About Us

Vision. Create thriving, productive communities by eliminating barriers that prevent low income and underserved individuals and families from being healthy and well-educated.

Mission. Provide programs to underserved, low income families and individuals by collaborating with high-performing organizations to increase educational opportunities, increase health awareness and access, and improve outcomes for at-risk communities in Philadelphia.

Some communities in Philadelphia have been historically and systematically marginalized, leading to a cycle of disempowerment and disengagement that leads to further negative community and individual outcomes.

schoolThese negative outcomes appear in critical community indicators such as underachieving schools and students, and significant health disparities.

Although one organization can’t effectively tackle every challenge facing these communities, Sky Community Partners is uniquely positioned to make a difference.

Sky is a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization committed to creating thriving, productive communities by eliminating the barriers that prevent low income and underserved individuals and families from being healthy and well-educated.  In addition, Sky is the only Philadelphia-based, non-religious scholarship organization that supports both elementary and high school students.

Sky provides programs to underserved, low income families (for the most recent school year, the average household income a Sky family was less than $17,000 per year) and individuals by collaborating with high-performing organizations to increase educational opportunities, increase health awareness and access, and improve outcomes for at-risk communities in Philadelphia.

Board Members and Staff

Board Members
Dawn Chavous, President
Christian Dunbar, Vice President
Sara Osi Scott, Secretary
Eric Schreiner, Treasurer
Jude Arijaje, Board Member
Cyra Copeland, Board Member
Marisa Piccaretto, Board Member

Staff
Portia Fullard, Program Director
Emily McKain, Program Associate