ImpactPhiladelphia

In collaboration with students at the University of Pennsylvania, FocusFirst has run a small Pilot for the last few years, providing screenings and follow-up care at low-income daycare centers throughout West Philadelphia.

Our mission is to engage students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities we serve.

Unlike our work in other states, the Philadelphia Pilot is a 100% student-driven initiative, operating with limited management from Impact. The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center and Penn Hillel have been instrumental in establishing, overseeing, and growing this initiative in Philadelphia.

FocusFirst

Philadelphia

11%

% of children screened who were found to have vision problems.

FocusFirst Impact Stats

2016-17 YEAR:

894 preschoolers screened

100 children found to have vision problems (11.2%)

23 individual screenings

34 college student volunteers

Child Care Center Resources:

Download FocusFirst Screening forms: English / Spanish


IMPACT PHILADELPHIA PARTNERS

In collaboration with students at the University of Pennsylvania, FocusFirst has run a small Pilot for the last few years, providing screenings and follow-up care at low-income daycare centers throughout West Philadelphia.

Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.