Do you believe educators are our city’s greatest education innovators?
Join us for a soup dinner! $10 for soup, bread, and a vote! Learn about education initiatives happening in Philadelphia. Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the meal that night. Come to a dinner, join our mailing list, follow us on twitter and/or like us on facebook for the latest information.
About: Philasoup is a monthly microgrant dinner meant to bring innovative and dynamic Philadelphia-area educators together, highlight the great work they are doing and fund some terrific projects. PhilaSoup is a monthly microgrant dinner that starts and ends with educators but is an access point to education for the whole city.
How does it work? Participants come together for a simple supper. Everyone gives $10 for the dinner – $5 of which goes to putting the dinner on and $5 of which is pooled into the night’s PhilaSoup microgrant. During dinner educators will present their ideas for projects they would like to fund with the night’s microgrant. Each presenter has 3 minutes to present and then a few minutes to answer questions. At the end of the presentations everyone votes for the project that they would most like to see that night’s microgrant fund go to. Each month there is also the option for funds to roll over for the next month’s presentations.
Tell your friends; Soup is…
a platform for connection and feedback for educators across the city
a democratic experiment in micro-funding
a forum for critical but accessible discussion
a nonpolitical environment
an opportunity to support education in Philadelphia
open to ALL educators and everyone interested in supporting education in and around Philadelphia
Calling all presenters! Interested in presenting a fantastic idea that would take your curriculum to the next level? Shoot us an e-mail at PhilaSoup.com and take a look at the template in the pages above.
Want to contact us? Please do! Philasoup@gmail.com
The first PhilaSoup was on Sunday, October 23rd and was hosted by Helen Cunningham, the Executive Director of the Fels Foundation, and the second PhilaSoup was held on November 20th and hosted by Lorene Cary at Art Sanctuary. The third PhilaSoup was held on Boathouse Row in January, 2012 and the fourth at the Obama election headquarters in Philadelphia on February 19th. The fifth was on March 20th at the Franklin Institute! In the fall of 2012 we had events at the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s pop-up garden, the Pig Iron Theatre and the Painted Bride Arts Center.