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Independence Blue Cross recognized for its commitment to underserved Philadelphia youth

Greg Deavens at podium accepting Stand and Deliver Award

Greg Deavens accepts the Stand and Deliver Award for Independence Blue Cross (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Academies, Inc.)

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recently received the Philadelphia Academies Inc. (PAI)’s Stand and Deliver Award for its continued commitment to the education and development of Philadelphia’s underserved students.

Independence actively supports PAI’s mission to help Philadelphia public school students with career-focused programs that prepare young people for employment and post-secondary education. In addition to helping PAI create opportunities for young people from vulnerable and traditionally underserved communities, Independence also calls for eliminating racial and economic health disparities.

“Independence Blue Cross has one overarching goal: To make a difference in the health, well-being, and quality of life of our neighbors in every community we serve. We are honored to work with partners like the Philadelphia Academies who are part of the fabric of this community to make the decision to ‘Stand and Deliver,’” said Gregory E. Deavens, Independence Blue Cross president and CEO.

Deavens accepted the award during PAI’s annual gala.