Centro Winter Celebration


Centro Winter Celebration raised $2,301 on HandUp!

$2,301 raised of $2,500 Goal
92% Complete
45 Days Left
Still want to help?

Please Support Our Winter Celebration Fundraiser!

About this Campaign


Centro is an afterschool program that provides positive experiences to Fairhill’s young people that contribute to their success in and out of school.

Fairhill is one of Philadelphia’s most depressed and dangerous neighborhoods: 60% of Fairhill’s residents live below the poverty level; more than 50% of Fairhill’s children do not graduate from high school; and drugs sales are a Fairhill industry.

Centro serves more than 100 elementary and middle school children annually and maintains a waiting list. Parents rely on Centro as a safe haven for their children, a resource to help their children understand their homework, and a creative and encouraging environment for their children’s social and emotional growth. Centro’s services are as important now as they were when we started in 1995.

Learn more about our impact here.


Centro’s programs focus on arts and culture, but also use evidence-based best practices to boost academics and encourage healthy lifestyles and family engagement.

Centro reaches its goals by: 1) utilizing the project-based learning (PBL) method to engage children in arts and Latino cultural programming; 2) offering homework help; and 3) engaging children’s families and community in programming.


Research shows that attendance at afterschool programs is linked to improved school attendance, improved test scores and grades, increased engagement in learning, and increased graduation rates.

By making a contribution today you can help us provide the tools and supplies necessary to carry out our after school programs that have had proven success in the community.

10 Supporters
+ 4
Recent Activity
Latest Campaign Update
March 8, 2017 at 5:47 AM

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Centro incurs costs ranging across direct program work, essential professional services, utilities, materials, and other costs both program-related and administrative. Ensuring funding for all aspects of our organization is critical to ensuring we can continue deliver our valued services to our community. Thank you all so much for your support, it truly helps us as we can continue to grow and strengthen our programming and instill confidence and pride in the children we serve.

Help Us Fundraise
Start Fundraiser
Giving Levels

$20 supports the cost of arts, music, and basic classroom supplies for Centro students.

1 supporter


$35 supports group outings for Centro kids, like a trip to the Franklin Institute.

2 supporters


$75 supports the development of outdoor garden space where Centro children learn about gardening, nutrition, and the joys of playing in the dirt.

1 supporter


$95 supports one semester of Centro after-school learning for one kid.

2 supporters


$190 supports a full year of Centro after-school learning for one kid.

Be the first supporter!


Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference in someone's life today.

3 supporters


Still want to donate?

Give to HandUp's National Fund to help fight urban poverty!