Diplomas NOW

Diplomas Now

Diplomas Now is a proven approach to helping the toughest schools in America’s largest cities ensure that students graduate ready for college or career. It is the first fully-integrated approach that improves a school’s curriculum and instruction as it provides the right students with the right support at the right time.

Diplomas Now benefits students, their schools and their communities. For students, this means graduating with a meaningful diploma, ready for the future. For schools, it means raising achievement scores and graduation rates and letting teachers teach by providing extra adults to help meet students’ social and emotional needs. For the community, it means decreased dropout rates, a better trained workforce, and new generation of local leaders.

This innovative school turnaround model unites unique arranged partnerships among: Communities In Schools, Talent Development, City Year and The Philadelphia Education Fund.

The partnership combines evidenced-based, comprehensive school improvements with an early warning system which tracks and addresses behavior, attendance, reading and math skills, and utilizes national service and integrated student services designed to help students who may not be on track for staying in school to get back on track and progress towards high school graduation and college or career preparations.

This program operates at the following schools:

  • Feltonville Arts and Sciences Middle School
  • Dimner Beeber Middle School
  • Rhodes Middle School
  • Anna H. Shaw Middle School
  • Grover Washington Middle School
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School

For more information, please contact Todd Milhollen.