tools, products, and working models to provide technical assistance to clients who cultivate student achievement during school and non-school hours.

Foundations for Success (FFS)
FFS is an online, interactive resource for students, parents, and educators (grades K-9) who are interested in STEM fields. The website features STEM career information, educational games, and opportunities for students to interact with peers.

Franklin Institute Science Museum In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund
Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund works to strengthen communities and empower youth by advocating for skaters and skateboarding culture, educating youth and adults about the art of skateboarding and its benefits to neighborhoods and people, and building free, public skateparks that demonstrate innovative design, community engagement, and multi-faceted use.

Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia seeks to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

Fresh Artists
Fresh Artists supplies innovative art programs and art supplies to art teachers in severely under-resourced public schools, and engages the children being served as full philanthropic partners in the giving process.

From Discipline to Dialogue

This AYPF blog series highlights the research, policies, and practices that are transforming schools, supporting teachers, and empowering youth voice. Each blog asks a different question related to the problem of discipline disparities, all pointing to opportunities for positive relationships between teachers and students.

Frugal Dad
Frugal Dad is a comprehensive and informative resource focusing on issues of higher education and how to pay for it. The website allows users to search for colleges and their respective tuition. 

The Future of Children
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.


Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Generocity is the platform for social good in Greater Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the region’s position as a leader in social enterprise. Generocity publishes daily news and information about the solutions to local issues, including a weekly newsletter. In addition, Generocity develops online applications designed to make it easy to give back and get involved.

GenMove gives every child the experience of athletic achievement and tools to lead a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their physical limitations, athletic abilities, or past experiences. 

The George Washington Carver Science Fair
The George Washington Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement and careers in science.  The Carver Fair is jointly sponsored by Temple University, The Academy of Natural Sciences, The School District of Philadelphia, and The Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  It is open to all students in grades four through twelve who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial, and private schools, as well as to home schooled students residing in the county.

Get Healthy Philly
Get Healthy Philly is a public health initiative bringing together government, community-based organizations, academia, and the private sector.

Girls Inc.

The Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter of Girls Incorporated inspires and empowers girls through outreach programming, advocacy, education, and mentoring relationships.

Girls, Math & Science Partnership
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership's mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change.  Working with girls age 11 - 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, Girls, Math & Science draws organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.  Girls, Math & Science is a program of the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

Girls Rock Philly (GRP)
Girls Rock Philly is a volunteer-based non-profit music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 

Girl Scouts
In Girl Scouts, members enjoy a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships. Girls at home and abroad participate introops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 100 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.


The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network advocates and educates decision makers and teachers about creating an inclusive climate for LGBT students. The organization's website provides resources for LGBT-inclusive curriculums, lesson plans on bullying, and professional development opportunities for educators to expand their understanding of the issues facing LGBT students.

GO FAR (Go Out For A Run)
GO FAR is designed as a 10-week comprehensive fitness program initiated to help combat childhood obesity. It is a flexible program that can be offered in the classroom, during a summer camp, or as an after- school program.

GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine

Better information, smarter decisions. From scholarships to college rankings and beyond, GoodCall makes information accessible and more digestible for consumers pursuing postsecondary education.

Graduation Coach Campaign, Philadelphia
As Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter has committed his administration to increase the city’s high school graduation rate to 80% by 2015 and to double the percentage of college graduates from 18% to 36 % by 2018. Several approaches have been put in place to combat these issues including: the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, appointed by the Mayor to oversee cross-sector efforts to meet his education goals; Project U-Turn, which was launched in 2006 to understand and resolve Philadelphia’s dropout crisis; and PhillyGoes2College, an informational and referral center within the Mayor’s Office of Education that helps Philadelphians of all ages earn a college degree.

Grant Wrangler STEM Grants and Resources
Looking for a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) grant for your school? Grant Wrangler is the place to find math education grants, technology school grants, and science grants for K-12 schools and teachers.

GreatNonprofits is a place to find trustworthy nonprofits. Their mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. 

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture. They also adminster Phillyfunguide, which is the Greater Philadelphia region’s “go-to” web site for accurate and detailed information about upcoming cultural, entertainment, and sporting events.

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
The Urban Affairs Coalition works to improve life’s chances for young people, low-income families and minority-owned businesses by creating economic opportunities and strengthening nonprofit organizations in urban communities.

GuideStar maintains a national database of nonprofit organization which provides resources for those interested or involved in the world of philanthropy.

Guide to Teaching Careers, Certification and Programs

www. teachercertificationdegrees. com/careers/

This site offers resources for K-12 educators that are looking to advance in the field.  It provides a search engine to look for programs in your area, reviews of programs, tips for professionals entering the teaching profession, a list of popular teaching careers, links to teacher blogs, and much more.


Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
The Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) develops, tests and communicates methods that promote continuous improvement and accountability; promote diversity, program and system complexity, and outcomes measurement and attainment through evaluation practices; expand and strengthen the professional development base of those who work directly with children and families; and provide policymakers, practitioners, and foundations with research and information to guide them as they fund new strategies and strengthen existing initiatives.

Harvard Family Research Project E-News
Harvard Family Research Project E-News addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field.

Harvard School of Health Prevention Research Center
The HPRC is part of a national network of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 1998, the HPRC has participated in drawing national attention to the need for replicable, effective strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity and prevent obesity using a social ecological perspective.

Hauser Institute for Civil Society
The Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about the leadership of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations through the key goals of research, education, and practice.

Healing is an agency that is designed to service the community with programs that will prevent various types of dangerous or fatal incidents that occur with our youth and young adults. Services are provided through presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, rap sessions, conflict resolution training, and life skills through drama classes.

Health Promotion Council
Health Promotion Council (HPC) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote health, prevent and manage chronic disease, especially among vulnerable populations through community-based outreach, education, and advocacy.

Healthy Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through their Healthy Children website.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) whose primary goal is to implement healthy eating and active living policy and environmental change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States.

Healthy Kids Out of School
Healthy Kids Out of School is an initiative of ChildObesity180 in collaboration with Tufts University, through which universal nutrition and physical activity principles have been compiled from a broad list of evidence-based recommendations for combating childhood obesity.

Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition

This site, as a part of the National Institute of Out-of-School Time aims to foster health and well-being practices in after school programs nationwide by using science based standards for healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, and social supports for these behaviors. They offer several resources for healthy living in OST.

Healthy Teen Network
Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. They are a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization that works towards a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

Hopeworks ‘N Camden
Hopeworks ‘N Camden uses education, technology, and entrepreneurship to partner with young men and women as they identify and earn a sustainable future.

How to Smile

 How to Smile is a collection of the best educational materials on the web and creating learning activities, tools, and services. All activities are designed especially for those who teach school-aged kids in non-classroom settings. They are a group of science museums dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) out of the academic cloister and into the wider world.



iCivics creates free and innovative educational materials. In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states.

Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

Impact Services
Impact operates in seven locations in Philadelphia where it provides a range of employment and training, supportive housing, and community and economic development services to over 17,000 needy Philadelphians each year. Impact also has many programs for youth development.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Launched in October 2011, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to transform health care through innovation in the communities it serves. The IBC Foundation and Independence Blue Cross are both committed to improving the health and wellness of the people of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily. They provide industry leading tools and support to help you promote your campaign and raise funds quickly, easily and securely.

The Indochinese-American Council (IAC)
IAC's mission is to help disadvantaged, multi-racial minority Americans including newly-arrived refugees and immigrants from all parts of the world to achieve social, economic and educational advancement and mobility.The IAC also has a multitude of youth programs.

Informal Science recently launched an updated evaluation page designed to make evaluation resources more accessible to informal STEM learning professionals. The new page visually highlights resources to help both veterans and those new to the community develop evaluation plans and proposals, iteratively inform projects, and disseminate evaluation findings.

The ING Foundation 
The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING U.S. The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources. In their grant-making, they maintain the following three primary giving priorities: children’s education, financial education, and physical education.

Innovate-Educate tackles some of the nation’s most difficult challenges through collaboration, data-driven action and systemic solutions. Their work focuses on closing gaps along the education to economy pipeline for the future of our global competitiveness.

Inside Online Degrees
Inside Online Degrees aims to provide those prospective students with information straight from the source - compiling an ever growing series of interviews with past and current online students.

International Student Athlete Academy
ISAA seeks to provide area middle & high school student-athletes, grades 6th through 12th with educational enrichment, athletic development, and personal growth skills.

