PCR Crew
Philadelphia City Rowing empowers youth through the sport of rowing.

We provide academic services, nutrition education, and supportive mentoring within a highly structured athletic program, with the goal of helping young people reach their full potential, leading full, healthy lives.

Middle School Program

Middle School Program Spring 2018
Middle School Program

Philadelphia City Rowing teaches Philadelphia public and charter middle school students, who historically have not had access, the sport of rowing and the watershed areas.  We seek to empower these young people through the discipline, perseverance and teamwork that rowing instills.  

About PCR

Founded in 2010, Philadelphia City Rowing ("PCR") is a privately funded non-profit organization that empowers urban youth through the sport of rowing. PCR’s programs are offered free of charge to public school students in grades 7-12. We believe that by providing nutrition education, mentoring, enrichment opportunities, environmental education, and academic support in conjunction with a highly structured athletic program we can improve the academic achievement, health outcomes, and personal development of our participants.

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PCR recognized for Community Impact on positive youth development

On June 22, Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) received the 2016 Robert P Levy Community Service Award at the John Wanamaker Athletic Awards during a ceremony and luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. This Award is presented to an individual or organization that has done the most to “improve the quality of life in Philadelphia through sports.

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