Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Inspiring Minds Greater Philadelphia was founded in 2018 to provide services to under-represented youth in grades K-12.


$100 – Provides two new experiences for one student

$250 – Provides one student with a robotics course

$350 – Pays for the dues of one student

$500 – Provides a college scholarship for one student

$1,000 – Pays for Spring Break trip for one student

$1,500 – Pays for summer camp for one student

After-School Enrichment Program

The After-School Program is offered at a time when many students would otherwise be home alone while parents are at work. At Inspiring Minds, students can work in a happy, safe and structured environment that includes personalized tutoring, workshops, and the encouragement they need to become the next generation of leaders.

Summer Enrichment Program

Summer programming includes a combination of fun activities focused on academics, sports, health and new experiences. Students retain knowledge they would typically lose during the summer off from school, and they’re in a safe environment surrounded by positive role models that can lead them to a promising future.


Andrea Garner, Executive Director


Sherisee Allen, Board President
Director of the Women's Center – University of Pennsylvania 

Tashiana Tucker, Board Secretary
8th Grade Algebra 1 Teacher, KIPP Spirit

Kevin Beaford, Board Treasurer
Credit and Relationship Management Program Analyst, WSFS

Karima Rose
Executive Director, First Step Staffing

Jasmine Goodwin
Marketing Communications Manager, Dropps

Sheri McDonald
Director of Member Service, YWCA USA

Thalia Mangan
Immunology Graduate Group Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania

Elise Betz
Executive Director, Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania


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“One Million Black Women” Grant

June 22, 2022

Inspiring Minds of Greater Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) We are thrilled to receive a Black Women Impact Grant from Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women. Launched in…

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May 24, 2022

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