Our Initiatives The Franklin Institute

In January 2016, CFGP partnered with The Franklin Institute to support the creation of a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program designed to serve more than 1,000 students and their teachers across 17 Catholic grade schools throughout the area. Created by a $111,000 gift from the James and Agnes Kim Family Fund of CFGP, the program provided a range of opportunities for students, both in and out of the classroom. All 7th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to take field trips to The Franklin Institute that incorporated a tour of the special exhibition Vatican Splendors. In addition, teachers were given access to an accompanying digital educator guide, museum exploration, a Planetarium show, a hands-on science activity workshop, transportation, lunch and more. The schools selected for the partnership were: Drexel Neumann Academy, Gesu School and the 15 Independence Mission Schools across Philadelphia.