Spotlight

Big Picture Philadelphia

Our Mission Big Picture Philadelphia (BPP) provides transformative educational experiences for under-served high school youth through proven, sustainable educational practices and in so doing, contributes to Philadelphia’s city-wide educational reform efforts. In 2009 BPP opened El Centro for students who had previously disengaged or disconnected from high school. In 2017 BPP opened Vaux BPHS, a

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JEVS Human Services

Our Mission JEVS Human Services believes in giving people possibilities—opportunities to be self-sufficient and satisfied. Each year we touch nearly 25,000 lives, focusing on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions including unemployment and underemployment. Our services include programs providing skills development, job readiness and career services,

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Our Mission The Frankford Community Development Corporation is dedicated to the asset-based development of Lower Northeast Philadelphia through job creation, affordable and workforce housing development, and the creative and sustainable improvement of public space. Current programs and projects include: commercial corridor management, supportive housing services, workforce development, Reimagining Margaret-Orthodox, and Gillingham Court. Reimagining Margaret-Orthodox (pictured)

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Our Mission Riverbend teaches environmental principles through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens. Our nature-based STEM education programs foster an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of our total environment. We believe that instilling a love of nature and increasing environmental literacy is at

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HealthSpark Foundation

Our Mission HealthSpark Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations, networks, and coalitions promoting a more just and healthy community. As a private, independent foundation serving Montgomery County, HealthSpark Foundation provides grant funding to support community initiatives and bolsters systems change in the social safety net through training, research, convenings, and advocacy. What LS&A has done for

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Our Mission NephCure Kidney International’s mission is to accelerate research for effective treatments for rare forms of Nephrotic Syndrome, and to provide education and support that will improve the lives of those affected by these protein-spilling kidney diseases. As the primary advocate and catalyst among key stakeholders in the Nephrotic Syndrome community, NephCure strives to

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Our Mission The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a globally recognized not-for-profit standards development organization with over 24,000 members, 1,200 volunteers, and 250+ products. CLSI standards are recognized by laboratories, accreditors, and government agencies around the world as the best way to improve medical laboratory testing. Through the work of their volunteers, CLSI

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Yeshivat Maharat

Our Mission Maharat’s mission is to educate, ordain and invest in passionate and committed Orthodox women who model a dynamic Judaism to inspire and support individuals and communities. Founded in 2009, it was the first Orthodox institution to offer rabbinic ordination to women. Maharat hosts full time and part time ordination programs as well as

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Our Mission The African American Museum in Philadelphia brings diverse communities together in greater appreciation of the Black experience through the combined narrative of art, culture and historical witness. What LS&A has done for us Laura and her team’s work has been instrumental, enabling the museum to undertake innovative endeavors with the assurance that we

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Our Mission The Israel Guide Dog Center improves the quality of life of visually impaired Israelis by providing them with independence, mobility, self confidence and companionship through the use of guide dogs. They also provide PTSD Service Dogs to soldiers who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Emotional Support Dogs to children with autism or

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