Institute for the Development of African American Youth, Inc. (IDAAY)
IDAAY is a nationally recognized leader in at-risk youth development. They provide education, intervention, and parenting support services to Philadelphia youth ages 5 through 25.

Institute for Family Professionals 
Since 2003, IFP has provided professional development and support to providers in the Parenting Collaborative, a project of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. In more recent years United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has joined this partnership with support and vision for expansion into the area of Success by 6.

Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports is to provide leadership, scholarship, and outreach that “transforms” the face of youth sports in ways that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects.


Intercultural Development Research Association 
IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to assuring educational opportunity for every child.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.

International Student Athlete Academy
ISAA seeks to provide area middle & high school student-athletes, grades 6th through 12th with educational enrichment, athletic development, and personal growth skills.


Iridescent has recently released an online platform of STEM cirriculum to help scientists and engineers to better connect with students and enable them to create together. The premise of the platform revolves around three key concepts: curiosity, courage, and persistence toward a solution.

iPraxis creates and fosters opportunities that engage underrepresented communities in science and technology through education and entrepreneurship.

ISEN-ASTC-L is a service of the Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated, a worldwide network of science museums and related institutions. This e-mail discussion list links more than 1,200 informal science professionals from around the world.

Islamic Social Services Association of Philadelphia

Islamic Social Services Association of Philadelphia (ISSAP) provides case management and counseling needs for children and families and coordinates career and mentoring services for youth.


JEVS Human Services enhances the employability, independence, and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs. Consistent with core principles and entrepreneurial spirit, JEVS Human Services creates innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs. 

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Since its establishment in 1972, the refuge has worked with area educators to provide educational opportunities for their students. Our programs focus on providing teachers with the information, skills, and resources to incorporate the environment into their curriculum and to utilize the refuge as an outdoor classroom.

Journal of Adolescent Health

A multidisciplinary scientific Journal, which seeks to publish new research findings in the field of Adolescent Medicine and Health ranging from the basic biological and behavioral sciences to public health and policy.

Journal of STEM Education
The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research is a half yearly, peer-reviewed publication for educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The journal emphasizes real-world case studies that focus on issues that are relevant and important to STEM practitioners. 

Journal of Youth Development
The Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice is published two times each year.  This journal, sponsored by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4HA), is multidisciplinary, applied, and focused to the development of school-aged youth through the transition to adulthood (ages 6-22).

Juvenile Justice Center
The Juvenile Justice Center aims to enable healthy emotional and physical growth of children involved with the child welfare system, leading to the child's return to the biological family, adoption or adult self-sufficiency, and responsibility.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

JJIE offers empirically supported information provided by professional journalists and engaged community members to help people better understand issues impacting youth in America - both singularly and as part of a larger child welfare, mental health and educational ecosystem. 




KaBOOM! constructs innovative kid-inspired playspaces, shares knowledge and tools, and works to build a national movement to save play.

Katie At The Bat Team
The Katie At The Bat Team is dedicated to empowering inner-city children to achieve their full potential through participation in athletics.

Kesa Kivel

Kivel, an artist, educator, and social justice activist, has compiled curricula on feminist issues for girls and young women. Her three programs are available for free on her website.

KIDS Count
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. One of the unique ways they provide this help is through our award-winning online community. Their community is the largest online support community for families raising children with food allergies, and it's free.

Kids' Sport Psychology
Kids Sports Psychology provides sports parents, coaches, and educators with the cutting edge programs for enhancing parenting and youth coaching skills to boost kids' mental game toughness and success in sports.

Konopka Institute
The Konopka Institute is built on a foundation of research that articulates what has been demonstrated to be effective in healthy youth development.

Kroc Center
A new community center has opened its doors in North Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive community centers on the East Coast.




LabCandy makes fun and colorful lab gear available to girls (K-3) and pairs them with age-appropriate storybooks. Their mission is to cultivate girls’ interest in STEM fields by showing them that the field has room for girls like them.

Lacrosse. Education. Attitude. Perseverance. Success. (LEAPS)
LEAPS’ mission is to enrich the lives of youth through lacrosse and education, as well as instill the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lakeside Connect
Lakeside Connect is the global website of Lakeside Educational Network. Lakeside Connect combines educational and customized therapeutic services in a range of programs. Stay connected and updated with all that’s going on at Lakeside Connect.

LaSalle Nonprofit Center
The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University enhances the management and governance capacity of nonprofit organizations across the Delaware Valley with the ultimate goal of enabling nonprofits to meet fully the needs of their communities. You can also sign up for their email newsletter to receive updates, tips, resources, etc.

Law and Justice Program  
Developed by the Education Development Center, Inc., the Law and Justice Program includes innovative curriculum and research-based professional development. It is comprised of two courses: Foundations in Law and Foundations in Criminal Justice. 

Learn 2 Train Safely 
Learn 2 Train Safely provides a multitude of resources for female athletes, including an integrated training program for adolescent females.

Learning Point Associates

Learning Point Associates works to improve teaching and boost learning in schools across the country by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform funding, policy and programming decisions.

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education seeks to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming.

Let the Children Play!

An independent database of outdoor play and learning activities for young children.

Let's Get Ready
Let's Get Ready addresses the inequalities and obstacles low-income students face in attaining a college education, empowering them to reach opportunity and success.

Let's Move in School 
Let’s Move! is a collaborative initiative to boost physical activity in our nation’s schools.

Liberty Lutheran Services
The mission of Liberty Lutheran is to faithfully provide vital resources for individuals and families facing life-changing situations, from the earliest stages of life through the many stages of aging.

Lil’ Filmmakers
Lil’ Filmmakers creates a safe and fun learning environment where young people will be trained in basic video production concepts and guided to produce a short movie. Their program follows a unique alternative-learning model that revitalizes the approach to teaching literacy, performing, and media arts.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities nationwide. Their unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise and their funding partners to leverage investment and achieve an impact that is truly remarkable. LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) provides innovative educational programming to high-need students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including in Philadelphia.


Make-A-Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Many Mentors

Many Mentors' mission is to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented students' interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and eventual entrance into the STEM workforce. They do this with mentorships, including online mentorships, and community partnerships.

Map My Community 
Map My Community's interactive mapping tool allows you to locate federally supported youth programs in your community.

Mathematica provides services in program evaluation, objective policy research and interpretation, sophisticated survey design and data collection, and comprehensive performance measurement and data management. Policy areas include early childhood, education, and family support.

The Math Forum@Drexel
The Math Forum@Drexel is a leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication. They offer a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development.

Mayor's Office of Education
The City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education has many initiatives which help to achieve the Mayor's “Goals for Education.”

Mazzoni Center
Mazzoni Center provides medical care, mental health counseling, and a full range of HIV/AIDS testing & social services to the Philadelphia-area’s sexual minority and HIV-affected communities. Also, you can sign up to receive their general e-newsletter or their legal services newsletter.

McClanahan Associates, Inc. 
McClanahan Associates, Inc is committed to strengthening programs based on flexible, yet rigorous, evaluation practices that help 
organizations and funders achieve their mission of improving people's lives. We work closely with the organizations we partner with--capitalizing on their deep knowledge of the local context, the population they serve, and their own program--and generate information and recommendations for our clients that are understandable, practical, and useful.

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. MDRC designs promising new interventions, evaluates existing programs using the highest research standards, and provides technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale.

MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.

Metis Associates
Metis Associates is a national research and consulting firm experienced in evaluation, information technology, and grant development with a wide range of clients committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.

Microsociety believes that kids learn best by doing. Our mission is to create environments that motivate children to learn by engaging them in the connections between the classroom and real life.

The Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program
The Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program is an initiative of the National Junior Anglers Program with a focus on developing youth fishing & outdoor clubs in schools, youth organizations and colleges, and developing student teams for participation and success in scholarship-awarding, state, regional and national bass fishing & archery tournaments.

Mighty Writers
At Mighty Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Philadelphia city kids learn that writing with clarity leads to a lifetime of success. MW's free writing programs help students (ages 7-17) develop reading and writing skills they desperately need to advance through school and succeed afterward—in college or trade school and a competitive and ever-changing job market.

MN Smart
MN SMART builds networks and facilitates inclusive opportunities that promote the development and delivery of quality relationship-based professional development that positively impacts children, families, businesses and communities.

