Sunrise @ Southwark

  • 2017-03-23-Sunrise-7

Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, and K-2Program Tags: Literacy and South Philly

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  • Sunrise Afterschool and Summer Program activities engage kindergarten through eighth grade students in Structured Activities and 21st Century Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) workshops in high-interest areas such as DJing/beat-making, LEGO Robotics and Minecraft Programming. Additional activities include literacy activities, Debate Club, partnerships with community organizations such as ArtWell, Mural Arts, FirstHand Philly and the Claymobile. We also offer technology, free time, outdoor recreation and homework help. Through weekly JumpStart workshops, participants explore career interests, build 21st Century skills, and learn about options for high school and accessing college. Targeted JumpStart summer programming also supports students entering high school to develop the academic and social competencies to survive and thrive in high school.


    Organization Name: Sunrise of Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: 907 Cantrell Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19148
    Organization Phone Number: 215-952-2730
    Short Description of Organization:

    The mission of Sunrise of Philadelphia is to support youth who face adversity discover their strengths, experience success, and prepare for their future. Since 1999, we have provided high-quality educational and youth development programs. Sunrise has a proven track record and strong working relationships within the South Philadelphia neighborhood where we provide academic enrichment, career and college programming, and workforce development to over 700 youth annually.

    Program Street Address: 1835 South 9th Street
    Program Phone Number: 215-910-2528
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    If you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:

    ArtWell, First Hand, Fleisher Art Memorial

    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Robotics
    • STEAM (STEM with Art)
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): South Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • After school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Sunrise has always focused on inclusion and providing programming for all students. We work closely with case workers, councilors, and other organizations to serve all students interested in programming. We welcome and coordinate with students TSS workers or other therapeutic support staff to ensure they feel welcome and included in all activities.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No students walk to our program.



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, and K-2
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