In The Media

CCP President awarded national honor for leadership in promoting student democratic engagement

11/30/2021 - 11:19am
Jensen Toussaint Dr. Donald Generals, President of the Community College of Philadelphia, was recently announced as a recipient of the 2021 Standout College President/Chancellor Award by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Community College of Philadelphia president Generals wins national award

11/18/2021 - 4:08pm
Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) President Donald Generals has been awarded the 2021 Standout College President/Chancellor Award by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national initiative that empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement.

Veterans Day Celebration Covered by WHYY

11/18/2021 - 4:06pm
The College hosted it annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor and pay tribute to U.S. military veterans across the nation and at the College. The event featured remarks from Dr. Generals, as well as alumni and staff.

WHYY Highlights Coffee Shop Run by Students, with a Mission to Change Lives

11/18/2021 - 4:02pm
At Stomping Grounds Social Justice Café, students, like the College’s Melanie Osborn, work and run the café while gaining tangible workforce development and customer service training skills.

Local Students, Delaware County Combine Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

11/18/2021 - 3:57pm
The College’s Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and its director, Jim McMillan, are included in a WHYY article about a new, interactive homicide database: Lee Smithey, a professor of peace and conflict studies and sociology at Swarthmore, teaches a course called “Gun Violence Prevention.” Since 2013, students in his class have worked with activists and local groups — among them, Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, now a chapter of CeaseFire PA — to research those deaths.

Unblocking the paths to Black prosperity 

11/18/2021 - 3:17pm
Jeff Hornstein, Ph.D., The Philadelphia Tribune The Octavius Catto and 50th Anniversary PROMISE scholarship programs at the Community College of Philadelphia have virtually eliminated tuition barriers to post-secondary education for most Philadelphians.

Honoring Campuses Amidst Record College Student Voter Turnout 

11/18/2021 - 3:13pm
Jennifer M. Domagal-Goldman Also honored at the ceremony were two college presidents: Donald Guy Generals of the Community College of Philadelphia (PA) and Fayneese Miller of Hamline University (MN) for their leadership in cultivating democracy and voter participation on their campuses and beyond.

CCP in the News – 6ABC Action News 

11/18/2021 - 3:03pm
6ABC Action News Students at the Community College of Philadelphia have yet another path to earning a bachelor’s degree. The school announced a dual admissions transfer agreement with Wilmington University.

CCP in the News – CBS3 Philadelphia 

11/18/2021 - 2:57pm
CBS Philadelphia Wilmington is the 20th four-year university to establish such a partnership with CCP.

The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia: DONALD “GUY” GENERALS  Philadelphia Magazine 

11/18/2021 - 2:26pm
STOCK: Rising. The Community College of Philadelphia president has raised the profile of the campus with smart and savvy moves, such as making CCP the first public college in the region to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for faculty, staff and students.

CCP's hosts minority men in medicine event for students 

11/18/2021 - 2:21pm
Chanel Hill Once First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School eighth-grader Jeremy Gonzales found out that a group of researchers, doctors and physicians would be talking to students about their journey into the medical profession, he knew immediately he wanted to participate.

Community College Of Philadelphia Hosts Event Encouraging Black, Latino Students To Pursue Medical Careers 

11/18/2021 - 2:11pm
CBS3 Philadelphia Philadelphia is inspiring the next generation of doctors. The Community College of Philadelphia hosted its Minority Men in Medicine event on Friday.

New leader at CCP Northeast 

11/18/2021 - 2:09pm
Megan Milligan The new permanent director of the Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Regional Center has spent her adult life helping to make graduation obtainable for students.

CCP in the News: National Voter Registration Day

11/18/2021 - 1:56pm
6ABC Action News 6ABC covered the College’s #CCPVotes kick-off event celebrating National Voter Registration Day and encouraging the College community to get involved in the November 2 General Election.

Community College Of Philadelphia Holds Event To Celebrate National Voter Registration Day  

11/18/2021 - 1:37pm
CBS3 Philly The Community College of Philadelphia held an event to recognize National Voter Registration Day. They celebrated with a virtual kickoff of its semester-long CCP Votes Campaign. The virtual event emphasized the importance of not sitting on the sidelines.

Resource Roundup: CCP opened apps for the 10,000 Small Businesses program

11/17/2021 - 6:17pm
Michael Buter Entrepreneurs interested in providing sustainable jobs in their communities are in luck. The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is now accepting applications for the local iteration of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Resource Roundup: CCP opened apps for the 10,000 Small Businesses program 

11/17/2021 - 5:19pm
Michael Buter Entrepreneurs interested in providing sustainable jobs in their communities are in luck. The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is now accepting applications for the local iteration of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Choosing Blackness

11/17/2021 - 5:13pm
Elizabeth Wellington “We are always defining our Blackness from a place of defense rather than a state of just being,” explained Debonair Oates-Primus, coordinator of the Black Studies Program at Community College of Philadelphia.

