In keeping with our founding spirit, all proceeds from our events are donated to nonprofit recipients that help young people in Philadelphia grow, learn, and create great things…together.
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory provides after-school and summer programs for high school youth from low wealth communities in the City’s northern neighborhoods. These teenage apprentices are immersed in the maritime arts including traditional wooden boat building, competitive sailing, and environmental sciences. The program’s theory of change is rooted in a strength-based approach to positive youth development. Youth are given the love and support to excel, add beauty to our world, build resilience and thrive.
Past Charity Parners
The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT)
A Model of Innovation and Achievement
The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology®(PCAT) offers children, youth and adults the opportunity to develop the academic, work, and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Once an old warehouse, the building that houses PCAT is now a high-tech, state-of-the-art learning space, where youth receive academic instruction and personalized attention from caring adults, explore career pathways, and ready themselves for skilled positions in the high-growth fields of the arts, science, technology, and emerging “green” trades. PCAT is also a resource for students with more complex educational, social, or family issues; staff connect such individuals with appropriate supports in the community.
By design, PCAT programs expose community members to areas of study and career opportunities seldom available to inner city populations. To accomplish this, PCAT relies on many regional organizations, businesses, and universities to provide world-class programming aligned with youth’s interests and linked to post-secondary opportunities.
Scribe Video Center!
Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 as a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment. Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production, including classes in computer-based interactive media. Scribe gives emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities.