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:



Germantown High School


John Bartram High School


Overbrook High School


Thomas FitzSimons High School


University City High School


West Philadelphia High School


Abraham Lincoln High School