The Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education awarded Pope John Paul II High School a grant in the amount of $72,859 for the 2022-2023 academic year. The funded program will help create the Panthers' Learning Center at PJP. The Panthers' Learning Center will be the hub of student support and is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the students in order to foster their success and sustain their well being, The center will be led by Mr. Joseph Rogers. In his position as Director of Academic Support, he will oversee the Panthers' Learning Center and launch the new Panthers' Achieving Worthwhile Success (PAWS) program. The PAWS program will support learners who require additional resources beyond traditional classroom offerings.
The Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education was created in 1967 and was funded by Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr., a building contractor as well as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1962-1964). The purpose of the fund was to advance Catholic education and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The