Mobility International USA 
MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision, and other disabilities.

Montgomery Early Learning Centers: Professional Development Dimensions
Professional Development Dimensions, formally known as The Southeastern PA School Age Child Care Project (SEPASACC), is a regionally-based professional development and technical assistance division of MELC, supporting both public and private after-school programs in the Philadelphia region whose mission is to encourage the development and expansion of high quality and innovative out-of-school time programs by using strategies, tools and processes grounded in best practices, research and national standards.

Motivos Magazine
Motivos is a full color glossy magazine printed in English and Spanish that inspires and empowers Latino youth to explore their full potential and make informed choices about life, college, and career options.

Multiplying Connections
Multiplying Connections is a Philadelphia collaborative whose mission is to build and sustain a trauma-informed system of services for young children and their families.

Mural Arts Restorative Justice Youth Program
Through the Restorative Justice program, current inmates, ex-offenders, and juvenile delinquents are given the opportunity to learn new skills and make a positive contribution to their communities to repair the prior harm they may have caused. Through weekly programs and opportunities for involvement, Mural Arts provides art instruction to over 300 inmates and 200 juveniles every year.


NASA After School Astronomy Clubs  
There are many After School Astronomy Clubs (ASACs) for grades K-12 scattered across the country. Through this website, you can become part of an ever growing community of ASACs and share your ideas, questions, challenges, and approaches with other clubs. This web site is part of a larger effort, supported by NASA, to enhance the teaching of space science and was made possible by a grant from the NASA/STScI IDEAS program.

NASA Climate Kids 
This site explains basic climate change science with multimedia, games, humor, and crystal clear language.

NASA Education
NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education.

NASA Kids' Club
is an award-winning educational website designed for children in kindergarten through fourth-grade. Content is based on education standards and designed to engage young children in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NASA Summer of Innovation Curriculum Tools
NASA’s education specialists have developed themed units and camps of NASA content to help make your summer programming both exciting and meaningful. The selected units and camps are specific, hands-on, problem-based activities that are appropriate for the summer learning setting.

NASA's Space Place 
NASA's Space an educational website about space, earth sciences, and technologies for elementary-aged children.

The National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center
The National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center at the University of California, San Francisco, serves as a national resource for adolescent health information and research.

National Afterschool Association (NAA)
The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA), is a national membership organization whose mission is to support quality programs for school-age children and youth in their out-of-school hours.

National Afterschool Association (NAA) E-News
NAA publishes an electronic newsletter twice monthly on Wednesdays.  Inside the e-News, members find useful tips for those in the afterschool market, success stories from other programs, membership and convention news and links to much more.

National Alliance for Youth Sports
The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports and activities for children.

National Art Education Association
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA)
NAE4-HA offers youth development professionals the best in professional development, an inclusive and supportive network, and integration of scholarship, research, and practice.

National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)

NAFSCE, founded in September 2014, is the first membership association focused solely on advancing family, school, and community engagement (FSCE). 

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

National Association of State Boards of Education
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Campaign is dedicated to ensuring that children are born in to stable and committed two-parent households. Its database contains research reports, publications on effective programming, fact sheets, videos, podcasts, PowerPoints, and other materials.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Data is compiled into customizable reports by sector and region and also summarized into briefs.

National Center for Children in Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Center for Quality Afterschool
The National Center for Quality Afterschool develops tools and resources to help afterschool practitioners improve their ability to create and implement activities that support student learning.

National Center for Research on Teacher Learning
TheNCRTL operated from 1985 to 1995, supported in part by major grants from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, US Department of Education. Based in the College of Education at Michigan State University, its mission was to provide leadership in the field of teacher education research. The site is active to help disseminate the research that was produced at the NCRTL facility. All publications produced by the Center are available at this website.

National Center on Time and Learning

The National Center on Time & Learning is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education for all children. 

National Center for Women and Information Technology
NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity 
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.

National Community Education Association (NCEA)
The National Community Education Association’s (NCEA) mission is to provide leadership to those who build learning communities in response to individual and community needs.

National Council of Youth Sports
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) has represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving 60,000,000 boys and girls registered in organized youth sports programs. NCYS advocates healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities. 

National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

National Girls Collaborative Project
The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

National Girls Collaborative Project Program Directory

This directory allows for postings and searches of programs that serve girls interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The purpose of this Directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. 

The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health 
The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health (NIIAH or the National Initiative) is a collaborative effort to improve the health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults ages 10–24 years.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children’s out-of-school time, influenced policy, increased standards and professional recognition, and spearheaded community action aimed at improving the availability, quality, and viability of programs serving children and youth. They also publish a newsletter 2-3 times per year called Afterschool Matters.

National League of Cities
The National League of Cities represents over 1600 cities and towns across the United States. The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States.  Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

National Math and Science Initiative
The National Math and Science Initiative was formed to address one of the nation’s greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared for and take rigorous college courses in mathematics and science. Their strategy is to find and promote programs that have demonstrated a significant impact on math and science education in the United States.

National Mentoring Center 
The National Mentoring Center at Education Northwest is one of the nation's premier training and technical assistance providers for youth mentoring programs and initiatives.

National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks
Focused on the core components of afterschool and expanded learning opportunities—engaged learning, school-community partnerships and family involvement. Use this website to learn about how the national network accomplishes this important work, access valuable resources on afterschool and expanded learning and reach out to your statewide afterschool network.

National Nursing Centers Consortium
The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) supports nurse-led care and nurses at the front lines of care. Because of their education and their community connections, advanced practice nurses today are able to deliver high quality and cost-effective services to our most vulnerable populations, the poor and the uninsured. Our member health clinics, run by nurse practitioners, demonstrate this by providing community-based care that is sensitive to patient needs and concerns.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
NOYS is a collaboration of over 70 national, youth-serving organizations, including non-profit organizations, business and industry leaders, and government agencies, with the common goal of promoting safe and healthy behaviors among our nation's youth. The coalition meets in a round table forum approximately 2-3 times per year.

National Parent Teacher Association
National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.

National Partnerships for Afterschool Science
The National Partnerships for Afterschool Science [NPASS and NPASS2] is creating new, state-based cadres of professional Science Trainers who provide long-term training and technical assistance to afterschool programs in their state or region.  

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI)
In 2006, the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners merged with the Family and Corrections Network to create the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI). The mission of NRCCFI is to uphold the value of families of the incarcerated and provide support to programs that serve them. Also, they provide an internet-based resource calledChildren of Prisoners Library (CPL) that provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers.

National School Boards Association
NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

The National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)
NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Also, you can subscribe to one of their variouse-newsletters, including NSTA Express, The STEM Classroom, and Encouraging Young Scientists.

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.

National Staff Development and Training Association

NSDTA builds professional and organizational capacity in the human services through a national network of membership sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training.

National Summer Learning Association
The National Summer Learning Association (formerly the Center for Summer Learning) develops, evaluates, and disseminates model summer learning programs, stimulates research, and builds public support to ensure that all children have access to learning opportunities during the summer months.

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
For more than 20 years, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has been a leader in the service-learning movement--linking youths, educators, and communities in redefining the role of young people from recipients of information and resources to valuable, contributing members of society. Also, NYLC publishes two newsletters to which you can subscribe: NYLC News Flash and The Leader.

National Youth Sports
National Youth Sports is a franchised business that organizes and operates recreational youth sports leagues offering many popular youth sports such as baseball, t-ball, basketball, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, soccer and football for children ages 3 through 16.

Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center in Norfolk, VA, that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. Home of the Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus features Battleship Wisconsin-related exhibits, hands-on exhibits, national-caliber traveling exhibits, HD films on a giant screen, sharks, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and more!

Need in Deed
Since its founding in 1987, Need in Deed’s mission has been to use the classroom to prepare young people for civic responsibility and service to others, enabling them to become capable, contributing members of society. Working in public, charter, independent and faith-based schools, NID trains and supports teachers as they adopt a teaching and learning strategy known as service-learning.

Neighborhood Bike Works
Neighborhood Bike Works increases opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.

Nemours Children's Health System 
Through family-centered care in children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children.

NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.

Netter Center for Community Partnerships
Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive,and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn’s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. 

Next Generation Science Standards
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K-12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

No Kid Hungry

This site addresses the difficult statistics and facts about children that are starving in our country. It offers real solutions of what our schools can do to solve this problem and improve the lives of students all over the country.

