PSP Launches Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund to Reignite Student Learning

Philadelphia area donors have come together to launch the Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund, aimed at meeting the immediate needs of low-income students and families across the city during the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing resources to support schools and teachers when they eventually transition students back to full-time learning environments.

If you want to join this collaborative effort and jump-start student learning in schools of all types across the city, please contact Marlah Bonner-McDuffie (217-384-0912).

Our mission is to improve outcomes for low-income students and respond to the demand of families by expanding access to great schools. In pursuing our mission, we leverage our investments in three primary ways:

Investing in Great Schools

PSP accelerates the growth of high-performing schools in Philadelphia and creates the conditions for great schools to thrive.

Developing Skilled Urban Educators

PSP supports programs that prepare and develop teachers and leaders for the rigors of working in urban schools.


PSP provides Philadelphia families the information and tools needed to discover the best schools for their children.

Find out which schools PSP has helped to
create, grow and improve across Philadelphia.



PSP has invested in 68 schools of all types (public district, public charter, and private) across Philadelphia.



Since 2011, PSP has invested over $80 million in schools of all types to improve educational outcomes of children in Philadelphia



As a result of PSP’s investments, more than 27,500 students are enrolled in better schools


Annually, over 200,000 people learn about and apply to great schools through the free resources provided by GreatPhillySchools