Category Archives: In The News

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

CPS Leaders named 2017 ADVIS Visionary Service Award Recipients

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.

To learn more about the award, please click here.

The Healthy Herald @ Community Partnership School #2

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.

Please click the link for the full article:

Community Partnership School Healthy Herald #2