One Bright Ray Partnerships

Harcum College at OBR

Harcum College at OBR offers students a pathway to an associate’s degree within a flexible class schedule. Students can take classes for all four majors at our partnership site located at the OBR Simpson campus. Majors offered are as follows:

  • Business Management
  • Law and Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Human Services

Classes are held Monday through Thursday, twice a week from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The Harcum at OBR staff provides a variety of support such as: on-site tutoring, FAFSA assistance, Harcum grant, safe school environment, and more. Come in to inquire as to how you can be a part of the Harcum at One Bright Ray family!



The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)

ELECT helps young parents achieve their highest potential, both personally and academically, in addition to becoming successful parents and citizens, by providing the support they need to stay in school through graduation. Services include individualized case management, academic and attendance support, participation and achievement incentives, home visits, individual and group education sessions, and enrichment field trips. ELECT Auxiliary Supports include the ELECT Baby Boutique, Car Seat Safety & Loan Program, and Safe Sleep Workshop Series (includes free Pack ‘n Play).

Eligible students include expecting moms and parenting moms or dads, aged 21 or younger.

The ELECT Program is a statewide initiative and is operated locally by the School District of Philadelphia through a partnership with community-based provider organizations.



Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP)

ECP has been breaking cycles and building futures for 40 years. We provide services to nearly 500 students annually including:

  • Parenting education for teens, adults, and families impacted by vision impairment
  • Anti-bullying programs for children from preschool to high school
  • Youth development courses for youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems



Year Up

Year Up is a one-year, intensive education and professional development program that provides young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, corporate internships with leading companies, a stipend, and the opportunity to access college credits through Peirce College, loan free!  Whether your goal is to jump-start your career in an in-demand industry or continue to pursue a college degree—Year Up is the next step that can give you options.


Upcoming Events

  1. No School – Yom Kippur

    September 28
  2. Virtual Visit: Harcum College @ OBR

    September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Virtual Visit: Wagner College

    September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Virtual Visit: West Chester University

    September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Virtual Visit: Central Penn College

    September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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