The Picasso Project turns 15 years old. This award-winning arts education initiative celebrates providing grants for 311 arts and community partners to lead one-of-a-kind projects in the visual and performing arts in 101 different Philadelphia public schools, inspiring over 44,000 students.

Bringing together city and state officials, child welfare experts, and advocacy organizations, PCCY pushes for desperately needed reforms to Philadelphia’s juvenile residential facility placement policies? to reduce the city’s reliance on such facilities, end abuse, increase oversight, and improve quality and outcomes to give children living in these facilities the best chance at success.

PCCY publishes the well-received report, Uncharted Territory: Implication of Rising Charter Enrollment in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Suburbs, showing that while charter school enrollment and costs have grown in the suburbs, their academic achievement and fiscal outlook remains stagnant.

PCCY holds its second Minecraft and STEM event–another smash hit with kids and families. The event thrills guests with Minecraft building challenges, a STEM fair with over 30 organizations, interactive exhibits and presentations, coding workshops, special guest Tracey Baptiste, and so much more!

PCCY holds Philadelphia’s first childhood lead poisoning summit as part of its campaign to enact a more effective lead law.