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc. (NEW)
NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and offering solutions to issues facing the nonprofit community.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) serves as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations by providing financing and advisory services. Also, by joining NFF’s listserv, you can receive timely, informative, and engaging intelligence about news and information for funders and nonprofits.

Nonprofit Hub

Nonprofit Hub offers a library of resources that help nonprofits improve fundraising strategies, launch nonprofits, and develop a brand through webinars, a magazine, a weekly newsletter, and Nonprofit Hub University, an online course on fundraising.

Nonprofit Innovation of the Week
Nonprofit Innovation of the Week, available through the Leader to Leader Institute, recognizes nonprofit innovations, shares short descriptions of the programs, and invites subscribers to visit the sites for complete summaries and contact information.

The Nonprofit Technology Network
NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within the community. They connect their members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate their constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the entire community.

Norris Square Civic Association
Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a grassroots, community-based development corporation founded by a group of community women. NSCA’s mission is to empower Norris Square residents to improve their lives by becoming self- reliant, and to unite and build the community through the development and improvement of the physical, economic, social, cultural, and educational aspects of the neighborhood.

Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) is an arts and gardening organization, serving youth and adults in programs focused through the lens of Latino culture. The mission of NSNP is to nurture and actively involve neighborhood children and their families in learning responsibility for self, culture, community, and environment.

Northern Children’s Services
Northern Children’s Services seeks to build the self-confidence and resiliency of at-risk children and their families. They accomplish this by providing a full spectrum of behavioral health and child welfare services to children throughout the region.

North West Regional Educational Library (NWREL)
The North West Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs.

The Notebook NEWSFLASH 
The Notebook NEWSFLASH, produced by and to compliment the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, is a free monthly email bulletin which provides information and commentary about Philadelphia schools.


OIC of America
Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc. (OICA) is a non-profit organization that operates through a national network of local affiliated organizations. OICA has 42 affiliates in 22 states and the District of Columbia . Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America has forty-five years of experience in serving the poor, unemployed, underemployed and youth.

Office of Grant Development

This Office supports Philadelphia-area schools and school projects through Communication and Collaboration linkages, Grantwriting/Technical Assistance, a Grants Newsletter, and additional professional development.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Specialized Instructional Services
The Office of Specialized Instructional Services (OSIS) is committed to the educational, social, developmental, physical, and emotional well-being of all students within the School District of Philadelphia. They also offer services to address child behavioral health issues.

Office of Strategic Partnerships

The Office of Strategic Partnerships supports the School District of Philadelphia in connecting external organizations to schools, in an effort to align resources (human capital or financial) with the priorities and objectives outlined in the District's Action Plan.

OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
OMG assists and assesses change through evaluation, strategic research and planning, and grants management and capacity building support. The multifaceted nature of their work enables them to use a uniquely designed set of services to answer the specific questions of each client. aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform.

Open Education Database 
Open Education Database provides a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses. They also provide a tool for career exploration, including a degree finder and salary statistics for various career fields like those related to STEM and healthcare. 

The Ophelia Project

This Pennsylvania-based nonprofit focused on empowering community members to recognize and address relational aggression through systemic change in the social culture. The Ophelia Project is no longer in operation, however contact information for former volunteers and curricula resources are still available on the website.

OpportunityKnocks is a national online job board, HR resource, and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative (OSNAP)

This website will help guide you through the process of improving out-of-school time program practices and policies related to healthy foods, drinks and physical activity. They offer assessments and training for your organization.

Out of School Time Professional Development Center

The OSTPD Center has partnered with the National Afterschool Association (NAA), Child Care Aware, and CypherWorx to offer the latest in Out of School Time training for OST professionals.

Outward Bound
Outward Bound serves youth, teens, and adults with wilderness expeditions and other innovative programming in the America's most beautiful wilderness areas, in classrooms, city parks and in boardrooms. They have programs designed for specific groups, such as struggling youth, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and professional groups.

Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA)
Through OCCCDA, children and youth are provided positive out of school activities, families can be reconciled, individuals are taught job skills and trained for small business development, community members who have conflicts are able to walk through mediation, and churches can partner as ambassadors to a community in need.


PA Keys
The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, sponsored by the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, is a quality improvement program in which all early learning programs and practitioners are encouraged and supported to improve child outcomes. Also, they publish a newsletter called ERS-F which discusses topics related to the Environmental Rating Scales of early childhood programs.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
Partnership for After School Education (PASE ) is the largest network of afterschool programs in the country and fosters quality afterschool education for youth throughout New York City. Also, PASE publishes the PASE Bulletin as a useful resource for afterschool practitioners.

Pathfinder brings together in one place all the job and professional development opportunities available to the dedicated people who work in afterschool, expanded learning time, and youth programs in New York State.

Path Forward Foundation
Path Forward Foundation is a registered 501(c)3, non-profit grassroots collaborative that is goal oriented to leveraging resources and services to address the identified health and wellness needs of communities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specific identified areas addressed by Path Forward Foundation include: bullying prevention/ harassment and intimidation; physical wellness and the dangers of poor nutrition and obesity; and oral health care.

PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts, and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. Their separate webpages for kids (including PBS KIDSKIDS GO!, and KIDS PLAY!), parents, and teachersprovide a multitude of useful resources, including STEM education resources for teachers.


A platform for Pennsylvania citizens to effectively speak up for kids. We don't build schools or train teachers. Instead, PennCAN runs results-oriented advocacy campaigns through research & policy, communications & mobilization, and advocacy for policy change.

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC)
PACAC is a professional organization dedicated to encouraging, advocating, and promoting equal access to post-secondary education, fostering communication among students, families, professionals, and institutions, and facilitating professional development.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and services in order to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Career Zone

PA Career Zone offers self-assessments in order to find a job field that will be most satisfying. They also give professionals information about job families and options when deciding on a career.

Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education
Everybody talks about living “green,” but what does it really mean for you in your home? What are the benefits of a green lifestyle to your health and to your budget? Can you afford to be more green—and can you afford not to? This section will answer many of your questions with links to environmental information, outdoor activities and other resources to help you live a more healthy and sustainable life.

Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services
The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Their members are the service providers who provide the direct "hands-on" programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.

Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA)
PAESTA is a membership organization that seeks to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education. Membership is free and open to any educator or supporter of Earth and Space science education from Pennsylvania or outside the state.

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance teaches citizens to recognize and report child abuse and neglect by providing information, educational materials, and programs that promote positive parenting.

Pennsylvania Grant Watch is the only website that provides a comprehensive listing of the most current funding opportunities: Federal, Foundation grants for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.

Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative
Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative is an approach to health care that emphasizes the partnership between pediatric clinicians and families, providing care for children and youth with special health care needs.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of children and youth in the Commonwealth. PPC is statewide, independent, non-partisan and non-profit.

Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance
PENN SACCA is a membership organization dedicated to the support of school-age professionals and the development of quality school-age programs through advocacy and education. A membership benefit includes receipt of the PENNSACCA Newsletter.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. Also, the Take Ten Newsletter urges you to take 10 minutes a month to update yourself with what’s going on in the PSAYDN and the afterschool/youth development field.

People’s Emergency Center (PEC) 
PEC nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. They are committed to increasing equity and opportunity throughout our entire community. PEC provides comprehensive supportive services to homeless women and their children, revitalizes the West Philadelphia neighborhood, and advocates for social justice. Also, PEC Perspective is designed to keep Philadelphia residents in the loop - a timely and concise bulletin about policy issues and events that affect our community.

People’s Emergency Center: Digital Inclusion and Technology Program
The PEC Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology (CDIT) offers free access to computers for general use and training throughout the year to students of all ages to develop the technology skills necessary for success in 21st century careers and education.

People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling (PIZZAZ)

PIZZAZ has been an online resource since 1995 from Leslie Opp-Beckman for scribblers and teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

PhET provides fun, interactive, reseach-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe that our research-based approach- incorporating findings from prior research and our own testing- enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world.

Philadelphia Academies

The mission of Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI) is to expand life and economic options for Philadelphia public school students through career-focused programming that prepares young people for employment and post-secondary education.

Philadelphia Anti-Drug & Anti-Violence Network
The mission of PAAN is to promote community safety through services that reduce drug abuse and violence as well as to help at-risk youth develop positive alternatives that will return them to the mainstream of society.

Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance
Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance (PADA) offers a variety of opportunities for people of all lifestyles and demographics to play Ultimate. Their Youth Outreach (YO) Program brings Ultimate to lesser privileged children in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Area Math Teachers' Circle (PAMTC)
PAMTC provides opportunities for professional mathematicians and middle-grades math teachers to engage in collaborative and creative mathematical problem-solving. The PAMTC is part of the Math Teachers' Circle Network of the American Institutes of Mathematics (AIM).

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP)
PAEP promotes learning in and through the arts for students in K-12 schools and community sites throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, an independent non-profit organization, promotes healing and justice for child sexual abuse victims in Philadelphia by conducting state of the art forensic interviews, providing victim support services, collaborating with other agencies and leading the development of an integrated response.

Philadelphia Children's Coalition
TeenZeen is being developed by National Children’s Coalition to be a complete resource and activity guide for children and youth in the Greater Philadelphia area, including nearby Pennysylvania and New Jersey suburbs.

Philadelphia Children’s Connection
PCC, an initiative of the Philadelphia Children's Foundation, offers resources to help youth discover their interests and develop the skills they need to make positive career choices and important life decisions. The Philadelphia Children's Foundation releases a monthly e-newsletter that covers a wide range of topics affecting Philadelphia's children, youth, and families.

Philadelphia City Rowing
Philadelphia City Rowing seeks to empower local public school students through the sport of rowing.

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable
The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) is a network of professionals from non-profit and campus-based college prep programs, university admissions and financial aid offices, and the School District of Philadelphia. The PCPR exists to increase the number of Philadelphia high school students who are college-ready, matriculate and graduate from post-secondary institutions.

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Scholarships

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable has launched a scholarships page on its website. The page features available scholarships. To list a scholarship opportunity, forward the details to


Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
DBHIDS provides services through a network of agencies while collaborating with the Philadelphia School District, child welfare and judicial systems, and other stakeholders.

Philadelphia Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services's mission is to to provide and promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency. 

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation
The Commission on Parks and Recreation (PaRC) is eager to work with you to provide the very best ideas and recommendations to our elected and appointed officials concerning the protection, preservation and promotion of Philadelphia's historical, cultural, environmental and recreational resources and programs. 

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides resources, information, and advice particular to the Philadelphia community about how to stay healthy. The Office of the Health Commissioner sets policy and provides leadership for the Department of Public Health.

The Philadelphia Education Fund
The Philadelphia Education Fund is an independent nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission of providing quality public education through funding provided by private donors, foundations, corporations, and public sources.

Philadelphia Education Fund's Math + Science Coalition
The Math + Science Coalition supports STEM learning in Philadelphia through a variety of services including grants, student tutoring, and professional development.

Philadelphia Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation is a public charity community foundation that manages more than 800 charitable funds, maximizing the strategic impact of charitable contributions.

Philadelphia Futures
Philadelphia Futures prepares first-generation-to-college low-income students to enter and succeed in college.

Philadelphia Education Grants

Philadelphia Educations Grants was created to help educators and school staff find grants for schools in Philadelphia. It has excellent resources on grants for a variety of topics.

Philadelphia Education Research Consortium

Launched by Research for Action (RFA), the site features original PERC research, as well as news, research, and resources from other consortia and research organizations nationwide. It is an innovative partnership with RFA designed to provide research and analyses on some of the city’s most pressing education issues.

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of 36 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area. PHENND works to build the capacity of its member institutions to develop mutually beneficial, sustained, and democratic community-based service-learning partnerships. PHENND Update compiles weekly listings of resources from local events and job opportunities to national conferences and grant announcements.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Teen Programs
The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers various teen programs and internships designed to work with a small group of sophomore, junior, or seniors from schools throughout the Philadelphia region. Each program is designed to inspire, mentor, and prepare those selected students for leadership roles and further study in the visual arts. Internship opportunities for high-school students nurture professional development and foster growth of the museum profession.

The Philadelphia OST Projec
The Philadelphia OST project is a 3-year undertaking to “Build an OST System of Systems” that will help move the city toward a coordinated system of OST programs. Philadelphia's project is one of nine cities funded by The Wallace Foundation’s Next Generation OST Initiative. The project’s website is housed within the website of the Out of School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

Philadelphia Police Athletic League
Philadelphia PAL, a registered 501(c)(3), is comprised of 26 centers across Philadelphia serving thousands of youngsters both male and female. Each center is supervised by Philadelphia Police Officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the young people. Programs include sport, educational, and cultural opportunities. 

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is an independent, nonprofit news service serving thousands of supporters of the Philadelphia public schools. The Notebook serves as an information source and voice for parents, students, teachers, and other members of the community who are working for quality and equality in Philadelphia's public schools.

Philadelphia Science Festival
The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages. 

Philadelphia Student Union
The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. PSU is a youth led organization that makes positive changes in the short term by learning how to organize to build power.

Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance (PUFFA)
PUFFA Youth Wellness Advocates are high school students from across Philadelphia who are interested in seeing healthier food in their schools and communities and more safe places for fitness activities and play in their communities.

Philadelphia Writing Project
The Philadelphia Writing Project, located at PennGSE is a site of the National Writing Project. It is a growing teacher network of over 600 K-12 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Philadelphia Young Playwrights is an intensive arts-education program that pairs a professional teaching artist with a classroom teacher. The two work together as an Artistic Team, guiding and supporting students in the process of writing a play. The program fosters student learning, exploring, and succeeding.

Philadelphia Youth Commission
The Philadelphia Youth Commission is a panel of young Philadelphians who review legislation and policies that affect youth and advise the Mayor and City Council on those issues. The Commission consists of 21 young people between the ages of 12 and 23. Each City Council member appoints one Youth Commissioner and the Mayor appoints four.

Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative
The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative strengthens, connects, and promotes organizations that engage youth in the creation, analysis, and distribution of media. Their network of youth media educators and producers supports youth in becoming creative media makers, critical thinkers, and engaged global citizens.

Philadelphia Youth Network
As a catalyst for collective action, the Philadelphia Youth Network makes connections among individuals, organizations and systems. PYN works to increase capacity and resources in order to provide high-quality preparation so Philadelphia’s youth can thrive in a regional and global economy.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization is the Tri-State region’s premier youth orchestra for gifted, young, classical musicians and one of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in the United States.

Philadelphia Youth Organization
Philadelphia Youth Organization is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit based at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater Streets. PYO programs include instructional baseball and soccer leagues; high-level travel baseball and soccer teams; and programs for prospective college students.

Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative
The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC) augments the impact of Philadelphia’s extraordinary collection of independent, non-profit organizations that use sports to benefit local children and youth, particularly those from under-resourced environments.

Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first.


PhilaSoup holds microgrant dinners where innovative and dynamic Philadelphia-area educators come together, highlight the great work that teachers are doing, and fund projects of their choice. 

Philly 3-1-1
Philly311 will help eliminate the need to sort through the 500 phone numbers and hotlines available to contact the City government. A call to 3-1-1 customer service will connect you to the information and services you need.

Philly After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)
After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)’s mission is to rally the Greater Philadelphia region into a broad campaign to increase supervised after school programs for kids of all ages. ASAP recruits volunteers to assist existing programs and organize new after school clubs and programs as driven by their interests and the needs of the community.

Philly Goes to College
An initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education, PhillyGoes2College is a resource and referral center that connects Philadelphia residents of any age with the help they need to go to college.

Philly OST

Philly OST is your one stop shop for afterschool and summer programming. PhillyOST, an important DHS prevention strategy, consists of 70 community-based provider agencies operating a variety of programs for youth of all ages across Philadelphia.

Philly Parents

Philly Parents is a website providing information for parents in Philadelphia schools on important resources, programs, and news. This collaborative community is headed by Jay Cohen, whom you can contact at  

Philly S.O.S.

Philadelphia's most comprehensive and up-to-date online resource for social services brought to you by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Philly Youth Radio
Philly Youth Radio provides high school students with the tools and training to create their own radio stories – and the opportunity to share them on a larger stage.

Play Like a Champion

A program out of the University of Notre Dame, Play Like a Champion works with coaches, parents, and administrators around the country to develop ethically responsible sports leaders and to promote character development through sports. They offer on-site clinics and workshops, online courses, and an annual Summer Leadership Conference at Notre Dame

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day.

Play Positive

Play Positive features articles and similar resources for parents, coaches, partners, and other youth sports stakeholders.

