Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy

The Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy was established by Wagner College and the New World Foundation COIN Program in the fall of 2013.

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The Port Richmond Leadership Academy is a three year commitment with a  five-week summer intensive  program, aimed to enhance and enrich the achievement of Port Richmond High School rising juniors and seniors, and future college first year students. The Academy is a truly unique program designed to deepen participants academic abilities as well as develop community capacity building skills to affect positive change locally. Academy participants are immersed in two  innovative, credit-bearing high school or college courses during the summer intensive, in addition to completing a focused community advocacy project or internships and engaging in civic learning field trips throughout the summer and academic year.

Who is a Port Richmond Leader?

A Port Richmond Leader is a rising junior who is seeking a rewarding summer experience on Wagner College’s beautiful campus! We are looking for students who are committed to strengthening their academic performance, attending college, and most importantly, demonstrate an interest in affecting local change through community-based work. There is no GPA requirement for applicants.

Why should you choose the Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy for your summer experience?

The Port Richmond Leadership Academy has been especially designed to reflect the energy, passion, and potential of Port Richmond youth as well as the vibrant community rich with history and culture connection.

  • full-tuition scholarships to Wagner College are available to those students who complete three years of the program

  • guaranteed internship experiences will set you apart as an applicant in the college admissions process

  • weeks of residential immersion on the stunning Wagner College campus will give you an idea of the campus life experience prior to committing to a university (housing, meals, and transportation are all included!)

  • full semester of college course work will be under your belt over the course of two summers in the Academy

  • cost to you and your family

Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy
Summer 2015

July 2015
5th * All participants move into Wagner residence hall
6th * Class & community based project begins
19th * Participants move out of residence hall
* Academy continues on July 20th
August 2015
7th * Summer Academy ends


To Apply

Deadline to apply for the award is April 10th, 2015. All students will be notified by May 1st, 2015, of the status of their applications via email.

Students interested in applying must complete the Port Richmond Partnership Summer Leadership Academy Form  on the Wagner College Center for Leadership and Community Engagement website. The top 20 applicants will be asked to participate in a face to face interview on Wednesday, April 20th, 2015 from 9am - 3pm at Port Richmond High School.  Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

All applications will be judged by the academy leadership team made up of representatives from Port Richmond High School and Wagner College.

Port Richmond Leadership Academy: Pathway to College and Community Success