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Widener Partnership Charter School
There is no more shining example of Widener University’s commitment to civic engagement and improving the future for the City of Chester and its residents than the Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS). Working closely with community leaders and Chester residents, Widener launched the Widener Partnership Charter School in September 2006 to serve families and their children in the Chester-Upland School District. Though WPCS is self-supporting with a balanced budget, Widener University is a strong advocate and resource for the school, with contributions such as tuition remission for employees, use of space, faculty oversight, and administrative support. Individuals and corporate sponsors have funded special projects and initiatives at the school, such as the recent million dollar grant from PECO and the Exelon Foundation which enhances the science, technology, engineering and math offerings at the school.