Please Touch Museum
Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children's Museum of Philadelphia. PTM's mission is to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.

Pop-Up Play

Pop-up Play offers play experiences for young people K-16 where they can experience, create, and lead. This organization can customize their learning experience for specific groups and design something that works best for your youth population. They are passionate about the idea that people of ALL ages learn best through playful experiences and hands on practice.

Pop Warner Little Scholars
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.

Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit with the mission to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

PreSchool PLUS Early Learning Program
PreSchool PLUS Early Learning Program is a quality, not-for-profit, licensed, Keystone Stars designated, early care and education program for children three months to five years old.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is made up of athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness professionals, and educators who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Prevent Child Abuse Now
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania seeks to work in collaboration with a rich array of local and statewide efforts to develop an approach to child abuse prevention that is locally based and statewide in coverage.

Professor Garfield

Professor Garfield Foundation's mission is to be a world leader in the direct, free delivery of innovative digital learning content with emphasis on children's literacy and creative expression. This site creates fun and educational interactive activities and games where kids can play and learn at the same time.

Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR)
PEAR is dedicated to making meaningful theoretical and practical contributions to youth development, school reform, and prevention.  PEAR takes a developmental approach to the study of new models of effective afterschool programming, and incorporates educational, health, public policy, and psychological perspectives.

Project Based Instruction in STEM Education 
This is a blog centering on a course at the University of Texas at Austin entitled "Project Based Instruction in STEM Education."

Project Elijah Empowering Autism (PEEA)
Project Elijah Empowering Autism (PEEA) is an after-school program for children with autism.

Project Forward Leap (PFL)
Project Forward Leap (PFL) is a seven-year education and enrichment intervention program for students enrolled in inner city and school districts with significant levels of student underachievement and high dropout rates.

Project GRAD Philadelphia
Project GRAD Philadelphia seeks to ensure a quality public education for all children, increase high school graduation rates, and prepare graduates to be successful in college.

Project Liftoff
Project Liftoff provides leadership and empowers its statewide partnerships to develop a model of a two-year strategic process for launching statewide systems for informal science education.

Project My Time
Project My Time Quarterly eNewsletter features news, highlights and recent research concerning Project My Time's initiative to bring together schools, parents, city agencies and other service providers to increase access to and quality of afterschool programs in Washington, DC.

Project U-Turn
Project U-Turn is a citywide campaign to focus public attention on Philadelphia’s dropout crisis and to design strategies and leverage investments to resolve it.

Promising Practice in After School (PPAS) 
Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS) identifies and shares practices and activities that work in afterschool programs. Join theirlistserv to communicate with your peers, ask questions, and share resources.

Providence After School Alliance
The mission of PASA is to expand and improve after-school opportunities for the youth of Providence by organizing a system to ensureall youth access to high-qualityafter-school programs and learning opportunities.

Public Citizens for Children & Youth (PCCY)
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) strives “to improve the lives and life chances of our region’s children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.” Childwatch Newsletter is a quarterly publication of PCCY with information on issues related to child advocacy. 

Public Health Management Corporation
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance, and direct services. Also, PHMC publishes an online newsletter called Public Health Directions.


RAND Corporation 
RAND research on children covers the prenatal period up to age 18 and includes areas such as child health and the role of the family unit, neighborhoods, and communities in influencing child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and to encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia Coalition is Philadelphia's local chapter.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
RIF is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Also, you can subscribe to any of their various weekly and monthly newsletters


RWT's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials for grades K-12. 

Reflective Teacher Network
Reflective Teacher Network provides a context for educators in the Philadelphia area to connect and improve their practice while fostering a reflective community. They use a protocol called Problem of Practice to identify a specific need in a school or classroom from a participant and work in groups to support that individual in developing a plan of success.

Regional Foundation Center
The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals. The RFC houses Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, general philanthropy and institutional advancement. The RFC also provides free access to the Foundation Directory Online--the most comprehensive database of U.S. grant makers and their grants.

Research for Action
Research for Action (RFA) bridges the worlds of research and educational policy and practice. For two decades, RFA's mission has been to conduct rigorous studies – qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods – designed to provide a broad range of educational stakeholders with the information they need to improve student outcomes and strengthen schools and communities.

Research for Better Schools
RBS' mission is to help schools and other education organizations to improve student learning, teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, and operational effectiveness. RBS carries out this mission by developing and delivering high quality, useful, and evidence-based services and products.
The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation connects students, mentors, and schools in every community a variety of successful and engaging technology-based programs. Its goal is to provide these programs with services, solutions, and a community that allows them to flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st century.

Rock to the Future
Rock to the Future provides music education to Philadelphia's underserved youth at no cost to them or their families.

RSVP of Montgomery County
RSVP of Montgomery County seeks to promote volunteerism, particularly among people 50 years of age and older, while providing opportunities for volunteers to pursue their interests and use their abilities to help meet the critical human needs in and around Montgomery County, PA.


SAC-L is a discussion list for anybody interested in school-age care planning, resources, activities, funding, staff and staff development, and related subjects.

Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership that supports LGBT youth by providing resources to schools, raising community awareness, providing skill-based training for educators, and serving as a advisory resource.

Safe Start Initiative
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence.

Saint Joseph's University

This page on St. Joseph's website is dedicated to providing leadership tools for students. It offers educational materials for individuals that are beginning their journey with higher education.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.'

SCE / Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.

Through three primary programs - digital learning, social and emotional learning, and catalyst grants - SCE connects talent and innovation with forces for positive change. 

School-Age NOTES: Resources for AfterSchool Professionals
This monthly newsletter features a calendar with thirty days of activity ideas as well as articles addressing the “hot topics” facing both administrators and staff members. 

School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, the District is a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. The mission of the School District of Philadelphia is to provide a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers all students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.

School Superintendents Association 
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is a professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders that advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

Science After School Consumers Guide
The SAS Consumers Guide contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on science content for afterschool programs. Materials include semester and year long curricula, activity kits, instructor guides consisting of many related activities, and Web sites that offer content appropriate for afterschool programs.

Science Geek Girl is a blog created by Stephanie Chasteen,  a physicist, writer and educator in Boulder, CO. She describes her blog as “her playspace to talk about education reform (mostly secondary and college), hands-on science activities, teaching tips, science communication, and anything else science-y that strikes her fancy.”

Science Sparks
Science Sparks provides fun and easy science experiments for kids. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.

Scribe Video Center: Documentary History Project for Youth
Documentary History Project for Youth is a program of the Scribe Video Center in which middle and high school students work with experienced filmmakers and historians after school and during the summer to research, plan, and produce documentaries about issues of local historical significance. Each year the documentaries focus on different topic exploring the social, environmental, cultural, and/or political history of the region.

Search Institute
Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.

SEDL (formerly The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) works with educators, parents, community members, and policymakers to build or find strategies and tools to improve teaching and learning. The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschoolhelps state education agencies and local practitioners develop high-quality, balanced programs that provide a safe and fun environment for academic enrichment as well as youth development activities. SEDL produces several publications such as SEDL Monthly e-bulletin and SEDL Letter.

SERVE is an initiative of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service to oversee the development and implementation of the Mayor's strategic plan for service.

The Service-Learning Listserv
The Service-Learning Listserv (K12-SL), is for the Learn and Serve America community for discussion and information sharing related to high quality service-learning and national service.

Settlement Music School
Settlement Music School is the largest community school of the arts in the United States. Settlement is dedicated to its mission of providing children and adults with the highest quality individual and group instruction and activity in music, dance and the related arts.

Shaping America’s Youth
Shaping America’s Youth (SAY) is a national cross-sector initiative to promote childhood and adolescent physical activity, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

Share Literacy

Share Literacy is a national non-profit dedicated to providing literacy services for at-risk children through discounted books and home literacy kits.

Simply Outrageous Youth
Simply Outrageous Youth utilizes an innovative and exciting method of teaching business, financial, and life skills. SOY teaches youth through fun, games, and role-playing and also offers a variety of programs that serve educators and children from ages 9 through 15.

SMILE is run by a group of science museums dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) out of the academic cloister and into the wider world. Their organizations are resource hubs for educational programs that involve people of all ages and backgrounds. Together they work to gather the best STEM education materials from the web, and encourage educators to both use and contribute to the growing collection.

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger.

