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The African American Children’s Book Fair is gearing up for its 24th year. The event will feature a wide selection of books featuring people of color.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African-American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African-American culture and universal human values.

To jump start Black History Month, the African American Children’s Book Project will host its annual African-American Children’s Book Fair this Saturday, Feb. 6. The event, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community College of Philadelphia, is free and open to the public.

Scott Noel is an art school painter. That is to say, he paints life at art school. His scenes are set at the institutions for whom he’s taught: University of the Arts, Arcadia University, Community College of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he has been on the faculty since 1996.

Biomedical Equipment Technology Spring 2016 Information Sessions

To learn about exciting career opportunities in Biomedical Equipment Technology, choose between two upcoming information sessions. We will only be able to accommodate 24 students at each information session, so don’t delay and RSVP today.

Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021, anhall@ccp.edu

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez Will Share Success Strategies

WHAT: When it comes to telling the tale of the city, the big story focuses on the demographic shift in Philadelphia’s population over the last decade. According to the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth report, the city’s population in 2013 was 44 percent African American; 13 percent Hispanic or Latino; 6 percent Asian and 37 percent Non-Hispanic White. Combine these shifts with research from the Pew Research Center, which found that Latinos currently constitute the largest minority group enrolled on U. S. college campuses, and the importance of this demographic emerges. Community College of Philadelphia is preparing the workforce of tomorrow by hosting Latino College Day, a new, one-stop resource fair designed to help young Philadelphians take their places as students, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Additionally, other Latino community organizations will provide information at the event’s resource fair. Students from the College will share their experiences and offer tips on transitioning and thriving in the collegiate environment. Refreshments will be provided by Sabor Dominicana. Door prizes will be awarded and staff and faculty will answer questions.

WHO: Representatives from Aspira, Congreso, LNES-LULAC and more, along with the College’s Latin American Student Organization and the School District of Philadelphia’s Multilingual Family Support Office will be on hand to speak with reporters. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez will provide welcome remarks and share her educational journey to career success.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m. Registration begins at noon; Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez will officially open the program at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room C2-28, the Center for Business and Industry, located on the corner of 18th and Callowhill Streets on Community College of Philadelphia’s Main Campus. Free parking is available in the College’s main garage on 17th Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden streets.

NOTE: To save your space and be eligible for door prizes, go to www.ccp.edu/getting-started/admission-events or call the Admission Information Center at 215-751-8010.

 

 

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Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021, anhall@ccp.edu

WHAT: Community College of Philadelphia’s dental hygiene students and members of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA) will provide free dental sealants to Philadelphia children. The program is part of PDHA’s “Sealant Saturday” statewide outreach program designed to provide dental services to underserved children throughout Pennsylvania

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 am-2 pm, Community College of Philadelphia’s Dental Clinic, 18th and Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130.

WHY: Dental sealants are thin, tooth colored coverings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth of children ages 6-16 to help prevent cavities. The average price of a dental sealant ranges between $40-$60 per tooth, but children will get them free of charge February 6.

BACKGROUND: The College's Dental Hygiene Clinic has provided examinations, cleanings and x-rays free of charge for more than 30 years. What started as a free dental hygiene and educational service for community members needing dental health care has become an essential part of the city’s health care infrastructure. The 16-chair clinic also serves as a teaching and training facility for students, who can earn up to $70,000 in their first year as dental hygienists. Students serve approximately 1,000 patients each year, many referred by the City of Philadelphia’s District Health Centers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Advance registration is required because space is limited. Call 215-751-8625 during regular business hours to make an appointment.

 

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Community College of Philadelphia has served more than 685,000 students. It currently enrolls more than 34,000 credit and non-credit students. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Quaker City Alumnae presents a scholarship workshop on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business Industry, 1751 Callowhill St. The workshop, being held in room C2-16, will include a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency representative and a session on enrollment and scholarship website search. For more information: Gilda Abney, scholarship committee co-chair @484-557-4985 or JoAnne Ragland, scholarship committee co-chair @ 215-605-9289.

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