The Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation

Enhancing education and the arts

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Support the Foundation through PA EITC

The Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation is proud to announce that the technology initiative promoting 100% literacy in kindergarten through third grade classrooms as well as the MusicMan Camp have been accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as eligible for EITC funding! This mean EITC eligible businesses can now receive tax credits for making financial contributions to these programs along with 5 other UDAEF supported programs:

Artist in Residence, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Courses, Engineering Program and Robotics.


For more information on Educational Improvement Tax Credit, please click here.

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Upper Darby Horticulture Students Win 2nd Prize at Philadelphia Flower Show

Congratulations to Upper Darby High School Horticulture students and their teacher, William Hensil, on taking 2nd place in the Window Boxes and Lamp Posts category at the Philadelphia Flower Show!

News & Events

K-2 Literacy Initiative Profiled on Comcast Newsmakers

Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation President, Angelo Roman, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the K-2nd Grade Literacy Initiative in the Upper Darby School District. Angelo highlights the Foundation's commitment to purchase Smartboard and I-Pad technology for K-2nd grade as well as the School District's commitment to install high-speed wireless internet in 140 classrooms by this Fall. Teachers will receive training to further ensure this technology and literacy initiative is as effective as possible in achieving 100% literacy by 2nd grade in all Upper Darby schools. To view the Comcast Newsmakers segment in its entirety, please click here.


Delco Daily Times features UDAEF Literacy Initiative

The Foundation's goal is to have 100% of first graders reading. All elementary schools will be equipped with wireless capability and the 140 classrooms for grades kindergarten through second will have interactive projectors and whiteboards. The first appeal will solicit $265,000 in donations from the 65,000 alumni.