Get HYPE Philly! is a high-energy collective impact initiative focused on promoting health and positive youth development in Philadelphia. 


Funded by GSK and administered by The Philadelphia Foundation, Get HYPE Philly! brings together 10 nonprofit collective partners to empower the city’s youth to become leaders for healthy change in their schools and communities through physical fitness, nutrition education, entrepreneurship, civic involvement and more. Get HYPE Philly! is creating a lasting impact, helping to ensure that Philadelphia’s young people play a key role in building healthier communities and becoming a healthier generation.


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The Food Trust

Philadelphia Youth Network

The Enterprise Center CDC

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Village of Arts and Humanities

Greener Partners

Common Market

Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA

Equal Measure




The Get HYPE Philly! Advisory Board is composed of corporate, government and nonprofit leaders committed to promoting youth leadership and healthy communities. It helps guide the work of the Collective with members' varied expertise, especially in the areas of sustainability, marketing and outreach as well as policy and advocacy. 


Abby Cabrera, Thomas Jefferson University

Allison Hastings, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Amanda Wagner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Andrea Swan, Temple University

Angel Rodriguez, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

Ashley Feuer-Edwards, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Bettyann Creighton, Philadelphia School District

Bridget Palomobo, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

Carly Spross, The Fresh Grocer

Darrin Anderson, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids, NJ YMCA State Alliance

Domenic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Ebony Staton Weidman, Drexel University Lebow College of Business

Erica Atwood, First Degree Consulting

Eva Gladstein, City of Philadelphia

Glenn Devitt, PSD: Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia

Hassan Moore, Aetna

Ileana Garcia, Frankford CDC

Joy Soto, Private Consultant

Kim Turner, State Government

Maari Porter, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Melissa Kim, Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Mike Goings, Philadelphia 76ers

Mitchell Little, Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Morris Hobson, Comcast

Phil Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Foundation

Raphael Randall, Youth United for Change

Riana Elyse Anderson, Racial Empowerment Collaborative at UPenn

Ricardo Calderon, Philadelphia Youth Commissioners

Richard Greenwald, City of Philadelphia

Rickie Brawer, Thomas Jefferson University

Saxon Nelson, City of Philadelphia, Mayor's Office of Education

Tracey Giang, Comcast

Traci Childress, St. Mary's Nursery

Vikki Lassiter, Drexel University, AACORN