We forge partnerships with colleges, universities, and nonprofits, and create original programming, to extend the Agnes Irwin curricular experience — allowing our students to explore, grow, and lead in myriad ways.

University Partnerships

We seek to create sustainable partnerships that expand opportunities for our students in an area of their interest, enabling girls to pursue a pathway of real-world learning. Here are two that are underway, with more to come.

Villanova University

Villanova University's School of Business co-hosts an annual business conference with our Economics class. Four professors share their expertise in Management, Supply Chain, Marketing and Finance with students as they prepare to launch their own businesses. The conference also features a variety of business-related scenarios and simulations to provide students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to these situations and receive feedback in real-time from these experts.

Drexel University

We are partnering with Drexel's Section of the Society of Women Engineers to expose our students to college majors and careers in which women are traditionally underrepresented. The Society will come to our campus and host demonstrations and workshops on the vast opportunities and disciplines within the field, including chemical, biological, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

The early and consistent cultivation of a girl’s leadership identity manifests itself in the knowledge that she not only belongs at the table, but brings her full voice there, too. Through the work of the Center, Agnes Irwin is intentional about building leadership, and creates programming and partnerships through the lens of what is best for girls.

Alison Monzo, Director of Programs, Center for the Advancement of Girls