Smithsonian Science
Smithsonian Science is a website produced by the Smithsonian’s Office of Public Affairs featuring stories, photos and videos of Smithsonian scientific research that asks questions and explores issues relevant to today, and pushes the boundaries of human knowledge.

Social Solutions
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. 

Society for Research in Child Development
The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.

Solutions for Progress, Inc.
Solutions for Progress, Inc. provides research, analysis, programming, development, maintenance, training, help desk, and marketing services. The also operate The Benefit Bank, which functions as a benefits eligibility screener, a benefits application filer, and as IRS-certified tax preparation software.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Key
As the Southeast Regional Key, PHMC offers technical assistance and professional development to childcare providers in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties through specialized staff as well as subcontractors. PHMC also evaluates providers to assess their quality levels based on the Keystone STARS system, an initiative of OCDEL to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

SparkAction, an online journalism and advocacy center, gathers, synthesizes, and promotes the best information on a range of child and youth issues across the development spectrum, from organizations and leaders across the country. Sign up to receive their newsletterSparkUpdate.

SPARK Program
Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging at-risk students through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships. is a key resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Its expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master “SPED” jargon.

Spiral Q
Spiral Q uses popular arts (parades, print, pageantry, puppets) to build an urban arts democracy rooted in principles of accessibility, inclusion, self-determination, collaboration, sustainability, and life long learning. Spiral Q works with reclaimed and recycled materials, teaches in schools and community organizations throughout the city, leads collaborative planning of giant public art projects, and supports creative community organizing.

Springboard Collaborative
Springboard Collaborative combines targeted student instruction with parent training in an incentivized system that closes the literacy gap.

SquashSmarts combines the sport of squash with academic tutoring and mentoring for under-served, urban youth in order to develop academic and athletic achievement.

Starfinder's soccer, educational, and personal development programs inspire young people from underserved communities to achieve success both on and off the field.

Start A Snowball, Inc.

Start A Snowball, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to empowering kids to engage in philanthropy. It provides funding for individuals and groups (classrooms, youth groups, etc.) to use as "seed money" for community-benefiting projects, and lets kids tell their stories of service to provide inspiration for others.

Startup Corps
Startup Corps was created to provide curriculum, workshops, mentorship, and micro-capital for high school students in Philadelphia who wish to launch micro-ventures.

State Child Welfare Policy Database

This easy-to-use website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states.

Statewide Afterschool Networks
This Web site has been developed to support the work of the Mott Foundation funded Statewide Afterschool Networks. Resources include: access network coverings, media, new network lead packets and other information.

Statistics in Schools

Statistics in Schools, from U.S. Census Bureau, invites you to educate your students about the value and everyday use of statistics. The SIS program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.


STEMconnector is "The one-stop for STEM Information." With an innovative product-line, STEMconnector works closely with corporations and other organizations to provide them with a set of tools and resources that support their corporate development, corporate structure, and smart STEM investments.

STEM City Phil

STEMCityPhil is a civic campaign to build collective public will for excellent STEM education and opportunities, ensuring that all Philadelphians can participate in the economy of today and tomorrow. 

STEM Education Coalition
STEM Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs., sponsored by Defined Learning, provides educators a resource to find relevant information, discussions, and news relating to the STEM education initiatives across the US.

STEM Education Institute
Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, the STEM Education Institute provides definitions, background information, links, curricula, and other helpful resources.

STEM Everywhere Video Series

Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. From science-based internships, to student-run makerspaces, to after-school activities, STEM is everywhere.

STEMfinity looks to provide today's youth with project-based tools to spark interest and passion in STEM. STEMfinity has hand-picked the best STEM kits available for Grades PreK-12 and has hundreds of affordable options for after-school programs, classrooms, homeschoolers, and individuals looking for inexpensive curriculum and hands-on material.

STEM Funding from AfterSchool Alliance
Getting funding and long-term stainability can feel daunting. AfterSchool Alliance has put together resources specifically for STEM afterschool program.

The mission of STEMispere is to provide access to all of the exceptional STEM education opportunities available in southwestern Pennsylvania by focusing on collaboration, great teaching, and inspired learning. STEMisphere is the central hub for the region’s STEM resources and acts as a directory for students, parents, educators and others who are interested in STEM education.

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can't help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

STEM-SMART is an online community that connects U.S. high school and college students with universities and businesses dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with the intent to increase the number of U.S. students, particularly girls and under-represented groups, in these disciplines.

Steppingstone Scholars
Steppingstone Scholars works with partner schools to create opportunities that lead to college for underserved students in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Step Up to STEM
Girard’s “Step up to STEM” uses proven, nationally recognized curriculum components to provide strong STEM education for Girard’s population of at-risk youth. “Step up” is an ongoing initiative launched in 2011-12.Girard College is a Grade 1-12 college prep academy, providing full-scholarship, residential education to academically capable students from vulnerable neighborhoods. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying., a Wallace Foundation website, provides users who want to develop their nonprofit financial management muscle with more than 60 free how-tos and tools and articles assembled by Fiscal Management Associates, a leading national consulting firm building nonprofit fiscal strength.

Student Leadership Consultant (SLC)
SLC's objective is to build a school-wide culture that fosters intrinsic motivation to achieve in all students, setting students up for success in high school, college, and beyond. To accomplish this goal, an SLC spends 30 hours per week at each partner school, working with school leadership, influential students, and teachers.

Student Science

A resource of the Society for Science and the Public, this site features information ranging from students studying luminescent fish to fun facts about the Eiffel Tower.

Student Paths
Student Paths partners with schools and educators to share its passion for better preparing students for their future in college, career, and life readiness.

Students Run Philly Style
Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. They pair volunteer running leaders with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency

SAMHSA hosts various national substance abuse awareness campaigns throughout the year and produces publications about engaging conversations about these topics.

Summer Search
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.


TCC Group
TCC Group's mission is to develop strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.

Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
Editorial Projects in Education Is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE's mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Teachers Lead Philly
Teachers Lead Philly facilitates research and discussion about effective professional collaboration.

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens., home of the National History Education Clearinghouse, is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible.

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM education is the country’s foremost innovator bringing STEM School design, STEM curriculum, and STEM instructional support to schools, districts, states and the federal government.

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. They provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners. Also, they publish a weekly newsletter for educators interested in anti-bias issues and related classroom materials.

TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation.

TEAtimes, the newsletter of The Education Alliance at Brown University, includes notices of upcoming web briefings, trainings and conferences, new research or resources related to education reform, and a range of information of interest related to district and school improvement.

Tech Impact
Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA) provides hands-on technology support to nonprofits via implementation and support of an organization’s entire technology infrastructure, either in the cloud or on-premise. They are the nonprofit behind as well as ITWorks, which is a 16 week training program to help young urban adults (18-24) move into an IT career.

TechSoup connects nonprofits and public libraries with technology products, plus the learning resources needed to make informed decisions about technology. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services, including high-quality refurbished hardware, and software from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.

To Our Children's Future With Health.
To Our Children’s Future With Health (TOCFWH) is a community based non-profit agency serving over 1500 youth, adults, and families in West and North Philadelphia and Harlem, New York since 1992. provides resources, such as “99 Tools for Online Teaching,” to help make things clearer when it comes to online education and higher education in general.

Trans Student Educational Resources

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER supplies trans-related information and support for teachers, advocacy organizations, and promotes trans awareness in the media. Their website includes model policies, infographics, and a resource database for websites and LGBTQ youth camps.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, workshops for youths and ally adults, and other community resources to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, mental health concerns, and suicide prevention.

Triangle Coalition
Triangle Coalition is comprised of member organizations that represent a wide range of businesses, education alliances, nonprofit organizations, and STEM societies from across the nation. Members share a common interest in furthering STEM education in the United States through communication, advocacy, and programs.

Triple Threat Foundation
Triple Threat Foundation is committed to serving youth in and around the Philadelphia area in education, basketball/athletics, and life.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid programs and career assessment tools. Sign up to learn about 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion to help pay for college.

Turning Point CT

Turning Point offers online support through forums to youth struggling with mental health issues. It also offers questions and answers, stories of other youth, and a resource page to find treatment or community supports.

Tutor/Mentor Connection News
Tutor/Mentor Connection News, produced by T/MC, discusses how leaders, volunteers and donors provide on-going support for more and better volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring programs in underserved communities.


