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Big Picture Philadelphia provides transformative educational experiences for under-served youth. Big Picture Philadelphia is part of the national Big Picture Learning network, which successfully serves promising youth in more than 50 schools nationwide.
In 2009, Big Picture Philadelphia opened El Centro de Estudiantes, a successful alternative high school in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, serving 200 students who are over-age, under-credited, and about two years behind or "off track."
In September 2017, Big Picture Philadelphia will open Vaux Big Picture High School. This school will serve 500 students who have graduated 8th grade on time and are looking for a proven, internship-based, college preparatory experience.

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Girls Rock Philly calls el Centro their new home
El Centro plays host to Tank and the Bangas, winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, at Girls Rock Philly summer camp!
El Centro and at the University of Cambridge-- together at last!
El C has been the subject of a case study by Nikhil Goyal, a Master's student at the University of Cambridge.
El Centro is NOW HIRING!
We are searching for dynamic, driven, transformational educators for next year at El Centro de Estudiantes.
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