This partnership between Cobbs Creek Foundation, TGR Foundation and TGR Design is an investment in the community. Through relationships with community partners, the campus will serve as a hub for the community, offering opportunities for Philadelphia’s youth to learn, grow and thrive.
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For 25+ years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal through its mission to empower students to pursue their passions through education.
TGR Foundation provides students from under-resourced communities access to free education programs at the TGR Learning Lab, including unique learning experiences and enrichment in STEM, college access and career readiness. At the TGR Learning Lab, students recognize their potential and create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities.
Learn more about TGR Foundation education programs here.
The Cobbs Creek Campus will provide year-round educational programming to students from the community at the 30,000 square-foot TGR Learning Lab. Modeled after the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA, the state-of-the art facility will house eight classrooms designed to inspire today’s students to follow their passions and achieve their dreams. Utilizing state-of-the- art technology and project-based learning, students will take classes in a variety of disciplines, such as: video game design, coding, rocketry, robotics, civil engineering, urban planning and wearable electronics.
TGR Foundation programs will begin in 2024 at the Cobbs Creek campus. Check out free programs and resources to help students learn, grow and thrive. With courses and opportunities to learn about photography, graphic design, engineering, computer science and more, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to get started.
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During the school year, our team in collaboration with TGRF provides weekly no cost afterschool tutoring sessions for 1st – 3rd grade students at local partner schools. The Education Team works closely with local schools to co-create curriculum and identify areas of need. These sessions are led by our Education Team and student leaders from our out-of-area partner schools.
Our Education Team provides social-emotional programs within local schools, during the school days. These are twice-a-month offerings with the topics and age groups being chosen by our respective partner schools. These programs enable our team to develop strong and genuine relationships with local educators, youth, and families.
In our efforts to authentically engage the local West Philadelphia community, Cobbs Creek Foundation and TGR Foundation have been regularly sponsoring Community Days held at local schools for 1st-4th grade students. These events vary from month-to-month, but often entail fun activities such as face painting, yoga, moon bounces, ice cream trucks and more. The goal of these events are to give children a creative and playful weekend fun experience while supporting Philadelphia nonprofits. Engagement at this level has allowed our team to receive honest feedback regarding our project and educational programming, in addition to interfacing directly with the students and parents residing in our area.
To help students remain engaged throughout the summer, CCF offers academic bridge camps for students at our partner schools. In 2023, CCF hosted a four-week Academic Bridge Camp to provide educational continuity for rising 1st – 3rd graders at Overbrook Educational Center and West Philadelphia Achievement Charter School with programming such as Cosmic Writers, Magical Math, and a variety of recreational activities. We look forward to our 2024 Summer Camp!
Recognizing the importance of supporting our local educators, CCF’s Education team has partnered with local schools to provide professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators each semester. These development opportunities are held on designated PD days and have included offerings like meditation and mindfulness sessions and workshops on building strong relationships with students.