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E3 Center West

  • Dena Stills-Todd
  • Manager of Education/Postsecondary
  • (215) 387-2134

Program Description

The Bridge manages the West Philadelphia-based E3 Youth Opportunity Center, which helps some of the highest risk youth in Philadelphia develop the skills, supports, and self esteem necessary to attain academic success, enter the work world and become productive citizens. E3 stands for Education, Employment and Empowerment. Services include basic literacy instruction, GED classes, college and SAT preparation, college introductory trips, cooking, typing, music production, photography, job readiness classes, paid internships, job placement, life skills classes, health education, parenting education, fitness instruction and structured recreational and social activities. All classes are taught and facilitated by certified instructors or trained professional staff.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Community College of Philadelphia