Jocelyn Hillman and Lynn Gadsden, founding members of the CPS Board of Trustees, receiving their awards
Vicky Yatzus, Head of School – The Independence School and current ADVIS Board Chair, Lynn Gadsden, CPS Board Chair Emeritus, Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, Eric Jones, Head of School – CPS
Congratulations to Lynn Gadsden, CPS Chair Emeritus, and Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, for being named the recipients of the 2017 Visionary Service Award from the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). This award recognizes their leadership as founding trustees of Community Partnership School, and their ongoing dedication to the mission, students, and families of CPS. The CPS family is incredibly proud of Jocelyn and Lynn, and we are grateful for their support and fearless leadership.
The award was presented at ADVIS’ Annual Trustee Conference, hosted by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on November 8, 2017.
At Community Partnership School, a core part of our identity is manifest in our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of School life. From the boardroom to the classroom, internally and externally, these principles inform all we do. We readily acknowledge the on-going impact of historical prejudice, discrimination and exclusion, both institutional and interpersonal, on our students and families, faculty and Board. This realization informs our central reason for being, as defined by our mission, which is to provide access to educational opportunity to low-income children.
In appropriating practices informed by diversity, equity and inclusion school-wide, we are conscious of the ways various social identifiers, including age, education attainment, ethnicity, gender, nationality, physical and learning differences, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, inform our community’s reality and contribute to each community member’s full identity. We seek to actively nurture and sustain an environment where the full personhood of each member of our community is valued, inevitable disagreements across lines of difference are acknowledged, and initiatives that promote cultural literacy and understanding are cultivated community-wide.
Therefore, we commit to the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Inclusion which can be found on the NAIS website.
Thank you for helping to make Celebrate CPS 2017 a success! The Community Partnership School family was proud to honor Carolyn Korman Jacobs this year, and host nearly 400 friends of the school. We would like to say thank you to each and every person who helped make this year’s celebration special. Take a peek at the look book from Celebrate CPS 2017 to relive the excitement and energy of the night.
Be on the lookout for the save the date for Celebrate CPS 2018!
In partnership with the Healthy News Works organization, third-grade students will periodically publish a “Healthy Newsletter,” that will focus on the topic of health in our school, life, and community. For the second newsletter, students conducted interviews with CPS faculty. The second article is about, “Learning to rebound from a setback.” This project was made possible through the assistance of former Philadelphia Inquirer Journalist, Ms. Marian Ulhman.
Community Partnership School is currently involved in a new and exciting project, this year. In partnership with the Healthy News Works organization, third-grade students will periodically publish a “Healthy Newsletter,” that will focus on the topic of health in our school, life, and community. For the first newsletter, students conducted interviews with CPS faculty. The inaugural article is about the benefit of perspiration. This project was made possible through the assistance of former Philadelphia Inquirer Journalist, Ms. Marian Ulhman.