Category Archives: In The News

Board Member Haley Samsi in Leadership’s Keepers 2020

Haley Samsi, a vice president of operations at the coffee chain, Saxby’s, has been named to Leadership Philadelphia’s Keepers class of 2020. Leadership Philadelphia’s intention is to recognize accomplished young professionals in tech, economic development, social entrepreneurship  and local government and connect them with one another at team building events throughout the year. Haley, and others, will also be introduced to leaders in the Philadelphia community. Congratulations, Haley!

Community Partnership School honors Charisse Lillie at Leadership Luncheon

Anne Wilmerding, Justice, Charisse Lillie, Amber and Eric Jones

Charisse is a trailblazer for women in Philadelphia. After a distinguished legal career, she ultimately served as Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation. She has played an essential role as a supporter of philanthropy in Philadelphia and as a mentor to young professionals. 

In a packed room in our new building, attendees were treated to speeches by Head of School Eric Jones, alumni who are now seniors at Girard College and Springside Chestnut Hill, Board Member, Trina Gary, and our honoree, Charisse Lillie. 

If you are interested in learning more about CPS, please contact our Advancement Office. Thanks for your support!

Boyds and King Saladeen Partnership to Benefit CPS!

Missy Dietz, King Saladeen, Alex Gushner, Eric Jones, Kent Gushner


CPS was thrilled to attend the unveiling of a new billboard designed by the artist and West Philadelphia native King Saladeen for Boyd’s in downtown Philadelphia. We look forward to our partnership with Boyd’s and King Saladeen. We are so proud to have Saladeen as a role model for our students. Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate!

See the article in Billy Penn.


Board of Trustees Member in the News

CPS Board of Trustees member and tireless advocate for her community, Tonetta Graham, is in the news again. She participated in PlanPhilly and WHYY’s ongoing series presenting research and perspectives on gentrification and development in Philadelphia. We appreciate the contributions Tonetta makes to the neighborhood and the city, as well as those she makes to CPS!

 

‘We want to see growth’ too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood

 

Head of School attends Klingenstein Fellowship

Congratulations to CPS Head of School Eric Jones for being selected to the 27th class of the Klingenstein Center’s Heads of Schools Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

With 19 other Heads from around the US and across 5 continents, Eric explored educational philosophy, leadership for social justice, and the burgeoning field of micro-schools with some of Teachers College’s finest scholars, and traveled all over Manhattan Island visiting a variety of public and private K-12 schools.

“This was, by far, the most robust professional development experience of my career,” Eric recounted. “On top of that, I developed fast friendships with some of the most talented and engaging leaders the independent school community has to offer. What a privilege!”

Big News for CPS Trustee

CPS is proud to announce that Trustee Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. has been selected as the new Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn.

When making the announcement, Penn president Amy Gutman wrote, “John Jackson has the experience, vision, and collaborative spirit to help ensure Annenberg’s continued place among the world’s preeminent research and teaching programs in communication.  As a longtime Annenberg faculty member, we know that John will work very well indeed with the School’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni in the years ahead.  We look forward to working with him … to build on Annenberg’s incredible legacy and to chart its ambitious course for the future.”

To learn more about Dr. Jackson, his career and his new role, visit https://news.upenn.edu/news/john-jackson-named-dean-penns-annenberg-school-communication?utm_source=Primary&utm_campaign=13ce26910d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3777f2ca8f-13ce26910d-44008301