Casey Announces Over $15 Million in Grants Going to Philadelphia Schools to Promote Safety

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $15,033,797 to seven schools in Philadelphia to reduce violence and improve educational outcomes.

“Ensuring our children receive a quality education in a safe environment is vital to the future strength of our communities and our nation,” said Senator Casey. “I am pleased to see funds going to the Philadelphia schools most in need of support in order to prevent violence and promote a nurturing education system.”

The federal grants will be used to reduce violence and support educational opportunities within these schools through strategies such as anti-bullying education, peer mentoring and crisis management. Expected outcomes for the initiative include decreased dropout rates, a reduction in school violence and improved student behavior and academic performance.

Funds have been awarded to the following schools in the School District of Philadelphia:

School

Amount

Germantown High School

$2,312,892

John Bartram High School

$2,312,892

Overbrook High School

$2,312,892  

Thomas FitzSimons High School

$2,312,892 

University City High School

$2,312,892

West Philadelphia High School

$2,312,892

Abraham Lincoln High School

$1,156,445

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