The Philadelphia Outreach Development Council (PODC) envisions a community where every Philadelphian is equipped with the education, career training, and cultural enrichment needed to improve their quality of life.
Since 2007, PODC has made it its mission to empower and uplift inner-city, low income families; serving as a bridge to resources and direct support through our various programs and initiatives.
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Educational Programming

Philadelphia Outreach Development Council believes in creating outlets to further education exploration.
Through PODC’s STEAM + Program students elementary through high school participate in fun, interactive programming centered on science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and financial literacy. The program which supports upwards of 30 students per year, exposes kids to a plethora of STEAM + oriented activities; hands-on projects and experiments; special guest visitors that aid in in career exposure; and plenty of homework help!
The STEAM + program operates after-school from 3:30-6PM throughout the Philadelphia school year; and will offer a full day 8-week summer program, beginning in 2018.
During Summer ’17, PODC is hosting a Saturday STEAM + immersions for school age students on August 19th, 10AM-2PM at their Center City hub. For more information and for registration, please contact Philadelphia Outreach Development Council at


Philadelphia Outreach Development Council is always offering a helping hand to families in need.
PODC is proud to partner with several community centers, food pantries, and homeless shelters throughout the City—providing direct support through food, clothing, toiletry, toy, and other donations.
Philadelphia Outreach Development Council hosts several events throughout the year—creating fun, family activities for parents and children of all ages. Some of PODC’s signature events include a back-to-school bash, book bag give away for families in shelters; and quarterly family game nights geared towards intergenerational (grandparent-parents) families.
Click here to keep up our upcoming activities, or sign up to volunteer.


Philadelphia Outreach Development Council is always on the move! Check back regularly for announcements, press releases, and media coverage.

PODC Featured On Fox 29

Check out our latest media coverage on Fox 29 here, for our Back 2 School event on Saturday, August 29th.  


Going Back Prepared

Philadelphia, PA– — As back-to- school costs continue to increase, some of Philadelphia’s neediest families will receive a very welcomed helping hand this season. 




Philadelphia Outreach Development Council impacts over 800 people each year through our programs, events, and donations to some of the City’s most vulnerable community members. With the support from wonderful donors like you—PODC creates more happy memories, more relief, and more opportunities for those who need them most. Help us give more today!
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$150 for holiday weekend food baskets.

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