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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 2:39pm

WHAT: Educators, guidance counselors and community influencers will gather to promote education as a path to prosperity and beyond during Community College of Philadelphia’s Lunch and Learn Professional Development Day. The one-day session enables area organizations to learn more about each other and introduces them to the latest offerings of the College including key emergency financial supports for students, a well-stocked food pantry, express enrollment events to put students on the fast-track to College; and free workshops to help parents and students  complete complex financial aid forms. In addition, brief presentations are scheduled on workforce development; Spring Garden Records, the College’s new record label; Career Connections and Recovery and Transformation academic certificates, which prepare students for entry-level jobs in the addiction field.

WHO: College admission specialists, leaders, and experts from across the college will make brief presentations.

WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Room C2-28 of the Center for Business and Industry, which is on the Northeast corner of Callowhill and 19 streets on Main Campus

WHY IT MATTERS: As Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation’s 10 largest cities, CCP has a vital role to play in the success of Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, the new citywide workforce strategy developed by the city and its partners. Diane Kae, manager, CCP Student Outreach and Recruitment, said, “The Lunch & Learn lets us learn more about what our educational and community partners care about and need from us, and gives us the opportunity to provide useful info that helps them to fulfill their mission.”


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I went to CCP for a while, then I stopped. I was laid off from my job last September. One of my goals was to just focus on school. So when I was laid off, I took the opportunity to come back. Because of CCP’s policies, a lot of my classes transferred and I was able to come back and only take about three to four classes. My plan after graduation is to begin at La Salle while working part time. My education is so important. I let my work get in the way previously; now I’m taking my education seriously!
I’m currently at Temple University studying Theater and Business Administration. In my high school, I was encouraged to think outside of the box and think about time management. My counselor from my high school recommended we go to CCP first because the College adds a lot of value and character for students. I ended up enrolling in CCP with a full ride!
I come from Puerto Rico, so the easiest way to transfer my credits and not have a big student loan was to come here to CCP. I was looking around at other colleges and CCP seemed like a really good fit for what I was looking for—and I heard good things. I’m glad I did.
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