Our Community of Volunteers

Carolyn Jacobs, long time CPS classroom volunteer and Board Member, with last year's PreK students.
Carolyn Jacobs, CPS classroom volunteer & Board Member, with PreK students.

Did you know that in an average year Community Partnership School enlists the help of over 66 volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of providing a top-notch education to students from under-resourced backgrounds in North Central Philadelphia?  Our community of volunteers include members of our Board of Trustees, classroom volunteers, unique event volunteers and Vetri lunch volunteers. Here is an overview of what our volunteers accomplish annually:

  • 27 members of our Board of Trustees meet throughout the year to make decisions on the governance and future growth of the school.
  • 20 unique event volunteers help with our annual fundraising events in the Fall and Spring as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Career Day and Field Day.
  • 15 classroom volunteers come into our classrooms on a weekly or biweekly basis to assist our teachers with curriculum and one-on-one tutoring.
  • And 4 Vetri volunteers come in to help us prepare and serve healthy, family-style meals to our students and faculty at the end of each week. (For a closer look at one of our dedicated Vetri volunteers, read this blog post: “Meet Steve, our dedicated Vetri Eatiquette Volunteer!

Margie Rooke, CPS classroom volunteer & Board Member, with 1st graders.

We are most grateful to these committed volunteers who give so freely of their time and talents to serve our students and staff. Reflecting upon the invaluable time these volunteers so willingly give to CPS, the following Harvey MacKay quote seems to sum it up best.

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” ― Harvey MacKay

Thank you for spending your priceless time at CPS. Without your help and endless dedication, all of our accomplishments would not be possible. We would not be Community Partnership School without such a supportive partnership and community of volunteers.