Graduate! Philadelphia: Helping Adults Go Back To and Through College
Graduate! Philadelphia works in partnership with a consortium of colleges with proven success in their adult-focused programming such as online learning, evening classes, accelerated programs, and acceptance of prior credits and life experiences. These partners include:
- Alvernia University
- Bloomberg University
- Cabrini College
- Chestnut Hill College
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Peirce College
- Penn State World Campus
- Philadelphia University
- Rosemont College
- Temple University
- Thomas Edison State College
- West Chester University
Graduate! Philadelphia’s services can be tailored to meet the needs of our individual corporate clients. Our work covers four major stages: Explore and Prepare; Enroll; Persist; and Graduate. We provide support in-person, by phone, email and online, to remove the barriers facing adult students: ever-expanding yet unorganized information on resourced, financial issues, time and logistics constraints, academic preparation, and anxiety. Staff advisors and college partner advisors follow and support Comebackers from the initial contact through their college graduation. Advisors have expertise in academic advising, financial aid, learning strategies, retention, academic remediation, and have experience in a variety of two and four year college environments, helping Comebackers find the best fit college and academic program.
Attracting and maintaining a talented workforce is critical to the success of our City and our neighborhoods. Many adults are motivated to return to complete their degree, whether for personal satisfaction or for job advancement. An increasing number of local companies are offering their employees the opportunity to pursue a college education at little or no cost in order to maintain a competitive edge. DVIRC members, let us help you realize the best return on your investment in tuition assistance programs by collaborating to develop a driven, knowledgeable, and innovative labor force.
Please check out our website www.graduatephiladelphia.org or call Barbara Mattleman, Executive Director, at 267.252.1537 to explore partnership options.