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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:40pm

Philadelphia’s leaders, influencers and advocates in college access will be honored at “A Night at the Roundtable” April 11 the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable’s signature event.

2019 Awardees include:

Honorable Joseph Torsella, Treasurer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gregory Anderson, Dean, College of Education, Temple University

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

Dr. David E. Thomas, Dean, Access & Community Engagement, Community College of Philadelphia

“A Night at the Roundtable” is April 11, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Comcast Technology Center (1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)

“A Night at the Roundtable” is Co-Chaired by Donna Frisby-Greenwood, President-CEO, The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, and Bret Perkins, Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal.

“Each of these awardees are leaders, influencers and advocates in college access and success,” said PCPR director Thomas Butler. “They are being awarded for their service, impact, civic and community engagement.”

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) seeks to strengthen a community of college access and success practitioners who believe in the potential of all individuals and help students navigate the path to and through higher education. PCPR provides tools, resources and opportunities for discourse; support leadership development in the field; and seek to bridge the gap between policy, research and practice in the area of college access and completion.

PCPR is a New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator program of Resources for Human Development (RHD). RHD’s New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator operates as a support system for several startup nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region, aiding the growth and development of community-based programs that stimulate creativity and maximize positive impact in our community. New Beginnings provides organizations with the resources they need to develop skills and build their capacity and effectiveness.

Register for this event at: Press and media representatives must contact event coordinators to request special security clearance to the Comcast Technology Center to attend the reception.


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