CEO and President of PMC Debbie Gross at Youthbuild Philly
PMC Volunteers playing "Judicial Jeopardy" with middle school students at SS. Cyril & Philomena
PMC Volunteers at St. Ignatius of Loyola
PMC Volunteers at St. Frances-Cabrini
PMC at the DePaul Catholic School on "Grinch Day"
PMC works with schools across Philadelphia and Delaware County with the goal of eventually becoming statewide. Our program is completely free, and we provide the curriculum. For the successful implementation of our program in the classroom, we ask our school partners to provide a consistent class period to facilitate, and that a teacher be present during our sessions. We have gotten great responses from both students and teachers. We are excited to continue growing and welcome new school partners. Please keep in mind that we schedule out a few months in advance to accommodate our volunteer lawyers and judges.
To become a school partner, please fill out our School Partner Form.
We have a wonderful group of school partners! Please find a list of our current school partners below:
Independent Mission Schools
St. Raymond of Penafort School
The DePaul Catholic School
SS. Cyril & Philomena
St. Raymond of Penafort School
St. Frances Cabrini
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Philadelphia School District
One Bright Ray Community High School
The U School
Colleges, Universities, & Community Partners
Community College of Philadelphia
Chestnut Hill College
We Love Philly
PMC lawyers and judges to serve as the teachers of our program inspire students in legal career pathways. For each school we partner with, we offer programs once a month during an established social studies class period. This day and time will be the set schedule for the entirety of the school year. Our programs currently range from 10:00am-3:00pm. Ideally, for the sake of consistency and relationship building, we imagine that our volunteers commit to all eight sessions at one school. However, we realize that this can be a challenge, and so we ask our volunteers to commit to as many sessions as their schedule allows. We strive to make our process as simple as possible. We provide everything you need to be prepared for the classroom: lesson plans, handouts, PowerPoints, games, and more. We have received heartwarming responses from our current volunteers and look forward to welcoming more!
To become a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form.
We are incredibly grateful for our volunteer presenters! Please find a list of our volunteers below:
Leigh Ann Benson
Wesley R. Payne IV
& Judges from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
PMC is a proud member of the PA Civics Coalition. PA Civics is a statewide, bipartisan coalition with the mission of promoting excellent civics education programs and resources for Pennsylvanian students, teachers, and citizens. Our partners in this coalition range from former and current public officials to other nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations. Click here for a full list of PA Civics click here to check out all of the amazing work and engaging resources that they have to offer!