Automotive repair undergoes transition as cars get more complex and older mechanics retire 

11/17/2021 - 5:04pm
Jane M. Von Bergen Shannon Driscoll, 28, is the tomboy type, so it’s ironic that her job title is “cosmetic associate.” There’s no lipstick involved. She’s a “cosmetic associate,” as in making messed-up cars beautiful.

Biomedical equipment technician: The opportunity-filled medtech job you've never heard of

10/19/2021 - 11:17am
In 2015, Money Magazine defined “The 5 Best Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of,” described as high-paying, under-the-radar careers that are growing faster than the national average. The second job listed was medical equipment repairer, which is more readily referred to as biomedical equipment technician (BMET) within the industry of healthcare technology management.

Community College of Philadelphia announces new academic offerings for all 2021 semester

09/07/2021 - 1:33pm
Community College of Philadelphia announced a series of new academic offerings students can take advantage of for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. The first day of classes for the fall semester is Tuesday, September 7.

Community College of Philadelphia Hosts Pinning Ceremony for Nursing

08/31/2021 - 4:16pm
The Community College of Philadelphia announced it would pay off more than $2.7 million in outstanding account balances for approximately 3,500 students.

Scholarships for local CCP Students

08/31/2021 - 4:08pm
Hilco Redevelopment Partners has earmarked $250,000 in scholarship donations to local residents attending Community College of Philadelphia.

Community College of Philadelphia Requiring Staff, Students To be Vaccinated

08/31/2021 - 4:02pm
The Community College of Philadelphia has announced a vaccine requirement. Faculty and staff must be vaccinated by Oct. 1 to return to campus. If students aren’t vaccinated by that date, they’ll have to be tested regularly.

Community College of Philadelphia requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

08/31/2021 - 3:10pm
The Community College of Philadelphia is requiring students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective Oct. 1, students who are not vaccinated will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing. Those who test positive will not be allowed on campus.

Philly Community College Requiring Vaccines, Penn Requires Masks

08/31/2021 - 3:07pm
Community College of Philadelphia students, staff and faculty will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to campus, the school announced Friday.

Community College of Philadelphia to require vaccines, the first public college in the region to do so

08/31/2021 - 3:01pm
The Community College of Philadelphia became the first public college in the region Friday to say it will require students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to campus.

CCP STEM camps help middle school students learn about space

08/31/2021 - 2:46pm
When 11-year-old Kloe Webb joined a STEM summer camp at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), she only had a slight interest in science. After participating in the camp, she said she liked the subject more than she ever did before.

CCP president on why Black male students most affected by pandemic

08/31/2021 - 2:44pm
Black male students have seen their education suffer the most because of the pandemic, local educators said at an online forum this week. The inequities already existed and COVID-19 only made them worse, said Community College of Philadelphia president Guy Generals.

Education panel discusses effect of COVID-19 on Black male student engagement

08/31/2021 - 2:37pm
Educators from across the country came together Wednesday to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Black male student engagement at a panel discussion, hosted by the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges.

Community Colleges Begin Using Federal Coronavirus Funding to Erase Student Debt

08/31/2021 - 1:44pm
Community colleges across the country are leveraging federal coronavirus relief dollars to forgive student debt accrued during the pandemic, a move some administrators hope will stanch continuing enrollment declines at the two-year institutions.

CCP will pay off outstanding school bills for as many as 3,500 students using stimulus funds

07/28/2021 - 12:40pm
The Community College of Philadelphia will use $2.75 million in stimulus funds to pay off the outstanding school balances of as many as 3,500 of its students, a step that would allow them to continue their studies this fall. CCP’s move is part of a larger effort by colleges nationally to assist students whose education may have been disrupted or negatively affected by the pandemic. Community colleges, which often serve higher percentages of students from low-income families and students of color, have seen large numbers drop out.

CCP’s Career and Advanced Technology Center at 48th and Market halfway done, to open in 2022 

07/27/2021 - 5:16pm
The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) today celebrated the halfway point in construction for its highly anticipated state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility in West Philadelphia.

CATC in the News: CBS3 Philadelphia 

07/27/2021 - 5:00pm
Community College of Philadelphia continues to grow. A ceremony was held today to celebrate the new Career and Advanced Technology Center. The new center is on Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia. Mayor Kenney attended today's festivity as well.

CATC in the News: — NBC10 News at 5pm 

07/27/2021 - 4:27pm
The final beam has now been hoisted into place to top off the new Career and Advanced Technology Center in West Philadelphia. It's part of the Community College of Philadelphia.

CATC in the News: 6ABC Action News 

07/27/2021 - 3:45pm
Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials celebrated the halfway point of the expansion project at Community College of Philadelphia today. Crews were working on the new Career and Advanced Technology Center on 4700 block of Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia.

