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What We Do:

Founded in 1999, Sunrise is a community based afterschool program and family resource provider serving families across the district of Philadelphia.


Our afterschool program inspires academics, keeps kids safe, and supports working families. 

  • Free afterschool and summer programs for families across Philadelphia!

  • Opportunities for career exposure and direct work experience

  • Hands-on enrichment activities and classes led by experienced childcare professionals 

  • Direct mentorship opportunities

Engaging Youth Through Research Driven Curriculum

At Sunrise, we work to build and maintain a family-like afterschool atmosphere designed to support each youth as an individual.


Our program model focuses on providing an engaging hands-on environment consisting of:

  • Structured activity blocks

  • Informal play periods and recreation time

  • Opportunities for athletics including sports clubs

  • Arts and crafts

  • STEM and digital literacy

  • A progression of educational enrichment activities.

Program curriculum focuses primarily on academic development while providing meaningful opportunities for social emotional learning, mentorship, and structured peer-to-peer interaction. 


Youth Programs

Sunrise offers high quality afterschool and summer programs for youth K-12 providing a structured environment designed to support academic and social development.


OST Advocacy

Sunrise is a voice for the promotion and support of out-of-school time for youth across the state of Pennsylvania. We work with city and state agencies to ensure that critical OST support services remain accessible and continue to receive the funding they need.  


Community Resources

Sunrise is a community organization. Since our founding, we have worked in partnership with organizations across Philadelphia to ensure that our communities are receiving the highest quality of support and resources possible!

Our Mission:

The mission of Sunrise of Philadelphia is to support youth who face adversity in discovering their strengths, experiencing success and preparing for their futures.

Who We Serve:

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Our programs provide support for working families across Philadelphia. Sunrise of Philadelphia works to meet the needs of some of the most diverse populations across the city through quality afterschool programming. 

Uniting Schools, Families and Communities

As an embedded service provider within several Philadelphia public schools, Sunrise works closely with administrators and other on-site partners to plan, coordinate, and execute meaningful support for youth.


We also work closely with numerous community partners, and resource groups to provide supportive opportunities built to encourage young people to stay on track to high school graduation and connect to post-secondary education and training!


Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider.

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