Grow your city by growing talent.
Founded in 2004, Campus Philly has raised our city’s educational attainment levels and supported the growth of neighborhoods, businesses and startups by increasing the number of recent graduates making their home in the region. As more cities consider their own retention strategies, we’ve expanded our work to include consulting with cities around the country.
We Specialize In
Building stakeholder investment in talent attraction initiatives
Identifying high-impact initiatives to launch a talent attraction effort
Tools and how-tos for college student engagement and retention
Measurement and tracking techniques for college student retention
Products and Services
Campus Philly’s President, Deborah Diamond, presents the Campus Philly model to local stakeholders for learning and discussion; engages in one-onone meetings with potential partners and supporters; and, assesses unique
local opportunities for college student engagement and retention. A summary memo of the visit is provided, including actionable recommendations for moving forward in launching a local initiative.
Cost: $25,000 plus travel expenses (inclusive of: pre-visit consultation; presentation and sample materials for local stakeholders; summary memo
with actionable recommendations for next steps.)
Consulting on Launching Campus-City Initiatives
Deborah Diamond, Campus Philly’s president provides ongoing consulting to cities as they launch their talent initiatives. This consulting can include, but is not limited to, help in constructing programs and student communications; assistance with building higher education and/or corporate partnerships; advising on staffing and organizational structure.
Cost: $250/hour, with travel and
transportation billed separately at cost
Campus Philly’s Internship in a Box (a guide for employers to create and manage internship programs); My City Summer (a guidebook for summer intern engagement in your city); CollegeFest (a guidebook for creating a welcome festival for college students); Benchmarking and impact research (research methodology for benchmarking and tracking college student retention.)
How can we help?
Contact Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
President, Campus Philly
About Campus Philly
In Philadelphia: Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. More than half of college students (54%) stay in Philadelphia after they graduate. College student retention fuels population and economic growth. Philadelphia has grown the number of college-educated 25-34 year olds by 115%, supporting an additional 35,600 jobs; generating $394 million in tax revenue; and fueling $6.4 billion in additional earnings.
Nationally: Campus Philly is the co-producer of Young Smart and Local, a national conference on talent attraction and retention for cities. The organization, led by Deborah Diamond, has had successful consulting engagements with the following cities: Greensboro, NC; Richmond, VA; Norfolk, VA; Cleveland, OH; Fargo, ND; Northwest Arkansas; Wichita, KS; Tulsa, OK.