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About EYP

"Eagles Youth Partnership helps define the cutting edge in the emerging field of national sports philanthropy. Nowhere have I witnessed more compelling examples of the strategic use of a professional sports team's assets than in the direct programming offered by EYP - its Eye Mobile, its Book Mobile, its playground construction throughout Philadelphia, and more..."

- Greg Johnson, The Sports Philanthropy Project
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Our Organization

Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) public charity. EYP serves over 50,000 low income children in the Greater Philadelphia region every year with a focus on health and education programming. EYP takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Our signature mobile programs - the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Book Mobile - leverage the celebrity and excitement of the Eagles football team, enabling us to capture the attention of some of the hardest to reach children. Additionally, EYP produces an extensive annual playground build, which brings spectacular new murals, mosaics, landscaping and even a mini Eagles practice field to area schools. The organization also partners with other local non-profits for a variety of vital youth programs.

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club is EYP's largest funder, providing free office space at the NovaCare Complex, staff support and other resources. Corporate, foundation and individual donors join to support EYP's efforts too. And there is both room - and need - for you! To read more about how you can join our team in caring for children, read the Donate Now section of this site.

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Mission Statement

To enhance opportunities and improve the quality of life for children and youth in the Greater Philadelphia region through health and education partnerships.

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Our Strategy
EYP teams the resources of our corporate and non-profit partners with the star power of the Eagles organization and its players to:
  • Capture the attention of young people;
  • Improve attitudes about learning and healthy lifestyles; and
  • Deliver critical services to those school-aged youth who would be difficult to reach without the leverage of the football team.
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Board Of Directors
Jeffrey Lurie Chair
Philadelphia Eagles

Christina Weiss Lurie President
Philadelphia Eagles

Don Smolenski Treasurer
Philadelphia Eagles

David R. Binswanger
Binswanger, Inc.

Priscilla Brown
AmeriHealth Caritas

Lisa Buckingham
Lincoln Financial Group

Patricia Coulter
Urban League of Philadelphia

Dennis Donovan
MARSH, Inc.

Christine James-Brown
Child Welfare League of America

Dan Kaplan
Bryan Cave LLP

James Korman
Korman Residential Properties, Inc.

Alex Levin, M.D., MHSc
Wills Eye Institute

Iliana Kloesmeyer Strauss
The Strauss Foundation

Kathleen Unger
Of Counsel; Freeman, Freeman & Smiley

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Staff
Sarah - Kid Photo Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Executive Director

alt Rachel Weiner, Manager of Programs

Korinne Dennis,   Coordinator of Programs
 
 Lucy Jimenez,  Administrative and Development Coordinator


Eagles Eye Mobile & Eagles Book Mobile Staff:
Dawn Baxter
Tony Corrado
Michael Harris
Dr. Carter Liotta
Ray Saraceni
Sarah Savery
Rosa Schofield
Dr. Jeannine Stuart
Cindy Zimmerman

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Contact Us
Eagles Youth Partnership
NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Phone: 215-463-2500
Fax: 215-320-5830
Email: eyp@philadelphiaeagles.com

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Even Charities Can Win Championships!

Eagles Youth Partnership is honored to accept the following recognition on behalf of the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization and everyone who helps make it possible for us to make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community:

  • Henry P. Iba President's Award
    Awarded by Rotary Club of Tulsa, 2012
  • Sport Team of the Year
    Awarded by Beyond Sport, 2011
  • Robert P. Levy Community Service Award
    Awarded by Philadelphia Sports Congress, 2011
  • Magic of Play Award
    Awarded by Smith Memorial Playground, 2011
  • Sport Team of the Year finalist(1 of 3 finalists among 120 countries)
    Recognized by Beyond Sport, 2010
  • The Lucy Sayre Community Spirit Award
    Awarded by Public Citizens for Children and Youth, 2010
  • Healthy Vision Community Award
    Awarded by National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute, 2009
  • Wills Eye Institute's 175th Anniversary Celebrant Honoree
    Awarded by Wills Eye Institute, 2009
  • Best Practices Award
    Awarded by School District of Philadelphia, 2008
  • Fans Helping Fans Community Service Award
    Awarded by ESPN, 2007
  • Humanitarian Award
    Awarded by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, 2007
  • PCHR Human Rights Award for Corporate Responsibility
    Awarded by The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, 2006
  • Star Commitment to Education Eddy Award
    Awarded by The Philadelphia Education Fund, 2006
  • Celebrate Literacy Award
    Awarded by The International Reading Association and the West Jersey Reading Council, 2006
  • Champions of Children Award
    Awarded by the Camden Children's Garden, 2006
  • 8th Annual IMPACT Award
    Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline, 2005
  • Inaugural Steve Patterson Sports Philanthropy Award 
    Awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project, 2005
  • Human and Civil Rights Award
    Awarded by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, 2002
  • Outstanding Corporate Foundation Of The Year
    Awarded by the Regional Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2002
  • Humanitarian Award
    Awarded by the National Department of Parks and Recreation, 2001
  • Great Friend to Kids Award
    Awarded by Please Touch Museum, 1996
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Financials

Eagles Youth Partnership relies on funds from the public as well as from the Philadelphia Eagles Football Club and other generous companies and foundations. At its current annual budget of approximately $2 million, the organization is fiscally sound and is poised for growth.
We need your help to assist EYP expand its mobile services to reach more children. Please Click here to donate now.

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