Putting folks on the right PATH

07/27/2021 - 11:39am
The governor and mayor were among those celebrating on Monday as People Acting To Help opened its new headquarters at Castor and Cottman avenues. The agency is billing itself as PATH@1919, as its new home is at 1919 Cottman Ave. Mayor Jim Kenney was on hand, while Gov. Tom Wolf delivered a videotaped greeting. PATH was founded in 1973 by parents hoping to aid their children with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Resource Roundup: A bootcamp scholarship, CCP small biz program and Philly Startup Sprint

07/26/2021 - 5:37pm
For some people, the summer can represent a time to relax or catch up on a favorite TV show. But for those seeking to upskill, enhance their resume or build a small business, it’s also a time to get ahead as professionals. Here are a few ways to help that latter group find results.

Building Knowledge, Breaking Barriers: CCP Students Connect

07/22/2021 - 11:06am
Students from the Community College of Philadelphia are connecting with history on a new level thanks to a collaboration with Presbyterian Historical Society’s 500-year-old archive.

What will be at CCP’s newest Career and Technology Center in West Philly?

07/21/2021 - 3:59pm
The new learning facility will benefit many students from all parts of the city, and provide an opportunity for them to learn more about software proficiency, environmental studies, and hands-on healthcare training. CATC will also act as a local hub for students with access to 3-D printing and other advanced tools. “The CATC will offer state-of-the-art features that will lead students to in-demand careers, provide technical resources and spaces for public use, and serve as an innovation hub for small businesses and entrepreneurs,” CCP President Dr. Donald Guy Generals told West Philly Local.

What's New at Community College of Philadelphia

07/21/2021 - 1:56pm
Community College of Philadelphia is excited to welcome students back to campus this fall. For the past few months, the college has been diligently working with Pennoni, an engineering consulting firm located in Philadelphia, to develop a comprehensive Fall 2021 Campus Safety Plan to ensure a safe return to campus. While in-person instruction will take place in staggered schedules, courses will be offered in four formats: synchronous and asynchronous online, hybrid and in-person. The College is committed to offering courses that best meet the needs and schedules of our students. The College will continue to follow all guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

CCP Foundation partners with Parx for Diversity and Inclusion

06/16/2021 - 7:24pm
The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation recently announced that it is to benefit from a grant of $144,000. The grant from Parx Casino will cover three years of the college’s diversity and inclusion program.

Parkway Center City Middle College seniors graduate with high school diplomas, associate’s degrees

06/16/2021 - 6:58pm
With the help from family, high school teachers and staff and university faculty, Seyani Davis graduated with a high school diploma and an associate degree from Parkway Center City Middle College and Community College of Philadelphia.

Raising the Roof for Student Housing

06/16/2021 - 4:54pm
Donald “Guy” Generals and his colleagues at the Community College of Philadelphia hear many stories about students struggling to pay for housing or living on the cusp of homelessness.

Hundreds are attending Community College of Philadelphia tuition-free thanks to the Octavius Catto Scholarship

06/16/2021 - 4:11pm
A little over a year ago, Mayor Jim Kenney announced his vision to make Community College of Philadelphia free for countless Philadelphians. This vision is now known as the Octavius Catto Scholarship – the result of a partnership between the College and the City of Philadelphia.

"City Wide” to Sad Disco: Sean Danger Smith talks compact songwriting, collaboration, and finding love at Ortlieb’s

06/15/2021 - 5:23pm
This February, from the depths of the pandemic, Philly singer-songwriter Sean Danger Smith released an earnest, anthemic song about falling in love in the simpler before times. “City Wide / We Met At Ortlieb’s” made its debut on the Philly Loves You holiday compilation, and its yearning, uplifting alt-roots tones channeled stars like Marcus Mumford and Nathaniel Rateliff as Smith described a fervent romance forged over Pabst and Beam, cocktail napkin sketches, and late nights.

For this Philly high school senior, graduating with two degrees will make all the difference

06/01/2021 - 11:43am
At first, Parkway Center City Middle College was just a name on a form to Laila Manigo, a Philadelphia high school on a list of many.

PHA to provide housing for Community College of Philadelphia students who housing insecure, involved in foster care system

06/01/2021 - 10:08am
Students at Community College of Philadelphia who do not have a stable place to live will soon be eligible for low-cost student housing provided by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA).

A Philly partnership focused on STEM students, workforce  

05/27/2021 - 9:18am
Though community colleges have increased their ability to prepare workers for STEM-related fields through various programs and partnerships, they are still underused and “unidentified” resources to strengthen the country’s STEM workforce, according to the president of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP)

CCP and PHA are going to offer housing for community college students without a secure place to live

05/20/2021 - 3:55pm
For the last two years, Philadelphia’s community college and housing authority have been exploring ways to help students who don’t have a stable place to live stay in school and earn a degree. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Housing Authority board will vote on a proposal to renovate two houses within walking distance of the college at Spring Garden and 17th Streets and offer housing there to up to 16 students who are low-income and meet the definition of housing insecure.