Supporting Partners


Since 2000 ArtWell has grown to partner with over 395 organizations using a preventive, educational, arts-oriented approach to reach under-served communities and serve more than 33,500 participants in the Greater Philadelphia region. ArtWell's mission is to support young people through arts education and creative reflection to discover their strengths, face complex challenges, and awaken their dreams.
ArtWell has partnered with Memphis Street since 2014 through their Art of Growing Leaders rites of passage and leadership development program, and HeartBeat, a percussion and song-writing program. 

Education & Health Innovations (Ed Plus)

Education & Health Innovations operates School-based Health Centers in Philadelphia schools including Memphis Street Academy. Serving students with a higher level of care through the school nurse's office, students receive primary care including acute sick care, preventive well-child care if they are behind as well as State-mandated pediatric vaccines, and chronic care management. Education & Health Innovations also provides post-secondary access to Philadelphians through partnership with community partners and Harcum College, and founded and leads the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal and Lab.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Founded in New York City in 1987 by Steve Mariotti, a former entrepreneur turned high school math teacher in the South Bronx, NFTE began as a program to prevent dropouts and improve academic performance among students who were at risk of failing or quitting school.
Combining his business background with his desire to teach at-risk students, Steve discovered that when young people from low-income communities are given the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, their innate "street smarts" can easily develop into "academic starts" and "business smarts." Through entrepreneurship, young people discover that what they are learning in the classroom is relevant to the real world. By teaching the entrepreneurial mindset, NFTE provides young people with tools and attitudes to overcome adversity and address future personal, economic, community and global challenges.
Watch a video HERE created by NFTE highlighting phenomenal Memphis students and teachers or visit the student blog HERE.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building. 

Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic (PROPAC)

The Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic Association merged to combine their community efforts to better the neighborhood.

Portside Arts Center

Their mission is to empower the children and adults of their community with opportunities to develop their artistic abilities, awaken the imagination, and build self-esteem and confidence. Through the Arts they provide a safe haven for the community to nurture creativity, diversity, literacy and health for the betterment of all.  

Vetri Foundation

Vetri Community Partnership was founded in 2008 by renowned chef Marc Vetri and business partner Jeff Benjamin to empower children and families through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education. Today, its school lunch program, after-school programs, culinary arts training programs and summer programs serve more than 5,900 students at 45 schools. If the fall of 2015, Vetri Community Partnership partnered with Lintons Managed Services to bring its Eatiquette scratch-made, family-style lunch program to Memphis Street Academy's 830 students. 

Expanded List of Supporting Partners

American Reading Company
DEA Dance Program
Education Plus
Franklin Institute
Lintons Managed Services
National Nursing Centers Consortium
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Neubauer Family Foundation
New Kensington Community Development Corporation
Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders
Philadelphia Charters for Excellence
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Zoo
Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic
Schools that Can
Students Run Philly Style
Sunday Suppers
Teach for America
Temple Teacher Residency
Temple University
Vetri Community Partnership
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
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