About Us

Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support. This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.

About Us

Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support. This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.

Our Mission

Beat the Streets Philadelphia (BTSP) is a sports-based youth development nonprofit that is committed to fostering the holistic growth of student-athletes living in at-risk under-served communities. BTSP implements mentoring, academic support, and wrestling programs throughout the greater Philadelphia region as vehicles to ‘Positively Alter Life’s Trajectory.’

Core Values

Grit

The ability to persevere with passion in the face of adversity

Compassion

To understand & empathize with the struggle of others

Service

The belief that everyone has the power & responsibility to create change

Team

A diverse group of individuals working toward a common goal

Awards and Recognition

Guide star seal of transparency john wanamaker athletic award WAWA hero award

Our Staff

James Mangan

Executive Director

[email protected]

Ben Reiter

Mentoring Director

[email protected]

Dan Altomare

Wrestling Director

[email protected]

Anita Foley

Bookkeeper

[email protected]

May Bethea

Program Development Associate

[email protected]

Brandon Slay

Coach Development Associate

Our Board of Directors

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1992-1997)

Employment

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Pennsylvania Grapplers Club Board Member)

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

US Air Force Academy, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-1997), Northwestern University, MBA

Employment

Head Trader, Brahman Capital

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-2000)

Employment

Securities Trader, Susquehanna International Group

Education

Drexel University (Member of Wrestling Team 1997-2000)

Employment

Co-founder Secretary Press and New Draft Collective, Faculty Bard College

Education

Lehigh University, BA Fine Arts and Marketing & Bard College MFA Advanced Photographic and Video Studies

Employment

President, Lockton Philadelphia

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, BS Computer Science and Information Systems

Employment

President, Post Brothers

Education

Drexel University, BS

Employment

Private Wealth Relationship Manager, The Rohr Group, Merrill Lynch B of A

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1991-1995)

Employment

Fordam Prepatatory School, Mathematics Teacher

Education

Fairleigh Dickenson, MAT, BS

Employment

Credit Analyst, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 2010-2015)

Clinton Matter

Board Chairman

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1992-1997)

Edward McBride

Board Vice-Chairman

Employment

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Pennsylvania Grapplers Club Board Member)

Brian Hamlet

Board Treasurer

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

US Air Force Academy, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-1997), Northwestern University, MBA

Brett Matter

Board Secretary

Employment

Head Trader, Brahman Capital

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-2000)

Kirk Fullerton

Governance & Nominating Committee

Employment

Securities Trader, Susquehanna International Group

Education

Drexel University (Member of Wrestling Team 1997-2000)

Michi Matter Jigarjian

Governance & Nominating Committee

Employment

Co-founder Secretary Press and New Draft Collective, Faculty Bard College

Education

Lehigh University, BA Fine Arts and Marketing & Bard College MFA Advanced Photographic and Video Studies

Chris Keith

Fund Development Committee

Employment

President, Lockton Philadelphia

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, BS Computer Science and Information Systems

Matt Pestronk

Fund Development Committee

Employment

President, Post Brothers

Education

Drexel University, BS

Gary Baker

Fund Development Committee

Employment

Private Wealth Relationship Manager, The Rohr Group, Merrill Lynch B of A

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1991-1995)

Steven Traendly

Finance & Audit Committee

Employment

Fordam Prepatatory School, Mathematics Teacher

Education

Fairleigh Dickenson, MAT, BS

Andrew Lenzi

Finance & Audit Committee

Employment

Credit Analyst, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 2010-2015)

Advisory Board

Employment

CEO, Delaware Valley Floral Group

Education

Penn State University, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1976-1980)

Employment

Program Supervisor, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Education

BA Temple University, MS Saint Joseph's University, JD Beasley School of Law

Employment

Head Wrestling Coach, University of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania, BA

Employment

Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Education

BS State University Of New York, Stony Brook Ph.D. University Of Pennsylvania M.D. Columbia University

Employment

Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Doylestown Health

Education

MD, FACC, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Employment

Council Rock South, History Teacher Captain of the Wildwood Beach Patrol

Education

MS, Temple University

Jack Chidester

Employment

CEO, Delaware Valley Floral Group

Education

Penn State University, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1976-1980)

Dionna Davis

Employment

Program Supervisor, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Education

BA Temple University, MS Saint Joseph's University, JD Beasley School of Law

Roger Reina

Employment

Head Wrestling Coach, University of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania, BA

Harvey Rubin

Employment

Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Education

BS State University Of New York, Stony Brook Ph.D. University Of Pennsylvania M.D. Columbia University

Stephen Sloan

Employment

Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Doylestown Health

Education

MD, FACC, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Edward Schneider

Employment

Council Rock South, History Teacher Captain of the Wildwood Beach Patrol

Education

MS, Temple University

Our Supporters

None of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors. Understanding that resources are finite, BTSP strives to use those resources as efficiently, responsibly and intelligently as possible. Organizationally, we are humbled by the generosity of our supporters and recognize our fiduciary responsibility to produce results through our program’s efforts.

Read More