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Power Up Your Business at Main Campus
Center for Business and Industry | 1751 Callowhill Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130
Workshops Begin in February

Power Up Your Business at the Northwest Regional Center
1300 West Godfrey Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19141
Workshops Begin in January

Power Up Your Business at the West Regional Center
4725 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19139
Workshops Begin in May 2017

Power Up Your Business at the Northeast Regional Center
12901 Townsend Road | Philadelphia, PA 19154
Workshops Begin in August 2017

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Northwest Regional Center

1300 West Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Feb. 22; March 1, 15, 22 and 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and May 3

Main Campus

Center for Business and Industry
1751 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
May 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; and July 12, 19 and 26

West Philadelphia

4725 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Aug. 23 and 30; Sept. 6, 13 and 27; Oct. 11, 18 and 25; and Nov. 1

Northeast Regional Center

12901 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
2017: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 | 2018: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and Feb. 7

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William A. Baas, vice president of Talent, Comcast Northeast Region, and a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, spoke of members of the military who make the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans Day at Community College of Philadelphia was a time to remember heroes, a number of whom are sitting in the classrooms, and juggling kids and books.

About 75 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Allen T. Bonnell Building lobby for a solemn ceremony on Veterans Day that recalled fallen comrades and sacred duty. College President Donald Guy Generals praised all servicemen and women as protectors of freedom.

 “What is your definition of a veteran?”  William A. Baas, vice president of Talent, Comcast Northeast Region and currently a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. “Mine is simple. A veteran is that man or woman who raises his or her hand, swears an oath to the Constitution of the United States, and writes a blank check to the United States government for an untold amount, up to and including his or her life. Some cash it in and they get away pretty easily. For others, the amount they have paid is incalculable.”

Baas was joined during the ceremony by Angel Arocho, senior director of operations compliance at Comcast and a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who shared his personal journey of educational achievement; and Frederick Soejanto, a 2012 graduate of the College who serves as a medical logistics officer and, and who was recently promoted to Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Stephen Bachovin, coordinator of Veterans /Military Programming at the Veterans Resource Center, served as emcee.

During the ceremony, the College unveiled a new scholarship for veterans established by Drizin-Weiss Post 215 Jewish War Veterans. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student veteran this spring.

After the ceremony, guests feasted on cake and then some of the veterans attended a post-ceremony lunch and a Comcast jobs fair on campus. Servicemen and women often have a hard time finding a job once they come out of the military. Approximately one out of every two post 9/11 veterans will face a period of unemployment while transitioning into the workforce.

So the Veterans Resource Center and workforce development staff teamed up with Comcast Corp. on a jobs fair designed to create an employment path.

The fair concluded a day full of Veterans Day events.

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See all the Red Sand in Sidewalk Cracks Around the Nation? It's Coming to Philly. Find out What it Means


“Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time, and the United States will continue to lead it — in partnership with you.” – President Barack Obama

Over recent years, human trafficking has emerged as the cruelest form of exploitation and oppression among the poor and powerless. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 14,500-17,500 individuals are trafficked into the United States every year. Last year in Philadelphia, a federal jury convicted two Ukrainian brothers for luring scores of their countrymen into Port Richmond and using them as work slaves. And just last month, 15 sex traffickers and their associates were arrested in Philadelphia as part of a nationwide takedown. The city-wide operation shined a light into the darkest corners of society that prey on the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in our communities.

Community College of Philadelphia is committed to raising awareness about human trafficking in all forms. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the College’s Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society will co-sponsor a Human Trafficking Red Sand Event, a part of a Red Sand Project installation, created by New York-based artist Molly Gochman. Red Sand Project is a global activist art piece created to illuminate the travesty of modern-day slavery. Red Sand Project Manager Lizzie Horne also based in New York, will join the event as a key speaker.

Beginning at 10:45 a.m., faculty, students, and staff from the College, along with a coalition of community partners, including the Red Sand Project, The Salvation Army, the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition, the Nationalities Service Center, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority, will assemble at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets. At 11 a.m., participants will pour red sand in the cracks of the sidewalk as they walk from Spring Garden Street to City Hall. The sand will serve as a stark reminder that Philadelphians cannot merely pass by or walk over those who are being exploited. The walkers will carry signs in support of human trafficking awareness and prevention.

