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!
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.
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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!
Some of our Fifth Graders have been participating in the My Daughter’s Kitchen Cooking class. This week, their last class was written about for philly.com. See the headline and a little sample here and click here to see the whole thing!
CPS Board of Trustees Member Otis Bullock took part in NBC 10’s Broke In Philly series. He spoke about his work with Diversified Community Services to combat Philadelphia’s serious issues with poverty. He also spoke about his own experiences growing up in the city.
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!
Kudos to CPS alum Milan Sullivan (2012), her classmates at Mastery Charter-Shoemaker here in Philly, and their peers across the country for their sophisticated and introspective analyses comparing mainstream society’s response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, FL and gun violence in their own communities!
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!”
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