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    Philadelphia Academies Inc.

    Philadelphia Academies Inc.


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...1500 JFK BLVD SUITE 312
    Philadelphia PA 19102-1733


    Philadelphia PA | IRS ruling year: 1983 | EIN: 22-2442433  


    Philadelphia Academies, Inc. designs and implements industry informed, career-connected learning strategies for schools that position young people for success in post-secondary education and the workforce.

    Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI) was founded in 1969 to address the dropout crisis plaguing Philadelphia schools. The initial thrust of PAI's work was on implementation and management of Career Academies, a specific model of career-connected learning created by PAI's founders that has since been put into action in over 8,000 schools nationally. While still providing technical assistance in implementing the Academy Model, PAI has now created a more diverse portfolio of career-connected services offered outside the Academy framework that provide varying levels of engagement and structure: Work-Based Learning, Career Pathways and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.

    PAI envisions a world where all young people have the skills, resources and networks to reach their full potential.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 79%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Philadelphia Academies Inc. has earned a 79% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 87.80% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.05 years - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 10.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 8.79% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 80.60% - 8.74/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -13.94% - 0/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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