Officially established June 11, 2012, Friends of Mifflin (FOM) is a volunteer-led organization that is committed to the success of our neighborhood public school—Thomas Mifflin. FOM is a member organization of the East Falls Community Council.
Current 2019-2020 Executive Board*
President – Carla Lewandowski
Corresponding Secretary – Lauren King
Recording Secretary – Sarah Grogan
Fund Raising Chair – Polly Edelstein
Treasurer ('20-'21) – Sarah Grogan
School Representative – Michelle Shaw-Carpenter
Marketing Chair – Marjan Gartland
*20-21 elections were postponed
How to join us and get involved
We are continually looking for volunteers and hold FOM meetings every second Saturday of the month at 9:00am during the school year and host Considering Mifflin Information sessions throughout the year. Please email or go to our Facebook page for more details.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMifflin/
PSD website: https://mifflin.philasd.org/
Mission of FOM
Promote and celebrate the successes at Mifflin; establish a robust volunteer network to assist in student tutoring and administrative support; engage the School District of Philadelphia and other policy influencers to maintain support for public education in the Mifflin catchment area; provide resources for the school to improve educational opportunities for Mifflin’s students and neighborhood children; and foster an engaging, safe, and plentiful learning environment for Mifflin’s students.
Support Mifflin as an anchor for the diverse community of East Falls and a top choice for all families
Serve as a model of community-based support for neighborhood public education across Philadelphia.
Transparency and inclusion
Responsibility in the stewardship of funds
Responsive support to school leadership, staff, students, and home/school needs
Adaptability in our role as the needs of Mifflin change
Mutual engagement between the community and the school.