Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy Fundraiser
Port Richmond Partnership Leadership AcademyLed by Wagner College, this unique program for high school students is designed to deepen participants' academic abilities as well as develop their community capacity-building skills to affect positive change locally. Watch Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy
The mission of the Port Richmond Partnership is to encourage sustainable relationships among members of the Port Richmond and Wagner College communities to enhance student learning and raise civic awareness, while also supporting collaborations that address significant challenges and establish measurable impacts in five high need areas: arts, education, health, economic development and immigration.
VisionThe Port Richmond Partnership seeks to develop collaborative programs that contribute to school improvement, economic growth, health care enhancement, and immigration reform; play a significant role in advancing research and inquiry about pressing community issues; and build mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular placements for Wagner College students to broaden their experiences and strengthen a wide variety of community-based services. The Port Richmond Partnership offers the following opportunities:
- Curricular and co-curricular based placements for Wagner College faculty, students, and staff
- Professional development activities for area students, teachers, educational personnel, and organizational leaders
- Cooperative programs to forward arts initiatives, school improvement, economic development, immigration reform and health promotion efforts
- Research, data collection and dissemination
The Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy (PRPLA) is a two year commitment with a four-week summer intensive program, aimed to enhance and enrich the achievement of Port Richmond High School rising juniors and seniors. The Academy was established by Wagner College and the New World Foundation COIN Program in the fall of 2013, and is continually supported by a generous donation made by the Dugan family. It is truly unique program designed to deepen participants academic abilities as well as develop community capacity building skills to affect positive, local change. Academy participants are immersed in two innovative, high school and college courses during the summer, complete a focused community advocacy project or internship, and engage in civic learning field trips throughout the summer and academic year. This opportunity is in alignment with the vision and goals of the 30,000 Degrees initiative.