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City of Philadelphia

Power Partners Program


Power Partners, a major component of PHILADELPHIA READS' volunteer efforts, matches local corporations, law firms, banks, public agencies, and other professional organizations with children from public school classrooms for weekly reading sessions. The staff members participate in a one hour orientation and subsequently are placed at a conveniently located school.  The coaches and students meet once a week, from October to May, for a one on one coaching session that is about 45 minutes in length. The sessions take place in a central office location or staff offices.

A commitment to participate is requested.  If you are a local company or organization and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Adrienne Jacoby at

215-279-7523  or


PHILADELPHIA READS' Power Partners 2009- 2010 include:

  • Arkema

  • Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll, LLP

  • Bank of America

  • Blank Rome LLP

  • Dechert LLP

  • Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP

  • Duane Morris LLP

  • Elsivier Inc

  • Exelon Business Services

  • First Judicial District Court of Common Pleas

  • First Judicial District-City Hall ? Office of Mental Health

  • Independence Blue Cross - Blue Crew

  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads

  • National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Office of Curriculum and Instruction - School District of Philadelphia

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership

  • PNC Center City

  • PNC Eastwick

  • PNC New Jersey

  • Prudential Financial

  • Reed Smith LLP

  • Rohm and Haas (Dow)

  • Saul Ewing, LLP

  • US Court of Appeals

  • US Attorney's Office

  • US Environmental Protection Agency