Great Learning

Kenney's pre-K pitch gets big boost from $15 million grant

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Source: NewsWorks/WHYY

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's plan to provide free preschool to all city 3- and 4-year-olds lacking access to quality options is getting a major philanthropic boost.

At an event Tuesday afternoon, The William Penn Foundation will announce a $15 million five-year capital grant that will allow quality pre-kindergarten providers to expand physical capacity – paving the way for creation of at least 1,500 new seats in the city by 2021.

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