Great Schools Fund invests in DePaul Catholic School

Today we announced our Great Schools Fund will invest $500,000 in DePaul Catholic School to start a blended-learning program to improve students’ academic performance and help expand the Germantown-based elementary school.

Read more about our investment in the innovative school model in today’s Inquirer.

DePaul is one of 14 Catholic elementary schools that recently joined a new nonprofit, Independence Mission Schools (IMS), focused on providing high-quality education to students in disadvantaged communities. The grant will help DePaul accelerate student learning with technology and keep operating costs low while the school grows to 540 students.

Learn more about IMS here, and contact us to get involved in our effort to ensure every child in Philadelphia can attend a great school.

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