– Works with the School District to prevent disruptions to a child’s education when they are placed in DHS care
– ESC liaisons can help with academic problems, attendance/truancy, transportation to/from school, support for children with special education needs. Call (215) 683-4001 or OCFCommunications@phila.gov
Anyone can make the referral, but permission to evaluate must come from the education decision maker (biological parent, another EDM, etc., not the foster/resource parent). If there are delays in psycho-educational testing after the permission to evaluate has happened, it can be helpful to contact ELC § ELC Education Rights Helpline: 215-238-6970, firstname.lastname@example.org
-ESC Cognito Referral Form https://bit.ly/ocf_esc
Click on link for info about programs for summer learning and enrichment. Call 215-400-4180
At Mighty Writers, we teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity so they can achieve success. We host writing workshops in and around Philadelphia, PA and distribute groceries, diapers and other essentials to families in our communities. All of our programs are free for students and families. We are located in Germantown, West Philly, North Philly, South Ninth Street, and virtually. Email email@example.com, call 267-239-0899, or visit mightywriters.org for more info.
Promoting fairness and quality education in the public school system, and helping families understand and enforce their legal rights, from prompt early intervention services, children whose native language is not English, and children with disabilities- 1800 JFK Blvd., Suite 1900-A – 215-238-6970
Answers all questions related to public education
For ALL languages, click https://www.philasd.org/languagepages/
• Albanian* –215-400-8480
• Chinese* – 215 400-8482
• French* – 215 400-8483
• Khmer* – 215 400-8484
• Russian* – 215 400-8485
• Spanish – 215 400-8489
• Vietnamese* – 215-400-8487
• Arabic: 215-400-8481
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing leadership, intellectual and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere. Multiple programs for youth development- 4322 N. 5th St. 3rd Floor-215-455-1300. www.aspira.org/
Keystone Scholars is an investment in every Pennsylvania baby’s bright future, including yours.
Keystone Scholars provides $100 for every baby born to a PA family on or after January 1, 2019 to be used for your child’s future post-secondary education expenses. The $100 is invested and will grow alongside your child. Your Keystone Scholars account can be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, fees, books, and more at a vocational or technical school, apprenticeship, community college, or four-year university. Go to https://www.pa529.com/keystone/ and start your child’s future now.
Main phone number for most issues relating to Philadelphia school system- 800-879-2301 https://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Special%20Education/Complaints/Pages/ConsultLine.aspx
The Special Education Consult Line handbook click here and in Spanish, here
The Office of Diverse Learners is committed to the educational, social, physical, and emotional well being of students within the School District of Philadelphia. The OSS provides comprehensive special education, behavioral health, school health, and prevention/intervention programs. 215-400-4170