West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

aka WePAC   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  http://www.wepac.org

Mission

WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy and stimulate an interest in reading by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public elementary schools to reopen and staff libraries. In our vision, every Philadelphia student will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to the success of the child and the prosperity of our community.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Jennifer Lowman

Main address

1410 N. 31st St. Attn: 1776

Philadelphia, PA 19121 USA

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EIN

20-1574860

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Open Books Open Minds

WePAC volunteers see kindergarten through fourth grade classes (and up to 8th grade in some schools) on a regular schedule in the libraries, read stories to the students, check out books to the students to take home, and work with the school to align library activities with the school curriculum

Population(s) Served
Children

Where we work

Financials

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West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bruce Self

Hawthorn - PNC Wealth

Term: 2021 - 2024

Eileen Hillman

Development Consultant

Rob Wilson

KPMG

Anne Willkomm

Drexel University

Lynne Breslau

Library Volunteer

Karen Richter

Library Volunteer

Joel Nichols

Free Library of Philadelphia

Robert Kronley

Kronley & Associates

Steve Udicious

McKesson

Rachel Semigran

Swarthmore College

Mengistu Koilor

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability

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