Category Archives: Highlights

Career Day 2019

On March 8th, we held our annual Career Fair, with the help of a team from Leadership Philadelphia. It was extra special because it was the first big event in our new gym! Our guests included:

— IRS and Cheyney University

— Obara Real Estate

— Alpha Professional Services

— Comcast

— Philadelphia Inquirer

— Shriners Children’s Hospital

— Pepper Hamilton (law firm)

— American Airlines (pilot)

— WHYY

— Philadelphia Airport

— Philadelphia PD K9 Unit

— Penn Medical School (4th year student)

— Free Library of Philadelphia

— PGW

— Philadelphia Fire Department

— Independence Blue Cross

— Philadelphia City Planning Commission

— Emmanuel Kelly, architect

— PECO

— Phillip Adams, painter

— Cristo Rey School/Temple University student

— Dedicated Senior Medical Center

We’ve Made it to Our New Home!

CPS has finally arrived! After years of planning and a few weeks of hard work packing and moving, we opened the doors of our new campus at 3033 West Glenwood Avenue! In addition to the work done by our teachers to pack up their classrooms and then set them up again, we were helped by all our CPS staff, as well as dozens of volunteers, including support from long-time CPS supporters like Lombard International, Saxby’s Coffee and Smith Flooring, in addition to members of our Board of Trustees. Though this is only the beginning, we wanted to take the time out to thank everyone who has worked to make this possible every step of the way!

CPS Trustee Helps Bring Environmental Education to Our Neighborhood

An advocate for the CPS community and for the neighborhood we’ve called home since our beginning, CPS Trustee Tonetta Graham has been involved with another significant project to benefit the people of Strawberry Mansion. Through her work as President of the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation, in cooperation with Audubon of Pennsylvania and Outward Bound, she helped bring the Discovery Center to the area around the East Park Reservoir in Fairmount Park.

The article linked here discusses how the project came about and includes her perspective on how it benefits this community.

The gallery of photos, from the opening days, give a sense of what the Discovery Center looks like on the inside.

 

 

CPS in Our Community

This fall, CPS has continued our commitment to the C in our name. We continue to announce our presence in the neighborhoods and communities we call home.

On September 15th, we participated in the annual Strawberry Mansion Day. Thanks to the Strawberry Mansion NAC and CDC, along with Council President Darrell Clarke’s Office, for hosting this fantastic community celebration.

On October 13th, State Rep Donna Bullock and the Fairmount CDC hosted Girard Avenue Community Day. We are proud of our community-minded friends and advocates for hosting a festive and successful event!