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What is National History Day?  It's much more than a competition!

National History Day is a highly regarded academic program with a track record for improving student and teacher achievement.  Each year, over 800,000 middle- and high-school students and tens of thousands of teachers in American schools throughout the world participate in this year-long educational program that culminates in a national contest every June.

Students who participate in NHD perform better on high-stakes tests, have honed writing skills, are more confident and capable researchers, and have a mature perspective on current events and civic engagement.  NHD students are more likely to be workplace-ready, thanks to their experience with critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication in competition.  Studies show 79% of NHD students could digest, analyze, and synthesize information, compared to 61% of their non-NHD peers; 85% of NHD students receive passing or exemplary marks in writing, compared to 62% of their non-NHD peers.

For more than a decade, National History Day Philadelphia (NHD Philly) has sponsored and managed both the Philadelphia district program of NHD and the regional competition.  NHD Philly students design projects related to a nationally-chosen theme - the 2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy

On March 13 and 14, over 600 students will participate in NHD Philly at the National Constitution Center, in conjunction with the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and WHYY.  Participating students share their original research projects - exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances - to compete for the chance to present their work at the statewide competition at National History Day in PA , at Carlisle High School in May.

Led by the National Archives at Philadelphia , the NHD Philly program is supported by more than 40 cultural institutions and partners .  However, NHD Philly still needs your help to fund the 2019 program and competition!

How can you help?
Help us reach our goal of $4,000!  These funds will enable NHD Philly to provide hundreds of students with the resources needed to participate in National History Day!  With your donation, we can help ensure that every student is able to fully participate in the program!  

With continued cutbacks with the School District of Philadelphia, many teachers struggle to equip their classrooms with even basic supplies.  Presentation boards, and other costs associated with NHD, are often considered an unaffordable luxury.  Without these necessary supplies, students are at a disadvantage.  However, with your help, NHD Philly can provide students with the supplies needed - and enable NHD Philly to cover the costs of competition!

What happens when I donate?
You will receive an e-mail from GoFundme confirming your donation.  The e-mail will list The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (ALF) as the recipient of your gift.  The ALF will not keep any funds raised through this campaign - 100% of your donation will go to NHD Philly.  The ALF is a fiscal ageny, and partner, for NHD Philly, and a 501(c)3 non-profit, which allows your gift to be tax-deductible.

What happens if we reach our goal?

Every dollar can help us reach our end-game goal to make NHD Philly more sustainable well into the future!

I'm not comfortable donating online.  Can I give another way?
Of course!  Click here for the form to donate offline.  For any questions, please contact Kira Foley-Tuzman, Director of Development and Administration for the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, by phone, 215-587-6455, or by e-mail,

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218, 437, 20, 27 - these numbers are exciting!
- 218 projects
- 437 students
- 20 schools
- 27 teachers

That's a look, by the numbers, into how exciting - and impactful - next week's regional competition will be on Wednesday and Thursday! Thank you for support NHD Philly!

Image: past Senior Day Group Performance winners from Central High School (Philadelphia)
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Raised by 30 people in 5 months
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