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Villanova Initiative for Engaging Women


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Our mission is to prepare talented girls from select high schools in the Philadelphia School District for admission and persistence in college while providing skills needed to succeed in their upper-level education. Our VIEW students participate in a 4-year program of intense academic achievement in English, Global Citizenship, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), and Visual Literacy.  The program partners with Villanova's School of Business to provide exposure to careers in business. The program is enhanced with advanced computer and informational skills along with continuous exposure to cultural enrichment.

VISION

A diverse community of female thought leaders prepared for a global society.
Motto: “Changing Lives, One Girl at a Time"

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM 

  • VIEW is a Four Year Program.
  • Applications open November 1st to November 30th.
  • SAT Prep Classes for Sophomores and Juniors
  • Monthly Lunch and Learns
  • Freshman Meet and Greet, Sophomore Leadership Workshops, Junior Personal and Professional Development Workshops

SUMMER PROGRAM

VIEW offers a two-week program at Villanova University's campus during the summer where the VIEW students are invited to experience "College 101". During this time, they will:

  • Follow a college-like schedule
  • Participate in academic classes to enhance knowledge and skill
  • Engage in activities that cultivate their minds
  • Trips
  • Community Service

Along with the school year program,  these two components support achievement while also familiarizing students with the demands of college. Small classes of no larger than 20, and a counselor ratio of 6 students to 1, provide the support necessary for individual attention. 

The mentoring program connects students to VIEW on a daily basis throughout the school year.  

Students are required to read the following books over the Summer.

Third Year Students

SOLD
SOLD by Patricia McCormick
The Color Purple
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Second Year Students

The Bluest Eyes
The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison
Freaky Green Eyes
Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates

First Year Students

Left To Tell
Left To Tell - Immaculee IIibagiza
BECOMING
BECOMING - Michelle Obama

I AM VIEW

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Our mission is to prepare Philadelphia public high school girls for admission into college and to provide the skills needed to succeed in their upper level education. Our VIEW students participate in a 4 year program of intense academic achievement in English, Global Citizenship, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Business and Visual Literacy. The program is enhanced with advanced computer and informational skills along with a continuing exposure of cultural enrichment.

VISION

diverse community of female thought leaders prepared for a global society.
Motto: “Changing Lives, One Girl at a Time”


PILLARS

CHARACTER
LEADERSHIP
ACADEMICS
SERVICE
SISTERHOOD

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM 

  • VIEW is a Four Year Program.
  • Applications open October 1st and close October 31st.
  • SAT Prep Classes for Sophomores and Juniors
  • Monthly Lunch and Learns
  • Freshman Meet and Greet, Sophomore Leadership Workshops, Junior Personal and Professional Development Workshops

SUMMER PROGRAM

VIEW offers a two week program at Villanova University's campus during the summer where the VIEW students are invited to experience "College 101". During this time, they will:

  • Follow a college-like schedule
  • Participate in academic classes to enhance knowledge and skill
  • Engage in activities that cultivate their minds
  • Trips
  • Community Service

Along with the school year program,  these two components support achievement while also familiarizing students with the demands of college. Small classes of no larger than 20, and a counselor ratio of 6 students to 1, provide the support necessary for individual attention. 

The mentoring program connects students to VIEW on a daily basis throughout the school year.  

I AM VIEW

CONTACT US

Ms. Nicole Davis

Ms. Nicole Davis, MA
Director
Falvey Library, Room 211
PHONE:  610.519.4076
FAX: 610.519.7758  
VIEW@villanova.edu

 

Julia Nema

Ms. Julia Nema
Program Assistant
Falvey Library, Room 211
PHONE:  610.519.4076
FAX: 610.519.7758  
VIEW@villanova.edu

VIEW APPLICATIONS

VIEW Applications open November 1st thru November 30th.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

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