Educational Institutions

Philadelphia Futures

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.philadelphiafutures.org

Mission Statement

Philadelphia Futures provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college.

Working with volunteer mentors, donors, and school and college personnel in direct service to students, in partnership with educational institutions, and in advocacy activities in the broader community, Philadelphia Futures increases the percentage of Philadelphia graduates prepared for higher education, while simultaneously reducing the institutional barriers to their academic success. Our organization operates on the belief that a college education is the portal to economic self-sufficiency and a satisfying life.

Main Programs

  1. Sponsor-A-Scholar
  2. College Connection
  3. Outreach Futures
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Futures serves Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college high school students.

ruling year

1949

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Joan C. Mazzotti

Keywords

Self-reported

White-Williams Scholars, secondary education, achievement, stipends, poverty, youth at risk, college prep, mentor

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Also Known As

White-Williams Scholars

EIN

23-1365983

 Number

8287779497

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Sponsor-A-Scholar

Sponsor-A-Scholar is a comprehensive, individualized college access and success program serving promising students attending Philadelphia’s public high schools. Students enter the Program in 9th grade and receive the support, resources and opportunities they need to be admitted to and succeed in college.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Budget

Program 2

College Connection

College Connection is a new program that offers personalized guidance to support the college success of high-achieving students attending Philadelphia’s public, public charter and parochial high schools. Students enter the Program in 11th grade and must meet academic requirements to be admitted. College Connection students will have access to a range of resources and one-on-one support to help them navigate the college admissions process, transition to college and earn their degrees.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Outreach Futures

Outreach Futures is Philadelphia Futures’ new initiative to bring its expertise in supporting the college aspirations of first-generation-to-college students to the broader community. Philadelphia Futures will work with community partners to offer customized programming, workshops and resources to Philadelphia high school students and their families as they navigate the college admissions process. College retention services also are available.

Outreach Futures produces Step Up to College, Philadelphia's comprehensive college guidance resource for college-bound students. The Step Up to College Guide is available, without cost, to Philadelphia's students and their families. It's content is also available on Facebook and Twitter and through text message updates.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Futures serves Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college high school students.

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Financials

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PHILADELPHIA FUTURES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Philadelphia Futures

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Joan C. Mazzotti

BIO

Joan C. Mazzotti is the Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization that provides Philadelphia’s low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. In 2011 Mazzotti led the merger of Philadelphia Futures and White-Williams Scholars. Today the organization has an annual budget of $3 million, a staff of 30 and net assets of over $10 million.

Mazzotti joined Philadelphia Futures in 2000 as its Executive Director after a career of 23 years practicing law at ARAMARK Corporation. At ARAMARK, Mazzotti held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of ARAMARK’s Food and Support Services Group, then a $5.3 billion operating segment of the Company, and managed a department of 20.

She served as chairwoman of the Rider University Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2002, and was a Trustee from 1996 to 2005. In 2006, Mazzotti, along with her husband, Michael Kelly, established the Mazzotti Awards in Women's Leadership to provide leadership development opportunities for Rider's women faculty and administrators. Mazzotti has been recognized with many awards and honors throughout her career, including the Social Entrepreneurship Award from The Manhattan Institute in 2005, and in 2014, she received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Rider University.

Mazzotti holds a B.A., Political Science from Rider University and a J.D., from Villanova University, School of Law. She is married, lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania and has one son.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Laura A Williamson

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