- Jeremy Resnick believed in a school system that could motivate children from low-income areas
to succeed. Propel was started in 2003 with 180 children in a single school in Homestead, located
in a basement at the former Homestead Hospital.
- Within a year, the school's value was
evident as it grew in popularity, numbers, and higher test scores. Propel needed to expand, so
Bridgeway Capital helped finance new facilities.
- Today, Bridgeway Capital has continued to
support Propel as it has become the largest, fastest-expanding set of charter schools in
Pennsylvania. There are five locations with nearly 1,500 students, and another 1,500 on the
waiting list. Students have experienced a large gain on state test scores, including a higher
proficiency in math and reading, and in 2008/2009 Propel opened its first high school in