The Ultimate Sports Parent
The Ultimate Sports Parent website provides sports parents and coaches practical advice and tips on how to improve young athletes’ confidence, success and happiness in sports with simple sports psychology strategies.

Understanding Science
To understand science, just look around you. This website will help you learn more about science as a process of learning about the natural world, and access the parts of science that affect your life.

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
The mission of United Communities is to work in partnership with the various communities for social and economic justice and to foster harmony for building self-sustaining communities through advocacy, economic programs, social programs, and educational opportunities.

United States Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults. OAH also has many resources related to healthy relationships.

United States Dream Academy
The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after-school enrichment program that provides homework assistance, character building, healthy eating education, healthy snacks, the use of technology, and mentoring to children of incarcerated parents and children falling behind in school. 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) seeks to engage communities and provide tools, services, and expertise that can enable individuals and families to become stronger and more independent.

The United Way Out-of-School Time Kit
This toolkit is a resource to United Ways and their community partners who seek to deepen their out-of-school time efforts so that more young people have access to quality programs.

United We Serve, the online home of United We Serve, is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America.

The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia
The UCCP prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders and collaborates with organizations to create cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth, thereby building stronger communities. Also, you can subscribe to UCCP's e-newsletter, Partners for Change.

University of Pennsylvania: Office of Equity and Access Programs
The Office of Equity and Access provides professional guidance to scholars of all ages and backgrounds through an extensive array of services and programs.

The University of Scranton

This website is a part of the University of Scranton and can be useful for individuals looking for online business and leadership resources. It offers information on trends in the field and help while getting your online business degree.

Up2Us supports youth development programs that use sports to improve the lives of kids across the country.

Upward Bound
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

Urban Blazers
Urban Blazers serves young people from Philadelphia’s most under-resourced communities through programs consisting of experiential education that are typically delivered through outdoor activities that serve as hands-on learning environments.

The Urban League of Philadelphia
The Urban League of Philadelphia works within the Philadelphia public school system to provide programs that enhance the standards academic format and create a college-going culture. These programs include: Childcare Information ServicesCommunity Scholars ProgramGear UpProject Ready, and Urban Green League.

The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. Policy areas include Children and Youth, Families and Parenting, and Education.

USA Funds
USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access, and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.

Using Data in the Classroom
Today's information technology provides many new mechanisms for collecting, manipulating, and aggregating data. In addition, large on-line data repositories provide the opportunity for totally new kinds of student experiences. This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom.


Vera Institute of Justice
Vera works to promote the well-being and safety of children and youth by making the government systems they are involved in more equitable and humane in policy and practice.

Voices for America’s Children
Voices for America’s Children is the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. They lead advocacy efforts at the community, state, and federal levels to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable, and their families.

Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits
Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation comprised of CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers dedicated to providing pro bono accounting consulting and training to nonprofit organizations.

Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2015

This site is home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis. 

Vote Kids
The Vote Kids Action Fund is a Political Action Committee devoted to making children a political priority and demanding that public officials support better policies for kids.


The Wallace Foundation 
The Wallace Foundation is a grantmaking and resource organization focusing on education and enrichment programs for children, particularly those living in distressed urban areas. They also develop and test promising ideas on the ground, study the results, research related issues – and share what they learn broadly to help improve children’s lives. Included on their website are resources for nonprofit financial management.

We Can! 
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries, academic mentoring, and after-school enrichment.

What Matters – United Way
What Matters, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), highlights important happenings -- new programs, events, and opportunities -- that help residents of southeastern Pennsylvania improve their quality of life.

What’s New at the Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)
What’s New at FINE (Family Involvement Network of Educators), sponsored by the Harvard family Research Project (HFRP), represents a national network of over 3,000 people interested in promoting strong partnerships between children's educators, their families, and their communities.

White House Women in STEM

This website has several recorded stories of women who have worked for the United States government in science, technology, engineering, or math positions. The aim of this site is to encourage young women to pursue a career in science.

Whole Child
ASCD's monthly e-mail newsletter will help you stay up to date on policies and practices, data, strategies, tools, and important actions to help ensure that each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Whyville is the premier educational virtual world for children ages 8 to 15. Whyville's citizens come from all over the world to socialize, have fun, and explore topics in science, economics, citizenship and more.

WHYY Afterschool: Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons
WHYY Afterschool, also known as the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, offers free hands-on training in documentary production, studio production, and radio production for teens, grades 10-12. Also, WHYY Young Journalists Summer Camp and WHYY Film Academy are intensive summer production experiences for area teens. The after-school programs are free. Scholarships are available for summer camps.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a grantmaking organization with emphases on the following areas: Education & Learning; Food, Health & Well-Being; and Family Economic Security.

Women’s Sports Foundation 
Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

Wooden Boat Factory
The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory is a maritime education organization whose mission is to engage the city’s youth through hands-on, experiential programming inspired by the heritage of the sea.

WorkReady Philadelphia 
WorkReady summer programs are paid, six-week experiences that give young people, ages 14 to 21, the opportunity to learn and earn in corporate or community-based settings. There are several different kinds of programs, including internships, academically focused, service learning experiences.

Work to Ride
Work to Ride (WTR) is a community-based prevention program that aids disadvantaged urban youth though constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports, and education.


Y-Coach provides a database of coaching information geared towards young athletes.

YESPhilly is a place for young adults who have dropped out of school to get an education and support to get into college or get a job. Everyone at YESPhilly also participates in their media arts studios and has counseling support.

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA offers a wide range of sports programs and camps for children and teens. For adults and seniors, the Y has personal training, a variety of group exercise classes, wellness orientations, and free babysitting services.

Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

Young Audiences, the region's largest arts education organization, offers interactive workshops for youths and educators and performances by professional artists to engage youth in compelling learning environments.

Your Part-Time Controller
Your Part-Time Controller helps nonprofit organizations with their accounting. If you are an executive director or a board member of a nonprofit organization, they can help you to have an efficient, effective financial department.

Youth Action
Founded by young alumni of the Tavis Smiley Foundation in 2003, Youth Action is a youth-led Philadelphia community development organization operated solely by high school and college students that works to empower young African Americans to become socially, economically, and civically aware.

YouthBuild USA is a national nonprofit organization that works to unleash the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives.

Youth Development Insight Blog
In this blog, youth development educators offer their views on what is happening in the field of youth development, with an eye to evidence-based research, written by themselves and others in our field. Comments are welcomed.

Youth, Education, and Families Institute Newsletter
This monthly newsletter of the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) highlights new publications and tools, invitations to the Institute’s monthly audioconference series, and news about the Institute’s technical assistance initiatives and peer networking opportunities. 

Youth Emergency Service (YES)
Youth Emergency Service (YES) is a shelter in the Philadelphia area offering immediate housing to homeless and runaway youth. Each year, YES provides a safe and supportive environment, on-site medical treatment, counseling, educational enrichment, and recreational opportunities to more than 400 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18.

Youth Fitness Coalition
Youth Fitness Coalition's Project ACES program (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) underscores the need for daily, quality physical education in our schools.

Youth Giving

Youth Giving is a unique gathering place where young people and adults interested in grantmaking can explore stories of giving, learn from experts, and discover opportunities to raise their voices.

Youth Mentoring Partnership (YMP)
Youth Mentoring Partnership (YMP) programs help youth master goal setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character through intense physical fitness and sports.

Youth Service America
Youth Service America (YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of opportunities for American youth, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.

Youth Sports Club
Youth Sports Club strives to provide youth sports' parents and coaches the very best instructional tools and equipment on the market.

Youth Sports Research Council
The Youth Sports Research Council develops, synthesizes, and disseminates scientific research about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents.

Youth Sports Safety Alliance
The Youth Sports Safety Alliance works to raise awareness, advance legislation, and improve medical care for young athletes across the country. The YSSA was spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and now includes more than 70 member organizations.

Youth Today
Youth Today is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that is read by thousands ofprofessionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today OST Hub

The OST Hub provides resources, research, articles, program examples, and professional development opportunities in the field of out-of-school time (OST). The Hub topics change with trends in the field, but are currently “Language and Literacy,” “Program Quality,” and “Youth Leadership”.

Youth Work Central

Youth Work Central brings together people, expertise, and resources for youth workers' continued professional development.

You for Youth
This site will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. 


ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Zhang Sah
Zhang Sah provides innovative programming that combines education, positive youth development, martial arts, and fitness to help individuals become both physically and mentally progressive and to perfect their character.