The Gurian Institute provides advanced onsite and online training for educators and other professionals, as well as parents and community stakeholders. Their work is a powerful deep dive into the minds of boys and girls that has been proven successful in helping schools and communities throughout the world.
Claymobile, our mobile community engagement program, brings a “pop-up” ceramics studio to schools, older adult facilities, community centers, and other social service agencies throughout the Philadelphia region. Our professional teaching artists provide arts education opportunities that use the tactile medium of clay to nurture imagination, critical thinking, and persistence.
American Reading Company
Mission: To ensure every student is reading on or above grade level.
Built and run by education activists, American Reading Company is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. Our team helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation, through:
- Thematic Inquiry Core Curriculum
- K-12 Reading Instruction & Assessment
- Teacher & Leader Learning
- Expertly Curated Classroom Libraries
As a result, all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. Their academic performance is accelerated and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.
All Mighty Writers programs are designed to teach children to think clearly and write with clarity. Mighty Writers has designed a workshop for our 8th Grade students entitles “ Jumpstart The High School Essay”. They work with each class of 8th graders once a week during the month of October to support the High School Application process.
The Kimmel Center
The Kimmel Center Inc. believes that the arts build strong communities and are essential to enhance the human experience. A part of their mission is to educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences and multi-year opportunities to see, make, and understand the performing arts both on-campus and in communities.
5th Grade Partnership https://www.kimmelcenter.org/community-programs/one-musical-philadelphia/
4th Grade Partnership https://www.kimmelcenter.org/community-programs/jazz4freedom/
Main Line Health
At the Deaver Health Education Center at Lankenau, thousands of schoolchildren visit every year, gaining an understanding of how the foods they eat have a direct impact on different parts of their bodies and their overall health. Kids visit the nearby Deaver Wellness Farm on the Lankenau campus where thousands of tons of fresh organic produce have nourished hospital patients and local residents alike. Aside from tasting delicious, locally grown produce, the children learn to make the connection between where and how food is grown and how it gets to them.
Lintons Food Service
Lintons Food Service Management serves as Southwest Leadership’s official food service provider. Through collaboration with food service directors, government agencies, school nutrition specialists, and industry professionals, they have provided a comprehensive program that provides students with healthy food service.
The Temple University
The Temple University School of Education has partnered with Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School to ensure that we serve our community with teachers trained at the highest level.