The event will culminate with a noon press conference on the northeast apron of City Hall, where Ellyn Jo Waller, First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Philadelphia First Judicial District Judge Lori Dumas Community College of Philadelphia President Donald Guy Generals; Director of Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society, Kathleen Smith will speak about the importance of exposing and fighting back against human trafficking, which ranks second only to drug dealing as the largest criminal industry in the world. Several city council members are also expected to attend including Councilman Curtis Jones of the Fouth District, and Councilwoman Cherelle Parker of the Ninth District.

In addition to the walk, the conference will include a day filled with events and discussions around the global issue of human trafficking.

Beginning at 1 p.m. the College will host the 1st annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Conference on Human Trafficking, with panel discussions and a screening exploring the various aspects of trafficking. Panels include: "Voices of Human Trafficking" from 2:40 to 4:10 p.m., featuring an officer from the Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victims Unit; a Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition advocacy panel from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., moderated by Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and co-sponsored by the church's "She's My Sister" ministry. "Very Young Girls," a documentary on Human Trafficking, will be screened from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Claudia Curry, director of the College's Women's Outreach and Advocacy Center.

“We hope to make this an annual event,” said Kathleen M. Smith, director of Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society. “Human trafficking affects so many, yet most of us think of it as rare and somehow far away from us and our communities. In offering a day focused on the many facets of human trafficking, we hope to give voice to the voiceless of the many who have been trafficked and bring their faces into focus.”

 

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


Quit Smoking, if Only for the Day


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Nov. 7, 2016 – By quitting—even for one day—smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Community College of Philadelphia, which will go smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2017, is setting the stage by hosting the Great American Smokeout from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Bonnell Building lobby, located on 17th Street, between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.

A turkey mascot will be on hand for photos with students and faculty, and information and cessation materials will be available to those who are thinking about kicking the habit – even if just for the day. The American Heart Association and Philadelphia Department of Health are partnering on the event, as they have been working closely with the College as it prepares its Main Campus and three regional centers to go smoke-free.

Dr. Kristy Shuda McGuire, an associate professor of Biology, has been a leader of the smoke-free movement since its beginning six years ago. As a pregnant faculty member, she said she constantly had to put up with second-hand smoke as she walked into her building. She and others began to push for tighter restrictions for health and career reasons.

More and more hospitals and medical businesses in many states are adopting strict policies against smoking as a way to increase worker productivity, reduce health care costs and encourage healthier living. Some organizations go as far prohibiting smokers from applying for jobs. As colleges prepare and educate students for the local workforce, the issue resonates with faculty and staff.

“The College needs to be preparing its Nursing and Allied Health students for employment at area hospitals that no longer hire smokers, including Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania,” McGuire said. “That’s one reason why we felt it was really important to implement this policy.”

The College’s students had an important role to play in gathering information for the implementation of the policy. A survey conducted in 2015 by students in Associate Professor Rick Frei’s Descriptive Research Methods in Psychology class examined student attitudes about smoking behavior, reasons for smoking, and attempts to quit. The survey found that students who smoke tend to have lower grade point averages and suffer from stress and depression. Smoking is also an expensive habit. Additionally, surveyed students reported that they spent as much as $24 a week for tobacco products.

With more than 28,000 students, Community College of Philadelphia will become the largest student population to go smoke-free in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania, with 24,876 students, went smoke-free last September. Currently, approximately 1,500 higher education institutions in the United States have gone smoke- or tobacco-free, including 330 community colleges.

The American Heart Association and Philadelphia Department of Health will provide awareness activities for the Great American Smokeout, including carbon monoxide testing, and a “tar jar,” that graphically demonstrating the amount of tar in tobacco smoke. The College will also sponsor a Quest to be Smoke Free scavenger hunt, awarding a $25 gift card to the first 15 students who finish. Students will also pledge to take a 30-day, smoke-free challenge.

 

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Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and 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.


Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic Open House Events Form

Join us on January 12 or January 18, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. for an open house to see how we can help prepare you for an entry-level career in the natural gas industry.

Open House Location
Center for Business and Industry
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Learn more about our Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic training.

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