Education First Compact

The Philadelphia Education Fund recognizes that school systems, especially those that serve urban districts and low-income families, cannot succeed without the support and engagement of their broad civic community. This community includes representatives from non-profits, the corporate sector, School District, universities, as well as policy makers, advocates, community members, teachers and researchers.

The Education First Compact brings together these diverse stakeholders at a monthly roundtable focusing on important education policy issues in the city. Featuring presentations by one or more thought leaders as well as constructive dialogue between participants, the Compact is a great forum to share progress on collective impact efforts, get feedback from stakeholders, and connect with other entities in the city or region that might partner on and support work that affects our schools. 

Sign up to receive updates about upcoming Compact meetings.


  • April 6, 2017: Reading is Writing
  • May 4, 2017: Dollars and Sense Funding for Philadelphia Education
  • June 1, 2017:Community Schools One Year Later

All meetings are held at in the Lobby of the Ed Fund’s headquarters at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia from 7:45 - 10:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. 

 If you have questions or would like more information about the Education First Compact and its meetings or wish to serve as fiscal sponsor of a meeting, please contact Daniel Schiff, Director for Research, Evaluation, and Planning, at or 215-665-1400 ext.